Harvest Spring 2022

What’s next for Minsters and Convocations

Now in its third year, The Minster Project, originally proposed by Bishop Bascom at the 160th Diocesan Convention in October 2019, is up for a check-in. After the 162nd Diocesan Convention in October 2021, the Council of Trustees empowered a working group to lead some intentional listening to minster team participants and members of parish leadership.

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Thresholds in Leadership will support clergy members in first two years of ministry

When I said “yes” to Bishop Cathleen to return to the diocese of Kansas, it was because the position she wanted me to embody was in part to support clergy. It is fixed in the title, Canon for Spiritual Life and Clergy Care. As she proposed the position I thought, “Wow, what a gift for the clergy to have someone extra on staff to cheer, support, encourage, listen, and care for them.” 

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ELCA clergy join with diocesan clergy for Chrism Mass

People from around the diocese gathered on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, for the first in-person Chrism Mass at Grace Cathedral since April 16, 2019. The service has historically also included an opportunity for clergy to renew their ordination vows and Episcopalians welcomed their clergy siblings from the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Noticing Christ in the world and in our lives

On Easter Day, we rejoice with the disciples as they learn of Jesus’ resurrection. We marvel at what God has done in transforming despair into joy. After Easter Day, we journey with Christ and his disciples in those last few weeks before his ascension. Jesus takes advantage of these final weeks with his followers before he assumes the throne prepared by his Father.

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