Harvest Winter 2022

Diocesan Convention Recap

LAY DELEGATES, and clergy leaders from across the diocese gathered on October 23 for the 162nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Convening under the theme of “…if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation…” (2 Corinthians 5:17), the meeting, which saw about half of its body join by Zoom, conducted the

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New clergy ordained this year

Five deacons were ordained in June by Bishop Cathleen Bascom. Though marked by the ongoing pandemic, their first six months of ministry have been fruitful. Each of our four convocations has benefited from the ministry of the newly ordained, and the deacons are well-supported by their mentors, colleagues, and parishes. On June 19, 2021, the

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St. James, Wichita turns 100

St. James celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, November 14, 2022, with the Bishop’s visit and a champagne reception. Rev. Dawn crafted a Centennial Prayer which was printed on bookmarks for dispersal. An oil painting of the Te Deum window was commissioned, then prints and note cards of the painting were made available for purchase. Anne Clark created a “coffee table” type book to memorialize the 100 years of St. James, recognizing the history, building, priests, and many traditions.

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The UN Climate Summit and Living the 23rd Psalm

Episcopalians in Kansas hold various opinions about climate change and its causes. But changes in our natural environment are something we can all recognize. In Kansas, we have seen vacillating conditions of flood and drought, reservoirs filling with silt or algae blooms, aquifer levels diminishing, and duck hunters noticing a decrease in migrations to Kansas.

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Bethany Gardens poised to grow thanks to generosity of donors

Proposed meditation garden at Bethany Place

At the Gardens of Bethany, many grains of wheat have fallen into the earth, thanks to the generosity of our donors. We are so grateful to all who have contributed and with great excitement, we now turn our attention to the next phase of making this vision a reality. We will hire a Garden and Sustainability Coordinator and interns who will care for them, and teach members of the diocese and our neighbors.

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