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Recent News and Announcements

Route 66 Festival: Please note that some of the roads surrounding Christ Church will be closed this weekend due to the Route 66 festival. For a map of the closures please click here.

Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT): We will soon be inviting members of Christ Church to fill out the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT). This survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete and will help guide the Search Committee in the selection of a permanent Rector for Christ Church. The CAT survey will go live on August 28 and we will have a link to share with you. The CAT can be completed from your smartphone, tablet, or home computer.

Search Committee: The Vestry will soon begin the process of selecting the Search Committee. Members of the Search Committee will consist of diverse, active parishioners who are open-minded, data-driven, and free of personal bias and agenda. The search for a new Rector will be an involved process, and members who are interested should be prepared to put in the effort to meet and discuss with one another frequently. If you are interested in serving on the Search Committee, please contact the church office at 866-5133 or email

Bible and Brew: Bible and Brew: This Sunday we will continue our reading and discussion of “We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation” by Brian McLaren. The chapter for discussion today is chapter 48.

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will meet at Scrambler's (1131 E Republic Rd) on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 a.m. All men of the parish are invited to join us for breakfast and fellowship.

Men’s Fellowship Night: All men of the parish are invited to join us on August 19 at Tie & Timber Beer Co. (1451 E. Cherry St.) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of food, drinks, and fellowship. For more info, please contact the church office at 417-866-5133 or email

Allin’s Farewell Event: On Sunday, August 28, please join us in the parish hall after the 10 a.m. service for a farewell brunch for Dr. Allin Sorenson. Dr. Sorenson has served as the Music Director for Christ Church for over 15 years, and August 28 will be his last day with us. If you would like to attend please RSVP by calling the church office at 417-866-5133 or email so we may plan for food and seating accordingly.

Men’s Fellowship Night: All men of the parish are invited to join us on August 19 at Tie & Timber Beer Co. (1451 E. Cherry St.) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of food, drinks, and fellowship. For more info, please contact the church office at 417-866-5133 or email

The Support Group for Dementia Caregivers will meet Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. For more information please contact Dr. Eloise Thomas at 343-9884 or email

Youth Group Laser Tag: Our Youth Group Laser Tag event has been moved to Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All youth are invited to join us at Christ Church for an epic game of laser tag! We’ll have all the gear; all we need from you is to show up, enjoy some food, and take out the bad guys.

Cider Days/Youth and Choir Fundraisers: Cider Days will be held on Walnut Street on September 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are needing volunteers to assist the Youth Group with our annual parking lot fundraiser and the St. Cecilia Choir with their yard sale. All donations from both fundraisers support the Youth Group and St. Cecilia Choir. Any help would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Kenny Kabak at

Queen City Chorale Event at CEC: The Queen City Chorale invites you to join them at Christ Church on September 18 for a musical performance. The performance will begin at 4 p.m. in the parish hall. The Queen City Chorale is an ensemble of singers dedicated to innovation and artistic excellence in choral music and is led by Kenny Kabak. The program will be entitled "When We Love" and will feature music that speaks to the three levels of love as defined biblically: ErosPhilos, and Agape. There will be a light reception afterward.

Safe to Sleep: Current needs for Safe to Sleep include disinfecting spray, gallon zip lock bags, travel size deodorant and tissues, nail clippers, regular size tissue boxes, rain ponchos, and always volunteers, small rolling suitcases, and backpacks. If you would like further information or are interested in learning more about volunteering, please contact Jane Mellers at You can follow Safe to Sleep on Facebook.

Rare Breed Donations: For Rare Breed donations, please bring your items to Christ Church directly to drop them off in the kitchen. Rare Breed has some openings available for donations of entrees, snack items, fruits, and beverages for 2022. If you would like to sign up to bring these items please visit


Links To Episcopal Resources To Aid With Worship

Bible Gateway: A useful site to quickly search the bible in multiple translations. We commonly use the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

The Lectionary Page: This website allows you to view the Episcopal Liturgical Calendar, and has links to lessons for Sundays and Holy Days.

The Book of Common Prayer Online: This resource allows you to view the Book of Common Prayer online in its entirety.


Links to Episcopal Education

The Episcopal Church: The official page for the Episcopal Church. A great resource to learn about the church as a whole.

Education For Ministry: A four-year distance learning certificate program through Sewanee: The University of the South.

Forward Movement: This site offers books and other media for Christian education.


Links To Information About The Diocese of West Missouri

The Diocese of West Missouri: The official homepage of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Map of Episcopal Churches: A map showing the locations of churches within the Diocese of West Missouri.

eSpirit: The electronic newsletter of The Diocese of West Missouri; it provides a short and easy to read digest of up-to-the-minute news, events, and general information. It is emailed twice monthly.

Spirit: Another newsletter of The Diocese of West Missouri; it features longer articles which explore and reflect on the interests of Episcopalians in West Missouri. It includes more detailed reporting on news and events and is emailed quarterly.