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Keep up-to-date with news from Christ Episcopal Church, the Diocese of West Missouri, and the larger church in the nation and the world.  Here you will find newsletters, sermons, and other resources to stay current with the church.



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Recent News and Announcements

Annual Report Submissions: We will soon begin work on the Christ Church Annual Report. If you have an active ministry, please email your report for the 2022 year by no later than January 15. The Annual Report for 2021 can be found here. For questions or more information, please contact the church office at 866-5133.

Second Sunday Brunch: On Sunday, January 8, we invite everyone to join us after the 10 a.m. service for Second Sunday Brunch. We will serve a variety of brunch food and drinks. If you plan to attend, please RSVP at so we may plan accordingly for food and drinks.

January-February Clarion: The combined January and February edition of The Clarion will be mailed on January 9, 2023.

Vinton: The next Vinton program will be held on January 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. We will have wine and a catered dinner for a $10 entry at the door. Our presenter will be Franz Ginsberg. Franz will give a presentation on cybersecurity and will answer your tech questions. All adults are invited to attend. RSVPs are a must, and you may sign up here. For more info or if you would like a ride please contact the church office at 866-5133.

Grief Support: The Christ Church Grief Support ministry will soon return. The first Grief Support meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18, beginning at 11 a.m. in the church library. Grief Support will meet every other week for one hour, and members are encouraged to gather for support on their grief journey, whatever that may be. After the meeting, we encourage those attending to join us for lunch afterward. For more info please contact the church office at 866-5133.

National Day of Racial Healing: Eighteen of West Missouri’s Episcopal Churches, including Christ Church, will be opening their doors on Tuesday, January 17, from 9 a.m. until noon for people to pray and reflect during the National Day of Racial Healing. We invite all to join our congregation and others in our community to acknowledge the historical and contemporary effects of racism in American society. Those attending are encouraged to come for personal prayer and reflection, and informational reflections and prayers will be provided.

Book Club Date/Time Change: The Book Club has updated its recurring date and time. The Book Club will now meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month beginning at 10 a.m. in the library. For more information on Book Club, please contact the church office at 866-5133.

Altar Flowers 2023: If you would like to sign up to donate altar flowers for Sunday, a new calendar for 2023 has been added to the bulletin board right next to the front office. Altar flowers are $50, and you may leave your check in the offering plate. Please make your check to Christ Church with “altar flowers” in the memo line. All reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (417) 866-5133.


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.