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022 Being Church in a town of 400



How are we the church in a town of 400? In this podcast episode we talk with Tina Dillon, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Portland, Missouri. What was like to move to a small town, be invited to and welcomed by a church, the difference that has made in her life, and the ways St. Mark’s is involved in finding God’s work in Callaway County.

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021 Listening to God, listening to people: the Community of Hope



The Community of Hope is a ministry of presence, a lay chaplaincy, and we’re talking about it today with Mary Ann Cook.
The community is steeped in the Rule of St. Benedict and their training, then their practice, focuses on listening to God and listening to people. COH works in hospitals, prisons, retirement homes, and keeping ill or dying parishioners connected to their church family. Our host is the Rev. Dan Handschy.
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020 Listening for Jesus in angry words and spaces of perfection



Today we hear from Kim White, soon to graduate from the Episcopal School for Ministry, about what she’s learned these past three years, how it has informed her worship and given her an insight into the part deep listening plays in our vocation as the Episcopal Church in the world.

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019 Meeting Jesus on a pilgrimage



Host Deacon Harry Leip talks with the Rev. Bill Nesbit about his recent, and first, trip to the Holy Land: the history and locations, the stories, and meeting Jesus in the bustle of the city streets.

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018 Emergency preparedness and the great commandment



In this episode host Deacon Harry Leip talks with Beth Simpson currently serving as Deacon at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Mexico, Missouri about disaster preparedness, a recent expo that St. Matt’s hosted, and how it all relates to the great commandment of loving our neighbors.

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017 Dancing with the Holy Spirit at Trinity Art Club



The food ministry (pantry and meals) at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End has recently begun a Saturday morning art club after breakfast and before lunch together. Food ministry manager Barbi Click talks with host Harry Leip about the nourishment from food and art.

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016 A Gun Violence epidemic and response



In this episode host Harry Leip talks with the Rev. Marc Smith, the bishop’s Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention about the epidemic in our community, some of its causes, and how we are responding.

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015 Finding Light in Darkness: Newtown (pt. 2/2)



This is a second of a two part episode with the Very Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd about her experience as the pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT,  during and after the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. It’s about light in darkness, acts of Grace, and how she brings that forward to her new call as Provost at Christ Church Cathedral here in St. Louis.

(Link to part one.)

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Finding Light in Darkness: Newtown (pt. 1)



This is a part one of a two part episode with the Very Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd about her experience as the pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown during and after the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. It’s about light in darkness, acts of Grace, and how she brings that forward to her new call as Provost at Christ Church Cathedral here in St. Louis.

(Link to part two.)

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013 Feeding Jesus



Deacon Kevin McGrane stops by to talk about being hungry, and being poor in this country of abundance. He talks about some of the ways churches are offering food and meals, and how hunger ministry crept into his heart and led him to becoming a deacon. Deacon Harry Leip interviews in this deacon’s heart conversation.

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