Tag Archives: community

028 Discerning God’s claim on our lives



This episode unpacks that dense term “discernment” and helps us imagine how a person, how a community hears God’s call to deeper ministry or to ordination. Our guest is Mike Angell, rector of Holy Communion Episcopal Church in University City and chair of the Commission on Ministry, tasked with helping Christians in that discernment journey. He and host Deacon Harry Leip weave in stories of discernment from the Bible, from their own histories, and from folks who have recently trekked through this process.

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023 How does a downtown church find God’s work beyond their red doors?



An intentional self-study as a beloved pastor of thirty plus years was retiring, a congregational development course challenged a downtown congregation to discern they wanted to be not only more visible in their community, but more active and engaged. It led them out the front doors, to look up and around at the connections to be made.  “We didn’t set out to start whole new social service agency. We were just trying to figure out, how can we as a faith community bring our resources, energy, talents and skills to the table to meet some of the needs we have in this community?”

With Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering from Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City and host Deacon Harry Leip.

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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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011 Who is Grace Hill?



We are joined today by Delores Hardwick. She’s the Community Relations and Volunteer Program Manager for Grace Hill Settlement House, an organization that has a deep history with Episcopalians in Missouri. This episode’s host is Deborah Nelson Linck.

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005 Cathedral Housing Partnership



One year of help, an apartment fully furnished, help with food and finances, one person at a time–a small group of parishioners at Christ Church Cathedral work to help those without a home get off the streets. Joanne Kelly, cathedral member, talks with host Deborah Nelson-Linck about the partnership.

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001 Rebuilding Trust



This episode’s guest is the Rev. Dan Handschy and our host is the Rev. Harry Leip.

When I arrived at Church of the Advent, I came into a situation in which the previous rector had been dismissed for sexual misconduct, and so I found a congregation in disarray and kind of hurting. We had to reconsider what it meant to be church, which gave us a real opportunity to do things in new ways.

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