Tag Archives: episcopal

102 Baptism: Getting Personal



What happens at our baptism? What it was like for the ancient Christians? How can we, today, understand our worship through the lens of baptism–and does it make a difference? It’s a topsy-turvy JesusHacked podcast where producer Beth Felice interviews podcast host (current head of the bishop’s appointed task force on baptism) the Rev. Dan Handschy on understanding our baptism.

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101 Beginning Season Two with a focus on Baptism



Welcome to our second season of JesusHacked podcast.


We’ve a special focus on Baptism this season, and what better way to start out than a conversation with Bishop Wayne Smith and podcast host Dan Handschy. Dan’s also the bishop’s appointed lead on a task force looking at how we can strengthen the rite of baptism in this community.

Can you describe how the last gasps of Christendom affect us in the Diocese of Missouri?

How might we focus attention back on baptism?

What changed in your life at your baptism, from your perspective now looking back, what was the shift that happened there?

How would our diocese re-focused on baptism, how would the life of the congregations   feel different in April 2020 (the bishop’s retirement date) from now?

As you are looking at your retirement and doing that reflection, that continuous reflection on your own baptism, what do you think God is bringing to birth in you at this moment in your life?

 

“Wade In the Water,” Ella Jenkins, Smithsonian Folkways. Used with permission.

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029 From felt church mice to ministry



Calvary Church in Columbia has a light hearted ministry that raises thousands each year for the community –for food pantries, gardens, social justice organizations and some church outreach ministry. And it’s all built around hand-made felt church mice, YES! MICE! Calvary members Kay Glass and Sharon Sessions talk with Deacon Harry Leip about the history and mission of these mighty mice, the star of Calvary’s St. Nicholas Bazaar. It’s coming again to downtown Columbia MO, inside the church buildings, this (and every) first Saturday in December at 8 AM.

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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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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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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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012 Jubilee! Holy Cross and Poplar Bluff



Host Barbi Click and guest Annette Joseph talk about Jubilee ministry, the food pantry, dismantling racism, worship mob, and the small and holy moments we are blessed to witness. The Rev. Annette is rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Poplar Bluff, the newest Jubilee Ministry center in the Episcopal Church.

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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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004 Jesus in Kiryandongo



This diocese has a companion relationship with an Anglican diocese in South Sudan, in the rural farming area of Lui. The two plus years of civil war have left most of the village burned and occupied. Lui residents live in diaspora in the bush, in refugee camps in Juba, Kenya, and many have escaped to the Kiryandongo Refugee Camp in Uganda. A visit to that camp by the bishops of Missouri and Lui amplified a horrible problem–sand fleas called jiggers that live in the ground. They burrow into anything in contact with the ground, like bare feet, lay eggs which hatch creating ulcers that then need to be cut out. Without antibiotic or anesthetic. A very simple solution is wearing closed toe shoes and washing with soap. Simple unless you live in a refugee camp with the resources you escaped with on your back.

Today’s guest is Deb Goldfeder, chair of the companion diocese committee in Missouri, who organized a diocese-wide effort to collect shoes and money for shoes that has just been sent to Kiryandongo. Today’s host is Dan Handschy, rector of Advent Church in Crestwood, and who has also made trips to Lui, South Sudan.

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  • Learn more about the work of Missouri’s Companion Diocese Committee
  • Learn more about the partnership of Anglicans and Episcopalians from Lui, Missouri, Sweden, and England
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