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.
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.
- Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
- Survey for diocesan members on what we as a community are looking for in those called to ordination as deacons and priests
- Deaconess Anne House
- Rockwell House, Episcopal campus ministry at Washington University in St. Louis
- Commission on Ministry in the Diocese of Missouri
- The Jesus Movement in the Episcopal Church
Time for some insider baseball on this episode of JesusHacked. Guest Al Ludwig from Emmanuel Church and host Barbi Click both serve on Diocesan Council. They talk about what council does, who would be well suited to this work, and how being a member has influenced their day to day life.
Al is also on the nominations committee and sheds some light on this year’s quest for nominees for elections to be held at diocesan convention in November.
This episode, Jesus Got Me, shares the faith story of the Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart. Host Debbie Nelson Linck caught up with Dr. Fisher Stewart when she was a presenter the Advocacy Institute of the Center for Social Empowerment in Ferguson, on the anniversary of the shooting death of Mike Brown.
After retiring from the Washington DC police force, seminary and ordination, Gayle is now associate rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in DC, and the founder of the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice.
- Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington DC
- Advocacy Institute, Center for Social Empowerment, Ferguson
- Alexander Crummell; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC; St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC
- Kelly Brown Douglass
- Center for the Study of Faith in Justice
- Episcopal Evangelism Society
- The Jesus Movement
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.
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.
- Community of Hope in the Diocese of Missouri
- Information on the next training session at the Church of St. Michael and St. George (begins Sept. 7, 2017 through Dec. 7.).
- Community of Hope International
- The Rule of St. Benedict
- Lectio Divina
- The Church of St. Michael and St. George, Clayton
- Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood
- Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis
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.
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.
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.
- St. Matthew’s on Facebook