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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shug Goodlow is in the guest chair today. She’s the head verger at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis and also one of the hosts of this podcast. She’s interviewed by Barbi Click. The conversation began about Shug’s memories as a black child traveling with her family across the Mason Dixon line, the planning gatherings beforehand, mapping out safe places to stop and eat, the shoebox her grandmother prepared of food to take. The conversation continued to sharing memories of racism and how faith weaves in and out of those painful narratives.
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.
Jeanne Lucas King talks with Barbi Click about being raised on gratitude, praying with gratitude, and her work with the United Thank Offering, a way that Episcopalians around the church offer their gratitude and small change to fund grants that change the world.
United Thank Offering