Host Church Update: We heard from St. Paul's Vestry member the work they are doing for Social Justice and Reconciliation. There have been many groups coming forward on this and they are excited in how the response has been.
Episcopal Church Women(ECW) Update: from Fran W. and Laurie B. They support women in their missions. There are 10 or 12 diocese active in this group. They have a meeting at St. Thomas 6-20. One of the highlights is their scholarship program for education. It can be used for college, BKSM, EfM and other religious studies. They are $100 per year and you can get up to 3 years within a 5 year period. There are applications and Flyers in our Foyer and online. They had retreat and the themes were Remember, Server, Imagine
Council of Trustees Update: Dick, Susie, Steven. Fr Patrick Funston is New Canon but is on Sabbatical until August. Rev. George Wylie will fill in as needed for some of the Canon's duties. The KS River Minster has been focused on Lay Pastoral Care and outreach. The Diocesan Newsletter was cut to 3 per year for budget but an anonymous donor came forward so there will be 4 issues in 2020. The Bishop has approved the Communion in Special circumstances which allows trained lay persons minister already consecrated elements when priests are not available. Task forces are getting underway as well as minsters. Bethany Girls School grounds are being purposed for garden and Jennifer Allen who is finishing seminary will be the curate when she graduates.
Parish Updates: St. Lukes welcomed to Fr. Boyce as the new rector. Many are in the midst of capital works, new missions and there is much going on with Lenten studies and program. St. Thomas Lenten Lecture series starts Mar 4.
St. Aidan's Update: Don Hutchinson gave the update and advised that we have completed our interview questions and have some candidates to interview. Please pray for the search committee and the candidates to discern God's will in the process. Let the covoncation know that we have a 2nd congregation called Mar-Thoma that meets at 12:30 each Sunday. They are the banch of the Jesus Movement that went to India. So invite any of your Indian members who may to hear a native language service to St. Aidans. We are working to invite them to our events and they have welceomed us to thiers. They do a periodic dual language service and we hope to start some joint missions with them.