Archive for December, 2014

The ordination of Deacon Kenyon Bunch took place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the newly completed St. Joseph Anglican Church in Branson, MO. with 45 in attendance. An Italian lunch followed.

St. Joseph Anglican Church hosted the fifth annual convention of the Missionary Diocese of the South and Ozarks in Branson, MO on September 19, 2014. The Rt. Rev. Glen Hartley presided with attending clergy and delegates from St. Joseph Anglican Church in Branson; St. Francis Anglican Church in Ava, MO; St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Heber Springs, AR; and Christ Church Chapel, Fairdealing, KY.

The convention began with Morning Prayer and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Following the worship service clergy and lay members convened with a call to order at 10:30 a.m. in the parish hall for the business meeting. The Rev. Canon Tom Bradshaw served as Secretary of the Convention.

After some discussion, it was agreed that the annual convention in 2015 will be convened at Christ Church, Fairdealing, KY, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Hiter hosting.

Reports on the Planning Coommittee recommendations were presented including: Communications, Education, Clergy Training, the future selection of a Diocesan News Coordinator, and the need for uniformity of communications, tithing, and the production of a diocesan calendar.

Following lunch, the meeting resumed with a presentation by Fr. Tom Hiter on “visioning.”