I've uploaded the July/August edition of Diocesan Life here. It probably won't be arriving in snail mail boxes until about July 10. So you need download only those pages you may be interested in, I'm attaching some pages separately, some in two-page files.
The cover page is the heaviest download. It includes a photo of our deputies
Pages 2-3: Bishop Paul was consecrated eighth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem on July 29, 1996. These pages include a story outlining his leadership over the past ten years in world and local mission, children and youth and his awareness of the crucial importance of communicating beyond the walls of one's church.
Page 4: Morehouse publishes Cathedral parishioner's book for teens. A story about prison ministry at St. Paul's, Montrose. A kitchen shower for a Katrina church. Peace Commission update. The ordination of two deacons. Trula Hollywood to be ordained a priest. Henry Acres receives award from Lehigh County Conference of Churches.
Page 5: Commentary on General Convention by Andy Gerns (I Was Surprised for the Good) and Barbara Crafton (The Lasagna Method of Gardening). Barbara's may not sound at first like it's about GC, but I think it is.
Page 6: Commentary on General Convention by Scott Allen (We Knew it was an Unjust Resolution) and Barbara Crafton (Whipping Boy). Once again, Barbara's may not sound at first like it's about GC, but I think it is.
Page 7: Commentary on General Convention by Cathy Bailey (The Top Mission Priority of Our Church), Nick Knisely (My Top-Five List) and Hillary Dowling Raining (Impressions).
Page 8: Commentary on General Convention by Jane Teter (Your Deputies Worked Hard), Jan Charney (This is What I Love Most) and Dan Charney (A Volunteer's Perspective).
Page 9: Bishop Paul's pastoral letter on General Convention. News from Kajo Keji by Randall Fegley.
Page 10: Many brief news notes:
Page 11: Calendar and Cycles of Prayer for July and August
Page 12: Jesus invites us to cross with him to the other side, a sermon preached by Bill Lewellis at St. Stephen's, Whitehall, on the Sunday after General Convention.