The following note is from Earl Trygar, rector, St. Mark's, Moscow: Attached you will find a
brochure for the Sky Lake Ecumenical Scripture Institute. I have attended this
event before and have enjoyed it. It is part education, part retreat. So far at
least 5 of our clergy are attending. At the one I attended last year it was
comprised of mostly lay persons. It is a beautiful setting and the fellowship is
wonderful. Addison Wright is very interesting and the sessions are very
interactive. (Check out the bio in the brochure) Please pass this on to
The youth group of St. Brigid’s, Nazareth tied for second prize for the most original boat in the Float Your Boat Festival in the Lehigh Canal, at Sand Island in Bethlehem.
The group had constructed an eight-foot boat with a Viking design as part of the Diocese of Bethlehem Children’s Sabbath/Cruising to Equity program last fall.
Built from a refrigerator carton, the boat (nicknamed Moe) served as the collection point for monthly donations of items for the needy. Though Moe was not meant to be seaworthy, Dean Bob Schenkel, priest in charge suggested that a canal voyage might be a fun and a fitting ending for the vessel.
Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Pocono,
through the efforts of its webmaster Erik Gregory, has launched its own page on
MySpace.com. Trinity is the first church in the Diocese of Bethlehem and one of only a handful
of churches to do so across the nation.
Additionally, a letter from Archdeacon Stringellow that covered
convention registration, hotel rooms, the banquet at the nearby Masonic
Temple, child care, the convention preprint
and pre-convention meetings may be accessed here.
I've uploaded the October edition of Diocesan Life here.
It probably won't be arriving in snail mail boxes until the end of September or early October. I have uploaded each page separately so you can choose to download only the pages that may be of interest to you.
When do we receive healing? Where does healing come from?
How is it related to justice? What does a Syrophoenician woman have to do with
Jesus? What do people in the Middle East have
to do with us?
This week we encounter the anniversary of 9/11. We have
marked the time for five years. We return again to a time, a place of
remembrance. Consciously or unconsciously we revisit a time of horror and
tragedy and terrorism. It is hard to
enter those waters again. But as I contemplate this anniversary I find I am
compelled to take stock in terms of healing. Where has there been healing over
the past five years, and where has there been none? Where has there been
justice, and where has there been none? Healing and justice, justice and peace.
Download the sermon given by Canon Anne Kitch, Sept. 10, at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.
John R. Francis is rector of Christ Church, Reading. This past July, in Philadelphia, John’s daughter and two friends were violently attacked and robbed by three
armed men. John’s reflection on that trauma is in the form of a letter to the
parishioners of Christ Church published in the September edition of the parish newsletter. Download John's reflection below.
This neighborhood is full of people living in chaos. The other day as I walked to work down Linden Street from 10th to 5th, at 10:00 in the morning, a bar room was open for business between 8th and 7th, and every stool had someone sitting on it.
I have nothing against drinking. Not a day passes when I do not go home from work and have a drink myself. But there's something startling about seeing people bellied up to a bar for a shot and a beer when in my world they should be at Starbucks having a latte.