The March 28, 2007, edition of newSpin includes the
following items: Christ Mass, Giving to Kajo Keji at Easter, On the recent House of Bishops meeting (Bishop Paul), Presiding Bishop's Easter Message, Video inteview with the PB, Diocesan Life.April,
Parish Newsletters, Regional Evangelism workshops, Six
churches cooperate in Easter invitation, Religion and ethics resources on the war in Iraq, Fast Facts, A Triduum and Workshop
invitation, Brass Roots Trio at St. Anne's, In the News, Single-payer solution, Choosing peace over stress, Pray for, Bishop Paul to speak at ECW annual meeting, Bulletin inserts, 400 years, Listening process available online, Presiding Bishop's Homily, Back issues.
The Cathedral's Easter Offering will fund a well and pumping station for the community at Romogi in Sudan, the new site of the diocesan Cathedral, center and college. The well will also serve the local community. Many people have to walk miles to draw water and then carry the water back to their homes.
May God bless our efforts to support the people of Kajo Keji and the mission of the church in that country.
Every year on the
Saturday night before Easter Sunday, the members of Grace Church, at the corner
of Fifth and Linden in Allentown, gather around a blazing bonfire to
light the paschal candle that leads them from the night’s darkness into their
church to celebrate the Great Vigil of Easter.
They know that each
year the fire strikes fear into their neighbors. No matter that there is a
permit. No matter that the fire marshal is standing next to the seven-foot-high
blames. No matter the reassuring presence of a ladder truck.
A fire in the City
is an awesome and fear-provoking sight. It could jump it bounds …
Fear has ruled the
neighborhood for a long time …
The neighbors are
right. A fire in the City cannot be stopped. It can leap its bounds. It can
spread. And it has.
I want to report on the recent House of Bishops meeting. The
four texts issued by the bishops are here (three "Mind of the House" resolutions) and here (the
House of Bishops’ “Message to God’s People”). I support all four measures.
Some of you may know that I am particularly invested in the
invitation to the Archbishop of Canterbury to meet personally with the
leadership of our Church before further steps are taken. The House of Bishops
unanimously offered the invitation and offered to pay for transportation and
The March 24, 2007, edition of newSpin includes the following items: An
invitation to the Chrism Mass from Bishop Paul, Ordination of Deacons,
Diocesan Council approves Capital Campaign to provide new hope, Giving to Kajo Keji at Easter, Diocesan Life.April,
Parish Newsletters, Youth/adult mission trip meeting in Whitehall, Six churches cooperate in Easter invitation, Palestinian Poet and Pacifist to speak, Amazing Grace: How sweet the sight, Fast Facts, For spouses and partners of clergy, A Triduum and Workshop
invitation, Brass Roots Trio at St. Anne's, Make exercise a habit, Episcopal Life Online, In the News, Spring Training.SGC, Bulletin Inserts take new form, Pray for, William J. Lord, Bishop Paul will speak at ECW annual meeting, Anglicans/Roman Catholics continue dialogue on Mary statement, Organ recital in Douglassville, Nobody gave me this jog -- I made it, Presiding Bishop's Homily, Trinity in East or New Haven?, Back issues.
Barakat, author of the newly released memoir, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, and author/journalist Suzanne Fisher Staples will speak at St.
Stephen’s Pro-cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, Wednesday evening, April 11, at 7:00, about the
prospects for peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.
Download the flyer/invitation below (two sides) that has been sent by six churches (four in Susquehanna County and two nearby) to 12,400+ households in the county. It will be supported by front-page ads in both the Independent Weekly and the Pennysaver Weekender sent free also to all the households in the region.
The March 18, 2007, edition of newSpin includes the following items: Diocesan Council approves capital campaign to provide New Hope, Relationships will continue, An
invitation to the Chrism Mass from Bishop Paul, Diocesan Life.April, Parish Newsletters, Ordination of Deacons,
Youth/adult mission trip meeting in Whitehall, A Triduum and Workshop invitation, epiScope, Episcopal Life online to debut March 22, Bulletin inserts take new form, Making our Mark, Shift happens, Money & Faith, The Silmarillion, Pray for, Bill Lord RIP, The Episcopal Church welcomed me, Safeguarding God's Children training, Parishes mark miles on way to Walk-a-Thon, Meet Episcopal authors at the Cathedral, Reaching the Generation of Learned Skeptics and Cultured Despisers, Back
issues of newSpin.
Pages 4-5: Parishes mark miles on way to Walk-a-Thon. The Bishop is Coming! (A new book by Bishop Paul). Why I chose the St. Matthew Society. ECW annual meeting, Trexlertown celebrates 30, Regional evangelism workshops, PA State Pastors Conference, A Brush with God, Hearts strangely warmed in Wilkes-Barre, West Pittston launches new world mission, Knitting or crocheting for cancer patients, Kudos for hospitality in Scranton, Meet Episcopal authors at the Cathedral, Grantseeking.
Father Pat Malloy has heard from some members of our
diocesan community that, as much as they would like to celebrate the Triduum as
it is prescribed in the Prayer Book, it is not "on the radar screen" of
most members of the parish. Others have said that they cannot imagine that the
benefits would outweigh the effort necessary to pull these services together. The
Vestry of Grace Church, therefore, would like to invite those who do not
celebrate the Triduum in their home parishes but would like to, to worship with
the Grace community for the three days. The services on Thursday and Friday
will be at 7:30, and the Saturday evening Easter Vigil will be at 8:00.
A workshop on “taking it home” will be hosted by Grace the
following Thursday evening, 6:00 to 9:00. If you plan to attend the workshop, please
let Father Malloy know by Monday of Holy
Week. He would also be happy to provide additional information.
Those connections between members of the international body will continue, no matter what U.S. Episcopal or Anglican Communion leaders decide, Bishop Marshall said. "Relationships exist and grow on levels that institutions ... can abet, but can neither create nor destroy."
The March 6, 2007, edition of newSpin includes the following items: An invitation to the Chrism Mass from Bishop Paul, Ordination of Deacons, A Triduum and Workshop invitation from Father Patrick Malloy, Pray for, Hearts strangely warmed at St. Stephen's in W-B, Diocesan Life/March, Hospitality at St. Luke's in Scranton, Lenten Quiet Day, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Walk-a-Thon, Jazz Vespers in Douglassville, Grateful to the Women of Nativity, epiScope, A lecture by the Primate of Wales, Back issues of newSpin.
Pages 2-3: Patient prophecy in an elevator
(Bishop Paul's column). Prison Ministry -- with a twist
(At Trinity Church, Carbondale). Many strands of ministry woven together (Confirmation at Trinity, Easton)
Pages 4-5: Reflections on a Mission Trip to Kajo Keji
(By Archdeacon Stringfellow and Jo Trepagnier). Diocesan ECW raised
$20,000 for Kajo Keji ministries. The Bishop is Coming (a new book by
Bishop Paul). Jean Snyder, R.I.P., ECW Annual Meeting, Quiet Day in
Whitehall, Free website for your church, Walk a Mile, Sayre church
visits mosque, Christian educators retreat, Jubilate, Regional
The March 2, 2007, edition of newSpin includes
the following items: Patient Prophecy in an Elevator, Clarks Summit: From the rector, The Good, the Bad and the Rest, epiScope, Christophany, The Bishop is Coming, Ordination of Deacons, Wednesdays in Wilkes-Barre: Ecumenical services and organ
recitals, A successful U2 Eucharist, Presentation on Parish Nursing Program, Hidden Springs, Want to be a clown? PA State Pastors Conference, A Conversation with Bishop Gene Robinson, Day 1, Lenten Quiet Day on March 10, Walk to ease abused children's pain, Amazing Grace, Jazz Vespers in Douglassville, A Brush with God icon painting retreat, Health matters, Christmas at Sea, PB's live conversation with church, What happened?