Through the courtesy of David Feick of Christ Church Reading, a map of Greater Reading that indicates parking,
restaurants and the route from the Sheraton Hotel to Christ Church may be
By Canon Bill Lewellis Communication Minister, Diocese of Bethlehem
At its regular Fall meeting, September 17-19, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church authorized Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori to depose Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan from the ordained ministry of the Episcopal Church (85 in favor, 35 against, four abstentions) and remove him as the bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The Presiding Bishop signed Duncan's sentence on September 19, The sentence and an accompanying letter from Jefferts Schori to Duncan were sent to Pittsburgh diocesan offices on September 22 and later released to the public. Read the Episcopal News Service story here.
The Cathedral Church of the Nativity seeks a Lay Missioner for Christian Formation of Children and Youth. The Lay Missioner will join a strong and committed program of Christian formation and will work to expand a holistic approach to Christian formation focused on discipleship formation and empowerment of the baptized. This position will work closely with the Dean and Canon for the ministry of the Baptized and coordinate the multiple facets of formation opportunities and programs at the Cathedral including Godly Play and Journey to Adulthood. This part-time position (20 hrs week) is competitively compensated with retirement and health benefits negotiable. For more information and a full position description please visit www.nativitycathedral.org. Interested applicants please forward a cover letter and resume to The Very Rev. Anthony R. Pompa at email@example.com.
January 6, 2009 ... Pray for our young men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for their families … Tony J. Gonzales, 20; Benjamin B. Tollefson, 22; Christopher W. Lotter, 20; Alberto Francesconi, 21; ... and for the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan who have died, unnamed and unknown to us, and for those who mourn .. and for an end to this endless war.
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Sermon by The Rev. Laura Howell at the Funeral of Canon A. Malcolm MacMillan September 20, 2008
Isaiah 25:6-10; Philippians 2:5-11; John 14:1-19
If some of you have come today expecting to hear about how perfect and
saintly Father Mac was, you may lie back and think…about castles in
Scotland for the next few minutes. I have never liked eulogies that
describe someone in such glowing terms that they are unrecognizable.
Mac was not a character in a romance novel. So you won’t hear that from
St. Margaret’s Church, Emmaus, marks its 100th anniversary on Sunday, October 5, with a variety of special Homecoming events for current and past members and clergy. The 10:30 a.m. worship service will begin with a festive procession of acolytes, crosses, and banners. Souvenir booklets will include liturgy, favorite hymns, and church history.
Professor Ian Douglas Brings Mission Focus to Campbell Lectures March 26, 4:00 PM Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem, PA
Dr. Ian Douglas of Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusettes, will make two presentations focusing on mission and diversity. Instrumental in the design and organization of the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops, Dr. Douglas will bring the following presentations:
• Lecture I: God's Mission and Difference in Ecumenical Perspective – to include a small group exploration on the nature of mission and how differences in the many identities each of us inhabit affect our faithfulness to the missio Dei.
• Lecture II: Christian Unity and the Challenge of Single Identity Politics – examining how relationships across differences in service to the missio Dei can draw Christians together.
To register for the lectures with or without dinner call the LCCC main office at 610-433-6421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program, 4:00
to 9:00 p.m., includes two lectures and dinner.
4:00 pm - Welcome & Registration 4:15 pm - Presentation I ($5.00) God’s Mission and Difference in Ecumenical Perspective 5:30 pm - Dinner ($20.00) 6:45 pm - Ecumenical Worship 7:30 pm - Presentation II ($5.00) Christian Unity and the Challenge of Single Identity Politics 8:45 pm - Closing
You may attend one or both presentations and register or not for dinner. Download Campbell09flyer with registration form.
The “Sweet Charity Players”, a nonprofit organization devoted to serving terminally and chronically ill children and their families, whose founders include Warren and Pam Shotto, Kathy Elgaway and Char Jeffers, four parishioners from Good Shepherd Scranton will present “Godspell”, a musical based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
The musical, under the direction of Warren Shotto will be presented on September 26, 27, and 28 at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 North Washington Avenue in Scranton and the following weekend at Saint Therese’s Church, 64 Davis Street in Shavertown, at 7:30 P.M. on October 3, 4 and 5.
Episcopal Appalachian Ministries (EAM) will use funds from the Appalachian Initiatives grant approved by the 2006 General Convention to make small grants for ministry in Appalachian communities. "We expect to be able to grant about $14,000 in 2008 and $24,000 in 2009," said EAM President, The Rt. Rev. Charles von Rosenberg of East Tennessee. Grants of $500 to $3,000 will be made to diocesan, parish, or community-based organizations in member dioceses which serve communities in the Appalachian region or urban Appalachian (migrant) communities outside the region.
On Sunday, November 9, St. George’s Hellertown will celebrate 100 years of worship, witness, and service. Bishop Paul Marshall will be the celebrant and preacher at the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist. Special music will be provided by the Brass Band from the First United Church of Christ of Hellertown. Clergy who formerly served the congregation have been invited to participate. After a social hour at the church, the festivities will continue with a banquet at The Meadows at 1:00 p.m.
More than 250 Allentown residents have been placed in jobs thanks to the City of Allentown Weed & Seed employment counseling program. Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Weed & Seed Coordinator Phyllis Alexander, Weed & Seed Employment Counselor Cecilia Rodriguez, Grace Episcopal Church Rector Father Patrick Malloy, Parish Administrator Bob House and employment program client Yendira Rosario marked the occasion this morning at a news conference outside the church.
In the Diocese of Bethlehem www.diobeth.org Oct. 5: Trinity Church, Mt. Pocono, The Rev. Charles Rice, Interim, www.TrinityMtPocono.org Oct. 12: Episcopal Housing for the Elderly of Allentown, www.episcopalhouse.com, Reading, and Slate Belt Oct. 19: Trinity Church, Pottsville, The Rev. James Rinehart, rector Oct. 26: Trinity Church, West Pittston, The Rev. John Major, rector
Anglicans Around the World www.anglicancommunion.org Oct. 5: The clergy and people of The Church in Wales Oct. 12: The clergy and people of the Church of the Province of West Africa Oct. 19: The clergy and people of The Church in the Province of the West Indies Oct. 26: The clergy and people of The Church of Ceylon
The Diocese of Kajo Keji Oct. 5: Kimu Parish, The Rev. Grace Juru, The Rev. Wilson Lomugun Oct. 12: Kinyi’ba Parish, The Rev. Augustino Lubang Oct. 19: Kiri Parish, The Rev. Henry Kwanyi Oct. 26: Koi’ba Parish, The Rev. John Wani Mulai
The October issue of Diocesan Life is available for download below. Be careful if you have slow Internet access. There's a "small" (4.8 MB) and a "large" (5.7 MB). Click on either one to download it. The paper will begin to arrive in snailmail boxes toward the end of September.
The Rev. Canon Alexander Malcolm MacMillan died September 9.
"He was known to and loved by many in this diocese and in the wider Church," Bishop Paul Marshall wrote to the diocesan community early the following day. "An early champion of civil rights in the South and then the structures of the church, Canon MacMillan was a dedicated parish priest, liturgical innovator, and supporter of the spiritual development of many."
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 20, at 11:00
a.m. in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Third and Wyandotte