The Rev. Canon Edward Leonard Caum III, known to all as Father Ned, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009. He was the son of the late Edward Leonard Caum Jr. and Doris Snelson Caum, who resides in Painted Post.
A native of Morrisville, he majored in history at Franklin & Marshall College and went on to earn his M.Div. in Theology from Philadelphia Divinity School. He was ordained to the diaconate in the Episcopal Church in 1962 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and then to the priesthood in December of that year in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he served as Curate of St. Matthew’s Church. He was appointed priest in charge of St. Philip’s, Wrangell, Alaska, where he served for over 25 years. Alaska allowed Ned to pursue his love of the outdoors, spending many hours hunting and fishing and sharing his love of nature with his family. During that time he also taught high school and earned a second master’s degree in Reading Education from Southern Oregon State University.
He moved back to Pennsylvania in 1990 and served as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Athens until his retirement in 2006. He continued as Assistant Rector until the time of his death.
He is survived by his mother, Doris; his sister, Janet Caum Brandt; three children from his first marriage to the late Marilyn Laird, Virginia Caum Lake and her husband Greg, Edward Leonard Caum and his wife Susannah, David Laird Caum and his wife Erica and their families; and his wife of 30 years, Barbara Cameron Caum of Athens, their son, Alan, her daughter, Jessica, and her family as well as countless others who loved him.
There will be no viewing hours. A Eucharist in celebration of his life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 South Main Street, Athens, Pennsylvania. Memorials in his honor may be directed to Trinity, and mailed to the church office at 701 S. Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.
We are trying something new...we are attempting to send out 3 newSpin eNewsletters each week instead of one long one or Bill's traditional todaySpin. I'm not very good at spin cycles and tend to get dizzy with my current work and Bill's too. I hope this will be an adequate substitute for the time being. Also, since we have had a few requests for them, I will be sending the troop listing prayers on Wednesday. This should give everyone time to publish them in your Sunday bulletins. If there are any additional links or items you wish published, please send me a note here.
Get an early start on your Fall Stewardship Campaign planning...mark your calendars now for the ANNUAL CONSECRATION SUNDAY ASSISTANCE SESSIONS, June 17th at 7:00 P.M. (Emmaus - St. Margaret's and Scranton - Good Shepherd)
New Consecration Sunday is a proven annual appeal program used successfully by more than 25 denominations. It teaches stewardship on the basis of 'the need of the giver to give” for his or her own spiritual growth, rather than on the basis of "the need of the church to receive". It focuses on the question "What is God calling me to do?" For more information and to register, please download the flyer below. Deadline for registration is June 15th. Download 090529CSSummerSessionsflyer.
In the Diocese of Bethlehem www.diobeth.org June 7: Grace Church, Kingston, The Rev. Dennis B. A. Berk, interim rector, www.gracechurchkingston.org June 14: St. Peter’s Church, Hazleton and St. James Church, Drifton, The Rev. Jeffrey L. Funk, rector. June 21: Christ Church, Forest City, The Rev. Donald L. Schaible, II, rector, www.christchurchforestcity.com June 28: St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, The Rev Daniel Gunn, rector, The Rev Daniel Sullivan, associate priest, The Rev Vincent T. Liddle, priest assistant
Anglicans Around the World www.anglicancommunion.org June 7: The clergy and people of the church in the Province of Owerri, Nigeria June 14: The clergy and people of the church in the Province of Ondo, Nigeria June 21: The clergy and people of the church in the Province of Jos, Nigeria June 28: The clergy and people of the Diocese of Patna in North India
The Diocese of Kajo Keji June 7: Sera Jale Parish, The Rev John Lo’boka Koko June 14: St. Bartholomew and Amazing Grace Orphanages June 21: Sokare Parish, The Rev Joel Abate David June 28: Sonder Parish, The Rev Henry Puji
Pray for our young men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for their families … 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte, 25; Maj. Jason E. George, 38; 1st Lt. Leevi K. Barnard, 28; Sgt. Paul F. Brooks, 34; Chief Warrant Officer Brent S. Cole, 38; Sgt. 1st Class Brian Naseman, 36; Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II, 39; Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman, 21; Cmdr. Duane G. Wolfe, 54; 1st Sgt. Blue C. Rowe, 33; ... 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. Information from the Department of Defense News Releases this week found here.
(From Alban Institute) Congregational budget-makers frequently divide into two camps that approach the task in different ways...There is nothing wrong with it, so long as people see themselves as members of one team and value one another's contributions. But too often, the division becomes rigid--one group always thinks of ways to spend more money; the other always says we can't afford it. Read the article by Dan Hotchkiss here.
[FROM DAN JONES, HOLY CROSS, WILKES-BARRE] Bishop Jack will be the celebrant at this year's Feast of Corpus Christi on June 11 at 7:00 P.M. in Holy Cross, 373 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. All are invited to attend.
This feast is celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday to commemorate our Lord's institution of the Holy Eucharist. Maundy Thursday, which commemorates this great event is in Holy Week, a season of lamentations, during this period our minds are focused on our Lord's Passion. The Feast of Corpus Christi gives us the opportunity to show our love of our Savior as expressed in the Holy Eucharist and celebrate this beautiful ceremony in true joy and blessing.
Spend the Day with the Bishop! Can you cross the Red Sea or still a storm? Get ready for some awesome fun this summer with Bishop Jack: hear and tell some stories, share Eucharist, and enjoy being together. Parents are welcome to enjoy the day with their children. For more information contact Anne Kitch, firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by AWE Children’s Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem. The date is August 15th, at Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 from 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Please register online at www.diobeth.org. Cost is $5.00 per person with family discounts available. Download 09BpDayPoster
Hymnody for Pentecost 2 to Pentecost 21 (June 14 to Oct. 25, 2009),
published by the Diocese of Bethlehem for our diocesan community and
for free distribution to the world, may be downloaded below as an
Acrobat or MSWord file. Jubilate is a service of our Liturgy and Music Commission, specifically Canon Cliff Carr who has been doing this for more than 30 years.
[FROM Mark Laubauch]: On Sunday, March 29th, Fr. Daniel Gunn officiated at a rite of dedication for the new Solo division of St. Stephen’s Berghaus pipe organ, after which I presented a dedicatory recital. We received an offering that day for the New Hope Campaign. And just this past Sunday, May 17th, St. Stephen’s Choir was joined by Canon Russell Jackson and the Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for a service of Choral Evensong, at which another offering was received for New Hope. I’m delighted to report that the collected offerings received at these two events total $1,090, and that this money is being sent to the New Hope Campaign! My thanks to all who participated in these two events – clergy, conductors, singers, lay worship assistants, congregants, and audience members!
[FROM St. Paul's, Montrose Weekly Update] (editor's note: We think this is a great idea!) St. Paul’s first can and bottle drive for the year resulted in a collection of nearly 4000 aluminum cans worth nearly $150 that were redeemed in NY or recycled as scrap aluminum. The next collection is on May 30 between 10AM and noon outside the Chestnut Street entrance of St. Paul’s. Please save your uncrushed NY 5 cent plastic or aluminum returnables and other clean empty aluminum beverage containers for drop off at St. Paul’s. The collection schedule for the rest of the year will be the Saturday after each major holiday through the summer as follows: July 11 and September 12. For additional information contact either Jerry Sock at 833-4586 or Dick Schwab at 967-2962.
This comes from Fran Hlavacek: The Diocesan Peace Commission will be meeting on June 13, 2009 in the Chisholm residence at Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA. The meeting will take place at 1:00. Please contact any members of the Peace Commission for more information.