A creative and helpful time ... [From Bishop Paul] My thanks go to all who prepared, presented, and attended the Diocesan Training Day. It was a creative and helpful time. Canon Kitch asked us to value our gifts, the things that make our hearts sing, and there were many such moments. Thanks also go to St. Stephen's for hosting us and to Canon Laubach, whose rendition of the Sinfonia from Cantata 29 in that room and on that instrument was unforgettable. I hope your lives and ministries were enriched! Blessings, +Paul
What makes your heart sing? ... Canon Anne Kitch's sermon for Diocesan Training Day. Read it here.
Join an Episcopal Church online Bible study ... The Episcopal Church invites online visitors into a Bible study by posting comments and thoughts on each week’s Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). The complete weekly readings are posted along with study questions and reader comments here. ENS Weekly bulletin inserts for May 9 outline this service and invite all church members and others to join in the online discussion. Inserts available in English and Spanish here.
Dorothy Height, a leader of the African-American and women’s rights
movements who was considered both the grande dame of the civil rights
era and its unsung heroine, died a week ago Tuesday in Washington. She was 98. Her funeral takes place today, Thursday April 29, at the National Cathedral, 10:00 a.m. President Obama will give the eulogy. The service will be streamed online from the Cathedral homepage. More here.
Eleanor Magnuson, widow of The Rev. Fred Magnuson, has died. Her funeral will take place at St. Alban's, Sinking Spring, on Monday, May 3, at 11 a.m. Please keep Eleanor and her family in your prayers. May her soul rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.Oscar Rankin, father of Canon Elizabeth Geitz, died during the morning of April 28. May he rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him. Find the obituary here. Author of Fireweed Evangelism, Canon Geitz is licensed to officiate in our diocese and has a home in Shohola.
The Grace Montessori School annual scholarship auction benefit will take place this evening [Thursday, April 29], at the Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton Street, Allenown (Hamilton Room). Great hors d’oeuvres (enough for a meal), complimentary glass of wine or beer, cash bar, jazz music, pick-a-prize auction, live auction, and 50/50 raffle winner drawing! The best place to park is the lot behind the school, across the street from the Brew Works. Enter on 8th Street. Free after 6 p.m. GMS was founded in 1992 for children of Grace Church's food bank clients. The mission to provide excellent education for economically disadvantaged kids remains at the heart of the GMS program which has grown from serving 7 children to 120 students this year. All proceeds from this major fundraiser go to the scholarship fund that allows about 40 children to attend GMS with financial assistance. Contact the school office at 610-435-4060 for raffle tickets ($5 each/ 4 for $20) and event tickets ($20 per person). Walk-ins welcome. An outreach of Grace Episcopal Church, Grace Montessori School is a not-for-profit, urban school and childcare center, licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and registered as a private, non-public school with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.