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Bishop Scanlan’s Invitation

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06/19/2020: Bishop Scanlan discusses Worship

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In today’s video, Bishop Scanlan talks about the differences in the ways we worship during the pandemic, but also how we continue to find new ways to be in community. As members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, each of us has a part to play in God’s unfolding future. Every voice counts. To that end, […]


Shaped by Faith Summer Webinar Series

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Shaped by FaithSummer Webinar SeriesThe weekly webinars can be found at https://zoom.us/j/96227939945 Anglican Identity: Spirituality & TemperamentWednesday, July 8 @ 7 pmCOVID-19 has disrupted much of the way we function as a community. Canon Streeter and Canon Morrow will discuss our unique identity as Anglicans, rooting us in the central tenets and practices of our […]


6/12/2020 – An Invitation from Bishop Scanlan

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Bishop Scanlan invites us to join her in moving forward and working to dismantle racist systems.


Bishop Scanlan’s 6/5/2020 Video Message

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5-29-2020: Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video

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29 May 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan shares her thoughts of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and reminds us to hold on tightly to the teachings of Jesus including justice, love, mercy, and grace. For resources during this time of COVID-19, click here.


A Letter from Bishop Scanlan

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29 May 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania, George Floyd. This is the name of the latest victim of racial violence in our country- violence perpetrated against people of color in brutal and deadly ways, violence that without proportion targets black men- Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Michael Brown, and Alton Sterling to […]


How are we like lobsters?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Shaped by Faith Update

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The Rev. Canon Christopher Streeter, Canon for Mission Development & Innovation, provides another Shaped by Faith update. For more information regarding Shaped by Faith, visit https://diocesecpa.org/shapedbyfaith/.


Shaped by Faith Update

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The Rev. Canon Christopher Streeter, Canon for Mission Development & Innovation, provides another Shaped by Faith update. For more information regarding Shaped by Faith, visit https://diocesecpa.org/shapedbyfaith/.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video Message on 5/15/2020

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https://youtu.be/ODhpiKWObBo Bishop Scanlan invites us "to hold fast, hold fast to God, hold fast to each other, hold fast to our plan, and we will know the love of God and the truth of God."

The Stevenson School for Ministry E-News: May 2020

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May 8, 2020 – Bishop Scanlan’s message about returning to church.

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Bishop Scanlan’s Video Message on 5/1/2020

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1 May 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan shares her weekly Friday message below and features the numerous ways members of our diocese can all stay connected online during these challenging times. In the Way of Love, The Rt. Rev. Audrey C. ScanlanXI Bishop


Bishop Scanlan’s video message to the diocese on 4/24/2020

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Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, As you know, Bishop Scanlan has said that it is unlikely that we will be able to meet in person before the end of May. However, in the video message below, the Bishop shares her thoughts on initial preparations towards reopening. For COVID-19 resources and information, […]


The Stevenson School for Ministry E-Newsletter April/May 2020

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Shaped by Faith Update

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The Rev. Canon Christopher Streeter, Canon for Mission Development & Innovation, provides another Shaped by Faith update. For more information regarding Shaped by Faith, visit https://diocesecpa.org/shapedbyfaith/.


4/17/2020 Bishop Scanlan’s Video Message

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Bishop Scanlan’s Good Friday Video Message

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10 April 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan shares a message on Good Friday as we journey together as a community. All diocesan Holy Week Resources are available online at https://diocesecpa.org/holy-week-2020/. Today’s offering is “Good Friday: The Seven Last Words of Jesus,” which features lay and ordained Episcopalians across the diocese […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Video Message on 03/27/2020

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27 March 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA,Bishop Scanlan has a message regarding these difficult times, Holy Week and Easter Services. To watch, click on the video below. The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Letter regarding Coronavirus Feb. 27

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27 February 2020 Dear Clergy and Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania,The arrival of the Coronavirus in the United States has prompted several of you to inquire about implications for our common life and worship in the Church.   I have consulted with our Diocesan Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Mr. Ed Robertson, and also […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Letter Regarding COVID-19 on March 6

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6 March 2020 Dear Clergy and People of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, With two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Pennsylvania in Delaware and Wayne Counties (as of Friday, March 6), I wanted to check in to offer continued support and recommendations for best practices as we gather together this weekend and in […]


Bishop Scanlan’s March 13th Letter

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13 March 2020 Dear Members of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania,  The fast-moving pace of the Coronavirus and resulting cases of COVID-19, Wednesday’s upgrade by the World Health Organization of the illness to a pandemic, the Governor’s press conference on Thursday, and President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency today have all come to bear […]


Diocesan Digest: March 2020 (full text)

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Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA, Scroll to find helpful reminders, news, upcoming Shaped by Faith Meeting dates and events, and diocesan events. News & Reminders Follow along with our Lenten reflection series! Each day in Lent we are publishing a reflection written by a member of our diocese. These short meditations [...]

Diocesan Digest: March 2020

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Lenten Message from Bishop Scanlan

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Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It […]


Diocesan Digest: January 2020

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Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA, Scroll to find helpful reminders, news, upcoming Shaped by Faith Meeting dates and events, and diocesan events. Reminders & News Last Continuing Education Report Reminder for Diocesan Clergy According to the Clergy Manual Guidelines, diocesan clergy are to report their Continuing Education efforts each year, by [...]

Diocesan phone service restored

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We are happy to report that the diocesan phones are now working! We look forward to communicating with you!


Youth Ministry E-News: January 2020

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DIOCPA Youth Ministry E-News January 2020 In this issue: Youth Leadership Planning Weekend Happening #13 2020 Absalom Jones Contest Middle School Retreat The Way of Love: Wholehearted Worship EYE January 17–19 Youth Leadership Planning Weekend to Prepare for Happening Youth leadership is a key feature of the Happening program. The entire weekend is led “by youth, for youth” with adult supervision and guidance. This [...]

February 2020 Celebrate Christian Education and Formation Sunday

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“Being formed as followers of Jesus is a lifelong learning process that empowers each one of us to engage in the holy work that God has given us.  Whether it is a Godly Play class, a week-long Vacation Bible School, a Sunday Forum, a Bible study or preparation for a call to ordered ministry we […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Pastoral Letter on the Day of Impeachment

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Clergy: please feel free to print copies of this letter for distribution in the parish in lieu of reading from the pulpit. +ACS A Pastoral Letter on the Day of Impeachment December 18, 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, The goal of the Christian journey is unity and wholeness. Through the centuries, as we have best […]


Bishop Scanlan’s 2019 Christmas Letter

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III Advent 2019 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, I often speak and write about the Christian path as opening oneself to transformation. Transformation is the process by which we come to know, deeply, the love of God for us and all creation. We can put ourselves in the path to be transformed, […]


St. Mark’s, Lewistown Spreads Christmas Cheer

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Thanks to 62 volunteers (adults and youths) that came to St. Mark’s, Lewistown, to assist with Toys for Tots. The volunteers distributed gifts to 190 families, which was almost 600 kids (toddlers to teenagers). What a blessing for so many! For more information, visit http://www.stmark-lewistown.org/


Supper, bringing people to church in Lancaster, one meal at a time

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Years ago when I attended St. Martin in the Fields, in Chestnut Hill, they launched a community dinner program that they called SUPPER at St. Martins. The focus was simple, provide a free home-cooked meal for the whole family at the church on a mid-week evening, once a month. Over the years this program has […]


For Immediate Release: “LIVE NATIVITY-BISHOP OUT OF THE BOX”

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         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Faith Neece, Diocesan Events Coordinator Tel: 717-236-5959 x1104 “LIVE NATIVITY-BISHOP OUT OF THE BOX” The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will hold their second annual Live Nativity Scene on Friday, December 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, Harrisburg, located at 4620 […]


Concert for Compassion, Nov. 24 at 4 PM, St. Luke’s, Mount Joy

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This concert will be held at St. Luke’s, Mount Joy 20 S Market St, Mount Joy


Post Annual Diocesan Convention Wrap-Up

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To all those in our diocese who joined us at the 149th Annual Diocesan Convention, thank you! Many, many thanks to all of our volunteers and much appreciation to the Children and Youth program volunteers. We are excited to continue on the Shaped by Faith journey with you. To learn more about Shaped by Faith, […]


Music by the River at St. Stephen’s Cathedral Kicks Off with 1920s-themed Concert

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  On Saturday, October 26th, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral began its 2019-2020 season of Music by the River, a series of concerts hosted at and supported by the Cathedral. Music by the River seeks to bring the finest musical artists and ensembles to perform at the historic Cathedral. The first concert, “Alex and Friends,” featured […]


Youth Ministry E-News: October 2019

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DIOCPA Youth Ministry E-News October 2019 In this issue: Province III Trail to Truth National Acolyte Festival Youth Ministry at Diocesan Convention Winter Retreat Godly Play Volunteer Opportunity: Live Nativity Leadership Planning Weekend (See Correction) Upcoming Youth Leadership Training Dates Happening #13 Middle School Retreat EYE Province III Trail to Truth Pilgrimage for Racial Reconciliation […]


Diocesan Convention News

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St. Mark’s, Lewistown opens columbarium to the public

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A Letter from The Rt. Rev. Audrey C. Scanlan regarding Hurricane Dorian

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Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, As we wake this morning, September 5, 2019, we learn that Hurricane Dorian has regained strength back into a Category 3 storm and is moving slowly to the north, just off shore of the Carolinas. I am sure that you have been following this storm, as […]


Diocesan Digest: August 2019

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Call to Action: Response to Mass Shootings hosted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster

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Community Call to Action: Thursday, August 8th, 12:00 p.m. Penn Square Lancaster, Pa This is not a vigil. This is a call to action for people looking to respond to racism and recent mass shootings. Connect with others looking to change. Connect with people who believe “Enough is Enough”. Speakers will include The Rev. Jennifer […]


Street Fair on August 3 Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Mission

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Street Fair Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Mission, Mt. Carmel Saturday, August 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. W. 4th St. &, S. Maple St.Mt. Carmel, PA 17851 Free Food & Ice Cream Bounce House & Games For more information, call: (717) 236-5959.Volunteers needed.To volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/streetfairmtcarmel


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