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Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 9/18/2020

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In Bishop Scanlan’s weekly video, she shares Episcopal Haikus, petitions for your prayers for Diocesan Convention, but, most importantly, she wants to remind you that you matter. Watch below.


Virtual Offerings – Shaped by Faith

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During the months of August, and September, your Diocesan staff is offering virtual worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Liturgies will be posted on Friday mornings and will be about 35 minutes in length, including the sermon, lectionary readings, music, and prayers. The remaining Virtual Liturgy will be offered on Sunday, September 27. To learn more, visit https://diocesecpa.org/shaped-by-faith-liturgies/


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video

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Bishop Scanlan’s weekly video returns and she remembers the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and shares with us the heaviness on her heart in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch below.


August 23, 2020 – Virtual Summer Liturgy Offering

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During the months of August, and September, your Diocesan staff is offering virtual worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Liturgies will be posted on Friday mornings and will be about 35 minutes in length, including the sermon, lectionary readings, music, and prayers. The remaining Virtual Liturgies will be offered on Sunday, September 13 & 27. To watch […]


Fall Convocation Meetings

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Fall 2020 Convocation Meeting Dates Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA, Our Fall Convocation meetings are in September and October. Find below the agenda and zoom links for these meetings. We strongly suggest that all who are planning to attend Annual Convention, participate in your Convocation’s meeting. These meetings are preparation for […]


Virtual Summer Liturgy – Aug. 9

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Summer Virtual Liturgy OfferingsSunday, August 9 & 23Sunday, September 13 & 27During the months of August, and September, your Diocesan staff is offering virtual worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Liturgies will be posted on Friday mornings and will be about 35 minutes in length, including the sermon, lectionary readings, music, and prayers. To watch the Virtual […]


7/31/2020 – Canon Streeter’s Shaped by Faith Update

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The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter provides an exciting update to Shaped by Faith.


Bishop Scanlan’s Video on 7/31/2020

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In the last message of her 21 week video series, Bishop Scanlan reminds us to wear your mask, stay safe, and shares a prayer for the good use of leisure.


Diocesan Digest: July 2020

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Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA, We may be in the middle of Summer, but the ministry of our diocese does not take a vacation. Please scroll down to read the many events, activities, and resources that are available for you. A topic list is provided below. Honest Conversations about Race Summer [...]

Canon Streeter’s Shaped by Faith Update 7/24/2020

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The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter shares a “thank you” and provides an update to the diocesan initiative, Shaped by Faith. Summer Virtual Liturgy Offerings Sunday, July 12 & 26Sunday, August 9 & 23Sunday, September 13 & 27 Our virtual offering for this Sunday, July 26 is ready for you and your congregation! To view this Sunday’s […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Video on 7/24/2020

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24 July 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA,In her weekly video, Bishop Scanlan shares about the challenging times of COVID-19, and the teachings and wisdom of Saint Thomas a Kempis, from his book “The Imitation of Christ”.


Bishop Scanlan and guests on combatting racism

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17 July 2020 In the video below, Bishop Scanlan welcomes guests The Revs. Jennifer Mattson and Kyle Murphy to discuss our diocese’s ongoing efforts to combat racism.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video on 7/10/2020

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Bishop Scanlan asks the question, “how are you experiencing and living into community these days?”


Shaped by Faith Summer Virtual Liturgies

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Summer Virtual Liturgy Offerings: We are pleased to share our first summer virtual offering, featuring members of your Diocesan staff. Liturgies will be produced for the 2nd the 4th Sundays in July, August, and September. To view the liturgy for July 12, please click here. For more information about Shaped by Faith, visit https://diocesecpa.org/shapedbyfaith/. For questions, contact Canon Streeter, […]


A pastoral letter from Bishop Scanlan

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3 July 2020 Dear members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, As we enter the fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, I write to you with words of gratitude and encouragement; gratitude for your faithfulness in this time, and encouragement to persevere- to “run with patience the race that is set before us.” […]


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 […]


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