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Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 12/4/2020

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4 December 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan asks us to examine how we can use the season of Advent to prepare our hearts for the relationship that we live today with Christ. Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Thanksgiving Message

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24 November 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan shares about Thanksgiving in our church calendar, one of her favorite Thanksgiving memories, and a family tradition. Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 11/20/20

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20 November 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan shares her gratitude for all the work that our diocese has done and that “she believes that this work will make a difference.” Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Pastoral Letter 11/14/2020

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To view a copy of Bishop Scanlan’s letter, click here. To watch the Bishop’s message on video, click below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video 11/13/2020

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13 November 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan explains triskaidekaphobia and how fears and phobias of Friday the 13th relates to God’s providence. Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Election Letter

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Feast of All Saints1 November 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, On this day in which we celebrate the saints of the Church- those who have modeled for us “virtuous and godly living” (BCP 245)- let us remember our own striving to “lead lives worthy of the calling to which God has […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video

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10/30/20 – Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video 30 October 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan explains All Saints Day, Halloween, and “souling.” Watch below.


Diocesan Convention

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Thank you to everyone who joined us online for the 150th Annual Diocesan Convention. The Keynote presentation with Bishop Scanlan, the Bishop’s Address and the Response to the Bishop’s address can be found at https://diocesecpa.org/diocesanconvention/ Other Convention Videos can be found at or on the Diocesan Youtube Channel and on our Facebook page.


10/23/20 – Bishop Scanlan’s Video Message

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Bishop Scanlan talks about how we are living in community during this time of stress and how we can create a more gracious space for each other.


10/23/20 – Shaped by Faith Update

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As we continue our Shaped by Faith work with regional teams in each of our seven Convocations, we want to invite all members of our Diocese to explore the resources of this initiative. We are in the process of producing a Study & Formation Guide focusing on the four guiding values of Shaped by Faith: […]


The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter provides Shaped by Faith updates

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The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter shares an update to Shaped by Faith and the updated calendar. Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Message

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Bishop Scanlan shares Diocesan Convention information and also talks about Anglican Identity.


An update to Shaped by Faith -10/9/2020

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The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter shares an update to Shaped by Faith. Watch below. For more information or questions regarding Shaped by Faith, contact The. Rev. Canon Chris Streeter.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 10/9/2020

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Bishop Scanlan talks about the needs of children and families during Coronavirus and the importance of “going back to basics.” Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 10/2/2020

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Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan shares a few ideas on how we are to move forward during this time. Watch below.


Shaped by Faith Update – 10/2/2020

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The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter shares an update to Shaped by Faith. Watch below. To view the Shaped by Faith presentation slides, click here. For more information or questions regarding Shaped by Faith, contact The. Rev. Canon Chris Streeter.


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 Virtual Liturgy for Sunday, September 27 is now available! To learn more, visit https://diocesecpa.org/shaped-by-faith-liturgies/


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 9/25/2020

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Bishop Scanlan hopes that together, we can “move forward with hope and good spirits” during this difficult and challenging time. Watch below. The COVID-19 Task Force on Theology and Ecclesiology can also be found here https://diocesecentralpa.s3.amazonaws.com/2020+Website/COVID-19/Theological+Task+Force/TF+Theology+Final+Document+09172020.pdf The Parish Resource document can be found at https://diocesecentralpa.s3.amazonaws.com/2020+Website/COVID-19/Theological+Task+Force/Spiritual+Companions+Parish+Resource+Document+09222020.pdf. For COVID-19 resources, visit https://diocesecpa.org/parish-news/coronavirus-facts-precautions-and-prayers/


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.


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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https://youtu.be/gQapTmwgUFQ For COVID-19 resources, click here.

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