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Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video Message about Hope

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Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video Message about Hope – Also included Weekly Facebook event reminders 22 January 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan talks about her feelings of hope after watching the inauguration, and how she believes, “that hope is a central tenet in our faith.” Watch below. Don’t forget […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Video Message – 1/15/21 – A call to the powerful practice of prayer

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15 January 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan reminds us that God can and will make all things new and invites you to join her in prayer on Tuesday nights beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 PM via Facebook Live. If you have not read Bishop Scanlan’s letter on […]


Bishop Scanlan’s call to the powerful practice of prayer – join us on Facebook Live

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January 12, 2021Aelred Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania,  Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, I have been holding our country, her leaders, her people and her ideals of democracy, freedom and justice close in my prayers. The letter I sent to you on Wednesday evening –January 6th— […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Call for Prayer

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6 January 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, I write to you today on this Feast of the Epiphany and on a day in which we have witnessed violence and unrest in our country as the capitol building in Washington has been overtaken by protesters. Yesterday, in our own capital of Harrisburg, […]


Pastoral Letter from Bishop Scanlan on 12/28/2020

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28 December 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, In my last pastoral letter addressing the Covid-19 vaccine on 14 November, I indicated that we would be ceasing in-person, indoor worship beginning on 21 November and extending through the Christmas season.  I know that this was heartbreak for so many of you, and […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Video Message on Christmas Day

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25 December 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, This Christmas Day, Bishop Scanlan invites us to consider our relationship with God. “God who comes to us as a small child, who comes to us, who needs us, and yet, this small child who can give us the gift of eternity, who […]


Four FB live sessions based on Verna Dozier’s The Dream of God: A Call to Return.

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Where do I fit in the Dream of God: Wednesday evenings on Facebook LiveJan 20, 27. Feb 3, Feb 10 at 7 PM This is a series of four-one-hour Zoom/FB live events based on Verna Dozier’s The Dream of God: A Call to Return. An exploration of God’s call for lay ministry, moving from spectator to full participant in bringing […]


Shaped by Faith Christmastide Liturgies

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Christmastide Virtual Liturgy Offerings Sunday, December 27 & Sunday, January 3, 2021We offer virtual liturgies for the Sundays in Christmastide: Sunday, December 27, and Sunday, January 3. Liturgies include offerings from members of Diocesan staff and other Diocesan leaders. Each service is approximately 35 minutes in length and includes readings, prayers, sermon, and music. The video for […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 12/18/2020

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18 December 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA,Bishop Scanlan explains Ember Days letters and shares a prayer for all of us. Watch below.


Bishop Scanlan’s 2020 Christmas Message

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Christmas 2020 Dear Members of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, Christmas Greetings to you and yours! One of our parish priests told me the other day that she is calling this year’s celebration, “A Christmas Like None Other.” I think that is an apt title to mark this year’s holiday in the middle of a pandemic.  […]


Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 12/11/2020

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11 December 2020 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, During this third week of Advent, Bishop Scanlan talks to us about Anglican Identity. Watch below. For more information about Sources of Authority (in Anglicanism), click here and https://diocesecpa.org/shapedbyfaithwebinars/.


CANCELED: Christmas Drive-In Worship

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Due to the impending snowstorm scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, Dec. 16, our December Drive-in Worship services have been canceled. For questions, contact the Rev. Canon Dan Morrow, dmorrow@diocesecpa.org. Each month, Bishop Scanlan and Canon Morrow head out into the community to showcase easy ways to share God’s love, easy ways to live out The Way […]


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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For resources during COVID-19, click here.


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, […]


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