About Bishop Out of the Box
It’s easy to get stuck, to wonder about what we can do to let people know about God’s love, to feel like what we are doing just isn’t working. Many times the key to overcoming this “stickiness” is by experimenting, feeling free to fail, taking low-key risks, and getting “out of the box.”
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 of Love, and easy ways to get “out of the box.”
For the May Bishop Out of the Box, Canon Morrow and Bishop Scanlan will be hosting Community Prayer Circles as the new “Virtual Bishop out of the Box” event for May. On each Wednesday night in May from 7-8 (ish) we will be leading a prayer and conversation time on Zoom for people in these affinity groups:
- May 6: School Teachers
- May 13: Health Care and other Essential Workers
- May 20: Parents working from Home/others working from Home
- May 27: Students (K-6 7:00-7:30 for storytime, Grades 7 and up for discussion and prayer from 7:45-8:15 pm)
- To register, click here. A zoom link will then be provided to you via e-mail.
On February 26 at the State Capitol, Bishop Scanlan, Rev. Canons Morrow and Streeter, and the Very Rev. Robyn Szoke distributed Ashes to state workers in the Capitol Rotunda, East Wing.
Numerous cars drove by our Live Nativity Scene, held at St. Andrew’s in the Valley, Harrisburg. The evening included Bishop Scanlan, St. Nicholas, a singing choir of angels, numerous farm animals, and Percy the Camel.
Everyone was invited to attend a service of Compline under the stars in Coudersport with The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan and the Rev. Canon Dan Morrow at Cherry Springs State Park.
In April, Bishop Scanlan and the Rev. Canon Dan Morrow went to Christ Episcopal Church, Williamsport. The West Branch Convocation was invited to assemble blessing bags for the Saving Grace Women’s Shelter and the American Rescue Workers Men’s Shelter.
In March, Bishop Out of the Box took place on Ash Wednesday and was part of Ashes to Go.
At St. Andrew’s in the City, Harrisburg, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., people were invited to help paint and color an outline of Dr. King on a giant canvas, and wrote their answers to the questions on paper scrolls, providing an answer to the question, “What is your dream?”
Our December event was a Live Nativity Scene at St. Andrew’s in the Valley, Harrisburg.
If you were unable to attend, don’t fret! We made a video of the event! To watch, click here.
The Nov. 21. Bishop Out of The Box was a walk-about at the Lancaster Central Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We interviewed market vendors and customers on camera and asked the following questions; “What are you grateful for this year?” and “What are your hopes for the future?”We compiled the interviews into two separate videos. We released the videos on social media and on our website on Thanksgiving Day. Watch below.
In the second video, we asked people “What are your hopes for the future?”
In September, Bishop Out the Box was an Agape Love Feast along
the Susquehanna River in downtown Harrisburg. St. Stephen’s Episcopal
School Children stopped by for a visit. We were able to talk to and pray with