|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 to join Bishop Scanlan on Tuesday nights on Facebook from 7-8 PM for the “Praying about Struggle, Rest, and Reconciliation Series.”
We began the powerful call to prayer on January 19th and will continue for four more weeks.
All are welcome to join in this hour in which we will study scripture, offer prayer, and share in contemplative silent prayer as the Spirit speaks to us. This offering will focus on scripture stories of struggle, reconciliation, and restoration. This project of prayer and study is for everyone: come as you are with an open heart and please join as much or as little as you want or are able. We will work together to transform, love, and empower one another.
Scripture Passages for Study:
Jan 26, Family Strife, Genesis Ch 4, 25:19-28: 1a
Feb 2, National Siege, Jeremiah Ch. 31, 52
Feb 9, Loving Reconciliation, Luke 15: 11-32
Feb 16, The New Jerusalem, Revelation Ch 18-22
|Where do I fit in the Dream of God: Wednesday evenings|
Jan. 27. Feb. 3, Feb 10 at 7 PM
January 20 was the first night of this 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 about God’s reign on earth. Epiphany is the time to “make known” through exploration and discovery. With COVID restrictions keeping many of us at home and inviting us to connect with each other in new ways, perhaps there is no better time to shed some light on the murkiness of call and explore it for one hour per week.