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Regular updates on Diocesan activities for clergy and lay leaders.


Youth Ministry News

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Update on our Diocesan Youth Ministry Task Force Work Interviews are being held with youth in local congregations who are invited to respond to questions of losses Read More

Convention Information

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The 151st Annual Diocesan Convention Diocesan Convention will take place on Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 9 pm on Zoom Webinar. If you missed Bishop Scanlan’s Read More

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Visit to our diocese to be postponed to 2022

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8/26/21 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania,  In conversation this week with the Presiding Bishop’s office, we have come to the mutual decision to move Read More

Diocesan Convention News

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For the latest news on the 151st Annual Diocesan Convention, click here. Read More

Diocesan Clergy Gathering/Renewal of Vows

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Diocesan Clergy Gathering/Renewal of VowsTuesday, June 22, 2021, 10 am – 1 pmSt. Andrew’s in the Valley, Harrisburg4620 Linglestown RoadHarrisburg, PA 17112 A reminder that on Tuesday, June Read More

“Nothing is impossible with God” – Bishop Scanlan’s Easter Letter 2021

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Holy Week 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania,  This morning I took my coffee out to the back porch and even in the Read More

A Statement on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; A Response by the Pennsylvania Council of Churches

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The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches and stands with other members to denounce Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Read More

A letter from Bishop Scanlan regarding an update from the Task Force for Operations

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3/9/2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA, The following letter from Bishop Scanlan was sent this morning to all diocesan clergy and parishes without Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 3/5/21

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5 March 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan talks about the idea of change and extends an invitation to join us Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 2/26/21

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26 February 2021     Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan talks about the COVID-19 Vaccine, resources and the scriptural foundations of Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 2/19/21

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19 February 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan continues the series about the orders of ministries in the church and discusses Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 2/12/21

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Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 2/12/21 12 February 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, In her weekly video series, Bishop Scanlan explains the Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 2/5/21

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5 February 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan explains what it means to be a Bishop in the Episcopal Church. Watch Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video – 1/29/21

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29 January 2021 Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan talks about the four orders of ministry and how that may inform us Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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, Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Diocesan Digest: July 2020

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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. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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. Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s 6/5/2020 Video Message

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For COVID-19 resources, please view the menu to the right. Read More

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 Read More

How are we like lobsters?

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For resources during this time of COVID-19, click here. Read More

Bishop Scanlan’s Weekly Video Message on 5/15/2020

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The Stevenson School for Ministry E-News: May 2020

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To view our latest E-News, click here. Read More

The Stevenson School for Ministry E-Newsletter April/May 2020

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To view our latest E-News, click here. Read More

Diocesan Digest: March 2020 (full text)

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Diocesan Digest: March 2020

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To view the Diocesan Digest: March 2020, click here. Read More

Diocesan Digest: January 2020

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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! Read More

Youth Ministry E-News: January 2020

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For Immediate Release: “LIVE NATIVITY-BISHOP OUT OF THE BOX”

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         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Faith Neece, Diocesan Events Coordinator Tel: 717-236-5959 x1104 “LIVE NATIVITY-BISHOP OUT OF THE BOX” The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will hold Read More

Post Annual Diocesan Convention Wrap-Up

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To all those in our diocese who joined us at the 149th Annual Diocesan Convention, thank you! Many, many thanks to all of our volunteers and much Read More

Youth Ministry E-News: October 2019

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DIOCPA Youth Ministry E-News October 2019 In this issue: Province III Trail to Truth National Acolyte Festival Youth Ministry at Diocesan Convention Winter Retreat Godly Play Volunteer Read More

Diocesan Convention News

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To read the latest Convention news, click here. Read More

Diocesan Digest: August 2019

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To download the August 2019 Diocesan Digest, please click here. Read More

Diocesan Digest: July 2019

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The Very Rev. Christopher Streeter will be joining diocesan staff as the new Canon for Mission Development and Innovation

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After a national search process and numerous interviews with several exceptional candidates, we are pleased to announce that The Very Rev. Christopher Streeter will be joining diocesan Read More

Appalachian Camino

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