When? March 23rd: St. Stephen’s Cathedral and April 6th, All Saints Selinsgrove 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
What? A one-day program with opportunities to speak with Bishop Scanlan, Members of the Commission on Ministry and the Stevenson School for Ministry faculty and dean.
For Whom? Newly Confirmed, seekers, those preparing for confirmation, Inquirers, and anyone who is exploring new ways to respond to the Baptismal Covenant. This day is open to all interested persons who are looking forward to discovering the many ways God calls us to respond to our Baptism.
Why? We are all called to serve God’s Mission. Are you wondering the possibilities? Are you called to serve God in the church and in the community in new ways? Interested in exploring learning and growing in your faith? Imagining new responsibilities in lay ministry, or deacon’s ministry or ministry of priest?
On this Day you will
Vocation is derived from the Latin vocare, to call, summon or name. As Parker Palmer writes in Let Your Life Speak, “Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”
We invite you to come and see, learn and meet others whose souls are seeking more.
Where? March 23-St. Stephen’s Cathedral, April 6-All Saints Selinsgrove
Cost? No cost, suggested Contribution to lunch
We welcome everyone and encourage those who are in the process of discerning the baptismal call.
9:45 AM Welcome and Registration
10:00 AM Worship and Bible Study
10:45 AM Bishop Scanlan’s hopes and vision for vocational formation for lay and ordained, and including Continuing education “The vocational and spiritual needs of the diocese?” with time for questions
11:15AM Commission on Ministry presentation vocations for lay, and ordained, includes
12:45PM Stevenson School for Ministry, a diocesan resource that includes competency-based curriculum to support the vocational formational and missional needs for leadership and faith development.
1:15 PM Responding to our Baptism
1:45PM Closing worship
2:00 PM Departure