Category Archives: Parish News

Supper, bringing people to church in Lancaster, one meal at a time

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Years ago when I attended St. Martin in the Fields, in Chestnut Hill, they launched a community dinner program that they called SUPPER at St. Martins. The focus was simple, provide a free home-cooked meal for the whole family at the church on a mid-week evening, once a month. Over the years this program has […]


Concert for Compassion, Nov. 24 at 4 PM, St. Luke’s, Mount Joy

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This concert will be held at St. Luke’s, Mount Joy 20 S Market St, Mount Joy


Music by the River at St. Stephen’s Cathedral Kicks Off with 1920s-themed Concert

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  On Saturday, October 26th, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral began its 2019-2020 season of Music by the River, a series of concerts hosted at and supported by the Cathedral. Music by the River seeks to bring the finest musical artists and ensembles to perform at the historic Cathedral. The first concert, “Alex and Friends,” featured […]


St. Mark’s, Lewistown opens columbarium to the public

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To read the article published in the Lewistown Sentinel, click here.


Call to Action: Response to Mass Shootings hosted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster

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Community Call to Action: Thursday, August 8th, 12:00 p.m. Penn Square Lancaster, Pa This is not a vigil. This is a call to action for people looking to respond to racism and recent mass shootings. Connect with others looking to change. Connect with people who believe “Enough is Enough”. Speakers will include The Rev. Jennifer […]


Street Fair on August 3 Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Mission

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Street Fair Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Mission, Mt. Carmel Saturday, August 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. W. 4th St. &, S. Maple St.Mt. Carmel, PA 17851 Free Food & Ice Cream Bounce House & Games For more information, call: (717) 236-5959.Volunteers needed.To volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/streetfairmtcarmel


It Takes a Village, St. Mary’s, Waynesboro

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Family and Friends Support Group, “It Takes a Village,” to Begin at St. Mary’s, Waynesboro After realizing that there were no available support groups to help families and friends of those addicted, Tammy Hagan, M.S., parishioner of St. Mary’s, Waynesboro, decided to propose a plan to the Vestry to create one. “It Takes a Village” […]


St. Thomas, Lancaster shares the Bible Challenge with women at a local prison

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To read about how St. Thomas, Lancaster, is sharing a Bible Challenge with women at a local prison, click here.


Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport feeds the community

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  The first Saturday free meal has been part of the mission of Christ Episcopal Church for the last decade.  Each month, the doors are open to the entire community to join in the sharing of a home-cooked meal and fellowship among neighbors. Often, college fraternities and sororities, girl scout troops, service organizations, and other […]


Ashes to Go takes Bishop Scanlan “Out of the Box” and up to the Capitol Building

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On Ash Wednesday, Bishop Scanlan, the Very Rev. Robyn Szoke, the Rev. Canon Dan Morrow, and the Rev. Shayna Watson, Transitional Deacon, all offered Ashes to Go in the main Rotunda at the Capitol. Ashes to Go was part of the monthly, "Bishop Out of the Box" initiative to show God's love in the Community. [...]

Bible Challenge at St. Thomas, Lancaster

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The Bible Challenge at St. Thomas, Lancaster The Bible Challenge is an easy way to read through the entire Bible in a year! Close to sixty St. Thomas parishioners have already signed up. The women of Lancaster County Prison will be joining them. Participants will read three chapters of the Old Testament, one Psalm, and a […]


Celebrate Theological Education During the Month of February 2019

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Celebrate Theological Education During the Month of February 2019 “There are people waiting in our pews and in our communities, hungry to learn more about God and faith, looking to be fed in deeper ways, just wondering how to discover the world of saints and traditions that guide us through the decisions we make today.” […]


“Politics, Facts and Civility” at the Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, Gettysburg.

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The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, Gettysburg provides a space for people with different beliefs and ideas to discuss Politics People from all sides are gathering to discuss politics from in a civil manner at The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace in Gettysburg. It’s called, “Politics, Facts and Civility”. To read […]


St. Andrew’s, Lewisburg, walks in the Way of Love

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St. Andrew’s, Lewisburg walks #theWayofLove by feeding people. Click below. https://www.dailyitem.com/…/video_45d883fd-7e78-5287-81ee-9… #diocpaWeeklyWorshipWednesday #theWayofLove


Invite, Welcome, Connect

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New Episcopal Service Corps Members to arrive in August at The Sycamore House, Harrisburg

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It was 2006, just before I graduated from college, that I first heard rumblings about this house attached to a church in Harrisburg where young adults could live in a community setting and volunteer locally. Once graduating, I ended up moving just a few blocks from what I learned was called the Sycamore House, a […]


“Reflections on a Royal Sermon”, The Rev. Canon Stephen C. Casey, St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster

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I had not intended to watch the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, however, when it was announced that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was to preach the sermon, I changed my mind. Having had a “selfie” taken with the Presiding Bishop at an event only a few days prior, how […]


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, Ascension Thursday Special Guests

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral welcomes well-known Episcopal theologian Dr. Deirdre Good as guest preacher for the Ascension Day service on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. In addition to featuring a sermon by Dr. Good, the service will include scripture readings, incense, a combined convocation choir, and Holy Eucharist. For more information, click here.


5/2/18, Martha’s Table Free Community Dinner, All Saints, Selingsgrove

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All Saints, Selingsgrove On every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday, except in December, Martha’s Table hosts a FREE community meal in our parish hall. All are invited to dine and socialize with fellow community members in attendance. The dinner is served on a first come, first served basis. Donations are greatly appreciated, but in no […]


St. Stephen’s Cathedral participated in the Harrisburg, “March for Our Lives” event

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On Saturday, March 24, St. Stephen’s Cathedral hosted members from across the diocese who came to participate in the Harrisburg, “March for Our Lives” event. For more information, click here.


Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen Wins Energy Saver Award

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Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) has awarded Newport’s Episcopal Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen the “Energy Saver” award, one of five awards nationwide in its Cool Congregations Challenge.  This challenge awards $1,000 to faith communities for their efforts to address climate change by reducing their carbon footprint, becoming inspirations for their local communities. […]


Sycamore House accepting applications for 2018-2019

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Did you know that St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Harrisburg, offers a program of intentional living in the community for young people while they serve with local non-profits in the greater Harrisburg area?  Do you know a recent college graduate who would love to join in this worthy mission? Applications to The Sycamore House […]


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