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Canon Kitch Called to St. Luke’s in Phillipsburg, NJ–Special Service on April 7

A Letter from Canon Kitch: Dear friends and colleagues, I write to share the good news that I have accepted the call to become the next rector of St. Luke’s Church in Phillipsburg, NJ, Diocese of Newark. While I enter with joy this next season of my ministry, it is with a heavy heart that…

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Ash Wednesday Message from Bishop Kevin

 Bishop Kevin’s Ash Wednesday Message Transcript of the message: We are invited to a Holy Lent. We hear the words, “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the church…by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.”* “To Make a Right Beginning.”** During Lent we consider…

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Letter from the Bishop: Staff Changes

Dear Friends in Christ, After prayerful consideration and consultation with Diocesan Council and Standing Committee, I wish to announce some changes in the arrangement of the staff at the diocesan office. My purpose in these changes is to build upon the momentum that is present, to increase missional support to our congregations, and to expand and…

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Calendar

Apr
11
Thu
11:00 am Chrism Mass @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Chrism Mass @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
At the service, Bishop Kevin will bless oil for each congregation in the diocese. The liturgical color for clergy vesting is white. Those who have leftover oils may bring them to the Chrism Mass. Parking...

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Apr
13
Sat
9:00 am Eucharistic Visitor Training @ Grace Episcopal Church
Eucharistic Visitor Training @ Grace Episcopal Church
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Training for laypeople interested in becoming Eucharistic visitors will be offered Saturday, April 13 at Grace Church in Honesdale. Eucharistic visitors are authorized to take consecrated elements to members of their congregations who are too...

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Apr
26
Fri
6:30 pm Christophany Youth Retreat @ Bear Creek Camp
Christophany Youth Retreat @ Bear Creek Camp
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm
An event for Middle & High School Youth. Learn to overcome obstacles with God’s help. Challenge yourself. Connect with other youth. Make new friends. Enjoy just plain fun. Register now!    
Apr
27
Sat
9:00 am Worship Leader Training @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Worship Leader Training @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training for laypeople who are interested in becoming Worship Leaders will be offered Saturday, April 27 at St. Paul’s in Montrose. A Worship Leader is a lay person who is authorized to lead public worship under...

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Apr
29
Mon
all-day Planning for Wellness
Planning for Wellness
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
This is a conference for Active Clergy participating in the Church Pension Fund’s Clergy Pension Plan and not yet receiving a retirement benefit from the plan. The conference will begin at with registration at 9...

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May
21
Tue
9:30 am Clergy Day @ TBD
Clergy Day @ TBD
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
 
Oct
4
Fri
9:00 am 148th Convention @ Crowne Plaza
148th Convention @ Crowne Plaza
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm
Visit the webpage for more information.
Oct
28
Mon
4:00 pm Clergy Conference 2019 @ St. Francis Retreat House
Clergy Conference 2019 @ St. Francis Retreat House
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm
 

Non-parochial Clergy Reports

All Clergy (including retirees) who are Canonically Resident in the Diocese of Bethlehem and who do not have a Parish Cure are required to submit a yearly report for the bishop. If you are unable to access the online form, you may request a paper copy from Paula Lapinski by calling the Diocesan Office at 610-691-5655. Forms must be submitted by February 15. Click here to access the form.