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Striving Valiantly and Daring Greatly at Diocesan Convention

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The Rev. Scott Slater is bringing Theodore Roosevelt to the diocese’s annual convention, September 29-30 in Carbondale. In a manner of speaking. Slater, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Maryland, says he will draw deeply in this keynote presentation on the insights of Brené Brown, whose research into vulnerability, shame and courage is…

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Restoring the Flow

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Jeff Kemmerer wrote the following reflection on the 2017 diocesan convention theme, Jesus said, ‘Iam the Way.’” Kemmerer is a chemical engineer by training and was baptized at the church he still attends, Grace Episcopal Church, Allentown, more than 60 years ago. Our 2017 diocesan convention is rapidly approaching. It promises to be an important…

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Bishop Search Committee Launches New Website

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The search committee for the ninth bishop of Bethlehem has launched a new website that includes videos, a timeline, and answers to frequently asked questions. “Like many places, the sand on which the foundation of how we are Church and where we have been church are shifting and our challenges are real,” reads the home page….

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Which Road Do I Take?

Lynne Graham, senior warden at St. Paul’s, Montrose, wrote this reflection on the 2017 diocesan convention theme, “Jesus said, ‘I am the Way.’” The Diocese of Bethlehem recently completed a pilgrimage that left us as a different people and a different diocese than when we began. The purpose of a pilgrimage is not to simply…

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One Parish, Six Congregations at St. Gabriel’s, Douglassville

Last year, St. Gabriel's collected Christmas gifts for children in need and distributed them through the Salvation Army.

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Douglassville is one parish, but it is not one congregation. “The way we think about St. Gabriel’s right now is that we are actually six congregations,” says the Rev. David Green, St. Gabriel’s rector. “We have a Saturday congregation which meets in the chapel. We have two Sunday congregations: one…

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