Diocesan Digest



July 4, 2012

General Convention 2012

GC77The 77th General Convention 2012 begins tomorrow in Indianapolis and continues through July 12. Diocesan staff will keep you posted on the latest events via the deputation blog, Facebook, and the Diocesan website. For those who use Twitter, the official convention hashtag is #gc77.


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Views from the Pews

This month's Views from the Pews features All Saints, Hershey. View the video (as well as past videos) here. To submit an idea for future Views from the Pews, contact Linda Arguedas.

OTM Portfolio 2.0 Arrives in Early July

Attention all clergy: Version 2.0 of the OTM Portfolio will roll out the first week of July. Learn more here.

Calling All Campers

There is still time to register for BASIC camp, July 22-27 at Camp Mt. Luther. This is the name for the joint camping week of the Upper Susquehanna Lutheran Synod and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. Find more information here.

Book Review - Anam Cara: Collegial Clergy Communities

Anam CaraThe Rev. Ed Messersmith offers a review of Anam Cara: Collegial Clergy Communities by Mahan Siler. Read the review here; to access previous book reviews on the Diocesan website, click here. Want to write a book review? Email Linda Arguedas.

Rite Stuff 1.6.1 Available at Special Price

Attention all parishes - the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has negotiated a special pricing for Rite Stuff 1.6.1, a downloadable liturgical planning resource for the Episcopal Church.

From now until Friday, July 13, 2012 a parish may purchase Rite Stuff 1.6.1 for only $275.00 per copy!   Click here for more details.

Save the Dates

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events.


ECW Cape May Retreat


The ECW Cape May Retreat will take place Sept. 21-23 at the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, Cape May, N.J. Details available here.


Life Long Formation Day, Dec. 7-8


Questions or need more information? Contact Robyn Szoke.


Remember in Your Prayers


Kenneth E. Pizza, father of the Rev. Canon Ken Wagner-Pizza, died on Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Quakertown Center - Genesis HealthCare, Quakertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 N. Main St., Sellersville. Family and friends may call Thursday night, July 5, at the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, 87 N. Main St., Sellersville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at the church Friday morning from 9 until 9:50 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Sellersville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Please pray for The Rev. Deacon Janice Fritz, who has recently received a diagnosis of a return of cancer, and will be starting treatment immediately.

The Rev. Deacon Priscilla Ginolfi, who will be undergoing extensive knee surgery on July 17th.

The Rev. Canon William T. Warne II who will begin a six-week regimen of follow-up treatments for bladder cancer on July 10 after having four low-grade tumors removed on June 5.


The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.


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