Diocesan Digest - October 31, 2012

Diocesan Digest



October 31, 2012

News from the Pews

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! No, Dorothy, we have animals, visions and spirits (oh my). Read about Mrs. Heakes - the spirit of St. Mark's, Lewistown.


All Ages Invited to the Diocesan Education Festival


Youth Ministry Appreciation Dinner

All youth leaders, church school teachers and youth (9th through 12th grade) 

Middle schoolers are welcome but may not stay overnight.  Limited registration available.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Youth Ministry Appreciation Dinner and Lock-In
St. John’s, Lancaster

Life Long Formation Day
Saturday, December 8, 2012

Life Long Formation Conference
St. James, Lancaster

Guest speakers: Rodger Nishioka and Dr. Deirdre GoodWorkshops for the whole family.

Children's program for 6-12 year olds
Childcare will be available on Saturday.


Online registration is available here.


Podcast Series: Revival and Renewal at St. Mary's, Waynesboro

Now available - the third in a three-part podcast series on the revival and renewal currently being experienced at St. Mary's, Waynesboro. In this episode, John Poniske, junior warden of St. Mary's, talks about the impact of empowering lay ministry on the parish's growth and development. Listen to the podcast here.


Fall Clergy Association Meeting

Please note: The Fall Clergy Association Meeting on Nov. 8 is open to all attendees - lay leaders in particular are encouraged to attend!

The Fall Clergy Association Meeting will now be held on Nov. 8th (previously Oct. 9th) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Trinity, Jersey Shore. Lunch will be provided. We will be having a number of experts on the Marcellus shale from the environmental, industrial and spiritual perspective. A business meeting will be held from 1-2 p.m. which will include election of officers. For more information, contact Canon Ken Wagner-Pizza.


WE Are the Diocese...

Read about new and exciting things that make us proud to be the Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania.

“In thanksgiving to God and in recognition of diocesan support”, read how Christ Church, Danville, celebrates being part of the Diocese of Central PA. Read more here.

Remember in Your Prayers

The Rev. Bud Hartley, who underwent diagnostic surgery on Oct. 25.

Susan Hinton, wife of The Rev. Canon Greg Hinton, who is in a rehab facility recovering from surgery.

Janice Pursel, the widow of The Rev. Canon Robert Pursel, who continues a complex rehabilitation following surgery.

Elaine Lovelace, wife of Canon David Lovelace, who is recovering from surgery.


The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.


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