Diocesan Digest



November 14, 2012

Responding to Sandy

It’s been about two weeks since “Superstorm Sandy” blasted New Jersey and New York, and one week since the follow up nor’easter added insult to injury to the people of the same area. Now you may be wondering what can we do from Central Pennsylvania?  Read more here.


Invitation to Attend Fall Convocation Meetings


Harrisburg Convocation - Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Mt. Calvary, Camp Hill
Northern Tier Convocation - Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m., St. Paul's, Wellsboro
West Branch Convocation - Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m., Church of Our Savior, Montoursville
Susquehanna Convocation - Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Christ Church, Berwick
Please read this letter of invitation from the Congregational Development Commission.

WE Are the Diocese...

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

Did you know St. Benedict's is a mission church of the diocese? They are located in the Historic St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at 315 North Constitution Avenue, New Freedom, and are part of the Southern Convocation. Read more here.

Dates to Remember


  • The deadline to return Fair Share Pledge Commitments on the form (Nov. 15) is incorrect.  The correct deadline is Nov. 30.
  • Advent podcasts will be posted on the diocesan website beginning Nov. 29.
  • Convention Committee nominations are due Feb. 1.  For questions, contact the Rev. Jennifer Looker.
  • Clergy Conference dates: Feb 4-6.
  • Resolutions for Convention are due Feb. 15.  For questions, contact the Rev. Veronica Chappell.
  • Diocesan Convention is June 8.
  • Bishop's Cup Golf Tournament is June 17 at Iron Valley Golf Club.


Remember in Your Prayers

All those adversely affected by Superstorm Sandy, especially our seminarian, Betsy Ivey, who lives in lower Manhattan.

Susan Hinton, wife of The Rev. Canon Greg Hinton, who remains 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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