diocesanlife October 2007
It is right and a good and joyful thing
always and everywhere to give thanks. EPISCOPAL
ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE BY BISHOP PAUL V. MARSHALL CHURCH
Two Weddings and a Funeral
IN THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION
A freely chosen global fellowship
of churches in communion
with one another and with the
I do not normally advertise liturgies in this See of Canterbury in England,
some 76 million people in 38
space, but there are three opportunities in www.anglicancommunion.org
the next month or so that I would not want Archbishop of Canterbury
The Most Rev. Rowan Williams
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IN THE UNITED S TATES
needs some discussion one of 38 self-governing na-
tional churches within the
Bishop Paul Marshall worldwide Anglican Com-
munion, 110 dioceses and ju-
risdictions in the U.S., Mexico
Pray for the Dead – Nov. 2 at the Cathedral, 7:00 p.m. and Central America. Some 100 of
these are dioceses within the U.S.
On November 2 we shall again observe a At every Eucharist we join “with all the company www.episcopalchurch.org
Diocesan Requiem at the Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. of heaven” as we sing “holy, holy, holy” – we enter Presiding Bishop
The music will be that of Maurice Durufle, under into the reality of the eternal moment of praise at The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Episcopal Church Center
the baton of Canon Russell Jackson. God’s throne. On All Souls Day we may, perhaps 815 Second Avenue • New York, NY 10017
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cratic observance, when all the faithful departed that truth more fully. www.episcopalchurch.org/pb
are prayed for and remembered with grateful hearts. We will pray for all the faithful departed. If you BETHLEHEM
IN THE DIOCESE OF BETHLEH EM
Some of the sentiment of this day has leaked into have names you would like to be remembered in The Episcopal Church in east-
All Saints Day, but that day is really a triumphant particular at this liturgy, please mail or email my ern and northeastern PA, 66
celebration of the outstanding heroes of the Chris- office (email@example.com). congregations in 14 counties:
Berks, Bradford, Carbon,
tian Faith, whose blood and teaching have inspired The liturgical style of this liturgy has something to Lackawanna Lebanon, Lehigh,
it on the communal or world level. offer. The congregation is largely silent and the beautiful Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton,
All Souls Day ministers to our more private music and liturgical movement carry the event in a way that Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna,
Wayne and Wyoming.
experience of loss. It allows us to do the one thing allows the worshiper an aesthetic and contempla- www.diobeth.org
we can do for those we love but see no more: hear tive avenue to the Lord’s presence. “Participation” Bishop
ourselves placing them in the loving care of God. in this liturgy is primarily interior, allowing us to The Rt. Rev. Paul V. Marshall
We also hear in return of God’s love for them and us. enter into God’s presence on an intimate level while
God has knit the living and the dead in one fellowship gathered with God’s church. As an experience of Archdeacon
The Ven. Howard Stringfellow
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liturgy. Just as we know that the departed pray for the 333 Wyandotte Street • Bethlehem, PA 18015
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they go from strength to strength in their life in God.
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At St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre October 13, and flood the cathe-
dral to standing room as we Diocesan Life is the Diocese of Bethlehem
Bishop Anthony Poggo of edition of Episcopal Life, the monthly news-
deepen our connection with two paper of the Episcopal Church, USA. Copy
Kajo Keji will preach and pre- outstanding bishops at the Dioc- deadline is the second Monday of the month.
side at the principal liturgy at esan Convention Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. Opinions expressed do not necessarily repre-
St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral sent those of the Bishop or the Diocese of Beth-
Bishop Jack Croneberger, a na- lehem. Send articles and letters to the Editor.
on Sunday, October 14 at tive of the Schuylkill County, will Communication Ministry: Barbara Caum,
10:30 a.m. be working with me in the years Chair, Dolores Caskey, Elizabeth Diely, Harry
This will be a grand celebra- to come, and this liturgy will mark Hart, W. Nicholas Knisely, Barbara Loef-
fler, George Loeffler, Sheila Fairbrass Sie-
tion and enable people in the his first public celebration with us. Bishop Jack Croneberger gler, and Bill Lewellis.
northern tier of the diocese to Bishop Jack and Marilyn live out- Episcopal Life ISSN 1050-0057 USPS#177-
celebrate our partnership with side of Reading. A wise and centered man, he has al- 940 is published monthly by The Domestic &
Kajo Keji and its vibrant ready given me a sense of comradeship and will be a Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal
young bishop. Church, Inc., 815 Second Avenue, New York,
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crafted their own strategy. They decided
OUR NEW HOPE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN BY CHARLIE BAREBO The campaign began in all of our
they would give their gift as the youth of
parishes during the last two Sun-
Make your father proud
the diocese rather than through individual
parishes. They set a goal of $7,000. days of September, with talks on
They decided to make sacrificial gifts. Kajo Keji and on the Needy of
They vocalized this intent. Some of their Pennsylvania.
Brothers and Sisters, I greet you with sacrifices include giving up iPod
The campaign will extend over a
tidings of great joy! We have raised downloads, video games, clothes, make
five-year period, from October 1,
up, soda, candy and fast food. Mother
more than $1,800,000, exceeding half Demery Bader-Saye should be proud of 2007, to December 31, 2012. Com-
of our goal for the New Hope her group. I sure am. mitments may be fulfilled monthly,
At our home dinner table, I asked my annually or paid in full at any time.
Campaign. The Body of Christ known children what they would give up. What
as the Diocese of Bethlehem has a lively discussion. My nine-year-old All of the money raised will be
daughter started with her allowance for given away. The Diocese will
responded magnificently to Christ’s receive none of the money.
the rest of her life. She ended on all her
call to care for our brothers and sisters “birthday money” and half of her
The money raised will be disbursed
in need. While we have come a long allowance for three months.
in the following way. The Diocesan
For my eleven-year-old son the
way, the job is not done yet. There is decision was more difficult because he Trustees will publish a grant
procedure and distribute it to the
Charlie Barebo much heavy lifting yet to do. has $1,100 of his own money in a savings
Diocese of Kajo Keji and the par-
account. It was interesting to observe
Since May, a dedicated team of Our Bishop and his wife have given a ishes of our diocesan community,
large gift that means he will have to
that parting with some of this money was
individuals has worked hard developing more difficult for one who had more in late 2007 or early 2008.
leadership gifts. We have done this work two years longer than he planned.
(I think this is great news.) money. He had been as Christ taught in
through one on one meetings and through his parable a good and faithful steward Each family or parishioner will
a series of receptions strategically A child has pledged 25% of their have the opportunity to make a
allowance for the year. of his resources. Eventually he asked
located throughout the Diocese. It has what to do and we talked about tithing. Faith Promise or sacrificial gift.
been hard, rewarding work. The Christian These simple responses to Christ’s Our generosity will determine the
Charlie decided to tithe a gift to New
response of the members of our Diocese call are the fabric of our faith. They are number of projects funded and the
has been remarkable motivational to me, filled with awesome extent to which they will be funded.
The Holy Spirit was at our table. I
One older woman has gone back to work, power, the power of the Holy Spirit.
was very proud of my children. What his injured brother even though he was from
for the sole purpose of fulfilling her pledge. Each involves a sacrificial gift that is
had started as a whim became a a foreign land and a different ethnic group.
One couple gave half of the money set aside transformational. An act of love given at
wonderful teaching and witness Think about your response to Christ’s
for their children’s college education. a sacrifice is always transformational.
opportunity. call through the New Hope Campaign.
One retired couple gave the equivalent These are just a few of the stories. I will
We each give our Christian witness Would it make your father proud?
of a year’s living expenses. share more at another time.
through our response to Christ’s call.
The youth of our Diocese have Charlie Barebo, CEO of Otterbine Barebo Inc.,
One couple cancelled plans for their Did the Samaritan walk past the injured is chair of our New Hope capital campaign.
50th Anniversary Party and donated the responded magnificently. At their
Jew? He answered the call and tended to
money to the New Hope Campaign. leadership meeting on August 25, they
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Celebrate Bishop Paul Jones shoes for a walk in the woods. The leaves in town. We hope that our space will offer Estrella Estefania Puco T, a nine-year-old
The Peace Commission of the Diocese of should be gorgeous. To register, call the our local creative and hard-working crafters, girl from Ecuador. Over the previous eleven
Bethlehem is sponsoring a Celebration of the church office (570-836-2233) or Charlotte mostly women, the same opportunity.” years, the children have received: primary
Life of Bishop Paul Jones at St. Stephen’s Mason (570-869-1402 or 570-553-4282). Crafters Corner hours on first Fridays will and secondary education, developmental
Church, Wilkes-Barre, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A $10.00 non-refundable registration fee be 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in an effort to evaluations along with medical care; their
on Saturday, October 27. Open to the will insure a spot at Smyrl Lodge, Camp provide daytime access, as well as affording parents gained skills on how to encourage
public, the celebration will include Lackawanna. shoppers an entertaining option for after their children’s desire to learn; and, in some
speakers, Eucharist, a “Culture of Peace” Safeguarding God’s Children work and the early evening hours. cases, the skills, supplies and equipment to
workshop, and refreshments, including a Musical entertainment from 6:30 to 7:30 increase their family’s small farm
The Safeguarding God’s Children 2007-
celebration cake. A special guest will be p.m. is being added to the program, with the productivity. In the past, the ECW received
2008 schedule is now available for down-
David Jones, son of Paul Jones. intent of providing a free venue for local CCF’s special recognition: its Patron award.
load at www.diobethkids.org.
Paul Jones was born in the rectory of St. singers and musicians, including students, Contributions to CCF represent only part of
Stephen’s Church, Wilkes-Barre in 1880 Prayer Bead Workshop to share their talents. Refreshments and light what the ECW offers in the name of all the
and became Bishop of Utah in 1914. In response to numerous requests, Mother meals will also be available for shoppers. women of the Diocese of Bethlehem.
Because he spoke out against World War I, Laura Howell, Gaby Whittier and Sister “We hope the success of the Crafters Knitting for Mariners
he was forced to resign in 1918. After Patricia Michael will present an Anglican Corner Store will encourage other parishes
[From Jane Teter] There’s still time to do
leaving the episcopate, Jones remained Prayer Bead Program at Trinity, Bethlehem to consider being incubators for local
some knitting for those mariners on the high
faithful to the cause of peace and (44 E. Market Street on Saturday, October cottage industries. St. Paul’s commends the
seas who cannot be home for Christmas. Knit
nonviolence. In 1931, he was one of the 27. “Though we believe all will benefit and diocese for the New Hope Campaign, which
a scarf, hat, socks, a vest – they will be
founding members of what is now the enjoy this workshop,” the presenters say, “it has the great potential to assist in such
appreciated. Bring or send the items to me
Episcopal Peace Fellowship. is being geared specifically to Middle/High parish-based ventures,” said Bartron.
to be gathered at our Convention in mid-
Bishop Paul Jones died in 1941. In 1997, School youth.” For more info and a flyer, Congregational Development October. Visit www.seamenschurch.org for
the General Convention affirmed Bishop visit www.trinitybeth.org/prayerbeads.html.
Congregational Development Grant appli- knitting and crochet patterns.
Paul Jones for the Calendar of the Episcopal Montrose parish hosts crafters cations have been sent to congregations now Holiday Gift Shop
Church, and his Feast Day is celebrated St. Paul’s, Montrose, is hosting a Crafters receiving grants. If you are considering a
on September 4, the anniversary of his The fourth annual St. Brigid’s Holiday Gift
Corner Store the first Friday of every month grant request, please contact Canon Jane
death. For more information, Jim Walton, Shop will be held on Saturday, December 1
in its parish house, beginning October 5. The Teter at Diocesan House to receive an
610-868-6878, email@example.com. (10:00 to 4:00) at the church, 310 Madison
initiative is to bring local crafters, who work application. Deadline: December 1.
Avenue, Nazareth. It will include crafters,
Mommy Camp at home, to a public place to display and ECW sponsorship of CCF a Chinese auction, bake sale, and raffles.
Mommy Camp, October 5-7 (Friday 5:00 sell their crafts. “This is what is often called
The diocesan board of Episcopal Church
a ‘incubator’ scheme,” reports Rachel
p.m. to Sunday 3:00 p.m.), an enjoyable Women (ECW) has begun its 12th year of Read more news that’s fit to print
weekend compliments of St. Peter’s Warriner Barton, senior warden of St.
sponsoring students through the Christian but simply doesn’t fit in Diocesan Life
Church, Tunkhannock, is intended to give Paul’s. “It offers free space to local
entrepreneurs to advance and enhance their
Children’s Fund (CCF), having given more on the online newSpin newsletter.
“Mommies” and “Grandmommies” a time than $3,000 to support students and their Tell Bill Lewellis, firstname.lastname@example.org,
for rest and respite. Bring your CDs. ventures. We did this last year with a local
person who wanted to establish a chocolate
families. The board has two notebooks to add your email address
Sixties music is the choice of last year’s filled with the families’ correspondence, the to the newSpin list.
campers. Those gifted with needle and store in Montrose. He used our parish
children’s drawings and their family You’ll get news there in a more
thread are invited to show off (even model) kitchen for several months, establishing and
pictures. ECW has sponsored two timely manner than you get it here.
an outfit they have made. Bring comfortable testing the local response and cliental. He
Colombian children and currently sponsors
has successfully opened a chocolate factory
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