Diocesan Digest



 July 6, 2015


Diocesan Convention 2015: Mapping the Way


The 145th Diocesan Convention will take place at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona, Oct. 16-17, 2015

Friday evening, Oct. 16 – Keynote & discussions with Bishop Audrey Scanlan

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Opening Eucharist & business session

Convention Registration Is Now Open

Register online here.

Please note: Convention registration fee includes registration and meals. Overnight hotel accommodations need to be made separately by phoning individual hotels. Blocks of rooms are reserved at these hotels and are open until Sept. 15.

This information can be found on the diocesan website.


Nominations for Diocesan Committees

The nominees for diocesan committees are open. Download the Nomination Form here.

Positions to be filled:

  • Standing Committee – 2 Clergy & 2 Lay persons
  • Council of Trustees – 1 Clergy & 1 Lay person
  • Disciplinary Board – 1 Clergy & 2 Lay persons

Contact Deacon Hank Morrow for additional information and to volunteer for a committee and serve your diocese! 


Convention Resolutions

Although the period to submit resolutions opened on June 1, 2015, for the upcoming October 16-17 Convention, the Resolution Committee has not as yet received any resolutions.

Please be advised that the July 15, 2015 deadline will not be extended.

Linked is information that I hope you will find helpful in drafting your resolutions and memorials. The requirements follow the rules of order of the Episcopal Church, and are designed to help make our work at Convention more regular, clear, and ordered.

Thank you,

The Rev. Veronica Chappell, Committee Chair

Diocesan Resolutions Committee 2014-2017

The Very Rev. Churchill Pinder
The Rev. Janis Yskamp
Mr. Bob Sheranko
Mr. Charles Bank, Esq.
Mrs. Barbara McLemore, Esq.

Fall Convocation Meetings


Attention clergy and lay delegates to convention!

Fall Convocation meetings dates are as follows:

Lancaster – Sept. 16 – St. Edward's, Lancaster, 6:30 p.m.

Harrisburg & Southern – Sept. 22 - St. Andrew’s, Shippensburg, 6:30 p.m.

Altoona & Susquehanna – Sept. 29, St. Andrew’s, Lewisburg, 6:30 p.m.

Northern Tier & West Branch – Oct. 3 – Trinity Pro Cathedral, Williamsport – 5:00 p.m.

All lay delegates and clergy are expected to attend these meetings for briefing and discussions on the 2016 Diocesan Budget and Resolutions.

Consecration Gifts


A reminder before the summer holidays:

We are collecting contributions to pay for the gifts that we will be giving to our bishop-elect, The Rev. Audrey Scanlan, at her Consecration.  You may write checks, payable to the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, and send them to the Diocesan Office at P.O.  Box 11937, Harrisburg, PA 17108.  Please put "bishop-elect gift" on the memo line.  Or if you prefer, you may pay by parish.  We would love to see 100% participation.

Many contributions have already come in.  We appreciate the generosity of so many clergy, churches, members of the Standing Committee, the E.C.W., and the Board of The Episcopal Home in Shippensburg, as well as individuals.  A thank-you to one and all!

Hope to see everyone at the Forum in Harrisburg on Sept. 12, 2015, to celebrate together this exciting event in the life of our Diocese.

Anne Yellott and Jan Rose, co-chairs of Consecration Gifts

WE Are the Diocese...

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


Thirty-six campers from around the diocese recently gathered at Camp Hebron for several days of fun and fellowship, as the youth program experiences a fresh start under the guidance of several volunteer leaders.

Read more here.


Remember in Your Prayers



The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.



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Harrisburg, PA 17108

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Harrisburg, PA 17101