Diocesan Digest



 October 9, 2013

Diocesan Training Day

A program of the School of Christian Studies

THRIVE (Theological Hope to Renew & Invigorate Episcopalians)

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
301 St. Thomas Road
Lancaster, Pa.


Keynote: “An Outrageous Romp Through the Bible”

  • Lay Eucharistic Certification
  • The Ministry of Morning Prayer
  • Approaching the Gospels Together
  • Becoming A Jubilee Parish
  • Parish Administration Challenges
  • What is a Parochial Report?
  • Resources on the Diocesan website (where are they?)

Review the schedule, workshop descriptions and presenter bios.

Register online now.

$20.00 per person includes lunch.


Operation Understanding Fall Grant Cycle

Operation Understanding is now accepting applications for the Fall grant cycle. Grant funds are available for outreach ministries that provide food, shelter, clothing, and energy assistance to people in need. Grants are given to Episcopal churches in our diocese that house or are deeply involved in these ministries.

Autumn grant funds typically range from $200 to $1,000, and priority is given to new programs. Grant applications are easily accessible on the diocesan website. The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 31, 2013.


LARC Day of Dialogue

"A Pastoral Approach to Interreligious Marriage"

Monday, October 28, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cardinal Keeler Center
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Download the registration form here.

ECW Annual Meeting

The ECW Annual Meeting will take place Nov. 9 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's, Lancaster. The Diocesan ECW Board invites every woman in the diocese to attend. This year, Mary Ellen Baxter will be honored during the luncheon. For more details and to register, download the flyer.

WE Are the Diocese...

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

A place of welcome.

We are all on a Journey.

No matter who you are;
what questions you have;
what faith tradition you follow
-or no faith tradition at all-
The Spiritual Center at
St. Thomas invites you to
come to the Center to explore,
experience, and engage.

Read more here.

School of Christian Studies Registration Open

The School of Christian Studies in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is ready to begin a new season. Guided by our Bishop Nathan and Advisory Board and chair, Canon David Lovelace, we are here to serve and equip you in your call to serve Christ in the church. As a diocesan school we are a faith community that engages in formation through online learning, cohort groups, prayer, discernment, internships, and worship.

Registration: School of Christian Studies Vocational Program


Dates to Remember



Remember in Your Prayers


The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.

As the diocese continues in this season of discernment and transition, we ask that you pray with us:

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


PO Box 11937
Harrisburg, PA 17108

101 Pine Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101