Diocesan Digest



 October 26, 2015


Presiding Bishop-Elect Curry Events To Be Livestreamed


Below please find the links to the livestream of the Vigil Service and the Installation for Presiding Bishop-Elect Curry to be held on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The music will be outstanding and the liturgy amazing. Be a part of it from the comfort of your homes!

Watch the vigil.

Installation of Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry

Bulletin Insert: Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost (B)

Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) Appointed


Bishop Scanlan has appointed Mr. Edward A. Robertson of St. Andrew’s in the Valley as the Emergency Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.

Mr. Robertson has worked as the Director of Emergency Social Services for the Red Cross in the Susquehanna Valley and as an Emergency Management Trainer and Disaster Services Government Liaison. Read his full bio here. His appointment to this position will call for him to interact with the Episcopal Relief and Development organization and to collaborate with colleagues across our General Church.

You can contact Ed via email.


Diocesan Convention News


Annual Convention Summary

Special thanks to:

St. Luke’s, Altoona, for hosting the Saturday Eucharist,

Diocesan ECW volunteers for their help at registration and as tellers,

And many thanks to all who donated supplies and gift cards to St. Luke’s, Altoona, for the start of their community garden!


Outpouring of garden supplies for St. Luke’s, Altoona.

Diocesan News and Updates


Bishop Scanlan's Visitation Schedule


Convocational Visits

During 2016, Bishop Scanlan is planning on an extended three day visitation in each of our Convocations. The dates for these visits are:

January 8-10 - Susquehanna

April 15-17 – Northern Tier

May 6-8 – West Branch

June 17-19 – Southern

July 8-10 – Lancaster

July 22-24 – Harrisburg

Oct. 21-23 – Altoona


Regional Confirmations

Bishop Scanlan will be offering several dates throughout the year for regional confirmations. If your parish is not on her visitation schedule for this year and you have people who are ready to be confirmed, you may take advantage of the following dates:

Saturday, March 26, 2016, Easter Vigil at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Harrisburg

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at All Saints, Williamsport

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at St. Mary’s, Waynesboro

If you have any questions about Bishop Scanlan’s schedule, please contact her secretary, Carolyn Joy Patterson at cpatterson@diocesecpa.org or 888-236-5959 ext. 101.

WE Are the Diocese


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

Bangor Church Celebrates Its History

It was a terrific Heritage Homecoming Weekend at Bangor Episcopal Church, Churchtown as parishioners and invited guests took a walk back in time Oct. 17-18 to celebrate 293 years of existence.

On Sunday there was a full church for the historic service as they welcomed back several of the clergy who formerly served there and others who returned as part of the new “Friends of Bangor” program. Bangor Episcopal Church is considered the mother church of Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.

Bangor Homecoming


Save the Date


Remember in Your Prayers



The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.



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