Follow the link to read a pastoral letter from the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, the Bishop of Pennsylvania, to the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
Bishop Daniel writes in response to the recent vote of the primates of the churches that make up the Anglican Communion to exclude representatives of The Episcopal Church from Communion meetings for three years. The primates’ decision is in response to our church’s support for marriage equality.
On January 26 the Bishop Search Committee will present its slate of nominees to the Standing Committee of the diocese for confirmation. This action concludes a year of hard work by the Bishop Search Committee, which was co-chaired by our rector, the Rev. Rodger C. Broadley. A second committee will then coordinate the election, consecration and transition for the new Bishop of Pennsylvania.
The candidates will be announced publicly on January 28, and their names will be posted on the diocesan website at noon on that day.
All Center City parishioners are welcome to attend a conversation about the nominees to be held on February 3 at Saint Clement’s Church, at 20th and Cherry streets. The meeting starts with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.; there is no charge and no RSVP is required.
There will be opportunities to meet with the nominees themselves during the week of February 14, and the election will be held at a special convention on March 12. For more details, see the diocesan website.
Despite predictions of a wintry snowstorm this weekend, we are still planning to offer two celebrations of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday January 24, at 9 and 11 a.m.
Please join us if you can do so safely.
If you know of a parishioner who needs help, or if you yourself need assistance from one of our Pastoral Care Team volunteers, please fill out a card and place it in the box located in the narthex and someone will contact you.
If you have any questions about the program, please speak to one of the team members during coffee hour:
- Mary Kelley
- John Marotta
- Tom McCoy
- Chuck Pukanecz
- Coy Smith
- Ed Speedling