|Thu Aug 28 @ 7:00PM - |
Lockport - August Taize Services
|Sat Aug 30 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM|
Good Grief Support Group
|Sat Sep 06 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
Worship & Liturgy I
|Sat Sep 06 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM|
Congregations & Organizational Change
|Sun Sep 07 @11:15AM - 12:30PM|
|Thu Sep 11 @ 6:30PM - 10:00PM|
|Sat Sep 13 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM|
Safe Church Training at Diocesan Center
|Wed Sep 17 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM|
The St. John’s-Grace Rummage Sale and Vendor Expo will be open for business from Thursday, September 4, through Saturday, September 6. The sale will include art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, furniture, clothing, books, home decor, housewares, kitchen items, CDs, records, DVDs and more.
In addition to a wealth of gently used donated items, the sale will feature arts and crafts vendors selling their own creative wares. Doors will be open from 4:00-7:00 on Thursday, 4:00-7:00 on Friday, and 8:30-4:30 on Saturday.
St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church is in the Elmwood Village on Colonial Circle at Lafayette and Richmond. For more information call the church office at 885-1112 or visit the church web site at www.stjohnsgrace.com.
Over 100 alumni of the St. Mary's School of Sagada in the Philippines honored the memory of the Rt. Rev. Charles Henry Brent in his home town of Newcastle, Ontario, on August 9. The occasion marking the school's centennial drew alumni from as far away as the Philippines where Bishop Brent founded several schools for Filipino children.
The Most Reverend Terence Finlay, the retired Bishop of Toronto was the celebrant and preacher. He was assisted by con-celebrators the Rt. Rev. Michael Bedford-Jones and the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Botengan of the Central Diocese of the Philippines. The service incorporated the language of North Kankanay where Sagada is located, and the school's alumni sang several hymns in their dialect.
For the past two years the diocese has held a service in October at the Diocesan Ministry Center in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The service has been held on or near the feast of St. Luke the physician. This October, the diocese is expanding this idea in a new direction.
“I want to connect the diocese to things happening in the Western New York region,” says Bishop Franklin. “And one of the important new developments is the ongoing expansion of the medical corridor in downtown Buffalo. And while the medical corridor is located in Buffalo, this focus on health care is something that is likely to have positive effects in the years to come across all of Western New York. Health and well being is also a topic that touches all of our lives.
Our pets are special to us. They are always there to greet you at the end of a long day. They’re the best friend you need to snuggle with when you are feeling down. That's why we buy gifts for them on Christmas and take them along on vacations. Because when you own a pet, you think of them as one of your family.
Imagine now that you are unable to care for your pets as well as you had been in the past. For some reason you can not pay for the food they need or basic healthcare. Wouldn't it kill you to see your pet suffer and not be able to help?
On Sunday, July 27, clergy from across the diocese met for the 4th annual clergy picnic at the Diocesan Ministry Center in Tonawanda. Approximately 30 individuals attended. The event is designed to bring the clergy and their families together for an afternoon of relaxation.
“We just talk and drink and have a good time,” said the Rev. Vicki Zust, rector of St. Paul’s, Harris Hill. “It’s the one time of the year that the clergy families get to come. Our spouses come to it and we get to build a community beyond just agenda driven stuff.”
by Rebekah Brown & Virginia Carr
As Christians, we have a whole spectrum in which we can act faithfully. We can draw inward and evaluate ourselves, praying for strength and improvement. And we can go out into the world and extend help, love and comfort. At St. Peter's, Westfield, we have been able to both this summer.
Two of our parishioners spend part of their year in Texas. They both attend the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mission, Texas, where they are currently trying to provide for the refugees coming over the border.