|Sat May 07 @ 8:30AM - 04:00PM|
Worship & Liturgy I
|Tue May 10 @10:00AM - 02:00PM|
Ministry in Transition
|Sat May 14 @12:00AM|
Community Magic Show
|Sun May 15 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
God's Gift of Grace, Pet Food Pantry
|Sun May 15 @12:30PM - 04:30PM|
Discover Sunday: Chautauqua
|Sun May 15 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM|
Dedicatory Organ Recital
|Sun May 15 @ 5:00PM - |
Evensong at St. Matthias'
|Tue May 17 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM|
Pet Food Pantry
Does your church want to make a difference in your neighborhood?
Does your church want to reach children and families?
Does your church want to join the Jesus movement?
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is calling the Episcopal Church to go into the neighborhood. One way for our congregations to do that is to build a relationship with the public schools in our neighborhoods. But many of our congregations don't know how to start, or don't know how to take the next steps in building the relationship.
Join the All Our Children National Network (allourchildren.org) and The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York on May 20 & 21, 2016 at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo to learn about the growing movement of church-school partnerships.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church will open an eBay store at 15 Fernhill Ave in Buffalo, under the name SPECfaithfulfinds.
Members of the Diocese are encouraged to visit this eBay site to bid on items we have listed for sale. Members are also welcomed to submit items for sale at our launch celebration this evening (Thursday, April 28) at 6 pm.
Details and particulars about the store will be discussed. Light refreshments.
Our own Bishop Franklin and Bishop Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will be interviewed on Catholic Radio this weekend. The two Bishops will talk about their friendship, their joint efforts for equality and economic justice in Western New York and how people of faith engage in the public square.
The program will air Sunday morning at 6:30 on WXRL/Lancaster, Buffalo (1300 AM), and WCJW/Warsaw-Wyoming County (1140AM/103.7FM), Batavia (105.5FM), Avon-Leroy-Geneseo (104.3FM), Nunda-Livingston County (100.9FM); Also Sunday evening at 7 on WJTN/Jamestown (1240AM).
At Chautauqua Institution on May 15th a Discover Sunday will be held for all to enjoy! Activities in which you may choose to participate include tours of the Episcopal Cottage and Chapel of the Good Shepherd, a nature walk, a tour of Palestine Park’s model Holy Land, and a bus tour of the grounds. Then, at 4:15 everyone will gather at the Hall of Philosophy for the Office of Evening Prayer before heading home. Activities are free and open to all.
A buffet luncheon is offered at the historic Athenaeum Hotel from 12:30 – 2:00 by pre paid reservation, only. Reservations must be received at the diocesan office by April 29th. The cost of the lunch is $20 and more details can be seen at www.bit.ly/discoverchautauqua
Visitors are asked to park in the Main Lot across from the Main Gate. Pick up a program schedule at the welcome table near the Main Gate entrance. Driving and parking on the grounds is permitted for those for whom walking is difficult. Car pools are encouraged. Wear comfortable shoes.
The Diocese of Western New York is currently accepting applications for two part-time positions in First Thirty Ministry. The deadline for applications is April 15th.
First 30 Resource Manager
This position is accountable to the Canon for Connections
Salary & Benefits
Hourly (may be reimbursed to a congregation)
Estimated hours per week - 4
Applicants must pass a background check and complete safe church training to be considered for this position.
"Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen."
Today we celebrate the most important day in the Christian calendar. We celebrate the resurrection of Christ. On this day we celebrate the victory of life over death. We celebrate the gift of eternal life that has been given to each one of us. This is the core of what faith in Christ is all about. We have been given everlasting life, death no longer has any power over us. Death is no longer the last word, it is merely the door to life eternal.
As we celebrate the joy of the resurrection let us not forget that we are not meant to receive the gift of everlasting life for ourselves alone. We are all called to share the gift of everlasting life with the whole world. We are called to share the presence and the story of Christ with our world. We are also called to take the faith that death has no power over us and the courage that faith gives us to reconcile the world to God and to reconcile us each to one another.