There are some exciting events coming up in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania. We have two ordinations and a celebration of new ministry, all within nine days, starting at the end of January:
Bishop Sean will ordain Erin Betz Shank to the priesthood on January 31st at 4:00 PM in the Diocese of Maryland in the Great Hall at Middleham/St. Peter’s Parish in Lusby, MD. Join them if you can and please keep Erin and her new parish in your prayers as they begin their new ministry together.
Every one is invited to join us in the celebration of New Ministry for the Rev. Rebecca Lash and Christ Church, Meadville (Bishop Sean presiding). It will take place on Sunday, February 1, at 3:00 PM at Christ Church (Christ Church is “The church with the red doors on Diamond Park”, 870 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA. 814.724.7389. firstname.lastname@example.org). Please keep Mother Rebecca and Christ Church in your prayers as they embark on this new journey together.
Bishop Sean will ordain Tim Dyer to the Diaconate on Sunday, February 8, at 4:00 PM at St. Francis, Youngsville. All are welcome. Please keep Tim in your prayers as he prepares for ordination.
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.