Archives for March 2013

Lent Madness 2013 Gold Halo winner crowned

Frances Perkins, first female cabinet secretary, defeats St. Luke

[Lent Madness – press release] While college basketball fans are in the midst of March Madness, Christians can now relax after a nail-biting finish to Lent Madness 2013. In the final match-up, former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins worked her way past St. Luke to win the coveted Golden Halo. Throughout the season of Lent […]

Texas: Simple idea leads to sustained growth

[Diolog] By now, most of the clergy and leaders in the Diocese of Texas have heard Mary Parmer’s story. After an invitation from a friend to attend a service at St. Stephen’s, Beaumont, Parmer left her evangelical background and fell in love with the Episcopal Church. For the past several years, she has toured the […]

‘Fill the Ford’ a successful vehicle for feeding Missouri’s hungry

[Episcopal Diocese of Missouri] For the members of Trinity Episcopal Church, Kirksville, Missouri, the impending arrival of Winter Storm Virgil brought a blizzard of blessings. One of Trinity-Kirksville’s most longstanding outreach ministries has been contributing to the local Christian Community Food Depot. Despite the illusion of abundance of food in America’s heartland, 17.1 percent of […]

Nominees for bishop slate announced in Western Michigan

[Diocese of Western Michigan — Press Release] The Search Team has nominated three priests to stand for election as the 9th Bishop of Western Michigan. The nominees for bishop are: The Rev. Jennifer Adams, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Holland, Michigan (Diocese of Western Michigan) The Rev. Whayne Hougland, Jr., Rector, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, North Carolina (Diocese of […]

William Jay Lambert ordained as bishop of Eau Claire

[Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire] The Rt. Rev. William Jay Lambert was ordained on March 16 as sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire at Christ Church Cathedral in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was chief consecrator and the official co-consecrators were bishops Gregory Brewer of Central Florida and Russell […]

Three nominees added to New Jersey bishop election slate

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced March 16 that it had added three names to the slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop. The three priests, all from the diocese, nominated through an independent nomination process that began […]

RIP: The Rt. Rev. Coleman McGehee, 8th Bishop of Michigan

[Episcopal Diocese of Michigan] The Rt. Rev. H. Coleman McGehee, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, has died at the age of 89 McGehee served as bishop coadjutor from 1971 to 1973 and as diocesan bishop from 1973 to 1990. He died March 14, after a protracted illness at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital […]

Hollywood expertise helps set stage for worship

[Diolog] When Emmy-nominated costume designer Cliff Chally offered to make a replacement set of vestments at his church in Los Angeles, he wasn’t planning a new career. But that’s exactly what happened. Today, bishops from San Diego to Jerusalem wear his custom-designed robes, and altars are adorned with paraments that reflect their particular context and […]

Worship opens realm of the Spirit

[Diolog] Singer Ana Hernández was helping to provide music during a small Christmas-morning service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, when one of the hymns made her weep. After the service, organist Dan Moriarty said, “You know what’s amazing? I push buttons on the organ, and water comes out of your eyes.” “The […]

Houston cathedral mentors make a difference at local school

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Jen Moss and 6-year-old Mia meet every Tuesday for an hour through a program called Kids Hope USA, which matches students with mentors. Together, they read, play games and talk. An hour a week seems like a small amount of time, but for Mia, it has made a big difference. Kids […]