Archives for April 2014

Matthew Alan Gunter consecrated eighth bishop of Fond du Lac

[Diocese of Fond Du Lac] Matthew Alan Gunter was ordained and consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac April 26 in a service held at Appleton Alliance Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. Gunter is the eighth bishop of Fond du Lac, replacing the Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus, who retired after serving as bishop of Fond […]

Central Pennsylvania: Elaine Ellis Thomas ordained

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] The Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter ordained into the priesthood on Tuesday April 29, the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas. The ordination took place at St. Edward’s Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, assistant rector, St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, was the preacher. Choirs from St. Edwards, Lancaster; St. James’, Lancaster and St. Peter’s […]

Episcopal churches look to help communities after deadly storms

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church dioceses and congregations are helping their neighbors cope in the aftermath of deadly spring storms that lashed a wide section of the Midwestern and southern United States and killed at least 34 people, 15 of them in Arkansas. Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas Bishop Larry Benfield said April 28 that the […]

No guns at Episcopal churches in Georgia, bishops say

[Episcopal News Services] Firearms will not be permitted in buildings or on property of any Episcopal church anywhere in the state of Georgia, bishops of the two Georgia dioceses have said. Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright and Diocese of Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase were responding to Gov. Nathan Deal’s April 24 signing of what […]

El Hogar offers Honduras’ ‘hardest cases’ a chance for a new life

[Episcopal News Service – Tegucigalpa, Honduras] For the past 35 years El Hogar has served Honduras’ toughest cases, boys and girls, some of whom have been abused, neglected and abandoned. “There are some that don’t have families, some we know for sure whose parents have passed away, and there have been children who have been […]

Conservative Anglican leaders back Uganda anti-gay law

[Religion News Service] Leaders of the conservative wing of the worldwide Anglican Communion equate the experiences of Ugandans who support a new anti-gay law with those of victims of an earthquake or a terror attack. The Global Anglican Future Conference — made up chiefly of Anglican archbishops in Africa, Asia and Latin America — concluded a […]

RIP: Peter Hallock, musician

[St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral] Peter Hallock, a renowned church musician and the founder of the Compline service at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, died at home on April 27. He was 89. During his 40 years at St. Mark’s he produced a remarkable legacy: a daunting number of published and unpublished compositions, including numerous motets […]

Global network aims to raise awareness, ‘stop genocide in South Sudan’

[Episcopal News Service] Members of “the network” ring in faithfully every Friday; a dozen or more callers from across the Anglican Communion with a common mission: to support and advocate for the people of South Sudan. “Our concern as southern Sudanese, and as church leaders, is how to stop this war. Thousands of people are […]

Summit to focus on human trafficking in Asiamerica communities

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Focusing on the need to build awareness about the crime of human trafficking, the public is invited to an Episcopal Church event, Summit on Human Trafficking: Mobilizing Communities against Modern Day Slavery on May 10 at St. James Episcopal Church, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY. Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Asiamerica Ministries and […]

Canada: Anglican, Lutheran leaders issue environmental statement

[Anglican Church of Canada] The Primate of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, and the national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, issued a joint statement to mark Earth Day on April 22 – an international focus on environmental concerns. “This fragile Earth, our island home” At your command all things came to be: The […]