Archives for December 2016

Bulletin inserts for Christmas Day: Presiding Bishop’s message

Sermons for Christmas Day

First Latina dean inspires through leadership, strong faith

[Episcopal News Service] Remembering the sounds of traditional Anglican hymns accompanied with merengue beats transport the Very Rev. Miguelina “Lina” Howell back to the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic, where her fire for ministry was ignited. Howell remembers as a child the joy of participating in church and hearing the beautiful worship music. A […]

Sermon for Dec. 18: Advent 4(A)

Bulletin inserts for Dec. 18: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Compassion drives northern New England Episcopalians into the public square

[Episcopal News Service] Since the first days of his episcopate in 2008, Diocese of Maine Bishop Stephen Lane hasn’t shied away from raising a prophetic voice in the public square. As a church leader, he has spoken publicly in newspapers and at the state legislature in support of marriage equality, common sense gun laws, state […]

Chattanooga Episcopal school first in Tennessee to offer full Spanish-language immersion

[Episcopal Church in East Tennessee] ¡Hola! (Hello!) 15 kindergarteners call out as a visitor walks into their classroom – as much in unison as kindergarteners can be. The children are having “circle time,” sitting in a circle on a rug with Lead Teacher Betsy Cake. Cake introduces the visitor, then claps her hands to the […]

Diocese of Puerto Rico elects Rafael Morales as bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Rafael Morales was elected Dec. 10 to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico. Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, he will succeed the Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench who has served as provisional […]

Episcopalians, activists raise concerns about Michigan pipeline

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians were on the front lines of environmental advocacy when pipeline protesters claimed victory this week against a controversial segment of a North Dakota oil pipeline. Now, Episcopal leaders are stepping up again, this time in Michigan, to seek government intervention in response to concerns about another oil pipeline. In both cases, […]

Bulletin inserts for Dec. 11: Reflect on the Season with Episcopal Migration Ministries