Diocese of Puerto Rico announces bishop slate

[Diocese of Puerto Rico] The Search and Nominating Committee for the election of a Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, after deep prayer and discernment in the exercise of its responsibility and in accordance with the criteria established by the Standing Committee, on Sept. 27 announced a slate of four candidates for the position […]

Gretchen M. Rehberg elected ninth bishop of Spokane

[Episcopal Diocese of Spokane] The Rev. Canon Gretchen M. Rehberg has been elected as the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, which is located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. She is the 59th woman to be elected bishop in the Anglican Communion and the first in the Diocese of Spokane. […]

Dallas ministry aims to meet refugees’ practical, emotional and spiritual needs

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] A group of refugees sat in a semi-circle facing a large wooden cross while balancing paper plates of chicken and potato salad on their laps as their children played tag in the carpeted expanse of an adjacent room. A few Muslim women wore the traditional hijabs covering their heads while others […]

California Episcopal bishops issue statement supporting Proposition 62, repeal of death penalty

Episcopal bishops from all six dioceses in California have issued a statement supporting Proposition 62, which, if passed, would repeal the death penalty in the state. The statement follows. Grace and peace to you, in the Name of Jesus Christ. We are the bishops of the six dioceses of the Episcopal Church in California. We […]

Sheep blessing brings unique role for Idaho priest

[Episcopal News Service] On a normal Sunday, the Rev. Ken Brannon, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley, Idaho, ends his services by blessing his congregation. After services on Oct. 9, though, he stood with a shepherd’s crook in the middle of neighboring downtown Ketchum, blessing a thousand baaing sheep as they swarmed […]

Bulletin inserts for Oct. 16: Children’s Sabbaths; Hurricane Matthew

Bulletin inserts for Oct. 16, the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, focus on the 25th annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths celebration. Download bulletin insert as PDF: full page, one-sided half page, two-sided Special bulletin inserts are also available from Episcopal Relief & Development, Responding to Hurricane Matthew, and from the Episcopal Public Policy Network, #EpiscopaliansVote: Election Engagement 2016. Spanish bulletin […]

Bishop calls for prayer as Colombians says ‘no’ to peace accord

[Episcopal News Service] Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque is calling for prayer in the aftermath of an Oct. 2 popular vote in which voters narrowly rejected a peace deal that would have ended more than 50 years of armed conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. “We call on the […]

José A. McLoughlin becomes Western North Carolina’s seventh bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] The Rt. Rev. José Antonio McLoughlin was ordained and consecrated Oct. 1 as the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. McLoughlin was elected as bishop on June 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville after serving as canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of […]

One nominee added to Los Angeles bishop coadjutor slate

[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] The Rev. Canon John Taylor, vicar of St. John Chrysostom Church and School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, has been nominated by petition as a candidate for bishop coadjutor in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Taylor’s nomination was approved by the diocesan Standing Committee in keeping with procedures set by […]

Bulletin inserts for Oct. 2: Feast of Francis of Assisi

Bulletin inserts for Oct. 2, the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, focus on the Feast of Francis of Assisi, which is celebrated on Oct. 4. Download bulletin insert as PDF: full page, one-sided half page, two-sided Spanish bulletin inserts are available on the Sermones que Iluminan website. All recent and upcoming bulletin inserts are available here. To […]