The Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania have launched a website and a Facebook page to share information.  Here's the info!

 
               
 
 January 10, 2018
 
Welcome to Rust Belt Episcopal. The Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania have launched a website and a Facebook page to share information, updates, and insights on our conversations about our possible shared future. 
 
Listening Sessions Scheduled

What do you think about the proposed partnership between the Diocese of Western New York and the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania? Between now and mid-March, all members of both dioceses are invited to share their ideas, hopes and concerns at one of eight listening sessions:
 
January 31, 7 p.m.: St. Luke's, Jamestown (WNY Cattaraugus/Chatauqua region)
February 1, 7 p.m.: St. Andrews, Buffalo (WNY Central Erie region)
February 7, 7 p.m.: St. Marks, North Tonawanda (WNY Northern Erie region)
February 8, 7 p.m.: St. Matthias, East Aurora (WNY Southern Erie region)
February 28, 7 p.m.: St. James, Batavia (WNY Genesee region)
March 1, 7 p.m.: Calvary, Williamsville (WNY Eastern Erie region)
March 19, 6:30 p.m.: St. John's, Franklin (NWPA)
March 20, 6:30 p.m.: St. John's, Kane (NWPA)
 
Bishop Sean will open the listening sessions in Western New York with brief remarks and time for questions, and then he will depart and members of the Diocese of Western New York's Standing Committee will lead the conversation.

At the listening sessions in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, both Bishop Sean and Bishop Bill Franklin will open the meetings, and then they will depart and leave time for participants to talk with members of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania's Standing Committee.
 
Questions? Please email rustbeltepiscopal@gmail. com.
 
Video: Living into this "Adaptive Moment"

"The Israelites found their way from Egypt, this place of bondage and slavery, toward the promised land," says Bishop Sean Rowe. "And we know that piece of real estate isn't that big. So, why did it take them 40 years?"
 
 
Rust Belt Episcopal Website and Facebook Page

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You can also like www.facebook.com/ rustbeltepiscopal and share posts with your friends. Watch your email for more resources, articles, and videos to keep you informed about the possibilities for a shared Episcopal future in our region, and encourage your friends to sign up for the email list.
 
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Weekly Collect (Prayer)

ALMIGHT AND EVERLASTING GOD, whose will it is to retore all things in your well-loved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen 

Click here to access "The Lectionary Page", a Liturgical Calendar with links to Lessons for Sundays and Major Holy Days.

 

Peanut Butter & Jelly

 A peanut butter & jelly sandwich makes a great after school snack for             children of all ages. PB & J sandwiches are easy to make and don't require a   stove or oven. 

 St. Paul's will be collecting peanut butter & jelly during November. Donations will be   given to local agencies, and passed along to local families.

Donations can be brought to the church during office hours, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or on Sundays between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

 

St. Paul's Giving Tree

Cold weather is coming! There are many children and adults who could use a pair or two of gloves, a hat and a scarf for the season. With that in mind, St. Paul's is asking for donations of hats, gloves and scarves for its annual Giving Tree. 

Please consider making the season a little warmer for someone. Donations can be brought to church on Sunday, or on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Donations will be given to a local elementary school and agencies.


Diocesan Events & Programs

Click here for information about diocesan events and programs.