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May 18, 2016


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Episcopal congregations find ways to engage in current political cycle
Google the phrase “religion and politics” and in .52 seconds the search engine will suggest at least 140,000,000 internet entries.Obviously, the mixture of the two strikes many a nerve and none more so than during a presidential election year.

Election Toolkit helps Episcopalians engage in nonpartisan activities
The Episcopal Church has developed an online toolkit with a webpage that outlines how individual Episcopalians and congregations can participate in the electoral process through a number of nonpartisan activities.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry takes questions during an afternoon question-and-answer session May 18 during the first day of the 21st annual Global Episcopal Mission Network conference underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop shares his vision for mission
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought his message of the Jesus Movement to the 21st Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference during a May 18 keynote address.

“Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find [some] bread,” he said, offering a quote from by the Ceylonese Methodist pastor, D.T. Niles. “And so I’m just one beggar talking to other beggars about and our work of helping other beggars find some real bread.”

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Archbishop calls for ‘great further step’ to end AIDS by 2030
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his strong support to the work of community-based responses to the global AIDS epidemic.

Australia: Anglicans offer prayer-space for arson-hit Muslims
The bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of the morning May 18. The blaze, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.

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Six months in, Presiding Bishop reflects on church challenges
During a PBS NewsHour interview that aired May 17, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry talks with Judy Woodruff about the challenges facing the Episcopal Church and Christianity.

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Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee issues report

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News: Episcopal News Service May 17, 2016

 

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May 17, 2016


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Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations
At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery.

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Japanese Anglicans open support centre following earthquakes
The Anglican Church in Japan is drawing on its experience of the 2011 tsunami to respond to the powerful earthquakes that struck the island nation last month. Twin earthquakes of 6.5- and 7.3-magnitude on April 14 and 16 caused extensive damage in Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu, the southern island of Japan, killing more than 65 people and injuring nearly 1,600.

Church of England investment arm trebles capital in two decades
T
he Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7 billion at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 percent last year.

United Society backs plan to eradicate Aids by 2030
A United Nations plan to eradicate Aids as a public health threat by 2030 has been welcomed by the Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG); but U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns that instead of eradication, the Aids epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is not implemented within the next five years. The plan will be discussed during a high level meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York next month.

Primate of Brazil mobilizes to ‘reclaim our democracy
The primate of Brazil has criticized the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff and the imposition of Vice President Michel Temer pending Rousseff’s impeachment trial; and warned of a growing social movement to “reclaim” the country’s democracy. The Most Rev. Francisco De Assis Da Silva had previously criticized the impeachment process. Today he described the process as “a show of sad cynicism.”

Fresh call for release of Asia Bibi
The primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Asia Bibi under the country’s much criticized blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.

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Bishop Smith’s E-Pistle May 13, 2016

In This Issue
DIOCESAN GRADUATION
ITEMS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
NEWS AROUND THE DIOCESE
WEEKLY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
PRAYERS
Quick Links
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May 13, 2016

DIOCESAN GRADUATION

May and June are the months for graduation, and yesterday, we had our own special graduation ceremony at Trinity Cathedral.

A group of presbyters just completed a special program offered jointly by the Diocese of Arizona and the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Management. It’s called, “Best Skills Best Churches: What Seminary Didn’t Teach You,” and was a six-part training for priests in nonprofit management.

ITEMS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
Native American Ministry Resource Conference
Congregations currently involved or discerning a call to Native Ministry in The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona are encouraged to attend a day-long gathering organized by the diocesan Native American Program Group on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Christ Church of the Ascension (Paradise Valley). Learn about active ministry in the diocese and have a chance to brainstorm with current leadership for new ministry opportunities. Also, some of the barriers and challenges of Native Ministry in the diocese will be addressed. The event is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.

ERD Helps Ecuador

 

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is supporting earthquake response efforts in Ecuador through local Episcopal dioceses in both the coastal and inland regions. The Diocese of Litoral Ecuador, based in Guayaquil, was hardest hit by the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck off the coast on April 16. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) puts the current death toll at 660, with 23 still missing. Over 4,600 people were injured in the disaster, and nearly 23,000 are still in shelters three weeks following the quake, as an estimated 7,000 buildings were destroyed and numerous aftershocks hampered initial response activities. Please continue to pray for all those impacted by the earthquake in Ecuador, and for the churches that are ministering to those in their communities who are most in need. To support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response, please donate to the International Disaster Response Fund.

Jubilee Ministry Grants

Applications are now accepted for the 2016 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church. Grants will be awarded in two categories to assist currently-designated Jubilee Ministries in their work: Jubilee Development Grant and Jubilee Impact Grants. The Jubilee Development Grant, up to $25,000, will be awarded to a new or existing ministry that can demonstrate a new or re-visioned strategy and methodology to address systemic issues affecting domestic poverty. The Jubilee Impact Grants, in amounts of $750 to $1,500 for a total of $40,000, will be awarded for initiatives of Jubilee Centers that make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need. The deadline for applications is June 17 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

 

 

NEWS AROUND THE DIOCESE
Jazz Concert  

 

 

Announcing an exciting, new community event at St. John the Baptist (Glendale)! On Sunday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m., come celebrate the birth of this new jazz concert series featuring Phoenix’s finest world class artists. Featuring The Vicki McDermitt Quartet, with special guest Jerry Donato. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will gladly be accepted.

 

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

Please go to the Diocesan Calendar for more detailed information about these events and others including services such as Taizé and Compline. Use our Find a Church feature to locate a church listed below.

Saturday, May 14

  • Free Food Mobile Pantry @ St. Luke’s at the Mountain, Phoenix
  • Contemplative Group Prayer
    @ St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson
  • Quiet Day @ St. Barnabas, Scottsdale
  • Diocesan Confirmation Service @ Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix
  • Spiritual Support Group @ Grace St. Paul’s, Tucson
  • Ladies Afternoon Tea @ St. James the Apostle, Tempe
  • Integrity Arizona Chapter Meeting
    @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park
  • Taizé @ St. Andrew’s, Sedona

Sunday, May 15

  • Bishop’s Visitation @ St. Philip’s In The Hills, Tucson
  • Pentecost Evensong @ St. Andrew’s, Tucson
  • Meditation @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park
  • Taizé @ St. Stephen’s, Phoenix

Tuesday, May 17

  • Canon Theologian Discussion with Presbyters
    @ St. Andrew’s, Sedona
  • Taizé @ St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson
Wednesday, May 18
  • Contemplative Eucharist @ St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista
  • Intercessory Prayers @ St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista
  • Healing Service & Eucharist @ St. Matthew’s, Chandler
Thursday, May 19
  • Telecare: A Stewardship Ministry Community of Practice Workshop @ Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix

PRAYERS

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May
15  Church of the Epiphany, Tempe
22  St. Augustine’s, Tempe
29 St. James the Apostle, Tempe

June
5  St. Paul’s, Tombstone

Remember in your Prayers of the People:

Our companion Diocese:

And those who have asked for our prayers:

  • The Rev. Pat Huls,
    who is recovering from a fall
  • The Rev. Rick Wilson,
    who is recovering from knee replacement surgery
  • Makenzie, granddaughter of The Rev. Bill Forrest,
    who is undergoing chemo treatments
  • The Rev. Ed Gustafson,
    who is in hospice care
  • Pat Thompson, Lay Vicar,
    who is recovering from a serious car accident
  • Nancy Dugan, wife of The Rev. Ray Dugan,
    who is in hospice care
  • All members of the Armed Forces,
    especially those who are serving overseas
  • Those affected by recent weather, natural disasters, and
    civil unrest

The above names will stay on this list for up to four weeks. If someone needs to remain on this list for a longer period, or to have others added to this list, please contact Nicole Krug at nicole@azdiocese.org.

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News: Episcopal News Service May 13, 2016

 

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May 13, 2016


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President of Nigeria visits Lambeth Palace
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcomed the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to Lambeth Palace on May 13. Buhari was greeted on arrival by Welby and his wife Caroline, along with the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office, Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, and Bishop of Guildford Andrew Watson, whose diocese is linked in partnership with the Church of Nigeria.

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