The Bishop’s Epistle: 24 Feb 2017: NEW PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN CRISIS

 

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NEW PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN CRISIS
ITEMS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
DEACON BEACON
CLERGY NEWS
WEEKLY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
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February 24, 2017

NEW PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO HELP NEIGHBORS IN CRISIS

 


The Rev. Canon Richard Morrison
Canon for Ecumenical and Community Relations

On February 14, I was present at Grand Canyon University to hear Governor and Mrs. Doug Ducey, along with Greg McKay, the Director of the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”), and several other representatives of the Governor’s Office and DCS, roll-out the Care Portal program in Maricopa County. Care Portal is a program that connects churches to local children and families in crisis. Already making a difference in Pima County, this program connects churches to crisis situations that are usually within the same zip code as the churches. Thus, churches have an opportunity to connect with their own neighbors.

 

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ITEMS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
Discernment in the Vestry Process  

 

 

[EVP] “I’ll call around to see if we can get someone to be on vestry.” If you haven’t heard this said in your parish or mission, you’ve certainly thought it if you are in the leadership of your congregation. This sentence reflects the institutional need for succession in your leadership. It also speaks, unfortunately, to the increasing exhaustion in our understanding of congregational leadership. Read more.

 

 

Make Great Websites for Cheap
[Scott Gunn] This is the second post in the three-part series on church websites. Over on Facebook, I posed a question seeking examples of great websites that didn’t cost much money. It’s not that I’m encouraging you not to spend money on your church’s website, but rather to head off the usual excuse I hear for having a lousy website, “We couldn’t afford anything better.” This is a rubbish excuse. Read more.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Preaches in Hong Kong
[ENS] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached to a standing room only crowd that overflowed into the courtyard at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong’s central business district on February 19. Curry is on his first official visit to Asia since his July 2015 election as presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Hong Kong was the second stop on a four-stop tour that includes the Philippines, China and Taiwan. Watch the sermon video.

 

 

 

 

DEACON BEACON
Below is a monthly feature of one of our deacons and their ministry.

The Rev. Dorothy Saucedo  

 

 

Deacon Dorothy Saucedo, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation from northeastern part of Arizona is currently licensed and serving at St. Augustine’s in Tempe. She resides in Tempe with her daughter Nadia, son-in-law Rey, grandchildren Lliam (William), Poe and Dax Reyes. Dorothy is retired from her secular job and has since stepped full time into her diaconate duties. Her ministries in The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona are quite diverse. Read more.

 

 

CLERGY NEWS
The Rev. Harry Way… 

 

 

is now the Interim at All Saints of the Desert (Sun City).

 

 

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, February 25

  • Contemplative Group Prayer
    @ St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson
  • Council for Native American Ministry Meeting
    @ Pascua Yaqui Resource Center, Tucson
  • Cruzando Fronteras Meeting @ St. Andrew’s, Nogales
  • Free Food Mobile Pantry @ St. Luke’s at the Mountain, Phoenix
  • Omega Service @ Christ the King, Tucson
  • Taizé @ Christ the King, Tucson
  • Taizé @ St. Andrew’s, Sedona
Sunday, February 26
  • “Who Is My Neighbor” Presentation @ St. Michael’s, Coolidge
  • Sung Eucharist @ All Saints’, Phoenix
  • Greatness Circle @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park
  • Group Meditation @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park

Tuesday, February 28

  • Tai-Chi @ St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park

Wednesday, March 1

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Intercessory Prayers @ St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista
  • Healing Service & Eucharist @ St. Matthew’s, Chandler
Thursday, March 2
  • Taizé @ Grace St. Paul’s, Tucson
  • AZ Welcomes Refugees Meeting @ Grace St. Paul’s, Tucson
Friday, March 3
  • Lay Leadership Retreat @ Chapel Rock, Prescott
  • First Fridays @ Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix

PRAYERS

[click on the link above for the complete calendar]

February
26  St. Andrew’s, Nogales

March
5  Church of the Apostles, Oro Valley
12  Christ Church of the Ascension, Paradise Valley
19  Church of the Resurrection, Parker

Remember in your Prayers of the People:

Our companion Diocese:

And those who have asked for our prayers:

  •  

    Mary Richardson, wife of The Rev. David Richardson,
    who is receiving medical treatment

     

  •  

    Vicki Fitzsimmons, wife of The Rev. Jim Fitzsimmons,
    who is recovering from a broken arm

     

  •  

    The Rev. Sam Hosler,
    who had pacemaker surgery

     

  •  

    The Rt. Rev. Robert Shahan,
    who is receiving treatment for Alzheimer’s

     

  • The Rev. Bob Williams,
    who has been diagnosed with kidney failure

     

  • 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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