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Bishop's Visitation

2019

Visitation and Service Schedule for 2019 (as of 11/28; changes pending, please consult web calendar for most accurate info)

Visitation: Bishop's Letter 2019

Visitation: Customary 2019

Visitation: Planning Worksheet 2019

Visitation: Vestry Notes 

Visitation: Deacon and Chaplain Notes 

TEC Guidelines for Confirmation and Reception

Episcopal Church Overview 

  

Forms

Clergy Annual Report for 2018 (due March 31, 2019)
 
Notice of Annual Meeting Date (please send notice ASAP)
 
Annual Congregational Report to the Bishop 2019 (to be completed after your Annual Meeting)
 
2019 Certificate of ASA and Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention (not yet available; due June 30, 2019)
 
Lay Licensing Applications (new licensing period opens in November 2019)
 
Parochial Report (due March 1, 2019) 
 
Strategic Mission Support Grant Application for 2020 (to be posted)
 
 
 
 

 

Information 

Celebrations of New Ministry
Please contact the Barbara Martin to schedule this service. Below are some liturgical resources and guidelines:
 

Confirmation and Reception in The Episcopal Church

Copyright Law Resources

Clergy Directory July 2018 (available to parish offices and clergy only; email for more info)

Deacons Letter of Agreement Sample

Donating Liturgical Goods and Books

The Episcopal Church: Manual of Business Methods

EV Training Trifold

Expansive Language versions of Rite II, A, B, D adopted for use by 2018 General Convention

Lay Licensing

Leader Resources Copyright Guidelines

Liturgical Resources (Gun Violence) discussed at Clergy Gathering Oct. 5, 2017

Anna Howell, of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, was asked by the Bishop of Nevada to write an order of service for a vigil following the attacks in Las Vegas this week. "A Vigil in Response to an Act of Mass Violence" can be found on her blog, Sulfur-Free Jesus.

 
Additional Liturgical Resources:
Bishops' United Against Gun Violence Liturgical Resources:  http://bishopsagainstgunviolence.org/liturgical-resources/
 
"For Love in a Time of Conflict" by John O'Donohue in his book "To Bless the Space Between Us"
"Release me from the Dark Fury" and "Sometimes it Seems to be too Much" by Ted Loder in his book "Guerrillas of Grace"
 
Psalm 23 performed by Bobby McFerrin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fzWq-d8jU
 
Book of Common Prayer:  For the Human Family (pg. 815), For Our Enemies (pg. 816) Prayer Attributed to St. Francis (pg. 833), Prayer for Guidance (pg. 832), For the Future of the Human Race (pg. 828), In Times of Conflict (pg. 824),  Thanksgiving for the Diversity of Races and Cultures (pg. 840)

Marriage Liturgies from General Convention 2015

Bishop's Bibliography (2018)

 
 
Websites recommended by Bishop Lane: 

http://www.anglicansonline.org/

http://www.anglicannews.org/

https://dailyoffice.wordpress.com/

http://www.episcopalrelief.org/

www.episcopalchurch.org

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/

http://houseofdeputies.org/

https://www.workingpreacher.org/

http://www.davidlose.net/

www.episcopalcafe.com
http://www.ssje.org/

 

Safe Church Training

 
Events
 
 
There are no Spring Clergy Gatherings scheduled this year due to the Consecration. 
 
Part of the Consecration Weekend will be a gathering of clergy with the Presiding Bishop scheduled for Friday, June 21st. Details and registration info coming soon. 
 
The Consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Maine will be held at 11AM at the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke. Tickets will be required.
Additional information coming soon.
                   

 
 
 
 

 

 
  
  

 

 

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