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Bishop's Visitation


Visitation and Service Schedule  (through August 2019)

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 



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)
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)



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

Copyright Law Resources

Clergy Directory April 2019 (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:
"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:
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)

Other recommended websites:

Safe Church Training

Save-the-Dates for Fall Clergy Gatherings! Look for more info and required registration in your inbox soon.
October 10th in Waterville
October 17th (TBD)







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