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Bishop's Visitation


Visitation and Service Schedule for 2019 (as of 11/28)

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)
2019 Certificate of ASA and Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention (not yet available; due June 30, 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:

Confirmation and Reception in The Episcopal Church

Copyright Law Resources

Clergy Directory July 2017 (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

NEW!! 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)

Marriage Liturgies from General Convention 2015

Bishop's Bibliography (2018)

Websites recommended by Bishop Lane:

Safe Church Training

Upcoming Clergy Events in 2018
Please mark your calendar and save the dates. Information will be emailed directly when available; registration is required for all events. For more information please contact Barbara Martin at .   
Save the Date: April 11th
Members of the College of Clergy: Our survey (now closed) of interest in a Winter Clergy Retreat has revealed that fewer than half those who responded were either 'certain' or 'likely to attend'. That number is less than the guaranteed minimum we need for the Samoset, so this retreat has been cancelled.  Instead, a retreat-like program and atmosphere is being planned for Chrism Eucharist and Blessing of Holy Oils to be held on Thursday, April 11th at the Cathedral.  Please save the day as agenda times are not yet certain.  Car pooling is encouraged and lunch will be provided for clergy attending. 






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