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Bishop's Visitation


Visitation and Service Schedule  (2020 schedule to be distributed & posted in 4th quarter)

Visitation: Customary 2019 (please use applicable parts of this version until a new one is developed)

Visitation: Planning Worksheet 2019 (please use applicable parts of this version until a new one is developed)

Visitation: Vestry Notes 

Visitation: Deacon and Chaplain Notes 

TEC Guidelines for Confirmation and Reception

Episcopal Church Overview 



Clergy Annual Report for 2019 (to be posted in January 2020)
Notice of Annual Meeting Date (please send notice ASAP)
Annual Congregational Report to the Bishop (to be completed after your Annual Meeting)
Lay Licensing Applications (licensing period currently closed; stay tuned for more info)
Parochial Report (new form to be live in 1st quarter 2020; will be due March 1, 2020) 
Strategic Mission Support Grant Application for 2021 (to be posted in Spring 2020)



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 August 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

Bicentennial Historic Worship Service
Saturday, 11/16, 1PM
Christ Church, Gardiner
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Maine for a very special Bicentennial Eucharist Celebration. This will be the first official service to honor and celebrate our past 200 years, to embrace the present, to listen and speak, to pray and set forth boldly into the future. Find more info about how your choir members can be involved here

Visit Facebook to let us know you're coming. 

Clergy: please wear cassock and surplice or cassock-alb with white or festive stole.  Please don't hesitate to email the Rev. Kerry Mansir if you have any questions. 






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