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Liturgical Role of the Deacon

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/liturgical-duties-deacon/

Deacons have specific liturgical responsibilities in the worship of the Episcopal Church that are intended to reflect their role as servants of Christ. These duties include taking the Good News of God’s love to the world (proclaiming the Gospel), bringing the concerns of the world into the church (working with others on the prayers of the people), modeling servanthood (preparing the table) and sending the people of God out to serve the world (proclaiming the dismissal). Ideally, each of these liturgical duties is matched by real world and congregational ministries.

Event

Virtual Book Launch with Dr. Catherine Meeks

https://episcopalmaine.org/event/virtual-book-launch-with-dr-catherine-meeks/

Participate in Virtual Book Launch with Dr. Catherine Meeks Thursday, December 8 6:30 p.m. Online We were delighted to recently have Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing,...

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Communications Office Hours

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/communications-office-hours/

Communications Office Hours offer a working session regarding technology, social media, and/or how churches can communicate their message.

Blog Post

Certificates of Delgates to Diocesan Convention Deadline

https://episcopalmaine.org/certificates-of-delgates-to-diocesan-convention-deadline-reminder/

Deadline SUNDAY! Certification of Lay Delegates Lay delegates elected to serve at convention must be certified using the form below by July 31, 2022. This certificate must be prepared and signed by the Rector, Vicar...

Blog Post

Cathedral Dean leaving Portland after 18 years of service

https://episcopalmaine.org/cathedral-dean-leaving-portland-after-18-years-of-service/

The Very Rev. Dr. Benjamin Shambaugh, Dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral will complete 18 years of service to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, the City of Portland, and the state and Episcopal Diocese of...

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Digital Onboarding Grants

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/digital-onboarding-grants/

Digital Onboarding Grants from the Diocese of Maine are a program designed to assist churches in pivoting to worship online or via broadcast. This could be through the purchase of livestreaming equipment, extending their Wi-Fi, purchasing video editing software for recorded services, purchasing technology for broadcast and more. 

Blog Post

Diocesan Convention 2023 Announcement

https://episcopalmaine.org/diocesan-convention-2023-announcement/

Churches, please share this video with your congregation! The dates the bishop mentions are: 10, 17, 24, and 31 October Town Halls as pre-convention gatherings 21 October Diocese-wide Convocation at the cathedral 11 November Annual business...

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Quiet Day for the Deacon Community

https://episcopalmaine.org/event/quiet-day-for-the-deacon-community/

Quiet Day for the Deacon Community, Wednesday, 29 June, 10:00-2:00, Loring House and Emmanuel Chapel

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Discernment Book Suggestions

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/discernment-book-suggestions/

Discernment by Henry Nouwen In Discernment, Nouwen teaches us how to read the signs of the times; in daily life in order to make decisions that are ultimately guided by God. Nouwen emphasizes listening to...

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Bicentennial of the Diocese of Maine

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/bicentennial-celebration/

The Diocese of Maine celebrated its 200th birthday in the year 2020. The Bicentennial Committee planned a year long multi-event celebration, beginning with a kick-off at Diocesan Convention in 2019.