Diocesan Update July 5th, 2017

 
Clergy Wives Retreat

Save the New Date!
The Clergy Wives Retreat will be held Friday, September 29th - Sunday, October 1st at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Join other clergy wives for a time of learning, fellowship and fun! More details will be coming soon.

VBS Opportunity

Trinity Church, Watervliet
Do you know kids that are already bored this summer - or just need to know the Lord or deepen their faith? Then get them to Trinity Church, 1336 1st Ave, Watervliet, NY 12189 for VBS Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each evening. Children ages 3 - 15 are welcome and supper will be provided. A parent or guardian will need to sign the children in and pick them up at the end of the program. There is no cost for VBS. For more information call (518) 852-8484.

Worship Opportunity

Healing Service
Christ Church, 70 Mansion St, Coxsackie, NY 12051, will be hosting its monthly healing service on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m. The service is intended to be Spirit-led and generally includes music, a short talk and prayer. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a hurting friend.

Learning Opportunity

Foundations for Christian Ministry Course
St. James' Church, 305 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820 is offering Discovering the New Testament, a Foundations for Ministry course, beginning Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m. This is a free 12-week course, though participants are asked to purchase the textbook through the Trinity School for Ministry bookstore. (Please read and complete the questions in Chapter 1 before the first class). For more information, contact Deacon Vicky Hunter at the church at (607) 432-1458 or her cell at (607) 267-0878.

Entertainment Opportunity

Rev. Marty Wendell in Concert
On Sunday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m. St. John's Church, 134 1/2 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753 will host Rev. Marty Wendell in concert in the parish hall. Marty will perform selections from his over 50-year career as a singer-songwriter. Stop on by and hear his engaging performance!

Service Opportunity

United Thankoffering Internship
Applications for the 2017-2018 United Thankoffering Internship are now being accepted. The internship will be in conjunction with MVNG, Inc. (Missional Voices), located in Houston, Texas. Applications are due August 1st. For more information about the internship, click here. For an application, click here.

Conference Opportunity

Diocesan Mission Conference
The 2017 Diocesan Mission Conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at St. John's Church, 10 Church St, Essex, NY 12936. The theme for the Conference is Be the light. Let it shine. The day will include Missions reports and informative workshops that will discuss working within Mission teams, choosing a mission that is right for you, dealing with hidden prejudices, finding funding for missions, and building and maintaining a successful mission. The Missions Committee invites all parishes in the Diocese to consider giving a report on the mission work that is being done by their churches. If you live far from Essex, you can still participate! Accommodations can be arranged with St. John's parishioners for Friday and/or Saturday nights.

Senior Housing

Canterbury House
If you or someone you know is ready to transition from independent living, you should know about Canterbury House, 36 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Offering its residents independent apartments and three family-style meals each day, Canterbury House is home to a diverse group of people who enjoy community as well as privacy. Clergy of our Diocese serve in Canterbury House’s Chapel of Christ the King, and people of our Diocese serve as the House’s Board, keeping the House a ministry and fortifying its Christian character. Canterbury House is an excellent option for seniors on fixed incomes. For more information, click here or email Chris Coman, Director, by clicking here.

Job Opportunities

Nursery Attendant
St. John's Church, 146 1st St, Troy, NY 12180 is seeking an additional Nursery Attendant for Sundays from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. during the school year and 8:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. during the summer. The pay rate is $20 and $15 per shift, respectively. For more information or to apply for this position, email Katherine Brillat by clicking here.

Office Manager/Rector's Assistant
St. Stephen's Church, 16 Elsmere Ave., Delmar, NY 12054 is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Office Manager and Rector's assistant. The ideal candidate must be well-organized and possess proficiency with computers, the internet, and standard office equipment. The Office Manager is responsible for production of parish communication materials including bulletins, newsletters, schedules, etc. S/he would also assist the Rector in keeping the records and files of the church, keeping the Church calendar up-to-date including building usage, and would provide office coverage. For a full job description, to apply, or with questions, please contact Fr. Scott Garno at (518) 439-3265 or email him by clicking here.

Update on Dr. Wendy LeMarquand

It's Not Cancer!
Dr. Wendy has sent out a note about her medical condition. It isn't cancer, but it is an irreversible lung condition and osteoporosis. Read her note, with more details, here. (It's in the right-hand column).


Beaver Cross Scholarships

Double Your Gift!
Beaver Cross’ goal is that every child who wishes to go to camp is able to do so. That can only happen through the generous donations of people like you towards scholarships. If you've been considering a gift to fund a scholarship, now is the time to donate! A very generous anonymous donor has offered a $10,000 matching gift for Beaver Cross Scholarships. For every dollar given, this donor will match it, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000. The price for a week at overnight camp is $490 and a week at Day Camp is $255. A gift to fund one child would fund two children with the matching grant. But any amount will be matched - so double your gift! You can donate online here (click on the red arrow that says "Donate Now Camper Sponsorships"), or mail a check to Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834 - but be sure to write "Beaver Cross Scholarship" in the memo line so that your gift can be matched! Together we can make the dream of a week at camp come true for each child who applies for a scholarship.


Healing Center at CtK

Healing Service Preacher - Matthew Zawisza
The Guest Preacher for the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 11th will be the Matthew Zawisza of Living Gospel Ministry. He will be presenting the Kingdom Parables from Matthew 13. You can read his full bio here. The Healing service includes inspirational music and praise, powerful testimonies about the healing power of Jesus Christ, and phenomenal teaching and preaching. At the end of the service, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available as well as personal ministry with a prayer team. Individual Prayer Sessions are also offered by appointment for those who would like to receive more intensive prayer ministry. The service begins at 10 a.m. in the Oratory Chapel. A buffet lunch is available for purchase ($11 including tax) in the dining room of the Welcome Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

WHI
Friday and Saturday, July 7th and 8th, the Center for Healing and Spiritual Formation is providing an Equipping and Training WHI Prayer Ministers class. The class is designed for those wanting to pray with those suffering in silence from combat trauma. Prayer Ministers, therapists, military chaplains, and clergy who have a heart for working with combat veterans are encouraged to attend. For more information, click here.

Ecumenical Healing Services
The Center for Healing and Spiritual Formation continues the series of monthly Ecumenical Healing Services Saturday, July 15th at 4:30 p.m in the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. The speaker will be the Rt. Rev. William Love and the worship leader will be Kristin McCabe. For more information, click here, call (518) 692-9550 x201, or email the Center for Healing and Spiritual Formation by clicking here.

School for Healing Prayer
Level 3 of the School for Healing Prayer is being offered by the Center for Healing and Spiritual Formation July 20th - 23rd. For more information, click here. To download an application for the class, click here. Registration deadline is July 10th.


Bible Symposium

Save the Date!
The Bible Symposium for 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 14 at The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan Street, Albany NY 12210. The speaker this year is The Rev. Dr. Michael Cover, an Episcopal priest and Assistant Professor of Ancient Christianity and Judaism at Marquette University, and a frequent contributor to The Living Church. The title of Fr. Cover's presentation is Not as Orphans: Praying and Preaching with the Saints of Scripture. Mark your calendars!


Healing a Woman's Soul

Women's Retreat
Do you ever need encouragement? Are you constantly critiquing yourself for your mistakes? Do you look like you've got it all together, while inside your're a wreck? Then come to the Healing a Woman's Soul (HAWS) women's retreat entitled I'm OK and I'm on the way September 8th - 9th, where you will get help to heal from emotional abuse. The retreat is overnight Friday through Saturday after supper. The retreat will explore God's vision for healing the broken-hearted. The retreat will be held at the Dominican Retreat Center, 1945 Union St, Niskayuna, NY 12309. Light refreshments will be offered Friday night. Cost is $120 per person, and limited scholarships are available. Please call (518) 439-8574 or email by clicking here or contact the HAWS office at 68 S. Swan St., Albany, NY 12210.

Fundraiser
An evening to benefit Healing a Woman's Soul (HAWS), entitled Anything Chocolate... will be hosted by St. Paul's Church, 21 Hackett Blvd, Albany, NY 12208 October 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a dessert buffet, silent auction, the second annual Paula award for a volunteer helping victims of domestic violence, and an "Anything Chocolate..." Contest. "Anything Chocolate..." contest entries are due no later than October 21st at 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul's. Please bring entries the size of a small pie or 8 cookies or muffins, in other words 6 servings. Please use disposable plates as no plates will be returned. The cost for the event is $20. For tickets or more information, call (518) 439-8574 or email by clicking here or contact the HAWS office at 68 S. Swan St., Albany, NY 12210.

 
 
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