Diocese of CPA

Diocese of CPA

Canon Chris Streeter’s Visit

We were blessed by the presence of The Rev. Canon Chris Streeter this past Sunday. Chris serves on the bishop’s staff as our Canon for Mission Formation and innovation and is leading the Diocesan initiative of Shaped by Faith. It was a joy to have Chris as our Celebrant and Preacher as he led us in an exploration of “love as the great Christian disrupter” of our lives. Chris was able to visit with our members during coffee hour and…

Our Bishop’s Visit

Our Bishop’s visit. We are blessed today with our bishop’s presence among us. Although she is often here for other events or meetings, today is her official bishop visit with us which happens every two years. Our bishop is our shepherd and chief pastor so her visit with us is an opportunity for us to get to know each other better, to experience worship together, and for us to share our passions around God’s mission here in Shippensburg, and to…

Bishop Scanlan’s Visit

It seemed appropriate that the gospel text for the day of the Bishop’s visit was on Jesus’ mountaintop experience which transfigured him and transformed the disciples in their understanding of Jesus’ identity and their shared mission. That’s what happened yesterday when Bishop Audrey Scanlan led us in worship, confirmed those ready to commit anew to their faith, blessed a parish member and resident of The Episcopal Home who wanted to reaffirm her faith, engaged in the sharing of stories and…

5th Anniversary of the Ordination of Deacon Wanda Kloza

We were blessed this morning to celebrate with The Rev. Deacon Wanda Kloza as we as the church celebrate her 5th Anniversary of her ordination. Wanda was raised us by our parish as a deacon and has served our parish and the diocese faithfully these past five years. Wanda continues to inspire, challenge, and empower us to serve God by serving our neighbors, and to do it in community.      Shortly after I arrived here at St. Andrew’s, I…

Mother Barbara elected President of Standing Committee

At the Diocesan Convention, Mother Barbara was elected to the Standing Committee, and then re-elected as the President of the Standing Committee at a meeting following the Diocesan Convention. The Standing Committee is often seen as “the vestry” of the Diocese, and whose main roles are to “stand with” the bishop while the bishop is in office and “stand in” for the bishop when there is a vacancy in the office. This past year, the Standing Committee spent time understanding…

2016 Diocesan Convention

Know Your Story. Live it Boldly. This was the theme of this year’s Diocesan Convention. We were called in multiple ways to connect our story (our life) to God’s story and God’s story (scriptures) to our story. We were also challenged to see it all as a part of the Jesus Movement, as Presiding Bishop Curry speaks of so often, giving it the tag line of us becoming loving, liberating, and life-giving. Through innovative worship, prayer, conversation, dialogue, video testimonials, and…