April 2021
St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Tallahassee, graciously celebrated nearly 70 youth and adults with two outdoor services of confirmation, reception and reaffirmation. The celebrations for many of the individuals were delayed a full year due to the pandemic, so weather couldn’t dampen the mood on this special day. We were blessed with covered walkways at Holy Comforter Episcopal School and the dedicated volunteers, clergy and staff members who helped St. John’s dodge the raindrops through two very special ceremonies. A trio of bishops laid hands upon the confirmands. Assisting the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard was the Bishop Henderson - Bishop of Upper South Carolina and past Assisting Bishop in the Diocese, and the Rt. Rev. Jay Lambert, Former Bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire.
Camp Weed Event for Mothers & Daughters
(And Grandmothers)
Join us on Saturday June 26, 2021 for a Fun Day Out at Camp Weed!
All the girls in your family, 10 years and older can come to enjoy a simple and relaxed day - Annie
Pajcic, the speaker and artist from Thou Art Exalted will give an inspirational talk
and lead an art project for everyone together, followed by lunch and
Camp activities. The day will begin with Registration at 9 a.m. and the event will come to an end at 2:30 p.m.

Registration is $30 per person over 15 and $15 per person ages 10 to 15 (that includes lunch, speaker event and all activities).

You are welcome to come out to Camp and stay the night before (Friday June
25th) or stay the night after the event (Saturday June 26th). Contact Gina Hoover at
Camp Weed for rates and reservation: regina@campweed.org or (386) 364-

This event is offered by Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center and the Bishop’s Institute
for Ministry and Leadership.
We are so pleased to share news of ordinations in the month of April - Transitional Deacon Ordinations included:

  • Laura Mann Magevney
  • Sarah Cheney Minton
  • Joshua Christian Neville Loewen-Samuels

and Vocational Deacon Ordinations included:

  • Leila Nobis Quinlan
  • Stephen Christopher Seibert

May God bless you!
Summer at Camp Weed

Please consider visiting campweed.org and click on the “Summer Camp” tab for more information on the seven summer sessions, safety protocols, upcoming registration deadlines, scholarships and more!

The Order of the Daughters King® Annual Spring Assembly
The Order of the Daughters of the King® Florida Assembly

The Annual Spring Assembly was held at historic Trinity Episcopal Parish in St. Augustine on Saturday, April 17. Trinity, the oldest Protestant church in Florida, founded in 1821, is celebrating its bicentennial this year. The Daughters enjoyed the in-person gathering hosted by St. Monica Chapter. The Reverend Matt Marino, Rector of Trinity Parish was our celebrant with The Rev. Ken Herzog, Chaplain of St. Monica, preaching the sermon. Fr. Ken spoke about "Episcopal evangelism" and that now is our time to share our faith and the love of Jesus with others. Martha Abstein shared her gifts by singing "Give me Jesus" for the offertory and and leading us in "Because He Lives" during Communion. Organist Cliff Parrish played our hymns including the Hymn of the Order "Lift High the Cross".

The new officers are as follows: 

President: Julie Dulaney, St. Andrew's, Jacksonville
First Vice President: Pamela Pierce, St. Philip's, Jacksonville
Second Vice President: Shauna Allen, St. Michael and All Angels, Tallahassee
Secretary: Pam Adkins, Church of Our Saviour, Jacksonville
Treasurer: Tricia Pulsifer, St. Andrew's, Jacksonville
Chaplain Deacon: Marsha Holmes, Christ Church, Ponte Vedra Beach
St. George's Festal Choral Eversong
St. George's Festal Choral Evensong took place on Sunday April 25th in the evening and was glorious. However, many of you who had hoped to watch and listen online missed this beautiful service due to a technical issue with YouTube. Click here for a partial recording, so you can enjoy this experience at your leisure.

Note: the recording was interrupted during the Nunc Dimittis and resumes during the Preces and Responses.

Thank you to:
St. John's Cathedral
Episcopal Diocese of Florida
Jacksonville Pipes and Drums
The Episcopal Church
Diocesan Happenings
Coming Up:

Saturday May 1st - ECW Spring Retreat
Sunday May 2nd - Bishop Howard visits Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville
Tuesday May 4th - Bishop Howard visits Christ Church in Ponte Vedra Beach
Sunday May 16th - Confirmations at St. Peters, Fernandina Beach

Confirmation Visits:

Sunday May 9th - Institution of New Ministry. The Rev. Michael Snider will be the new rector at St. Joseph’s, Newberry @ 10:00
Sunday May 23rd - Confirmations at St. Mark’s, Jacksonville @ 9:00
Wednesday June 2nd - Open House at Community Health Outreach, 5126 Timuquana Rd, Jacksonville @ 9:30
Sunday June 6th - Confirmations at St. John’s, Cathedral, Jacksonville @ 2:00
Sunday June 13th - Ribbon Cutting on new building at St. John’s, Tallahassee @ 2:00
Sunday June 20th - Baptisms and confirmations at Holy Comforter, Crescent City @ 10:00
Helpful Links
  • Diocesan Website Updates: Please email communications@diocesefl.org with any updates and include the URL of the page where the changes are needed.
  • Looking for a job? Visit the employment page on our website for some of the current opportunities. Click here
  • Listing a job? Email communications@diocesefl.org with the job description and position contact information to be posted on the employment page.
Diocese of Florida | 325 N. Market Street | Jacksonville, FL 32202 | 904.356.1328