Dear members of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA,

In this issue, you will find helpful resources, latest news and all published diocesan event information from now until the end of 2019.
Helpful Information, Resources and Prayers Requested

  • 2020 Pilgrimage to Scotland. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral and Trinity Pro-Cathedral have teamed up to host Scotland 2020! To read more about this epic adventure, click here.
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Prayers Requested

Prayers requested for Sandy Strohl , wife of The Rev. Patrick Strohl, Deacon.
Sandy recently received a terminal diagnosis after battling double pneumonia and ongoing complications since April 22, 2019.
Please join us in prayer as we send our love from Central PA.
Celebrations of New Ministries
Saturday, August 24
Youth & Family Day
at Camp with
Bishop Scanlan

Join Bishop Scanlan for a fun family and youth day on
August 24 at Camp Mount Luther. 
We will enjoy a day together meeting other families and youth from our Diocese. 
There will be activities all day, such as hikes, ropes courses, and games, ending with worship. To register, click here .

To download the event flyer for your parish, click here .
New Evangelism Certificate Program Collaborative Mission Center Launches
Fall 2019
The Collaborative Mission Center is a resource to support your mission and ministry. Courses are offered in either five or
ten-week sessions for lay and clergy team ministry. The purpose of these causes is to strengthen leadership and develop capacities that work in a common mission and to provide small group opportunities to engage in new creative mission models. For more information, click here .
September 1 -
November 3
Icons in

Hosted at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Harrisburg, the exhibit will be open on Sundays from 12 noon
until 3 pm, and on two Friday evenings,
September 20 and
October 18,
from 7 until 9 p.m.

Private tours can be arranged (for a small donation) by appointment.

To read more, click here .
September 13 – 15
ECW Fall Retreat
24th Year Celebration
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Shippensburg  
“Adventures with the Psalms”
Presented by Janet Strickler – The Third Order, Society of Saint Francis, and
The Rev. Linda Watkins, Rector, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Waynesboro

To download the event brochure, click here .

To register, click here .
Friday, Sept. 13 -
Saturday, Sept. 14,
Deacons’ Retreat, Kenbrook
Retreat Center

For more information or to register, contact The Ven. Jane Miron, Archdeacon,
Saturday, September 14
Family Retreat
St. Thomas, Lancaster
Are you interested in attending a retreat where the entire family is welcome?

To download the flyer, click here . To rsvp, visit 
Saturday, September 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Thomas, Lancaster
Looking for a way to begin confirmation classes, start an inquirers or seekers class? Want to learn the best way to support your altar guild, 
children’s ministry or
acolyte program?
Keynote speaker, The Rev. Callie Swandlund, will lead us in a How2charist.
For more information, visit To download the flyer, click here . To register,
Saturday, September 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Boyer Center
Messiah College
One College Avenue,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Where Theology Meets
Pop Culture. This event is
a one-day convention in
which participants will be introduced and invited
to explore themes of
theology and morality in popular (pop) culture.
For more information, click here.
Saturday, Oct. 5
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Youth Leadership
Training Day
All Saints
Episcopal Church
129 N Market St, Selinsgrove

Open to young adults, youth leadership, clergy, and Sunday school teachers. At this traning day, we will teach communications strategies for Youth Recruitment in our diocese, preparations for EYE, and 1.5 hrs. of Youth Ministry Leadership continuing education credit is offered. Lunch provided. No charge. Rsvp required.
Saturday, October 5
DOK Fall Assembly
8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Holy Moments: Praying, Caring, Serving
Hosted by Apostles for
Christ Chapter
140 N. Beaver St., York PA 17401

For more info, e-mail,
October 11-14, 2019 Province III
Trail to Truth: Pilgrimage of Racial Reconciliation

This opportunity is open
to six diocesan
Senior High Youth.

To participate, all youth are required to answer questions at the link found  here .

For questions or to participate, please contact Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, 
Saturday, October 12
10 a.m.
Annual Acolyte Festival
Washington, D.C.

The Washington National Cathedral will host its Annual Acolyte Festival. Acolytes and vergers are invited to this time of fellowship and festivities. For more information, click here.

To coordinate diocesan participation, contact The Rev. Shayna Watson,

October 18 - 19
Annual Diocesan Convention
Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg

Important Information Links
Oct. 25-26
“How to Pray About This”
Stevenson School
for Ministry
Learning Weekend
St. Cyril Center, Danville
This learning weekend is a follow-up to the “Called to Heal a Broken World,” August Learning Weekend. All are welcome to engage in this power of prayer weekend and discover stories of how to pray, stories of prayer and healing, and how people manage in turning from a broken system to a way of healing, from a life of pain to a life of wholeness, from inadequacies to fulfillment.

For more information, click here.
November 22-24
Youth Winter Retreat
at Camp Mount Luther

 This event is for grades
7-12. More details to follow.

For more information, visit
Saturday, Nov. 2
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Godly Play Training
Building Holy Rituals & Spaces: Liturgical Action & Creating Sacred Environments
St. Lukes’
22 S. 6th Street, Lebanon

This training is one of three Core Training Days needed for certification as a Godly Play teacher. Breakfast and Lunch are included, special dietary needs can be accommodated.
Trainer: Dawn Stewart

To enroll, please click on the following link:  Godly Play Training Nov. 2

Winter Term Course Registration opens September 15
Term begins: November 1
First Day of Class for Anglican Studies:
November 4
Drop/Add ends:
November 9
Thanksgiving Break: November 22 - 30
End of 1st half of Term 2: December 14
Winter Break:
December 15 - January 9
For course questions, please e-mail the Very Rev. Robyn Szoke-Coolidge,
Friday, Dec. 13
Bishop Out of the Box
Live Nativity
St. Andrew’s
in the Valley

Please save the date!
Sometime in early November, we will
recruit volunteers.
July 7-11, 2020
Youth Event
Mark your calendars

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) will be held in partnership with the Washington National Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington on the campus of Howard University. This event is for any youth who will have completed ninth grade as of June 2020. We will continue to update you as we get information.   
To download the list of upcoming event dates for your bulletin board, click here.