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Weekly Diocesan Update January 17, 2023



This week’s Standing Committee meeting was devoted primarily to matters related to the election of the Tenth Bishop of Albany. Watch for a new weekly e-newsletter about the election process starting soon. Information is also posted at https://albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/episcopaltransition/

First CTK Listening Session This Weekend

Register Today!

Our first listening session was held on Saturday, January 14th. One participant said, "At no time did this become a debate - it was in all truth a listening session to provide insight to the Oversight Board as they discern the future of CTK as it fits into the mission of the diocese. We highly recommend that every parish be encouraged to participate in their scheduled listening session and let their voices be heard. "

We invite you to participate in an upcoming session as we ask:

  1. How does Christ the King fit into the larger mission of the Diocese?
  2. What are we currently doing at Christ the King that fulfills that mission?
  3. What might we be doing at CTK that is holding us back from fulfilling the mission of the diocese?
  4. What are we not currently doing at Christ the King that we could be doing to fulfill that mission?

All that we ask is that you pre-register online—through the Diocesan website—by going to albanyepiscopaldiocese.org and scrolling down to click on the “Quick Link” for “Listening Session Registration.”

  • Friday, February 17, at Church of Our Saviour, Lebanon Springs, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 25, at Calvary Church, Burnt Hills, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Friday, April 21, at St. James' Church, Lake George, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 29, at St. Augustine's Church, Ilion, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Saturday, May 13, at St. John’s Church, Ogdensburg, 10 am -12 pm
  • Saturday, May 27, at St. Eustace’s Church, Lake Placid, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Tuesday, June 6, Zoom Meeting, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

A Retreat Opportunity in February

Foundations of Benedictine Spirituality

For New and Returning Retreatants at Christ the King Center

Retreat leaders are The Rt. Rev. Michael Smith and Pat Stone

Additional presenters include The Rev. Meaghan Keegan,

The Very Rev. Tom Malionek and The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Papazoglakis

Two sessions for you to choose the one that fits your schedule

Weekday: Wednesday, February 1-3, 2023 

Weekend: Friday – Sunday, February 3-5, 2023 

More info here

Pray with us!


Each month the Diocese produces a prayer list that brings to mind things like our parishes, clergy, committees and ministries. We invite you to pray with us each day. The list is posted weekly in this update and the full month is available on our website. In January we ask that you pray daily for the Standing Committee and for growth in every parish.

This week we pray for:

18 St. Francis Mission, Albany – The Rev’d Karla Banach ,The Rev’d Barbara Ayers 19 The Rev’d Patti Johnson on her birthday

20 St. Paul’s, Bloomville – The Rev’d Laura Miller and also for The Rev’d Charles Wallace on his birthday

21 Episcopal Church Women

22 The Trustees of the Dioces

23 The Rev’d Randolph Lukas and The Rev’d Stephen Scarff on their birthday

24 St. Sacrement, Bolton Landing  

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