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Diocesan Update

November 15, 2022

Happy Birthday!

On Sunday, Trinity Church in Watervliet celebrated the 90th birthday of Deacon Bill Tatem. Happy birthday Deacon Bill!

Recommendations for the 10th Bishop of Albany Due Today

The Profile and Search Committee will continue to receive recommendations for nominations for the Tenth Bishop of Albany through November 15th. Each person recommended will be considered for nomination, regardless of how many recommendations are received for any given individual.

You may access the profile here: 

Diocesan Profile (PDF).

To make a recommendation please click here: Recommendation Form

What Brings You Joy in Your Ministry as Deacon

The annual Deacons’ Retreat is scheduled for January 20-22, 2023, at Christ the King Center. 

Bishop Michael Smith, Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Dallas, will be our retreat leader. The retreat theme will be exploring what brings you joy in your ministry as a deacon. During a recent meeting of the Deacon’s Council, we discussed Frederick Buechner’s quote: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Bp. Smith will use this quote to help frame our retreat conversations. We look forward to gathering for worship with abundant quiet and reflection time.

Registration due this week - click here

Stations of Advent at Christ the King

Tuesday, December 6 at 1pm

Led by Fr Bill Hinrichs and Mtr Meaghan Keegan

You have probably prayed the Stations of the Cross many times, and even if you haven’t prayed them, you have probably heard of them. Praying the Stations of the Cross, prayerfully accompanying Christ on his way to Calvary, is an ancient devotion - especially popular during Lent - meant to help us grow in our friendship with the Lord. Why not do something similar during Advent?

In Advent we pay special attention to three comings of Christ: his first coming in Bethlehem, his final coming at the end of history, and his coming here and now in our hearts through the Church’s liturgical celebrations. Christ’s comings are the fulfillment of God’s promise to redeem the fallen human family. The redemption culminated in Christ’s resurrection from the dead, which happened on the first day of the week, also referred to by theological tradition as the “eighth day” - the day after the Sabbath, which was the seventh day of the ancient Jewish week. With that in mind, we have produced this little booklet with the Eight Stations of Advent. The introduction explains the elements of each Station and how to use them. We sincerely hope that this little devotion will help you live this Advent and Christmas more deeply, peacefully, and meaningfully than ever before.

This event is free and open to all. ou may RSVP to let us know you plan to attend by emailing director@ctkcenter.org.

For those interested lunch is served at 12 noon in the Welcome Center for $15 per person. To make a reservation visit: CtK (tableagent.com)

Diocesan Prayer Cycle



Pray Daily: For the Standing Committee and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests

  • 16 Thanksgiving for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and for The Rev’d Mark Diebel on his birthday
  • 17 The Venerable Barbara Hanstine on her birthday
  • 18 Vocations of young Adults to Holy Orders and the Religious Life
  • 19 The work of the Salvation Army
  • 20 For Christ to truly reign in all our hearts
  • 21 All Missionaries far away from home
  • 22 For the Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, and Trustees 
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