April 2, 2019
Weekly Diocesan Update
Don't Miss Dr. Begbie this Saturday!
Join us Saturday, April 6, from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and come and hear what classical music has to say about the Gospel! Don't miss it!

In partnership with  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception , The Cathedral of All Saints welcomes Dr. Jeremy Begbie, founding director of Duke University’s Initiative on Theology and the Arts, for the first major Cathedral Arts event. 

The illuminated St. Johns Bible will also be on display, courtesy of  St. Peter's Health Partners

Get your tickets here:  https://begbie.brownpapertickets.com/

Also, you are invited to attend an
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • 2:30 PM
The MEDITATION begins on Sunday, April 14, at 3:00 PM, sung by The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and the Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford. The liturgy will be preceded by an organ recital at 2:30.

Holy Orders Interest Meeting
Do you ever think about what it would be like to be a priest or deacon? Do you enjoy talking about God? Do you like reading the bible? Do you look forward to receiving Holy Communion? Do people ever ask you to pray for them? Do you like visiting shut-ins and sick people? If you answer yes to any of these questions, God may be calling you to be a priest or deacon and you should come to the Holy Orders Interest Meeting on April 7 from 3 pm to 5 pm at St. Peter’s Church in Albany. Bishop Love, Canon Haskell, Mtr. Waldron and Fr. Malionek will describe what the ordained ministry is like and will answer your questions about it. Please write Mtr. Waldron and let her know you are coming.   mothersuewaldron@gmail.com
Healing Center & CtK
Tuesday Healing Service
April 9, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
Fr. Mark Chesnut
Christ the King Center
Worship by Terry Kelly
Don't miss the Women's Retreat Closing Ceremony! 
The general public is invited and encouraged to attend.
April 10, 2019 |  10:00 a.m.  | St. Michael's Chapel @ CtK

The Welcome Home Initiative© is a Veterans Ministry facilitated north of Albany, NY on the campus of Christ the King Spiritual Life Center near Greenwich, NY, that offers healing for military veterans and the spouses of military veterans who have served their country in combat. These veterans may be suffering in varying degrees from post-traumatic stress or moral injury and are in need of soul repair.

To read about one Vet's experience with WHI -  click here
Join Dr. Brian Fast for a discussion on
Learning to Trust Emptiness,
Thirst & Unmet Longing

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Click  HERE   for more information
Bulletin Board
All Night Easter Vigil at Oaks of Righteousness, April 20
A vigil is when people stay awake for a specific cause or reason when they would normally be asleep.
We hold a vigil the night before Easter Sunday, to prepare ourselves to celebrate Jesus being raised from the dead.

Starting at 8:00pm on 4/20, we will have a short Bible reading followed by a praise song. This lasts about 5 minutes in total.

Afterwards, different activities and stations are set up to help you prepare for Easter. It is more of a quiet time, but we will have a space to socialize with people. 

We repeat this cycle each hour until the sunrise service at 7:00am on 4/21, Easter Sunday! Anyone is welcome to join us for as much or as little of the night as you like. 

Coffee and snacks will be provided. 
You can RSVP  here  at Oaks website so we know how much food to supply. 

Jubilate Singers, April 28
The Jubilate Singers is a dedicated group of about 100 people from churches in the Capital Region and as far away as Rome, Saratoga Springs, and Cairo, New York. In 2002, we presented our first program, Handel’s Messiah. Subsequent performances have included choral masterpieces like Bach’s “St. John Passion,” Haydn’s “Seven Last Words,” Brahms’ “Requiem”, and Rutter’s, “Feel the Spirit,”
Accompanied by a professional orchestra, the Jubilate Singers will present their eighteenth annual program at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 85 Elm Ave., Delmar, one week after Easter on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Their message - Sing for Joy - extends the joy of Easter with selections from Messiah to remind us of the empty tomb of Jesus. Other pieces project the joyful ways Christians share that Good News! Tickets are available at Bethlehem Lutheran Church: Adults $20, Seniors and Students $15, children 12 and under are free. Patrons are always welcome. For more information call 518-439-4328.

Holy Land Trip, 2020
Have you wanted to experience, first hand, the lands of the Bible? Jerusalem, the city of David and Nazareth the childhood home of our Lord Jesus? How about the red rock city of Petra in the country of Jordan? We will also see the Baptismal Site of Jesus at Bethany which is considered the Historical site of Jesus' Baptism. On the last day of our trip we will have a Holy Eucharist service at the Garden Tomb, which is, indeed, a very special place.
Join Fr. Art Peters of Trinity Church, Granville and Whitehall, on a once in a lifetime trip to Israel and Jordan in Feb. of 2020. The price includes:
Airfare from Boston to Amman and Tel Aviv to Boston, Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch in Petra, 9 nights in first class hotels, Touring with an experienced English-speaking, government licensed guide in a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach, which is for our group only, Jordan visa and border fees included, Admissions to all sites listed on itinerary, hotel taxes and service 
If you are interested in joining us on this marvelous trip and to explore the land where Jesus walked, please contact Fr. Art @ 518-307-7307 of via e-mail  ps23v1@aol.com , for pricing and more information.
You may be interested in heading to Crossgates Mall to view the film Unplanned, the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

For more info click here and check with local theaters for showtimes.

Volunteers Needed
The Ellis Hospital Pastoral Care Department is looking for volunteers to provide compassionate, friendly visits to patients and their families.
Training Provided. Minimum of 4 Hours Per Week Must go through the on-boarding process with Ellis Volunteer Services Department
For More Information - Contact: Fr. Tony Green, Director of Pastoral Care at 518-243-4064 or ----  greena@ellismedicine.org  

Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. George's Church, Feb 2020
Saint George’s Episcopal Church in Schenectady is organizing an exciting opportunity to explore the roots of your faith with a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Come and walk with us in the footsteps of Christ to the land where the central events of Holy Scripture took place. It is sure to be an unforgettable and transformative experience! For more information visit: https://www.mejditours.com/open-tour/stgpilgrimage/
Clergy Wives Retreat Update, May 3-5
Invitations and RSVP forms for the Clergy Wives Retreat, May 3-5, are being mailed this week! Please plan to come and share in the teaching of Hilary McClay [ link to bio here ]. Joining Hilary is Glynis Matchett, a member of the staff team at Willowfield who heads up prayer ministry and healing teams both at Willowfield and at New Wine Ireland. The theme of the retreat is "For such a time as this..." "How can we make our lives count, and walk in the ways that God has prepared for us? How do we tune our hearts and our lives to follow the leading of the King of Kings? During the retreat we will be reflecting on what we learn from the stories of key people in both the Old and New Testaments who trained themselves to listen and respond to the voice of God and act on what they heard and saw the Father doing." If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Haskell at mwjhaskell@nycap.rr.com.

Men's Cursillo Weekend, June 21-23
Cursillo is a weekend retreat that is designed to show us how to have a closer relationship with our Lord and how to share His love with others. “I strongly recommend Cursillo as a way to strengthen your faith” stated one of the men after his weekend. Gary Roosa will be leading the next Men’s Weekend on June 21-23 at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich NY. If you are interested in attending speak to your clergy, ask if anyone in your church has attended, visit the website at www.albanyepiscopalcursillo.org or contact John Hyde at 518-376-9477. If you have attended a weekend please pray about who you may want to sponsor as we will limit the candidates attending to 16.

Sunday Supply Needed, Jul & Aug
Vacation in the Adirondacks. St. Thomas' Church in Tupper Lake is seeking Sunday supply for July and August. Rectory available. One Sunday service compensated at $200. Lots of water for paddling, fishing, etc. Wild Center a 1/2 mile drive. Lots of trails for hiking and climbing. Contact Fr. Bill Cooper to book a week or more at 518-359-5121.