February 26, 2019
Weekly Diocesan Update
151st Convention Set for June 7-9, 2019
Save the date for the 151st Diocesan Convention being held June 7-9th at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator.

Registration will be up and running soon.

If you have not done so already, please be sure to mail in your certificates of election.

Upcoming Ordinations
God willing, the following candidates for Holy Orders will be ordained to the diaconate in the next few weeks.
Richard Roessler        
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 pm, Nashotah Theological Seminary
Dale Van Wormer      
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 pm, Nashotah Theological Seminary
Sonya Boyce
Sunday, March 24, 4:00 pm, St. John’s Church, Massena
And God willing, The Rev. Carolyn Bartkus will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, March 2 at 11 am at St. Matthew’s Church, Latham.

Feeling the call to ministry? There will be a Holy Orders Interest meeting on April 7th from 3-5 p.m. at St. Peter's Church in Albany.
Healing Center & CtK
Fr. Mark Chesnut
Christ the King Center
Service begins at 10am
Women's Welcome Home Initiative
This Welcome Home Initiative© is a healing program for female military combat veterans. These veterans may be suffering in varying degrees from Post-Traumatic Stress or Moral Injury and are in need of Soul Repair. The format of the program helps veterans understand the hidden impact of combat and provides a safe place for their emotional healing. This essential spiritual and emotional healing is a complement to healing received from medical, psychiatric, and social services. There is NO CHARGE for veterans thanks to the generosity of individuals, churches and businesses.

For information or to donate towards a scholarship for a Veteran please click here
Bulletin Board
Bible Study, Begins March 5
Please join us for the Priscilla Shirer   Bible Study:   Gideon: Your weakness. God’s strength. St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne 7 week sessions: from March 5 th  to April 16 th Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Parish Hall Cost:  The workbook is $15.00 (please order by February 24th and is not required to attend the Bible Study) For more info, call Karen Love at (518) 494-5919

Seven Last Word's of Christ
Join us at St. George's (30 N Ferry, Schenectady) for a pot luck supper at 6:30pm in the Great Hall, followed by talk/meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ about 7:10 p.m. in the Lady Chapel, and concluding
with Stations of the Cross. 

3/3- Luke 23:34: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Father Brad Jones, rector of Christ Church Schenectady)

3/10- Luke 23:43: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Father John Scott, retired priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, and former rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Burnt Hills)

3/17-John 19:26–27: “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.” (Mother Judith Malionek, curate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Albany)

3/24- Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Father Scott Garno, rector of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church Delmar)

3/31- John 19:28: “I thirst.” (Amy Lewis, deaconate candidate in  Episcopal Diocese of Albany, member of Oaks of Righteousness in Troy)

4/7- John 19:30: “It is finished.” (Rev. Peter J. B. Carman, pastor of Emmanuel-Friedens Church Schenectady)

4/14- Luke 23:46: “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” (Rev. Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Interim Campus Protestant Minister at Union College)
Holy Land Trip, Feb 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?
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.
This 11 day trip includes airfare from Boston, first class hotels and breakfast and dinner each day. We will visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, The Dead Sea, Petra, Mt Nebo
and The Baptismal site of Jesus in Bethany plus much more.
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.

Clergy Wives Retreat
 Clergy Wives Retreat to be held May 3 - 5, 2019, at CTK. 
More information coming soon! If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Haskell at mwjhaskell@nycap.rr.com.
Pancake Supper, March 5
There will be a Pancake Supper, held at Trinity Church, Gouverneur. Phone: 315-287-0755, takeouts available.
Starting at 4 PM until all are served.
Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Real Maple Syrup, Apple Sauce, Butter, and a Beverage. Cost: Adults- $6.00, 5- 12 years of age- $3.00, Under 5-Free

Free Pancake Supper, March 5
On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 St. Luke’s in Cambridge will hold it's annual Free Pancake and Ice Cream “Fat Tuesday” Supper. It’s a great time to eat a stomach filling dinner and chat with your friends.

Pancake Supper, March 5
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Delmar will host its much anticipated 
Annual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5th from 5-7 p.m. Tickets on sale at the door for $7 per person/$25 for a family of four or more.  

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, March 5
Come to Trinity Church Plattsburgh for one Last chance to frolic before Lent! Come to the Parish Hall at 5:30 PM on March 5 to gather with friends and fellow parishioners for a pancake supper prepared by Bruce and Tina Moore and their helpers. Dinner will be served at 6 PM. Plenty of food and fellowship in a festive atmosphere! Bring a guest! Once again, there is no charge for this dinner but a donation basket will be available. We will put out a clipboard at the back of the sanctuary for reservations so the team can plan.

Pancake Supper, March 5th
Boy Scout Troop 100 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper March 5 th , 4:30pm-7:00pm at Church of The Holy Cross Parish Hall, 3764 Main St, Warrensburg. Includes pancakes, bacon, sausage and beverage. Donation: $5.00

Pancake Supper, March 5th
All Saints Round Lake will hold a Pancak Supper from 5-7 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall is located at 3 Simpson Avenue Round Lake. Pancakes, Sausage, Applesauce All You Can Eat Free Will Offering.

Pancake Supper, March 5th
Good Shepherd Church
Chestertown will hold their annual Shrove Tuesday (otherwise known as FAT Tuesday) Pancake Supper from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Comfort For Those Who Mourn,
Begins March 6
This is a 6 week Christian nondenominational support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. The group will meet at St. Luke's from 4:30-6:00 beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Following the group, all participants are invited to stay for Eucharist at 6:00 and a potluck supper. If you or anyone you know would be interested in attending this group, please call 518-664-4834 for registration and further information or email: stlukesonthehill@biznycap.rr.com 

Private Pre-release Viewing: The Pilgrim's Progress
Join us for a Private Pre-release viewing of Crosswalk Movies new animated version of The Pilgrim's Progress at  St. Jame's Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa St., Lake George, from 4:30-6:30pm. Journey with Christian through the joys of faith and hope as well as challenges of doubt, persecution, and hardships. Executive Producer Steve Cleary said, "More than any other story (outside the Bible), The Pilgrim’s Progress has been used to inspire and challenge Christians to set their eyes on God." This movie is perfect for all ages and is a wonderful opportunity to begin our Lenten journey to our Savior's Cross. Bring your family and friends!
Call for childcare needs.
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A Lenten Study Group, Tuesdays
at Trinity Church Plattsburgh - open to anyone who wishes to attend - will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Upper Room beginning March 12 for 5 weeks (save week 6 in case
we need a makeup week)
We will read Hanging by a Thread: The Questions of the Cross by Samuel Wells. Please contact the Trinity Church Office (518-561-2244 or trinityplattsburgh@gmail.com by March if you plan to attend. Books are $10.75 and Leslie will order books for anyone who requests it. (Books are available at amazon.com so feel free to order ahead on your own if you wish). This is a series of theological reflections from internationally known scholar and Anglican cleric Samuel Wells that reflect on the challenges of our understanding of Christ’s crucifixion that arise today using contemporary ideas in history, biblical studies, and philosophy.

Lenten Soup and Bible Study, Wednesdays
5:30pm at Good Shepherd, Chestertown. Join us during Lent as we study Max Lucado’s book,  “He Chose the Nails, What God Did to Win Your Heart” Our evening will begin with a simple soup & bread supper followed by a discussion based on the above book. Study Guides available & suggested for $10. Please let Fr. John know ASAP if you’d like a book; financial aid available. All are welcome – bring a friend!

Healing Service, March 13
Christ Episcopal Church, Coxsackie has a healing service, the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the next healing service, Wednesday, March 13, at the church, 70 Mansion Ave., Coxsackie, NY, 12051. The service is intended to be spirit-led and generally includes music, a short talk and prayer. Come and bring a hurting friend.

Souper Thursday, March 14
On March 14th,2019 St. Luke’s in Cambridge will hold it's “Souper Thursday” free meal at the Parish House on 4 St. Luke’s Place, Cambridge. It is held from 4-6pm every 2nd Thursday of the month.