March 12, 2019
Weekly Diocesan Update
A Opportunity for Rest this Lent
Dr. Jeremy Begbie Coming to the Cathedral
On Saturday, April 6 , 2019, Cathedral Arts , a mission of The Cathedral of All Saints, hosts a performance-lecture with Dr. Jeremy Begbie , founding director of Duke Divinity School Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, "Lamenting and Hoping: How Music Can Mediate the Healing Power of the Gospel." Click here for tickets and for more information on this event.
A volume of the Heritage Edition of The St. John's Bible , the first illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in 500 years, will be on display in the Cathedral during this event, courtesy of St. Peter's Health Partners. While this Bible speaks for itself, docents are needed to accompany and speak about the Bible at Dr. Begbie’s performance and at other events. Are you interested in becoming a docent for this beautiful Bible? If so, please contact Brynna Carpenter-Nardone, the Assistant to the Dean for mission and Cathedral Arts at: bcarpenternardone@cathedralofallsaints.org.
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
Fr. Gabriel Morrow
Adirondack Mission
Music by Sean Wendell
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
Stations of the Cross
After the dinner on April 12th, St. Paul's Church in Greenwich will be offering a Stations of the Cross beginning at 7:15 p.m. The church is located at 147 Main Street in the Village of Greenwich. All are welcome.
Bulletin Board
Clergy Wives Retreat, May 3-5
The Clergy Wives Retreat to be held May 3 - 5 at Christ the King Center. Our speaker for this year's retreat is Hilary McClay from the Diocese of Down and Dromore. Hilary McClay lives in Belfast, where her husband David is both the Rector of Willowfield Church and also Archdeacon of Down. They have been living and ministering in the inner city for almost 18 years, and before that were in a small fishing port on the south-east coast of Northern Ireland. In both contexts they have seen God work powerfully, seeing people come to faith, healed, set free and the church grow. They have 3 grown-up children, their two daughters are both married and one little granddaughter born in December 2018. To learn more about Hilary and her ministries, click here. More info and registration coming soon.

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. Program runs on Sundays until 4/14.
Mark your Calendar
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.

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.

Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. George's Church, Feb 2020
Saint George’s Episcopal Church 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/

Upcoming Opportunities at Mons Nubifer Sanctus
When considering the disciplines of this holy time, think about attending a contemplative prayer retreat here at Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Those of you who have experienced the liturgies of Holy Week might want especially to consider being here for the Paschal Triduum Prayer Vigil . Those of you who have never experienced these liturgies are especially encouraged to do so. We are also offering a Lenten Silent Retreat on March 28 to 31. Details, and other up-coming programs, are below. For more, check our Programs Schedule page under the Programs tab on our website .
+ Sunday March 24: Mass of the Annunciation
+ Thursday March 28 – Sunday March 31: Lenten Silent Retreat

+ Wednesday April 17 – Sunday April 21: Paschal Triduum Prayer Vigil
+ Friday May 3 – Sunday May 5: Patristics Series: Athanasius of Alexandria’s On the Incarnation
+ Friday May 31 – Sunday June 2: Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Contemplative Prayer
Lent at Church of the Holy Cross Warrensburg
Stations of The Cross at noon on Fridays during Lent beginning March 8. A free soup luncheon will be served prior to the service beginning at 11:30am.
Stations of The Cross at 7:00 pm on Friday March 8 and April 12. A free soup supper will be served at 6:00 pm
“The New Testament you Never Knew ” dvd/video presentation and study by NT Wright and Michael Bird will be the Lenten Bible study. The program is offered on Tuesdays at 7:00pm nd begins with an evening meal at 6:45pm.

Lenten Luncheons, Tuesdays
Saint Luke’s Church in Cambridge will be hosting five Lenten Lunches being sponsored in partnership through the Cambridge Council of Christian Churches. St. Luke's is located on 4 St. Luke's Place in Cambridge. Each Tuesday at noon a short spiritual message with music will be presented by the lead church. After which a wonderfully made lunch, desert and beverage will be served at no cost.

ECW Annual Meeting, April 26 & 27
All women from the Episcopal Church of the Albany Diocese are invited to attend the Province II ECW Annual Meeting April 26th and 27th 2019 registration and reception 3-5pm 4/26 Dinner on your own at Hotel restaurant Meeting starts at 7pm, Compline 9pm, Saturday 4/27 meeting starts at 9am Healing A Women's Soul Rev. Ann Curtin speaker, Holy Eucharist noon. This will be held at the Quality Inn 611 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, New York 12110. Cost $ 10 per person for day program $90 for the entire conference which includes an overnight accommodation To Register Contact: Mary Young 14660 Rt 22, New Lebanon, New York 12125 - 518-794 7538 or email mar049@yahoo.com.

Daughters of the King Spring Assembly, May 17-19
Christ the King Conference and Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY. Speakers: Kathy Polite, National Council Member, Self-Denial Chair, Prov. II VP Tammy Boyd, Prov. II President, Jr. Daughter National Chair, Rev. Jean DeVaty, Chaplain, Prov. II & Albany Episcopal Diocese
We are extending a warm invitation to Province I Daughters of the King to join us for this Assembly! Junior Daughters are welcome!
For a registration form click here.

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.

Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays
St. James’ Church, 172 Ottawa St. Lake George. Join us for Soup and Bread Supper at 5:30 in Tuttle Hall, as we discuss the last hours of our Lord. We will end with Stations in the Church at 6:30. For info 518-668-2001.

Stations of the Cross & Lunch, Fridays beginning March 15th
St. Stephen’s Schuylerville, 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville will offer Stations of the Cross (contemporary) with lunch and fellowship to follow. Lunch is provided. Fridays at 12 noon, March 15, 22, 29 April 5 and 12. Questions? Contact Helene 518-695-4048

What's Your Mission? Wednesdays
The Very Rev. Derik J. Roy will speak on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm about his recent mission trip to Belize as part of the "What's Your Mission?" series at St. John's Church Parish Hall in Johnstown, NY. A simple bread and soup supper featuring recipes from Belize will be served. A vegetarian/gluten-free option will also be available. All are invited to attend. Additional mission talks in the series are:
March 20: Guatemala - Dr. Gary DiSanto-Rose and Cindy Mitchell
March 27: Malawi - Karen Love
April 3: Dominican Republic - Deacon Maureen Demler
April 10: Honduras - The Brown family
Special Sunday presentation at 10 a.m.: April 3: Ecuador - Whitney Western
Contact the church at 518-762-9210 for more information.
Women's Tea & Study, March 23
The women of St. Paul's, Greenwich invite all ladies to their monthly tea featuring the video series, "12 Women of the Bible". We meet in the Parish Hall, 143 Main Street, at 4pm. Light refreshments are served. This month we will be looking at the story of Leah.

Taizé Prayer Service, March 23rd
St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for a Lenten Taizé Prayer Service on Saturday, March 23 at 6:00 pm. A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted
prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations. The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again,” according to an introduction in a Taizé songbook. “The words are sung over many times.”
For more information visit our website

Hope in Recovery for Our Community, Mar 28
At 7 pm, St. James' Church, Lake George will host  “Hope in Recovery for Our Community”,  a forum for those who suffer from substance use disorder, their families, and friends. The evening will offer recovery stories and resources with plenty of time for Q & A. Speakers include: Ashley Livingston, Friends of Recovery, Washington and Warren Co.; Karine Montanye, Nico's House; Sue McManus, Director of Center for Recovery, Glens Falls Hospital; Brendan Norton, OASAS Family Navigator; and Melinda Paradis, Director of Celebrate Recovery, Pine Knolls Alliance Church. This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Albany Recovery Commission; please join us at  St. James' Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George, NY 12845 --518-668-2001 - www.stjameslg.com  -- Rev. Jean DeVaty, Rector.
St. Luke's Recovery Resource Center Speaker Series, Mar 30
On Saturday, March 30 th  from 6-8 pm, St. Luke's Recovery Resource Center will host: “Hope Springs Eternal - Recovery Gifts of the Mind, Body & Spirit” . Our speakers will discuss the whole person in recovery, mind, body, and spirit: Ginger Miller & Sue Tyrrell CRPA, Creativity in Recovery (mind); Brooke Byrne, Trainer, nutritionist and Kristin Hoin, Summer Smith 5k Addiction Awareness Memorial Run (body); and Sister Phyllis Herbert, Honor Court Director (spirit).  Spring is coming and we would love to see you at this event!  This program is preceded by a 12 Step Eucharist at 4 pm and a Community Potluck Dinner at 5 pm. Please join us at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, off Pruyn Hill Road, Town of Halfmoon, (GPS Mechanicville, NY 12118.) More information about the program and St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center can be found on our website:  https://stlukesonthehill.org/recovery

The Annual Clam Chowder dinner at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road (off Pruyn Hill Road in the Town of Halfmoon) will take place Friday, April 5th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Chowder, bread/butter, dessert and beverage are included with eat-in dinners for $6.00. Additional bowls are $3.00. Extra desserts $2.00. Take-out is also available. Further pricing: Quarts are $10.00. You may bring your own container. Corn Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, and Manhattan Clam Chowder will be offered while supplies last. Place your order ahead of time by calling: 518-664-4834.For info go to www.stlukesonthehill.org