October 16, 2018
Weekly Diocesan Update
Featured News
Transformed Healing Conference This Weekend!
Christ the King welcomes  Judith MacNutt   from Christian Healing Ministries as the keynote speaker for a conference dedicated to the transforming power of Jesus Christ. The conference begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and ends with a Healing Service on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
The conference also includes special guests
Paul Caprera , LMHC, from CCA Hope in Delmar
The Rev. Frank Lockwood , CASAC, from Belvedere Addiction Services in Albany, NY.
For conference schedule, click   HERE       
For registration information, click   HERE
As always, early arrival to enjoy the Christ the King campus is highly encouraged. If you'd like to enjoy a buffet dinner ($19 per person) with friends before the conference on Friday evening, be sure to call (518-692-9550) or email ( HERE ) for reservations.  Dinner is at 5:30 p.m .
Registration On-going for
Priest and Deacon Retreats
The annual retreats for Deacons and Priests are set and registration is now open. The Deacons will gather first on the weekend of October 26-28. The Priests will meet November 7-10. Both retreats will be held at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center.
The Priests’ retreat will conclude on November 10th with a gathering of all the Clergy, both Deacons and Priests, at 10am in the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels at Christ the King. At this gathering, Bishop Bill will outline and explain his response to B-012 and give each Deacon and Priest a copy of his Pastoral Letter to be read or distributed in churches.
More information and registration forms for each retreat can be found by  clicking here .   Everyone who is attending either retreat or who is attending the Saturday morning gathering needs to register.
Items Donated to the Seamen's Church Institute
Throughout the year, women in our diocese have been busy knitting and crocheting hats, scarves, neck warmers and ear warmers for men and women they will likely never have a chance to meet. 

The Seaman's Church Institute was formed in 1834 by the Episcopal Church to provide pastoral care, education, legal services and social services for commercial mariners on oceans and inland waters. 

Many of these hard working people are away from family and friends at the holidays so the Institute sponsors a Christmas at Sea ministry and they pack holiday boxes with necessities and treats to bring holiday cheer. Each box contains a hand knit or crocheted hat and/or scarf to ward off the winter winds and that is where we come in.
This past year we had 6 ladies who worked throughout the year and produced a bounty of creations!

If you like keeping your fingers busy and would like to join in please contact Paulette at  mothirmoon@hotmail.com
If you would like to know more about the Seaman's Church Institute go to their website  seamenschurch.org
Parish Resources
2019 Assessment and Clergy Compensation documents have been posted on the website for parishes to reference when preparing their annual budgets.

News from North Troy Outreach at Oaks of Righteousness

Oaks of Righteousness is hosting the first annual Blocktoberfest outreach. Join us on October 27 from 4:30-7:30 for food, games and fellowship, as we bring together the North Troy Community for a celebration of Fall and our neighborhood. Volunteers are needed to help on the day of, preparing for this outreach event, and to provide prayer support. 

There is also a preparation and cleanup day on October 20th at 10 am, with lunch provided.  Contact Fr. Paul Hunter at  Oakschurch@gmail.com  for more details on how to get involved. 
Healing Center & CtK
Upcoming Programs

with Fr. Derik Roy
Music by Sean Wendell
10/23/18 10am

November 3rd

Veteran Ministry
Men & Women Nov. 12-14

Holiness Conference
March 31-April 2, 2019
Once again the Sisters of St. Mary and Christ the King Center will offer an ecumenical conference to address the topic of Holiness in personal and corporate life.
For info click here
Cathedral Happenings
Bible Symposium: "The Book of Revelation for the Church Today", Nov 3
“The Book of Revelation for
the Church Today”
Hosted by the
Cathedral of All Saints
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Featuring The Rt. Rev. Professor Grant LeMarquand, Th.D, Retired Bishop of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa and Visiting Professor of New Testament, Trinity School for Ministry
Registration Fee $20
Theology Reading Group
Wednesday, October 17, 1:30 pm
The Cathedral Theology Reading Group will continue exploring Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ by T.F. Torrance, and extends an open invitation to this learning opportunity. The group is composed of people
with and without formal theological training, together pursuing a deeper knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Dean Leander Harding

Acolyte and Altar Guild Festival
Nov 17
Join us on Saturday, November 17 9:00am – 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 each and include lunch.
Bulletin Board
DOK Service of Admission, Oct 28
St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Albany, 10 North Main Avenue, Albany, 10:00am
Service of Admission for two Daughters into The Order of the Daughters of the King and a Service of Rededication for the St. Andrew's the Fisherman Chapter.

Holiday Nickle Sale, Nov 3
This is a fundraiser for St. Mark's Church, Philmont, New York. We will have Holiday Gift Item, Gift Certificates, and special Holiday Foods. Lunch is available. The event will be held 11am-1pm.

Free Spaghetti Supper, Nov 7
Trinity Episcopal Church will hold this supper In honor and in memory of Rev. Frederic F. and Diane H. Leach. Join us for this delicious free meal with
Spaghetti,  Sauce, Bread , Salad & Dessert 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm,  At Trinity Church Parish Hall,  585 Fourth Avenue, Troy. NY 12182. All are welcome!   Bring your family.  If you are unable to
make it to supper stop by anyway & visit Our Holiday Shop that will remain open from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Call 518-237-7831 for further information

Attention Musicians
A group of Christian musicians and music leaders will be forming soon
in the Albany area with the purpose of collaborating and writing worship songs together. The group will meet once or twice a month to worship, have fellowship, and share
a meal together. Afterward, we will share, critique, and co-write
worship songs which people have been creating. The purpose of this group is to develop Christian community and create worship music we can use in the parishes we attend. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Joseph Ferritto at joseph.c.ferritto@gmail.com.

Free Pew Cushions
Church of the Cross in Ticonderoga has a set of burgundy pew cushions that are in good shape available to any parish who could use them. Please contact Judy Walker for more information. judywalker419@gmail.com