Weekly Diocesan Update
March 24, 2020
Got some extra time?
File your Parochial Report
I am pleased to report that the majority of parishes filed their parochial report. Since reports were due March 1, 2020, it would be fantastic if any parish who has not yet filed could make an effort to get them completed and submitted as soon as possible.

Please visit www.reports.dfms.org to get started!

If you need help logging in, as the process has now changed, please email me at mkeegan@albanydiocese.org or call me on my cell at 518-590-6130.

Thank you,
Dcn. Meaghan Keegan, EDA Business Officer
Recorded Sunday Eucharist Services
Available on the Diocesan Website
In case you missed it, each Sunday Bishop Bill is working with other clergy from the Diocese to offer a recorded Eucharist for you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home. These services will remain on our YouTube channe l for viewing any time. To access simply go to the Diocesan website, www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org . You will see a link to take you to the resource page with not only the recorded service but other resources for you to use at home. We will also send an email reminder each week when the video is ready to view.

If you run into any problems and need assistance please contact Deacon Meaghan Keegan at mkeegan@albanydiocese.org.
152nd Diocesan Convention Announcements
June 5-7, 2020
Camp-of-the-Woods, Speculator, NY

DOCUMENTS
The Call to Convention was emailed to all parishes on January 23, 2020.   It is also available on the  Diocesan website . As a gentle reminder, follows are the key deadlines:
 
APRIL 13, 2020:  
Certificates of Election (These must be filled out in order for deputies to vote. Note that this form does NOT register deputies for room and board. That must be done separately.)

Nomination form for Elective Office (to be printed in the Pre-Convention Book)

2020 Convention Resolution Form (to be printed in the Pre-Convention Book)

MAY 8, 2020:  
2020 Convention Resolution Form (to be printed in the Convention Book)

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS
Greetings! Taking very seriously the current COVID-19 crisis, if ever there was a time to “Fix our eyes on Jesus” it would be now; neither will we stop looking ahead to better, healthier days, as we plan for another great annual meeting in June. As a previous and now potential exhibitor or vendor, we invite you to join the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany as we come together for our 152 nd  Diocesan Convention and weekend of worship, fellowship and fun! Please complete the  2020 convention display RSVP form  to reserve space. Read More
RIP Dorothy King
Dorothy King, widow of the late Reverend Harold King, a former rector of the Church of the Redeemer, died last Thursday, March 19. Many of you knew her well. Here is her obituary that appeared in the Times Union:
Dorothy Wreatha King, 98 of North Greenbush, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Eddy Village Green, Cohoes. Dorothy was born on July 23, 1921, in Passaic, N.J., the daughter of the late George Brenner and Lillian Stetter Brenner. She spent most of her childhood in New Jersey, graduating from Battin High School, in Elizabeth, N.J. She received her degree from the New York Institute of Dietetics and worked at General Theological Seminary in New York City where she met her future husband, the Reverend Harold King. Once married, they moved to parishes in New Jersey and in 1951 moved to Rensselaer.
Dorothy worked until her retirement in the business office of St. Agnes School (now the Doane Stuart School), and then part-time for the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce for several years. She is survived by her children, Pamela LaCroix (Gerald, deceased) of Pownal, Vt., David (Denise) King of Sand Lake and Meredith (Stanley) Adler of North Greenbush; grandchildren, Aaron (Kim) Blakeman, Christy Blakeman, Tara (Richard) Rutland, Matthew King, and Kori (Mario) Tedesco; great-grandchildren, Samantha (Matthew) Fleming, Kara Blakeman, Isabella Diaz, Madelyn and Gavin Tedesco; great-great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Ryleigh Fleming; sister-in-law, Gertrude Kroll and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Reverend Harold King; grandson, Justin Adler; and great-grandson, Nathan Blakeman.
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the staff of the Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, the Eddy Village Green and Community Hospice for their care, compassion and support given to our mother and grandmother.
In deference to the current health crisis, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan St., Albany, NY, 12210 or to the  Alzheimer's Association , 4 Pine West Plaza, #405, Albany, NY 12205. Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 22, 2020