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Senior Ministries

Our friend, let’s call her Irene, passed away just about this time last year. I remember there was snow on the ground on that raw winter evening when we got “The Call.”

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For the sixth year running, people worldwide are gearing up for Lent Madness, the “saintly smackdown” in which 32 saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. This online Lenten devotion, which has been featured in media outlets all over the country including NBC, The Washington Post, FOXNews, NPR, USAToday, and even Sports Illustrated, brings together cut-throat competition, the lives of the saints, humor, and the chance to see how God works in the lives of women and men across all walks of life.

This year, Bishop Mark Beckwith and members of diocesan staff will participate in Lent Madness as both a Lenten discipline and a friendly competition with one another.

In the News

[Bergen.com] St. Paul's Church in Englewood celebrated their 150th anniversary with a Mardi Gras concert and supper this past weekend, featuring members of the St. Paul's Choirs along with local musicians.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

In adopting the 2015 Budget, Convention deputies approved funding for a portion of the costs for a social justice advocate, the Rev. Sara Lilja. Lilja (pronounced "LIL-ya") has been serving as the Director of the Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministries for the New Jersey Synod, and will now begin representing our diocese and the Diocese of New Jersey as well, acting as a faith-based advocate in Trenton for social justice issues shared by New Jersey Episcopalians and Lutherans.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

In his sermon at Convention’s opening Eucharist, the Rev. Alan Roxburgh of The Missional Network said that “God’s abundant spirit is bringing life back to the church. God is up to something in the churches across North America, but it is looking very different than we imagined or ever planned for.” He challenged us to stop trying to fix the church and “get ready” to go on the journey for which the Spirit of God continually invites us.

Senior Ministries

Today having special needs is no longer a barrier to travel and fun. The hospitality industry has stepped up to the challenge of helping folks with all varieties of special needs to enjoy the pleasures of travel.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

Steven Boston, official photographer of Convention, has posted 249 photos from the 141st Annual Diocesan Convention in his online portfolio.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

The theme of this year’s Mission Minutes is “How did we join God in our neighborhoods in 2014?” All four Mission Minute videos are posted here.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

In this video, diocesan members who traveled together on a pilgrimage to Taize, France in July 2014 talk about their experiences.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention