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Bishop's Visitation

2019

Visitation and Service Schedule  (through August 2019)

Visitation: Bishop's Letter 2019

Visitation: Customary 2019

Visitation: Planning Worksheet 2019

Visitation: Vestry Notes 

Visitation: Deacon and Chaplain Notes 

TEC Guidelines for Confirmation and Reception

Episcopal Church Overview 

  

Forms

Clergy Annual Report for 2018 (due March 31, 2019)
 
Notice of Annual Meeting Date (please send notice ASAP)
 
Annual Congregational Report to the Bishop 2019 (to be completed after your Annual Meeting)
 
 
Lay Licensing Applications (new licensing period opens in November 2019)
 
Parochial Report (due March 1, 2019) 
 
Strategic Mission Support Grant Application for 2020 (to be posted)
 
 
 
 

 

Information 

Celebrations of New Ministry
Please contact the Barbara Martin to schedule this service. Below are some liturgical resources and guidelines:
 

Copyright Law Resources

Clergy Directory April 2019 (available to parish offices and clergy only; email for more info)

Deacons Letter of Agreement Sample

Donating Liturgical Goods and Books

The Episcopal Church: Manual of Business Methods

EV Training Trifold

Expansive Language versions of Rite II, A, B, D adopted for use by 2018 General Convention

Lay Licensing

Leader Resources Copyright Guidelines

Liturgical Resources (Gun Violence) discussed at Clergy Gathering Oct. 5, 2017

Anna Howell, of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, was asked by the Bishop of Nevada to write an order of service for a vigil following the attacks in Las Vegas this week. "A Vigil in Response to an Act of Mass Violence" can be found on her blog, Sulfur-Free Jesus.

 
Additional Liturgical Resources:
Bishops' United Against Gun Violence Liturgical Resources:  http://bishopsagainstgunviolence.org/liturgical-resources/
 
"For Love in a Time of Conflict" by John O'Donohue in his book "To Bless the Space Between Us"
"Release me from the Dark Fury" and "Sometimes it Seems to be too Much" by Ted Loder in his book "Guerrillas of Grace"
 
Psalm 23 performed by Bobby McFerrin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fzWq-d8jU
 
Book of Common Prayer:  For the Human Family (pg. 815), For Our Enemies (pg. 816) Prayer Attributed to St. Francis (pg. 833), Prayer for Guidance (pg. 832), For the Future of the Human Race (pg. 828), In Times of Conflict (pg. 824),  Thanksgiving for the Diversity of Races and Cultures (pg. 840)

Other recommended websites:

http://www.anglicansonline.org/

http://www.anglicannews.org/

https://dailyoffice.wordpress.com/

http://www.episcopalrelief.org/

www.episcopalchurch.org

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/

http://houseofdeputies.org/

https://www.workingpreacher.org/

http://www.davidlose.net/

www.episcopalcafe.com
http://www.ssje.org/

Safe Church Training

 
Events

Deacons' Day with Bishop Brown - August 10th

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
It was wonderful to see and spend time with each other at Bishop Thomas' Ordination and Consecration.  What a joyous and spirit filled event!
Bishop Thomas is eager to meet the Deacons of the Diocese of Maine.  We will have our first Deacons Day with Bishop Thomas on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Patrick's in Brewer.  We'll gather between 8:30 am and 9:00 am and begin with simple worship at 9:00 am.  As in the past this is an opportunity to hear from the Bishop about what's on his mind, and for us to express our hopes and concerns to him.  It will also be a chance to get to know +Thomas better.
 
Please respond () if you can join us so that we can plan for lunch.  Also, please respond with at least one question that you would like +Thomas to address.  This will give him a chance to understand what's on your mind before he gets there.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to be in touch with me.  I look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
 
God's Peace.
 
Aaron
 
The Ven. Aaron Perkins, Archdeacon
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine

 
 
 
 

 

 
  
  

 

 

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