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An Experiment for the Sake of the Gospel

Our dioceses are on a journey to discover how collaborating can help us transform our congregations and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. In our churches, everyone is welcome, without exception.

Welcome from Bishop Rowe

Welcome! God is calling us into a new reality here on the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We hope you will join us in answering this call as we reach out to people who do not know the transformational power of Jesus Christ, people who have been pushed to the margins, and people who feel like they aren’t worthy to step into one of our big stone churches. The road to transformation may be rocky at times, but we hope you will walk it with us.

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About our Partnership

In 2018, our dioceses pledged themselves to an unprecedented collaboration because we believe that God was calling us to embrace new ways of working on behalf of the Gospel here along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We are 90 congregations, spread across 20 counties, but we are one church, united by faith and dedicated to serving our communities and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Here in this part of the country that many have forgotten, we believe that we have the potential to lead the church into a new season of growth.

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Find a Church

It isn’t always easy to find our way to God. The disciples we encounter on the road to Emmaus were heading in the wrong direction! They didn’t even recognize Jesus, whom they had followed for years—until he broke bread with them. Our church finder was created to make your search a little easier. Use it to locate congregations, ministry centers and church-related organizations across the region. You don’t have to be a member to attend our services, get involved in our work, or find solace and sustenance through our ministries.

News

Opening Space for Dialogue: Sacred Ground Reaches Midway Point

Earlier this summer, more than 200 people across the partnership dioceses enrolled in Sacred Ground,  an Episcopal Church dialogue series about race that includes readings, documentary film and short videos. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Western New York’s Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination and the partnership Mission Strategy Advisory Group, the ten-week program includes…

New Online Sunday Worship Begins September 13

Beginning September 13, online diocesan worship services will be led from the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo on alternating Sundays. The services will be posted on Facebook and YouTube each Sunday morning at 10 a.m., and will also be available for viewing on demand. The services will include…

Events

Sunday
September
27,
2020
Sunday Online Worship
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sunday online diocesan worship services are now led from the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo on alternating Sundays. There are three ways to participate in online worship:

Zoom (video or phone): Join Bishop Sean and people from across our diocesan partnership on Zoom at 10 a.m. on Sundays to watch the service and pray together for the petitions of the community gathered on Zoom. Use this link:  https://zoom.us/j/127336938?pwd=cm8zUWh0Y2loTjYyKy91YURsTVBCQT0 to join. If you are asked for a password, use lakeerie. To join by phone instead of video, dial 646-876-9923 and use code 127336938#.

 

Facebook: Watch the service on Facebook on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. or any time afterward.

 

YouTube: Watch the service on YouTube on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. or any time afterward.

 

The services include music from each of the cathedral choirs and will be based on the Liturgy of the Word from Rite II Holy Eucharist. Resident cathedral clergy and others from across the diocese and partnership will preach.

Sunday
October
4,
2020
Sunday Online Worship
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sunday online diocesan worship services are now led from the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo on alternating Sundays. There are three ways to participate in online worship:

Zoom (video or phone): Join Bishop Sean and people from across our diocesan partnership on Zoom at 10 a.m. on Sundays to watch the service and pray together for the petitions of the community gathered on Zoom. Use this link:  https://zoom.us/j/127336938?pwd=cm8zUWh0Y2loTjYyKy91YURsTVBCQT0 to join. If you are asked for a password, use lakeerie. To join by phone instead of video, dial 646-876-9923 and use code 127336938#.

 

Facebook: Watch the service on Facebook on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. or any time afterward.

 

YouTube: Watch the service on YouTube on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. or any time afterward.

 

The services include music from each of the cathedral choirs and will be based on the Liturgy of the Word from Rite II Holy Eucharist. Resident cathedral clergy and others from across the diocese and partnership will preach.

Tuesday
October
6,
2020
Pre-Convention Workshop (online)
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm