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All over our region, congregations are embracing new ways of working on behalf of the Gospel. If you have a story to tell about work your community is doing, please email us.

Making a U-Turn on the Road to Emmaus: A Sermon by Dean Derrick Fetz

“Jesus meets us on our roads to Emmaus when we experience, desperation, pain, loneliness, and so much more,” said the Very Rev. R. Derrick Fetz, dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo. “Jesus joins us to be our constant companion on the way.” Find the video on YouTube. You can watch the entire service below….

Easter Offering Continues Through May 31

During Holy Week and Easter Sunday, our partnership offering raised $3,145 for programs and organizations across our region that are meeting urgent needs for food during the pandemic. Contributions will be accepted through May 31, Pentecost Sunday. The first round of donations will support two programs currently feeding people in need. The Genesis Center in Buffalo, a…

A Game-Changing Day: Bishop Sean’s Easter Sermon

“This Jesus who is no longer there is now with us and sending us forth with a mission of hope that the world around us will be transformed, that justice will come in its fullness, that joy will come even in the midst of darkness,” Bishop Sean said in his Easter sermon. “This is a…

Good Friday Worship

  Bishop Sean Rowe officiated at the partnership’s Good Friday service, which included readings by Julie Spina, Good Shepherd, Buffalo; Gary Loncki, St. Mark’s, Erie; Aidan Fodor, St. Luke’s, Jamestown; Amy Swanson, St. Paul’s, Stafford; and Josephine Robbins, St. Philip’s, Buffalo. The music was by Craig and Jill Dressler, St. Mark’s, Erie.

Maundy Thursday Worship

  Our Maundy Thursday service was led by Bishop Sean, with Dean Melinda Hall of the Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie, preaching and music by Craig and Jill Dressler of St. Mark’s, Erie.

Worship Videos Available on YouTube

While our churches are closed, Bishop Sean and other leaders across the partnership dioceses are offering worship online. Find videos of many of those services on the partnership YouTube channel.

Jesus Came In Alongside A Mess: Bishop Sean’s Palm Sunday Sermon

On Palm Sunday, Bishop Sean preached about the Gospel of Matthew’s account of the passion. “Holy Week has twists and turns,” he said, “but spoiler alert, the ending is really good. God makes something new out of what is a mess.” A partial recording of the online Palm Sunday service led by people from across…