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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.

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…

A Humbler Approach: A Sermon by Bishop Sean

“When we are asked the question ‘who do you say that I am,’ we can take a humbler approach. We can say that you are the Messiah, the Christ. You will lead us, we will follow,” said Bishop Sean in his sermon on August 23. “And we understand that it is a journey that we…

A Service of Racial Reconciliation

On August 7, United Clergy of Erie, including Bishop Sean Rowe and Dean Melinda Hall met on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for racial reconciliation and stand in solidarity against systemic racism. “This is step one in a process of reconciliation and repentance,” said Bishop Sean. “This calls us to…

Miracles are Emerging: A Sermon by the Rev. Matthew Scott

“It will be hindsight when we look back and see these humble offerings of prayer and worship and service that we’re doing right now that miracles are emerging,” says the Rev. Matthew Scott of St. Francis and Trinity Memorial Churches in Youngsville and Warren. “We here in the wilderness of loneliness and isolation will look…

Bishop Sean Rowe

A Conversation with Bishop Sean

On July 19, people from across the partnership joined Bishop Sean online to hear updates about what’s happening around the diocesan partnership, how we’re continuing to respond to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more about our new Sacred Ground groups that are discussing race and faith. Watch the conversation at the link above…

“In God, We Have All:” A Sermon by the Rev. Shawn Clerkin

In his sermon, the Rev. Shawn Clerkin of St. Stephen’s, Fairview, shared a prayer from the Order Julian of Norwich, to which he belongs: “God, in your goodness, give us your all, for you are enough for us. We can ask for nothing less that is to you glory, and if we ask for anything…