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Choosing a Side: A Sermon By Jim Naughton

In his sermon this morning on the Baptism of Jesus, Jim Naughton, a partner at Canticle Communications, said, “I don’t need to tell you that John the Baptist was a controversial figure. Herod saw him as a threat, and it cost John his life. He was a strident, anti-establishment, ‘I am calling you to be…

Traveling on Together: A Sermon by Canon Twila Smith

  In today’s sermon, Canon Twila Smith considers the story of the Magi who traveled to find the Christ Child. Like us, she says, they were “people seeking to understand what is beyond them.” “The good news is that God keeps appearing,” she says. “God does not send us on this journey alone.”

May we not Keep it to Ourselves: A Sermon by Canon Vanessa Butler

“In these uncertain times, may the children of God remember to grab hold of that truth, that grace and that light that are ours,” said Canon Vanessa Butler in her sermon for the First Sunday After Christmas. “And may we not keep it to ourselves.”

Christmas Eve Worship 2020

Bishop Sean Rowe preached at this online Christmas Eve service, which included music from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Fairview, the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo. The service begins at 12:15 in the video after a singalong including favorite Christmas carols.

Online Worship with Bishop Sean

While our church buildings are closed in response to the surge of COVID-19 in our region, Bishop Sean will lead online worship via Zoom each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Use this link to join the service. If you are asked for a password, use lakeerie. To join by phone instead of video, dial 646-876-9923…

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A Message from Bishop Sean: In Person Gatherings Suspended

Dear Friends: Earlier this week, we heard encouraging news about a COVID-19 vaccine that could begin to be available early next year in limited quantities. I give thanks for this source of hope, especially as the virus is now spreading at an unprecedented rate across our region. Although we hope that 2021 will bring some…

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…

Living in Harmony with One Another: A Sermon by Craig Dressler

In his sermon on Romans 12:9-21, Craig Dressler of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Erie says that Christians are suffering not only from the pandemic and racial injustice, but also a crisis of autonomy, in which we resist living in community. Watch the entire service:

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…

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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…