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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…

“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…

There Is No Easy Church: A Sermon by the Rev. Kathleen Moore

“Jesus – drifting in his makeshift floating pulpit – is telling the crowd, and he is telling us, that there is no time and no place ideal for the seed-sowing work of sharing Gospel truth. He is telling us that there is no easy church,” says the Rev. Kathleen Moore of St. Mark’s and the…

I Will Give You Rest: A Sermon by the Rev. Helen Harper

“I remember when I was a child in church, whenever I heard or read the words ‘heavy burden’ in Scripture, what came to my mind as a picture were many people walking along a road carrying large sacks that seemed way too heavy,” says the Rev. Helen Harper in today’s sermon. “When I think back…

Reopening Guidelines Released

Dear People of God in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania: In mid-March, when we suspended in-person worship, none of us could have imagined the ways the world was about to change or what would be required of us in response. Throughout these long months, you have been resilient, flexible and collaborative as we have…

Let’s Get Some Things in Order: A Sermon by Bishop Sean

“Let’s get some things in order,” said Bishop Sean in his sermon for Trinity Sunday, which took 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 as its text. “Do our work on race justice and relationships with each other. And I don’t mean just read a book, I mean do the work. Sit with each other and talk about these…