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We Are All in This Together: A Sermon by the Rev. John Downey

“The virus pays no attention to politics, religion, nation or location,” said the Rev. John Downey in his sermon on the sixth Sunday of Easter. “The air we breathe, breathing in and out, connects us, for good or ill, and we have been made more deeply aware of our social and economic connections … for…

The Gate Has Been Thrown Open Wide: A Sermon by the Rev. Twila Smith

The Rev. Twila Smith of St. Stephen’s, Buffalo preached for the partnership’s online worship on the fourth Sunday of Easter. “In such times of uncertainty, the familiar is comforting, and so today’s words of the 23rd Psalm and these gospel images of sheep and shepherd may come as a kind of welcome balm for our…

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….

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.

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…

Watch Worship for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

On March 22, Bishop Sean led worship online with the Very Rev. Melinda Hall of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie and Craig Dressler of St. Mark’s, Erie. Watch the service on YouTube.