Grace Talk from your Bishop

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Updates

My dear Brothers and Sisters of the Diocese: PAX! It was with joy that I ordained two great servants in the Diocese as priests this past Saturday at Trinity, Rock Island. The church was full and the Holy Spirit was very present. Fr. Jason Bowden has served as a Deacon at Trinity for many years, […]

Update on Myanmar

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Updates

In this month’s intercessions, which are available here (link to pdf), you’ll notice that we’ve added the clergy and lay staff for the Diocese of Hpa-An to our daily prayers. They are adding our clergy to theirs, as well, as we seek to deepen and strengthen our relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ. […]

The Clergy Wives Retreat – Still Time to Register!

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Updates
The Clergy Wives Retreat – Still Time to Register!

Healing Journey June 8-9 St. John’s Anglican Church 701 Hampshire St., Quincy, Illinois   Friday, June 8th 5:30pm    Registration/drinks/appetizers 6:00pm    Split into teams to make fun Tapas (Spanish term for “small plates”) 6:30pm    Share newly prepared Tapas/fellowship 7:15pm    Intro from Janet Haase:  A Place to Begin 8:30pm    Departure for host home/hotel Saturday, June […]

Comings and Goings

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Updates

Fr. Sam Wilgus has accepted a new position as a priest assistant at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. Congratulations, Sam, Katy, and Dottie. We’re sad to see you go, but we’re excited to see what God has in store for your ministry.

Canon Fire

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Updates

A Budget We Can All Understand Bishop Morales is directing some improvements to the budget for our diocese. Some of them have to do with the timetable of the budget. Others have to do with how the budget is developed. A third improvement has to do with how the budget is presented. Recently some have […]

Diocesan Intercessions and Daily Prayers

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Updates

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be adding several elements to the prayers of the Diocese. Beginning in May, the Daily Intercessions will include our brothers and sisters in Myanmar on a rotating basis. As we pray for ourselves as a Diocese, we will also be praying for our sister Diocese of Hpa-An. Secondly, there […]

Grace Talk from your Bishop

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Updates

My dear Brothers and Sisters of the Diocese: PAX! As we go forward into the Easter season, the following collect is one that I think is especially worth meditating on: Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship […]

Chrism Mass

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Updates

“By the power of your Spirit may your blessing rest on this oil and on those who are anointed with this chrism in your name; let it be for them a sign of joy and gladness as they share in the royal priesthood of the New Covenant and make known the kingdom of Jesus Christ […]

Myanmar and GAFCON

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Updates

For many years now, the Diocese has been working in partnership with the Province of Myanmar and our sister Diocese of Hpa-An. Because of this long-standing relationship, our Diocese has been asked to cover the expenses of Bp. Mark Doe, Bishop of Hpa-An, to go to Jerusalem for the GAFCON meeting in June, a trip […]

The Story – Experiencing God’s Word at Trinity Rock Island

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Updates

Back in January, Bishop Morales asked Trinity to look for a good ‘Bible Study’ for the parish. What we discovered was The Story and it is already, to use a metaphor of Bishop Morales, ‘pouring good wine,’ the wine of scripture – and of understanding of one another – into our lives. The Story is […]

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