Sam Wilgus ordained to the Priesthood

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Updates

On Saturday, September 30 Sam Barker Wilgus was ordained to the priesthood. Sam is serving at St. John’s Parish and Cathedral and celebrated his first mass on October 1st.

Anglican Young People Association’s Day

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Updates

The Anglican Young People Association’s Day, The Diocese of Quincy was celebrated at St.Paul’s and Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Geneseo, IL on 2nd and 3rd of September, 2017 with over 300 participants from different states where the Karen Anglican Ministries are located. First day activities are sports competitions, music ( man solo, woman solo, Duet […]

Canon Fire

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Updates

Father Jim is on a Mission Trip to Yangon, Myanmar September 26-October 13 along with Canon Ed den Blaauwen (photos below). His regular newsletter column will return next month. Please keep them in your prayers. ” When I was giving people communion I got a lump in my throat and almost couldn’t speak the words, “The […]

Grace Talk from your Bishop

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Updates

Dear Brothers and Sisters, PAX! October is a busy month for us in the Diocese, with a lot going on. We will gather in three weeks for Synod, which will be a time for us to hear the Word of God, to participate in the ordinations of Deacons Ah Sa Ree and Kay George to […]

Canon Fire

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Updates

Let’s Make A New Rule — A 100-100 Rule Preaching Matthew 16:15 yesterday I began with the question, “Who do you say I am WITH YOUR LIFE? Not with your mouth but with your life.” In keeping with the themes… where your treasure is there your heart will be also, and from James… Show me […]

Grace Talk from your Bishop

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Updates

Thoughts about a Compassionate Diocese The last session at the Clergy retreat was about a compassionate Diocese. Here is an excerpt from that session. We hear that “the lifestyle of Christians is hard to distinguish from unbelievers …. Our need for wholeness … can only be met and sustained by love without strings attached. God […]

Joy Unger ordained to the Diaconate

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Updates

We celebrate the ordination of Joy Unger to the Sacred Order of Deacons on August 26th at All Souls Wheaton, IL where she will join her husband, Father Andrew Unger in serving the congregation there.

St. Mark’s Church to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on Sept. 24

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Updates

It’s good to re-connect with our past in order to better appreciate the richness of the present. That’s what St. Mark’s Anglican Church hopes to do on Sunday, Sept. 24.  They’re inviting friends and neighbors, old and new, to celebrate 50 years of faithful service to the Lord in Silvis and East Moline. St. Mark’s […]

Henry Carpenter ordained to the Diaconate

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Updates

On July 9, 2017, Henry Carpenter was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons to serve at Saint Andrew’s Anglican Parish in Nashville, Tennessee where he has been a member since he was a young boy.  He is a practicing attorney and is the father of John Carpenter, the Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s. Henry has […]

Comings and Goings

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Updates

Father Rob Goebel has been appointed interim vicar of Trinity Monmouth (while remaining vicar of St. Peters) with Deacon Phil Fleming to celebrate mass with pre-consecrated elements on Sundays. Father Jeff Edwards has been appointed interim vicar of St. John’s Preemption (pictured below). Fr. William Anderson is interim Vicar of Holy Trinity, Geneseo, Illinois.

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