New this week

Give glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine:  Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.  Amen. (Ephesians, 3:20, 21)

Introduction:

Below, please find this week’s communications and reminders from The Episcopal Diocese of Montana.  We hope you will find the weekly update useful.

Week of May 22

The Rev. Donnel O’Flynn, rector of Christ Church, Kalispell has a new book – “Holy Cross, Life-giving Tree”!
Historical perspective of the image of the cross as one of life instead of death
Resource for Lent, gaining a new understanding of Holy Cross Day and/or Hildegaard of Bingen
Audience: Adults, clergy, study groups, and all who are interested in spirituality, late antiquity, and liturgy
Click here to preorder your copy.

On Thursday, May 18, Thursdays at 2 features Presiding Bishop Michael Curry presenting For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy, calling for fasting on the 21st of each month through December 2018, at which time the 115th Congress will conclude. Click here to read more!

Episcopalians, Methodists propose full-communion agreement – click here to read more

Pentecost Video – “Love God, love our neighbor as ourselves, & change the world” – click here to watch

The Good Steward May 2017 – Gas leaks, kitchen hazards, camp supervision & more

The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is seeking an intern to provide research, policy, and administrative support during the fall of 2017.  Click here to read more and to apply.  Deadline is May 26th.

World Refugee Day, June 20, 2017 – Click here to read more and for resources

“Becoming Beloved Community” – Click here to read more

View the CPG 2017 Spring Perspective

Nominations for church committees

Recognition of ordained ministries

 

Calendar/Upcoming  Diocesan Events:

 

 

Around our Diocese:

Click here to read church newsletters from around our diocese.

Montana Association of Christians News

At Camp This Week

Ten Years of Love for Camp Marshall – Julie Sisler.  Click here to read more.

See Camp Marshall’s 2017 Summer Camp Staff!

Make a quilt for Grace Camp!  (Find instructions here.)

Registration is now open for Camp Marshall’s 2017 summer programs!  Register here.

Click here to donate Thrivent Choice funds to camp.

God’s people around the world:

Read the latest information from Episcopal Relief & Development – click here.

Sign up to Walk in Love

For information on Vital Practices for vestries – click here

May 2017 Vestry Papers – Vital Practices – click here to read more

Other news and upcoming Events:

Episcopal Church Foundation News – May 2017 – click here to read

Click here for the latest news from Province VI

The Diocese of Nebraska has a scholarship available to provide support for women who are currently pursing or desire to pursue studies in theology, Christian education, or sacred music.  The applicants must be a female resident of Nebraska or Province VI.  Click here for more information.

Episcopal Travel Opportunities for 2017

Young Adults from our diocese will participate in the Taize Pilgrimage of Trust in May.  Learn more here.

Seasonal Resources:

Easter Lasts for 50 Days