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 November 11th

Calendar/Upcoming  Diocesan Events:

The Episcopal Diocese of Montana has an opening for Executive Director of Camp Marshall!  Please submit your resume and cover letter to Mary Messina either by mailing to PO Box 128, Lewistown, MT 59457 or email to  [email protected]  no later than December 1, 2019.  Please click here for a job description.

 

Presiding Bishop Curry’s invitation to 1000 days of love!

New links on the Website!  Please check them often for updates:

Meet the Bishop Elect

Ordination of New Bishop

The Bishop Transition Committee of the Diocese of Montana is working with our Bishop elect, Marty Stebbins, to purchase the items associated with her role as our new Bishop.  These items include:
  • the Bishop’s ring
  • a Crosier or the bishop’s crook, similar to a sheep herder crook
  • a Cassock (purple or black trimmed with purple)
  • a Rochet (white over-garment – longer than surplice and shorter than an alb
  • a Chimere (red or black over-garment atop the rochet, similar to a long wide stole
  • a Cope (open fronted vestment)
  • a Miter (mitre) preferable white and/or gold
  • Chasubles and stoles for the liturgical seasons

As you can imagine these beautiful items are expensive and the Standing Committee and the Transition Committee are encouraging each of us to contribute as we can to these necessary expenses.

Contributions can be made payable to the Diocese of Montana and given to your parish or mailed to the Diocesan Office (PO Box 2020, Helena, MT 59624) with a notation of “Bishop’s gifts” or given on-line at this link https://diomontana.com/donations/. If you can have your donation to the Diocesan office by December 15, 2019, it would be greatly appreciated!

Any funds in excess of the several thousand dollars needed, would be placed in the Bishop’s Discretonary Fund.  Please consider the excitement of welcoming our new Bishop into the position with loving kindness as she begins her tenure of serving the people and parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana.   Thank you!!

October Transition Committee Update

Episcopal Relief & Development Launches 1000 days of love!

Young Adult & Campus Ministry Grants 2020.  Online submission begins Oct. 14, 2019 and deadline is November 11, 2019.  Click here for more information.

United Thank Offering 2020 Annual Grants – Click here for more information – Informational Webinars on October 15th & January 14 – Deadline is March 6, 2020

Deacon News:

Save the date!  Deacons from Province VI are invited to join the Deacons from Province VIII  at a Provincial Conference in Phoenix August 20-23, 2020, sponsored by Deacons, for Deacons. Theme:  Our Fragile Island: Protecting God’s Creation.

Around Our Diocese:

St. James, Bozeman is hiring a Part-Time Youth Director.  The position will require 19 hours a week, working with Jr. & Sr. High School youth.  Salary begins at $15,000. Ministerial experience is necessary.  Contact Fr. Clark Sherman at [email protected]..

Click here to read church newsletters from around our diocese.

Montana Association of Christians News

 

At Camp This Week

Click here to read Camp Marshall November News!

2020 Camp Marshall’s GraceCamp

Click here to donate Thrivent Choice funds to camp.

Amazon smile for Camp Marshall

State of Montana Charitable Giving Campaign  – SECGC # for Episcopal Diocese/Camp Marshall is 5614

 

Ecumenical

Included are the links to the application forms for the Interreligious Studies program at the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches. It is a   short-term intensive course in interreligious studies in June-July 2020. The theme will be “Caring for the Future of the Planet. The Ecological Turn in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” .      In an amazing location!  Please do share in your dioceses and also among interested  young people (20 to 35 years) who come from Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 November 2019.  Link to the application forms https://institute.oikoumene.org/en/study-at-bossey/study-courses/certificate-of-advanced-studies-cas-in-interreligious-studies  For application to the programs in ecumenical studies, please check out this website: https://institute.oikoumene.org/en/study-at-bossey/how-to-apply

Episcopal-Presbyterian representatives meet for Third Round of Bilateral Dialogues:  Click here to read more!

The Episcopal Church joins ecumenical partners in addressing human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  Click here to read more.

Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) renew commitment to “join in the care of creation”.  Click here to read more!

ELCA E-Life Newsletter

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The Episcopal Public Policy Network is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.  Click the link below to sign up to receive updates. https://www.episcopalchurch.org/OGR/eppn-sign-up

Province:

 

God’s people around the world:

Episcopal Relief & Development launches One Thousand Days of Love!

Lamplight – October

Good Steward September 2019

To see your gifts in action – click here

Walk in Love – Click here to read

Sign up to Walk in Love

Other news and upcoming Events:

Young Adult & Campus Ministry Grants 2020.  Online submission begins Oct. 14, 2019 and deadline is November 11, 2019.  Click here for more information.

Roanridge 2020 Grant Application – Click here for more information.  Deadline is December 31, 2019

United Thank Offering’s Young Adult & Seminarian Grants – Deadline is February 7, 2020 – Click here for more information.

United Thank Offering 2020 Annual Grants – Click here for more information – Informational Webinars on October 15th & January 14 – Deadline is March 6, 2020

United Thank Offering’s Camino Challenge Grant

United Thank Offering – Click here to read November news

Educational Opportunities Tours

 

Seasonal Resources:

Senior Care Resources:

A Lectionary Insert for Children – Introduce your children to God’s Word with the new lectionary inserts for children.  Children are a vital part of every Episcopal congregation and Church Publishing is pleased to offer a new resource based on Lynn Zill Brigg’s successful “God’s Work, My Voice”.  Click here to learn more.

Electronic Common Prayer for iPhone, Ipad, & Android Devices – Click here for more information