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Upcoming Events

December 

 

WEDNESDAY STUDY GROUP resumes 10:30 AM to noon each week

Bethlehem Emergency Shelter on Friday, December 2

Victory House at  6 PM on Saturday, December 3

Second Sunday in Advent at 10:30 AM on December 4

Food Pantry distribution 6-8 PM on Wednesday, December 7

Third Sunday in Advent at 10:30 AM on December 11

Vestry Meeting at 7 PM on Monday, December 12

Fourth Sunday in Advent at 10:30 AM on December 18; The Greening of the Church (decorating for the Christmas Season- volunteers welcomed!) follows the service.

Food Pantry distribution 6-8 PM on Wednesday, December 21

Christmas Eve Carol Sing begins at 7 PM on Saturday, December 24;

Christmas Eve Eucharist follows at 7:30 PM

Christmas Day Eucharist is at 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 25

The 151st Diocesan Convention of the Diocese of Bethlehem   

October 1, 2022 

Representing St. Andrew's via Zoom were Father Scott, Deacon Lane, and lay delegates Donna Barnum and Sharon Lowe.

 

The convention opened with a short prayer service, followed by an address by Bishop Kevin which can be heard here.

 

Elections for various diocesan committees were held. Five resolutions were discussed and approved:

 

Resolution 1 was a recommendation for both clergy and lay employees in the diocese and the parishes to receive an 8 1/2% cost of living increase in their compensation. This increase is tied to the consumer price index. The recommendation is particularly high this year because of the high rate of inflation in our country.

 

Resolution 2 saw the approval of the diocesan budget. It’s about 10% higher than last year and is balanced. It includes some financial aid to parishes with full-time clergy positions.  

 

Resolutions 3 and 4 made minor changes to the Diocesan Canons about voting rules at the Diocesan Council, and worship rules at future conventions.

 

Resolution 5 established a ten-person committee consisting of the two Bishops and four lay members from each diocese to study the feasibility and benefits of combining our Diocese with the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. This is a one year study. Historically, until 1904, the two dioceses were united under the name The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania prior to the founding of the separate dioceses of Harrisburg and Bethlehem.

 

The 2023 Diocese of Bethlehem Convention will be held in Center Valley, in person, on October 13 and 14, 2023.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1900 Pennsylvania Ave.

Allentown, PA 18109-3187

 

The Rev. T. Scott Allen

gambaguy@gmail.com

 

OFFICE HOURS

9 AM to 2 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays.

610-865-3603

Email: saec@ptd.net

WEEKLY SERVICES

10:30 AM on Sundays

Masks optional and CDC

recommendations followed.

Ministers of the Parish

 

The Rt. Rev. Kevin Nichols

Bishop

 

The Rev. T. Scott Allen

Rector

 

 

The Rev. Abraham Valaith

Assisting Priest

 

The Rev. Lane Perdue

Deacon

 

Sandy Evans

Organist/ Choir Director

 

Mark Shipman

Finance Committee Chair

 

Angela Drake

Parish Administrator

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