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New Developments Coming to Diocesan Staff Structure

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Dear Members of the Diocese, After 2 years of observing, listening, praying and testing lots of hypothesis, I'm making some changes to the Diocesan Staff that I believe will allow us to better serve the clergy and congregations of the Diocese. Congregations (and even small groups within congregations) have 6 basic ministry dynamics: worship/prayer, evangelism/mission, di...

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The Invitation of the Ascension

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The Reformers consistently emphasized the biblical teaching that Christ's work on the Cross is complete. We can add nothing to what He accomplished through His sacrifice of Himself on our behalf. As we say in our liturgy, "He made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, a...

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Church Planting Profile: Grace Church, Edgeworth

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Pastor: The Rev. Chance Perdue TM: How long have you been a part of the Diocese?CP: 6 years TM: Tell us about the Edgeworth area how it informs the formation of your church.CP: Edgeworth is mostly residential and it's right next to Sewickley - if I'm in the car it takes about two minutes to go from the church to the village. You see the same people all the time - at the...

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The Importance of Coaching

Coaching is the missing element for many leaders....

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A Time to Sow: Bishop's Journey in Church Planting

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I am deeply committed to church planting. I believe it is the best way to reach people with Jesus' love. I want to see church planting become normative in this diocese and in the ACNA. But, I wasn't always an advocate. My first conversation about church planting happened in the winter of 1976, during my freshman year in college. The Christian Education department at Wheat...

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New Diocesan Leaders

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As we continue to move forward as a diocese, the Lord has provided two gifted leaders. I have asked the Rev. Tracey Russell to serve as Canon for Youth Ministry and the Rev. Joanne Martin to serve as Deacon for Special Projects. As Canon for Youth Ministry, Canon Tracey will support youth ministers,strengthen our youth ministry network, and help develop diocesan youth eve...

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Coaching Opportunities for Diocesan Leaders

I know a way to increase your effectiveness as a leader. Interested? Of course you are. Coaching, both being coached and coaching others. From my own experience I can tell you how important it is to have someone outside the normal flow of your life asking powerful clarifying questions. Where do you see the Lord working in you and through you? What are you celebrating? Wher...

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Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and Parishes Announce Agreement

(This statement is also posted on the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh's website.) The following is the text of a Joint Statement issued February 28, 2018, by the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the following congregations of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh: St. Peter's Anglican Church, Butler; St. Mary's Church, Charlero...

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Local Church Springs into Action After Uniontown Tornado - And How We Can Help

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On Thursday, February 15, 2018, an EF-1 Tornado touched down in Uniontown, PA. One of our churches in the area, St. Peter's Parish Church has sprung into action. Here is a report recently sent us by the church's Rector, The. Rev. John Cruikshank: The tornado damage is about ¼ mile long and through the poorest of the poor neighborhoods. Most of the people there ...

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Local Anglicans Release Worship Album

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In 2016, a small group of local Anglican songwriters including Tina Wurschmidt of Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, The Rev. Sean Norris, formerly of South Side Anglican, now in Charleston, SC and Katherine Rosier of Trinity Anglican, Beaver, came together to help each other with their songwriting. As their collaboration flourished, they formed a band, along with other Pittsbu...

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