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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Rev. Keisha Stokes has been appointed Pastoral Leader for Zion Church, Palmyra and Pastoral Associate for St. John’s Church, Canandaigua by the Bishop, with affirmation of the Vestries. You may remember that Keisha's Deacon Ordination was May 17th of this year.

“Keisha, is a rising woman leader in our church. She was raised in our diocese and is promising to be a thoughtful, pastoral and passionate follower of Jesus. I know she will be a terrific leader who empowers others.”  said Bishop Singh.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

 

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NEW VIDEO - Celebration Sunday in Catharine!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Bishop Singh's Visitation yesterday was at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Catharine for their 210th Founding Year Celebration Sunday

Some history on St. John's: A few years before 1810, Missionary Davenport Phelps began his service to start Episcopal Churches in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State and beyond out of New York City and the New York Diocese. On September 17, 1810, St. John’s was blessed to begin Christ’s mission in the Southern Finger Lakes Region and has been steadfast in that mission of Christ’s love through the centuries.

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Presiding Bishop’s Statement on the Death of Justice Ginsburg

Saturday, September 19, 2020

 

 Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement.

 

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Bishop Singh's prayer request for the mass shooting

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dear friends, I request your continued prayers for our beloved city of Rochester, NY. We just had a mass shooting.

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Watch - Prayer and Remembrance for Daniel Prude

Friday, September 4, 2020

Bishop Singh, Rev. Georgia Carney from our Diocese, and Bishop John S. Macholz of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church led a prayer and rememberance for Daniel Prude who died while in police custody.  The vigil was held at the location of Prude's death.

Watch the video HERE

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