ANGLICAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
Diocese of the Northeast
Rt. Rev. Brian Marsh, Bishop

BISHOP'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
January 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Blessings to you all this Epiphanytide. Most of our diocese is, at this point, snowed in. We have certainly received our share of precipitation. this year. The ski industry is certainly lifting up its collective voice and praising the skies.

We, too, praise the heavens at this time of year, but for a different and far more profound reason. We have, like the Magi, charted our course to God. If we have been diligent in our search for Him, we have indeed found Him. God calls out to us at all times in our lives and we, if we exercise appropriate discernment, will sometimes find Him in surprising places. But He is always precisely where we need to find Him.

Where is God found during Epiphany? Yes, of course, God is first discovered in a manger in Bethlehem. All signs will lead us to that surprising place.

There are Bethlehem's in our own lives, places that cause us to wonder: "why, God, have you called me here?" It is at precisely those times and in those places that true ministry may begin. God does not call us to a place without a purpose in mind. This Epiphany, I ask that we all look around us that we may see that God has given us a great purpose, a great ministry in that very unique and perhaps surprising place we have, through His grace, been led.

Your Brother in Christ,

+Brian

MONTHLY REPORT

FATHER THEODORE BULDUC
As you all know, The Rev. Theodore "Ted" Bolduc was called to eternal rest. His funeral was held on January 17, 2011 at St. Paul's Church in Portland, Maine. The church was filled with clergy, family and friends.

"Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and light perpetual shine upon him".

SCHEDULES AND DIOCESAN
Various directories and schedules are attached to this newsletter, everything from episcopal visits to parish, clergy and postulant listings. Please print these and distribute them as necessary. Also, please send any changes or additions to Linnea.

DEACON BARTLETT
The Rev. Mr. Frank Bartlett will, by the grace of God, be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Saturday, February 12 at Trinity Pro-Cathedral in Rochester, New Hampshire. Please plan on attending and celebrating with Father Frank.

STANDING COMMITTEE
The Standing Committee will meet in Palmer, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m.

SEMINARIAN SUNDAY
Seminarians are in need of our support. I will ask the Standing Committee to set a date for special contributions to the support of seminarians.

SUMMER CAMP DATES
St. Luke's Camp will be held August 14-19 at New England Keswick in Monterey, Massachusetts. The camp is an excellent one and offers a very unique experience of Christian camping for the children of the diocese (and their friends). Children return year after year to experience the fun and fellowship this excellent camp has to offer. Deacon Rich is asking for administrative assistance this year, especially with administrative duties such as scholarship administration and the processing of background checks. If you would like to help, contact Deacon Rich, myself or Kathy Lippman.

WEB PAGES
The Communications office will be send invoices to the parishes and missions in the next several months for those of you who had our webmaster design their pages and asked for a web address through the Diocese.  If you have any questions, contact Fr. Monroe.  The payments should be sent to the treasurer of the Diocese. 

Blessings of the season to you all!


Faithfully,

+Brian

Diocesan Slate 2010-2011

DNE Clergy 01-19-11

DNE Postulants and Candidates 01-19-11

Episcopal Visits 2011

Parish Directory 01-19-11