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In the Diocese Of Western Massachusetts we have the service of Compline at 8:00pm each evening. Download the Compline service here

Join Compline by Zoom Video Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/714336095Meeting ID: 714 336 095Password: 806374
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In the time of COVID-19, there are many opportunities every day for online worship and other ways of connecting to Episcopalians. Here is a sampling:

Washington National Cathedral Washington DC

Trinity Church Wall Street  New York City

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine   New York City

Church of the Heavenly Rest  New York City

What is The Way of Love?

The deep roots of the Christian tradition offer a spiritual path toward deeper relationship with God, neighbor, and self. For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. Such a pattern is known as a “rule of life.”

When we commit to turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest, we are engaging in and growing a rule of life. But what does that really mean? In this first episode, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, along with hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien, teaches us how we can use the Way of Love to train up our spirits, just like athletes train their bodies.

In an interview with the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, Bishop Curry discusses what that training might look like and how we can continually strive toward spiritual growth and depth—and importantly, how to get back up when we fall down. (quoted from The Episcopal Church website)

Episode one What is the Way of Love?

In each episode one aspect of the Way of Love is discussed, featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and guests.

Episode two Pray

Episode three Rest

Episode four Worship

Episode five Learn

Episode six Bless

Episode seven Turn

Continue listening from the site

To learn more about The Way of Love, use this link.

Links for the Revival events which occurred on October 21, 2018 in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts are here:

Pittsfield, First United Methodist Church or just the sermon given by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Worcester, Hanover Theater (entire service)

or the remarks by Bishop Doug Fisher and a prayer by Bishop Gordon Scruton

or just the sermon given by President Bishop Michael Curry

“Royal Wedding Preacher” coming to Pittsfield Episcopal revival October 21 at First United Methodist Church
September 5, 2018 [Springfield, MA] — On October 21, 2018, The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, will preach at an Episcopal revival sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and The Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop will preach at the Sunday service to be held at First United Methodist Church in Pittsfield at 1:00 pm. FUMC was selected among several sites because of location and size. Curry will travel to Worcester, later that afternoon, to preach at The Hanover Theater. Both revival events on October 21 will be livestreamed by The Episcopal Church.
What is an Episcopal revival? As episcopalchurch.org describes it, “A revival is a dedicated series of gatherings that combine inspiring worship, compelling teaching, honest faith-sharing, intensified prayer, and some form of engagement with the mission of God–all for the sake of the spiritual renewal and transformation of people and of society.” The theme of this revival is:
Wherever he goes, the Presiding Bishop offers his vision of the Jesus Movement. No preaching moment has been more visible than his address at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this past spring. Curry is no longer just our Presiding Bishop. Following the wedding, Curry was invited to do interviews with major media outlets and to visit all the morning shows. This unprecedented exposure is both challenge and opportunity for the Church. Most agree that this unexpected “15 minutes of fame” has been a boost for evangelism. “Love is the way,”
the episcopal diocese of western massachusetts

Curry proclaimed to a spellbound assembly of royals, nobles and celebrities. Millions more heard the message via livestream.
When asked about the Presiding Bishop’s second visit to Western Massachusetts, Bishop Doug Fisher talked about Curry’s gift as preacher. “Fifteen year ago my son went to a national gathering of Episcopal youth. He came back and said ‘Dad, I just heard the greatest preacher. Michael Curry. Ever hear of him?’ I did and have been blessed to know him as a fellow bishop these last six years and have heard him preach great sermons numerous times. Michael is authentic. He lives what he preaches. Revival is a holy opportunity to revive our souls and our communities.”
Revival is open to everyone. It is not just for Episcopalians. Free tickets will be available online September 17 through the revival website: wmarevival.org. Doors will open at noon. The festive service will feature the combined choirs of churches throughout the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley.

The Church Building Fund Presentations

The Episcopal Church website 

From the website:

“Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 833).

The promises we make in our Baptismal Covenant are reminders that we are not yet perfect, that we are called to move deeper in our faith and make a difference in our world. We do so together as the church, always professing that we will indeed live into our baptismal vows as followers of Christ, but always “with God’s help.”

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Episcopal Churches of the Southern Berkshires:

Christ Trinity Sheffield

St. Paul’s Stockbridge

Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts 

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