Telling Our Stories
"On March 24, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, please do something to stand against gun violence as part of your pilgrimage into Holy Week," says Bishop Lee.
On that day, Bishop Lee will join the young people organizing March for Our Lives Chicago and invites Episcopalians and friends to join him.
On Tuesday in Holy Week, all members of the diocese are invited to spend the morning in reflection with Bishop Lee, followed by a liturgy and blessing of chrism at St. James Cathedral and an informal lunch.
Before the Rev. Ethan Jewett became rector of St. Helena’s Episcopal Church/Iglesia Episcopal Santa Elena in Burr Ridge last year, he shared with its members some observations he’d made over three months of serving the congregation as a supply priest at both its English and Spanish services.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Aurora, is a small congregation with a big ministry. Most Sunday mornings about 25 to 30 people gather to worship in the stone church. But during the week, more than a hundred find comfort and support in the ministries offered there.
The 2017 Bishop’s Appeal campaign raised $161,836 in 2017, exceeding its budget goal of $150,000 by nearly 8%, announced the Rev. Shay Craig, associate for resource development. The campaign was conducted during Eastertide and Advent.