Protocol for Celebration of the Eucharist

Protocol for Celebration of the Eucharist The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem July 16, 2020 Background:  Bishop Kevin acknowledges the desire of many to celebrate the Eucharist. The bishop would also like to emphasize that cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania have been on the rise, and it is important that each parish take appropriate precautions to ...Read More

Phase II Guidelines

Guidance for Churches Entering Phase II Updated July 15, 2020  “I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  -Joshua 1:9 This document was developed with consultation and input from the wider Episcopal Church; the CDC, as well as local medical ...Read More

Trinity Soup Kitchen During COVID-19

The Soup Kitchen at Trinity Bethlehem continues to serve daily meals to those in need in their community, with extra precautions taken (such as offering takeout only and wearing masks) to keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible. Thanks to Liz Russo (Interim Soup Kitchen Coordinator), Wayne Cobos, Dave Howell, Terry Kelly, Mark Levy, Mark Levy, Mike Rabucha, Doug ...Read More

How to set up a Zoom meeting

Before you set up your meeting, check out How to Set Up Meeting Defaults, and Best Practices for Worship or Best Practices for Small Groups Ready to schedule a meeting to livestream worship or hold a small-group gathering? This video tutorial will walk you through the steps. Find this and other helpful tutorials at ...Read More

How to use Google Hangouts Meet

A more in-depth tutorial will be forthcoming Google has made Hangouts Meet (a more robust version of Google Hangouts that is great for video conferencing) free for all Gsuite users until July 1 due to the coronavirus.  In order to use Google Hangouts Meet, you need to have Gsuite (which is not the same as ...Read More

Livestream Worship Opportunities

The following churches are offering livestreamed services while worship is suspended. Click the links below to learn more. Cathedral Church of the Nativity Christ Church, Reading St. Alban’s, Sinking Spring St. Anne’s, Trexlertown St. Luke’s, Scranton St. Paul’s, Montrose St. Thomas, Morgantown ...Read More

2020 Congregational Development Grants Awarded

Each year Congregational Development Grants are awarded to multiple parishes in the diocese. The goal of the grants is to assist congregations which are actively engaged with the diocesan vision of collaboration, connection, and adaptive change. “We want to live out our passions in a way that is life-giving,” said Bishop Kevin D. Nichols. “We’re ...Read More