Monday, January 14, 2013

Next Episcopal bishop leads service at St. Paul's

From New York-

When he becomes the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York on Feb. 2, the Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche will be responsible for supervising more than 200 congregations from New York City to the Hudson Valley.

On Sunday, the City of Poughkeepsie resident concentrated on leading services, confirming six people and receiving one from another denomination at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie.

Dietsche is bishop coadjutor, which means he serves with the current diocesan bishop in anticipation of his retirement. Before being elected in November 2011, he served the diocese as the canon for pastoral care.

“I know clergy in all of our churches and you’d be hard pressed to find a (diocese) church in the Hudson Valley area that I don’t have close ties to,” Dietsche said Sunday. “I have a lot of affection for our area churches.”

More here-

No comments: