Upcoming Lenten Series
We’ll begin our Wednesday Lenten Series at Redeemer on February 25 with supper beginning at 6:00pm followed by a program at 6:45pm. Our speakers will be five 5 current and retired bishops from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We’ll close with prayer by 8pm. We will be joining St. David’s and the Church of the Good Shepherd for this first joint Lenten Series.
February 25 Mission Is Not an Option
Bishop Jones was ordained Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia on June 24, 1995. He has served the Diocese of Virginia in a number of leadership roles: as Dean of Region 7; as a member and Secretary of the Standing Committee; as Chair of the Evangelism Committee; as a member, then Chair, of the Council Budget Committee; as a member of the Executive Board; as Chair of the Commission on Congregational Missions; as a member of the Commission on Church Planting; and as a member of the East Africa Committee of Region 7. In addition, he has hosted a radio broadcast in Northern Virginia featuring Episcopal clergy. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bishop Jones represents the Diocese of Virginia to the Virginia Council of Churches. He served as President of the Council from 1998-2000.
March 4 Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Bishop
Bishop Daniel was Bishop of East Carolina, 1996-2013. Prior to that he served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. He was President of Province IV and Chair of the Presiding Bishop’s Council of Advice. He served on the Board of Trustees of University of the South and was Chair of the Board of Trustees of General Seminary. After the deposition of their former bishop, Charles Bennison, Bishop Daniel became Bishop Provisional of Pennsylvania (a large diocese centered in Philadelphia). Bishop Daniel is married and has three adult daughters and two grandchildren.
March 11 Christ and Creation – An Environmental Perspective
Bishop Parsley is the X Bishop of Alabama, currently serving as Bishop Provisional of Easton, following Bishop Shand’s retirement in June, 2014. After ordination to the priesthood, he served parishes in South and North Carolina. He served as Chancellor of University of the South and as Chair of the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops. In 1996, Bishop Parsley was a candidate for Presiding Bishop and was the close second in that election. He is married; he and his wife have a married son. He enjoys reading fiction, leading retreats, travel and fishing.
March 18 Brainstorming Mission, Vision & Strategy
Bishop Creighton served parishes in California and Washington state before being elected bishop in Central Pennsylvania (the diocese centered in Harrisburg) in 1965. In 2006 he and his wife Betty retired to Annapolis, where they are active at St. Anne’s parish. Bishop Creighton assists in the Dioceses of Maryland and Washington (D.C.), and he enjoys tutoring 2nd graders in a Title 1 elementary school. He continues to be involved in a Companion Diocese relationship with Kasese, Uganda. The Creightons enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren.
March 25 Looking Ahead to General Convention 2015
Bishop Wright has been Bishop of Delaware since 1998. A native of Virginia, he served parishes in the Diocese of Southern Virginia before going to New Orleans. There his parish was diverse, multi-ethnic and urban. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Church Pension Fund. His wife Holly is a family nurse practitioner. They live in Wilmington.