Dear Friends in Christ,

I am currently at the fall House of Bishops’ Meeting in Minneapolis, where I was informed earlier this afternoon, that the Title IV Reference Panel for the discipline of bishops has met and voted (in accordance with the Canons of the Church) to refer to the Hearing Panel the matter related to my November 10, 2018 Pastoral Letter and Pastoral Directive regarding the 79th General Convention 2018 Resolution B012.

I greatly appreciate the Reference Panel’s decision to expedite the process by referring this matter directly to the Hearing Panel, where I will have the opportunity to address the concerns raised by the issuance of the November 10, 2018 Pastoral Letter and Directive (which upholds the Church’s traditional understanding and teaching on marriage.

Now that the Reference Panel has acted, canonical timelines will be put in place, ensuring that the remainder of the Title IV Process should move much more quickly. It is my hope and prayer that God’s will, will ultimately be accomplished whatever the outcome of the Title IV proceedings.

I appreciate so much all of you who have been holding me and the Diocese of Albany up in prayer. I will keep you posted as I learn more.

Faithfully Yours in Christ,


Rt. Rev. William H. Love
Bishop of Albany

Alpha Course, Begins 9/26

All are invited to attend our annual Alpha Course at All Saints, Round Lake. A great team of people will be running what is probably the most effective course in our generation for helping people process their faith! Please join us for Alpha! Introductory meal and talk kicks off at 6:15pm on Thursday, September 26th. No Cost, No pressure, No judgement! Just awesome people looking for something more! Join us!
 For more information you may email Fr. Scott at or  You can also call the parish office at 518-899-5510.

The course will be held in the parish hall next to the church-3 Simpson Ave. Round Lake, NY 12151

For more detailed information and the Fall schedule, click on the link to our website.

Episcopal Diocese of Albany 2019 Mission Conference

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Trinity Church Lansingburgh 585 4th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182
Contacts: Cindy Schemhl 518.859.4424 & Jan Bedoukian 943.292.4483



STOP to learn how the Mission Committee can support you in answering God’s call

LOOK to see what our mission partners are doing in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Belize, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

LISTEN to our guest speaker, The Rev. Canon John Macdonald Associate Professor Emeritus of Mission and Evangelism Trinity School of Ministry & Shop: the International Mission Market Place


Knit Wits- Tuesdays

St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lake George would like to invite anyone who is in the area to come to Knit Wits on any Tuesday at Caffe Vero in Lake George from 4:00 to 5:30 pm to join us in social knitting for social concerns. Ability to knit or crochet is not required – we can provide instruction or just socialization!

St. John’s Church, Massena
150th Anniversary Celebration
Please join us for any of these events
RSVP St. John’s Church. 315-769-5203
Celebrating the Past
September 15
Open House
Church tour
Celebrating the Future
November 16
2:00 pm
Ordination of Rev Sonya Boyce to Priesthood
November 17
9:00 am
Bishop Love Bless & rededicate St. John’s

Daughters of the King Fall Assembly

What’s in your Cup?

Plans are underway for The Daughters of the King Fall Assembly, on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center from 9:00am – 3:30pm (registration at 8:30am). We will be meeting in the Great Hall and the cost (including lunch) is $25. Mother Jean DeVaty will be our Speaker and Celebrant and our theme is “What’s in Your Cup?”. Click here for information and registration.

Open Studio – 1st Saturdays

Open Studio at the Cathedral is starting again on September 7. St. Alban’s Chapel on Elk St. will be open while the Cathedral’s nave, with its new floor, is being cleaned. The Elk St. door will close at 9:30 AM for creative reflection, which ends at noon.

Beginning again in October, on Open Studio First Saturdays, artists and contemplatives can make use of the entire cathedral.

Free Carnival – Sept 15

Trinity Church Lansingburgh invites you to its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Carnival at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Sunday, September 15th  from 1 P.M. until 3 P.M. Play carnival games (ring drop, whack-a-frog, balloon pop, duck pond) and enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream. Free fun for the whole family.  For information, call 518-577-9350 or visit our website at   

Women’s Bible Study

St Mary’s Lake Luzerne is offering the Women’s Bible Study is Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted (a Priscilla Shirer 7-Session Study) from September 17th to October 29th  on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Parish Hall at 220 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne.

The Overview of the Study:  What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

If you would like a workbook, the cost is $17.00 which includes shipping.  Please order the book by September 8th by calling  ((518) 260-2391) or e-mailing  You do not need a book to attend to attend the Bible Study.   For more information, please contact Karen Love.