Bishop Sutton greets Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) following last Wednesday's Congressional hearing on reparations

Bishop Sutton was the only religious leader invited to testify on H.R. Bill 40 at a hearing last Wednesday. The proposed bill calls for the creation of a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans. View the full hearing on C-SPAN. Read Bishop Sutton's message on our diocesan study of reparations.

Virginia Roxalyn Marshall, former Superior of the All Saints Sisters of the Poor, died on April 25, she was 103. All Saints’ was an Anglican order that was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 2009. Although Mother Virginia did not join her sisters in leaving the Episcopal Church, she remained in residence with the order. The Living Church offered a tribute to Mother Virginia, "Requiem for a Nun: On staying when friends leave."

This summer, the Claggett Center is reviving a much-loved summer tradition in Adventure Camp, July 21-26. Adventure Camp is an opportunity for campers completing grades 4-8 to explore God’s creation with extended high ropes activities, hikes, river trips, bike trips, and wilderness skills instruction, culminating in a one-night backpacking trip.

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Anjel Scarborough, Scott Slater, Katrina Grusell, Kristin Krantz, Jim Perra, Heather Albertsons and Pamela Cochran (not pictured) attended the College for Congregational Development in the Diocese of Olympia this month.


Youth Mission to Support Brethren Disaster Relief in Lumberton, NC, July 7-13, 2019. Trained construction leaders and household leaders provide volunteer orientation and instruction on the work site, as well as meals at the volunteers housing. Unskilled volunteers willing to learn are invited to work alongside those who are skilled and willing to teach. Volunteer housing is provided, often at local churches or community buildings. Learn more here.

Province 3 Trail to Truth: Pilgrimage of Racial Reconciliation, October 11-14, 2019. Join the Province 3 Youth Committee for a pilgrimage by bus from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia, PA to discuss and dismantle the history of racism in the church and government. Be a voice for positive next steps. Included in the four day journey: African American History Museum, church histories, amazing guest speakers, and youth from the thirteen diocese that are Province 3. Learn more here

Baltimore International Seafarers' Center Golf Tournament, October 17, Elkridge Club, Baltimore. The day of golf includes a 4-person scramble, breakfast snacks, lunch and awards receptions following the tournament. Learn more and register online.

SAVE THE DATE: Vestry Day is coming your way! This year’s vestry day is Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Epiphany, Timonium, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The program includes an overview of vestry ministry and work as well as the Fresh Start module, “Leading Planned Change.” Registration will open later this summer.

Summer Camps at the Claggett Center
Save the Date...
  • Clergy Conference, October 13-15, Dunes Manor Hotel, Ocean City, MD
  • 236th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland, May 8-9, 2020, Turf Valley Conference Center, Ellicott City, MD
  • 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Baltimore, June 30-July 9, 2021


Volunteers Needed: Want to try global ministry in your own back yard? Consider visiting vessels docked in our port as a volunteer for the Baltimore International Seafarers' Center. Contact the Rev. Mary Davisson at

BCPs, Hymnals and other published resources beyond your reach, financially? The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society of The Episcopal Church may be able to assist you. Take a look:

Help Wanted: St. Alban’s, Glen Burnie, MD is seeking a part-time director of music (approximately 10-12 hours per week September through May). The candidate should possess good organ skills as well as leadership experience in conducting adult and children’s choirs. Contact the Rev. Pamela Conrad,

Help Wanted: St. John’s, Mt. Washington is seeking a Parish Administrator (8-10 hours per week) for our office located in the Homestead at Springwell Senior Living. The position is 8-10 hours per week and includes administrative support for the Pastor, some book keeping, and management of social media and the website.

Help Wanted: St. Peter's Ellicott City is seeking a part-time (15-18 hours per week) Organist/Choirmaster. Average is one service per week (plus holidays) and one choir rehearsal during the program year. Salary: $20,000-25,000 DOE.

Featured Parish Events Around Our Diocese
  • Summer Book Group: Science and Theology, Mondays, June 24 - July 29, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Cathedral of the Incarnation. Join in a discussion on Heidi Ann Russell's; “Quantum Shift: Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science". Email to participate. 
  • Unity in the Community, August 17, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Holy Trinity, Baltimore. Hosted by the greater Lafayette community, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Baltimore teachers' union outreach committee. 
  • 153rd Calvert County Jousting Tournament and Church Fair, August 31, 11:00 AM, Christ Church, Port Republic. Come and see ring-lance jousting, Maryland’s official state sport, as riders gallop horses through gates, spearing rings on their lances.

A Story from Our Diocesan Archives:
Immediately after its opening in 1952, championed by Maryland’s bishop, Noble Powell, the Claggett Camp and Conference Center became a popular place for groups, both church-related and secular, to gather for outdoor recreation and camping fun. In Bishop Powell’s initial description of his hopes and plans for the Claggett Center, he said, “We have tried to make Claggett Center the spiritual center for all, and we have tried to put Jesus Christ at the center of that Center.” Read more...

Claggett Campers gather to kayak on the Monocacy River 


St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute is launching Doctor of Ministry program this fall. The program develops skill in appropriate ministerial research, attends to your personal and spiritual growth, and culminates in a summative doctoral-level ministry project. The program roots ministry in the mission of God, the ways God is working in your context, in your ministry, and in you. Whatever your theological tradition, denominational identity, or vocational setting, you will find space to grow in the company of extraordinary faculty and engaging colleagues. For more information, contact Kaye Guidugli,

July 1, 2019 is the deadline for applying for next year’s class of Exploring Baptismal Ministry (EBM). EBM is the first year of the two year vocational discernment process in the Diocese of Maryland. This year is especially designed for those seeking to deepen their understanding of God’s call to ministry, whether or not they are seeking ordination. For more information contact the Rev. Canon Mary Sulerud,

Western Maryland Regional Gathering will take place Tuesday, July 2, location and time to be determined. Contact Caroline Bomgardner,, to attend this meeting as it will be held at a local restaurant in the Oakland area. The discussion will be based on the book A Door Set Open: Grounding Church in Mission and Hope by Peter L. Steinke, particularly chapter 5 “The Making of a Mission Culture.” Copies of chapter 5 will be available, but you are encouraged to purchase and read the entire book beforehand. (Let Bishop Sutton know if the cost is prohibitive for you.)

Save the Date...
  • Clergy Conference, October 13-15, Dunes Manor Hotel, Ocean City, MD

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