July 2024 Shepherd’s Staff (Special Edition)

Register Now for St. Wolbodo Youth Retreat

Registration forms and detailed information about the retreat, fees and scholarships are available here. Please contact Fr. Dan Canda at stjamesapck@gmail.com with any questions.

Location: Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, Larkspur, CO
Check-in: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 4:00 pm
Check-out: Wednesday, August 7, 1:00 pm
Registration Due Date: July 19, 2024

This is the inaugural year for the St. Wolbodo Youth Retreat. Our aim is to provide Anglican youth with a few days to escape the busyness of the world and focus on the faith while enjoying team building activities and summer recreation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Larkspur, Colorado. Each day will consist of the Daily Offices and the Eucharist, coupled with a Bible Study, group activities provided by the camp, a liturgical-based class, and night games/activities. We will also complete a service project.

Campers will be challenged to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Opportunities will abound for making new friends and meeting people from all over the United States, learning leadership skills, taking responsibility for oneself and others, and having lots of fun!

Registration Forms (scroll to bottom of page)

Email Fr. Dan Canda if you have any questions.

June 2024 Shepherd’s Staff

The Shepherd’s Staff, our provincial newsletter, is filled with news and photos from APCK parishes around the country.  The June 2024 issue of the Shepherd’s Staff includes stories about:

  • Recent ordinations at Holy Cross (Oklahoma City) and St. George’s (Las Vegas)
  • Repairs to be undertaken at Bishop Morse House (Berkeley)
  • Registration information for Summer and Fall courses at St. Joseph of Arimathea

An archive of past issues is available on the APCK website.

If you would like to receive the Shepherd’s Staff via email, please speak to Fr. Rick after the Liturgy, or email him at info@st-bartholomews.org.

March 2024 Shepherd’s Staff

Canon Edward Jones receives a gift of flowers from a group of Nigerian Anglicans who hope to revive Old St. Mary’s Parish in Plano, Texas

The Shepherd’s Staff, the provincial newsletter, is filled with news and photos from APCK parishes around the country. Here are a few of this month’s articles:

  • Canon Jones organizes new mission church in Plano, TX
  • A Homily for Passiontide by founding Archbishop Robert Morse
  • A reflection on St. Patrick’s Day by Mrs. Christine Sunderland

Read the March Shepherd’s Staff →

January 2024 Shepherd’s Staff

Fr. McGrath, military chaplain, celebrates Holy Communion “in the field.”

The Shepherd’s Staff, the provincial newsletter, is filled with news and photos from APCK parishes around the country. St. Bartholomew’s is well-represented in this issue. Here are a few of this month’s articles:

  • Fr. Rick Gregory’s Ordination to the Priesthood
  • A story about our dear Mary Ellen Feagin
  • News from Fr. Daniel McGrath (USMC Chaplain)
  • Sneak Peek at the Diocesan ACW’s latest project

Read the January Shepherd’s Staff →

Epiphany, the Feast of Lights

~ From an Epiphany sermon by the Most Rev. Robert S. Morse, Founding Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Christ the King

Today, the beginning of the Epiphany season, is often called the Feast of Lights. On this winter day when darkness comes early and night lingers late, Christians celebrate the Epiphany of Christ, when he revealed Himself in history as God Incarnate, God become man. St. John writes, That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him and the world knew Him not. He came into his own and his own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.

What a mysterious moment this Epiphany of Christ is, God come among us as one of us. St. Paul writes, Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. We must each experience our own epiphany.

I remember being a freshman in college, soon to be swept up into World War II, and rummaging through the library stacks of the university. It was one of my favorite sports. Raised to think that man would find his way through science, I came across a history book, a biography of a famous warrior and conqueror that agreed with the words of the Psalmist, “The Earth is the Lord’s and all that therein is.” I was struck for a moment with that truth. It was my first epiphany. It is perhaps why I stand here today, for “The Earth is the Lord’s and all that therein is.”The belief that God is the source of all is the beginning of faith and leads us to the Wise Men at the manger, where God became man, God Incarnate, God one of us, Epiphany.

[source: The Shepherd’s Staff, January 2022]