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The Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Griffon and the Rev. Ethan Magness, rector of Grace Anglican Church
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A guest article by the Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Giffone

I stumbled into Grace Anglican Church of Grove City, Pennsylvania, on a Sunday evening in July 2023, seeking refuge.

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Assembling Ourselves Is a Foretaste of Heaven
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"As you pray for the Assembly of the ACNA, I invite you not to miss an opportunity to gather yourselves. Where there is opportunity to gather together with brothers and sisters in the Lord is always a foretaste of the glory that we will one day have with the Lord, entirely."  

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Diocesan Night at the Pirates Game
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Join your diocese at PNC Park on Friday, August 23, for the 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds! Tickets are available to individuals, families, or church groups for $32 each with a $5 loaded value, which can be used toward concessions or merchandise. This year, each attendee will receive a baseball cap embroidered with the NEW Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh logo!

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Pray for the Election of Our Next Archbishop
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"In times of transition, it is easy for us to look to our anxiety and fears, but pray that we would see the Lord leading us in this season." 

As the diocesan bishops of the Anglican Church in North America prepare to discern and elect a new archbishop for the Province next week, Bishop Alex invites us to give thanks for Archbishop Foley Beach's sacrificial decade of service to the denomination and pray the College of Bishops to have grace to be looking to the Lord.

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Why do we ordain priests and deacons?
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"How do we know who to ordain? It is fundamentally a discernment of the church, which is different from any other career path." 

As we prepare to ordain Erik, Krystal, and Wes on June 8, 2024, Bishop Alex answers the questions: why do we ordain people and how does one discern a call to be ordained? We welcome all of you to join us for the ordination service, which will take place at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Sewickley, PA.

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Introducing Our New Logo
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Have you noticed a little extra buzz around the office lately? We've been working on a new visual identity for the Diocese, which will include a website, new fonts, and other printed (and embroidered!) materials, but perhaps the most exciting recent development is our new diocesan logo. 

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Kurt and Katie Grossman
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On April 26, 2024, the Rev. Kurt Grossman and the Rev. Dn. Katie Grossman dimissoried into our diocese from the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches and were ordained sub conditione in the diocesan office. They are now worshipping and serving at Jonah's Call in Pittsburgh. 
 
Kurt and Katie are high school sweethearts from Oak Ridge, TN. After graduating college they served together in the Association of Vineyard churches.
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Ordinary Work of the Church
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"These are the ongoing ordinary work of the church: to be evangelizing (proclaiming the gospel) and to be forming and shaping and discipling believers. That is, in Ordinary Time, the ordinary work of the church." 

As we enter the long season of "Ordinary Time" in the church year, Bishop Alex emphasizes the two-prong mission of the church—to be both kingdom-minded and relational.