The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach Made New Head
of the Anglican Church in North America
The Most Rev. Robert Duncan, first archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, officially transferred the authority of the office to his successor, The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach.
Over 900 church members, ecumenical partners, and international dignitaries attended a four day conference called : “ Assembly 2014 ” that culminated in the 10 am service at the Basilica of the St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. During the service, Archbishop Beach delivered the sermon, encouraging the Church to move boldly forward into the future, and asking for prayer as he begins this new season of ministry.
After becoming the official head of the Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Beach was handed the Primatial cross; a symbol of the Archbishop's office and authority.
Dr. Beach, bishop of the Diocese of the South, is from Atlanta, Georgia and was unanimously elected by the College of Bishops on Sunday, June 22, 2014, during a three-day conclave in the Basilica crypt.
Bishop Roy Grote becomes Presiding Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr., has been elected Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church of the Anglican Church in North America. On 11 th of June 2014 at the 54 th General Council meeting of the REC held in Blue Bell, PA. Bishop Grote was elected to succeed The Most Rev. Leonard Riches as the church's senior bishop.
Born in 1946, Bishop Grote was reared in the Philadelphia area and was trained for the ministry at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary. Ordained deacon and priest, in 1976 he became the Rector of St. Philip's Reformed Episcopal Church, in Warminster, PA, and was called to St. Luke's Reformed Episcopal Church in New Providence, NJ in 1978.
In 1984, he was elected Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and in 1991 he was translated as bishop of the Special Jurisdiction of North America by the General Council to oversee the planting of congregations in the Central and Western American states. In 1996 he was translated to the new Diocese of Mid-America based in Texas.
General Council was June 11-13, 2014 in Blue Bell, PA.
We will greatly miss Dan and Sue Cote who moved to St. Louis in June. However, we look forward to their returning visits to St. Andrew's when in the Chicago area. God bless you both richly!
Thank you to those who helped and gave items for the Annual Women's Guild Rummage Sale/Bake Sale in June for missions. Around $600 was reported made.
HUGE PRESCHOOL “Going Out of Business” SALE
August 15 & 16, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The St. Andrew's Preschool after 17 1/2 years of ministry to families in our church and community closes in August.
July 13 & August 24 6:00-7:00 p.m.
BAKELESS BAKE SALE
Instead of us having our own booth at the Taste of Love INC., Saturday, July 12, at Faith Christian Reformed Church, donations were given. Thank you to those who gave money. Please give any other contributions to Cheryl Yapp.
MISSION OF THE MONTH
Please be in prayer for our new mission in Sweden.
Rev. Frank Levi
Rev. Phil Tjoelker