|Date Posted||March 21, 2022|
Northwestern Pennsylvania (Jason Shank)
|Diocesan Compensation Info||https://episcopalpartnership.org/for-clergy/|
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Communicants in Good Standing||St. Paul's- 262. St. Mark's- 324|
|Average Sunday Attendance||250 (Combined)|
|Child Population in Church School||15|
|Teacher Population in Church School||8|
Liturgical style and practice
Erie Episcopal is predicated on two congregations whose Sunday morning worship styles are different.
In both congregations, the Eucharist is the center of our worship. Our worship follows the Book of Common Prayer, while incorporating other authorized texts into our experiences. Both congregations live into the seasons, allowing the liturgical calendar to guide our Eucharistic prayer selection, service music selection, and prayers of the people.
The Cathedral has a strong tradition of music and liturgy, featuring a vested choir and organ. The classic cathedral architecture plays to a variety of services including, Sunday Morning Eucharist, Choral Evensong, Compline and others. The Cathedral plays a vital role in Diocesan liturgies, hosting Ordinations and Confirmations, often welcoming the Bishop to participate in various other ways. Additionally, the Cathedral’s role to the City of Erie includes hosting local government events, prayer vigils and ecumenical gatherings.
St. Mark’s also has a strong tradition of music and liturgy, expressed differently than the Cathedral. The modern architecture of St. Mark’s lends itself to a more blended experience, combining the Hymnal 1982 favorites with more contemporary music selections. Unlike the Cathedral, St. Mark’s utilizes different instrumentation and solo vocalists to lead worship.
Together, Erie Episcopal is developing contemplative worship opportunities, including a monthly Taizé service, mindfulness, guided meditation, and contemplative Compline. We are additionally looking forward to other weekday Eucharists or prayer experiences.
We place a high value on collaboration in all facets of ministry
We are willing to try new things
Our system provides resources for personal growth and development; we create space for goal setting and support our team in reaching those goals
We offer excellence in worship, offering different expressions of the Episcopal Church; we offer a variety of contemplative prayer experiences with room for development
Our system emphasizes self-care
Our congregations look outward, with strong community engagement and outreach partnerships
This position allows space for the candidate to work with their own strengths and create an area of ministry unique to how they want to live out their priesthood
Our experimenting with a new model of staffing doesn’t always lend itself to clarity with roles. This requires flexibility of the team members and a willingness to change and adapt
Given the size of the combined congregations, our current system of pastoral care lacks a leader who can organize and effectively model all areas of pastoral life, including effective follow up and responding beyond the initial pastoral event
With two congregations and a variety of Sunday and mid-week worship services, we lack a consistent liturgical presence at the St. Mark’s campus. We generally lack the overall presence of an additional priest in the system
To express interest in this position, please send cover letter and OTM profile to the Very Rev. Melinda Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are received and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.