To help us celebrate the Feast of St Nicholas, assisting Bishop of Chicago C. Christopher Epting will visit. All are welcome! We’ll even have a special cake from Jarosch Bakery at Coffee Hour after the service.
Reminder: a meeting for all those being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church is scheduled this Sunday, November 18 following the 10am worship service.
Here is some interesting information about Bishop Epting.
Bishop C. Christopher Epting joined the Diocese of Chicago as assisting bishop in January 2012. He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa in 1988 and appointed as the Presiding Bishop’s deputy for ecumenical and interfaith relations in 2001. Retiring after nine years as ecumenical officer for The Episcopal Church, Bishop Epting served for two years as the interim dean of Trinity Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa.
Bishop Epting has served on The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council and its National and International Concerns Committee, as liaison from the House of Bishops to the National Episcopal Cursillo Committee, and on the General Convention’s Evangelism Commission. Ecumenically, he has served as president of Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa (the state Council of Churches there) and on the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches and the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches. He was chair of the Episcopal Church’s delegation to the drafting committee of "Called to Common Mission," a document which resulted in full communion between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He currently serves on the House of Bishops’ Committee on the Religious Life and as bishop visitor for the Community of Celebration and the Community of the Transfiguration.
Bishop Epting is a graduate of Seabury Western Theological Seminary and received a Masters in Sacred Theology from the General Theological Seminary for his work in Spiritual Direction. He resides in Davenport, Iowa with his wife Susanne Watson Epting, who is a deacon in the Episcopal Church.