Calling Choir Members of the Diocese

Consecration Choir

Dear Choristers,

As you are aware, the consecration service for our new bishop will take place on Thursday, April 28th, at St. Bernard’s Church in Akron, Ohio.

In preparation for this, a choir is being formed to assist in the service. I will be the director of the choir.

We will be learning two choral numbers to be sung at the service, as well as supporting the congregational singing of hymns and the service music.

Attached you will find the service music and hymns chosen for the service. It is the desire of our bishop-elect, myself, and others involved in planning the service, that the music reflect a variety of genres. The choir will be singing a couple of gospel-inspired selections.

I am encouraging each church to try to have at least one member involved in the choir, so it can be truly reflective of our total diocese. The ability to read music is not necessary, HOWEVER the ability to sing in tune is. SMILE!!!

Rehearsals will take place on Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00pm Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 pm . The venue for both rehearsals will be at St. Luke’s Ministry Center, located at 3810 Ridgewood Rd, Copley, Ohio. The venue is directly across the street from Copley High School.

Rehearsals will last approximately 90 minutes. It is understood that some members may not be able to make both rehearsals. That is fine. A final rehearsal will take place at St. Bernard’s prior to the service, at a time to be announced at a later date.

The uniform will be black and white, preferably white blouses and black pants/skirts for the ladies, and white shirts, a tie, and black slacks for the men. While this combination is preferred, please do not let the lack of the items stop you from being a part of this choir.

Please contact me at my telephone number if you are able to sing. My telephone number is 216 262-8559. You may leave a voice mail.

Thank you for your consideration of being a part of the music ministry this historic event.


Lawrence Paul Hill

Consecration Music

Consecration Music 2

New Bishop Elected for the Diocese of the Great Lakes

Bishop Ronald Jackson

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America met on January 6, 2016 (the Feast of the Epiphany) to prayerfully elect the next bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.

Three candidates, The Rev. Canon Daryl Fenton, The Rev. Allen Kannapell, and The Rev. Dr. Canon Ronald Jackson, had been nominated when the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes met in an extraordinary Synod on October 3, 2015.

The College, meeting at Christ Church in Vero Beach, Florida heard the testimonies of all three candidates and had the opportunity to ask them questions about their faith, ministry, and calling. After a time of prayer, the College elected The Rev Dr. Ronald Jackson.

Archbishop Beach gave thanks for the election saying, “I am very excited about this godly man whom God has raised up to serve His Church.”

The chair of the Task Force on the Episcopate, the Rt. Rev Bill Atwood commented:

“The Bishops take their role prayerfully and very seriously to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We had three tremendous candidates for Bishop of the Great Lakes. We are pleased to be able to come to one mind concerning the selection of the new Bishop, and congratulate our brother The Rev Dr. Ronald W. Jackson as the new Bishop. The Bishops are very pleased to commend him.”

Rev. Jackson will be the second bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, taking over the episcopal ministry from diocese’s first bishop, The Rt. Rev. Roger Ames. The consecration of bishop-elect Jackson will be in Akron, Ohio on Thursday, April 28th, 2016. Details are still being finalized, but more information on the consecration will be available at after January 11th.

Please rejoice and pray with the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes as they enter this new season.