February 4, 2021 – Worship services at both Christ Church and River Grand Senior Living have been suspended in compliance with Public Health directives with regards to COVID-19 concerns. It is unknown when services will be resumed, but Christ Church will follow Public Health Guidelines and the direction of the Episcopal Church in MN to determine when in-person services and events will resume.
In the meantime, please consider joining our weekly online worship services at 10am Sunday mornings with members of Christ Church. Please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address to receive the link for the service. In addition, there is a weekly online Eucharist service at the National Cathedral, (Episcopal), in Washington, D.C. (https://cathedral.org). The cathedral is also broadcasting online Morning and Evening Prayer services each day. These online services can be accessed online at any time. Blessings to you and yours.
Bishop Craig Loya
The Rt. Rev. Craig Loya was consecrated the X Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on June 6, 2020. You can see photos of the consecration here, and a video of the service, which was livestreamed, here.
Bishop Loya served as Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska from 2013-2020, and was the Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas from 2009-2013. He received his Master of Divinity from Yale University and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2002. Joining Bishop Loya in Minnesota are his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Mari and Asa.
When Bishop Loya was notified of his election on January 25, 2020, he shared this sentiment:
“I am deeply grateful to the people of ECMN, and I pray that, by God’s grace, I will be faithful to the trust you have placed in me today. Among diverse people and across diverse contexts, Minnesota Episcopalians have always borne vibrant witness to God’s reconciling love, and it’s an extraordinary privilege to be called to join that work in this new season. I look forward to walking with you as we follow Jesus together, engage what the Holy Spirit is up to in our neighborhoods, and boldly navigate a new landscape, in order to continue proclaiming the good news of God’s love to a world that is so hungry for it.”
Welcome Bishop Craig! We are so glad you are here!