Glory School Meets Monthly

Glory School for March will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. There will be a soup supper fundraiser for camp scholarships on Wednesday, March 25th, at 5:30 p.m. Any questions contact Janelle at 910-0733.

The Very Rev. Craig Loya Elected Xth Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Craig Loya

The Very Rev. Craig Loya was elected during the 162nd convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN), held in St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN on January 25, 2020.

He was elected on the 2nd ballot.

When notified of the election, Loya shared this statement:

“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.”

Loya has served as Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska since 2013, 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. Loya lives in Omaha with his wife, Melissa, and their two children.

If you’d like to learn more about Bishop-elect Loya, you can review his materials at

The Rev. Debbie Brown, President of the Standing Committee, offered these words of gratitude:

“On Behalf of the Standing Committee I offer my thanks to the bishop candidates to their openness to the Holy Spirit; to the Search Committee for the deeply-considered profile and the gracious search process; the Transition Committee of its continued work of hospitality; to the ECMN family for its patience, heart, and discernment; the ninth Bishop of Minnesota, The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, along with the Team of Missioners, for their support. Finally, we are every grateful to our consultant, the Rev. Ann Hallisey, and members of the Episcopal Church beyond Minnesota for their mountain of prayers, enthusiasm, guidance, and wisdom. We are the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, bound together in Christ Jesus and the love of God. God is good, all of the time, and for that we rejoice!”

According to the canons of the Episcopal Church, all bishop elections must receive the consent of a majority of diocesan bishops and diocesan standing committees. Following a successful consent process, Bishop-elect Loya will be ordained and consecrated bishop on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.

The full announcement can be found on the Bishop Search website.

Opportunities for Worship on Ash Wednesday, February 26th:

11 AM – Imposition of Ashes at River Grand, 355 River Road.

7 PM – Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at the church.