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Bishop’s Messages

A Message for Holy Week from the Bishop

Sunday, April 5, is Palm Sunday – the beginning of Holy Week. During this week, Christians around the world remember the events of Jesus’ passion and death. This year, our journey with Jesus to the cross and tomb will happen while we are physically separate from each...

A Spiritual Message for the Season from Bishop Kucharek

Beloved in the Lord: As we find ourselves in these challenging and anxious days of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us find ourselves sheltered in our homes and without the face-to-face gatherings which people of faith find comforting especially in times of stress....

A Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

At this time of year, you can find nativity scenes in pictures, as figurines with a stable, in Christmas cards, and even in live scenes put on by churches, complete with animals. Though Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus are always the main focus, these nativity scenes (or...

An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

Easter Changes Everything! For weeks, the commercial world has been preparing us for Easter. Ads and emails invite us to “hop to” the latest sales promotion, remind us to shop for that Easter dinner “with our peeps,” and try to entice us with an “egg-cellent” deal...

Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

  Let Us Go Now to Bethlehem “...the angel said… I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. … When the angels had left…, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let...

A Pentecost Message from Bishop Kucharek

This Sunday, May 20, is Pentecost Sunday, the day in which the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples (Acts 2:1-13), making it the birthday of the church. Its name derives from the fact that it falls 50 days after, and including, Easter...

Happy Ascension Day

May this day in which we observe the Ascension of our Lord, remind you that our crucified and risen Lord Jesus who brings you grace and peace also reigns in glory! +Bishop Wilma S. Kucharek

An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

Sometimes life seems like an endless roller coaster ride, complete with sudden, extreme turns, unpredictable vertical drops, and slow ascents which only send us once again on another go-around. Our Scripture accounts of Holy Week mirror such a roller coaster ride....

Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

It seems that the closer we get to Christmas, the more we are inundated with advertisements promoting the latest sales, enticed to buy the perfect gift, and reminded not to forget anyone for whom a gift might possibly be purchased. Graphics depict smiling Santa...

An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

Blessed Eastertide! Christ is Risen! For Christians, Easter is celebrated for more than one day. Eastertide is a season which begins on Easter and lasts for fifty days until Pentecost. It is a time of joy during which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and...