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Bishop Dyck responds to Governor's religious activity order

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker amended his shelter-in-place order to permit people “to engage in the free exercise of religion." However, any religious gathering must be limited to a maximum of 10 people in compliance with social distancing guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Bishop offers three-day sabbath to clergy

All of us in the State of Illinois have been under an official stay-at-home order since March 22. Even the weekend before, clergy and laity teams responsible for worship began to figure out how to continue to worship online.

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Bishop's Monday Message: Y Church?

The bars and restaurants have been closed for weeks now.  I’ve noticed the last couple of weeks, however, that some of them are doing renovation: pulling out all the glassware, removing the tables and chairs, working on light fixtures, upgrading décor, and often pulling up old flooring in order to put down new flooring.  These are things they can’t do easily when they have customers coming and going all day and night long.  This renovation also gives me hope that they expect to re-open after people can go back to bars and restaurants! 

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Bishop's Easter Monday Message

We're all doing the best we can! Happy Easter and congratulations on getting through to Easter Monday! Many of you, both clergy and laity, have been working so hard to present Holy Week and Easter services throughout these challenging and very different times.

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Bishop Sally Dyck's Easter Message

This Easter may feel empty for many of us as we all are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our churches are empty. No lilies nor hyacinths wafting their strong sweet smell. No pews filled with people dressed in their best clothes. No choirs singing the alleluias or trumpets sending chills down our legs just hearing the introduction to “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Our tables are emptier than we would like; we have empty chairs that friends and family would otherwise be filling.

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Stations of the Cross

On Friday,  April 10, Bishop Sally Dyck will be joining a diverse group of Christian religious, civic and community leaders and representatives in a special service, The Ecumenical Stations of the Cross. 

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