My dear brothers and sisters,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I give thanks to Jesus Christ, through Him, all things are made new. I am blessed to serve as your Bishop. I will never take for granted this sacred trust you have placed in me. I will strive every day to serve you as a loving shepherd, caring pastor, and faithful sojourner.
We have many gifts in this Diocese, and the possibilities are endless. We have the best message in the world – Jesus Christ. With Jesus Christ with us, we will build the Kingdom of God, hand in hand and one step at a time.
The Office of the Bishop and Diocesan Offices have one purpose: “To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and build the Kingdom of God by serving the clergy and laity of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.” We will endeavor to live into the purpose we have stated.
In the first chapter of John, Jesus is traveling and being followed by curious observers. Jesus is asked, “Where are you staying?” Jesus responds, “Come and see.” Imagine the possibilities, imagine the Kingdom if this Diocese is known as the “come and see” diocese. A place where we encounter God through prayer, community, liturgy and service. A place where we lift the dignity of every human being and show the world how we love one another. A diocese where Christ is reflected in one another.
“Come and see” the work we are doing in the name of Jesus Christ and you may want to join in this sacred story called the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
May you continue to be settled in God’s tender care.
Your brother Daniel,
The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez
XVI Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania