My dear brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Pennsylvania,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I give thanks to Christ, through Him, all things are made new.
We begin a new and hopeful journey in this beloved place. I am humbled and grateful that you have allowed me into your lives. I will never take for granted this sacred trust you have placed in me. I offer myself to you as a loving shepherd, caring servant, and faithful sojourner.
My excitement is in you and the possibilities to come. We have numerous gifts in this Diocese and together we will build the Kingdom of God, hand in hand, hand by hand.
Let work together so the Diocese of Pennsylvania is known as the “Come and See” diocese. A place we encounter God through prayer, community, liturgy and service. Where we lift the dignity of humanity and show how we love one another. A place where Christ is reflected in one another. “Come and See” and you may want to join in our sacred story.
I ask for your blessings and prayers for Suzanne, Jude, and I. May you continue to be settled in God’s tender care.
Your brother Daniel,
The Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez,
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania