DOYLESTOWN – The people of the Doylestown area will have a rare opportunity to hear, meet and interact with a bishop on May 2.
Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton will be the featured speaker at the Doylestown observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Eaton is the bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The bishop is also no stranger to Wayne County, having graduated from the College of Wooster in 1977. She left Wayne County for a short stay in Massachusetts, where she received her masters of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1980.
A number of people from Wayne County last summer heard Eaton address the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church at Lakeside. Those present described her as “direct” and with a “great sense of humor.”
The Bishop’s official biography says that Eaton was elected as bishop of the ELCA on Dec. 2, 2006. Eaton, who was born in Cleveland, was ordained in 1981 and began her ministry as pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Worthington, Ohio.
She served as interim pastor at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Youngstown from 1990-91.
In 1991 she accepted a call to become pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Ashtabula, where she served until her election as bishop.
The National Day of Prayer on May 2 will be observed in Doylestown with the annual prayer breakfast being held at the American Legion Post, 49 Black Drive, at 7 a.m.
Tickets to the buffet breakfast are $9.00 and are available at village hall and most local church offices.
The breakfast is sponsored by the Doylestown Ministerial Association and the Doylestown Lions Club.
The organizers assure attendees that the event will be concluded by 8:00 a.m.