Please Pray for the Diocese of South Carolina Clergy Day to be Held Tomorrow

Posted by Kendall Harmon

October 17, 2012

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On Monday, October 15, 2012, Bishop Lawrence was notified by the Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, that on September 18, 2012 the Disciplinary Board for Bishops had certified his abandonment of The Episcopal Church. This action triggered two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the Diocese made on November 1, 2011 and October 2, 2012, which simultaneously disaffiliated the Diocese from The Episcopal Church and called a Special Convention. That Convention will be held at St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

The clergy of the Diocese are consequently called to gather for a special Clergy Day this Friday, October 19th at St. Paul’s, Summerville. Our meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m. The clergy of the Diocese are asked to RSVP electronically...

Our time will be spent discussing the significance of the actions taken by the Episcopal Church, our response as a Diocese and the plans for the immediate future. You may read related documents [on the diocesan website].

In Christ,

--(The Rev. Canon) Jim Lewis, Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South CarolinaTEC Polity & Canons* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryMinistry of the OrdainedSpirituality/Prayer* South Carolina

Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. SC blu cat lady wrote:

Will do!

October 18, 10:34 pm | [comment link]
2. Undergroundpewster wrote:

Prayer ascending.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
  because he has anointed me
    to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
  and recovery of sight to the blind,
    to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”

October 18, 11:51 pm | [comment link]
3. Blue Cat Man wrote:

I join with SC Blu Cat Lady in prayers for our bishop, diocesan leaders, clergy and laity.  Pewster, perfect selection for this day.  God will be faithful and God is good all the time!

October 18, 11:59 pm | [comment link]
4. Jill Woodliff wrote:

Our Father in heaven, 
We bless this day in the diocese of South Carolina, and we claim the Blood of the Lamb over Clergy Day.  Amen.

I’ve sifted through Lent & Beyond’s past prayers for South Carolina and posted a new collection.  It was interesting reading the prayers in light of current events, seeing the different ways that they have been answered.  I encourage folks to visit from time to time during the day, covering the diocese in prayer as your schedules allow.

October 19, 6:23 am | [comment link]
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