Brad Drell blogged the Diocese of Western Louisiana’s convention

Posted by The_Elves

If we hadn't been offline most of yesterday and today, we would have noted earlier that Brad Drell was liveblogging the Western Louisiana diocesan convention.

Brad's blog is here (There are 5 or 6 convention entries)

Perhaps of greatest interest are a resolution that was presented, and Bishop MacPherson's address.

Here's the resolution:

In accordance with the Lord’s High Priestly prayer that we be one, and in obedience to his Great Commission to go into the world and make disciples, and in gratitude for the wider Anglican Communion which is a sign of the fulfillment of the High Priestly Prayer, and in working toward reconciliation of all people with God and each other, we propose the following resolution:

Whereas the Diocese of Western Louisiana is committed to following the recommendations of the Windsor Report; and

Whereas we support Bishop MacPherson’s resolution to the House of Bishops meeting in New Orleans expressly calling for the establishment of a Pastoral Scheme as outlined in the Dar es Salaam Communique;

Be it resolved that the Diocese of Western Louisiana calls upon our Bishop, Standing Committee, and General Convention Deputation to initiate plans and to take all possible action toward the creation and implementation of the Pastoral Scheme proposed in the Dar es Salaam Communique; and to take all possible action to ensure that the Diocese of Western Louisiana remains fully in communion with the wider Anglican Communion.

Grace Church, Monroe
St. Michael & All Angels, Lake Charles
St. Paul’s, Shreveport
The Rev. Errol Montgomery, Christ Church, Bastrop
St. Thomas Monroe Delegation Members, Vicki LaMarca, Tony LaMarca, and David Furr
Judge Dee Drell, Individually, St. James, Alexandria


According to a later entry by Brad, the resolution was approved by laity but rejected by clergy: Lay: 70-53 in favor; Clergy 24nay to 19 yea.

Brad liveblogged Bp. MacPherson's address here. We'll post the official link/text when it becomes available.


Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Diocesan Conventions/Diocesan Councils

2 Comments
Posted October 13, 2007 at 5:09 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Jeffersonian wrote:

One step toward the exit.

October 13, 6:23 pm | [comment link]
2. Jeffersonian wrote:

Oops…got ahead of myself.  Too bad.

October 13, 6:24 pm | [comment link]
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