• Our Covid 19 Journey Together

    A National State of Emergency regarding Covid 19 was declared on March 13. Since that time members of our Communion, our friends and family have suffered the ravages of this scourge. Communities have scrambled to creatively respond to their own worship needs. Pastors and lay leaders have labored to hold their flocks together. Some have fallen sick. Some have died. Some communities have lost their worship space for various reasons, including economic ones. Our chaplains have been under significant strains. Many of us have become weary. Our hope has been…

  • Synod Update from bishop Francis

    I want to start off with an announcement from the Leadership Council, which is charged with planning our synod for this year: “There will be no “in person” gathering for Synod this Fall. However, there will be a Fall Synod; we will gather remotely on Zoom. This remote gathering will happen within the same time frame we had planned (October 12-15 2020), but it is likely to occur over no more than part of two days. The Leadership Council is working to decide the exact date(s) and times of our gathering.…

  • Bishop Francis visited California Diocese

    January 25-31 I visited the California Diocese in late January. The purpose of the visit was strictly to strengthen the bonds of unity between the church in California and the rest of the communion. I met with the lay delegates to Synod, most of the clergy, and Bishops Armando and Peter. Every diocese or area of the country is naturally going to have a local flavor, and thus the Church is going to “incarnate” differently in each milieu. Our unity will be held together, I believe, through the wisdom of…