Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

2/08/2008

We Are Connected


Bishop Louttit points to the altar during his convention address as he tells how the second Bishop of Georgia, John Beckwith's major issue was that he was upset that General Seminary was in favor of having candles on the altar.

Today, King of Peace is represented at the 186th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia by Me, our delegate, Bill Bruce, our alternate, JoAnn White, our youth commission member, Kalyn Dial, and our Diocesan Council member, Victoria Logue. Last night we attended ther opening worship service with an opening address by our Bishop, Henry Louttit. Today, we are doing the work of the diocese including passing a budget for the year and voting on proposed resolutions. Full information on what we are doing is at the diocesan website here: We are family...We are connected.

What I enjoy most about these gatherings though is summed up in the theme, which I believe to both be true and descriptive of how I have come to see these meetings. The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia operates more like a large family and this annual meeting is much like a family reunion. And while there might be some odd relatives in the mix (probably us, truth be known) it is a great family of which to be a part.

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

O Lord Our God, we give you thanks for the many gifts you have bestowed upon the Diocese of Georgia, for the faith and dedication of its clergy and laity, and for the gift of the talents abounding in its parishes and missions. Give us, we pray, the wit and the will to identify and use those talents to shape our diocese to be what you would have it be and to serve you ever better as together, we grow. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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  • At 2/08/2008 7:15 PM, Anonymous kelly said…

    Back here on the homefront:

    Gil did an excellent job leading the Stations of the Cross this evening! It is always awesome to walk the Stations of the Cross on the path that his son Jason built! :) EVERYBODY should have this experience!

    Thanks Gil!!!!

     

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