Skip to comments.South Carolina deputation leaves [Episcopal] General Convention
Posted on 07/12/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by lightman
South Carolina deputation leaves General Convention
[Ed. Note: South Carolina has shown constant grown in parishes and average Sunday attendance figures for years.
In the discussion, House of Bishops on July 9 prior to the vote on A049 gay blessing liturgy, Bp. Mark Lawrence said the following, "40 years ago, I was backpacking in the High Sierras and we were above the timberline. There was no trail and as the sun set, we realized that we had to make camp and settle in for the night. We could not see and did not know where we were. In the morning, when the sun rose, we saw the landscape and saw the danger we would have been in had we continued. We knew then that we did the wise thing in waiting for morning.
The Light of Christ is like the sun and the Word of God puts forth the landscape that we are to see. In His light, we know what to do. Marriage is described in Scripture as the Feast of the Lamb: Christ and his bride, the Church. We don't want to loose that. For more than 2000 years the Church has stood steadfast on this.
This vote and this issue is not about if God loves all people. It is about what we as a Church say about this issue. William Temple urged the church to be clear in their public pronouncements. This will not help."
There are conflicting reports on Bp. Lawrence's attendance yesterday afternoon at the House of Bishop's session. Initially it was reported that he came for the private conversation, spoke to the house and then left. No one will confirm or deny. The deputation, save 1 priest and 1 laywoman, flew home yesterday. Bishop Lawrence has not signed the minority report posted on this sight yesterday. Only time will tell if this public proclamation on gay blessings will hinder and break this church apart again or simply not even show up on the radar screen. Cheryl M. Wetzel, reporting from Indianapolis]
Press release http://www.dioceseofsc.org/
2:30 PM on Wednesday, July 11
Due to the actions of General Convention, the South Carolina Deputation has concluded that we cannot continue with business as usual. We all agree that we cannot and will not remain on the floor of the House and act as if all is normal. (the Rev.) John Burwell and Lonnie Hamilton have agreed to remain at Convention to monitor further developments and by their presence demonstrate that our action is not to be construed as a departure from the Episcopal Church. Please pray for those of us who will be traveling early and for those who remain.
Shades of 1861.
C S*A) Ping!
* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.
Be rooted in Christ!
No matter how very much we want to APPROVE of people; not EVERY bit of hog swill people like to gorge themselves on is decent or godly.
The Anglican Church in North America has just formed a new Diocese of the Carolinas.
Anglican Mission to the America's Bishop Chuck Murphy resides in Pawley's Island, SC
The North American Lutheran Church is also very strong in those parts.
linky no worky
“We don’t want to **loose** that.”
“Bishop Lawrence has not signed the minority report posted on this **sight** yesterday.”
Sheesh. It’s hard to take people seriously sometimes.
No, Cheryl, I can answer that right now. "This public proclamation" is merely another blow of the wrecking ball as the apostates continue to "break this church apart."