The Bishop's Letters
Articles from September 2011
I am so deeply thankful for all that was done by so many of you to bring together the inaugural Synod and Investiture at Truro Church on September 10. I want to thank the Rector, Vestry, staff and people of Truro for their extraordinary hospitality. The Rev. Tory Baucum and his team, especially Executive Director Warren Thrasher, went “above and beyond” to make the day such a glorious celebration. Your generosity, thoughtfulness and hard work were truly amazing. My great thanks also to the Rev. James Guthrie of our staff for his faithful attention to detail, to the Rev. Mark Brown, who coordinated the liturgy, and to all the musicians and other participants.
As I follow the pattern of Bible reading in the daily Lectionary, I’ve been this week with the Apostle Paul as he writes from prison to his beloved church in Philippi. While Paul doesn’t say from which prison cell he was writing (it could have been Caesarea, where he spent two years, Acts 23:23-26:32; or Rome, Acts 28:11-31), I was struck yet again by his willingness and faith-given ability to see what has befallen him as being God’s gift for the spread of the Kingdom.