A pastoral message from Bishop Megan

A pastoral message from Bishop Megan

A pastoral message from Bishop Megan Traquair

From Diocesan Communications: Canon Andrea McMillin


On Tuesday, March 18, 2020, Bishop Megan released a pastoral message by video.

This is the first in a series of video updates that we will release from this office.

 

To summarize Bishop Megan’s message:

 

Our worship on Sunday was powerful, inspiring, and joyful! Thank you to all who made this possible. We are still the church, staying connected and serving our communities.  


A $150 grant has been sent this week to each church in the diocese, to purchase a one year subscription to Zoom video conferencing. The hope is that every church in the diocese would have a zoom account. However, you also may use the grant at your discretion for equipment or other digital subscriptions as fits your context.


Holy Week: we are taking things one step at a time. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has given dioceses permission to conduct Holy Week virtually. A team of liturgical leaders is gathering to consider our needs as a diocese, so we can share resources should we need to observe Holy Week while under health restrictions.


Nothing will stop Easter – or the power of the resurrection. We will, step by step, walk the path of Holy Week until we stand with our toes at the edge of the empty tomb.


May the blessing of Almighty God:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

rest upon you this day, and always.

AMEN

Stay Connected:

Diocesan COVID-19: Health and Safety: www.norcalepiscopal.org/covid-19-health-and-safety


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Bishop’s Office update

Starting today, our staff will be switching to a work-at-home plan. Each day, a couple of our team members, on rotation, will be in the office (maintaining careful social distancing!) tending to vital tasks, but most of us will be at home. We do not anticipate this will lead to significant disruption in our work, but if something takes longer than usual, please be patient with us during this situation. We want to serve you while also protecting our staff and communities. As the situation evolves, we will let you know if there are changes that impact our work and ability to stay connected.


All meetings and appointments will be held via zoom or phone as arranged. Our main office phone will be checked regularly. Please reach out via email, phone, or cell phone if you need us.

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