Austin Day 5 - Official Day 3 of Legislative Sessions
It was a very long day. I started with a 2 hour Courtesy and Privilege Committee meeting. After that we had a Diocesan caucus to pray with Bishop Waldo. One of our diocesan priest’s sons died in an accident last night.
Next came a 2.5 hour Legislative Session where we heard enough amendments to one resolution to take up the almost the entire time.
In preparation for the Bishops’ March Against Gun violence on Sunday, the family of a teenager killed in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Spoke to the House of Deputies.
The afternoon session was a joint House of Bishops/House of Deputies program that is part of the TEC Conversations project. The Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, Bishop of Iowa, presented on Revivals. These were done in individual churches in his diocese, then at Diocesan Convention. There were other presenters whose info I will bring home. More to come on the Revivals.
We closed the session with group work. All this is very exciting. Text TECON to 51555 for details. I will share some of this when I get home.
At 4:30, we boarded busses for the Palmer Event Center for a REVIVAL. It is impossible to describe the Revival - lot’s of music, a reading, a few prayers, and another magnificent sermon by Bishop Curry. He had a Spanish translator who kept up with him word for word like it had been choreographed. The environment was amazing. Hundreds of people participated.
We then participated in dinner from food trucks arranged by the Diocese of Texas. Truly an outstanding event.