The Convocation of the West is a missionary community of Christians and churches in the catholic Anglican tradition. Our community spans from Texas to the Pacific Northwest. 
    
We reside within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA).
We are a chapter of Forward in Faith.


March Newsletter


Blessed Lent!

Please find linked below the March Newsletter:

Please print this issue out and distribute it within your respective ministries and parishes. This edition is formatted to be printed on one double-sided 11 x 17 sheet and folded as a booklet. 

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MDAS Statement Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

From http://www.themdas.org/statement-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus/

On Tuesday the 25th of February the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement asking the public to prepare for a potential health crisis. As of Wednesday, the 26th, 59 confirmed cases have been reported in the United States.

The situation is very fluid. The CDC has been candid, stating that this is a novel virus and that their understanding of its transmission and treatment is limited.

According to the CDC:

  • The risk today: “For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.”
  • The future: “However, it’s important to note that current global circumstances suggest it is likely that this virus will cause a pandemic. In that case, the risk assessment would be different.”

I encourage each congregation to adopt the following measures to help minimize the spread of any contagion.

  • Encourage any members with symptoms of a cough, disease or a fever within the last 24 hours to stay at home. 
  • Provide several containers of alcohol based (60%-95%) hand sanitizer around your congregation in highly visible and accessible areas. Make sure there is a container available for members  to use before taking Holy Communion.
  • Provide boxes of Kleenex and facial tissue in the sanctuary so that those members who are coughing and sneezing can safely cover their mouths and nose.
  • Provide empty waste bins in the sanctuary so that soiled facial tissue can be disposed of safely.
  • Before and after officiating, all clergy should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds .
  • Clergy and Lay Eucharistic Ministers must use hand sanitizer right before they begin distributing the Communion elements.
  • Take care of your self during pastoral visitations. Follow all infection control measures in place at hospitals.
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The Calm Sea

A homily for Ember Week 2020 Clericus 

Readings:

Genesis 49
Psalm 119:89-104
Matthew 7

“We put not our trust in anything we do”

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Now Available: Ash Wednesday and Sunday Lent Liturgies

Bishop Richard Lipka (courtesy of Susan Lipka) has made available his liturgy booklets for Ash Wednesday and Season of Lent. For those churches using the 2019 liturgy, you can download them here, all you need do is replace the front page.

- Ash Wednesday

- Season of Lent Eucharist

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January Newsletter

Please find linked below the January Newsletter ready for print. In it you will find the following articles and announcements: 

• Epiphany: The Light Hurts My Eyes By Bishop Winfield Mott
• The Seven Churches By Fr. Michael Penfield
• Twelfth Night By Fr. Michael Penfield 
• Upcoming Clericus 2020


Please print it out and distribute it within your respective ministries and parishes. This edition is formatted to be printed on one double-sided sheet and folded as a booklet. 

You can download the newsletter here:  http://bit.ly/ACWTheLine7-1

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