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.
We reside within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA).
We are a chapter of Forward in Faith.
|Keep Spiritually Connected||Apr 03 2020|
In this time of virus and the chaos associated with it, we are overwhelmed with news, politics, isolation, inconvenience, misinformation, gloom and doom.
It is amazing, that drive up coffee and fast food is considered essential, while churches have been closed. Does that render Jesus and our faith in the trinity, non-essential? Often the news and recommendations are contradictory. Sometimes the contradictions occur with the next breath or sentence.
Secularism has taken a stronghold over the spiritual world. There is burgeoning social and secular religiosity around the topics of distancing and stay at home mandates. While science is important in directing the management of this crisis, we as Christians must not lose sight of who is really in control. God is in the science!
Be encouraged that Christ is the true healer. While this virus receives front page news that it is ravaging life, as we knew it, God is healing the earth without notoriety or fanfare.
It is important that we seek His miracles. For instance, there has been measurable reduction in carbon emissions with confinement. What will we learn from this? Neighbors are reaching out and helping others! Individuals are digging deep to create, donate, and feed, as we’ve been scripturally directed to do. While some may turn to reporting their neighbors for too many trips out of the neighborhood, many are striving to stay present with friends, family, parishioners and community members.Read More
|March Newsletter||Mar 05 2020|
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.Read More
|MDAS Statement Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)||Mar 01 2020|
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:
I encourage each congregation to adopt the following measures to help minimize the spread of any contagion.
|The Calm Sea||Feb 23 2020|
A homily for Ember Week 2020 Clericus
“We put not our trust in anything we do”Read More
|Now Available: Ash Wednesday and Sunday Lent Liturgies||Feb 14 2020|
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.Read More
|January Newsletter||Jan 29 2020|
Please find linked below the January Newsletter ready for print. In it you will find the following articles and announcements:
|November Newsletter and 2020 Clericus||Nov 26 2019|
|October 2019 Newsletter, digital and print||Oct 13 2019|
The October 2019 issue of The Line is out, which includes important announcments and a letter from the Vicar General:
In this issue
• All Saints, Here and Hereafter By Bishop Winfield Mott
• 2020 Synod
• Up And At ‘Em By Kimberly M. Vogel
• Welcome To Our Brave New World By Fr. Michael Penfield
• Upcoming Clericus
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|September 2019 Newsletter||Sep 10 2019|
The September 2019 issue of The Line is out, which includes important announcments and a letter from the Vicar General:
Back issues are available from the Newsletter page.Read More
|Save the Date: Clericus Feb 18-20, 2020||Sep 10 2019|
Anglican Convocation of the West (MDAS) * Clericus 2020
WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Convocation of the West in particular; others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.
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