Saturday, February 10, 2007

Presiding Bishop to visit Kansas :: The Hutchinson News

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The Bishop of western Kansas has invited the highest-ranking official of the Episcopal Church to visit.

But not before receiving letters and phone calls from congregations making it clear they didn't want to miss the opportunity.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offered to visit the western Kansas diocese during Holy Week. But under church doctrine, she must be invited by Bishop James Adams to visit his diocese.
At McPherson's St. Anne's Episcopal Church, a resolution was sent to Adams at the Cathedral in Salina. "We simply proposed to the congregation a resolution urging the Bishop to invite the presiding bishop to the Western Kansas Diocese," said Dale Spraque, a member of the church. The Church of the Incantation, Salina, also sent a letter to the bishop.

Having Jefferts Schori come for a visit would be a "fantastic opportunity for the people of the dioceses to hear her preach," said Sherry Denton, who serves on the executive council of the church.

"There will be real genuine disappointment by most of the members of the church if she didn't come," Denton said. The people of the western Kansas diocese numbering less than 3,000 members rarely get such an opportunity, said George Martin, an Episcopalian in Ellinwood, who was pleased with the news.

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