Letter from Bishop LeMarquand and the Standing Committee - Materials for Planning Congregational Regathering
"As you know, various states and locales are beginning to ease up restrictions around the coronavirus. Many of you are beginning to anticipate meeting again for public worship.
As we mentioned in our last letter, we are still strongly recommending and asking that all congregations in the ADGL continue to suspend in person public worship for the foreseeable future. However, we know that a time is coming when we can begin to anticipate gathering again. To assist you in your planning for the possibility of holding public worship we are sending the attached packet of materials. The documents include guidelines for what to do when regathering and tools to help you design plans for gathering again."
To read the remainder of Bishop LeMarquand and the Standing Committee's letter, as well as find resource materials on regathering, click on the image above, the Coronavirus Response tab at the top of the page, or click here.
The Rt. Rev. Roger C. Ames Named Bishop Emeritus of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes
The Standing Committee, on behalf of the entire Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, announces the bestowal of the honorific title of Bishop Emeritus of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes upon The Rt. Rev. Roger Copeland Ames. As we reflect upon the present strengths and future ministry potential of the ADGL, this honor recognizes Bishop Roger’s leadership as the founding bishop of the ADGL, his steadfast love for the congregants of the diocese, and his passion to stand before all to proclaim faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
In addition to being the Founding Diocesan Bishop of the ADGL, Bishop Roger most recently served as an Assisting Bishop for the past four years. Throughout the formative years of the diocese, Bishop Roger and Gretsie together persevered, provided leadership, withstood the onslaught of naysayers, and joyfully proclaimed the saving power of Jesus’ name. We seek to honor Bishop Roger’s years of service and continued support while at the same time respecting his and Gretsie’s personal and family time in retirement. We are grateful for Bishop Roger’s willingness to engage in episcopal ministry to bless, strengthen, and encourage the clergy and parishes of the ADGL in specific and appropriate situations within our diocese throughout this transitional season. We look forward to the first suitable opportunity to publicly recognize Bishop Roger and Gretsie with this honor and to their continued presence among us for celebrations yet to come.
SERVING THE GREAT LAKES REGION
The ADGL is divided into seven deaneries (geographical regions), enabling relational and pastoral ties between churches closest to one another.