A number of people are questioning whether it will be possible or advisable to have Holy Communion on Easter Day. How do we honor the Lord’s directive to love and care for one another in this situation where it is not possible to ensure the safety of the participants? Yes, God is able to protect his people. However, to proceed with something that might endanger those we are called to serve may lead us into the same temptation to “put the Lord to the test,” as was faced by Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:7, Luke 4:12, Deuteronomy 6:16) Therefore, to protect the vulnerable, my direction is that we should not have a Holy Communion service until further notice.
Please read the remainder of Bishop Grant's pastoral letter for more detail HERE or by clicking the image above.
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.
Please welcome our Temporary Bishop, The Right Reverend Dr. Grant LeMarquand
It is our pleasure to welcome Temporary Bishop Grant LeMarquand to the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.
Bishop Grant LeMarquand is a native of Montreal, Canada. He gave his life to Christ while in High School in a somewhat dramatic fashion (long story) and has sought to be a grateful follower of Jesus ever since. Grant and his wife, Wendy, have two grown children, David and Chara, and one grandchild, Samuel.