On Friday, August 31, the forms requesting the consent to the Election of Mark Lawrence as our next Diocesan Bishop were mailed to the Standing Committees of the Episcopal Church. The letter, accompanying the forms, explained the process to date and said, in part, “Throughout this process, we have operated within the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, in consultation with the Presiding Bishop’s Office. It is our prayerful hope that you will see in this election the work of the Holy Spirit, as do we, and give your consent to Fr. Lawrence’s election.”
The letter may be viewed in its entirety on-line.
Your prayers are coveted as we wait, with hope, for a positive outcome.The Rev. J. Haden McCormick
President of the Standing Committee
Diocese of South Carolina
Check it out.
My only question is what is the deadline for all consents to be in? The letter posted is a cover letter to the Standing Committees but has no date for completion in it. Perhaps the forms attached include a date? Huummmmm. . .
H/t to TitusOneNine.