Following the timeline adopted by the Diocesan Council, the nomination period for Bishop Suffragan opened on July 1, and nominations will be received through September 30, 2016. Names may only be submitted by canonically resident clergy and delegates/alternates to the 2016 Diocesan Council. Each submission requires two (2) clergy and two (2) delegate/alternate signatures. The nomination form, election timeline, and other information regarding the election process may be found at www.dwtx.org/bishop-suffragan or on this website at Bishop Suffragan.
All congregations are invited to remain in prayer for the discernment of our next Bishop Suffragan.
Almighty God, we give you thanks for calling leaders throughout the generations who boldly proclaim your love. Call through us now a bishop who will proclaim Christ’s resurrection, faithfully interpret the Gospel, and lead us into the world to love and serve the Lord, encouraging the saints and nourishing us from the riches of your grace. So guide the hearts and minds of those who will discern the person you are calling to be our Bishop Suffragan, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will guard and govern the church, sustain the presbyters, care for your people, and equip us to serve the world in Christ’s Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For questions regarding nominations or the election process, please contact Laura Woodall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 824-5387.
Rev. David G. Read,
Standing Committee President
Diocesan Council 2017 will be held February 23 – 25, 2017 at the AmericanBank CENTER in Corpus Christi, and hosted by Church of the Good Shepherd. The website, http://www.Council-dwtx.org, is now being updated as new information becomes available. Of current interest are the following pages:
- Hotel – “Episcopal Diocesan Council Meeting” has a block of 400 rooms for the Thursday and Friday nights of Council at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. Please accurately anticipate your needs and make your reservations as early as possible. Details for online or phone reservations are here.
- Nominations – The 2017 Nominations Instruction Packet PDF format has been sent by e-mail to churchofficelist on August 23, 2016 and is available here. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2016.
- Bishop Suffragan Election – Information and timeline for the Bishop Suffragan Election to be held on the Saturday of Council is available here.
- Discernment Forums (PreCouncil) – The Discernment Process for a new Bishop Suffragan includes three Forums that will replace the seven annual convocational Pre-council meetings for 2017. Dates, times and locations here. Please add this important event to your church calendar.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, extends a light hearted invitation to the 113th Diocesan Council, to be held in Corpus Christi February 23-25, 2017.
Invitation to Diocesan Council 2017 from Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on Vimeo.
And what’s so funny? It was a PowerPoint slide show featuring “impersonations” of Bishop Lillibridge. Below are just a few.