We started our morning with a festive mood. Our music today was provided by an incredible jazz group, and the first song they played for us was “We are marching in the Light of God.” We sang and danced and clapped along, and before we knew, the diocese of Fort Worth had started a congo line through the worship space. This congo line was greatly increased by finding a group of youth representing Episcopal camp and conference center. They know how to dance a congo line!
Members of the Fort Worth deputation at General Convention worked this morning to respond following the US Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage.
Diocesan Communications Director Katie Sherrod stepped out of the morning’s community Eucharist service to draft a statement as soon as word came through of the decision. Following the service, Sherrod and our two bishops, the Rt. Revs. Rayford High and Scott Mayer, worked on their joint statement further before sending it to be published on the diocesan website and disseminated through our other communications channels.
Members of the deputation had a brief opportunity to talk about implications of the Supreme Court decision before moving into a Joint Session of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, for a conversation about the Presiding Bishop Nomination and Structure.
There is a tight schedule at General Convention, to cover a wide range of issues. The General Convention is also discussing marriage and will be voting on related resolutions sometime in the days ahead.