by Helen King Spence, alternate lay deputy
Day #3 has completed our morning session. We began with Eucharist and a sermon by Bishop Eugene Sutton of the Diocese of Maryland, our host diocese. He spoke eloquently about reparations as our institutional church deals with our complicity in the sin of slavery, and so much else aimed at people of color. We then moved into passing resolutions, or concurring with second readings of constitutional and canonical issues. This is necessary, if boring, work … sausage making if you will. Coming up? A presentation to the joint houses – although the bishops will not be allowed to sit with the deputies – to preserve the spacing necessary to keep us safe. We are beginning to see an uptick in cases in the House of Deputies, so continue to keep us all in prayer, please.