Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tune In Saturday!

I expect you all have been following the news from the Diocese of San Joaquin. Father Jake has done the best job of capturing all the news.

With Schofield's followers marching southward to the Southern Cone, a very big task remains to the Episcopalians in that part of California. There's going to be a great event Saturday, as Episcopalians gather in San Joaquin with some of the leaders of our church. And – hooray! – the Episcopal Church is going to bring it live to all our laptops, thanks to webcasting.

Episcopal Life Online reports:

When Episcopalians in the Diocese of San Joaquin gather on Saturday, January 26 for "Moving Forward, Welcoming All" at the Church of the Saviour in Hanford, California, they will welcome an online audience.
Viewers may access the live video stream, to be carried via Episcopal Life Online, by logging on to
The video stream will also bring Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's greetings to continuing Episcopalians gathered at the Central California Valley historic church, starting about 10 a.m. Pacific time (11 a.m. Mountain, 12 a.m. Central, 1 p.m. Eastern), said Mike Collins, Episcopal Life Media Video/Multicast Unit director.
"The situation in the Diocese of San Joaquin is something that is on the minds of Episcopalians across the country," Collins said. "We felt it was important to provide live streaming coverage to the wider church as well as to show support for those who remain in the diocese."
House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson and the Rev. Canon Robert Moore, appointed by the Presiding Bishop as the interim pastoral presence for continuing Episcopalians, will keynote the gathering on site to offer support and encouragement, along with other speakers. Anderson's comments to the gathering, expected to draw Episcopalians from across the diocese and the state, will be videocast. . . .
Viewers will be able to watch the videocast, from 10 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. Pacific time in Windows Media and Real Media versions in high and low quality as well as audio only for those with slower internet connections, Collins said.
I'll meet you (virtually) in San Joaquin on Saturday.


Blogger Beryl Simkins said...

I'll be there for real, with bells on! It's a new beginning with losts of hope and faith and prayers! However many people are there, it will be quality in those numbers!

God be with us,

1/24/2008 9:59 PM  
Blogger Beryl Simkins said...

Obviously that should be "lots" of hope and faith and prayers. I hate it when I do that.

1/24/2008 10:00 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

You are not going to be watching Anglican TV covering the consecration of Mark Lawrence in SC? Shocked I am!

1/25/2008 1:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

It was a very difficult decision for me, Ann. As you can well imagine.

Beryl: Having heard your voice and so many others from DSJ over the last several weeks on our favorite blogs, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. I just wish you all could wear really, really large name tags -- so large that we could see your names on the webcast.

1/25/2008 5:33 PM  
Blogger Beryl Simkins said...

You saw the back of my head in the first row. My daughter watched the web cast and left me a phone message to tell me she saw me talking during communion and wanted to talk to me about that.

It was a glorious day, and it was a pleasure be a part of the inclusion of women priests who have lived in our diocese for a long time, and who have been unable to serve here.

Someday, I should see about adding a picture, too, if I weren't technologically inept.

1/27/2008 2:50 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

LOL, Beryl! I did notice the two women on the first row. I'll have to check the video again now.

It was wonderful to share that service with you all yesterday. Sitting on my sofa with the cats and my laptop, I joined in all the service, except the singing (since I didn't have the music).

1/27/2008 3:05 PM  
Blogger Catherine + said...

Lisa, I was "there" too! I was as one of the congregants as you were, praying, reciting, humming along, was beautiful. I blogged about it too, and posted an email to my "list" so others could join in.

It was beautiful to behold. My dog fell asleep [at first he sat there, then he had his head bowed; I thought he was praying, and then he was gone into lala land] but what are you gonna do?



2/11/2008 10:43 PM  

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