Message from Bishop Thompson
May 12 Clergy Call Recap

Dear friends,

As a follow up to our clergy meeting yesterday, I am forwarding to you a few important items.

Attached is my letter regarding worship practices in the diocese until we revisit this again the first of June.  It can be found here: ( download letter here). You are welcome to share this with your congregations.

Canon Manning also mentioned a quick survey to be completed by all churches and entities in the diocese.  The Survey Monkey link is: . Please complete by Friday, May 22. This will help us get a broader picture of the financial impact of the pandemic on your community.

We are also in the process of compiling the diocesan-wide worship offering for Sunday, May 24th. That file will be available to you by Wednesday of next week.  Our office will be in touch with you on how to access this. I hope that this is helpful to you and may give you a much-needed break in the midst of such a busy time.  

Updated information from the Office of the Governor about Phase 1 re-opening can be found on our website. I am also including guidelines from the State Department of Education regarding summer camps.  The issue of summer camps, VBS, etc is a very sensitive issue for many of you.  I strongly encourage you to take a careful look at these guidelines when considering opening.  

I am aware that these are difficult waters to navigate and I appreciate your leadership.



The Rt. Rev'd Morris K. Thompson, Jr.
Bishop of Louisiana

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