It is clear that our membership losses continue to be consistent and chronic. There has thus far been no leveling off. The numbers also suggest that we are losing fewer people to dioceses departing than we are to people exiting their local Episcopal church.
The Calendar Subcommittee of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has published a report on its continuing work on the calendar. It is to be commended for its efforts. But what ongoing recommendations do I have?
The Very Rev. Neal Michell is the Dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral in Dallas, Texas. He is the first native Texas-born Dean of St. Matthew's (in over 155 years) and one of three men at the cathedral who regularly wears a Panama hat