From Don McCoid and Kathryn Lohre
ELCA – Catholic Bishops Meeting in Minnesota – October 24-25
This was a good opportunity to engage the bishops in From Conflict to Communion, as well as the progress we have made in 50 years of dialogue. Differences are evident in some social concerns. This was true when the Minnesota Bishops’ retreat ended in 2012. This retreat helped bring some renewed focus and sharing. The bishops will likely jointly plan some observances of the 500th Anniversary. Bishop Sklba was a presenter for one of the session. Don did two sessions and led the discussion.
Farewell and Welcome
On Wednesday, October 30, the Churchwide Organization said farewell and thank you to Secretary David Swartling with a worship service and reception. The following day, Reformation Day, the same was held in honor or Bishop Hanson. Then on Friday, November 1, Bishop Eaton was welcomed with a service for All Saints Day and a reception. Secretary Chris Boerger was welcomed the following we…