Friday was the day for Workshops. Workshops were held at Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal, which was great for me as I could go back and forth from the school to the church to do All The Things I Must Do. I'm part of a team which is responsible for all music and worship during the Convention, and I would play guitar and lead singing and hand out materials for the Daily Offices. The Workshops were on Evangelism; Using Modern Technology to spread the Word; and "Marketing" the Church. All the meals took place in our new Parish Hall at San Cristóbal. The Food Committee did an excellent job!
Saturday was the Day of Business. Not terribly exciting but we have a few photos. It took place in the newly-remodled Bishop Clarence Hayes Gymnatorium. It was a long meeting; didn't end until 7:00 pm!
Sunday was the Closing Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Luke. The Very Reverend Maizee Lennan and I worked long and hard on the music and liturgy, and everything came out quite nicely! We had a choir consisting of members of the churches of Panamá Metro (our region or deanery) and Profesors Abdiel Goddard and Eric Gonzáles as musicians. Bishop Murray introduced our new postulants for Holy Orders: Walter Smith, Eric Gonzáles, Carlos Austin, Jr., Gladys Rodríguez, Camilo Gill, and Christian Gonzáles. Dr. Headly Lennan, husband of Dean Lennan, was honored for all the work he does in the Diocese. The Board of Directors of the Hoga de Ninas de Capital were also honored for their work.
As is usually the case with these Diocesan functions, the service was really long, about 3.5 hours! But, this being Panamá, there was plenty empanadas, pollo, and cake waiting for us after the service.
Here are photos:
Thursday, ECW Annual Meeting
The Women of St. Christopher's in the next three photos
Saturday, Business Meeting
Sunday, Closing Eucharist
New Postulants: Christian and Camilo
Eric, Walter, and Carlos
Birthday and Travel Blessings
Dr. Headly Lennan and The Very Reverend Maizee Lennan
Board of Directors of the Hogar de Niñas