via email - posted with permission
Dear Deputies and Bishops,
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has begun the work directed by Resolution C056, “Liturgies for Blessings.”
I am writing to update you on our progress.
As a first step, I have written to every diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church to inquire about any provisions they have made for “generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this Church,” and any theological and liturgical resources they are commending to the congregations and clergy in their dioceses. Responses to this letter will help the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music in our development of resources for the church. A copy of my letter is attached to this letter.
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music will meet again in March 2010, and at that time we will agree upon a detailed plan for developing theological and liturgical resources in an open, consultative process, as directed by the resolution. Throughout the triennium, dates and minutes of all of our meetings will be posted on the General Convention website as they become available.
If you have questions or concerns about the work of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, on this or any other project, please contact me.
I ask your prayers for the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music as we undertake this work.
Grace and peace,
Ruth A. Meyers
Chair, Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics
Church Divinity School of the Pacific