Although the Anglican Communion has set a September 30th deadline for reform of the Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd parish in Sioux Falls is likely to split on September 15th.
That's when the Nebraska Cornhuskers host the University of Southern California Trojans in Lincoln. Most Good Shepherd parishioners are solid Nebraska fans, but the rector, Fr. Timothy Fountain, is a graduate of USC.
"They want communion? Maybe they should just gnaw corncobs," huffed Fr. Fountain in a recent interview. The parishioners, due to mild midwestern manners, did not make any Trojan jokes in response.
A second crisis looms as USC and Louisiana State are #s 1 & 2 in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings. This has created tension between Fountain and Anglican blogger Brad Drell, an LSU Tiger fan.
Northern Plains Anglicans is unable to confirm a rumor that Drell is offering to host a reconciliation seminar prior to any bowl showdown between the teams.