First departures already underway from Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls, due to the actions of The Episcopal Church leadership.
Lost a good Vestry member. At my request, he will be detailing his decision in a letter to be shared with the Vestry and sent on to the Diocese.
Lost at least 3 young families and a bunch of kids.
A couple of these losses are families that were the first fruits of members taking the risk of evangelism - this is going to hurt morale very badly here.
One of them said, "I just can't see myself inviting other people, knowing what the denomination is really doing. So how can I stay?"
Don't think I will be offering much commentary today. Still just taking it in and taking it to God.