That this Council of General Synod affirm and support the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples as it works towards the implementation of the Pinawa Declaration of August 2005, and prepares to nominate a bishop for appointment by the Primate as the first National Indigenous Bishop.
Motion to table
Moved by: Canon Marilyn Dean
Seconded by: Canon Robert Falby
That the motion be tabled until the May 2006 meeting of the Council of General Synod. DEFEATED
Vote on the motion which reads.
Council discussed the resolution. The Primate commented that he envisions a process for the first bishop whereby the ACIP would nominate to the Primate their selection of a person already a bishop.
That this Council of General Synod direct its Standing Committees, Councils and Boards to reassess their priorities and reduce their workload in accordance with reduced financial and staffing resources, and to be attentive to how their work links with that of other groups. CARRIED #16-11-05
A third MCG [Mission Coordination Group] resolution dealing with socially responsible investment was withdrawn.
Ms. Barbara Burrows and Archdeacon Peter Zimmer presented the report. Due to budget reductions for 2006, there will be no further meetings of this committee; however, the coordination of work needs to continue. It was noted that the Terms of Reference for the Mission Coordination Group and the Planning and Agenda Team overlap in significant ways and that continuation of the work would be possible through the Planning and Agenda Team. The committee has sent a message to Dr. Ellie Johnson, asking that minutes of committees, councils and boards be circulated electronically to all chairs and all principal staff.
Motion to Refer
Moved by: Mr. Peter Irish
Seconded by: Mr. Peter Zimmer
That the motion be referred to the Governance Working Group. DEFEATED
Vote on the Motion.
That this Council of General Synod direct the Planning and Agenda Team to take up the work that has hitherto been done by the Mission Coordination Group, namely coordination of the work of its Standing Committees, Councils and Boards, and identification and action on gaps and overlaps in this work. CARRIED #15-11-05
Dean Peter Wall presented the report and spoke to the proposed theme for General Synod. He said that the committee had received replies on the proposed theme from the Standing Committees, Councils and Boards. As a result the original theme "Draw the Circle Wide" has been expanded to "Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw it Wider Still". Dean Wall said that the Planning Committee believes that the theme speaks of the inclusivity of our church -- inclusive of all people and all perspective and points of view. The open circle, envisioned in graphics, supports the idea that all is not yet revealed; that all are not yet part of our circle; and that we are opening and welcoming.
General Synod will meet from June 19-25, 2007 in Winnipeg, MB. The committee is in final negotiations with two downtown hotels, as the University of Manitoba, could no longer guarantee the required number of bedrooms.
That the Council of General Synod approve 'Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw It Wider Still' as the theme for General Synod 2007. CARRIED #19-11-05
Cover title: A short Book of Common Prayer in the common speech of today.
"Recommended for use in special situations when authorized by the Bishop".
"c1970 by Charles Mortimer Guibert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer". -- verso of t.-p.
"In recent years, it has become clear that for an increasing number of the Church's congregations the language of the Book of Common Prayer presents real difficulties. These are mainly congregations, both in the cities and in the country, whose members have been accustomed to worship in another language, but who now desire, mostly for the sake of their young people, to have at least parts of the Services in English. .... With the needs of these congregations in mind, the General Convention of 1967 responded to a request from the Missionary District of Alaska, and 'authorized and directed' the Standing Liturgical Commission 'to prepare . . . and to publish, an edition of the Book of Common Prayer in simple, basic, English for use in the Missionary District of Alaska and in other situations in this Church where the linguistic needs of congregations make such a version necessary'." -- Preface.
"The aim of the translator in preparing this Book has been to present the Church's services in a style of English which is close to the form of the language as it is commonly spoken today, and also dignified, reverent, correct, and pleasing to the ear. While no rigid limits were set regarding vocabulary, effort has been made to avoid unnecessary complication. In the choice of words and in grammatical structure, the translator has been guided by the example of the American Bible Society's version of the New Testament, 'Good News for Modern Man'. .... In the course of translation, there was constant reference to the pioneering work in this field, 'A Book of Common Prayer in Simple English', set forth by the Diocese of Melanesia, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. With their gracious permission, a number of their renderings have been adopted. .... This provisional edition does not contain all the material which may be found in the official Book of Common Prayer. It does, however, contain the most frequently used services, and presents them in the same order." -- Translator's Intro.
Contents: Acknowledgment -- Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission, Chilton Powell, Chairman .... Leo Malania, Co-ordinator -- Translator's Introduction dated Brooklyn, New York, The Day of Pentecost, 1970 / Howard E. Galley, Jr. -- Morning and Evening Prayer : Opening Sentences and Confession -- The Service of Morning Prayer -- The Service of Evening Prayer -- Directions and Suggestions for the Leader -- The Litany -- Prayers for Different Occasions -- Absolutions and Blessings -- The Holy Communion -- Additional Directions for the Minister -- A selection of Collects for the Church Year -- At the Communion of the Sick -- Table of Epistles and Gospels -- Holy Baptism -- Baptism in Emergency -- Confirmation -- The Marriage Service -- The Funeral Service -- The Funeral of a Child -- Psalms and Canticles -- Table of suggested Psalms for weekdays -- Tables of Psalms for Sundays and Holy Days -- Selections from the Psalter -- Canticles arranged for singing -- The Church Year -- The Calendar -- Table of Movable Holy Days -- Personal and Family Prayer -- Morning Prayers -- Evening Prayers.