CANA West SYNOD - 2018

A Synopsis
June 6-7: Clergy & Clergy wives Meeting  
June 7-9 : Diocesan Synod.
HILTON GARDEN INN (University of Texas, El Paso Campus)
111 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX  79902
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. The mission of our Diocese reads as follows:
“We are a fellowship of Christian believers whose mission is to make disciples of all nations by preaching the Biblical gospel, teaching God’s Word faithfully, and supporting one another to the glory of God alone.”
This Diocesan mission statement encapsulates the Great Commision given to us in Matthew 28:18-20 by our Lord Jesus Christ before He ascended into heaven. At our Synod this year, we will focus our attention on how to fulfill this mission of making disciples through Church Planting. The Bishop in his Pastoral Address will explore the pivotal place of godliness in the life and mission of the Church. Dr. J. I Packer laments that “There was a time when all Christians laid great emphasis on God’s call to holiness. But how different it is today! To listen to our sermons and to read the books we write, and then to watch the zany, worldly, quarrelsome way we behave, you would never imagine that once the highway of holiness was clearly marked out for Bible-believers.” It’s worth thinking about.
Our Clergy/clergy wives and Synod meetings will be held at HILTON GARDEN INN at University of Texas, El Paso Campus(UTEP) located at 111 West University Avenue in El Paso, TX. The Courtesy Block has been entered into the system with the following information:
Group Name:           SYNOD 2018          
Group Code:             SYNOD          
Rate:                          $95.00 with Breakfast for up to 2ppl Per Room ONLY w/Coupon
Checking in:            JUNE 5, 2018                        
Departing:               JUNE 10, 2018               
Cut-off Date:            MAY 5, 2018
Rooms that have not been reserved by the Cut-off Date will be released and the best rate available will apply.
* * * Guests can make their own reservations by calling the hotel at 915-351-2121 or by on-line at www.elpaso.stayhgi.com and reference the Group Code * * *
During our Synod we will also elect two people - one clergy and one lay person - to the Standing Committee. If you have any nominations, please forward the name to Venerable Dr. Myles Calvin at chaplainmcalvin@gmail.com or (915) 383-4422.
Registration For Synod 2018
Every church is expected to send two lay delegates selected by the rector or the vestry. In addition, any member of the diocese who desires to attend is warmly welcome to attend the Synod.
All clergy and their wives are REQUIRED to be present for Clergy meeting and the annual Synod. Legitimate requests of absence must be submitted by May 5th to the Bishop in writing for permission to be granted at his discretion.
Please note that clergy are not expected to wear clergy shirts during the CLERGY MEETING beginning the evening of June 6 through to noon of June 7. However, Clergy are to attend the annual Synod in clerical attire. Clerical attire include clergy shirt with collar. No vestments are required.
There is a registration fee of $115 per person (cash or checks made out to the Diocese of CANA West) prior to your arrival to Synod. The registration fee will cover the cost of the Synod materials and events.  This fee also covers the dinner on Thursday, June 7 and lunch on Friday, June 8th.
Rectors or Catechists in charge of parishes should complete the Registration Form and return it with the checks as soon as possible. If you intend to be included for Synod dinner on June 7, you must send in your registration with your registration fee to arrive the Diocesan Office in El Paso by Monday, June 1st. Checks($115 for Each Person) are to be made to the Diocese of CANA West and mailed to :
JoAnn Casper
St. Francis Cathedral
470 Eagle Drive
El Paso, TX. 79912.
Phone :915 584-5967
Here is the Registration information we need from each candidate:
*DIOCESE of CANA WEST Synod Registration Form
First Name:                                    
Last Name:
Church Address:
State & Zip Code:
Cell Phone:
Email Address:
JUNE 7-9, 2018
Synod Hosts: Bishop Felix & Lilian Orji, OSB
2:00 PM Arrival & Registration
6:00 PM Dinner at Hotel
7:00 PM Interview with Church Planters in the Diocese  -  Venerable Scott Seely
6: 00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 AM Morning Prayer
9:30 – 10:45 AM  Bishop's Address - Bishop Felix Orji
10:45 – 10:55AM  Break
10:55– 12:30 PM Diocesan Business
Standing Committee Election: Ven. Dr. Myles Calvin Financial Report - Sir Charles Napier  (Treasurer)
Canonical Matters - Mr. Christopher Milner (Chancellor)
12:30PM  – 2 PM  Noon Day Prayer & Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 PM : Plenary -The Rev'd Daniel Adkinson
3:00 -5:00PM FREE TIME
5:00 - 7:00 PM Dinner On Your Own
7:15 - 8:15 PM Pastoral Concerns -lady Dr. Obiageli Obijiofor(MD)Venerable Dr. Cleo Kukeya(Ph. D)
8:15 - 9:15 PM    Plenary - The Rev'd Daniel Adkinson
9:20-  9:30 PM            Compline
9:30-  11.00PM           Knights of St. Christopher Meeting
6:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 AM Morning Prayer
9:30 – 10:30 AM  Plenary - The Rev'd  Daniel Adkinson
10:30 -10-40 AM  Break
10:45 -12 noon Remarks & Dismissal- Bishop Felix Orji
10.00 AM  Ordination at St. Francis Cathedral, 470 Eagle Drive, El Paso, Texas, 79912
If you have any questions on other matters regarding the Synod or clergy meeting please contact the Canon to the Ordinary(Diocesan Bishop), Venerable Dr. Myles Calvin at at chaplainmcalvin@gmail.com or (915) 383-4422.
Our Plenary Speaker: The Rev. Daniel Adkinson
Fr. Daniel serves as the founding priest of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Athens, GA. Prior to moving to Athens to plant St. Thomas, he served for almost a decade at Christ Church in Plano, TX. While at Christ Church he served as the first Executive Director of Anglican 1000, a church planting initiative of the ACNA, and as Vicar responsible for all day-to-day operations of the parish under the Rev. Canon David Roseberry.
Fr. Daniel became interested in the Great Tradition of Christianity while earning a Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2009. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Fr. Daniel is married to his wife, Holly, and they have two children, Noah and Zoe.  
In His Service,

Rev. Canon Marc D. Wilson
Communications Officer
Diocese of CANA West
St. Patrick's Anglican Church
Las Cruces, New Mexico
2018 Synod Flyer - Final.pdf


Rectors/Catechists in charge of parishes should Complete the Registration Form and return it with the checks as soon as possible. Checks($100 for Each Person) are to be made to Diocese of CANA West and mail it to :
JoAnn Casper,
Anglican Cathedral Church of Francis,
470 Eagle Drive
El Paso, TX. 79912