Forgive me for this duplicate email, but I wanted to make sure that you received this forwarded message. I have officially extended suspension of worship services and public gatherings through Sunday, April 26. After our discussion on Tuesday, I imagine that you are not surprised. Please disseminate this information to your congregations as quickly and effectively as possible. Holly Davis will contact those congregations whose visitations are affected in order to reschedule.
These are trying times. I understand that you are disappointed and that some of your members may express their disappointment as anger. Thank you for leading so gracefully under such difficult circumstances. Holly will arrange for us to meet again virtually in the near future. Blessings.........
The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Ph.D., DD
Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana
P. O. Box 4330
Pineville, LA 71361