URGENT - SYNOD & HOTEL

March 27, 2017

DIOCESE OF CANA WEST SYNOD: MAY 4-6, 2017, EL PASO, TEXAS, USA at the Hilton Garden Inn/University of El Paso Campus

Theme: "The church is Reformed and always [in need of] being reformed according to the Word of God." (reformata, semper reformanda secundum verbum Dei).- Jodocus van Lodenstein, 1674.

Our Diocesan Synod is coming up from May 4-6, 2017 in El Paso, Texas.

A Block of rooms is held for the Synod participants until April 1, 2017. Once again the rate is $85.00 per night. So If you plan to stay at the venue of our Synod, you need to book your room by April 1st. After that date the cost of the room rises to $139 per a room.

Rooms that have not been reserved by the April 1st Cut-off Date will be released.

Make your reservations by calling the hotel at 915-351-2121 or on-line at www.elpaso.stayhgi.com and reference the Group Code CANAWS **

A Block of rooms is held for the Synod participants until April 1, 2017. Once again the rate is $85.00 per night.

Our plenary speaker will be The Rev'd Canon David Short from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Canon Short is an excellent Bible expositor, the son of the late Bishop Ken Short of the Diocese of Sydney, Australia. Pray that the Lord will manifest his power and glory through his Word and his Holy Spirit at our Synod.

During our Synod we will celebrate with thanksgiving the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation! 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

All clergy are REQUIRED to be present and in clerical attire for the Synod. Absences must be submitted to the Bishop in writing and permission granted. Clerical attire include clergy shirt with collar. No vestments are required. Please note that clergy are not expected to wear clergy shirts during the CLERGY RETREAT beginning the evening of May 2 through to the morning of May 4th. The Synod rate of $85 per night applies to those checking in on May 2nd for the Clergy Retreat.

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. The more of us at these meetings the better. So come to rejoice and worship with us.

There is a registration fee of $100 per person (cash or checks made out to the Diocese of CANA West) prior to your arrival to Synod. This fee does not cover your meals, except the dinner on Thursday, May 4th night. So plan to take care of the rest of your meals. The hotel requires us to give them an accurate number of people who will be present two weeks before the Synod.

INFORMATION SHEET
MISSIONARY DIOCESE OF CANA WEST SYNOD, May 2-4 (Clergy Retreat) and May 4-6th - Synod.

HILTON GARDEN INN EL PASO/UNIVERSITY
111 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902

Group Name: CANA West Synod 2017

Group Code: CANAWS

Rate: $85.00

Rooms are available: Wednesday, May 2, 2017

Departing: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cut-off Date: April 1, 2017

Rooms that have not been reserved by the Cut-off Date will be released and the best rate available will apply.

* * * Make your reservations by calling the hotel at 915-351-2121 or on-line at www.elpaso.stayhgi.com and reference the Group Code CANAWS * * *

A Block of rooms is held for the Synod participants until April 1, 2017. Once again the rate is $85.00 per night.

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.