The Standing Committee, the Search Committee and the Transition Committee gathered at Christ Church Dover for a kickoff retreat on Saturday July 23rd. The intention of the retreat was to clarify roles and responsibilities of each of the committees, agree on how we will be doing the work, and set next steps for the completion of the work. During our Noon Day prayers the Standing Committee gave its charges to the Search and Transition Committee. This charge document and other information is posted on a special website for the search process ahead. You can access this website through a link on the diocesan website https://dioceseofdelaware.net/bishopsearch. The prayer for our search, created by the Chaplain to the search process the Rev. Canon Mark Harris, will be included in the Carpenter Helper in the year ahead, and will be our concluding prayer during Prayers of the People each Sunday now through the election in the summer of 2017. I invite you to add this prayer with intention in your daily prayer practice.