During the Eucharist, Bishop Andrew Asbil gave his Charge to Synod. Watch the video. He spoke about pruning for growth, of letting go of dead wood and trying new things for the sake of the gospel. “It is not a time to be afraid; it is a time to have courage,” he said. His Charge touched on a number of subjects, including discipleship, the proposed changes to the diocese’s governance structure, General Synod’s decision regarding the marriage canon and “A Word to the Church”, caring for Creation, and his first year as a bishop.