The Rt. Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool was elected eighth bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on December 5, 2009, after having served nine years as canon to the bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. The second woman to be elected bishop in diocesan history, she was ordained to the episcopate on May 15, 2010.
I had the great pleasure of working with Mary Glasspool when she was the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Maryland. I knew her to be a caring and sensitive pastor, a tireless advocate of the Church, and an extremely powerful preacher. Mary is a gift to the church.
In this sermon, delivered at the Diocese of Los Angeles’ Convention, Mary issues a call to to action, not just to the Diocese of LA but to the whole church, in in doing so does a wonderful job of telling our story, describing the church, and showing us at our very best.
I hope that you will take fifteen minutes and let The Right Reverend Mary Glasspool speak to your heart.