PRESS RELEASE: THE THIRD SESSION OF THE TENTH SYNOD
The Third Session of the Tenth Synod of the Diocese of Osun, Anglican Communion holds under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and would be presided over by his Lordship, Right Reverend James Afolabi Popoola, the Diocesan Bishop and President of Synod from April 27 to April 30, 2017.
The Theme of the Synod is “Called to be Light and Salt in a corrupt Society”.
Thursday, April 27: Synod Opening Service of Holy Communion would hold at Holy Trinity Church, Igbajo by 3p.m. Ven. S.K.Oyewale, Vicar of Christ Church, Iporo-Ake, Abeokuta, who is also a member of the Diocese, preaches the sermon.
Friday, April 28: Official Opening of the Third Session of the Tenth Synod holding at the Diocesan Conference Centre, Bishopscourt Isale-Aro Osogbo at 10.00am. Welcome address shall be delivered by the Royal Hosts, Ataoja of Osogbo, Oloyan of Oyan and Owa of Igbajo, Goodwill messages would be given by Eminent Personalities and Sister Dioceses, The Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola delivers a goodwill message at 11.00am which will be followed by the delivery of the Bishop’s Charge by His Lordship, Right Reverend J. A. Popoola, the Diocesan Bishop and President of Synod. Other Royal Fathers and Eminent Personalities would also grace the occasion. The Bishop’s Charge shall be launched after its delivery by eminent personalities, the proceeds shall be meant to further facilitate the cause of evangelism in the Diocese.
In the afternoon, a lecture on ‘Agricultural Development as a Panacea for Economic Recession’ by Prof. Gbade Oyediran, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso would hold and Groups Discussion would follow. The Evening events shall be rounded up with revival hour.
Saturday, April 29 holds at the Diocesan Conference Centre, Bishopscourt, Isale-Aro, Osogbo: There would be the launching of the Endowment of the Diocese by members of Oyan, Osogbo East Archdeaconries and Igbajo Chapelry . There would be Bible Study, which will be led by Ven. I.O.O. Olabode. There would be lectures on Causes, Prevention and cure of Old Age related Ailments by Alhaji Yusuf Issa and Rise in the incidences of Suicide in Nigeria. The role of the Government, Church and Community by Dr. Oyewole Adeoye Olutayo. Group Reports; Reports from Theological Colleges, John Mckay Anglican Grammar School, Diocesan Nursery and Primary School, Isale Aro, Osogbo, Aquados Water Factory would follow the lectures and the events would be rounded up with revival hour.
Sunday, April 30: Bible Study would hold at 7.30am which will be led by Ven. I.O.O. Olabode. The closing thanksgiving service would begin by 10.00am at St. Paul’s Church, Oyan. Rt. Rev. Abel Ajibodu, the Diocesan Bishop of Ile-Oluji would preach the sermon; thanksgiving in turns by Archdeaconries would come up. A communiqué will be issued as message for the nation at the end of these events.
VENERABLE DAYO OJO, SYNOD CLERICAL SECRETARY