I received a letter last week on church stationery from a pecusa parish in the Syracuse area. It was a request for transfer for a family that were members of our parish a few years ago and had moved. What was surprising was that the letter was not the usual form letter signed by the clergy person in charge; it was hand-written and signed by the parishioner.
Do you suppose that the clergy person, knowing that the ACNA is not in communion with pecusa, suggested that the best approach was for the parishioner to write a personal letter?
As I explained in my reply, we are not in communion with pecusa because pecusa is in the process of walking apart from the Anglican Communion. Furthermore, we left pecusa because of serious issues and pecusa continues to defy the Anglican Communion on these issues. I suggested that the family go to the nearby ACNA parish (Holy Trinity, Syracuse) for their spiritual well being. Maybe this is all a positive - it was an opportunity to inform our former parishioners of a good parish in their area and hopefully save them from the heresies taught in a pecusa parish.