The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

From General Convention – July 4

Greetings from Austin!

All members of the Diocese of  Maine deputation and Bishop Steve and Gretchen Lane arrived safe and sound in Austin by Tuesday afternoon.
 
Deputation members with committee assignments attended the first of many meetings in the evening and then everyone gathered to check in at 8 p.m. to plan for frenetic pace to come.
Pictured clockwise from front left: Maria Hoecker, Gretchen Lane, Elizabeth Ring, Steve Lane, Liz Hall, Nina Ranadive Pooley, Calvin Sanborn, Mark Spahr, Mary Lee Wile, John Hennessy, and Ben Shambaugh.
Look for the first Deputy of the Day column to start tomorrow.
Bishop Steve Lane’s daily video update:

Also each day at 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) a short news program called “Inside General Convention” will be broadcast at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/inside-general-convention
 
From the House of Deputies News
Demographics of the House of DeputiesFrom other media outlets
Is God male? The Episcopal Church debates whether to change the Book of Common PrayerThe Washington Post, July 3

Schedule for daily worship. (Times listed are Central Time)

All worship will be live-streamed on the GC Media Hub
   Presiding Bishop Michael Currywill preach at the opening Eucharist on Thursday, July 5, at 9:30 a.m. and at the Episcopal Revival (not a typo or an oxymoron) on Saturday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m.
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