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From General Convention – July 5

Bishop Steve and Gretchen Lane enjoy the chance to have dinner last night with their daughter, Emily Ross. This is Emily’s fifth stint on the General Convention staff.

Good morning from a hazy Austin. Today marks the first official day of General Convention.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at this opening worship at 9:30 a.m. It’s live-streamed and will be available for on-demand viewing at the Media Hub. (Click on the worship tab for a selection of videos)
Today lots of committee hearings on resolutions, including C037 – Responding to the Opioid Crisis submitted by Province 1, will be held. Several members of your deputation will testify on their experience ministering to those affected by the crisis.
Check out Bishop Steve’s daily video, the Deputy of the Day post from the Rev. Maria Hoecker, first clerical alternate deputy and rector of St. Columba’s, Boothbay Harbor.

Church leaders set tone for General Convention in rousing welcome to bishops, deputies

Gun violence, voting rights, social safety net discussed

Deputies’ president ought to be paid fees for work, committee tells convention

Bishops lament the Church’s role in sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse 

Also each day at 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) a short news program called “Inside General Convention” will be broadcast at

The Marriage Resolutions: A Primer

From other media outlets


At a press conference with the Presiding Officers

Also video from the Austin American Stateman

Love will be the way, says Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry or click the photo at left.

 Schedule for daily worship (Times listed are Central Time)
All worship (as well as sessions of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies) will be live-streams and available for on-demand viewing on the GC Media Hub
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