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From the Bishop

From General Convention – July 5

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…

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Bishop Steve Lane’s Daily Update – July 2

Family Separation: Op-ed by Bishop Lane, vigils, and more

updated Wednesday, June 21. 7:40 a.m. “Every so often an issue emerges in public life that compels us, as faith leaders in Maine, to join together. The convergence of World Refugee Day and the current administration’s zero tolerance policy of separating immigrant families — including those who have presented themselves as asylum seekers — at the southern border inspires…

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Bishop Steve’s welcome to Convention: “This will be a good time.”

Reimagining wealth

In his sermon at Good Shepherd, Houlton, on Sunday Bishop Steve Lane preached on the rich young man who decides he can’t give up his wealth and status to follow Jesus. He had this, in part, to say: The real issue here may be that we are dealing with very different definitions of wealth. For…

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Day 6 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Day 5 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Day 4 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Sorry for the delay, faithful viewers. We had a little Dropbox issue. Here’s Bishop Lane’s update on Sunday’s gun violence march, the UTO festival Eucharist, and the ongoing work of the General Convention.

Day 3 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Day 2 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s update