The Episcopal Church has announced the presiders and preachers for General Convention 2015. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside and preach on the opening day of General Convention, June 25, and on Sunday, June 28; for closing Eucharist on July 3 she will preside while the Presiding Bishop-Elect will preach. (See full list of presiders and preachers in link or scroll down)
Everyone is invited to add their prayers in words and images to The Prayers of the People at the General Convention Eucharists in a social media campaign developed by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). Visit prayersofthepeople.org. There is a theme for each day and you can sign up to be notified by email. Post prayers, as words or images, tagged with #prayersof as well as with the daily theme, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
A selection of the prayers received through social media will be prayed at the Salt Palace, where the General Convention is being held, and privately by prayer networks across The Episcopal Church.
SSJE will provide another way to connect to the themes of daily worship through morning and evening meditations. Each eight- to ten-minute podcast will include a prayer, a brief reflection, and a chant.
The Rev. Sandy Webb, diocese of West Tennessee and a member of the General Convention Worship team, spoke about worship at the General Convention: “The worship space is designed to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation as reflected in Utah’s grand and mountainous landscape. The lectionary celebrates the saints in ages past who inspire us to live more fully the life of faith. The liturgies, and the people who will lead those liturgies, reflect The Episcopal Church’s diversity, reminding us that we are one Church, gathered in Christ’s name. The Prayers of the People will be the prayers of God’s people, rising up from around the world over the Internet.”
Eucharist will be celebrated daily at 9:30 a.m. Mountain, except Sunday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Mountain and Friday, July 3 at 8:30 a.m. Mountain. Eucharist will be live webcast on the Media Hub which will be available here www.episcopalchurch.org
Thursday, June 25: Opening Eucharist
Friday, June 26: honoring Isabel Hapgood, women poets and musicians
Saturday, June 27: honoring Native American Cornelius Hill;
Sunday, June 28: United Thank Offering Ingathering
Monday, June 29: honoring St. Peter and St. Paul
Tuesday, June 30: honoring James Weldon Johnson
Wednesday, July 1: honoring Hiram Hisanori Kano
Thursday, July 2 : honoring Charles Barnes
Friday, July 3: Closing Eucharist
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