General Convention 2015 will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, pictured here.
The daily Eucharists at General Convention will feature presiders and preachers from throughout the church. All Eucharists will be livestreamed on the Media Hub here.
For those not attending General Convention, daily worship bulletins are available here.
Eucharist will be celebrated daily at 9:30 am Mountain, except Sunday, June 28 at 10 am Mountain and Friday, July 3 at 8:30 am Mountain.
- Thursday, June 25: Opening Eucharist
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside and preach.
- Friday, June 26: Presider: Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool of Los Angeles; Preacher: the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies
- Saturday, June 27: Presider: Bishop Michael Smith of North Dakota; Preacher: the Rev. Cathlena Plummer of Navajoland
- Sunday, June 28: United Thank Offering Ingathering. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside and preach.
- Monday, June 29: Presider: Bishop Mike Klusmeyer of West Virginia; Preacher: Archbishop Vicken Aykazian of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in America
- Tuesday, June 30: Presider: Bishop Wendell Gibbs of Michigan; Preacher: the Rev. Kimberly Jackson, chaplain and vicar of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center, Emmaus House Chapel,
- Wednesday, July 1: Presider: Bishop Scott Hayashi of Utah; Preacher: the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene and Thistle Farms
- Thursday, July 2: Presider: Bishop Julio Holguin of the Dominican Republic; Preacher: the Rev. Colin Mathewson, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego (Diocese of San Diego)
- Friday, July 3: Closing Eucharist. Presider: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; Preacher: the Presiding Bishop-Elect
Prayers through social media
In addition, SSJE set up the hashtag #PrayersOf, which invites people from General Convention and beyond to submit Prayers of the People on a different theme each day: life, thanksgiving, praise, intercession, adoration, oblation, penitence, petition, and celebration. Words or images can be submitted via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, and are tagged with #PrayersOf and the day’s theme.
“The hashtag #PrayersOf allows us all to join in prayer, to know what is on each of our hearts and offer that to God and one another,” said Brother Geoffrey Tristram, Superior of SSJE, an Episcopal monastic community in Cambridge, MA.
SSJE will also offer daily morning and evening meditation podcasts, each eight- to – ten-minutes, with a prayer, a brief reflection, and a chant.
The prayer wall on the website of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society continues to invite the posting of prayer requests. And, during General Convention 2015, The Episcopal Community will be praying for all of the prayer requests posted on the Prayer Wall here.
The Episcopal Community an organization of Episcopal women who adhere to a Rule of Life and who pray in community to support the church and the world.
Prayers can be submitted here.
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.