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Advancing to General Convention: Avenues for prayer in Salt Lake City and remotely

June 10, 2015
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There are many avenues for prayer for the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, for those attending the event as well as those following remotely.

General Convention 2015 will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).

Daily Eucharist

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 

Important note for those attending General Convention: Worship bulletins will not be available in print form at General Convention 2015. The worship bulletins are available as pdf documents on the virtual binder iPads, or one may download or print the pdf versions of the bulletins, available here or in the General Convention Guidebook Guide which can be downloaded 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: 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: 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, Atlanta 

Wednesday, July 1: Presider: Bishop Scott Hayashi of UtahPreacher: 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: Presider: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; Preacher: the Presiding Bishop-Elect

Prayers through social media

The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) has established the General Convention’s home base for interactive prayer here

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.

Prayer Wall

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

General Convention

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 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.



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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer