#GC79 - Today is the Official Opening of General Convention

Today is the Official Opening of General Convention.  (Side note from Alternate Deputy Michelle ... what were the last 2 days then?)  Anyway, here are some events to consider tuning in for today.

  • Opening Eucharist (watch via the livestream under Worship)  9:30am CDT
  • Legislative committee meetings (morning, early afternoon, late evening)
  • Legislative session (watch via livestream under House of Deputies or House of Bishops) 4:30pm CDT

From Tuesday:

Enjoy your day. 

 So many questions  ... this smiling roaming helper is there to answer them.  My question:  "May I take your picture?"  Her response:  "Of course.  And if you have any questions, look for our hats.  We're happy to help".  Why yes, indeed she was!

So many questions  ... this smiling roaming helper is there to answer them.  My question:  "May I take your picture?"  Her response:  "Of course.  And if you have any questions, look for our hats.  We're happy to help".  Why yes, indeed she was!


Thursday's reflection from (Deputation Co-Chair) - Dean Brian Grantz

Good Morning, Team EDNIN!

Here we go: the first *official* day of the 79th General Convention. Psalm 133 (optional this morning) opens with a beautiful, hopeful word of encouragement, "How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!" The Psalmist is describing, I think, one of those fleeting moments in life when all seems right with the world; little epiphanies about God's reign of peace that was and is to come.

Such is the wedding feast for which the doors have been flung open and the invitation spread far and wide in Jesus' parable of God's reign. What's left is for us to answer the invitation and our desire to be in relationship with the host. We are part of the Jesus Movement, Bishop Curry reminds us, and it is Jesus who calls us in and clothes us in peace and unity. Watch and wait for those moments today and throughout the Convention; those little epiphanies in the midst of everything else that are a sure and certain sign of Christ's presence. How very good and pleasant it is... and will be.