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November 9, 2016
Volume 8, Number 10
In This Issue
 
 




This Sunday's Lections
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Track 1 
Isaiah 65:17-25
Canticle 9
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-9
or
Track 2
Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 
Luke 21:5-19
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The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia will gather for its 195th Convention at the Church of the Good Shepherd starting tomorrow, Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Here are the latest updates:

The Convention Book, which includes the order for Convention, list of workshops, profiles of nominees, and financial statements can be found here. 

Additional Resolution
The 195th Convention now has two resolutions to consider:

1) A second reading on the resolution to move the Church of the Holy Comforter, Martinez, to parish status. The text of this resolution can be found here: Parish Status Second Reading 

2) The second resolution calls for the Dioceses of Atlanta and Georgia to form a Commission on Healing Justice. An identical resolution will come before the Diocese of Atlanta. As this resolution came in after the 60 day deadline for resolutions as required by convention, it will come from the floor. Given that the Secretary of Convention knows of this intention, we are distributing it to convention delegates in order for those representatives to be prepared for the vote. On Friday members of the Task Force will propose the resolution. An immediate vote will be taken to determine if at least 2/3 of the convention agrees to consider the resolution from the floor. If that vote is successful, the resolution would come before convention on Saturday. The full resolution is online here: Establish a Committee on Healing Justice

Workshops

If you have not registered for workshops, please go here 
now: http://bit.ly/RegisterforConvention2016Workshops 
 

For information on all things Convention 2016 including accommodations, how to register, and more, go here.  
Around the Diocese
"Faith Communities and Government Promoting Unity and Dismantling Xenophophobia" an event held at Savannah State University, featured a panel that included, from left, the Rev. Deacon Alex Moreschi of St. Thomas' Isle of Hope, Rabbi Robert Haas, and Imam Ibrahim Abdul-Malik. 
Diocesan Office Update     
The diocesan staff is en route to Augusta to prepare for the 195th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia. We look forward to welcoming you there!

Bishop Benhase will make his visitation to Trinity, Harlan. For the Bishop's complete visitation schedule, go here. 

Canon Logue will preach at  St. Thomas' Isle of Hope on Sunday.
Prayers for Weekly Liturgies
Our one-year prayer cycle combines prayers for every congregation in the Diocese of Georgia with prayers for our ecumenical partners and for our Companion Diocese of The Dominican Republic. The 52 weekly prayers are available in one document  found here. 
 
Prayers for November 6 to 12 
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregation on Tybee Island, All Saints. We also pray for our ecumenical partners on the Island, especially St. Michael's Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for the congregations in Santo Domingo, especially San AndrĂ©s (St. Andrew). 

Prayers for November 13 to 19
In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for our congregations in Valdosta, Christ Church, Christ the King, and St. Barnabas. We also pray for our ecumenical partners in Valdosta, especially Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In our companion diocese of the Dominican Republic, we pray for the congregations in Santo Domingo, especially  San Pedro y San Pablo (St. Peter and St. Paul). 
 
Circle of Prayer

The members of the next New Beginnings team held their team meeting and lock-in at St. Anne's Tifton. After all was said and done they finished the weekend in a circle of prayer, pictured here.
195th Convention of the Diocese of Georgia: November 9-12
For more information, go here. 

Thanksgiving at Honey Creek: noon, Thursday, November 24
Cost is $25 per person, $12 for children eight and under. Lodging available also.
For more information, go here. 

New Beginnings #49, December 2-4
Retreat led by youth for youth in grades seven to nine. Go here to register. 
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Sincerely,                                       
            
Diocesan Staff                             
Episcopal Diocese of Georgia