Anniversaries to Celebrate for GC Deputies (1994-2009) and Bishops

Anniversaries to Celebrate
for GC Deputies (1994-2009) and Bishops

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    Thu Apr 24 00:03:10 EDT 2014
  1. ***LGBT: Today is the birthday (1926) of Rt. Rev. Otis Charles, retired Bishop of Utah, retired Dean of Episcopal Divinity School, out gay bishop, treasured friend of so many of us, husband of Felipe Sanchez Paris, champion of justice issues galore.....
  2. Anniversary of The Rev. Dr. Peyon G. Craighill -- deputy from Taiwan in 1997
  3. Anniversary of The Rt. Rev. Otis Charles -- Retired Bishop of Utah. Spouse: Felipe Paris
  4. Anniversary of The Very Rev. Dr. Ashton Brooks ajbrooks23@yahoo.com -- deputy from Virgin Islands in 2009 2006 2003 2000
  5. Anniversary of The Very Rev. Ernesto Medina ermedina60@cox.net -- deputy from Nebraska in 2009
  6. Birthday of Mrs. Susan J. Miles -- deputy from Nebraska in 2000 1997 1994
  7. Birthday of Ms. Carol Moggo cmoggo@hotmail.com -- deputy from Eastern Michigan in 2009 2006
  8. Birthday of Ms. Lana Goodwin Black goodwinblack@yahoo.com -- deputy from Kentucky in 2006
  9. Birthday of The Rev. Canon Jo Ann T. Ford -- deputy from Kansas in 2006 2003
  10. Birthday of The Rev. K. Michael Harmuth -- deputy from Dallas in 1997 1994
  11. Birthday of The Rev. Stanley Joe Smith -- deputy from Kentucky in 2003
  12. Birthday of The Rev. Susan Snook nativitychurchaz@yahoo.com -- deputy from Arizona in 2009
  13. Birthday of The Rt. Rev. Harold Hopkins nhop@AOL.com -- Retired Bishop of North Dakota
  14. Birthday of The Rt. Rev. Otis Charles -- Retired Bishop of Utah
  15. Ordination of The Rev. Carter Paden padeniii@bellsouth.net to priesthood on 4/24/1988 -- deputy from East Tennessee in 2000 1997
  16. Ordination of The Rev. Dr. Mary Jane Francis retclergy@comcast.net to priesthood on 4/24/1985 -- deputy from Olympia in 1997
  17. Ordination of The Rev. Jan Kozak kozaks@dishmail.net to priesthood on 4/24/2003 -- deputy from Eastern Oregon in 2009
  18. Ordination of The Rev. Robert L. Sessum bsessum@iglou.com to priesthood on 4/24/1971 -- deputy from Lexington in 2009 2006 2003 2000 1997

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servant[s] N.... as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  (BCP 830)
 

O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  (BCP 431)

Holy God, you promised Abraham and Sarah that you would bless them so that their descendants would be a blessing to all humankind. As Jacob wrestled with you throughout the night, refusing to let you go until you blessed him, grant each of us the courage to claim your blessing as our baptismal birthright. Open the ears of our bishops and General Convention deputies so that we can hear what your Holy Spirit is saying to the church. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen (By John Clinton Bradley)

Therefore, Father, through Jesus Christ your Son, give your Holy Spirit to N.; fill her with grace and power, and make her a priest in your Church. May she exalt you, O Lord, in the midst of your people; offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to you; boldly proclaim the gospel of salvation; and rightly administer the sacraments of the New Covenant. Make her a faithful pastor, a patient teacher, and a wise councilor. Grant that in all things she may serve without reproach, so that your people may be strengthened and your Name glorified in all the world. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.

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