Pentecost-5 (Yr B) June 23, 2024


OPENING HYMN              “O praise ye the Lord!”                            HYMN #432


1  O praise ye the Lord!

        Praise him in the height;

    rejoice in his word,

        ye angels of light;

    ye heavens, adore him

        by whom ye were made,

    and worship before him,

        in brightness arrayed.


2  O praise ye the Lord!

        Praise him upon earth,

    in tuneful accord,

        all ye of new birth;

    praise him who hath brought you

        his grace from above,

    praise him who hath taught you

        to sing of his love.


3  O praise ye the Lord!

        All things that give sound;

    each jubilant chord

        re-echo around;

    loud organs, his glory

        forth tell in deep tone,

    and sweet harp, the story

          of what he hath done.



4  O praise ye the Lord!

        Thanksgiving and song

    to him be outpoured

        all ages along!

    For love in creation,

        for heaven restored,

    for grace of salvation,

        O praise ye the Lord!




Celebrant             Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
     People              And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen.


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom all secrets
are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name: through Christ
our Lord. Amen.



HYMN OF PRAISE          “Glory to God”          HYMN #S280

This will be spoken if there is no organist.


1. Glory to God in the highest!
Peace to his people on earth.


2. Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.


3. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,


4. you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;


5. you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.


6. For you alone are the Holy One,
for you alone are the Lord,


7. you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.



Celebrant          The Lord be with you.
      People          And also with you

Celebrant          Let us pray.




O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never
fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your
loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


                                      Please be seated.


First Lesson       1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-45    A lesson from the first book of Samuel


The Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And there came out from the camp
of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits
and a span. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a
coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. He had
greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders.
The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head
weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him. He
stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for
battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for
yourselves, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me,
then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you
shall be our servants and serve us.” And the Philistine said, “Today I defy the
ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel
heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.


Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting
with the Philistines. David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper,
took the provisions, and went as Jesse had commanded him. He came to the encampment
as the army was going forth to the battle line, shouting the war cry. Israel
and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. David left the things
in charge of the keeper of the baggage, ran to the ranks, and went and greeted
his brothers. As he talked with them, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath
by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines, and spoke the same words
as before. And David heard him.


David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go
and fight with this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against
this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior
from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his
father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, I went
after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned
against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it. Your servant has
killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of
them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.” David said, “The Lord,
who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me
from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lordbe
with you!” Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head
and clothed him with a coat of mail. David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor,
and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul,
“I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.” So David removed them.
Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi,
and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and
he drew near to the Philistine.


The Word of the Lord            People:  Thanks be to God.



PSALM                   Psalm 9:9-20             Please read responsively


9 The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, *
a refuge in time of trouble.


10 Those who know your Name will put their trust in you, *
for you never forsake those who seek you, O Lord.


11 Sing praise to the Lord who dwells in Zion; *
proclaim to the peoples the things he has done.


12 The Avenger of blood will remember them; *
he will not forget the cry of the afflicted.


13 Have pity on me, O Lord; *
see the misery I suffer from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gate of death;


14 So that I may tell of all your praises
and rejoice in your salvation *
in the gates of the city of Zion.


15 The ungodly have fallen into the pit they dug, *
and in the snare they set is their own foot caught.


16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice; *
the wicked are trapped in the works of their own hands.


17 The wicked shall be given over to the grave, *
and also all the peoples that forget God.


18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, *
and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.


19 Rise up, O Lord, let not the ungodly have the upper hand; *
let them be judged before you.


20 Put fear upon them, O Lord; *
let the ungodly know they are but mortal.



EPISTLE  2 Corinthians 6: 1-13    A Reading from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians.


As we work together with Christ, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God
in vain. For he says,


“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”


See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting
no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but
as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great
endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots,
labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness
of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the
weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor,
in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;
as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see– we are alive; as punished,
and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making
many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.


We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There
is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return– I speak as to children–
open wide your hearts also.


The Word of the Lord.             Response    Thanks be to God.



GRADUAL        “Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us”                             HYMN #559


1  Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

          o’er the world’s tempestuous sea;

     guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,

          for we have no help but thee,

     yet possessing every blessing,

          if our God our Father be.


2  Savior, breathe forgiveness o’er us;

          all our weakness thou dost know;

     thou didst tread this earth before us;

          thou didst feel its keenest woe;

     yet unfearing, persevering,

          to thy passion thou didst go.


3  Spirit of our God, descending,

          fill our hearts with heavenly joy;

     love with every passion blending,

          pleasure that can never cloy;

     thus provided, pardoned, guided,

          nothing can our peace destroy.



GOSPEL                    Mark 4:35-41

Gospeler     The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
    People     Glory to you Lord Christ.


When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other
side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just
as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves
beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in
the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher,
do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and
said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead
calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they
were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even
the wind and the sea obey him?”


Response      Praise to you Lord Christ



SERMON                                                                                         The Rev. Cricket Park



We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:

  by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin 

            Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death

   and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

     he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the


He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.



                           THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE


The Leader and People pray responsively

Leader      In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.


For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.


For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.


For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.


For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.


For the peace and unity of the Church of God;

For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.


For Michael our Presiding Bishop, and Kristin, Ken, Nedi, and Wendall our Bishops;
and for all bishops and other ministers;

For all who serve God in the Church.


For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.


Silence     (The People may add their own petitions.)


Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.


We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.


Silence (The People may add their own thanksgivings.)


We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.


We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

Silence (The People may add their own petitions.)


Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.


We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.


Silence may be kept.


Leader and People
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
in your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus
Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in
eternal life.  Amen.




Celebrant:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People:       And also with you.





OFFERTORY HYMN        “Let us ever walk with thee”                          Dan Forrest


At this time the ushers will collect this week’s offering.



Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



                 THE HOLY COMMUNION


Celebrant       The Lord be with you.                   

People            And also with you.

Celebrant      Lift up your hearts.

People          We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People          It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.


For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new people in Jesus Christ our
Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.


Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all
the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your


Celebrant and People                                                              HYMNAL 1982 #S130

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.


                    The people stand or kneel. Then the Celebrant continues


We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made
known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken
through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in
these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior
and Redeemer of the world.


In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In
him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of
death into life.


On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he
had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat:
This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”


After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to
them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is
shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this
for the remembrance of me.”


Therefore, according to his command, O Father,


Celebrant and People


We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory;


And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting
to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.


We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may
be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us
to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified
by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ,
and bring us to that heavenly country where, with Mark and all your saints, we may
enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our


By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is
yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.  AMEN.


As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be
done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and
deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now
and forever.  Amen.


THE FRACTION ANTHEM           “Alleluia, alleluia”                       Hymn #S115

Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast.

Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia


If there is no musician:
Celebrant        Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Response        Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.



Celebrant   Behold who you are; may you become one with the one you receive.


All are invited to God’s table. Receive the bread with outstretched hands. You may
sip from the chalice or lightly dip the wafer into the wine. (Please use hand sanitizer
available in the aisle.) If you prefer a blessing, cross your arms over your chest as a
signal to the ministers.


COMMUNION HYMN        “God is love; let heaven adore Him”                 HYMN #379


1  God is Love, let heaven adore him;

        God is Love, let earth rejoice;

    let creation sing before him

        and exalt him with one voice.

    God who laid the earth’s foundation,

        God who spread the heaven above,

    God who breathes through all creation:

        God is Love, eternal Love.


2  God is Love; and Love enfolds us,

        all the world in one embrace:

    with unfailing grasp God holds us,

        every child of every race.

    And when human hearts are breaking

        under sorrow’s iron rod,

    then we find that selfsame aching

        deep within the heart of God.


3  God is Love; and though with blindness

        sin afflicts all human life,

    God’s eternal loving-kindness

        guides us through our earthly strife.

    Sin and death and hell shall never

        o’er us final triumph gain;

    God is Love, so Love for ever

        o’er the universe must reign.




Celebrant       Let us pray.

Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord.  Amen



The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen.


RECESSIONAL HYMN                  “Almighty Father, strong to save”                Hymn #579


1  Almighty Father, strong to save,

     whose arm hath bound the restless wave,

     who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep

     its own appointed limits keep:

     O hear us when we cry to thee

     for those in peril on the sea.


2  O Christ, the Lord of hill and plain

     o’er which our traffic runs amain

     by mountain pass or valley low;

     wherever, Lord, thy people go,

     protect them by thy guarding hand

     from every peril on the land.


3  O Spirit, whom the Father sent

     to spread abroad the firmament;

     O Wind of heaven, by thy might

     save all who dare the eagle’s flight,

     and keep them by thy watchful care

     from every peril in the air.


4  O Trinity of love and power,

     our people shield in danger’s hour;

     from rock and tempest, fire and foe,

     protect them wheresoe’re they go;

     thus evermore shall rise to thee

     glad praise from space, air, land, and sea.




         The congregation is dismissed.

Response      Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia


POSTLUDE                  “Trumpet tune for organ”                              Richard E. Frey


Please join us for coffee in the Fellowship Room of the Community Building.


Welcome to St. Mark’s! During the service, please assume the postures of prayer and
devotion as best suits your ability. If you are able, please stand for the Gospel, singing
hymns, and the prayers. Kneeling and sitting are also appropriate for the prayers of
the people and the Eucharistic prayers. Remember, the posture of your heart is more
important to God than the position of your body.


Ministry Assignments for June 23, 2024
Acolyte: TBA
Lay Readers: Gabe Walch and Carol Williamson
Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Jim Rudd
Tech Table: Dave Reuter
Ushers: Tony Rubino, Carol Williamson
Counters: Tony Rubino and TBA
Open/Close: Wagner/Reuter
Coffee Hour: (on the bulletin board!)
Altar Guild: Katherine Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber


Ministry Assignments for June 30, 2024
Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day
Lay Readers: Don Nancarrow and Jim Rudd
Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Tech Table: Dave Reuter
Ushers: Wayne Harper and Jim Rudd
Counters: Janet Reuter and Kendall Rubino
Open/Close: Wagner/Rubino
Coffee Hour: TBA
Altar Guild: Katherine Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber


Upcoming Events
June 20-28—General Convention of the Episcopal Church
June 23—5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 25—Softball at Fairborn Ball Park
June 26—St. Arbucks Coffee Ministry
June 26—Psalms and Shawarma at Cedarland Restaurant and Bakery
June 30—6th Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday School Recognition


We have openings for coffee hour. Please sign up to help on the bulletin board sheets
next to the church office. The sign-ups for flowers and candles are there also.


If you are unable to serve on your date, please find your substitute and notify the
church office.


Upcoming Events
June 16—4th Sunday after Pentecost
June 18—Softball at 8:30pm at Fairborn Ball Park
June 19—Psalms and Shawarma at Cedarland Restaurant and Bakery
June 19—Juneteenth
June 20-28—General Convention of the Episcopal Church
June 23—5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 30—6th Sunday after Pentecost and teacher recognition


Canterbury Court (CCT) Ministry Opportunities
Arts & Crafts Classes: Provide materials and conduct class for “Make it & Take it” classes for
10 residents of CCT at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on June 17, July 15, and/or August 19. Contact
Jim Rudd if you are interested in any of those dates

Annual Friends Luncheon: Provide chicken noodle soup for 20 people to Jim Rudd
on June 23. Provide dessert (cookies or brownies) for 20 people to Jim Rudd on June 23.



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Hope4Riverside continues its yearly school supplies drive. (Wait! Didn’t we start summer
vacation just yesterday?) St. Mark’s has offered to provide 150 pairs of scissors
for grades PreK-5. Please see Jim Rudd for more information.


Adult Forum goes on the road: Psalms and Schwarma
What’s your favorite Psalm? There are 150 of these ‘songs’ in Scripture. If you say the
Daily Office, you’ll go through them at least twice a year. But, what are they all about?
Why are some of the verses disturbing as well as comforting? Mark your calendars for
6:30pm, this week and continuing through August. Grab your Bible and head for Cedarland
Lebanese Restaurant on Linden Avenue in Riverside/Dayton.


Prayer Retreat presented by Forward Movement
Led by Scott Gunn and Miriam McKenney July 8-10 at the Transfiguration Community Center in Cincinnati.
A disciple’s work begins in prayer. Spend time deepening your prayer life in communi-ty with others at the beautiful Transfiguration Spirituality Center. $200 all inclusive; $120 for Diocese of Southern Ohio members; $75 commuter rate. Meals and lodging are included. Register at


St. Arbuck’s Coffee Ministry
Be a part of local witness to God’s love and St. Mark’s fellowship. Join us at the Star-bucks Café inside the Kroger store across the street. Spend the morning or just stop by for a few minutes. Evangelism goes down better with a cappuchino! Plus, you can shop for the St. Paul’s Food Pantry while you’re there!


How the Episcopal Church elects the Presiding Bishop
The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding
Bishop (JNCPB) is composed of 20 people. Five bishops were elected by the House
of Bishops, and five clergy and five lay people were elected by the House of Deputies
(Canon I.2.1.a). Two members between ages 16-21 were appointed by the president
of the House of Deputies (Canon I.2.1.a). Three members were jointly appointed by
the presiding bishop and House of Deputies president to ensure the cultural and geographic
diversity of the church and skillsets needed for effective service on the committee
(Canon I.2.1.c). The members serve a three-year term that concludes with the
close of 81st General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.


On April 2, 2024, after two-and-one-half years of work, the JNCPB announced the
names of its four nominees to stand for election at the 81st General Convention of The
Episcopal Church in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 23 to 28.


They are:
• Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska Bishop J. Scott Barker
• Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez
• Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe (who also
serves as bishop provisional of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York)
• Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright.
• Episcopal Diocese of Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe (joined the
slate on April 16 as a nominee by petition.)


The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop will host a
“Meet the Nominees” event at the Marriott Commonwealth Grand Ballroom (280 W.
Jefferson St.) on Friday, June 21, from 4-6 p.m. EDT. A livestream will be available
here. The session will later be available for on-demand viewing
After video introductions of each nominee, the nominees will respond to questions
prepared by the committee. Questions will be drawn randomly from five categories:
diversity, inclusion and equity; leadership and administration; reconciliation; spiritual
and self-care; and care of creation. The nominees will be allotted three minutes for
each response.


On Tuesday, June 25, the JNCPB will formally present the nominees during a joint
session of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies “for the consideration of
the two Houses in the choice of a Presiding Bishop” (Canon 1.2.1.g). There will be
no other nominations from the floor. The joint session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to
noon EDT. A livestream will be available.


June 26
Following the Convention Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, bishops
with seat, voice, and vote will gather at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Louisville
for the election. The bishops cast ballots until a presiding bishop is elected “by
a vote of a majority of all bishops, excluding retired bishops not present, except that
whenever two-thirds of the House of Bishops are present a majority vote shall suffice”
(Constitution I.3).


Once there is an election, the current presiding bishop sends a delegation from the
House of Bishops to report the result to the president of the House of Deputies, including
the number of votes cast for each nominee on each ballot. The House of
Deputies must vote to confirm or not to confirm such choice of presiding bishop
(Canon 1.2.1.g).


Before doing so, the president of the House of Deputies refers the name to the
House of Deputies legislative committee on the Confirmation of the Election of the
Presiding Bishop without announcing the name to the House of Deputies. The legislative
committee, chaired by Deputy Tess Judge of the Episcopal Diocese of East
Carolina, will then meet to adopt a report and resolution to present to the House of
Deputies on whether to confirm the choice of the House of Bishops. The House of
Deputies will receive the report and proceed to vote on the recommendation. At the
conclusion of the vote of the House of Deputies, the president of the House of Deputies
will appoint a delegation from the House of Deputies to notify the House of
Bishops of the action taken. The bishops remain in the cathedral and must refrain
from any communication outside the cathedral throughout the election and until the
confirmation is received.


Once the House of Bishops receives the confirmation, the presiding bishop-elect, at
the invitation of the president of House of Deputies, is then presented to the House
of Deputies, along with family members present at the convention, and may address
the house.


The presiding bishop-elect will be the preacher at the closing General Convention
Eucharist on Friday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will
be the presider. A livestream will be available here.


Nov. 1
The Presiding Bishop takes office on Nov. 1, 2024. Details about that transition and
celebration will be announced after General Convention.




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A prayer for St. Mark’s in a time of transition:

O Lord, Father of life and change, of new and old: You gifted us with abilities to speak and listen, to hear and decide, to choose and know. We thank you for teaching us how to used these abilities, though we must at times remember to combine them with patience. Remind us to speak with kindness, to listen to understand, to hear all voices, to decide on what is just and true, to choose the path of peace, and to know we are not alone. Be with us in this time of transition, that it is as effective as it is unsettling, as comforting as it is confusing. And never leave our side on the journey ahead, as we strive for an unknown destination. In the name of your Son Jesus, who walks alongside us, we pray. Amen.


(written by Elizabeth Wagner-Weber)

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