Today at General Synod

Blessings and greetings on this Fifth Sunday after Pentecost,

On this last day of Assembly 2023, here’s what you need to know:

TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT: Anyone departing BEFORE 9AM on Monday July 3, please come TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT:

Anyone departing before 9 am on Monday July 3, please come and see Pilar Gateman at the Info Desk for alternate arrangements.

From 9 am to 5pm there are shuttles. All shuttles leave from International House.

If you are flying out between 9 am and 10:50 am, the shuttle departs at 6:30 am

If you are flying out between 11:00 am to 12:25pm, the shuttle departs at 8:30 am

If you are flying out between 12:30 pm to 5pm, the shuttle departs at 10:30 am

If you are flying out after 5pm, see Pilar at the Info Desk.

If your flight time has changed, please also see Pilar at the back of the meeting hall during the afternoon Break.


    • If you have an allergy, please see Pilar at the Information Table.
    • If you are missing a ticket and registered see Pilar at the Information Table.
    • If you don’t need a ticket, come to the info desk.

The shuttles on Sunday to the Banquet leaves Yamnuska Hall at 5:30 p.m. SHARP

If you have accessibility needs, please visit the office in the Bianca room for alternative transportation by the end of Lunch


Breakfast for those staying overnight will be served in The Den from 7:0to 8:15

FOR THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF GENERAL SYNOD: Council of General Synod (CoGS) will meet over lunch on Sunday, July 2 in Cassio A&B. Meeting materials will be circulated shortly.

If you received an iPad for use at General Synod, please return it when finished to the office or to Brian Bukowski or Brian Hung.

Today’s Bible reading is Matthew 10:40-42

Anglican Lutheran Cycle of Prayer. For the week of 2 July 2023, we pray for:
ACC The Rt. Rev. David Greenwood, Bishop, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Athabasca

ACC/ELCIC Let there be greening – Assembly 2023: gathering of Anglicans and Lutherans and celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Full Communion.

From the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, today we pray for Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – Province


Any changes to the schedule will be communicated via the website, plenary hall screens, and through announcements from the head table. 

Quick links: News | Video Archive | Convening Circular | Reports | Resolutions

8:30 am Assembly Closing Eucharist in MacEwan Hall

10:00 am. Break: Coffee & tea available; visit the exhibits

General Synod Session #7 in MacEwan Hall
You will sit in GS Table Seating. Your seat number is found your name tag

10:30 am

  • Orders of the Day
  • General Synod Ministry Video
  • Assembly 2023 Resolution on Peace and Justice in Palestine and Israel

Report: 013 and Resolution: A160

  • Faith, Worship, & Ministry Committee

Report: 008 and Resolutions: A124, A129

  • Noon Prayer

12:00 noon to 1:15 pm Lunch Break. Visit the exhibits
Follow the colored dots on your lanyard to find where you eat. Red is The Den, Green is The Black Lounge, and Blue is the MacEwan Ballroom

Council of General Synod Meeting in Cassio A & B

Bring your lunch from your assigned dining room

General Synod Session #8 in MacEwan Hall
You will sit in GS Table Seating. Your seat number is found your name tag 

1:30 pm

  • General Synod Ministry Video
  • Governance Working Group – First Readings
    Report: 011 with Resolutions: A055, A031, A030-R1
  • C Resolutions:
  • C010 – Crisis in Sudan
  • C008 – Request to House of Bishops Regarding Membership of General Synod
  • C009 – Consensus Decision Making
  • C006 – Discipleship & Evangelism Task Force
  • C001 – Affirm Lund Principle and “Towards a Renewed Ecumenical Strategy”
  • C002 – Medical Assistance in Dying
  • C003 – Supporting Organ, Blood, and Tissue Donation
  • C005 – Anglican Congress
  • C007 – Use of Non-Disclosure and Non-Disparagement Agreements (NDAs)
  • C011 – Communications Policy and the General Synod Office
  • C012 – Process of election to the Council of General Synod
  • C013 – Survey of the Order of Bishops

Any C Resolutions that cannot be dealt with will be delegated to the Council of General Synod.  

  • Motion of Thanks
  • Closing Remarks
  • Prorogation of Forty-Third Session of General Synod

4:00 pm  General Synod Closing Worship

Closing Banquet Hosted by the Diocese of Calgary
Heritage Park Gasoline Alley Museum
Sponsored by Anglican Foundation of Canada and The Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund 

  • 5:30 pm SHARP  Buses leave for Heritage Park from Yamnuska Hall
  • 6:00 pm Cash Bar Mix n’ Mingle Reception
  • 7:00 pm Three Course Plated Dinner
  • 9:15 pm Buses back to University of Calgary 

Grace and peace to all.

Matthew 10:40-42


40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous, 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

John 15:12-17

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing, but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

John 21:15-19

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 11:33-36

The Light of the Body

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket; rather, one puts it on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but if it is unhealthy, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 But if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Matthew 8:1-4

Jesus Cleanses a Man

8 When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him, and there was a man with a skin disease who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be made clean!” Immediately his skin disease was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”