A226 HD Committee #22 Report #02

House of Deputies Committee 22 - Dispatch of Business presents its Report #02 on Resolution A226 (Honoring St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the Victims of June 16, 2022) and moves:


Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That this 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church hereby recognize and honor the faith and sacrifice of Walter (Bart) Rainey, Sarah (Sharon) Yeager, and Jane Pounds, whose witness demonstrated the call of God’s reconciling purposes by welcoming and eating with the stranger at a church potluck supper; and be it further

Resolved, That the Convention would pause in a moment of prayer and lament for those who died and for our sister parish of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, of the Diocese of Alabama; and be it further

Resolved, That June 16th would be a day of remembrance and prayer; and be it further

Resolved, That we would renew our hope in God’s call to us to embrace the stranger, show kindness to the disheartened, and forgive those who have trespassed against us.