ECMN Convention 2023

ECMN Convention 2023


Revive|Restore: Love is Repairing the Breach

The 166th Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota
November 10-11, 2023
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie
Special Guest: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Thursday, November 9: Evensong & Reception
All Convention attendees are invited to attend Evensong and a social gathering on Thursday evening at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, beginning at 5:30pm. 

FRIDAY, November 10, St. Andrew Lutheran Church

Network: ECMN Wifi
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We will be using the virtual tool VPoll again, as we have done for the last two Conventions. Please remember to bring a wireless device like a smartphone, laptop, or tablet that has the ability to connect to wifi. You will receive your voting access information when you check in on Friday morning. 

The 2023 Business Booklet can be found here.
Find a Business Booklet Supplement here.

- Check-in Opens (Fellowship Hall)
                 - Resource Fair Opens (Fellowship Hall)
                 - Breakfast (served in Narthex)
9:30         - Morning Prayer (Sanctuary)
10am       - Opening of Convention
10:05       - Bishop's Address - livestreamed on Facebook
- Lunch (served in Narthex)
12:30pm - Convention Business Meeting (Sanctuary)
2:30         - Break
3:30        - Eucharist with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching - livestreamed on Facebook
                   The offering will go to the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Click here to give. 
- Break
6pm       - Dinner (served in Sanctuary)

SATURDAY, November 11
Revive|Restore: Love is Repairing the Breach, 9am
with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, St. Andrew Lutheran Church - open to all

Register for in person or livestream here.
Registrants for Convention are automatically registered for Saturday's event, which is open to everyone! 

In partnership with our Lutheran siblings at Church Anew, a ministry of St. Andrew, we will gather together to tend the garden of our shared Christian calling, planting the seeds of hope and watering the sprouts of the new life that the Spirit is bringing forth even now. 

We will raise our voices in prayer, praise, and song, to revive our commitment to the Way of Jesus and to one another, and to restore our hope and commitment to repairing the breaches in our lives and communities. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the keynote speaker, with music from Theodicy Jazz Collective. 

Hay interpretación en español en vivo disponible. Si desea aprovechar, favor de buscar un voluntario en la entrada.

Live Spanish interpretation is available. If you'd like to take advantage of this, please find a volunteer upon arrival.

Church Anew is a Spirit-led movement that nourishes Christian leaders and ignites communities of faith by setting an inclusive table of belonging and developing resources for a fresh, bold, and faithful witness in the world. Church Anew provides learning gatherings, ready-made resources, and ongoing content to equip congregations and Christian leaders to make fresh proclamation of good news to a world that longs for healing.

The Theodicy Jazz Collective was formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2006 and grew during residency at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2008 to 2012. The band creates and leads services for a multitude of churches and cathedrals from Los Angeles to London, Minnesota to Mississippi, and offers lectures and workshops at high schools and colleges including Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale Universities. Incorporating sounds from the traditions of jazz and gospel music and rhythms from Latin America and Africa, the music is a constant prayer, sometimes a shout of joy, sometimes a call to action, sometimes a cry for hope. Theodicy has provided music for conferences and in communities such as the National Council of Churches, the Washington National Cathedral, The House of Bishops and General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and Canterbury Cathedral.

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer.

Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy, and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love, and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.”

Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland until his 2000 election as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He graduated with high honors from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets.