The Rev. Bill Pursley and the Rev. Judith Doran, convention chaplains, set up a chapel for convention using a military chaplain set that was used in the field by an Army chaplain in World War II. Chaplain sets were issued to individual chaplains, not companies. Information about the chaplain this set was issued to is unknown. The chaplain set was acquired by the Rev. Bill Bales and given to Rev. Pursley.
The convention chapel
A nominee forum was held before the convention was called to order. The forum gave nominees a chance to introduce themselves to the delegates and answer any questions they might have.
Convention was opened on Veteran's Day with a Presentation of Colors by the Wright-Patterson Honor Guard.
Chaplain Col. Scott Ofsdahl welcomed the diocese to Wright-Patterson AFB
The Rev. Mike Kreutzer, dean of the Dayton Deanery, welcomed the diocese to Dayton and the Wright-Patterson AFB.
Delegates consider their votes for the various elected positions
A Dayton Deanery volunteer page collects ballots during the first voting session
A voting by orders was necessary for passage of resolutions dissolving the union between the diocese and two congregations, St. Philip's, Northside, and St. Cyprian of Carthage, Columbus.
Interpreters were available during the entire legislative session for those who are hearing impared.
Delegates participated in Bible Study following the first balloting. Two passages were discussed; Isaiah 40:27-41 and Exodus 19:1-6
Delegates participated in Bible Study
Members of the head table participated in Bible Study
Canes Nicolas, member of Good Shepherd, Athens, speaks about growing up in Port-ua-Prince, Haiti, and the impact of the Cathedral there.
The Very Rev. Steve Carlson, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Indianapolis, spoke to convention about the rebuilding of the Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and how his community responded to the rebuilding efforts.
Churck Harris, senior warden at Christ Church Cathedral, announced a $30,000 grant that the Cathedral will make to the Cathedral in Haiti.
Bishop Breidenthal challenged the congregations of the diocese to meet or beat the $30,000 Cathedral grant. The bishop then will match whatever the diocese raises through a grant from the Procter Fund. He then announced that the offering from the convention Eucharist would kick-off the campaign.
Delegates consider their votes during a second voting session.
Maddy Bible, member of Calvary, Clifton and part of the youth delegation, gave witness to the diocesan youth program and what it means in her life.
Operation Gratitude: Convention delegates were given the opportunity to write a personal note to an active service member or a military family. Nearly 400 cards were written.
The Rev. Judith Doran, convention chaplain, leads Evening Prayer.
The Rev. Bill Pursley, convention chaplain, leads Evening Prayer.
Exhibit space at convention highlights many ministries going on around the diocese, as well as several vendors selling religious products and goods.
During the convention banquet, Bishop Breidenthal recognized the Rev. Canon Karl Ruttan's ministry to the diocese as the canon for life formation. Canon Ruttan will be retiring at the end of the year.
Canon Ruttan recognized the ministry of Kay Sturm, administrative assistant for the Center of Life Formation and the convention registrar. Kay has resigned her position effective the end of the year.
Bishop Price, Jon Boss, the Rev. David McCoy and the Rev. David Ruppe recognized Jane Dupke Curry for her 16 years of service as Executive Assistant to Bishop Price and office manager at the Bishop's Center in Columbus. Jane's posisiton is ending at the end of the year as Bishop Price will retire in 2012 and the diocese will close the Bishop's Center as of Dec. 31.
Bishop Breidenthal presents Jane with a new laptop computer and the best wishes from the diocese for her future endeavors.
An acolyte prepares for Eucharist by practicing with this dove kite.
Congregations of the Dayton Deanery brought their chalices and patens for the convention Eucharist.
It takes a lot of bread to feed 500 delegates!
A group of Rwandan singers from St. Andrew's, Dayton, sang songs from their native land in a prelude to the Eucharist. The singers are directed by Simone Ingreed Mugwaneza.
A group of Rwandan singers from St. Andrew's, Dayton, sang songs from their native land in a prelude to the Eucharist.
The convention choir, directed by John Johns, music director at St. Paul's, Dayton
A member of the convention choir
Chris Jeffrey, trumpeter
John Johns, director and accompanist
The convention Eucharist
Bailey Leo, member of Calvary, Clifton, read the first reading Isaiah 12:1-6.
Claire Schottlekotte, left, member of Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park, read the second lesson, Romans 10:8b-17. She is joined by Bailey Leo.
The Rev. Stephanie Black Brugger was the Gospeller. John 21:15-17.
The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal preaches the homily
The convention offering, $2957.11, which will be donated to help rebuild the Cathedral in Haiti.
Our interpreters also signed during the Eucharist
Bishop Breidenthal delivers his address to the 137th annual convention
Eric Nelson, member of St. Timothy's, Anderson Twp. and member of the youth delegation, gives his witness to the diocesan youth program and what it means in his life.
The Rev. Bob Moore, husband of Bishop Nedi Rivera, acted as one of the hosts of the luncheon for clergy spouses and partners.
Two of the clergy spouses enjoy fellowship at the Clergy Spouse and Partner luncheon.
Margaret and Bishop Tom Breidenthal enjoy fellowship with some of the spouses of the clergy of the diocese. Margaret acts as one of the hosts for this annual luncheon.
Margaret Breidenthal greets Sherilyn Pearce, wife of the Rev. Scott Gunn.
Delegate Phil Glandon of St. Mark's, Columbus, commends the budgeting process and asks how the 2011 budget is looking at years end.
Delegate Rick Boydston, Church of the Advent, Walnut Hills, speaks on behalf of the work of the Drs. Michael and Anita Dohn, missionaries in the Dominican Republic. R11-01 was a resolution in support of our diocesan missionaries.
The Rev. John Paddock, rector of Christ Church, Dayton, reflects on the ministry of the Very Rev. James Diamond, past dean of Christ Church Cathedral, and his work with the Community of the Cross of Nails on issues of peace and reconciliation. R11-04 was a resolution seeking peace and reconciliation and honoring the ministry of the late Dean Diamond.
Two resolutions, R11-07 and R11-08 were too close to call by voice vote, so delegates voted with cards and show of hands.
The convention closes with the singing of "On Eagles' Wings," the Rev. Nancy Turner Jones, accompanist.
Our interpreter signs the words for "On Eagles' Wings".