Daily Briefing

Daily Brief: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday will be hot and sunny, with a high of 98 degrees.

Prayers for today: Henry Venn, John Venn and Henry Venn the younger
Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797, 1813 & 1873

Henry Venn was born in Barnes in March of 1725. After studying at Cambridge, he was ordained and served several parishes in the area. In 1750, he became a curate in Surrey, developing the evangelical principles for which he is known. He moved to London in 1753, becoming curate of Clapham the following year, and his son John Venn was born there in March 1759. Later that year, Henry took his family to Huddersfield where he had been appointed vicar. He worked assiduously to the point of exhaustion, and the family remained there until 1771 when Henry became Vicar of Yelling in Huntingdonshire.

John Venn was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and became Rector of Little Dunham in Norfolk and eventually of Clapham in 1792. He was one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society in 1797. It was at Clapham that he became a central figure in the group of religious philanthropists known as the Clapham Sect. John was also an active participator in the movement for the abolition of the slave trade.

John’s son, Henry Venn, was born at Clapham in 1796. After his time in Cambridge, he was ordained and held various livings, but in 1846 he devoted himself entirely to the work of the Church Missionary Society. He was secretary for thirty-two years and his organizing gifts and sound judgment made him the leading spirit in the Society. In his later years, he was recognized as a leader of the Evangelical body of the Church of England. The elder Henry Venn died on 24 June 1797 at his son’s rectory in Clapham. John Venn died at Clapham on this day in 1813; and his son Henry died at Mortlake on 13 January 1873.

Prayer: for today: The O God of all the nations of the earth: Remember the multitudes who have been created in your image but have not known the redeeming work of our Savior Jesus Christ; and grant that, by the prayers and labors of your holy Church, they may be brought to know and worship you as you have been revealed in your Son; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

What you need to know and where you need to be

7:30-900AM: Legislative Committee Meetings

9:30AM-10:45AM: Community Eucharist

11:15-1:00PM: Legislative Session

2:15-3:15PM: Joint Session Program Budget and Finance

3:00PM: Exhibits Close

3:45-6:15PM: Legislative Session

7:00-8:30PM: Diocese of Utah Event

*Please check the virtual binders and old-fashioned bulletin board for updated versions of the schedule, as information published here is based on the online draft.

Legislative committee meetings 7:30-9AM:

Those committees that list open hearings and have business listed for their morning hearings include

 

Committee Room # Salt Palace Resolution
Social Justice and United States Policy 255C A182, A183

Details of all resolutions by topic may be found in the virtual binder, or online at: http://www.generalconvention.org/home/legislative-resources/resolution-topics


Evening Events of Note: 

7:00PM Diocese of Utah Event

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