A301 Gratitude for Special Guests

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Resolved, That in Genesis 15:9, Abram presented to the Lord an offering; and be it further

Resolved, That in Leviticus, they were offered as a sacrifice; and be it further

Resolved, That for over 2,500 years, they have been known as messengers who continue to “return home” because of their superb navigational ability; and be it further

Resolved, That because of their strong connection to house and home, the House of Deputies of the 79th General Convention gives thanks and shows its appreciation for The General Convention Pigeons. We give thanks for their representation of the Holy Spirit when necessary, for providing vital entertainment when needed, and for being gentle guides when "crumbs are left under thy table" or on the floor; and be it further

Resolved, That on behalf of the House, the Episcopal Church in Vermont presents to the President of the House of Deputies, The Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, this gift for all that she has offered, for all she has sacrificed, and for her Loving, Liberating, and Life-Giving messages in the Jesus Movement.

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