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September 14, 2017

    Sunday, September 17, Pentecost 15. The liturgical color is  green.  

The Episcopal Church in Utah turned 150 years old in August.  As we celebrate, we bring you a bit of history in each newsletter. 

Cathedral Church of St. Mark

The Salt Lake Herald of June 9, 1871 reported that the bell at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark sounded for the first time and gave "forth some very sweet tones." It stated the bell weighed 800 pounds with another 340 pounds for the frame that secured it to the steeple. The original bell cracked in 1881 and the current bell you see in the photo was installed. 

Bishop Hayashi 's Fall Message  

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi offers some meaningful comments abut these difficult times that we face this fall. He welcomes all back to church from their summer vacations and prays for peace.  
Southeast Region Celebrates 150th Anniversary
On Saturday, September 9th, seventy people gathered at the Episcopal Church of St. Francis, Moab, UT, to enjoy food, laughter, fellowship and stories at the first of the Regional Celebrations of the 150th year of the Episcopal Church in Utah. Guests enjoyed stories from members of the congregation and the Rt. Rev. Scott Hayashi. Bishop Hayashi also dedicated the new labyrinth at St. Francis with reflection and prayer.  The celebration continued on Sunday with the Bishop celebrating the Eucharist and preaching. 

The regional celebrations coincide with the Bishop's annual visits to congregations around the diocese. Please see the 150th website at:  to see where the next festivities will be held. 

 Letter From the Bishop on the Executive Order
 to Rescind the Dream Act 

Bishop Hayashi reminds us that the dreamers are people we know and care about. He offers his thoughts, beliefs and a call to action in a letter regarding the executive order to rescind the Dream Act.   Click here to read the Bishop's letter.  


Mountain Dell Golf Course
The Episcopal Diocese of Utah would like to invite you to join us at a golf outing to celebrate our Episcopal heritage, enjoy friends, the mountain air and breathtaking views of fall foliage.
The golf event will be held Saturday, September 16th at  Mountain Dell Golf Course. It will be a "scramble" format.
Those interested are welcome to enter as a single player, two-player team or four-player team. Those who enter as single players or two-player teams will be matched up with other golfers for the scramble.
For more information, please click  here.

(L) Joanna Onoroto, MVMC; (C) Rev. David Sakrison, St. Francis Episcopal Church; (R) Katlyn Keane, MVMC 

In August, long-time community partner  St. Francis Episcopal Church, Moab, Utah,  approached  Moab Valley Multicultural Center/Centro Multicultural (MVMC) and offered to purchase backpacks to ease the burden on families with children returning to school this fall.
MVMC instituted a social media campaign and 34 brand-new backpacks were purchased locally for kids ages 5-15. Additionally, members of the Interfaith Council provided school supplies such as pencils, paper, crayons and glue.

God and Human Suffering
Conversations on 21st Century Genetics 
and Our Shared Future

Join with clergy, theologians, scientists and bioethicists for presentations and conversations about this thought provoking topic

DATE:           October 6-7, 2017
LOCATION:  Episcopal Church Center of Utah (ECCU)
                         75 South 200 East, SLC UT 84111
T he registration link follows:  

camp tuttle


WHEN:     Friday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. 
                 to Sunday October 8th at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Camp Tuttle, Big Cottonwood Canyon
WHO:       Junior and Senior High Youth (Grades 6-12)
COST:      *$60 per participant, $75 after October 2nd.  
REGISTER:  under registration tab or 

Camp Tuttle is a place where kids ages 8-18 can come to make friends, be themselves and forget about their differences.  Camp is staffed with friendly and professional young adults and designed to build community together in nature and celebrate God's love.  Lessons, morals and friendships developed at camp can last a lifetime.

Join us for a fun filled weekend in the mountains, replete with love and faith, to enjoy the changing colors of the season.  We will celebrate with a Halloween party and decorate pumpkins! Bring a small pumpkin and yor costume! No weapons or scary costumes please.   Click here for more information.  

* For questions and scholarship requests, email Karen Gleeson at
Episcopal Diocese of Utah        
ECW Women's Go! Series*
Women of Faith Living in Community
Panel Discussion
Sat, Oct 14th, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Escalante Room, Episcopal Church Center of Utah (ECCU)
75 S 200 E SLC, UT
You are invited to come, listen, and join in the conversation as
Diocesan women, who are leaders in our community,
talk about their lives - where they live and work as they live out their faith.
Click here to see the panelists. 
Suggested Donation: $15 or more (be generous)
Fundraiser for the Rev Becca Stevens Event, November 12-14, 2017
Love Heals: Raising awareness of those who suffer abuse through human trafficking, domestic abuse or other means.
Please register No Later Than Monday, October 9, 2017, at

*The Go! Series provides an opportunity to gather in conversation to discuss matters that are important to our faith community.


Are you interested in participating in a Happening Event?
DATE:  Friday, November 17 - 7:00 p.m. - to Sunday November 19, at Noon.  
             LOCATION: All Saints Episcopal Church - 1710 Foothill Drive, SLC, UT

Happening is a renewal weekend for high school youth. It is unique because it is a retreat primarily led by teenagers for teenagers.  It is an inspirational retreat, full of music, discusion, surprises, laughter and new friends.

Register at:   under the registration tab or go to:

If you have attended a previous happening event, you are eligible to be a youth leader.  
Contact Karen Gleeson for further information: or 801-322-4131

For more information regarding the regional celebrations for the 150th Anniversary, please visit 

You can access the online RSVP form by clicking here.

Calendar Notes

Evening Communion at All Saints
Evening Communion incorporates hymns, instrumental music, prayer, readings and time for reflection. All are welcome.  
DATE:   Sunday, September 17, 2017
TIME:    7 :
00 p.m. 
PLACE:  All Saints Episcopal Church - 1710 Foothill Dr. SLC, UT
Clergy Conference
  DATE:   October 8-10 (Sunday Evening through Tuesday lunch)