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November 17, 2017

    Sunday, November 19, Pentecost 24. The liturgical color is  green.  

The Episcopal Church in Utah Celebrates 150 Years

A relative of The Rev. James Gillogly has just lent the Diocese of Utah a collection of letters written between Bishop Tuttle and the Gillogly family.  James Gillogly was the founding priest of Good Shepherd in Ogden. We see a personal side of our first bishop in a number of the letters, including the conclusion of one written by Bishop Tuttle to Lydia Gillogly after a church meeting at Good Shepherd upon the death of James Gillogly in 1881. The church and Bishop Tuttle pledged to offer financial support to the widow.
St. James' to Host Final 150th Anniversary Celebration
St. James' 7486 Union Park Ave,  Midvale, will host the fifth and final 150th celebration on Saturday, November 18th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Rev. Terri Heyduk observes that "this event
is the culmination of the 'anniversary year' and a joint celebration of our congregations and the ministries we do NOW. Each congregation is encouraged to bring parish banners and information about your ministries. It is my hope that every congregation will be represented. We all have powerful ministries to share with one another. This event is intended to build/renew/deepen relationships in the 'central' region of the diocese. It is also about our hopes/vision for the future - our investment in the ongoing legacy of the Episcopal Church in Utah".
The 150th Celebration is a social event which will include:
  • finger foods, desserts, beverages 
  • historical displays representing the Episcopal church in Utah
  • displays of church ministries today and going forward (from churches around the diocese)
  • remarks by the Bishop
  • a chance to mingle and socialize with our parish, the bishop, and others from around the diocese

Bishop Hayashi
Bishop Hayashi 's Media Messages

Local media frequently ask Bishop Hayashi to comment on social and economic issues that we grapple with as a nation of divergent views and opinions. He often comments that our actions should be guided by The Baptismal Covenant (BCP pg. 304/September 1979 edition)that provides a blueprint on how to live in Christ's image. The words found at the end of the Covenant proclaim that we "will strive for justice and peace among all  people, and respect the dignity of every human being". Click on the links below for a sample  of the Bishop's recent commentaries.

Every person has God given human dignity: "Repairing the wounds of denied human dignity". (Deseret News,
November 5, 2017)

Hate Crimes:
Bishop Hayashihas made hate crime social justice a hallmark of his ministry. He is part of the
following news story
on KUTV by reporter Jeremy Harris:

Firearms in places of worship:  Response to the Salt Lake Tribune's November 7th article on religious
bodies and firearms in
places of worship.

Medicaid expansion ballot initiative:Bishop Hayashi teamed up with Utah Senator Brian
Shiozawa, the Executive Director of the People's Health Clinic, AARP and concerned citizens to
bring the issue directly to voters. Click here to read the Tribune story:

Climate Change: Bishop Hayashi is working with Path to Positive Utah, an organization comprised
of a diverse group of trustedcommunity leaders from local government, public health, higher
education, faith, non-profit and business. The organization's purpose is to understand, prepare for,
and raise awareness about the risks of andsolutions for climate change. Click below to read the

Community Leaders Tackle Climate Change

Bishop's Hayahi takes a stand on climate change.

Camp Tuttle Fundraiser Extravaganza a Huge Success

The First Annual Camp Tuttle Fundraiser Extravaganza brought scores of campers and supporters from around the Diocese to All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday evening, November 11th.   Thanks to everyone for all of your support and donations!  Over $6000 dollars was raised, and will go towards upgrading the ropes course, as well as scholarships to provide youth the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of camp! The food was lovely, the music was beautiful, and the testimonials from campers and counselors were heart warming!  One of the evening's highlights was a three-way bidding war for lunch with Bishop Hayashi.  The bidding ended in a tie which led the auctioneer, Richard "Skruphi" Sutliff, to award the coveted prize to all three bidders.  A group lunch will be held at the beginning of the year.  

Southwest region holds 150th celebration in "the Old West"

Congregations from Utah's southwest and Page, Arizona gathered in a bit of the "Old West." for a cookout style dinner, a tour of a western movie set, and to film a movie. The October 28th event took place at the Little Hollywood complex in Kanab. The assembled group celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Episcopal church in Utah with some movie acting on the old Hollywood set. The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi played the part of the bad guy who was chased out of town by the good guy, played by the Rev. Lee Montgomery. However, the plot became a little confused before we knew what really happened in the film. We thank Amy O'Donnell for the picture of the Bishop posing on the set. 

Bishop Visits Grace Church, St. George 
Bishop Hayashi made his annual visitation to Grace Ch urch,  1072 E 900 S,  St. George, on Sunday, Oct. 29.  In addition to his usual ecclesiastical attire, he sported cowboy boots from the 150th southern Utah  diocesan birthday party the day before. The mostly 55-plus congregation presented two young adults and a tee nager for Confirmation along with another young adult for Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows.  The Very Rev. Stephen Brehe, Interim Priest, quipped, "these young people significantly lowered our average age." During announcements the Bishop noticed that one of the confirmands, Bryce Taylor, had a Fender Telecaster guitar and confessed to the congregation that was jealous.  After Mass, in addition to a reception, the two guitar aficionados huddled for some "guitar talk." Later the Bishop met with the Bishop's Committee and the Search Committee. 
Utah Gun Safety Coalition Meets
Bishop Hayashi hosted the fifth  Utah Gun Safety Coalition dinner and meeting on Tuesday evening, October, 24  at ECCU (Episcopal Church Center of Utah).  The 2018 Legislative Session was the meeting's focus.  Rep. Brian King and Rep. Patrice Arent attended, as did Sen. Dan Thatcher.

Rep. King reported on the national conference for American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention. In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, he also spoke about introducing a Utah Bill that would ban bump stocks - the accessory that turned the Las Vegas shooter's gun into an assault rifle. Questions were raised about why our Legislature has not closed the background check loopholes in our state despite the fact that a majority of Utahns - gun owners and non-owners - favor this legislation.

Sen. Dan Thatcher spoke about the Victim Selection Bill (formerly the Hate Crimes Bill) and explained in detail why the wording change is so critical to passing legislation that will punish those who deliberately target people because they belong to a certain racial, ethnic or LGBTQ groups.

The group also heard from Dee Rowland, Board member, Gun Violence Prevention Center, who attended two national conventions of groups working to end gun violence and delivered over 50 constituent comment letters about gun violence to Utah Senators Hatch and Lee while she was in Washington, D.C.

The Coalition closed the meeting with a tribute to N orma Molen for her contribution as co-founder of the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah -  - and shared details about her memorial service.

Walker Ordained to the Priesthood

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at St. David's, Page, AZ,  t he Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi,  ordained Kathalin Ree Walker to the Sacred Order of Priests  in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.  Following are some of photos of this special event.   Rev. Walker will continue to serve as an Assisting Priest at St. David's.  

Calendar Notes


Advent Lessons & Carols
L essons & Carols is a very old service which consists of nine readings from the bible, appropriate to the season of advent and interspersed with choral

DATE: Sunday, December 3rd
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Cathedral Church of St. Mark,231 E 100 S, SLC, UT

Resilent Salt Lake County
Learn about Salt Lake County's emergency preparedness,and hear from experts from all over the country.

DATE: Wednesday, December 6th
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Salt Palace Convention Center 100 South Temple, Suite 255
COST: Free
Click here to register:

2017 Vigil to #EndGunViolence
A Taize service combined with a candlelight vigil to remember the half a million American killed or injured by guns in the five years since the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings.

DATE: Sunday, December 10th
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: All Saints Church, 1710 Foothill Dr., SLC, UT

Ice Skating Party for Jr/Sr High Youth
Ice skating under the Christmas lights at the Gallivan Skating Rink. Pizza will be served.

DATE: Sunday, December 10th
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Gallivan Skating Rink, 239 Main, SLC, UT
DONATION: $5 suggested.
CONTACT:  Karen Gleeson at: 0r 801-322-4131

Monica Daly
Episcopal Diocese of Utah

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