April 7, 2017

Sunday, April 9th, Palm Sunday. The liturgical color is red.

As the Episcopal Church nears its 150th anniversary in Utah, we are looking at our history through pictures and artifacts in each newsletter.

Bishop Daniel Tuttle was not alone in establishing our church in the frontier in 1867. His brother-in-law, The Rev. George Foote (left), and fellow New Yorker, The Rev. Edward Goddard (right), were instrumental in founding the new Missionary District of Montana, Idaho and Utah under Bishop Tuttle. Fr. Foote started St. Mark's School and is responsible for starting the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. Fr. Goddard handled many of the duties in Montana. 

Bishop Hayashi Offers a Reflection For Lent 

The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi offers a prayerful message for the season of Lent.  

Diocesan Convention 2017

The Presiding Bishop Inspires 
Diocesan Convention

Our diocese was blessed to welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry back to Salt Lake City as the guest of hono r and keynote speaker for Diocesan Convention. 
Bishop Oscar Solis of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, Bishop  Scott Hayashi, Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

He addressed the convention Friday at the 
busines s session and during a banquet held that evening. Guests included various leaders from local faith communities, including General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter-day Saints and the new bishop of the Salt Lake City Diocese of the Roman Catholic Ch urch.  On Satur day, Presiding Bishop Curry preached the sermon at the Holy Eucharist.
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry 

His dynamic preachi ng engaged all who attended. Themes included love over hate, following the path of Jesus and coming together as one people of God.  All of his teachings were in line with his well-known message - his passion for the Jesus Movement. "That movement has changed the world before and it can change the world again," he said.

His own words sum up his presence at the convention:  "May God bless you, may God keep you, and may God hold each one of us in those almighty hands of love." 
Sanchez and Walker Ordained

The Rev. Canon Mary June Nestler, The Rev. Patricia Anne Sanchez,  The Rt. Rev Scott B. Hayashi, The Rev.  Kathalin Ree Walker
By the grace of G od and  with the consent of God's people, The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, 11th Bishop of Utah, ordained Patrici a Anne Sanchez and Kathalin Ree Walker to the diaco nate at the recent Diocesan Convention, held at Hotel RL, Sa lt Lake City. They were supported by a large and enthusiastic congregation and honored by a special sermon from The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.  

Kathalin described the ex perience as "being excited and at the same time humbled" to have the opportunity to serve the people of God as a Deacon.  

She was especially touched by Bish op Curry's reference to her and Patricia as "sisters." 
She remarks that "when I starte d studying theology almost 20 years ago, I had no idea where I w as being  led.  Holding tight to God's loving hand through it all has brought me t o this wondrous time." 

The Rev. Kathalin Ree Walker,  The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, The Rev.  Patricia Anne Sanchez,  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, T he Rev. Canon Michael Hunn

Patricia said it was an honor to be ordained by Bishop Hay ashi with Bi sho p Curry in attendance. "My process toward ordination was fulfilled with many wonderful people and  experiences thanks to the clergy and lay  staff of the Diocese of Utah, St. Peter's, Clearfield, and  St. Michael's, Brigham  City. I look forward to many more blessings as I begin my ordained ministry journey . "

Election Results and Resolutions

Elected to Standing Committee: 
Clergy - The Rev. Mary Janda
Lay - Ms. Nancy Tanner 

Elected to Disciplinary Board: 
The Rev. Charles Robinson 
The Rev. Claudia Seiter 

Elected as Treasurer: 
Ms. Sandy Garrard 

All nine proposed resolutions for Diocesan Convention 2017 floor debate passed. Click here to read or download this year's resolutions. 

Russ Pack & Nancy Tanner 
Pins, Hats, Bags and the 150th Anniversary 

The 150th anniversary of the Episcopal Church in Utah officially kicked off its celebration at Diocesan Convention 2017. 

At the 150th table, task force members distributed mints, pins, bags and hats with the beautiful 150th logo. The hats proved to be particularly popular. 

Throughout the year, Episcopalians are encouraged to display the logo proudly, using souvenirs as well as banners and posters to promote excitement and togetherness during this occasion.

There will be five regional celebrations held later in the year throughout the diocese. More information to come.

Tracking Tuttle to Today - Utah Booth Showcases Diocesan History 
Kurt Cook, Diocesan Historiographer

Kurt Cook, Diocesan Historiographer, gathered many of the most treasured artifacts of our diocese and put them on display at Diocesan Convention 2017. 

Bishop Tuttle's Book of Common Prayer, church registries of long-gone churches, and mitres belonging to Bishops Watson and Charles were on display, among other treasures.

The booth also featured videos of Tuttle's journal and historical photos of the diocese.

Presiding Bishop Graces Cathedral with Sermon

Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry preached at St. Mark's Cathedral on Sunday, April 2 nd , following Diocesan Convention.
People filled the cathedral to see 
The Presiding Bishop and hear his sermon.  He passionately spoke about the ultimate love that Jesus Christ showed in his sacrifice on the cross. He explained how that kind of love can change the world.
He spoke about how love can transform the world we live in from the nightmare that it is to the dream that God intended for it. He said, "Imagine your corporate boardroom. Imagine your classroom. Imagine the streets of our city. Imagine this nation. Imagine the United Nations. Imagine the world if  love was the way of life. "
We are again grateful as a diocese to have heard the words and felt the presence of 
the Presiding Bishop throughout his time here, and feel the lasting impression that he left.
All of his speeches and sermons will be on the diocesan website and YouTube channel next week. 

Lenten Prayer for Diocesan 150th Anniversary

By:  The Rev. Lyn Briggs
Church of the Resurrection - Centerville


God of the wilderness and the flowering desert,
As we mark our 150 years as a diocese
we give thanks for the work you have begun in us.
You have carried us through seasons of discouragement
and delighted us with seasons of accomplishment and deep joy.
Draw us closer to your heart as we make our Lenten pilgrimage.
Call forth our best gifts in the service of your kingdom.
Encourage us with your life-giving power
to do what you have given us to do.
Forgive us when we look only to ourselves
instead of relying on your wisdom.
Give us joy of your Spirit as we walk together
into the future you have prepared for us as a Diocese
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Reflections on Holy Week

By:  The Rev. Mark Clevenger
Missioner for Congregational Development
My father told me that his father was well known in Randolph County, Indiana,  for being a water witch. Deep in the Great Depression, there was little money to acquire even the most necessary elements of life, including water.  If you were going to dig a well, you wanted it to be in the right place to find water the first time.  That's where my Grandfather came in.  Friends would ask him, and others would pay him, to tell them where to dig or drill for water.
Dad said this became quite a show.  Word traveled fast and folks would come from far and near to witness Grandfather at work.  His favorite tool for dowsing was the fork of a freshly cut peach tree branch.  Dad swore he saw those switches bend to the earth from his Father's hands so drastically that the bark would split.

St. Mark's Terrace Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

The good people of St. Michael's Church, 589 South 200 East, Brigham City, prepared a lavish corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick's dinner with all the fixings for the residents of St. Mark's Terrace.  A Karaoke 
Gathering for Dinner
Kitchen Preparations
sing-a-long featuring Irish songs was enjoyed by all. George Donahue, a resident of the Terrace, served as chef and The Rev. Deanna Sue Adams and Ms. Diane Gibson provided cooking support.  Several members of St. Michael's hosted and served the dinner.  St. Mark's Terrace is one of the diocese's affordable housing complexes for seniors with modest incomes.   

Grace Artist Designs 150th Logo
Michael Tabor
Michael Tabor of Grace Church, St. George,  designed the 150th Anniversary banner for the Diocese of Utah sesquicentennial celebration.  Michael lives in Ivins with his husband, Douglas Gilbert. They  have been  members of Grace since 2014.  Michael works as an art director for a company in Los Angeles. He is a graphic designer, illustrator and painter.  


Are you interested in participating in the New Beginnings Retreat?
DATE:  Friday, April 28 to Sunday April 30, 2017  
             LOCATION: St Stephen's Church, 4615 S 3200 W, West Valley City
             REGISTER:  camptuttle.org

New Beginnings weekend is a community building event for youth in grades 6-8, lead by our high school youth.  If you are interested in being a part of our youth leadership team, or you are an adult who would like to get involved with this dynamic youth event, contact Karen Gleeson at: kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org.  

Click here for a flyer.                                      More details  provided here

Calendar Notes

Journey with Jesus

All are invited to walk with Jesus and listen to eyewitness accounts of his last week. 

DATE:  Saturday, April 8, 2017
TIME:    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PLACE:  All Saints Church
 1710 S Foothill Dr. SLC, UT 84401

St. James' Spring Fling

Join St. James' at their Annual Spring Fling to raise money for the Granite Education Foundation, 4th Street Clinic, Volunteers of America, and The Road Home. There will be dinner, a silent auction, cash bar and great fun!

DATE:  Saturday, April 29, 2017
TIME:  Starts at 6:00 p.m. 
PLACE:  St. James' Church, 7486 Park Ave, Midvale, UT
                 Click here for information.  

Protect Our World

You are invited to a rally to support clean air and clean water, in short to support our earth and the resources we know we cannot live without.
DATE:   Saturday, April 29, 2017
TIME:    8:00 AM
PLACE:  St. David's Episcopal Church 
                421 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ
Contact:  kwalker1595@gmail.com

Cinco De Mayo

Come join the youth of our diocese for a memorable evening celebrating Cinco De Mayo at St. Esteban!  Featuring authentic Mexican food, signing and dancing. Proceeds go to support youth attending EYE (Episcopal Youth Event

DATE:  Friday, May 5, 2017
TIME:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PLACE:  Inglesia Episcopal de San Esteban, 4615 S 3200 W, WVC, UT
SUGGESTED DONATION:  $25 Single - $40 Couple - $50 Family
Donate on line:  www.camptuttle.org under registration tab or do directly to:


Camp Tuttle 2017 Registration is Now Open

Receive a $30 discount for early registrations that are paid in full by May 22nd! Please visit the website at: www.camptuttle.org.

Monica Daly
Episcopal Diocese of Utah

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