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October 24, 2017

    Sunday, October 29, Pentecost 21. 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. 

  Christ The King Chapel
Over the years, the Diocese of Utah has built chapels in addition to the churches in Utah and northern Arizona. One is the chapel Christ the King located at Camp Tuttle near Brighton.



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.  

150th Regional Celebrations


Northern Region

The northern area of the diocese hosted the second regional celebration of the 150th year of the Episcopal Church in Utah. They selected the Youth Impact facility in Ogden as the venue. The September 30th evening featured food, music, fun and raising money for ministry. As in all regional celebrations, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi welcomed the guests to reflect on the work of the church over the last century and a half. Youth Impact is one of those community ministries that features the outreach of the church as a concept inspired by Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle in 1867. The program is a safe place for hundreds of at-risk youth in the Ogden area. The youth come from all over the area to work together on projects, do their homework, eat dinner and participate in their own service programs. Youth Impact started with a small group in the basement of Good She pherd Church and has become a highly successful community resource under director Robb Hall.

Uinta Basin

Contributed by:  The Rev. Michael Carney

The celebration marking the Episcopal Church's 150th year in Utah continues. Bishop Hayashi made his way to Vernal to spend time with members of all three local congregations: Holy Spirit, Randlett, St. Elizabeth's, Whiterocks, and St. Paul's in Vernal. St. Paul's hosted the evening in their beautiful community building, with a delicious Dutch oven dinner provided by a local caterer. Many good conversations occurred among people of the different churches, and Tom Elder (pictured above) provided sing-along music for the evening.

Bishop Hayashi presented a brief but powerful lesson on hope, so badly needed in our world today. The Diocese of Utah has been a sign of hope here for a century and a half, and we have important roles to play in that regard in the times ahead. The Bishop challenged this group to get together again soon, especially if Tom and Rev. Michael from St. Elizabeth's would include his guitar in a "local band." We look forward to that and don't worry,  the celebrations will continue. Bishop Hayashi has plans to visit every region of the state.
Unless You Become Like a Child

By: The Rev. Michael Carney
       Vicar, St. Elizabeth's, White Rocks, UT

At first the Prayer Cards were a way for the children to make their own creative responses. At the beginning of the sermon I'd invite them to get the basket of colored markers and plain white cards, and at the middle of the service they'd present their work. The piano is nearly covered with scenes of the church building and family groups and illustrations of the stories I've told. The pictures are wonderful, and they show how  engaged the children are in worship. One Sunday in September there were five grade-school-aged kids in church, more than usual. There was a need for special prayers that day: one of the visiting artists from ArtsKids had been injured in a pit bull attack. The girls remembered her from Summer Camp and responded immediately to my invitation to make her a special card. They clustered around a small table at the church entry, busily drawing on a large piece of art paper. Click here to read the rest of the story.  

Note:  The  Editor of the Ute Tribal Newspaper has requested the use of content and photos from
St. Elizabeth's Newsletter; Rev. Carney happily complied

 Walker to be Ordained to the Priesthood

The Rev. Kathalin Ree Walker. 
By the grace of God and with the consent of God's people, t he Right Reverend Scott Byron Hayashi,  eleventh Bishop of Utah, will ordain Kathalin Ree Walker to the Sacred Order of Priests  in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on the Commemoration of Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons. This special service will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at St. David's Church, 421 South Lake Powell Boulevard, Page, AZ.  Your prayers and presence are requested. Clergy, please note that the festival color is red.  A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.   

Province VIII Altar Guild Meets at ECCU

Bishop Hayashi and Province VIII Altar Guild attendees. 

Photo & content courtesy of Province VIII Newsletter

Since 2011, Province VIII has held an annual Altar Guild meeting in non-General Convention years to bring together members from across the Province to build community, offer practical training, share resources, and focus on the spiritual nature of Altar Guild work. The theme of this year's program, held at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah (ECCU) on September 15th and 16th, was  Altar Guild: A Spiritual Ministry

The keynote speaker, The Rev. Dr. Eric K. Hinds, rector of St. Matthew's, San Mateo, CA, talked about the Martha/Mary dichotomy that Altar Guild members face. With a series of tasks to complete, it is easy to forget that such work should be performed in a contemplative, prayerful way. Fr. Eric has deep experience, having served as Sacristan in seminary, so he understands the jobs to be done as well as the pressure to do things in a timely way and to do them to perfection. As a follower of Benedictine spirituality, he also understands the need to perform all work in a prayerful, thoughtful way. He provided meeting attendees with many suggestions and resources for arriving in the sacristy in an appropriate frame of mind (music, prayer, environment...) and suggestions on how to maintain a respectful, worshipful attitude. Attendees were enthusiastic about the talk and workshop as witnessed by many questions and also by continued discussion through the weekend.

camp tuttle


Junior and Senior High School youth enjoyed a beautiful weekend in the mountains during the weekend of October 6th - 8th at Camp Tuttle's Fall Youth Retreat.  This year's theme was "Fall into Faith with Fun." Campers and staff explored ways to connect with each other in faith.  Throughout the weekend campers knitted hats for people in need at the Road Home. They also enjoyed the beautiful fall foliage, played games, hiked and tackled the climbing wall. The weekend was capped off by a fun filled Halloween party that included music, dancing and decorating pumpkins and cookies.  To find out about future youth events, please go to the Camp Tuttle website at 

Joys of Camp Tuttle  Fundraiser Extravaganza

You are invited to attend the 1st annual "Joys of Camp Fundraiser Extravaganza"and enjoy live music by the Camp Tuttle Band, dinner and a silent auction (including dinner with our very own Bishop Scott Hayashi). All proceeds will go to the Camper Scholarship Fund, general maintenance and a ropes course upgrade.

DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: All  Saints Episcopal Church - 1710 Foothill Dr. SLC, UT
To register or donate online, visit - click registration tab.
To just register, click here: .
To donate click here:  


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

St. Stephen's Donates to Episcopal Relief & Development 

The Bishop's Committee at St. Stephen's voted  to send its Outreach Fund of $1,000 to Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) to support people affected by all the hurricanes. The Rev. Mary Janda, Vicar, observes that "everyone felt this was an opportunity for our community to reach out to all those affected."
A Fund Raiser for 4th Street Clinic 


        DATE:   Saturday, November 4th
      *TIME:    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
        PLACE:  StJames' Church
                    7486 Union Park Ave, Midvale                                 
(*Note the time change.)
God and Human Suffering
Conversations on 21st Century Genetics 

This timely and thought provoking conference was held at the Episcopal Center of Utah (ECCU) on October 6th and 7th.  The Deseret News featured the event on the front page of the Sunday, October 8th edition.  Click the link below to read the article.  

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


October Events at All Saints
Click here for a list of October events at All Saints Episcopal Church - 1710 Foothill Dr. SLC.

500 Years - Celebrating the Reformation of the 16th Century 
DATE: Various Dates on Wednesday evenings 
TIME: 7:00 p.m. 
PLACE: Various Locations 
COST:  Free
For details click here.  

St Michael's Annual Chicken Dinner
Proceeds from this popular annual event go to Episcopal Relief & Development.

DATE:  Saturday, November 4th 
TIME:   5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
PLACE: St Michael's Episcopal Church 
               589 South 200 East, Brigham City UT  84302
Suggested Donation:  $10 - Adults - $5 Children (Free for under 11 years)
Fund Raiser Rummage/ Plant Sale at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark
Please note that this event has been rescheduled for April 21, 2018. Please mark your calendars and set aside any items you would like to donate.  More information if forthcoming.  

Monica Daly
Episcopal Diocese of Utah

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