Episcopal Diocese of Utah
May Newsletter
May 10, 2018
Seventh Sunday of Easter
CELEBRATING OVER 150 YEARS IN
THE DIOCESE OF UTAH
As we ponder the next 150 years in The Episcopal Diocese of Utah, we remember our history. This historical photo comes from The 1906 Annual Report to Convention. At the time, the church in Utah was the Missionary District of Salt Lake, an area that covered 200,000 square miles. There were congregations in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.
2018 CONVENTION REPORT
The Diocese Appreciates Ascension Saint Matthew's
The diocese would like to extend a sincere thank you to the congregation at Ascension St. Matthew's for graciously hosting our 2018 diocesan convention.

We appreciate Pastor Jim Locke and all volunteers from ASM for their hard work and warm welcome.
Results of Diocesan Convention Elections
Thank you to all who submitted nominations for the open diocesan offices.
The results of the election held at our 2018 diocesan convention are as follows:

Diocesan Council - Clergy order: The Rev. Trace Browning
Diocesan Council - Eastern/Southeastern Rep: Don Phillips
Diocesan Council - SL Rep: Russ Pack
Standing Committee - Clergy Order: The Rev. Gabriel Atem
Standing Committee - Lay Order: Joyce Mitchell
Disciplinary Board - Clergy Order: The Rev. David Sakrison
Disciplinary Board - Lay Order: Daniela Lee
Treasurer: David Lingo
Photo of Clergy (and Drone) Lands in Price Newspaper
The Sun Advocate newspaper of Price included this nice picture of the clergy with a drone overhead. The drone was used to take an updated picture of the 2018 clergy for the diocesan website. The new photo will be unveiled soon.
New Videos Shared at Diocesan Convention
The Diocese of Utah has released two new videos. The first video is a look at our just completed 150th year of the Episcopal Church in Utah. The second is the history of the Church in Carbon County in honor of our 2018 Diocesan Convention hosts, Ascension St. Matthew's in Price.
Resolutions Passed at Diocesan Conventio n
Below you will find the links to the resolutions passed at 2018 diocesan convention in their final form.



NEWS FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE
Interfaith Clergy Bless Hands
(& Paws!) of Hospital Staff
To kick off Hospital Week and Nurses Appreciation Week, 2018, the Spiritual Care department at Ogden Regional Medical Center (ORMC) hosted two Blessing of the Hands events on Monday, May 7, to bless the hands (and paws!) of the hospital's nurses, physicians, staff, volunteers, and therapy animals. 
 
Interfaith clergy from the community were invited to participate and offer blessings. The Rev. Tim Yanni, Spiritual Care Manager at ORMC, the Rev. Susan Toone, chaplain at St. Mark's Towers, and the Rev. Nancy Groshart, deacon at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, represented the Episcopal Diocese of Utah at the event. Faith leaders from Methodist, Foursquare, Latter-day Saints, and Native American traditions also participated in the blessings.
Blessing of the Garden at
St. Mary's in Provo
Now that spring is here, some of our churches are planting gardens.Several years ago Bishop Hayashi put out a call to plant gardens to share with those in need just as the country turned to "victory gardens" during WWII and as a way to have congregational involvement. St. Mary's in Provo is one congregation with such a garden.The church gathered on May 6th to bless the garden as it begins to show its first signs of what is hoped to be a bountiful harvest.
Diocese of Utah Creates Training Resource for Title IV
The Diocese of Utah has created a website for the wider church as a training resource for "Title IV," which are the canons covering clergy misconduct. The Episcopal Church's General Convention Office contracted with the Diocese of Utah to develop meaningful training materials.

The Diocese was able to use the funds as a revenue stream that brought nearly 50 thousand dollars to the Utah church. The Communications Office and the Chancellor created content for the website that was unveiled to the Executive Council in April. It will be unveiled to the whole church at this summer's General Convention in Austin, Texas. The website contains both best practices for clerics and disciplinary officers as well as a comprehensive look at structure and procedures of a Title IV process. Communications Director Craig Wirth traveled the country this past year to create 250 videos for the website and produced the project. Chancellor Steve Hutchinson wrote much of the technical copy for the procedures part of the website. Assistant Communications Director Halee Oliver also did considerable work in producing the site. The project took a year to complete.

Save the Date: A Special Farewell for The Rev. Canon Mary June Nestler
The Rev. Canon Mary June Nestler will be a special guest at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark on June 24th at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. She will concelebrate with The Rev. Tyler Doherty and preach the sermon. This will be Canon Nestler's final (but not the last) visit to the Cathedral before she leaves for her new position as Course Director at St. George's College in Jerusalem on June 29th. Please join us to worship with Canon Nestler and wish her well at a Farewell Party in the Dean’s Hall following the service.  
St. Elizabeth's Hosts Spring Youth Retreat for the First Time
Thirty teens attended this year's Spring Youth Retreat at St. Elizabeth's in Whiterocks. New friendships were formed as they participated in service projects, hiked, sang, danced and ate together. For worship on Sunday, the teens created a skit on the gospel of the day and shared personal reflections. We are grateful to St. Elizabeth's for hosting and to all the adult leaders who made this retreat a wonderful experience for our youth.
This Newsletter has New Editors
This newsletter is now being compiled/edited by the Communications Department of the diocese.

If you have items you would like included, please email:
Craig Wirth (cwirth@episcopal-ut.org) Halee Oliver (holiver@episcopal-ut.org)

Thank you!
CALENDAR
Diocesan Book Group
The Diocesan Book Group invites you to join them for fellowship and stimulating discussions .

“Paul: A Biography" by N. T. Wright is the next book on the group’s calendar. If you are interested, books can be ordered.

DATE:   Every Monday
Starting May 14, 2018
TIME:    11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: Episcopal Church Center of Utah
CONTACT:  Ernie Hale, 801-532-6406 or email erniehale@gmail.com
Upcoming Events at Camp Tuttle
There is still time to register for camp!
All registrations received before May 22nd will receive a $30 discount.
To register, click here.

June 9
Work and Worship Day at Camp Tuttle

June 17-20
Backpacking Trip in Big Cottonwood Canyon for Young Adults/Young Leaders
(ages 17 & up.) New this year! This event is offered as a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.

For more info or to sign up for Camp Tuttle events, please contact Karen Gleeson at: 801-322-4131 Ext. 352 or kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org