Episcopal Diocese of Utah
January Newsletter, Second Edition
January 23, 2019
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Liturgical color is white.
As we observe our heritage in this, our 151st year of the Episcopal Church in Utah, we continue to reflect on our history through photos. Dr. John Hamilton and Phildilia Hamilton were some of our first lay members of the Episcopal Church in Utah. Dr. Hamilton was the first doctor at St. Mark's Hospital and Phildilia Hamilton played the organ for years at the Cathedral. She was one of the first three Episcopal communicants who greeted Bishop Tuttle upon his arrival in 1867. This picture was donated to the state historical society by Bishop Watson many years later. The Hamilton family is pictured riding in a 1890 model carriage.
Bishop Hayashi Speaks about Unrest During Government Shutdown
The ongoing government shutdown has negatively affected people throughout our own diocese and our nation.

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi speaks to some of the hardships that people may be facing during this time of unrest. He reminds us that we can be of help to those in our community who are experiencing difficulties, both emotional and material.

He suggests that being a compassionate listener can make a difference. If you are aware of someone in your community who needs help, you can also direct them to resources, such as food banks within our diocese.
Newly Designed Diocesan Website Launched
The diocesan communications office is excited to announce that the updated diocesan website is now live.

Additional content and features will be available in the coming weeks. The News and Events page will be updated frequently to keep the people of the diocese connected. Be sure to take a look at the new resources page which contains forms, policies and the approved budget for 2019. There is also a page dedicated to the 2019 Cycle of Prayer. 

We welcome feedback regarding the new site. Please send all comments, suggestions or questions to Craig Wirth or Halee Oliver . We look forward to this being a helpful resource to those within our diocese as well as those looking into the Episcopal Church in Utah.  
Bishop Hayashi Invites All to Participate in this Year's Souper Bowl of Caring
The diocese of Utah has committed to repeat one of the most successful outreach events in recent diocesan history. It is the Souper Bowl of Caring!

Bishop Hayashi invites all to collect resources to help those in our communities who are in need of assistance. Once again, there will be matching funds made available to congregations to support this food and donation campaign.

This year's Souper Bowl of Caring takes place January 14 through February 3 (the Sunday of the Super Bowl). Congregations and ministries, please report to The Rev. Terri Heyduk which local cause you have decided to contribute to.

The diocese will be registered as one group, so individual congregations and ministries need not register. Reporting of food items and monetary donations should be reported to The Rev. Terri Heyduk no later than February 10th. Shortly thereafter the match amount for congregations and ministries will be calculated.
Bishop Hayashi encourages participation by all as the need has never been greater.
Call to Convention
The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi has issued a call for a Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah to be held April 26-27, 2019, at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City. This call is made in accordance with the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Official details, the solicitation and posting of resolutions, the solicitation and posting of nominations, registration, reports, a calendar of events and other official information will be posted in February on the diocesan website.

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi is reserving the right to conduct a pre-convention meeting if necessary. He asks that clerics, delegates and wardens save March 23rd as the tentative date. By March 1st, a decision will be made as to whether or not the meeting will be held.

This convention, we will be electing deputies to General Convention 2021, which will be held in late June or early July in Baltimore, Maryland. There will be four deputies from each order, cleric and lay, and four alternates for each. Under the resolution passed at the 2017 Diocesan Convention, the diocese will reimburse reasonable expenses for all deputies and the first alternate from each order who attends the full General Convention. Pursuant to resolution, no other alternates from either order will receive reimbursement for any expenses or compensation to attend the convention.
Positions Open for Nomination Diocesan Convention 2019
The following positions are open for nomination for Diocesan Convention 2019:

Diocesan Treasurer
Diocesan Council 
  • 1 Lay Northern Region Rep
  • 2 Clergy Terms
Standing Committee
  • 1 Lay Term
  • 1 Lay Term for 2 years
  • 1 Clergy Term
Deputies to GC 2021
  • 4 Clergy Deputies
  • 4 Lay Deputies
  • 4 Clergy Alternates
  • 4 Lay Alternates
The link for the nomination form will be available on the diocesan website the first week of February.
Brian Rallison's Ordination
By the Grace of God
and with the consent of God's people

The Rt. Rev. Scott Byron Hayashi
Eleventh Bishop of Utah

will ordain
Brian Gary Rallison
the Sacred Order of Deacons
in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
The Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
Saturday, February 2, 2019
at five o'clock in the evening.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
261 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Your prayers and presence are requested.

Clergy: Alb and red stole

A reception will immediately follow in the Parish Hall.

Winter in Whiterocks from The Rev. Michael Carney
The days are cold and there's a foot of snow on the play yard, but inside St. Elizabeth's parish hall the Arts-Kids are having a great time with their projects.

Each Wednesday afternoon we sit in a circle to introduce ourselves and set intentions for the day, after which a visiting artist introduces a project. The Arts-Teens have taken over our trailer, with their own Talking Circle and more challenging activities. Later we all go across the street to the community building for games and then sit down together for a delicious hot dinner.

The warm family feeling, creative expression and just plain fun mean a lot to the young people, who look forward to Arts-Kids. We're thankful for our wonderful leadership team and the generous donors who make all of this possible!
Diocesan Book Club
The Diocesan Book Group invites you to join them each Monday. They are currently reading a book by David Bentley Hart entitled “The Experience of God." Book Group participants and newcomers are encouraged to help decide the next book selection.

DATE:  Every Monday
TIME:   11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE:  Episcopal Church Center of Utah
75 S, 200 E in Salt Lake City, 84111

For more information please contact
Ernie Hale, 801-532-6406 or  erniehale@gmail.com