Episcopal Diocese of Utah
July Newsletter
July 1, 2019
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color is green.

Bishop Hayashi Invites All to The Tuttle School

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi and the Diocese are excited to announce the new Tuttle School for Discipleship and Ministry. The local program is designed to serve those wanting a deeper understanding of their faith and to offer formation for those seeking to hear God’s calling. Bishop Hayashi is facilitating a meaningful start to the Tuttle School courses with a lively and uplifting review of the New Testament starting this fall. The course is free and open to all and will be offered on Saturday mornings starting in September. Bishop Hayashi has prepared a video to personally invite church members and friends.

The full Tuttle School curriculum starts in February, 2020. While the full program is primarily for those preparing for ordination to the diaconate and for lay ministry licenses, it is also open for all who are committed to deepening their understanding of the Jesus movement, to strengthen their ministries, and/or discern their path as disciples. The Tuttle School is in partnership with the Iona Collaborative, a program of the Seminary of the Southwest located in Austin, Texas. However, all Tuttle School classes will take place at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah in Salt Lake City.  

For more information, please email tuttleschool@episcopal-ut.org
Utah Epodcopalians Podcast Episode Six Addresses Hunger and Homelessness
"When Jesus says, 'Let the little ones come unto me,' the 'little ones' are a sign of everybody who is on the margins. And so, it's the church's job to be welcoming and a source for mercy and compassion for all those people." - This quote is just one of the many thought-provoking responses from The Very Rev. Tyler Doherty, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City, the special guest on the sixth episode of Utah Epodcopalians.

For this most recent episode, available for listening now, we ponder and discuss the question - What is the role of the church in aiding those who are hungry and homeless? The episode, and five others thus far, can be found on the diocesan website here , or on iTunes , Spotify or Podbean.
Mountains and Deserts Conference Held for the First Time in Eight Years at ECCU
St. Elizabeth’s Church and Church of the Holy Spirit revived an important piece of Native American ministry with a revived Mountains and Deserts gathering at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah. Mountains and Deserts was an important conference of congregational leaders
and clerics from throughout the church that had stopped in 2011.

The renewed gathering continued the original purpose of sharing ideas, supporting one another, and speaking as one voice. The Rev. Michael Carney of St. Elizabeth’s, Whiterocks, helped organize the meeting and was selected to lead the group into future meetings.

The conference also had a number of young people from Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and Navajoland. Fr. Carney says that was a wonderful feature of the meeting. They had an outing at a water park for fun, but also had cultural education and a service project. They toured the “native voices” exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History and filled 30 personal hygiene kits for women being assisted by the YWCA. Mountains and Deserts will continue to meet. Navajoland has agreed to host the next gathering.
2019 Camp Tuttle Schedule
5th and 6th Grade Camp (July 7 – 12)
7th and 8th Grade Camp (July 14 – 19)
High School Adventure Camp (July 21 – 26)
Family Camp (August 2 – 4)

New software links for registrations for Camp Tuttle and youth retreats:

The first time you enroll for camp or youth events through CampSite software, you will need to create an account. Please click on "Enroll New Camper". This will allow you to create an account and then access the enrollment form right after. Once you create an account, you will use the "Parent Dashboard Login" link moving forward, and login to your account that you set up to access the enrollment form again or manage your accounts. If you have questions, please email  camptuttle@episcopal-ut.org  or call 801-322-4131.

Photo: Camp Tuttle Staff 2019
Diocesan Offices Closed July 4th & 24th, Summer Schedule Begins July 5th
The Diocesan offices will be closed on July 4th in Observance of Independence Day and on July 24th in Observance of Pioneer Day.

On Friday, July 5th, summer hours begin. The diocesan offices will be open regular hours Monday through Thursday (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) but will be conducting shorter hours (8:30 AM to 12:00 PM) each Friday through the end of August. Regular office hours resume the first week of September.
Diocesan Book Group
The Diocesan Book Group meets every Monday from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM at the ECCU. Everyone is welcome!

The group chooses books from a wide range of interests, with emphasis on religious philosophy. Our current book is  Resurrecting Easter   by John Dominic Crossan & Sarah Sexton Crossan.

The group will continue reading together chapter 3 for their July 1st meeting. Everyone is welcome, and books can be shared with newcomers. For any info, please contact Ernie Hale at 801-532-6406, or email:  erniehale@gmail.com