Episcopal Diocese of Utah
October Newsletter
First Edition
October 1, 2019
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical color is green.
Rooted in Jesus Conference Grants
There has been a tremendous response from congregations applying for grants for the Rooted in Jesus Conference in January of 2020 in Atlanta.

Originally, the Standing Committee had allocated funds from the 150th Anniversary Legacy Fund for 40 laity to attend the conference. Due to the enthusiastic response, the Standing Committee increased that number to 67 lay persons on a first come basis.

The grant moneys allocated from the 150th Anniversary Legacy Fund have been awarded. There will be 67 lay persons attending from 16 different congregations. The diocese feels this is a wonderful investment for our congregations and the diocese as a whole.

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi has expressed his excitement about the response and said " The Diocese of Utah will be more than well-represented and it promises to be a turning point for us here in Utah."

While grant moneys from the 150th Anniversary Legacy Fund have been exhausted, all who are interested are encouraged to attend the conference. For more information about Rooted in Jesus, click here.
The Rev. Brian Rallison Ordained as Priest to Serve in The Diocese of Pennsylvania
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez , Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, shared his reflections on the ordination of The Rev. Brian G. Rallison:
"What a blessed ordination service tonight. I am filled with the joy found in Christ as we ordained a new priest in the church.  Brian G. Rallison  is now serving in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and will be a loving and true shepherd. I shared in the ordination with my friend and fellow sojourner Bishop Scott Hayashi, the Bishop of Utah."

Brian's ordination was held on Monday, September 23rd. His sons, Christian, Spencer and Sterling vested him. The Rev. Terri Heyduk of the Diocese of Utah preached, Bishop Hayashi ordained and Bishop Gutiérrez celebrated. The Rev. Brian Rallison will be serving as Rector at Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation Holy Innocents St. Paul's Episcopal Church, both in Philadelphia.
The Rev. Susan Toone to Serve as Vicar at St. Mary's in Provo
St. Mary's Church Provo has a familiar priest as a new Vicar. The Rev. Susan Toone will be the historic church's new cleric. She has served the Diocese and Episcopal Community Services as the chaplain to two of the diocesan owned senior centers, St. Mark's Tower and Millcreek St. Mark's. She announced her new position by saying "I'm delighted and honored to answer the call!" The position has been vacant since the retirement and subsequent death of its beloved Vicar, the late Rev. Dr. Peter Van Hook. The Church is known for its music and community service. The Rev. Susan Toone will start October 16th.
The Tuttle School is Now in Session!
The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi facilitated a lively session about the Gospel of St. Mark on September 14th at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah It was the first of a series of classes on the New Testament in what Bishop Hayashi calls the “taste of Tuttle,” in that it introduces the diocesan community to a new learning opportunity. The Tuttle School is a diocesan program of discernment, education, and potentially formation to ordination to the Deaconate. It features the widely used Iona study program developed by the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. The full program starts in February. The Bishop started the class by announcing that discussing the Bible and these types of classes are some of the joyous highlights of his long ministry. 

As the program revealed portions of The Gospel of Mark, and set up a historical context, the Bishop challenged the group to feel what it means “to Gospel.” In other words, how does a Christian become the Gospel in today’s world and how would people tell of the Lord today to those who have no frame of reference to the Bible.

The Bishop will continue leading the New Testament series throughout the fall on Saturdays and it is open to all without commitment to signing up for the full formation program. It is also being offered without cost. Thirty-five people from throughout the diocese attended the first session. School administrators invite new attendees to join the fall program as it continues. Again, it is open it all. For registration, click this link. For information, email tuttleschool@episcopal-ut.org. The next class will be on Saturday, October 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Registration for Full Tuttle School Program
This local formation program is designed to serve those wanting a deeper understanding of faith and to offer formation for those seeking to hear God’s calling. The diocesan effort is geared toward two goals:   

  • A local formation program for those in the ordination process for the Deaconate

  • To deepen the theological and biblical knowledge of the people of Utah. You do not need to be in the ordination process to enroll. 

Classes will be held over one weekend a month. The academic term lasts 10 months and starts February 8, 2020. Classes run Saturdays 8:30-5:00 and Sundays 8:30-noon. The Cost is $750/year plus books and housing. Grants are available to help defer costs.

Study, learn, worship, pray and share meals together as you experience in a local community a commitment to strengthen your ministries, to hear God’s calling, and to discern your own path as disciple of Jesus.

Further information is available on the diocesan website or by emailing tuttleschool@episcopal-ut.org. Register for the program by clicking here.
Utah Epodcopalians: New Episode Highlights Safe and Respectful Political Conversation
Safe and respectful political conversation!
This episode of Utah Epodcopalians highlights St. Luke’s 14-year program of promoting meaningful civic dialogue in a safe environment, through "Project for a Better Understanding" and now "Better Angels" workshops. Better Angels workshops are a place to be who you are and to share in listening. This new Epodcopalians episode features The Rev. Charles Robinson, Rector of St. Luke’s Park City, who has been a voice of reasonable dialogue at this highly charged political time. He and podcast host, Craig Wirth, explore rhetoric and how to create a tone of respect. Listen Here.
All Saints Church Holiday Craft Fair
Holiday crafts galore, and so much more. Join All Saints for their annual craft fair and pick up some fabulous holiday gifts. There will be food trucks, Flourish Bakery and Monsieur Crepes on both days!

All Saints is still looking for vendors for the fair. For more information as well as booth application forms, visit allsaintsslc.org.
Diocesan Book Group
The Diocesan Book Group meets every Monday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ECCU. Everyone is welcome!

The group will continue studying “The Gathering of Zion” by Wallace Stegner. The discussions are lively and diverse opinions are welcome.

For more information please contact Ernie Hale at 801-532-6406 or   erniehale@gmail.com.
Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Friday October 4th
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
All are welcome to the annual prayer vigil that celebrates faith diversity through sacred readings, inspiring music and Guided Heart Meditation.

Fall Youth Retreat

Friday, October 4th
Begins at 6 p.m. and continues until Sunday, October 6th at 12 p.m.
Camp Tuttle
Join a fun-filled weekend in the mountains and the changing colors of the season. Activities will include a Halloween party, decorating pumpkins and much more. The retreat is for Junior and Senior High Youth (grades 6-12.) Cost is $65.
For questions and scholarship requests, email  Karen Gleeson .

St. James Car Show

Saturday October 5th
7486 S. Union Park Ave., Midvale
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (proceeds benefit The Fourth Street Clinic.) There will be food trucks for lunch and silent auction items to bid on. This event is to help support St. James' mission to help people in recovery, crisis, homelessness, hunger and for those battling life-threatening illness. For more information, contact Angela Micklos at 801-232-8433.

Swords to Ploughshares Event

Saturday, October 5th
All Saints Episcopal Church
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.
Come join this interactive event where RawTools will transform donated guns into ploughshares (garden tools.)

The tools will be used to plant trees over the next several months. The event will include inspiring speakers, music and a short worship service. All are welcome to attend.

GO! Monday

Monday, October 14th
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, SLC
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This is the first Go Monday of the season! Please come and join in on good conversation, food, music, games and prayer! "GO Mondays" are designed for youth in grades 6-12 to gather monthly at alternating churches around the Wasatch Front. 
New Beginnings Youth Retreat

Friday, November 8th
Begins at 6 p.m. and continues until Sunday, November 10th at noon.
St. James, Midvale
During New Beginnings weekend, participants meet peers from across the diocese and enjoy skits, listen to talks, and participate in small group activities and discussions. These activities focus on self, friends, parents, siblings, school, and God's love and prayer.

The cost for the retreat is $65.
If you need financial assistance or would like more information about this great event, please contact Karen Gleeson  or call 801-322-4131.