Episcopal Diocese of Utah
September Newsletter
Second Edition
September 28, 2018
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
CELEBRATING OVER 150 YEARS IN
THE DIOCESE OF UTAH
As we enter our 151st year, we continue to reflect on our history. Forty-eight years ago this month, the diocese's oldest church building, St. Mark's Cathedral in Salt Lake, was added to the Registry of Historic Places by the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation in Washington D.C.

The certificate, pictured above, recognizes the significance and architectural value of the building and "encourages its preservation." It is signed by the Utah Governor at the time, Calvin Rampton.
Bishop Hayashi's First Reflection on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Our diocese is honored to have our Canon to The Ordinary (now former CTO) Mary June Nestler called to be the new course director of St. George’s College in Jerusalem. Mary June has been teaching at the college for thirty-five years. Jerusalem is her favorite city in the world and now she lives there full time. Craig Wirth and I travelled to Jerusalem to be present at and to participate in her commissioning service. We were also privileged to have Mary June take us to various locations in Jerusalem and beyond and have her share with us from her great knowledge of the area, its history, and present day life.
 
It is my hope that in 2020 we will be able to have a pilgrimage experience to the Holy Land offered to people of our diocese. Indeed, another reason for going to Jerusalem was to do reconnaissance work for such a pilgrimage. 
 
I will be writing and posting to the Diocesan Facebook page my reflections about my trip there and some of the learnings and inspirations that I experienced.

Craig Wirth also had a nice chat with Mary June on-camera. She shares her love for Utah and the many places in Jerusalem that remind her of her former home. To see the video, click here .

FROM AROUND THE DIOCESE
Van Ministry Fundraiser for South Sudanese Congregation a Great Success
The Sudanese congregation of All Saints in Salt Lake City had a lot to celebrate on September 16th.

The congregation was awarded a United Thank Offering grant to assist in the purchase of a much-needed van to bring the growing membership to church. The evening was also a fundraiser to further the purchase and maintenance of the vehicle.

Additionally, the children’s and young adult choirs have grown to nearly 50 members as new generations are growing up in America. Lots of phone cameras came out as the choir paraded through the church and sang.The packed parish hall of well-wishers was also treated with traditional South Sudanese food capping off the celebration.

The crowd took home auction items and souvenir flags of the South Sudan.
Copeland David Johnston to be Ordained
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
Copeland David Johnston
to
 the Sacred Order of Deacons
in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
 
on Saturday, October 20, 2018
 at eleven o’clock in the morning
 
 The Cathedral Church of St. Mark
231 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 
Your prayers and presence are requested.
 
Clergy: The festival color is red.
 
A reception will immediately follow in the Deans Hall.
Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil at St. Paul's SLC
The Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil will be held Sunday, September 30 from 3 to 5 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (261 South 900 East in Salt Lake City.)

Join Episcopalians and those from other religious groups to celebrate diversity and honor all faiths through sacred readings, inspiring music and meditation.
Diocese Mourns the Passing of Barbara Losse
Barbara Losse, a longtime diocesan employee, passed away at her home on September 13th, 2018.

She was a lifelong Episcopalian and devoted her time to serving in many different positions throughout the diocese.

May she rest in peace.
CALENDAR
Diocesan Fall Youth Event
The Diocesan Fall Youth Event at Camp Tuttle will be a fun-filled weekend in the mountains to celebrate the new season with love and faith. There will be a Halloween party and pumpkin decorating. Please bring a small pumpkin to decorate, and a costume. No weapons or scary costumes, please.

Who: Junior and Senior High Youth (Grades 6-12)
Where: Camp Tuttle, Big Cottonwood Cyn
Date: Friday, October 5th, 7:00PM to Sunday, October 7th, 2:00PM
Cost: $65 per participant until October 1st. After that date, the registration cost is $75.

For questions or scholarship requests, please contact Karen Gleeson, Youth Coordinator: kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org or (801) 322-4131

Diocesan Book Club
The Diocesan Book Group invites you to join them each Monday for fellowship and stimulating discussions .

The next book is the letter of Paul to the Romans. We will all choose various commentaries.


DATE:  Every Monday
TIME:   11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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
Upcoming Events at All Saints
Sep. 30 from 4:30 to 6:30pm - Serve dinner at St. Vincent de Paul dining hall. Contact Ian to sign-up and for details: 801.652.0840 or  IAndrews@magnumdev.com

 
Sundays at 9:15am - Adult Forum
Studying the Bible using The Path: A Journey Through the Bible. Please join us!

 
Oct. 7, 1:30pm - Blessing of the Animals . In honor of St. Francis of Assisi. All are welcome, especially your pets! 

 
Oct. 10, 10am - “Civil Conversations Group” Discussion on On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old by Parker Palmer. Please join us!

 
Oct. 13 8am to 5pm - Craft Fair
Lots of vendors and great crafts. Perfect for holiday shopping.

 
Oct. 14 at 7pm - Taizé Vespers
Meditation, Music, Readings, Prayer, Silence. Please join us!

 
Oct. 15 at 7pm - Women’s Book Club
This month we are settling into Fall with the amazing story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different. We are reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Please join us!