July 28, 2022
RSVPing to Events During the Presiding Bishop's Visit

There are two events that require an online reservation for the Presiding Bishop’s visit: 

The first is for the OPB’s interview with Geoff Norcross, Presiding Bishop Curry, and Bishop Akiyama on the evening of September 11 at 5:30 pm. You can register for that event here – space is limited.  

The second event is for the clergy of our Diocese only. This event will take place on Monday, September 12 at 6:00 pm. Please register for that event here.  
The 134th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Oregon will be held online on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Submitting Resolutions to Convention

Per Canon 1.1.6, resolutions need to be submitted by email in an editable document to Tracy Esguerra by July 29. You can read more about resolutions on our website.

Need help in writing a resolution? Contact Alan Murray, chair of the Committee on Resolutions of Policy.
Changes to Safe Church Requirements & Process

Please see updates to Safe Church requirements and process on our website. Please direct questions about Safe Church to [email protected]

Register for the training here.
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) Resources

There are many annual pledge and other stewardship resources available to congregations on The Episcopal Network for Stewardship's website. In August, TENS is hosting a Pre-Campaign Webinar. Registration is now available. Find out more on their website here. To access their resources, you need the password; this year it is Luke9:17.
Fall Iconography Classes

Trinity Iconography Institute is in its 26th year offering instruction in the sacred liturgical art of Iconography. Icons are painted prayer. At the Institute, we work to preserve and recreate this tradition, teaching students how to pray and paint in the ancient medium of egg tempera just as in early Christian times. We provide the icon board, made by hand with powdered marble and rabbit skin glue, as well as the natural earth and mineral pigments sourced from Zecchi’s in Florence, Italy, as this art store offers a historic palette, which is why the Uffizi chooses them for conservation of the world’s masterpieces. Students in our program begin by writing the Holy Face of Christ, as Christ underlies every icon, completing it in 14 weeks, no prior art experience is required. Come join us this fall!

If making "art" seems intimidating, you may be reassured by the knowledge that icons are painted prayer. You will find more specific information here. Click on the CLASSES tab for this fall's offerings.

  • Wilsonville: St. Francis of Assisi - Brendan Barnicle, Rector; Agustin Valdez, Latino Missioner; Ken Russell, Deacon
  • Woodburn: St. Mary's - Agustin Valdez, Vicar; Tricia Gates Brown, Deacon

  • The Diocese of Masvingo – The Church of the Province of Central Africa
Maintenance Manager/Sexton - St. Gabriel the Archangel, Portland

The position is responsible to the Junior Warden and rector. The Sexton works with the Junior Warden who oversees the maintenance of the church, building, equipment, furnishings and grounds.

To see further details please visit our website.