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Diocesan Altar Guild Offers Vestments and Much More to Local Congregations

Diocesan Altar Guild Offers Vestments and Much More to Local Congregations

Is your parish missing liturgical vestments that seem too costly to replace? We may have what you need at a very low, second-hand price – or maybe free! Have you wondered if a certain item, or style would work? We do loans of 1-24 months, with allowances for special situations. We have many excess chasubles which are available free – one per parish or institute. Check out our A – Z List of Resources & Supplies on the Diocesan Website. You

St. Andrew, Seattle: Diet for a Holy Planet

St. Andrew, Seattle: Diet for a Holy Planet

From Margo Rogers at St. Andrew, Seattle: In autumn we celebrate harvest, homecoming, and the feasts of St. Francis and our patron St. Andrew. God’s abundant gifts of food, friends, and family are gathered at Thanksgiving tables. Fall is the perfect season to think about food. We must eat to live. When food is plentiful, we also eat to nourish community and celebrate life. In the last century our diet and our food system have changed dramatically, in ways that

Welcoming Members of the Seattle Service Corps!

Welcoming Members of the Seattle Service Corps!

The Diocese of Olympia is pleased to welcome six new faces to the Seattle Service Corps! We kicked things off on Tuesday, September 18, with a welcome dinner and tour of Diocesan House with Bishop Rickel! This year’s members of the Seattle Service Corps are Guy Crumpler from the United Kingdom (Mission to Seafarers), Tony Noyes from Oregon (Mission to Seafarers), Rosa Gibson from Virginia (Friends of the Children), Nicole Silvernale from Renton (Kids 4 Peace and Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle), Sarah

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral presents Immigration Reform in Washington State with Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral presents Immigration Reform in Washington State with Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, with a long history of involvement in immigration and refugee resettlement, presents Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who will share his thoughts on the current state of immigration both locally and nationally. The event, on Wednesday, October 17, 7:00–8:30pm, includes a follow-up panel discussion moderated by The Right Rev. Greg Rickel, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, with Marcos Martinez, Executive Director of Casa Latina; Estela Ortega, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza; and

The 2018 Bishop’s Preaching Award

The 2018 Bishop’s Preaching Award

Any sermon, lay or clergy, preached in any congregation in the Diocese of Olympia from the First Sunday of Advent, 2017 (December 3, 2017) through September 2, 2018,  is eligible for consideration. The winner will be announced at the 2018 Diocesan Convention and will be awarded $1,000. Sermons must be submitted by email to mkoski@ecww.org with the preacher’s name and contact information in the email and with the sermon attached as a Word or PDF file. The Propers used for

Youth Participation at Diocesan Convention

Youth Participation at Diocesan Convention

The youth of the diocese have a special opportunity to serve in several roles at the yearly Diocesan Convention, October 26-27th. This year it is at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Seattle Airport. It isn’t too early to be thinking about and talking to your youth about these opportunities. Let Denise Brumbaugh, our Youth Ministry Coordinator, know if you have any interested youth. Since many regions hold regional meetings in early fall, it’s good to know which youth are interested

Just Ask a Librarian: Leading Sunday School

Just Ask a Librarian: Leading Sunday School

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: Do you have any information that I could give to teachers here to help them cope in many different Sunday School situations, some of which we haven’t even thought of yet? We do have material for teachers, aside from the instructions and hints that come with specific curriculum. For instance, Sharon Ely Pearson, active in faith formation in the Episcopal Church for most of her life, has compiled and edited a book called The Episcopal Christian

End-of-Summer Appeal from Chaplains on the Harbor

End-of-Summer Appeal from Chaplains on the Harbor

The following appeal comes from Aaron Scott, Missioner for Community Organizing and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor. Dear friends, I’m reaching out to ask if you can help us keep the lights on at Chaplains on the Harbor. As we continue to build power with poor and homeless leaders in Grays Harbor County, we’ve been faced with escalating repression and financial strain. We have grown wildly in 2018 and are working overtime to meet our new capacity needs. We are

The Way of Love: LEARN

The Way of Love: LEARN

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life The following materials helps individuals, groups, and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, ‘What do you seek?’” (John 1:38). Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life, and we seek Jesus. In this second posting of resources for the Way of Love

The Bishop’s Leadership Conference: Size to Size, Strength to Strength

The Bishop’s Leadership Conference: Size to Size, Strength to Strength

God meets us where we are, using our specific gifts and talents for a divine purpose within our current circumstances. However, we’re also called to grow out of our comfort zones. October 1-5, the Diocese of Olympia’s Office of the Bishop is pleased to present “Size to Size, Strength to Strength” – a conference that explores what it means to be faithful, healthy, and effective in your church’s current, local context and help you discern if God is calling your