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Bishop Prior of Diocese of Minnesota to Assist During Bishop Rickel’s Sabbatical

Bishop Prior of Diocese of Minnesota to Assist During Bishop Rickel’s Sabbatical

The Office of the Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia is pleased to announce that The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, has agreed to perform the usual offices of bishop in the Diocese of Olympia while Bishop Rickel is on sabbatical and will be available to handle any and all issues that may arise during this time, working closely with the Diocese of Olympia’s Standing Committee. This will be part-time and as needed.

Lenten Book Offerings 2019

Lenten Book Offerings 2019

Dear Ones, For nearly a decade I have, for each Lent, selected a Lenten book for us to read together as a diocese. This year I am deviating just a bit from that, and suggesting that, instead of a book, we follow in the Presiding Bishop’s Way of Love curriculum for Lent. There are a host of resources for this study and you will have many options for doing this individually or with those in your congregation. Below you will

Young Adult Happenings in the Greater Seattle Area

Young Adult Happenings in the Greater Seattle Area

Join others in their 20s and 30s for Faith | Friendship | Fun | Food Winter/Spring 2019 Questioning Together First Mondays of the month, year-round – A supportive group that discusses questions of faith and meaning over dinner. Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Capitol Hill – 7:30–9:00pm. (youngadults@saintmarks.org) Evening Episcopalians Sunday evenings, once-a-month. Curious about the traditions, histories and flavors of other churches in our diocese? Let’s check out the 5:00pm services at different parishes in the Seattle area, and maybe go

Better Together 2019

Better Together 2019

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia presents: A Mini-Conference for Faith Formation Leaders Church staff, clergy & volunteers are invited to this day-long event designed to provide resources, inspiration, opportunities for collaboration, and ample soul care. We’ll start the day with a continental breakfast and then get rolling with our keynote speaker, the witty and wise Bev Gaines, speaking on Self Care: Soul Care. Bev is a spiritual director and life coach with two decades’ experience working in Episcopal and other church

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

Please join us in welcoming two new clergy to the Diocese of Olympia. St Paul, Mount Vernon has called the Rev. Dr. Paul Moore and St. Stephen, Oak Harbor has called the Rev. Peter H. Rood. Rev. Moore began his ministry on Sunday, January 20, while Rev. Rood will begin on April 7. The Rev. Dr. Paul Moore The Rev. Dr. Paul Moore was born to missionary parents serving in Ecuador. He served for ten years with Wycliffe Bible Translators as

Carta pastoral del Obispo Rickel sobre la suspensión del Estatuto de Limitaciones para la Mala Conducta Sexual del Clero

Carta pastoral del Obispo Rickel sobre la suspensión del Estatuto de Limitaciones para la Mala Conducta Sexual del Clero

English Printable PDF A todas las personas buenas de la Diócesis de Olimpia, El verano pasado, en nuestra Convención General en Austin, Texas, la Iglesia Episcopal dio algunos pasos históricos y muy necesarios para abordar los abusos pasados ​​por parte del clero hacia laicos y hacia otros clérigos en la iglesia. Durante demasiado tiempo ha habido silencio, y con frecuencia desvío de la atención, cuando las personas en nuestra iglesia fueron lo suficientemente valientes como para presentar tales alegaciones. Estoy

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rickel on Suspension of Statute of Limitations for Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rickel on Suspension of Statute of Limitations for Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Español Printable PDF To all the good people of the Diocese of Olympia, This past summer, at our General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took some historic and much needed steps in addressing past abuses by clergy toward lay persons and toward other clergy in the church.   For far too long there has been too much silence, and often misdirection, when persons in our church were brave enough to bring such allegations forward. I am writing this letter,

WalkAgain: Conversations for the Road Ahead

WalkAgain: Conversations for the Road Ahead

Eleven years ago, Bishop Rickel traveled throughout the diocese on his first walkabout, meeting the people of the diocese and visiting churches across Western Washington. Now, as we enter into a new phase of our life together, Bishop Rickel and representatives from our governing bodies will be traveling the diocese again for a series of conversations on our common vision and the road ahead. It will be a year of dialogue, a year of listening, and a year of growing

Help Needed for Gaza Hospital

Help Needed for Gaza Hospital

Dear Ones, On December 6, the entire outpatient clinic at Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza collapsed. It was indeed fortunate that this happened when there was a lull in patients waiting to be seen, and the doctor and nurse on duty stepped out for a brief breaks. So no one was in the building and therefore no one was injured or killed. This collapse however, coming right at the same time as the cut in funding by the Israeli government,

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Presents Commemorative Event for Seattle Civil Rights Leader Edwin T. Pratt

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Presents Commemorative Event for Seattle Civil Rights Leader Edwin T. Pratt

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral presents A Commemorative Event for Seattle Civil Rights Leader Edwin T. Pratt, to be held on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00pm. This event will be live streamed and archived as well. The event will honor Pratt’s legacy, featuring speakers from the community and special guests, including Bishop Greg Rickel; Michelle Merriweather at Urban League; The Rev. Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte; King County Councilmember Larry Gossett; and Pratt’s daughter, Miriam Pratt Glover. Seattle civil rights leader Edwin Pratt