Greetings, People of the Diocese of Olympia. I’ve long been a fan of the author, Belden Lane, and he is the author of an important book in my life entitled, “The Solace of Fierce Landscapes,” which by the way is the best title of a book ever. In that book, Lane talks about the connection between desert or wilderness spirituality and what he himself experiences during his many walks and hikes in the wilderness. About this, Lane quotes late 19th
A Greeting from Bishop Skelton
“In my experience, times of transition are emotional times, times when we can bounce around between feeling grief, confusion, excitement about a new thing about to happen, all within moments of each other. If you’re feeling any or all of these things, know that it’s normal, at least that’s what I tell myself.” Bishop Skelton offers her greetings as she begins her time as Bishop Provisional for the Diocese of Olympia, as well as her approach to serving as Bishop
Unveiling Bishop Rickel’s Portrait
On his last official day in the office, we held an impromptu unveiling of Bishop Rickel’s portrait for the Diocesan House Council Room. You can watch the video here and see the portrait in-person at the Office of the Bishop!
Special Edition News Service from the Bishop
A Message from Bishop Rickel July 15, 2022 Bishop Rickel reflects on his time as Bishop of Olympia and shares plans for the future. Transcript of Bishop Rickel’s Video Letter from Standing Committee Note: Questions/Comments regarding the Transition Process should be directed to the Standing Committee.
Bishop Rickel offers his reflections on Juneteenth, sometimes referred to as America’s Second Independence Day. “Let this be a day when we celebrate progress, but also a day we don’t let ourselves off the hook for all that remains.”
Talley Breedlove – Seattle Service Corp Intern
Talley Breedlove is a Seattle Service Corps Intern and has been working at St. Luke’s Edible Hope Kitchen since this past September. She is leaving us this month and this is a reflection of her time working at Edible Hope Kitchen. I came to Edible Hope as part of my placement with Seattle Service Corps. I am from the Diocese of Western North Carolina which I keep leaving to find opportunities within the church to learn and explore. Before
Two important resolutions from our Convention going to General Convention
Last fall, our Diocese overwhelmingly passed two resolutions regarding Palestinian rights. One is a resolution for General Convention that condemns Israel’s occupation and oppression of Palestinians and urges our government to take action in opposition. The other is an Education Resolution, directing us in our own Diocese to learn more about the Palestinian situation. The General Convention Resolution has worked its way through the hearing process and was looking ready to proceed to the Convention floor in July, however new