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.”
Bishop Rickel offers a personal invitation to Cathedral Day 2018, on April 28, at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, as well as some reflections on the role of a cathedral in the life of our community. For clergy who have candidates to submit for confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation, please visit: http://bit.ly/ecww-cathedralday2018 For anyone who would like to attend, please register here: http://2018-cathedral-day.eventbrite.com
In the first of our ongoing series of interviews with diocesan staff, Bishop Rickel sits down with Brian Sellers-Petersen, our new Missioner for Agrarian Ministry. Brian talks about his work with community gardens and beekeeping, and offers support for churches looking to start their own agrarian ministries.
In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which laid the groundwork for the wrongful internment of countless Japanese-American citizens. The parishioners of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, a historically Japanese-American parish, were taken from their homes and placed in internment camps. Bishop Rickel introduces our upcoming series of interviews with the current parishioners of St. Peter, Seattle who survived the internment camps and this tragic chapter of American history. In this first installment of interviews with parishioners