Bishop Rickel’s Advent Message Happy New Year, everyone! It may seem a bit early to you, but in the church, Advent begins the New Year. That’s when we say, “Happy New Year.” Advent marks the end of the longest “season,” if you will, in our church year, Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time is just nearly half the entire calendar year, about six months long. By now you know, I really like the rhythms of our liturgical calendar. We have Ordinary Time,
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
Bishop Rickel introduces this year’s Lenten Book Selection – The Book of Common Prayer. Hear Bishop Rickel’s thoughts on this essential tool for our life together as the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. The Diocesan Resource Center has compiled a list of resources to aid in our exploration of the Book of Common Prayer. RESOURCES