You saw him preach at the royal wedding and have heard him speak about Reclaiming Jesus, make sure to hear him preach in person across the diocese this June!
Join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as he visits the Diocese of Olympia June 14-17. In addition to making stops at the Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office, the College for Congregational Development, and Chaplains on the Harbor, PB Curry will be speaking at public events across the diocese.
Please Note: Seating will be limited at all public events, so plan on arriving early!
Thursday, June 14, 7:00pm: Presiding Bishop Curry will be preaching at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle as part of their Evensong service at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The service will feature music by the Cathedral Choir and the Evensong Choir. Following the service, there will be a short question and answer session with Presiding Bishop Curry and a reception in the cathedral nave. The event will also be live-streamed below.
Friday, June 15, 3:30pm: Bishop Rickel will facilitate a conversation with Presiding Bishop Curry at St. Paul, Bellingham. The conversation will touch on his experience at the royal wedding and be centered on Presiding Bishop Curry’s passion for the Jesus Movement, and The Episcopal Church’s role as one branch of the Jesus Movement.
Saturday, June 16, 10:30am: Bishop Rickel will facilitate a similar conversation with Presiding Bishop Curry at St. John, Olympia. As in the prior conversation, this will touch on his experience at the royal wedding and be centered on Presiding Bishop Curry’s passion for the Jesus Movement, and The Episcopal Church’s role as one branch of the Jesus Movement.
Sunday, June 17, 8:00am & 10:00am: Presiding Bishop Curry will be preaching at St. Luke ~ San Lucas, Vancouver as part of their regular Sunday worship services. The services will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and will be the final public event in his visit to the Diocese of Olympia.
Presiding Bishop Curry is the first African American Presiding Bishop in The Episcopal Church and was elected to a nine-year term at the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in 2015. In the years since, Presiding Bishop Curry has spoken at length about being part of the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement, “following Jesus into loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth.” Presiding Bishop Curry has also written three books: Following the Way of Jesus: Church’s Teachings in a Changing World (2017), Songs My Grandma Sang (2015), and Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus (2013).
Presiding Bishop Curry recently came to international attention when he was asked to deliver the homily at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. According to many reports, Presiding Bishop Curry “stole the show” with his passionate sermon on the power of love. “There is power in love,” he said after a lengthy quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even oversentimentalize it. There is power, power in love.” In the following weeks, Presiding Bishop Curry has also participated in a prayer vigil with other faith leaders outside the White House and has become a prominent supporter of the “Reclaiming Jesus” campaign.
Bishop Rickel said, “The world just recently discovered Presiding Bishop Curry and his amazing ability to make the Gospel come alive. The House of Bishops and many in The Episcopal Church and beyond have known this for a long time. We are blessed to have him as our Presiding Bishop, and even more to have him in the thick of public discourse in our country and world. It will be a priceless gift to have him with us for these four days in June. I hope everyone will find a time to intersect with him at the public venues and hear his message and vision for the Jesus Movement.”
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear from our Presiding Bishop and learn more about what the Jesus Movement means to the Episcopal Church in Western Washington!