Strong lay+clergy leadership teams are at the heart of healthy, thriving Episcopal congregations. These teams start with the vestry.
The Vestry of Grace Memorial announced on Thursday June 18, that Bishop Michael Hanley approved the election of Martin Elfert to serve as their next rector
One class is a broad, comprehensive survey of Latin American Liberation Theology and the second is a three-session class covering the essentials of sermon preparation and delivery, with special focus on discovering one’s distinctive voice
“We are followers of Jesus – Jesus of Nazareth – and the truth is we’ve got a message to proclaim, a life to live and something to share and offer the world,” he said. “There’s a lot of suffering in this world. There’s a lot of heartache, there’s a lot of nightmare. We are people who believe that God has a dream and a vision for this world, and that Jesus has shown us how to follow him in the direction of that and how to help this world live into God’s dream and vision for us now.”
“Follow Jesus into the neighborhoods,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her sermon at the opening Eucharist to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church on June 25. “Travel light.”
Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake, July 20-25 – We’ve still got some room for more campers but you need to jump in now! It is going to be a great week at camp.
August 26-31 – Take in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival while enjoying the beauty and comfort of Camp Latgawa in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest!
The Rev. Carol Sedlacek is looking for opportunities to visit congregations all around the diocese to share the good news of camping and outdoor ministries
October 1-3 – Learn what it means to be a discipleship congregation at this institute being held at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sacramento. Pastors, musicians, seminarians, and lay leaders are encouraged to attend this event
Bishop Michael Hanley has helped put together the opportunity for a two-week course of language and cultural study in the Diocese of Cuernavaca, Mexico, August 15-29, and clergy and laity of the Diocese of Oregon are invited to join in.
In a world filled with a constant barrage of violence and hatred, it is good to recall that God is love and that love abides. I pray in thanksgiving for the love you have found and share with others this day.
Yesterday, as we gathered for an orientation, our Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefforts Schori, reminded us our interdependence and connection.