Life will flourish

Liturgical Seasons

Stories From The Diocese

Life will flourish

How do we cultivate hope? How do we faithfully wait for the coming of the Lord? What is actionable during this season of waiting? How do we resist tyranny in this world — this nation — while at the same time having hope for the world that is to come?

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Advent: Expecting Action

Reflections on Advent as a season of expectant activity.

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Living into the Story

“I love living into the Advent story every year. I am currently thinking about the Prophets and what they told us about what it means to listen to God’s word.”

For Maureen Hagen, Director for the Academy for Formation and Mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, listening and living into the story leads to giving. As part of her own spiritual practice, Hagen follows 30 Days of Gratitude in November, with 31 Days of Giving each December.

A Godly Play storyteller since 2003, Hagen says her Godly Play practice informs her approach to Christian formation as a whole, and generosity in particular. Whether teaching, giving, or supporting in other ways, she spends time first in prayer, then listening, wondering, response.

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Retired Clergy Luncheon

An Advent celebration and meal for retired clergy.

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A visit to Todos los Santos

There was a good deal of excitement and energy around Bishop Hanley’s visit to Todos los Santos in Hillsboro on Sunday, December 7. Everyone wanted a photo and there were a lot of selfies from […]

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