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Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama Elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Delegates to the Electing Convention held August 29, 2020 have elected the Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. The vote was confirmed after two, concluding the over year-long process of seeking a replacement for Bishop Michael Hanley who began his service in the Diocese in 2010 and will retire in January 2021.

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In Support of Peaceful Protests and Continued Calls for Justice

We are all aware of the largely peaceful protests that have been going on in Portland these past months to call for changes in how we keep the peace in Portland and especially in how black and brown individuals are treated by law enforcement.

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A Few Words of Encouragement: April 22, 2020

A video message of thanks and encouragement from Bishop Michael.

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Disaster Preparedness: October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”.

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Bishop Transition Announcement

The Standing Committee is delighted to announce that we have received and confirmed majority consent for the election of our new Bishop, The Rev. Diana Akiyama.

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Florence seeks Half-time Vicar

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located in Florence, on the magnificent Oregon Coast, is looking for a half stipend Vicar.

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Lufkins called to shared ministry in Tillamook County

St. Catherine / Santa Catalina, Nehalem Bay, and St. Alban’s, Tillamook are very excited to announce that they have called the Reverends George and Ali Lufkin of Leadville Colorado into a new, shared ministry

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2021 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Important details and information about The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) 2021 health benefit offerings and Annual Enrollment. Please share this information with all church employees.

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A pastoral letter to the clergy of the diocese of Oregon regarding the Eucharist

The Right Reverend Michael Hanley, Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon, has issued a pastoral letter to the clergy of the diocese regarding the celebration of Holy Communion during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Episcopal Church and the 2020 U.S. Elections: An Overview of Resources

The Office of Government Relations has created a comprehensive suite of resources for advocacy, the U.S. Election, and 2020 Census engagement.

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Blessing of the Animals / Bendición de las Mascotas Video Resource

A Blessing of the Animals / Bendición de las Mascotas for the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2020.

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Prayers for the President and First Lady

Bishop Michael Hanley adds his prayers to those of the Presiding Bishop included below and invites Oregon Episcopalians to pray for the President, First Lady, and White House staff members who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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Commission to End Racism Begins

With a sense of enthusiasm, wrapped in the realism that its work may be daunting, the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon Commission to End Racism held its first meeting on Saturday, September 26.

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