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Bishop Message: Change in Diocesan Staffing

Dear friends in Christ, I write to announce a change in the staffing at the diocesan office. Effective May 14, 2021, the position of Canon for Administration will be dissolved. A search for an Executive […]

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The Community Garden at St. Timothy’s, Brookings

This post is written and offered by Deacon Linda Lee and the community at St. Timothy’s Church in Brookings. From AFM paper on Rogation Day liturgy… At St. Timothy’s in Brookings, Oregon, we always have […]

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A Message from your Bishop: Shooting in Southeast, Portland

Dear Friends in Christ,  This morning, a Portland police officer shot and killed a man in the Southeast neighborhood of Portland. This event comes after a series of several violent acts happening around our country: […]

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Bishop’s Message: Please consider getting vaccinated

Dear Friends in Christ, We have just come through our second Easter in this pandemic. Surely, this is not what any of us expected a year ago… or even 6 months ago. Some of you […]

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Easter Message 2021

“….[Mary] turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her,“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the […]

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Holy Week 2021

Dear friends in Christ, It was the 1970’s and I was gathered around the television with my parents and sister to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports. The theme music began and Jim McKay’s voice […]

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Parish Clergy, please take rest the week after Holy Week

Dear clergy, wardens and lay leaders, It is time for you to take a break. It is time to stop and step back for a spell. After much listening, and reflecting on my conversations with you, […]

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Life centered in prayer, March 18, 2021

En Español “Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.” —Elie Wiesel In 2009, I made my vows and became an oblate of a Benedictine monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin. At the center of the Benedictine spiritual […]

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A message during Lent from your bishop

Dear friends in Christ, How are your Lenten practices unfolding this season? Are they opening up a new space for you to reflect, pray, sigh deeply, exhale? If your answer is “no” I invite you to stop […]

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Ash Wednesday/Lent Miércoles de Ceniza / la Cuaresma

Psalm 51Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit from me.Give me the joy of your […]

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