Reflections on the past few weeks, a Message from our Bishop

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Persisting and prevailing, a reflection from Bishop Akiyama

Dear Friends in Christ, “So, tell me, Bishop. Do you believe you will prevail with this lawsuit?” The interviewer had the distinction of being the first to pose the question so bluntly.   We had been […]

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The Alcena has been awarded funding – St. Philip the Deacon, Portland

This blog is taken from St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church’s website with the assistance of the Rev. Maria McDowell. Read the original post here. The image above was from Design Research Office LLC. On […]

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Victory through the cross, a reflection Bishop Akiyama

“History is always a matter of trying to think into the minds of people who think differently from ourselves.”     —N.T. Wright “For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties […]

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Sydney Fitzpatrick Stepping Down as Vice Chancellor to the Diocese

Dear Friends in Christ,  I write to inform you that Sydney Fitzpatrick has resigned from her role as the Vice Chancellor for the Diocese of Oregon. Sydney first started in this role in 2016 with […]

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The Diocese of Oregon and St. Timothy’s file lawsuit against the City of Brookings

Dear Friends in Christ,   Today the diocese filed a complaint to the federal courts against the City of Brookings with St. Timothy’s and the Rev. Bernie Lindley. We have worked closely with our chancellor Emily […]

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Diocese of Oregon COVID-19 Update – January 2022

View as a PDF. En Español. January 28, 2022 Dear Friends in Christ,  Over the last few weeks, we have seen record COVID-19 case numbers across the country and in Oregon. The Omicron variant has […]

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The Rev. Carol Sedlacek appointed as Interim Missioner for Special Projects

View as a .PDF Dear Friends in Christ, I am delighted to share that I will continue serving on the diocesan staff alongside Bishop Akiyama and the two new Missioners, the Rev. Chris Craun and […]

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Prayer is the key to our own kenotic obedience, a reflection from Bishop Akiyama

Dear Friends in Christ, Spoiler Alert: One of the final scenes in the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up will be described below. I’ve been reflecting on the dinner table scene in the movie Don’t Look Up. Although […]

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Part-time Music Director – St. James Santiago, Lincoln City

St. James Santiago Church is seeking a part-time music director. Will provide musical accompaniment (prefer piano/organ) during services, work with priest on music selection and potentially lead small choir. Hours and compensation TBD. Contact the […]

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Reflections on the past few weeks, a Message from our Bishop

Dear friends in Christ, These past two weeks have been, for me, bishop-centric, and let me assure you I am not referring to myself or my work. The announcement of Bishop Desmond Tutu’s death the day […]

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