Living with Integrity, a reflection from your Bishop

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Living with Integrity, a reflection from your Bishop

When we describe a person as one who has integrity, we are saying they are honest, upright, and treat others with respect. We think of such people as well-integrated; they have faced their imperfections and weaknesses, and know they are God’s beloved even so.

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Bishop’s Message regarding the latest mask guidelines for vaccinated persons and worshiping in-person

Dear Colleagues, The latest Covid guidelines issued by the CDC and the State of Oregon have raised questions about gathering for worship indoors. The current scientific data supports the return to in-person gatherings without face masks […]

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Bishop’s Reflection: I am DONE with…

I am DONE.  I’ve been hearing this phrase, or a version of it a lot lately.  It has not been expressed as a form of giving up or going away, rather I hear it in conversations about how […]

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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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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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