The Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden Listed for Sale

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Love is the rock upon which the Church is built

Dear Friends in Christ, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against it.”  (Matthew 16:18) Yesterday, January 18, […]

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The brightness of Christ to show us the way this Epiphany

Dear friends in Christ, One of the questions I am often asked since returning to Oregon is, “How does it feel to be back?” The question is often asked because the difference between the climate […]

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Update from Bishop Akiyama regarding Christmas Eve Service

Dear friends in Christ, Tomorrow evening, I will preach and celebrate at St. John the Evangelist’s (Milwaukie) Christmas Eve service.  As you know, I had planned to preside at Christmas Eve services at Trinity Episcopal […]

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Bishop Akiyama’s Christmas Message

Read as a PDF. The other day I was talking to a friend who is deep in grief after losing her beloved. “I’m tired of the sermons I’ve heard lately about hope – telling me […]

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Bishop’s message to wear masks indoors this winter

Dear Friends in Christ, Over the last several weeks, there has been a rise in hospitalizations in Oregon due mainly to influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19. Physicians in our state have joined with […]

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Introduction and a brief survey from the Housing Crisis Working Group

In July of 2022, Bishop Akiyama commissioned a Housing Crisis Working Group for the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon in response to the evident emergency in our towns, cities, and nation.  There are currently six […]

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2023 Vestry/BAC Days

We are offering Vestry Days for all Clergy in Charge and their Vestries/BACs to kick off their 2023 year together. Each Convocation has a location and date and two facilitators from the Diocese to lead […]

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The springtime edge of a bleak question

Dear friends in Christ, Not quite a year ago, I stood on a small rise at the back of the property where I grew up in Hood River.  The home I’d known since I was […]

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Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Akiyama

“For whom and for what are we thankful?” The question rang through the worship space like a rung bell. I was not the officiant in this liturgy and therefore had the luxury of sinking into […]

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The Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden Listed for Sale

View as a PDF Dear Friends in Christ,  Last Thursday, November 17, 2022, we officially listed the Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden on RMLS.  Since becoming your Bishop in February 2021, I have heard many […]

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