Elizabeth Gordon Wanzer Klein and SuEllen June Johnson Pommier were ordained deacons in Christ’s holy catholic Church on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, OR. The Rt. Rev. Diana D. Akiyama presided, preached, and consecrated the newly ordained deacons.
“The ordination to the diaconate of Liz Klein and SuEllen Pommier marks the end of one period of discernment and the beginning of the next,” said Bishop Akiyama. “This discernment is not only theirs, it is ours also. The presence of the Holy Spirit enlivens this work and it is a joy to dance in the power of the Spirit! Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make another Covid ordination a success: the Cathedral staff, diocesan team, presenters, lectors, and diocesan clergy who got up early to be present and to affirm their new sisters in Christ.”
Download the service bulletin here and watch a recording of the service below.
The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon
By the grace of God, The Rt. Rev. Diana D. Akiyama, XI Bishop of Oregon, will ordain SuEllen June Johnson Pommier and Elizabeth Gordon Wanzer Klein to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, the seventh day of August, two thousand twenty one, at nine in the morning at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral,147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
By the Grace of God,
the Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, 10th Bishop of Oregon,
to the Sacred Order of Deacons
on Tuesday, the 22nd day of September, two thousand twenty,
at eleven o’clock in the morning Pacific Daylight Time.
Due to official restrictions on group gatherings, attendance at the service is strictly limited to those personally included by the ordinand, but all are invited and encouraged to join in prayer at the appointed hour. The service will be recorded and posted at stjohnspringfield.org
Contributions to Jackee’s discretionary fund may be sent to the
Diocese of Oregon with her name in the subject line.
Due to social distancing attendance restrictions, the ordination of Matthew David Morris will be live streamed on Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s Facebook page (http://facebook.com/trinitycathpdx) Saturday, May 9, 2020, beginning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time.
Service bulletins can be downloaded at the following links in English and Spanish.
The ordination will live-stream on the Trinity’s Cathedral Facebook page at 11:00AM PST. Arrive at the page a few minutes early just to be safe — http://facebook.com/trinitycathpdx