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Adopt A Planting Bed: Safety Guidelines & Instructions

Posted by on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 in Announcements, News and Events

St. Michael’s Weeding Instructions

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A Message from Katherine+

Posted by on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 in Announcements

Jan. 13, 2021 Dear friends in Christ, I have been thinking about Jesus in the desert wilderness being tempted,and I can’t help but wonder why resignation or fatigue was not one of them!? As I hear how weary so many people are right now, it feels contagious;those in healthcare or otherwise essential workers, those who are jobless,fear landing in homelessness or already have, surely the elected leadership— and certainly ourselves. The weariness is more contagious than thepandemic. When a hungry Jesus refused to turn desert stones into bread, did he feelour same weariness? His answer was that...

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A Pastoral Message from Katherine+

Posted by on Wed, Jan 6, 2021 in Announcements

The Epiphany: Jan. 6, 2021 Dear People of God, We stand at a precipice of a kind of civil war, and as I write protesters of the recent elections have broken into the US Capital. Windows are being broken, offices vandalized, shots fired, leaders are being evacuated to hoped-for safety. We cannot quite believe what we see and hear, and yet we have been concerned that this could happen for months now. This is a time for God with us. Yes, I call this behavior and the inciting of these acts sin. This is where we most need to turn to God. This is the time to turn to each other and acknowledge both...

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D034 Amend Canon IV.19.4 – Suspending Statute of Limitations

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 in Announcements

D034 Amend Canon IV.19.4 – Suspending Statute of Limitations Resolved, That the 79th General Convention amend Canon IV.19.4 to read as follows: Sec. 4(a) A Member of the Clergy shall not be subject to proceedings under this Title for acts committed more than ten years before the initiation of proceedings except: if a Member of the Clergy is convicted in a criminal Court of Record or a judgment in a civil Court of Record in a cause involving immorality, proceedings may be initiated at any time within three years after the conviction or judgment becomes final; if an alleged Injured...

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A Pastoral Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 in Announcements

Letter to the Episcopal Church from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies Statue of Limitations Suspension for Clergy Sexual Misconduct Begins Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: Nearly a year ago, we issued a call for the church to examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how we have handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years. In particular, we asked to hear voices from the wider church at General Convention so that deputies and bishops might consider both how to atone for the church’s past...

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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rickel: Statute of Limitations on Clergy Sexual Misconduct Suspended by General Convention

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 in Announcements

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Rickel To all the good people of the Diocese of Olympia, This past summer, at our General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took some historic and much needed steps in addressing past abuses by clergy toward lay persons and toward other clergy in the church.   For far too long there has been too much silence, and often misdirection, when persons in our church were brave enough to bring such allegations forward. I am writing this letter in order to make you aware of the implementation of one specific resolution from General Convention, namely, D034,...

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