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Godly Play Training Scheduled for First Week of November

img_8041Friday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 6   The Rev. Vanessa Cato, Rector of Good Shepherd, Ogden, asks that those working with the youth of the diocese mark their calendar for Godly Play training, scheduled for the first weekend of November. It will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th, and concludes at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6th. A few scholarships remain to cover the registration fee. The only cost to participating parishes will... Read more

Bishop Hosts Second Anti-Gun Violence Advocacy Dinner

On Tuesday, October 18th, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi hosted this year’s second Gun Violence Prevention Dinner at the ECCU.  The dinner is a coalition of organizations and people advocating gun safety. Attendees included House Minority Leader Brian King and Representative Angela Romero, as well as local law enforcement officials and many other prominent leaders in the fight against gun violence. Representatives from grass-roots organizations such as “Moms Demand Action” were there to provide support and create discussion. Bishop Hayashi, a gun violence victim himself, led the dinner by sharing his passion for stopping gun violence, calling it a “holy work,” and explaining that he has a... Read more

The Rev. Gabriel Atem ordained in festive service

  As the wonder of God's work in the Episcopal Church in Utah approaches its 150th year, we celebrate profound moments of the journey. One of those moments was the ordination of Gabriel Garang Atem to the Sacred Order of Priests. Gabriel+ started his journey as a Lost Boy of the Sudan wandering the desert of Africa. The joyous event took place at All Saints on Oct. 1, 2016 as The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi ordained the leader of the Sudanese Congregation that has met at All Saints for over a decade. A packed church of people from as far away... Read more

Bishop’s Fall Message

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi offers blessings for the fall and a reflection on political decisions Americans will be making in the fast-approaching Presidential Election. (more…)... Read more

Sudanese choir and dancers are a diocesan treasure

The ordination of Gabriel Garang Atem offered a chance to see the  All Saint's Sudanese congregation is a treasure of the diocese. The Lost Boys and Lost Girls of the Sudan represent not only one of the world's greatest story of courage, but one of the world's greatest stories of faith for those who walked the desert for years never knowing if they would see the blazing sun rise the next day. Many of us observers at the ordinationcan never imagine the journey of faith present in Gabriel+ and in the congregation. The grace of the Lord  defines the... Read more