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Bishop’s Message for Advent and the 150th

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi shares a message to begin Advent, the season of preparation and prayer. He invites us to ready ourselves to receive Jesus Christ. As the new church year starts with Advent, he is excited to announce a special observance as we enter our 150th year of the Episcopal Church in Utah. (more…)... Read more

Diocesan Council Approves Budget for 2017

The Rev. Canon Steve Andersen, CFO, along with Bishop Scott B. Hayashi, announced that the Diocesan Council approved the 2017 Budget at its November 5th meeting. The full budget is available to view here. For reference purposes, approved budgets for the last two years are available on the resource page of this website. Photo: The Rev. Canon Steve Andersen... Read more

Yanni to be Ordained to the Priesthood

IMG_8676 By the grace of God and the consent of God's people, the Rt. Rev. Scott B Hayashi, 11th Bishop of Utah, will ordain The Rev. Timothy John Yanni to the Priesthood in Christ's one holy, catholic and apostolic church.  The December 17, 2016, ordination will take place at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 50 West 200 North, Provo, Utah, at 2:00 p.m.  Deacon Yanni graduated from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in May, 2016.  His areas of study included prison ministry and... 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