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Bishop Hayashi’s statement concerning the violence of the past few days

From the Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi

More gun shots, more killings, more tears, more anger, more, more, more...

How much longer will this go on??!!

When I have been asked this question my answer has been, and I hope that I am wrong, "it will get much worse before we, as a nation, look at ourselves and say, 'This has to stop.'"

It is not just a matter of easy access to guns. Although I believe that having them so readily available increases the potential for acts of violence in which they are used, it is not just a... Read more



HISTORIC HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH BUILDING FULL OF LIFE AGAIN!

The treasured and historic 120-year-old Holy Spirit Episcopal Church building of Randlett, Utah has been restored and is again a worship space. The white clapboard and red trimmed church was the first church of a Gothic Revival style built on the Ute Reservation in 1896 during a time the Federal Government asked Christian religions to establish missions on the reservations. The Episcopal Church was selected for the Ute reservation in the Unitah Basin. The Church of the Holy Spirit was the first of those churches and the last surviving church of the architectural design that features hand drawn paintings... Read more


Gordon installed as Vicar of Holy Spirit

(Photo: The Rev. Connie Gordon kneels before the congregation members humbling accepting their calling in deep appreciation and prayer.) The Rev. Connie Gordon has become the Vicar of Holy Spirit Church in Randlett, Utah, in the Unitah Basin. She will serve half-time at the newly restored 120-year-old historic church. Her other half-time duty will be to continue to serve St. Paul's in Vernal. Her installation in a festive service marks the return of a priest to the pulpit at Holy Spirit. As detailed in the story above, the church was meeting in its parish hall while congregants passionately worked on restoring the... Read more


Yanni and Knuth ordained as Deacons

IMG_8676IMG_8614It was with the grace of God and with the consent of God's people that the Right Reverend Scott B. Hayashi, 11th Bishop of Utah, ordained Charles Henry Knuth & Timothy John Yanni to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. The June 16th ordination was held at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. The Rev. Tim Yanni is from St. Mary's in Provo and The Rev. Charles Knuth comes from All Saints in Salt Lake City. Photo: The Rt. Rev.... Read more


Diocesan Work and Worship Day at Camp Tuttle

Episcopalians and friends cleaned up the beloved Camp Tuttle between raindrops on June 11th. The annual clean-up gets the camp ready for summer. Of course, not all is work on the day in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Workers were treated to lunch and worship at the scenic Chapel of Christ the King. Camp Tuttle is located near Brighton, Utah and accessible by the highway that starts just east of CottonwoodHeights. (more…)... Read more