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                                                                                        The Oregon Episcopal
                                                                                       Diocese of Oregon
                                                                                       Vol. 102 No. 1
                                                                                       Spring 2010

                                  THE CONSECRATION OF A BISHOP
                                                                                                                                         On November 20, 2009, the Rev. Michael
                                                                                                                                        Hanley was elected Tenth Bishop of Oregon.
                                                                                                                                         On April 10, 2010, he will be consecrated
                                                                                                                                               at the Hult Center in Eugene.
                                                                                                                                          “This rite reflects the belief that ordained
                                                                                                                                           ministers are called to ministry within
                                                                                                                                                rather than over the church”
                                                                                                                                       Rite of Ordination                         from “The Catechism” in the Book of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Common Prayer 1979). In particu-
                                                                                                                                             Story by the Rev. Dr.                lar (according to Marion J. Hatchett,
                                                                                                                                             Caroline Litzenberger                an authority on the American Prayer

                                                                                                                                                n April 10, 2010, many of us      Book), this rite reflects the belief that
                                                                                                                                                will participate in the ordi-     ordained ministers are called to minis-
                                                                                                                                                nation of the Rev. Michael        try within rather than over the church.
                                                                                                                                                Joseph Hanley as the Tenth        Still, even though it has been updated,
                                                                                                                                     Bishop of Oregon. The rite of ordina-        a number of questions emerge when
                                                                                                                                     tion in which we will take part has          considering this liturgy.
                                                                                                                                     ancient roots, but it has been updated          The rite used is titled, “The Ordina-
                                                                                                                                     to reflect the current understanding of      tion of a Bishop,” although some may
                                                                                                                                     the roles of the orders of ministry in the   remember similar ceremonies being
  Photo by Sarah Rust Sampedro                                                                                                       Episcopal Church: “lay people, bish-         called consecrations. In fact, in the
The “laying on of hands” for the consecration of Bishop Brian N. Prior of Minnesota                                                  ops, priests, and deacons” (to quote                           Continued on page 4

                                                                                     ‘Oh, what a relief it is’
   Giving in the age of the Internet has its rewards and challenges
                                                                                                  Story by Deirdre Steinberg

        ontributing money to disas-                                                          nities around the world so that peo-    Evolution of Internet giving
        ter relief in the age of the In-                                                     ple in those communities are better
                                                                                                                                        In the beginning, with Sept. 11,
        ternet has evolved over the                                                          prepared to respond to disasters.
                                                                                                                                     contributions from the Internet
        past decade in ways once                                                                “We’ve learned a lot in the past
                                                                                                                                     were minimal. But with each suc-
unimaginable. Episcopal Relief                                                               ten years about how to use the In-
                                                                                                                                     cessive disaster, up to and including
and Development (ERD), the Epis-                                                             ternet to attract donors and hope-
                                                                                                                                     the earthquake in Haiti on January
copal Church’s premier disaster re-                                                          fully to keep them,” says Malaika
                                                                                                                                     12, 2010, contributions have in-
lief and long-term poverty/hunger                                                            Kumunawire, ERD’s senior director
                                                                                                                                     creased exponentially. Along with
eradication agency, is constantly                                                            of marketing and communications.
                                                                                                                                     the increases have come changes
trying to harness this evolving cy-                                                          She has been with the organiza-
                                                                                                                                     in the ways the Internet is used to
ber technology to meet its two big-                                                          tion since the “big three” disasters
                                                                                                                                     maximize giving, attracting, and
gest goals: responding immediately                                                           of the Internet age: Sept. 11, Hurri-
                                                                                                                                     retaining donors.
to disasters as they unfold and pro-                                                         cane Katrina, and the South Asian
                                                                                                                                        According to Kumunawire,
viding long-term relief from hunger                                                          Tsunami.
                                                                                                                                     ERD’s first major foray into Internet
and poverty to vulnerable commu-
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                                                                                                             Marla Hanley                                           Oregon’s History of
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                                                                                                             Farewell from the
                                                                                                             assisting bishop                               Plus!
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Continued from page 1                 could buy a farm animal for
                                      a rural family, contribute
                                      to the building of a well for
                                                                             ERD effectively is what Ku-
                                                                                calls “gift by cell.” In this
                                                                                                                                                     Peer ministers
‘Oh, what a relief it is’
giving was an online store to
                                      clean water, purchase a mos-
                                      quito net for a baby (to help
                                                                             system, a text message is sent
                                                                             by ERD with the plea for
                                                                                                                                                    enhance campus
complement its printed gift
catalog in 2005. The print
                                      prevent malaria), or help
                                      fund HIV and dental hygiene
                                      clinics in poor villages.
                                                                             donations toward a specific
                                                                             disaster. The mobile phone
                                                                             owner can give a gift of $10
catalog, transferred to the                                                                                                                               Story by Barbara Ross, missioner for
                                         In 2008, ERD rebuilt its            (the maximum) immedi-
Internet with options for                                                                                                                                     lifelong Christian formation
                                      website, says Kumunawire,              ately by hitting “reply.” No
instant purchase, increased

                                      to make it easier for people           fuss, no muss. Instant grati-
sales dramatically. With the                                                                                                                              eet the new stu-          Episcopal Church and joined
                                      to give online and to provide          fication for the contributor
click of a button, donors                                                                                                                                 dent peer minis-          the Companions of St. Luke,
                                      constantly updated informa-            and instant money for the
                                                                                                                                                          ter with the Epis-        Order of St. Benedict. In
                                                                                  agency. It has worked so
                                                                                                                                                          copal     Campus          2009, his teaching position
                                                                                  well in fact, that Kumu-
                                                                                                                                             Ministry at Portland State             was eliminated due to bud-
                                                                                  nawire says ERD had to
                                                                                                                                             university: Joshua Kings-              get cuts, and he found him-
                                                                                  hire an outside agency
                                                                                                                                             ley, affectionately known as           self back in school study-
                                                                                  to acknowledge gifts be-
                                                                                                                                             Brother gregory.                       ing for a master’s degree in
                                                                                  cause the volume over-
                                                                                                                                                What are Peer Ministers?            music performance at Port-
                                                                                  whelmed the staff.
                                                                                                                                             Peer Ministers are students            land State university. Says
                                                                             Photo by Deirdre Steinberg.
                                                                                     While it’s wonder-
                                                                                                                                             who work eight hours a week            Brother gregory, “I am very
                                                                                  ful to get the instant re-
                                                                                                                                             under a chaplain’s direction.          excited to be working at the
                                                                                  sponse for a specific di-
                                                                                                                                             The ministry’s eyes and ears           Spiritual Life Center at PSu,
                                                                                  saster, Kumunawire and
                                                                                                                                             on campus, they discover               and I look forward to every-
                                                                                  her colleagues are inter-
                                                                                                                                             student needs and concerns.            thing this year will bring. I
                                                                                  ested in retaining these
                                                                                                                                             They respond by developing             feel blessed and humbled to
                                                                                  new donors and engag-
                                                                                                                                             and supporting programs of             be asked.”
                                                                                  ing them in ERD’s on-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Being an
                                                                                  going efforts to support
                                                                                                                                                                                                    urban      uni-
                                                                                  vulnerable communities
                                                                                                                                                                                                    versity, PSu
                                                                                  in eradicating hunger
                                                                                                                                                                                                    presents spe-
                                                                                  and poverty so they can
Malaika Kamunawire, (center), ERD’s director of communications, goes                                                                                                                                cial challeng-
                                                                                  respond to disasters bet-
over a donor list with Adrienne Smart (right), ERD’s database manager, and                                                                                                                          es and op-
Xerses Eclipse, director of donor services.                                  ter on their own.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    por t unit ies
                                                                             Ongoing challenges                                                                                                     for students.
                                      tion on disaster relief. The                                                                                                                                  Through our
                                      updated information was a                  “Now our challenge is to                                                                                           Peer Minis-
                                      boon to Episcopal congre-              engage these first-time do-                                                                                            ter     Joshua
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                                                                             to be engaged with ERD.                                            Born in Lansing, MI, ing,” says the Rev. Canon Jo-
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                                      ple often turn to their church
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                                                                             as blogs from ERD’s direc-                                      ied music at the university of            To see what your campus
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                                      ultimately enhanced by the
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                                      recent Internet advances in
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 gRACE AND PEACE                                                   Marla Hanley finds ‘paradise’
                             My   father was a gardener.
                           During the last 20 years of his
                                                                         in her new home
                           life he spent most of his days                                 Photo and Story by Deirdre Steinberg
                           walking around a very small             Marla Hanley describes her feelings about     field education program, which oversaw
                           garden in the back of the house      leaving a comfortable and challenging job        the placement of 300 students in about 150
                           I lived in for the first 18 years    of 20 years, deep friendships, and familiar      agencies state-wide.
                           of my life. The space was about      surroundings to venture halfway across the           The Hanleys have two daughters: Rachel,
                                                                country to the Diocese of Oregon, where her      30, who has a graduate degree in library and
                           15 yards by 30 yards, and in
                                                                husband will be consecrated on April 10 as       information science and is pursuing a career
                           that space he raised tomatoes,       the tenth bishop of Oregon, as a mixture of      in information archicture, and Jessica, 28,
                           okra, cucumbers, beans, beets,       wistfulness for things lost and euphoria for     who has a teaching degree and is currently
 squash, a few watermelons, and flowers. He spent his           a move to what she calls the “paradise” of       teaching in South Korea. The family will re-
 days watering, weeding, and watching the garden grow.          the Pacific Northwest.                           unite for the first time in 14 months at Mi-
                                                                   When Michael Hanley, who met his fu-          chael’s consecration on April 10.
 He loved it and he was good at it. In the winter he read
                                                                ture wife on the first day of classes in their      Marla Hanley grew up as a Southern Bap-
 about gardens and planned the next year’s growth. One          freshman year together at the university of      tist, and Michael was a Roman Catholic. In
 year he got concerned that the soil might be lacking in        Oklahoma in 1973, told her of his intention      their freshman year of college they started
 some essential nutrient. So he packed a small sample in        to apply for the bishop position, Marla says     attending different churches to explore what
 a box and mailed it to the State of Oklahoma Depart-           she emailed him back: “Oregon, how bad           might be a fit. They stopped at the second
                                                                could it be!” Her supposition, she says, was     one they visited — an Episcopal church.
 ment of Agriculture for analysis. He waited weeks for the      that if Oregon was the state next to Wash-       They have been in the Church ever since.
 results. When the results arrived he read them over and        ington, which she had visited periodically       She was confirmed at 19.
 smiled. His soil was almost perfectly balanced. It was in      for more than 40 years to see her brother,
 fine shape, and he could plant again as he had in the          then it must be just as lovely.
                                                                   “And I was right!” she adds, smiling.
 past. He gardened happily until his death in 1999. When
                                                                One of the things the bishop’s wife wants to
 last I went home, after the death of my mother in 2005, I      do very soon is “start putting things in the
 looked into the back yard and discovered that the garden       dirt.” Hanley is a dedicated gardener and
 was entirely gone, nothing remained to mark its place,         has already been to Powell’s Books in Port-
 and it was as if it had never been there, but I knew the       land perusing the store’s extensive garden-
                                                                ing section.
 truth of it. The garden remains to this day in my memo-
                                                                   The Hanleys will celebrate their 35th wed-
 ry, and it is beautiful and wonderfully bountiful.             ding anniversary this year. Their longtime
    The gospel writers tell several parables of Jesus that      partnership has been a matter of give and
 concern farming and gardening. They tell parables that         take — alternating jobs and where they’ve
 remind us to do the hard work of planting and harvest-         lived to accommodate each other’s dreams
                                                                and aspirations. For instance, he might             After many years of 60-hour workweeks
 ing, of weeding and tending to the growth of the garden        take a position as an associate rector to be
 that is the people of god. As Lent falls behind us and                                                          as an academic, Marla Hanley says this year
                                                                a partner in raising their kids so they both     is “kind of like a sabbatical” in which she
 we greet the joy of Easter, let us recall that the growth is   could work, rather than taking on a more         wants to see the state of Oregon and meet as
 in god’s capable hands. Jesus walked among the people,         demanding rector position. Also, Michael         many people in the diocese as she can. She
                                                                Hanley looked for work in positions in cit-      was struck (on the walkabouts) with how
 teaching and preaching, healing and inviting people to
                                                                ies that had more opportunities for her to       collaborative and yet independent Orego-
 live in the reign of god, but it was god in the power of       pursue her doctorate or teaching positions.      nians seem to be and how “kind and gentle”
 the Spirit that he pointed to. As he faced Jerusalem and          “It has definitely been a braiding of our     everyone she has met has been. Hanley adds
 the powers of the world at its worst, he faced them in the     individual vocations,” says Marla. When she      that it is quite apparent that “there is a real
 knowledge and love of god. He calls us today to follow,        decided to get her doctorate; Michael found      respect here for creation and the steward-
                                                                a church to serve in Missouri, while she ob-     ship of the earth. I sense how much people
 to love those who seek god, and to create change that
                                                                tained her Ph.D. in American Studies at St.      want to preserve what god has created.”
 allows the world to more perfectly conform to the vision       Louis university.                                   Even just the fact that there are so many
 of the reign of god.                                              Their professional lives coalesced most       places for dogs to run around in parks is re-
    Recently I read a phrase in a book about the need for       recently in Minnesota, where he was rector       velatory to her. “Our dog is quite happy,”
 system-wide diocesan change: “Resurrection comes after         of St. Christopher’s in Roseville and she was    she says.
                                                                the associate academic dean at St. Catherine        Bailey, the Hanley’s sheltie, must have
 death, not denial.” As I begin to join you in ministry, this
                                                                university, the largest women’s college in       sensed good things coming his way, she
 phrase might be one of the things we hold on to as we do       the country (in terms of baccalaureate stu-      says. He had his head glued to the window
 our work together. The garden that is the Diocese of Or-       dents). Before moving to Oregon in Febru-        sniffing and smiling almost the entire way
 egon has been going through much transition for many           ary 2010, Marla Hanley had a full academ-        from Minnesota to Oregon in their mid-
 years now. You have tended the garden, you have watered        ic career at St. Catherine for more than 20      winter drive from the Midwest to their new
                                                                years: associate academic dean; tenured pro-     home in the Pacific Northwest.
 and weeded and watched it grow. You have added nutri-          fessor in social work (teaching social policy,      “Bailey and I aren’t disappointed with
 ents to the soil and cut back the plantings where neces-       supervision, group and community practice        our new home,” says Marla Hanley. “Not at
 sary. You have planned New Year’s plantings, and you           courses at both graduate and undergradu-         all.”
 have also seen the growth and tasted the fruit of your         ate levels); and directing the social work
 labor. You have known both death and resurrection in
 many ways. While it is tempting to hope for only more
 good growth, without loss and pain and death, we all
 know that this is not the way of life in the garden. There
 will be both life and death, both joy and sorrow in the
 years ahead. At times we will make good choices and at
 times we will not. But, if we are true to the call of Jesus,
 if we maintain our connection to the garden and to the
 community of the faithful, we will find that the soil re-
 mains healthy and the garden will continue to yield its
    Blessings to you all this day,
    Michael hanley
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                      Farewell from the                                                                    continued from page 1           then join in the laying on
                                                                                                                                           of hands at the time of con-
                                                                                                                                           secration, as do all priests
                                                                                                           Rite of Ordination
                       assisting bishop                                                                    previous prayer book, this
                                                                                                                                           in priestly ordinations. The
                                                                                                                                           bishop alone lays hand on
    Well, dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, the Transitional Leadership Team, Lin Knight                                                deacons to signify that dea-
                                                                                                           service was called “The Form
                                                                                                                                           cons are supervised directly
I hope this is the case. Whether your judg- and Arlene ullman, who together with Ma-                       of Ordaining or Consecrat-
                                                                                                                                           by their bishop.
ment be “Yea,” or “Nay,” I want to tell you rie Bagwell and Mary Miller have given flight                  ing a Bishop.” A quick check
                                                                                                                                              As with ordination to the
                                                                                                           of a dictionary reveals that
what an honor and privilege it has been to to this experimental plane. I would also give                                                   other orders, the bishop-
                                                                                                           these two words are simi-
serve as your assisting bishop for the past (al- thanks for my “bosses” during this time, the                                              elect is not fully vested when
                                                                                                           lar, referring to conferring
most) two years. Mari and I have been wel- Standing Committee (with its various incar-                                                     the service begins. Rather,
                                                                                                           “holy orders” in the case of
                                                                                                                                           the rubrics specify that the
comed, encouraged, and supported by you. nations) and its three presidents, Mary Cra-                      ordination, and admitting
                                                                                                                                           bishop-elect is to be “vested
And for that we will always be grateful. I mer, the Rev. Shannon Leach, and Sharon                         or ordaining “to a sacred of-
                                                                                                           fice” in the case of
will not pretend that it won’t be difficult to Rodgers.
                                                                                                           consecration. In the
leave the Diocese of Or-                                               So again, dear sisters
egon, but we do so with
                                  “I have fought the                and brothers, we depart
                                                                                                           current prayer book,
                                                                                                           all the rites that cre-
confidence that you are            good fight, I have               with thankfulness for                  ate ordained minis-
in the hands of our lov-                                            all you have been in our               ters are called ordi-
ing, healing, and forgiv-
                                   finished the race,               lives. The baptismal vow
                                                                                                           nations. Within each

                                                                                                                                                                        Photo by Dan Hammond
                                                                                                           rite there are prayers
ing god in partnership          I have kept the faith.”             has become even more                   which depict the
with Michael Hanley,                                                real to me as I contem-                particular ministries
the bishop-elect.
                                    (2 Timothy 4:7)                 plate Jesus the Christ in              associated with the
                                                                                                           specific order, and
    When I first arrived                                            each one of you. May
                                                                                                           there is also a section
I used the story of Abraham and Sarah as a god bless the Episcopal Church. May god                         devoted to the conse-
template for god’s call in our senior years to bless the Diocese of Oregon. And may god                    cration of the person
move into a new land. I was reluctant to push Bless each of you, along with Michael and                    or persons being or- The view from the seats at the 2003
that too far, recalling what happened to Sar- Marla Hanley, as you continue to walk to-                    dained. Within each Consecration.
                                                                                                           rite there are also
ah in her old age. The journey has been won- gether in this life and the life to come.
                                                                                                           specific roles for representa- in a rochet or alb, without
derful, and although we are both two years         Your Brother in Christ,                                 tives of all the other orders stole, tippet, or other vesture
older we do not anticipate the birth of our        +Sandy Hampton                                          of ministry, including lay distinctive of ecclesiastical
fifth child.                                                                                               people, to underscore the or academic rank or order.”
    I also suggested the metaphor                                                                          mutuality of the four or- A rochet is a white vestment
                                                                                                           ders of ministry in respond- similar to an alb that is typi-
of “building the plane while fly-                                                                          ing to god’s call to all bap- cally only worn by bishops.
ing it” for the mission and minis-                                                                         tized members to continue It has long sleeves with pleats
try we were called to. I believe that                                                                      Christ’s ministry.              or ruffles at the wrists. Early
with the leadership of the govern-                                                                            In the midst of this rite of in the liturgy, the bishop-
                                                                                                           ordination, other acts and elect is presented by clergy
ing bodies (Standing Committee,
                                                                                                           symbols may benefit from and lay people from the dio-
Board of Trustees, and Diocesan                                                                            explanation. The Presiding cese, and then testimonials
Council) along with our diocesan                                                                           Bishop or her representative of the election are read. This
staff, the plane has and is doing well                                                                     presides at this liturgy, but is followed by the bishop-
during its test flights. I would offer                                                                     there must be at least two
                                                                                                           other bishops to present the
very special thanks to my friends
                                                                                                           bishop-elect for ordination.
and colleagues who have formed I think we can move that there and then we move...                          All bishops in attendance

                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Dan Hammond
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  grow? What is the church’s role                    PCUSA Certification Council;                          562.436.2256, ext. 226.
                                                     Association of Presbyterian                                                           as we vocally affirm our sup-
  in its development? How can the                    Church Educators National                                                             port for our bishop-elect. All
  community nurture persons who                      Cabinet; General Assembly Workgroup on               Sponsors
  respond to God’s extravagance                      the Role and Status of Christian Educators.          Association of Presbyterian
                                                                                                                                           of this comes before the Lit-
  with generosity in every aspect of                                                                      Church Educators (APCE)          urgy of the Word, which is
                                                             Victor Floyd, Musician and Worship
  their lives? What would such gen-                          Leader. Seminarian (Pacific School            Association of United            followed by the Examination
  erosity look like — and how might                          of Religion) and candidate for min-          Church Educators (AUCE)          and Consecration of our new
  it further the reign of God?                               istry. Recipient of the 2009 Marcella
                                                                                                          National Association for         bishop, and the presentation
                                                             Althaus–Reid Award.
  Reflect on these and other ques-                                                                         Episcopal Christian Education    of gifts symbolizing his new
  tions at this conference as we                             Professional affiliations: Pacific Mo-         Directors (NAECED)
                                                             zart Ensemble; Coro Hispano de San                                            office. The service continues
  worship, pray, learn, and live into                        Francisco; InterPlay; Robert Shaw                                             in a familiar way as we cel-
  being God’s fully-formed people                            Institute; Center for Lesbian and Gay
  — wealthy in every way.                                    Studies in Religion & Ministry.                 ebrate the Eucharist with our
                                                                                                                                           new bishop – all 2,500 of us!
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              19th                                                                                        Children’s Day at the
                                                                                                            Cathedral 2010
         Annual ECW                                                                                               Bishop-elect Michael and
        Spirituality Day                                                                                       Archimedes share in 5th annual
                                                                                                               Children’s Day at the Cathedral
    Seeking God’s Dream
                                                                                                                               Story by Barabara Ross
         of Shalom*                                                                                                           Photos by Dan Hammond

        Eucharist Celebrant                                                                                   ishop-elect Michael Hanley and his green dragon pup-
           and Preacher                                                                                       pet Archimedes greeted arriving children and adults
                                                                   Bishop-elect Michael Hanley and            at the fifth annual Children’s Day at the Cathedral
      the Rev. Carol Sedlacek                                      Archimedes, his green dragon
                                                                   puppet, tell the story of the
                                                                                                              on Saturday, February 27. Over 100 people represent-
                                                                   paper-bag princess during opening  ing 16 congregations gathered to explore the theme, “Come
         Keynote Speaker                                           activities at the fifth annual     Holy Spirit: Wind and Fire.” The program will be repeated at
         Dr. Marla Hanley                                          Children’s Day “ at the Cathedral, Children’s Day at the Coast to be held Saturday, May 1 at St.
                                                                   held February 27 in Portland.      Luke’s by the Sea, Waldport. An additional day, Children’s Day
                                                                                                      South, is in the planning stages for later in the year.
    Saturday, May 15, 2010                                             Children’s Days engage children and pro-           The 2010 Children’s Day events are co-
     8:30 AM to 3:30 PM                                            vide ideas to the adults who work with them sponsored by the diocesan Ministry of Life-
                                                                   in local congregations. This year’s program long Christian Formation, Trinity Cathedral,
                                                                   features Arts and Music led by Tamara Stills, and the clergy of the central coast. Registra-
                                                                   music associate at Trinity Cathedral and Les- tion information for Children’s Day at the
   Church of the Good Samari-                                      lie Sackett of St. Michael & All Angels, Port- Coast can be downloaded from the dioce-
               tan                                                 land; Hands-On Science led by Pamela Fil- san website at For
      333 NW 35th Street                                           bert and Carole Ann Crateau of St. Timothy, further information, contact Barbara Ross,
    Corvallis, Oregon 97330                                        Salem; and Arts and Drama led by Sarah Missioner for lifelong Christian formation at
                                                                   gibson of All Saints, Portland, and Charis- 971-204-4111.
                                                                   sa Simmons of Trinity Cathedral, Portland.
           Please go to the                                        Stephanie Wight of St. John the Baptist, Port-
          diocesan website                                         land, planned the welcoming activities and                                        Page Clothier of St. gabriel the Archangel,
     for more information and                                      Portland, led the games.
          Or contact
  (*from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Shori’s book, “Gos-
    pel in the Global Village: Seeking God’s Dream of Shalom”)                                                               Tamara Still, music associate at Trinity
                                                                                                                             Cathedral,Portland, helps children work out their
                                                                                                                             wiggles with a large circle of stretchy cloth.

    Cursillo gives a ‘green
    thumb’ as well as the
         entire hand                                               Volunteer Sue Rembert of Prince of Peace, Salem,
                                                                   helps children decorate the flame-covered bags that
                                                                   will hold their treasures throughout the day. Theme for
                      By Warren Schafer                            this year’s Children’s Day events is “Come Holy Spirit:
   For many people there is no experience equal to Cursillo        Wind and Fire.”
in exhibiting the love of Christ. The program gathers groups
for support and encouragement. groups are usually small,
                             three to five persons. The group
                             in Milwaukie is a bit larger, usu-                                                              Sarah Gibson of All Saints, Portland, sets the stage for
                             ally about 16 or 17 persons who                                                                 a Pentecost birthday celebration. Sarah worked with
                                                                                                                             Charissa Simmons of Trinity Cathedral in planning the
                             take turns preparing breakfast
                                                                                                                             Arts and Drama rotation.
                             each Saturday morning.
                                The breakfast discussion cen-
                             ters on the day’s gospel lesson
                             and how it applies to
                                  “me-today.” The question
                             before the group is, ”How do I
                             show the love of Christ today?”       Future scientists prepare their experiments during the
                             Recently the group responded to       Hands-On Science rotation led by Carole Ann Crateau
                             a need with eight men and four        and Pamela Filbert of St. Timothy, Salem. Hands-On
                             pick-up trucks – to assist a young    Science is always one of the children’s favorite parts
                                                                   of Children’s Day.
                             couple move into a new home.
                                A member of the group is now                                                                 A young girl adds her candle to one of the containers
                             90 yeas old and unable to main-                                                                 soon to be filled with dozens of brightly-burning
tain his yard. The group organized fourteen people with their                                                                candles.
own tools to spend a Saturday working on the yard.

                                                                   Leslie Sackett of St. Michael & All Angels, Portland,
                                                                   encourages children to experience the wind during the
                                                                   Music and Dance rotation. She also shared from the        Bishop-elect Michael Hanley leads the group in the
                                                                   children’s book Listen to the Wind, written by Greg       closing worship celebration surrounded by brightly-
                                                                   Mortenson, author the best-selling Three Cups of Tea.     colored balloons.
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Mentor Training:                                                                                                            10th ARTISTS
                                                                                                                                                        Su     M    Tu    W      Th   F    Sa     Su   M    Tu   W     Th   F    Sa   Su   M    Tu    W     Th   F    Sa
                                         YMC President, at mroseve@yahoo.          mation, at 971-204-4111 or 1-800-                                     4     5    6      7
                                                                                                                                                                                               formation, contact Jan Elfers at 503-
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Education for                            event forms and a suggested pack-
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                                                                                                                            Fine Arts Exhibit & Sale
                                         ing list, visit
Thursday, April 15-Saturday, April 17                                                                                       May 7-9, 2010                           October                                 November                            December

The Bishop’s Close, Portland                                                       Oregon Chamber                           Trinity Cathedral
                                                                                                                                                        Su     M    Tu    W      Th   F    Sa
                                                                                                                                                                                               Leading as Ourselves:
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                                         Lecture on Early
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11800 SW Military Lane                                                             Players                                  147 NW 19th Ave, Portland
                                                                                                                                                                                           16  New Models for

Training for EFM mentors will begin
                                         Christianity                              Saturday, May 8, 7:30pm

                                                                                                                            This exhibit and sale of works by
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                                         Sunday, April 18, 2pm
                                                                                   All Saints, Portland                     85 professional and aspiring arts of                               Sunday, June 27-Wednesday June 30
at 3pm on Thursday and end at 3pm        (doors open at 1:15pm)                    4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.                  all ages are showcased. One of the                                 Atlanta, GA
on Saturday. This four-year program
                                         Steinberg Hall, St. Paul, Salem           This concert features OCP musicians      featured artists is Gerrie Congdon,
was developed at the University                                                                                                                                                                This is a conference for young clergy
                                         1444 Liberty St. SE                       in a program of Vivaldi, Stamitz,        a textile artist who has received
of the South, Sewanee, TN, so that                                                                                                                                                             women, sponsored by the Young
participants could dig deep into the     “Jesus of Nazareth: Early Chris-          Doppler, and Dittersdorf. Tickets        international acclaim. The gala cel-                               Clergy Women Project. This ecu-
Christian faith by studying the Bible,   tian Portraits and Places” features       cost $15 general, $12 student/senior     ebration and silent auction will be                                menical, international organization
Church history, and theology and         scholars from Willamette University.      and are available through Safeway’s      Friday from 6-9pm. Advance tick-                                   connects female clergy under age
could connect their faith with their     Professor Ann Nicgorski presents          TicketsWest (224-8499 and toll-free      ets, $15; $20 at the door. Exhibit and                             40 for friendship, support, wisdom-
life experiences. For more informa-      imagery of Jesus Christ in the early      1-800-992-8499), PDX Ticket Net-         sale continue at no charge Saturday                                sharing, and continuing education.
tion, contact Kathy Araujo at kathy-     Christian period, and Professor David     work ( and - 1-800-        (10am-4pm) and Sunday (9am-5pm).                                   More information is available at                      McCreery focuses on archeological         494-TIXS), and at the door. For more     & sale continues Saturday 10-4 and                       
                                         sites in Palestine relating directly to   information call OCP at 1-888-OCP-       Sunday 9-5 at no charge. For further                               ference2010/. Or contact Jennifer
                                         the life of Christ. Registration is $15   8788 or visit the website, www.or-       information, visit the website (www.                               Creswell at jennifermcreswell@ya-
                                         in advance or $20 at the door the        ,     email                   
                                         day of the lecture. You may down-                                        , or phone
                                         load registration forms from the          2010 Clergy                              503-478-1219.
                                         web at For
                                                                                                                                                                                               In the Future:
                                                                                   Conference                                                                                                  Passion Play of
                                         more information, contact Catherine
                                                                                   Monday, May 3-Wednesday, May 5           Best Practices Forum:
                                         Pederson at 503-510-1443 or Judy
                                         Kleen at 503-588-9036.                    Inn at Spanish Head, Lincoln City        Hospitality                                                        Oberammergau
                                                                                   Mark your Calendar for the 2010
                                                                                                                            Tuesday, May 11, 9:30am-3pm                                        (Germany)
                                                                                                                            Trinity Cathedral, Portland                                        August 9-19, 2010
                                         Safeguarding God’s                        Diocese of Oregon Clergy Confer-
                                                                                   ence, “Walk in Love.” Register with      147 NW 19th Ave                                                    The Rev. Robert Bryant is leading
                                         Children                                  the hotel early – phone 800-452-         Ecumenical                                                         an Alpine European pilgrimage this
                                         Saturday, April 24, 8:30am-12:30pm        8127 or email reservations@spanish-      Ministries of                                                      summer with an opportunity to at-
                                         St. Aidan, Gresham               Mention you are with the       Oregon pres-                                                       tend the Passion Play in Oberam-
Bishop’s Ball 2010:                      Sunday, May 16 - 12:00-4:00. -            Episcopal Diocese of Oregon Group        ents a best                                                        mergau, Germany. Tour one of the
“Building Up the Body                    Trinity Cathedral, Portland
                                         17405 NE Glisan St.
                                                                                   n#59A4/QH for the discounted rate.       practices                                                          most beautiful parts of the world:
of Christ”                                                                         A registration form for the event will
                                                                                   be published soon. In the meantime,
                                                                                                                            forum, “Fos-
                                                                                                                            tering Hospi-
                                                                                                                                                                                               Switzerland, southern Germany and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Austria, all enveloped in prayer and
Friday, April 16-Sunday, April 18        Safeguarding God’s Children is re-
                                         quired training for all clergy, paid      make your reservations with the          tality in the                                                      wonder! Price includes roundtrip air-
St. Mary, Eugene
                                         staff, vestry/BAC members, and all        hotel. If you have questions contact     21st-century                                                       fare, first class/select hotels, private
166 E 13th St.
                                         volunteers who work with children         the Rev. Esme Culver, 503-287-0418,      church,” which                                                     homes/pensions in Oberammergau,
With special guest, our new Bishop,      and youth in the Episcopal Church.        or              features Luis                                                      most meals, admission tickets for
Michael Hanley! (He will be conse-       Our diocesan policy requires that                                                  Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on                                 the Passion Play, the services of a
crated bishop the week prior.) All       this training be renewed at least                                                  Religion & Public Life, as keynote                                 professional tour director and sight-
youth 6th through 12th grade are         every ten years. To register, go to                                                speaker. The event includes a panel                                seeing in a deluxe motor coach. This
encouraged to attend. This event, look un-                                                   discussion on practicing hospitality                               is the last call to make plans and
starts at 7pm Friday and ends at         der “Important Announcements,”                                                     and breakout sessions on changing                                  reserve your place on the tour. Bro-
noon Sunday. (As always, late arrivals   click on the link for SAFE Church,                                                 demography, technology, commu-                                     chure available from the Rev. Robert
and early departures are okay, just      read through the information, fill                                                 nity mission, and creative worship.                                Bryant, 503-768-3139, or bryantr@
talk to us!) Contact Louise Fortuna,     out the form and submit. For further                                               Registration fee of $20 includes                         
convener, at      information contact Barbara Ross,                                                  lunch. Registration form is available
or 541-912-4745; or Megan Rosevear,      missioner for lifelong Christian for-                                              at For more in-

 froM coMMunications                                another time – this is about slap-
                                                    your-face-change. The “where-have-
                                                                                                        I have been busy making changes as
                                                                                                                                                                    next year while we get everything
                                                                                                                                                                    else done. I will handle the manag-
       Ministry                                     you-been?” kind of change.                             Some of the changes are obvi-                            ing job, and she will organize the
                                                       I didn’t often return to Northwest               ous: I have redesigned The Oregon                           editorial content. Leslie Davis, the
    change.                                         Portland. It seemed a far-off place of              Episcopal Church News from the                              copy editor, remains as well. And
    We like change. Or we don’t.                    art and shopping and gentrification.                masthead to the paragraph spacing.                          we are still printing this on paper.
We vote for it or we vote against it.               But one day I found myself going to                 There is a new logo for the diocese                            But look for change, and don’t be
Change sneaks up on us. It works                    a meeting in a remodeled building                   on the cover (more on this later). We                       wary of asking for it as well. We will
its way slowly, whirling in the back-               in the Pearl. Now, while I had cer-                 have changed to a quarterly publica-                        not be afraid of controversy, nor
ground, until suddenly we notice                    tainly read about all that was hap-                 tion and are putting more emphasis                          will we pursue it for its own sake.
and it slaps us in the face and says,               pening in that district, it had never               on current news as an electronic of-                        We will concentrate on feature sto-
“Look!”                                             really sunk in that it was going to                 fering. Working with Mary Sicilia,                          ries for the paper, and we will be
    When I first moved to Portland,                 be more than an interesting collec-                 we have instituted the diocese’s first                      looking for features about you mak-
just in time to dust Mount Saint                    tion of old warehouses. But there I                 totally electronic publication, “New                        ing a difference.
Helens ash off my clothes, I lived in               was, driving into the center of urban               Wine from the Vineyard.” We have                               I want to help transform commu-
Northwest Portland, just across the                 renewal, and suddenly I was lost. I                 launched full force into redesigning                        nication in this diocese. I am here to
street from Trinity Church (not Ca-                 looked at street names and while                    the diocesan website and hope to                            help your stories get told and your
thedral yet). Change was just start-                they certainly had the names I was                  bring a more dynamic, useful, and                           messages get to those you intend.
ing to transform those streets then.                familiar with, there was nothing                    user-friendly site online as soon as                           We are the change we intend to be.
And it wasn’t long before change                    else for me to go on. I had to stop,                we can.
took me into Southeast Portland                     park my car, and just get out and                      But, there are some non-change                                      Thank you.
as I got married, started a family,                 take it in.                                         changes as well. I asked Deirdre                                       JTQ
bought a house and – most surpris-                     For the people in the midst of the               Steinberg to edit the OECN for the
                          ing to me                 changes to the Pearl, as each new
                          – started                 condo went up and was filled or an-
                          going to                  other warehouse was transformed
                          church af-                into a restaurant or gallery, things
                          ter a fair                were gradual. Dusty, but gradual.
                          absence                   But for me that day, it was a sudden
                          from pews                 transformation.
                          of          any              The last three months have been
                          kind. But                 another sudden transformation for
                          that is a                 me. Almost everything about the
                          d i f f e r e nt          way I go about my daily life has
                          story for                 changed. It has been exciting. And
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Continued from page 8

Oregon’s History of                ECuMENICAL & INTERFAITH NEWS
Bishop Consecrations
                                                                                      Meet your ecuMenical & interfaith coMMission
Rowe of Alaska, and Bishop
Louis C. Sanford of the San                                                                                         By the Rev. Laura Truby, commission convener
Joaquin. After retirement in
1958, he served at St. Paul’s,       Editor’s Note: This is the first of a regular feature series pro-   byterian Church uSA by accepting Eucharistic hospitality
Rome, Italy. He died in 1963,     vided by the convener of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commis-         and sharing resources. given that all of us are facing simi-
in Portland, OR, and is bur-      sion, the Rev. Laura C. Truby.                                         lar challenges, how can we work together to strengthen the
ied at Trinity Cathedral.            The commission has a new configuration and interfaces               church?”
                                  with other Christian bodies and world religions on behalf
One suffragan bishop              of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. Our efforts are now                Ms. Cynthia Reynolds, St. James, Tigard, and
   James W. F. Carman was         actively underway. We seek to establish a clear basis for              member of the bishop’s staff of the ELCA:
consecrated #540, as the          engagement to lead the diocese in this compelling arena,
                                                                                                            “It’s important to guard against ‘spiritual snobbery’:
Sixth Bishop of Oregon on         so important in the Pacific Northwest. We are discovering
                                                                                                         having the mindset that one’s own tradition is better than
February 7, 1956, at Trin-        how our commission’s work connects and intersects with
                                                                                                         any other. Denominations are like diets, I guess — they all
ity Church, Portland. This        that of many other commissions.
                                                                                                         work — the task to find one that works for you. It’s where
time the consecrators were           We seek to generate dialogue that will challenge us all to
                                                                                                         you hear god speak to you most clearly or best that matters.
the Presiding Bishop, Hen-        take this arena more seriously. Each of our members has a
                                                                                                         I’m even working on that within the Anglican tradition, as
ry Knox Sherrill, along with      word to share with you by way of introduction:
                                                                                                         we have many ways of relating to god, some of which I’m
Bishops Benjamin D. Dag-
                                  The Rev. Dr. Carolynne Fairweather,                                    just now learning about. I love that each Episcopal parish
well of Oregon and William
                                                                                                         or mission has its own spiritual personality. Having been
P. Remington, retired suf-        head chaplain, Legacy Meridian                                         trained for ministry by Evangelicals in a Wesleyan holiness
fragan of Pennsylvania. He
retired in 1974, and died in
                                  Park Hospital, Tualatin:                                               seminary within a Quaker university, ecumenism is close
                                     “As a hospital chaplain, I deal with an interfaith com-             to my heart. The Lutherans with whom I work have taught
1979, Portland, OR, and is
                                  munity daily. I transferred to the Episcopal Church from               me about grace. ‘Where is the grace in that situation or
buried at Oregon Episcopal
                                  the united Church of Christ, whose motto is ‘that they may             event?’ is always a primary question.”
   The only suffragan bishop      all be one.’ And I believe my task as an Episcopalian is to
in the history of the Diocese     help strengthen the ties that bind each of us as god’s peo-            Dr. David Mitchell, member of the
of Oregon was Hal Raymond         ple, no matter the faith group to which we belong.”                    Taizé healing prayer team, Trinity
gross, who was originally or-                                                                            Cathedral, Portland, and who also
dained in Oregon, where he        The Rev. Jim Boston, retired
                                                                                                         attends a Jewish synagogue:
spent his whole career. He        priest, St. Luke, Grant Pass:
had served as the Archdea-                                                                                  “getting to know not only other religions but the people
                                     “Our Lord prayed that we ‘… all might be one.’ I pray               who practice them has enriched my own faith. I’d like to
con of Oregon prior to his        that all those who claim the name of Jesus can respect one
election. He was also conse-                                                                             see churches in our diocese develop ecumenical or inter-
                                  another, and, as much as possible, work with one anoth-                faith partnerships with other congregations, where mem-
crated at Trinity Church on       er. In grants Pass we have found that with effort we could
February 26, 1965, sequence                                                                              bers could get to know each other and have conversations
                                  do that across most of the Catholic-Protestant-Evangelical             about faith. I believe that god uses us in each other’s lives
number #612. The consecra-        spectrum. I have been very involved ecumenically in my
tors included Presiding Bish-                                                                            as we encounter one another ‘with unveiled faces’ in this
                                  community and am currently in dialogue with Ecumeni-                   way.
op John E. Hines, Bishop          cal Ministries of Oregon about extending their work out-
James W. F. Carman of Or-         side the Portland area, especially to the southwest part of
egon, and Bishop Clarence                                                                                The Rev. Charlotte Wells, associate
                                  the state. Supporting EMO will be support for many social
Haden of Northern Califor-        justice causes. That and honoring local ecumenical or in-
                                                                                                         priest, St. Bartholomew, Beaverton:
nia. He served until retire-      terfaith initiatives seem like enough social action for our               “One of the things about Oregon that has surprised me
ment in 1979. He died in          group. We need to focus on ecumenical relations and inter-             is how insular we are as an Episcopal Church. This is differ-
2002.                             faith understanding.”                                                  ent from how it is on the East Coast. There is a story about a
   Matthew Paul Bigliardi,                                                                               preacher excoriating fundamentalists, and there was a little
#693, was consecrated at Me-      Dr. Fawn Hewitt, licensed psychologist and                             boy who was, and asked, ‘What did I do?‘ You never know
morial Coliseum in Portland                                                                              who’s going to be there, so we have to be gentle all the time.
on January 31, 1974. The con-     member of St. Luke’s by the Sea, Waldport:
                                                                                                         Sometimes it is a classist thing that is behind our sense of
secrators were Bishop James          “As a representative from a small church in a small town            entitlement to rudeness and dismissal — and that’s not
W.F. Carman of Oregon,            I’d like to make the observation that in settings such as              right. We have nothing to be elitist about — it’s anti-gos-
Bishop Hal gross, suffragan       ours, ecumenism may come more naturally than for those                 pel and goes completely against what we are about. Are we
of Oregon, and Bishop Ivol        in larger towns and cities where there are other Episcopal             willing to allow for all possibilities — are we willing to be
I. Curtis of Olympia. Follow-     churches close by. Small-church clergy become immedi-                  open to the Spirit? How do we allow for the free-flow of the
ing retirement in 1985, he        ate ecumenists by virtue of reaching out across denomi-                Spirit? It should not be controlled.”
served as Bishop–in-Charge        national and faith boundaries for collaboration on special
of the Anglican Churches          worship days, for community events and outreach, and for               Mr. Bill Gleason, member,
in Europe. His death was          mutual support. We may have differing theological per-
in 1996, and he is buried at      spectives, but together we endeavor to be the people of god
                                                                                                         St. John the Baptist, Portland:
Mercer Island, WA.                where we live.”                                                           “I wish to learn as much about being Episcopalian as
                                                                                                         possible (knowing sources, i.e, BCP and others from study)
Most recent                       The Rev. Ian Doscher, Presbyterian clergy                              so I can enter into enriched dialogue with others with di-
consecrations                     at Calvary Presbyterian, Portland:                                     verse beliefs. I want to use the best-accepted dialogue tech-
                                                                                                         niques possible and invite discussion that will nurture a
   The Eighth Bishop of Or-          “We must think of the Church overall — in 20 to 30                  spirit of cooperation, foster unity, and develop a partner-
egon was Robert Louis Lade-       years, denominations are going to matter a lot less. gen-              ship with others in order to fulfill the words from the gos-
hoff, who was elected Bishop      eral Convention determined that the Episcopal Church                   pel of John that says ‘that they may know that you have
Coadjutor. He was consecrat-      look at combining efforts to work together with the Pres-              sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.’”
ed #801, on November 30,
1985, at the Earle A. and Vir-       Our immediate prior and        consecrators. He was origi-          he had been assisting bishop     C. Harris of Massachusetts.
ginia H. Chiles Center, uni-     Ninth Bishop of Oregon was         nally from the Church of             in the Diocese of Olympia,       This was the first consecra-
versity of Portland, during      Johncy Itty. He was conse-         South India and was serving          1996-2004. “Sandy” served        tion of a bishop in the An-
one of Portland’s infamous       crated #986, on September          at the Cathedral of the In-          as Suffragan Bishop of Min-      glican Communion in which
ice storms. Presiding Bishop     20, 2003, at the Salem Ar-         carnation, Diocese of Long           nesota, 1989-1996, and has       a woman bishop was one of
John Maury Allin, Bishop         mory, in Salem. This was the       Island, when elected. He re-         his own consecration story.      the three consecrators. While
Matthew P. Bigliardi of Or-      first Oregon consecration          signed effective December            He was consecrated on April      serving as assisting bishop,
egon, and Bishop Charles F.      outside of Portland. Presid-       31, 2008, and returned to            5, 1989, at St. Mark’s Ca-       he commuted to Oregon
Duvall of the Central gulf       ing Bishop Frank Tracy gris-       New York.                            thedral, Minneapolis, MN,        from his home in Anacortes,
Coast were the consecrators.     wold III, retired Presiding           Since April of 2008 Or-           by the Presiding Bishop Ed-      WA.
After retirement in 2003, he     Bishop Edmond Lee Brown-           egon has been served by As-          mond L. Browning, Bishop
has remained active in the       ing, and Bishop Robert L.          sisting Bishop Sanford Z.K.          Robert M. Anderson of Min-
Oregon diocese and lives in      Ladehoff of Oregon were the        Hampton #838. Previously             nesota, and Bishop Barbara
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                                   Oregon’s History of
                                  Bishop Consecrations
                                                 Story by Richard Van Orman, diocesan historian and archivist

    n accordance with can-        order of clergy; she is still a   Bishop numbering                  Addams. He was also Dean          Rev. Thomas Jenkins, rec-
    on law, bishops within        bishop.                                                             of the Cathedral in Chicago.      tor of St. Barnabas, McMin-
    the American Episcopal           Then there is the anomaly                                        In 1922, he hosted the only       nville, was consecrated #358,
    Church have had to have       of another bishop with Or-                      All bishops of the Ameri-
                                                                                                      general Convention of the         by Presiding Bishop John g.
their election approved by        egon ties: The Rt. Rev. Mark                can Episcopal Church areEpiscopal Church to be held       Murray, along with the bish-
fifty percent plus one of all     L. MacDonald, who was con-                  given a number that repre-
                                                                                                      in Oregon. He died in Port-       ops of Alaska and the San
the standing committees and       secrated the Seventh Bishop                 sents where they are in the
                                                                                                      land, OR in 1935 and is bur-      Joaquin.
bishops of all the 106 dio-       of Alaska, 1997-2007, as well               sequence of consecrationied in Manchester, NH.                From this point on, all
ceses. The Episcopal Church       as the Bishop of Navajoland,                within the Episcopal Church.                              Oregon bishops have been
(TEC) includes the united         2006-2009. He was then                      In the case of Bishop Scott, it First consecration        consecrated in Oregon. The
States, parts of Central and      elected and installed as the                was #60.                                                  first Oregon bishop to be
                                                                                                               on Oregon Soil
South America, Taiwan,            National Indigenous Bishop                      Our second bishop was                                 consecrated in Oregon was
                                                                              Benjamin Wistar Morris. He         The first consecration of
some of the islands of the        of the Anglican Church of                                                                             Benjamin Dunlap Dagwell,
                                                                              would actually have three        any bishop to be held in Or-
Caribbean, and the Ameri-         Canada, in June 2007, while                                                                           Oregon’s fifth bishop. On
can Churches in Europe. The       retaining his episcopate Na-                titles reflecting the chang- egon was the ordination of   February 12, 1936, he was
Diocese of Haiti is the larg-     vajoland in the American                    ing boundaries and status the Fourth Bishop of Nevada     consecrated #389, at Trin-
est diocese in the Episcopal      Episcopal Church.                           of the Oregon Diocese: Sec- and took place on January     ity Church, Portland. The
Church.                              Oregon’s first four bish-                ond Missionary Bishop of 25, 1929, at Trinity Church,     consecrators were Bishop
    There are three orders or     ops were not consecrated                    Oregon and Washington Portland. (Note: Trinity            Paul Matthews of New Jer-
levels of ordained clergy:        in Oregon. The reason was                   Territories, 1868-1879; Mis- Church would not become      sey, Bishop Peter Trimble
deacon, priest (also known        simple: travel. Meeting the                 sionary Bishop of Oregon, a cathedral until 1993.) The
                                                                                                                                                    Continued on page 7
as “Presbyter”), and bishop.      requirement that there be a                 1879-1889; and finally the
Consecration is the ritual of     minimum of three bishops                    First Diocesan Bishop of Or-
ordination to the episcopate.     in one place to conduct the                 egon, 1889-1906. Morris was
                                                                                   consecrated on Decem-
                                                                                   ber 3, 1868, as #90, at St.
                                                                                   Luke’s Church, Philadel-
                                                                                   phia, PA, by the bishops
                                                                                   of Delaware, New Jersey,
                                                                                   and Kansas. He would
                                                                                   serve 38 years, one of
                                                                                   the longest episcopates
                                                                                   in American Episcopal
                                                                                   Church history. He died
                                                                                   in 1906 and is buried
                                                                                   in the Lone Fir Pioneer
                                                                                   Cemetery, Portland, OR.              An Invitation
                                                                                      Charles Scadding be-
                                                                                   came Third Bishop of                     Saturday, April 10, 2010
                                                                                   Oregon and was con-
                                                                                   secrated on September
                                                                                                                          2 o’clock in the afternoon
                                                                                   29, 1906, as #232, at                         The Hult Center
Presiding Bishop Griswold puts the mitre on the head of Bishop Johncy Itty at
the last consecration in Oregon in 2003. Photo by Dan Hammond.
                                                                                   Emmanuel Church, La-                          Eugene, Oregon
                                                                                  grange, IL. Presiding Bish-
Within the Catholic and Ap- consecration was not easy
                                                                                  op Daniel Sylvester Tuttle,                  Chief Consecrator
                                                                              along with the bishops of
ostolic Church this must in frontier America. Conse-
                                                                              Springfield and Pittsburgh,   The Most Reverend Katharine
be done by a minimum of quently, most consecrations
three other bishops. There tended to occur at or near
                                                                              were the consecrators. The          Jefferts Schori
                                                                              Oregon Diocesan Archive                            Presiding Bishop and
have been exceptions in his- the bishop-elect’s home par-
                                                                              has the consecration certifi-               Primate of the Episcopal Church
tory, but that is a much lon- ish prior to departing for his
                                                                              cate with its affixed wax ring
ger story. The norm for the new charge.
                                                                              seal of Bishop Tuttle, who is
modern-day church is that                 Our first bishop was
                                                                              considered one of the giants       The Standing Committee requests the honor of
there are three primary con- Thomas Fielding Scott, DD,
                                                                              of Episcopal Church history                           your presence
secrators, led, preferably, by and was properly titled the
                                                                              in the West. Scadding was
the presiding bishop, plus all Missionary Bishop of Or-
                                                                              originally from the Anglican
other bishops present who egon and Washington Ter-                                                                       There may still be tickets available.
                                                                              Church of Canada. He died
will join in the “laying on ritories. He was consecrated
                                                                              in 1914 in Portland, OR, but                 To register and print your ticket
of hands.” This may include on January 8, 1854, at Christ
                                                                              was laid to rest in his home-                      for the consecration
other Anglican, Lutheran, Church, Savannah, gA, by
                                                                              town of Toronto, Ontario.
Old Catholic, and others the bishops of georgia, Ala-                                                                                 please visit:
                                                                                  Walter Taylor Sumner was
who are in communion with bama, and South Carolina.                                                                 
                                                                              the Fourth Bishop of Oregon.
TEC.                                   Scott was originally a Pres-
                                       byterian minister serving
                                                                              He was consecrated #276 on                  or phone 800/452-2562, 1-4pm
Anomalies in process                                                          January 6, 1915, at the Ca-
                                       in georgia, who became an
                                                                              thedral of Ss Peter and Paul,
    To confuse the issue, we Episcopal priest. He died Chicago, IL, by the bishops
have a presiding bishop who in New York City in 1867 of Chicago, Ohio, and Indi-
is the primate, or equivalent and was laid to rest in Trin- anapolis, IN. Prior to com-
of an archbishop, metropoli- ity Church Yard, Wall Street, ing to Oregon he was direc-
tan, or primate in other An- New York, NY.                                    tor of Hull House, Chicago,
glican churches. Our current                                                  following in the steps of Jane
presiding bishop, Katharine
Jefferts Schori, is, as most
know, from Oregon, and is
the first woman in the Angli-
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