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Upcoming Events

04/18/2014 -- Diocesan office closed, .

04/19/2014 -- Finance Committee, 10:00 am, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103.

04/20/2014 -- Easter Sunday

04/21/2014 -- Diocesan office closed, .

04/21/2014 -- Clergy Bible Study, 10:00 am, St Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Ft Worth, TX 76133 (817.921.4533, www.stchrisfw.org).

04/21/2014 -- Corporation meeting, 4:00 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth, TX, 76109.

04/22/2014 -- Diocesan Staff Meeting, 9:15 am, Diocesan Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76103.


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Local Church News

Clergy invited to Chrism Mass – Good news for leaders

Tuesday of Holy Week (April 15) is the date of the diocese’s annual “mass of collegiality,” or “Chrism Mass,” and all clergy are cordially invited to attend. The mass, to be celebrated at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76103 will begin at 11am, with Bishop Rayford High preaching and presiding. Continue reading

Episcopal Parties File Motion to Stay Mandate In Anticipation of Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

On March 25, 2014, the loyal Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth filed a motion requesting the Texas Supreme Court to stay its mandate in anticipation of an appeal to the United States Supreme Court. A copy of … Continue reading

“Growing in Faith Together – How Your Church Family Works” workshop April 4&5

On Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014, members of congregations throughout the region are invited to “Growing in Faith Together.” The workshop will be at Trinity Lutheran Church,  3621 Tulsa Way, Fort Worth, TX 76107. This workshop is the … Continue reading

CANCELLED – Author Barbara Crafton coming to Trinity, Fort Worth

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to a sudden injury. Please keep the Rev. Crafton in your prayers. We have no information at this time about plans to reschedule this event, but will keep you informed as soon as … Continue reading

How to avoid having one unhappy person undermine your congregation

Church members frequently refer to their congregations as a family, and the simile is apt in many ways, since churches, like families, are made up of different and interdependent parts: clergy, wardens, lay leaders, members, some of whom are older, … Continue reading

Dr. Esther Mombo, lay Anglican theologian from Kenya, will speak Thursday, March 27

Dr. Esther Mombo, a lay Anglican theologian from Kenya, has been invited by Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University to be a guest professor for this term. She is a Henry R. Luce International Scholar and former deputy vice … Continue reading

Executive Council holds first meeting after deanery reorganization

The Executive Council of the diocese had its first meeting since the reorganization of the deaneries. The meeting on Saturday, March 1, 2014, was hosted by St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Theatre Arlington and held at Covenant Methodist Church in … Continue reading

2014 Executive Council member list updated

The membership of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth changed slightly as a result of the revision of the deanery system, approved by Executive Council in January 2014. Here is the membership as of March 1, … Continue reading

New Congregational Grant Requests process announced at Executive Council

At the March 1, 2014, meeting of the Executive Council, Finance Committee member Cherie Shipp reported on a new Congregational Grant Requests approval process “to support the growth in mission and ministry for new or restart of existing congregations. Financial … Continue reading

Stewardship network offers workshops, keynotes online

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) is inviting congregations across the Untied States to join their 2014 Walking the Way conference via webcast June 6-7. Opening and closing worship, three keynote presentations, and four workshops will be live-streamed from the … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court denies motions for rehearing

On Friday, March 21, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court denied the motions for rehearing of its August 30, 2013, opinions in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth case and the companion Masterson case from the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Falls Church Property in The Episcopal Church

On March 10, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by a breakaway faction from the historic Episcopal congregation of Falls Church, Virginia. The order makes final the April 18, 2013 decision of the Supreme … Continue reading

New administrative assistant joins diocesan staff

Michele L. King has joined the diocesan staff as administrative assistant. Her first day was Monday, March 3. King comes to the diocesan position from being parish administrator at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. She has extensive church-related work, … Continue reading

Ashes to Go offered by several Episcopal parishes

St. Luke’s, Stephenville is teaming up with Methodist and Roman Catholic campus ministries to offer an ecumenical service and ashes at Tarleton State University. St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, will offer Ashes to … Continue reading

Ashes to Go an ecumenical event at Tarleton in Stephenville

This year the Ashes to Go ministry has been expanded into an ecumenical event on the campus of Tarleton State University in Stephenville. On Ash Wednesday, March 5, the Rev. Curt Norman, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. … Continue reading

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  • Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe issues statement in response to shootings
    A statement in response to the Jewish Community Center shootings “Hatred makes everyone look like the enemy”  April 14, 2014 The news of an armed man shooting and killing a teenager and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and a woman at the Village Shalom assisted living facility, is another shocking […]
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    [Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva of the Episcopal Anglican Church in Brazil recently visited communities in the state of Rondonia, which along with the neighboring state of Acre, have been hit the hardest by some of the worst flooding in over half a century. The Brazilian government has implemented […]
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      [Anglican Taonga] Prince William concluded a visit to Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral today with a promise to return, perhaps to ‘open buildings and cut ribbons.’ The Prince also acknowledged the importance of the relationship between the church and the city. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a tour of the Transitional Cathedral by Bishop […]
  • Ecumenism must involve dialogue and social action, says Welby
    [Anglican Journal] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has underscored the value of continuing ecumenical dialogue at a “passionate theological level” while at the same time having “a closer relationship of action” that addresses the needs of the world in such areas as poverty and social justice. Ecumenism must be “something that is our burning desire,” [… […]
  • ‘Reclaiming Gospel of Peace’ wraps up in Oklahoma City
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