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On December 17, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy called for a statewide moment of silence and church bells to be tolled 28 times at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21. Texas Govenor Rick Perry has requested that Texas churches join in this.

Episcopal churches across the nation are participating in this act of remembrance and prayer. While not all Episcopal churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth have bells, those that do will be taking part, ringing their bells at 8:30 a.m. to coincide with the Connecticut tribute. The churches will also, of course, be open for prayer.

“As people of faith we believe those who died are in the loving hands of God. Bless O Lord, all those lives who have been changed forever and may we in the Christian community offer our resources of prayers and witness to this community,” said the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., provisional bishop of Fort Worth.

Episcopal Churches that will be tolling their bells:
Trinity Episcopal Church
3401 Bellaire Drive S
Fort Worth, 76109
817-926-4631,
Rev. Carlye Hughes, rector
www.fortworthtrinity.org

All Saints Episcopal School
9700 Saints Circle
Fort Worth, 76108
817-560-5700
Rev. Tad Bird, headmaster
http://www.asesftw.org

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
595 N. McIlhaney
Stephenville, TX 76401
254-968-6949
Rev. Curt Norman, rector
www.stlukesstephenville.org

Other churches in Fort Worth that will be participating include:

First United Methodist Church
800 W. 5th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-336-7277
Dr. Tim Bruster, senior paster
http://www.myfumc.org

First Presbyterian Church
1000 Penn Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-335-1231
Karl Travis, pastor
http://www.fpcfw.org