News (Page 2)

News (Page 2)

Bishop Mayer visits St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Martin-in-the -Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 29. He celebrated, preached, and confirmed three people and received four, while three people reaffirmed their baptismal vows. Mitchell Douglas Dudek, Alyssa Ann Dudek, and Mark Renaud Pulliam were confirmed; Anthony Patrick Urso, Leslie Moss  Schulz, Daniel Whitaker Wagner, and Christine Elizabeth Wagner were received into The Episcopal Church; and Richard Eldon Schulz, Katherine Kraft, and Geoffrey Roger Kraatz reaffirmed their baptismal vows. See more photos at the diocesan…

St. Alban’s honored by Live Theatre League

St. Alban’s worshiping in Theatre Arlington was recently honored by the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County with the organization’s 2018 Outstanding Service Award. The congregation has been worshiping in Theatre Arlington since late 2008. Their members have been active supporters of the work of the theatre. The Live Theatre Awards were presented on April 23 at the Scott Theatre in the Fort Worth Museum District. Every year since 1994 the organization has honored individuals or organizations for their contributions…

Topher Rodgers called to Wichita Falls

Topher Rodgers, who is in his third and final year at Virginia Theological Seminary and a candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, will become the clergy person in charge at The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls, beginning July 1. Wichita Falls is his hometown as well as that of his wife, Jennifer. He will be ordained a deacon by Dallas Bishop George Sumner at 3 pm, June 2, 2018, at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dallas. After a…

St. Stephen’s begins transgender support group

In March St. Stephen’s in Hurst held the first meeting of a new transgender support group. The need for the group was discerned following the church’s community-wide event “Try Being Me: I’m your LGBTQ neighbor.” Barbara Cutter, St. Stephen’s member, noted that comments from attendees at that event included “I need a friend who will listen to my spiritual questions,” “I need resources to help with my transition,” and “I don’t understand what my teen is telling me.” St. Stephen’s…

Second Court of Appeals opinion favors Episcopal parties

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals issued a 178-page opinion in favor of the loyal Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.  In a decision authored by the Chief Justice, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s 2015 judgment for the breakaway parties and held that the loyal Episcopalians are entitled to control both the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and its Corporation. Noting that the parties agreed that the Corporation held legal…

Bishop Mayer’s Easter message: “Love can bring light”

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Easter message. ——————– “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” This is the Paschal greeting, the Easter Acclamation. It is an amazingly simple statement, just seven words, but words upon which rest all of Christianity. This short statement describes the culmination of the foundational story of our faith, that of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. The Cross was not the end. The power of God’s love reached into the Tomb and vanquished death, changing…