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The congregation of St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King invites everyone to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Sandi Michels at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, St. Marks Day. Following a celebration of the Eucharist, there will be a reception in the parish hall.

Michels was the first woman ordained in the state of Texas. She was ordained to the diaconate at St. Christopher’s in Fort Worth and to the priesthood at St. Clement’s in El Paso . During her ministry she served churches in El Paso, Las Cruces, NM, St. Louis and suburban Indianapolis. After retiring to Fort Worth, Michels accepted the position of priest in charge of St. Elisabeth in River Oaks. Three years ago she oversaw the joining of the Christ the King congregation with St. Elisabeth.

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