Posts from December 2016

Posts from December 2016

Saying “yes” to wonderful things

Bishop J. Scott Mayer has issued a Christmas greeting: In my Advent message, I reminded us of the courage of Mary and Joseph in saying “Yes” to God. I urged us all to say “yes” to God in our own ways, opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit. As we enter this joyous Christmas season, my prayer is that you will carry your “Yes” with you as we move into a new year. As we do so together, I believe the…

Honoring supply priests, celebrating 50 years of ministry

Recently Owanah Anderson of The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls was moved by an article on Episcopal Cafe to pay tribute in the Joyful newsletter to the supply clergy who have faithfully served Wichita Falls’ Episcopalians.  She has given permission for us to share it with the diocese. And note this — this year all three current supply priests are celebrating 50 years of ordination. Congratulations to them all — and thanks.—————————– [On November 27, 2016,\ Episcopal Café posted a…

Nativity nichos focus of Pray All-Ways event

St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, gathered for Pray All-Ways: Advent to learn about the history, symbols, and spirituality of the nativity creche. Then participants made their own nativity nichos as a practice of prayer through creativity. A nicho is a diorama construction from Mexican folk art, a mini-scene in a box that uses dried flowers, paste jewels, colored paper, photographs, and other objects to pay tribute to iconic figures – in this case, Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Pray All-Ways is…

Bishop Mayer celebrates, preaches, confirms

Bishop Scott Mayer visited the Episcopal Church of Hamilton County (St. Mary’s) on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016. He celebrated, preached, and confirmed Ms. Mary Adcox. The Rev. Noy Sparks is supplying at Hamilton, having moved to Granbury to take care of his mother. He also serves as chaplain at All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth. Watch a video of Bishop Mayer’s sermon below or on YouTube. Watch a short interview with the Rev. Sparks below…

How to stay informed as Legislature meets

The Texas Legislature begins meeting on January 10, 2017. Texas Impact, an interfaith legislative advocacy network of which the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is a member, offers many ways for Episcopalians in Texas to stay informed and to have an impact. Read a newsletter here listing many such opportunities, such as the January 8 legislative briefing on health care in Texas and the January 9 Weekly Witness preview webinar on health justice. The Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy…

Episcopal Churches welcome you

Everyone is invited to join the Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child and begin the Christmas Season. Have a blessed and merry Christmas! Arlington St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington Christmas Eve 5:30 pm – Worship (Come at 5:00 pm for carols.) Christmas Day 9:30 am – Christmas Day service Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal Church 5001 Crestline Road Fort Worth, 76107…
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