Posts from February 2017

Posts from February 2017

Martin Smith to lead retreat exploring “Who We Really Are”

Refresh your spirit and your mind during Lent. Episcopal priest, author and retreat leader the Rev. Martin L. Smith will offer a retreat in our diocese on Saturday, April 1. Smith will lead participants in reflecting on “Who We Really Are: Exploring Our Baptismal Identity.” Thomas Merton reminds us that “in prayer we experience what we already possess. We start where we are and deepen what we have, and we realize we are already there.” In this quiet day of reflection and prayer,…
Lenten Programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us for Lenten programs

The liturgical season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday was on March 1 this year. On Ash Wednesday, priests take ashes made from the burning of palms from the previous Palm Sunday and make the sign of the cross on people’s foreheads as a symbolic reminder of our mortality. Lent traditionally has been a time of retreat, reflection, and repentance, a time to clear away the distractions of…

Join diocesan choir for presiding bishop’s visit

Can you carry a tune without a bucket? Join a diocesan choir now forming to participate in the Eucharist with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Saturday, April 8, at 11 am at University Christian Church. David Lindsey, music director at St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, is coordinating the choir. Anthems will be selected from 8 Anthems for About 12 Singers: Easy-to-Prepare Gospel Songs and Spirituals for SAB Choirs. Lindsey is ordering copies; however, if you already own a copy of this collection and…

4Saints blessed and officially opened

Bishop J. Scott Mayer and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined with Bo Soderbergh, director  of the Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Patricia Callahan, president of the 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry board, to cut a bright red ribbon tied to two fully loaded food carts. With that symbolic act, they officially opened the food pantry, which has been functioning since mid-January. Prior to the ribbon cutting, the Rev. Karen Calafat, priest in charge of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort…

Observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 5

The first Sunday in Lent is Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday as designated by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The plate offering on the first Sunday in Lent will go to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). Individuals can also write a check to your church with “ERD” in the memo line or give directly to ERD online. Lenten Meditation booklets from ERD have been ordered for the diocese, and you should be able to pick one up at your…

Bishop Mayer baptizes, confirms, receives at St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

Bishop J. Scott Mayer visited St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, on Sunday, February 12. He baptized Daun Harner-Weeks and confirmed Tracy Bechtel and Amanda Harner-Weeks. Patrick Callahan reaffirmed his Baptismal vows. See more photographs at the Diocesan Flickr Gallery. Read the bishop’s sermon: St Luke’s in the Meadow 2017 6 Epiphany – Year A February 12 Watch a video of the bishop’s sermon below or on YouTube.