Posts from December 2017

Posts from December 2017

Support the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

If you plan to make 2017 year-end gifts to your congregation and/or to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, now is the perfect time. DEADLINES For tax purposes, the deadline for 2017 year-end gifts is Sunday, December 31. Online – Online transactions completed up to midnight on December 31 will be counted in the 2017 tax year. By Mail – Gifts for 2017 must be postmarked by December 31. If you wish to make a check out to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort…

Ayodeji Omoniyi ordained as a deacon

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer ordained Mr. Ayodeji (Ayo) Omoniyi a deacon at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller, on Monday, December 18, 2017. Presenters were the Rev. Scot McComas; Ms. Linda Snow, Senior Warden; Mr. Charles Busey, Junior Warden; Ms. Laura Clemmens; Ms. Susan Kleinwechter; Ms. Joy Malmgren; Mr. Joe Panther; Ms. Becky Snell-Bolerjack; Ms. Ruthie Zicha. The Rev. Henry Penner, deacon at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, preached. You can watch or read Penner’s sermon here. https://episcopaldiocesefortworth.org/sermons/ayodeji-omoniyi-ordination/ ‎ In the consecration, Bishop Mayer…

Join us for Christmas!

We invite you to join the Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child, and worship at an Episcopal Church near you. God loves us so completely that God became like us. God deeply loves us all, no exceptions.  May you experience God’s abiding love for you this Christmas. Arlington St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington (map) Christmas Eve: 5 pm Carols, followed by Eucharist at 6 pm Decatur The Episcopal…

Episcopal Relief & Development Launches $760,000 Holiday Matching Gift Challenge

Episcopal Relief & Development is holding its annual Holiday Matching Gift Challenge. Through the end of December, Episcopalians, friends and other supporters have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising opportunity. A group of extremely generous donors will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $760,000 until December 31. The Matching Gift Challenge will benefit the Global Needs Fund, enabling Episcopal Relief & Development to work around the world with its local partners in overcoming poverty,…

Give yourself over to hope – Bishop Mayer’s Advent Message

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Advent message to the diocese, encouraging us: “Give yourself over to hope.” Watch his video message: This has been a rough year, with hurricanes and earthquakes, and many manifestations of division, anger and hatred. Yet in Advent we are called to live in anticipation and hope. And we can do so because the hope of this season isn’t about our possibilities and capabilities, but about God’s ability to make all things new. It’s about God’s ability…

Advent Resources

Do you want to add meaning and joy to your Advent journey, as you prepare your heart for Christmastide in hopeful expectation? We have some resources to provide some inspiration in the midst of your busyness – something for everyone of every ages: AdventWord You can probably fit in a reflection on a single word, right? Maybe even talk about it as a family? AdventWord offers a great way to reflect on one little word each day, and respond with images and…