Posts from March 2018

Posts from March 2018

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…

The Rev. Bradley C. Dyche elected rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville

The Rev. Bradley C. Dyche (pronounced “dike”) has been elected as rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville. Dyche officially assumes his new role on Easter Day. He originally hails from Enid, Oklahoma and his family’s wheat and cattle farm in Waynoka, Oklahoma. He attended Texas Tech University, where he joined the Canterbury Campus Ministry and gained a sense of community and calling. He then transferred and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1998. Dyche graduated from the General Theological Seminary…

Chrism Mass 2018

The annual Chrism Mass was at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, on Tuesday, March 20.  At the Chrism Mass the bishop gathers with all the priests and deacons for the renewal of their ordination vows. It also is when the bishops blesses the chrism, the holy oils used in the sacraments throughout the year, which are then given to priests to take back to their congregations. The mass was followed by lunch and conversation. Listen to a podcast…

Holy Week and Easter Celebrations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. Read Bishop Scott Mayer’s Easter message, “Love can bring light”. Holy Week and Easter Services Click the town name to open a list of services at different congregations. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter Message The Foundational Story Holy Week is when the foundational story of Christianity – Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection – is remembered and retold, both in words and in ritual…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Christopher, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Christopher, Fort Worth, on Sunday, March 18. He confirmed Linda Loggins and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of Linda Johnson. Listen to a podcast of the bishop’s sermon or read the sermon. Bishop Mayer challenges us to be the evangelists who proclaim God’s mercy and love to a world desperately in need of both. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery

Parker County church planting effort ends

In the spring of 2017, The Episcopal Church approved a grant of $100,000 for a church plant in Parker County, site of the Walsh development, the largest buildout in the United States at that time. The diocesan leadership “raised their eyes and looked at the fields” and believed it was time to see what God was doing in that part of our diocese. The Rev. Hunter Ruffin was hired to lead the church plant effort and a church planting team…
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