Posts from June 2018

Posts from June 2018

Thursday, June 21, a day of prayer for the children

Thursday, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.  The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the Episcopal Public Policy Network, and The Episcopal Church are joining with others across the country to offer prayers for the children of families being separated at our border. If you want to gather with others in prayer locally, an Interfaith Prayer Service for the Children will be at 7 pm Thursday, June 21 at University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX…

Good Shepherd, Granbury, to host Prayers for the Innocents

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, worshiping in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2016 Acton Hwy (FM4) Granbury, 76049, is hosting a community wide “Prayers for the Innocents With 2000 Lights,” at 7 pm, Thursday June 21.  It will include prayers, readings and hymns for children, specifically those being held by our government. The Rev. Suzi Robertson will be the celebrant, the Rev. Hunter Ruffin will preach. See the Facebook Event page. 

Reading the Bible through the lens of Jesus’ teachings

Bishop Scott Mayer shares a statement in response to recent events: There has been a lot of attention paid to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent reference to Romans 13 to justify the Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, with many religious leaders speaking out.  (Our own Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signed an ecumenical and interfaith statement expressing concerns over this policy.) It is not my intent here to address that particular passage in Romans, nor…

Transgender Support Group says don’t let the unfamiliar scare you

St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is hosting a monthly Transgender Support Group on the last Sunday of each month. The next meeting is at 3 pm Sunday, June 24, Village Plaza Shopping Center, 463 W. Harwood Road, Hurst. The meetings are held in a safe comfortable environment so transgender issues can be discussed openly. Transgender individuals are invited to attend along with family members and friends. While transgender people represent a tiny segment of the population, they and the entire LGBTQ community are…
photo of Byron Rushing

Independence Day – Collects for ALL in our nation

Every year, Byron Rushing, vice-president of The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, shares this about the prayers our Church and people pray on Independence Day. We offer it as a wider perspective on history and as an encouragement to think more critically about the long, hard road to freedom that many in our country have faced. Rushing writes: “July 4 lands on a Wednesday this year; I write this for those who will be commemorating Independence Day then or on Sunday, July 1. “Let me take this…

Bishop Mayer visits Trinity, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He confirmed 12 people, received four into The Episcopal Church, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of two.   He confirmed Catherine Celeste Normand, Nicholas Matthew Parker, Brianna Alexandra Cano, Samuel Luke Ferguson, William Calhoun James, William Shackleford Gillett, Landa Sloan Orrick, John Richard Conard, Gabriel Allen Jagush, Isabella Sanchez Leo, and Jeffry Paul Faircloth. He received Andrew Philip Gardos, Clayton Lewis Geran and Patricia Marie Geran, and reaffirmed…
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