Posts from October 2018

Posts from October 2018

One more week to register for diocesan convention!

All are invited to the 2018 Diocesan Convention November 9-10 in Decatur. This video gives some interesting tidbits about Decatur and about what will happen at convention — hint: It’s not all business. Registration doesn’t close until midnight Wednesday, November 7. Watch it below or on YouTube.  

Bishop Mayer issues statement in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue murders

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued the following statement in the wake of the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018, that killed at least 11 congregants and left four police officers and two others wounded. A man armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and at least three handguns opened fire while shouting anti-Semitic slurs.  The shooter was wounded and was taken into police custody. On Saturday night, news reports said he was is in stable condition in…

Bishop Scott Mayer bids prayers for Bishop Jack Iker

I write to ask your prayers for Bishop Jack Iker, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Please pray for Donna and their children and grandchildren and for all who love them. Pray for his medical care team, that they may make wise decisions to insure the best possible care and outcome. Pray for his staff as they support him through this time. Let us all remember them in our daily prayers as they move through this tender time. And may…

St. Christopher to have Taize service December 9

St. Christopher, Fort Worth, will have a service of contemplative prayer enriched by the music of Taize at 6 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018. The Taize Community is an ecumenical Christian monastic community in Taize, Burgundy, France, founded by Brother Roger Schutz in 1940.  It has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth.  The overarching theme of Taize is reconciliation through prayer. The brothers provide hospitality for thousands of pilgrims from…

Trinity celebrates new outdoor garden mural by Avery Kelly

Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to present an outdoor mural by Avery Kelly.  The mural, located in the church garden, is open to the community and may be accessed through the gate on the southeast side of the building, off Stadium Drive. The mural, covering 212 square feet, is meant to convey the goodness and serenity of God’s creation and the idea of home or a place to belong. The painting features a walled garden-meadow theme and shows flora and…

Organist Clive Driskill-Smith to give recital at All Saints’

Clive Driskill-Smith, the new organist and choirmaster for All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will present an organ recital at 7:30 pm Friday, October 19, at the church. There is no admission charge, and a reception for all will follow the recital. Driskill-Smith will play Fantasia in G major by J.S. Bach, Adagio and final from Symphony No. 3 by Louis Vierne, and Noel Rawsthorne’s Hornpipe Humoresque, among other work. As organist and choirmaster, Driskill-Smith continues the tradition of beautiful Anglican…

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge shares how Episcopalians read scripture

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean & President and Professor of New Testament of the Seminary of the Southwest, will be the guest preacher and featured speaker at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Dean Kittredge has a particular focus on forming Chrisian leaders in community for the purpose of enlivening the church and promoting reconciliation. In addition to preaching at our opening worship service, Dean Kittredge will sit down with Bishop Scott Mayer for a ‘fireside chat’ at 7 pm…

Adults 25 or older invited to apply for EYE 2020 planning team

The following article is reprinted from the Episcopal News Service – the information is in English and Spanish: [October 9, 2018] Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” It is our practice to accept applications from across the church to discern a group…

Trinity Fort Worth to premiere Requiem for the New World

On All Souls Day, November 2, 2018, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive S., Fort Worth, TX, 76109, will become part of the centuries-long tradition of churches commissioning and presenting new musical works to the world. Requiem for the New World, a piece commissioned by the Trinity Episcopal Church Foundation to commemorate Trinity’s 125th anniversary, will be premiered at 7 pm Friday, November 2, as part of the parish’s All Souls’ Day worship service. A reception will follow in the parish…

St. Luke’s, Fort Worth, to celebrate 70th Anniversary

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103, will celebrate 70 Years of Sharing God’s Love on Sunday, October 21, 2018, with 10 am worship and a luncheon. Bishop Scott Mayer will celebrate and preach. Everyone is invited, but asked to RSVP to church@stlukesfw.org. St. Luke’s was the site of the ordination of the first woman to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, 33 years after the Episcopal Church approved the ordination of…

View 2018 nominees for election at diocesan convention

Several people in the diocese agreed to be nominated for election to leadership roles in the diocese. Below are descriptions of the positions that will be filled by elections at the 2018 Convention and the names of the nominees for those positions. Click on the names to read biographies of the nominees. Executive Council Members at Large The Executive Council carries on the work of the Diocesan Convention during the rest of the year when the Convention is not in…

Texas Impact presents advocacy training

Texas Impact will present Advocacy Training Saturday, October 27, from 9-noon at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214. Register here or share the Facebook Event. The training with Texas Impact staff will be three hours long. Hour 1 will be a panel of faith leaders. Hour 2 will be Advocacy 101 by Texas Impact staff and Hour 3 will be breakout sessions focused on various policy issue areas with advocacy partners. Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members…
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2018 pre-convention deanery meetings

Review the list of 2018 pre-convention deanery meetings and attend one near you – or the one your congregation is part of – to find out what will be happening at Diocesan Convention: budget, nominees for elected positions, resolutions, and more. Fort Worth East – Monday, Oct. 15; 7 pm at St. Martin in the Fields, Keller Fort Worth South – updated – Monday, Oct. 15; 5:30 pm at St. Christopher’s, Fort Worth Fort Worth West – Tuesday, October 16; 5:30…