Posts from February 2020

Posts from February 2020

Resources for sensible precautions regarding Coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States, where, as of February 26, there were 60 confirmed cases, 42 of which were from one cruise ship. Most of the other 15 were travelers returning from China. The CDC now says the virus is “NOT currently spreading…

Leadership Training Day 2020 resources

Nearly 80 lay and ordained leaders participated in the 2020 Leadership Training Day on Saturday, February 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Here are some of the presentations: Bishop Scott Mayer’s opening address Opening session Anglican Identity and the incarnation Bishop Mayer’s Workshop on Why Workshop session on Why Crisis Communications – Katie Sherrod Crisis Communication Leadership Training Leadership in Times of Anxiety – Linda Taylor Leadership in Times of Anxiety 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for the nation

From the Episcopal News Service: As the season of Lent approaches, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians and people of faith to turn and pray on behalf of our nation: “In times of great national concern and urgency, people of faith have returned to ancient practices of repentance, prayer and fasting as ways of interceding with God on behalf of their nation and the world. This is such a moment for us in the United States. “On Ash Wednesday I…

All Invited to Solemn Evensong at All Saints’, Fort Worth

All are invited to the beautiful Anglican tradition of Solemn Evensong at 6 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. “Solemn” simply means that incense will be part of the service. The All Saints’ Choir sings the Canticles and Anthem, accompanied by Organist / Choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith. The service lasts approximately 30 minutes, and light refreshments are served afterward in the Parlor. In addition, mark your calendars now for Solemn Evensong at 6:00pm on April 26, May 17, and June 14,…

Ashes to Go and traditional services for Ash Wednesday 2020

Ash Wednesday is February 26. It is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Week and Easter, which this year is April 12. Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Lutheran, Methodists, Presbyterians and some Baptists observe Ash Wednesday. Clergy make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of human mortality. Watch a short video of how the ashes are made by burning…

Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford Friday, Feb. 21

A recital featuring Joshua Stafford, First Prize winner at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, will be at 7:30 pm Friday, February 21, 2020, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. All 5,000 pipes will resound with thrilling and beautiful music by Dvorak, Mozart, Karg-Elert, Stravinsky, and Pierre Cochereau. Admission is free, the concert will last one hour, and a reception for everyone will follow. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. Watch a video…

Bishop Scott Mayer visits St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He preached and celebrated and confirmed Fay Brewer and Allen Junek and received Tony Kroll into The Episcopal Church. Richard Brewer and David Carpenter reaffirmed their baptismal vows. Tony Kroll is St. Luke’s organist and choir master. A luncheon followed in the Parish Hall.   Watch a slideshow of the day below. Listen to a podcast and/or read the bishop’s sermon. See more photos in…

Learn how to be a Ministry Partner with ER-D

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to their Regional Ministry Partner Gathering in Dallas on February 14-15. Ministry Partners represent Episcopal Relief & Development in their parishes, congregations, schools and dioceses. Ministry Partner Gatherings provide an opportunity to fellowship, network and learn about organizational programs, updates and campaigns. This year, the focus is on ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE . This gathering is open to both current Ministry Partners, as well as those interested in becoming one or learning more about…

It’s time to apply for Mission and Outreach grants

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, will be awarding grants to programs that assist those who are underserved in our communities and that will be strengthened by the endorsement of the diocese; that creates a loving connection with community, and that involve personal participation by  our congregations. Grants should be considered seed money, not yearly funding. Who is eligible to apply? Individual members of the diocese A group of members of the diocese A group…