Posts from December 2020

Posts from December 2020

Diocesan worship services 2021

This page contains information about online worship services, the link for downloading worship leaflets, and links to sermons preached at the diocesan online services for 2021. As we continue to worship online, it is vital to remember that the Church is not closed. Some of our buildings are closed to the public, and in-person worship has been suspended in our congregations as we work to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us. But God is with us.…

Online worship leaflets 2021

Download worship leaflets here Click here for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, January 24, 2021. Click here for the service of Prayers before the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America, January 19, 2021. Click here for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 17, 2021. Click here for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord, January 10, 2021. Click here for The Epiphany, January 3, 2021

Blue Christmas service December 17

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a Blue Christmas worship service at 7 pm, December 17, 2020, on the  Diocese of Fort Worth YouTube Channel and at https://www.facebook.com/DioFW . In normal times, Christmas can be a hard season for people who have experienced loss or whose lives don’t match the cultural images of the season. This year the coronavirus pandemic has caused losses not only through the death of loved ones, but also with the loss of jobs, the loss…

Ted Clarkson to be ordained transitional deacon December 18

By the grace of God and with the consent of the people, on behalf of the Rt. Rev.J. Scott Mayer, the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander will ordain Ted Hamby Clarkson, Jr., to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 3 pm Friday, December 18, 2020, in All Saints’ Chapel, the University of the South, Sewanee, TN.  Clarkson’s father, the Rev. Ted Clarkson, will be the preacher. The ordination will be live streamed via Vimeo. Following the live stream, the ordination…

Paula Jefferson to be ordained priest December 15, 2020

By the grace of God and with the consent of the people, The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, will ordain Paula Kaye Jefferson to the sacred order of priests In Christ’s one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 5 o’clock in the evening. The service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, will be streamed live and will continue to be available on The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth’s YouTube and Facebook pages. People also…

Tis the season . . .for scams. Be alert!

This is the season for scams. Please be vigilant for scammers who pretend to be the bishop, a member of his staff, or another clergy person in order to trick you into buying gift cards/money orders, or sending money in the belief that  you are helping someone. It works like this: You open your email and there’s a note from the bishop addressing you by name, and then saying: Hi, how are you doing? I need a favor from you,…

Reverse Advent Calendar

Pope Francis said, “First you pray for the hungry, then you go out and feed them.  That is how prayer works.” This week begins the Reverse Advent Calendar In-gathering for 4Saints Food Pantry.  If you are not familiar with a Reverse Advent Calendar, read on. It’s easy and a great way to observe Advent while helping other. Who: Anyone can participate. These items will be donated to the 4 Saints Food Pantry. What: This is the opposite of the usual…