Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

St. Luke’s, Stephenville, receives grant for campus ministry

St. Luke’s, Stephenville, is the recipient of a $14,000 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant from The Episcopal Church.  The Rev. Bradley Dyche, St. Luke’s rector, said the grant will be used to expand their campus ministry. “At the St. Luke’s Branch of the Jesus Movement, we feed people in body, mind, and soul. And we are beyond thankful that the Episcopal Church has chosen to support our work at Tarleton State University. Now, in addition to addressing food insecurity…

Canon Waggoner on slate for El Camino Real

The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner is among the candidates for the 4th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real in California. The 5-person slate was announced on Saturday, March 9, 2019, by the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real in California. With this announcement, the Standing Committee also opened a seven-day petition period during which additional candidates may come forward. Completed petitions and backup material must be submitted by March 16, 2019, by midnight…

Ash Wednesday to Easter – a message from Bishop Mayer

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a new video — Ash Wednesday to Easter, the Way of Love. In this two-minute video, Bishop Mayer invites us to take on a Lenten practice and “settle into it,”  because doing so will make Easter even more meaningful. He suggests the Small Group Curriculum found among the digital resources that have been developed around Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Way of Love. They all are at  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

A very short course in conflict

The Rev. Canon Linda Taylor presented a workshop on dealing with conflict at the Leadership Training Day on February 23, 2019, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. This is the Powerpoint presentation she used in that workshop. You can see it below or on YouTube. Most of the slides are text heavy, so the video is timed at 30 seconds a slide. If you want to move through it faster, simply use the time bar at the bottom on the screen.  

Bishop Mayer visits St. Stephen’s, Hurst

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Stephen’s, Hurst, on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He preached and celebrated. He also baptized and confirmed Tara Eubank and confirmed Cathryn “Joy” Robbins, Dacoda Eubank, and Paula Brown. He received David Stadler and Teresa Stadler. Listen to his sermon and/or read the text: “We are beloved children of God.”   See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery.

The sickness we ignore: breaking the stigma of mental illness

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hurst is presenting “The sickness we ignore: breaking the stigma of mental illness,” a bold and open discussion of mental health and mental illness from 9 am to noon, Saturday, March 2, 2019,  at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 463 West Harwood Road, Hurst, 76054. The event is free, but seating is limited, so please register at ssechurst.org (click on Events). Presenting partners are the National Alliance on Mental Health and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.…

St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington featured in ENS coverage of college food insecurity

St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington is one of several Episcopal churches across the United States working to address the issue of food insecurity on college campuses. The problem is outlined in the main story, headlined Episcopalians try to counter “Startling” Problem of Food Insecurity Among College Students. The story opens with, “Episcopalians in college towns all over the United States are recognizing that many students have to choose between tuition and books or food, and they are trying to help.” St.…

St. Patrick’s Breastplate and Celtic Christianity, a day of quiet exploration and inspiration

All are invited to St. Patrick’s Breastplate and Celtic Christianity, a day of quiet exploration and inspiration led by the Rev. Ray Ball, U.S. Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda, from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Christopher Fort Worth.  The occasion marks the 25th year since the inception of the Community of Aidan and Hilda (CA&H). Participants will “delve deeply into those prayer experiences that can change our conventional way of experiencing faith into a vital, living relationship…

All Saints’ presents “Organized Rhythm” concert

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, invites all to a free  ‘Organized Rhythm’ concert at 7:30 pm February 22, 2019, at All Saints,’ Fort Worth. One half of the organ/percussion “Organized Rhythm” duo is Grammy award-winning, multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley. The other half is All Saints’ organist and choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith, one of the leading organists of his generation. There will be a reception for all following the performance. The duo will perform works ranging from Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland to several…

Observe Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday on March 10

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry invited all Episcopalians to join together in observance of Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 10, 2019. “As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus this Lent, we know that living out God’s love for the world is our ultimate goal,” said Curry. “I invite all congregations to devote a Sunday in Lent to reflect on the life-giving work of Episcopal Relief & Development and to demonstrate God’s love by…

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to make Lenten visit

Former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who played a key role in the continuation of this diocese, will celebrate and preach at a Eucharist at 6:15 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. This will be followed by a soup supper. A discussion and Q&A during supper will be on “Spirituality Out in Public.” All are welcome to the worship service and soup supper, but reservations for the supper are required so St. Christopher can…

Thomas Brown elected bishop in Maine

The Rev. Thomas Brown, rector of The Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts, was elected the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner was among the candidates on the slate announced on November 8, 2018, by the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. Waggoner said, “Today, Saturday, February 9, the people of the Diocese of Maine elected the Rev. Thomas Brown as their next bishop. It was…

Texas Supreme Court to consider briefing; petitions for review still under consideration

On Friday, February 8, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court said it would like to consider briefing on the merits before deciding whether to take up the breakaways parties’ petition for review of the Fort Worth Court of Appeals April 2018 opinion in favor of the loyal Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and our conditional cross-petition for review. The conditional cross-petition asserted additional grounds to prevail in the litigation. The petitions for review are still under consideration by the Supreme Court.…

Corrie Cabes, postulant, preaches at Jonathan Daniels Evensong

Corrie Cabes, a postulant for Holy Orders in the diocese, preached at the Jonathan Daniels Evensong service on Tuesday, February 5, at Christ Chapel at Seminary of the Southwest  in Austin.  Drew Brislin from Diocese of Alabama led the service. Cabes’ sermon centered on a conversation with The Rev. Judy Upham about her experience during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s and particularly about knowing Daniels and serving alongside him. Read the sermon. Upham told Cabes that “nether of…

Episcopalians invited to join Lutherans at Legislative Event

The 86th Session of the Texas Legislature is underway in Austin and Texas Episcopalians have been invited by Texas Lutherans to join their 2019 Legislative Event from Sunday, March 17, to Tuesday, March 19, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. The Lutherans have done this and the Methodist Women have done a similar event for many years. Registration is $100 and includes all event activities and Sunday dinner and Monday lunch and dinner. Attendees pay their own hotel…

Conference for nonprofit communicators

TCU is offering an inexpensive conference for communicators who work for nonprofits. Communicators for local churches have found this conference to have helpful information for their work. The theme for the  11th Annual TCU Nonprofit Communicators Conference on Friday, May 17, 2019, is Communication for Social Good, Impact, Authenticity & Executive Presence.  It will be at TCU’s Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX  7610, with free parking is next door to the center, or in the parking garage just north of…