Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Join the Lights for Liberty vigil Friday night July 12 in Arlington

The congregation of St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington is inviting everyone to join them for a silent vigil in support of the many people, especially children, who are legally trying to enter this country but who are being kept in confinement in detention centers. People will meet near the DREAM sculpture at the southwest corner of the intersection of Abram and Pecan streets in Arlington at 8:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019. The vigil will last less than 30 minutes.…

Texas bishops’ statement decrying conditions at border detention camps

July 8, 2019 To our state and national leaders, We are bishops of the six Episcopal dioceses in Texas. All but 700 miles of the almost 2,000 miles of the US-Mexico border are in Texas. All of Texas feels the impact of anything that happens on our southern border. We feel it through our families, many of whom have ancient deep roots in lands south of the United States. We feel it in our economy, as Mexico is Texas’ biggest…

Emiten los obispos de las seis diócesis de Texas una declaración colaborativa lamentando las condiciones inhumanas en las fronteras de nuestro país.

8 de julio 2019 Somos los obispos de las seis diócesis episcopales en Texas. Al menos 700 de las casi 2,000 millas de la frontera entre U.S. y México se encuentran en Texas. Todo Texas siente el impacto de todo lo que sucede en nuestra frontera sur. Lo sentimos a través de nuestras familias, muchas de las cuales tienen raíces antiguas profundas en las tierras del sur de los Estados Unidos. Lo sentimos en nuestra economía, ya que México es…

Summer Salad Suppers and VBS at St. Christopher, Fort Worth

“…If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul, then tell the love of Jesus who died to save us all….” The Balm of Gilead St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, invites all to Summer Salad Suppers and Vacation Bible School on four Wednesdays in July, beginning  July 10. The evening starts with Eucharist in St. Simon’s Chapel at 6:15 p.m. followed by a dinner of salads and desserts in the Parish Hall. The program will be…

Enjoy a journey through French airspace at All Saints’, Fort Worth

Many brilliant organists have performed at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, but the next recitalist is a musical multi-tasker on a truly global scale. Paul Griffiths is the British organ sensation with an interesting day job. He is chief executive officer of Dubai Airports. On Friday, June 14th at 7:30 pm, Griffiths will present a program with a decidedly French air featuring composers Debussy, Duruflé and Saint-Saëns. Admission is free, and a reception for everyone will follow the concert. Five…

Scot McComas called as rector in Scottsdale, Arizona

The Rev. Scot McComas, rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, has accepted a call to be rector of The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale, Arizona. He will begin there in mid-August. McComas was installed as the third rector of St. Martin on May 30, 2015, by Bishop Rayford B. High Jr. His last Sunday there will be July 14, 2019. There will be a farewell reception after the 10:30 am service in the large parish hall. McComas has spent…

The Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby elected bishop in El Camino Real

The Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby, Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho, has been elected the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner was a candidate in that election. In the wake of the election, she wrote a letter to the people of El Camino Real. Dear Friends in the Diocese of El Camino Real , Today, you gathered, the Spirit moved among you, and you elected Canon Lucinda Ashby…

All Saints’, Fort Worth, to host core Godly Play training in July

All Saints’ Fort Worth will host core Godly Play training on Thursday, July 18, 6 – 9 pm; Friday, July 19, 8:30 am – 5 pm; and Saturday, July 20, 8:30 am – 5 pm. The trainer is Cynthia Hill. Registration is $350. Dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday and Saturday are included in your registration. Register and find more information here.  

EfM mentor training scheduled for September

An Education for Ministry (EfM) Mentor Training has been scheduled for September 13-15, 2019, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX. In 1975 the Rev. Charles Winters of the University of the South, Sewanee, published the first version of the curriculum we know now as Education for Ministry (EfM). His modest title was “Theological Education by Extension.” Winters hoped that eventually a few hundred lay people among Sewanee’s 28 owning dioceses across the southeast would be interested enough to…

Andrew Wright to assist Bishop Carlye Hughes in Newark

The Rev. Dr. Andrew R. Wright, currently interim rector of Trinity Episcopal, Fort Worth, has accepted a new call. He has agreed to serve as Canon to the Ordinary to the Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Hughes is the former rector of Trinity. She was elected bishop in Newark on May 18, 2018. Wright came to our diocese from the Diocese of Dallas to be Trinity’s associate rector. He also has served as secretary…

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

All are invited to Solemn Evensong at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. The All Saints’ Choir will sing Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C major by Charles Villiers Stanford and Behold, O God our defender by Herbert Howells. Light refreshments will be served the church parlor following Evensong.  

Diocesan leader Donna Michels dies

Donna D. Michels, 96, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, ending an extraordinary life of significant contributions to her family, her various communities, her church, and this diocese. The Memorial Service will be at noon, Saturday, April 27, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Ft. Worth, 76107. The Rev. Bill Nix will preach. She will be inurned in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Columbarium. Memorials can be made to The Donna Michels Scholarship Fund at All Saints’ Episcopal School.…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Martin’s, Keller

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, for baptisms, confirmations, and receptions. He baptised and confirmed Linda R. McCutcheon, and baptised McAllister Smith Heidenreich, and Kendall Michelle Heidenreich.  He confirmed Sara Kathryn Collier, Matthew Richard Goodner, Linda R. McCutcheon,  Justin Scott Johnson, Jordan Janea Taylor, and Jon Edison Steffens. He received Mary Elizabeth Soland, James Martin McManic, Michelle Marie Lane, and Jeanne Marie Dorn. He visited with the children about the job of a bishop…

Resurrection Decatur launches adult education series

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Decatur, is embarking on the congregation’s first adult education series – a program called Revive. It is a curriculum from Forward Movement to “equip lay leaders to be spiritual leaders.”  Over the next year there will be three sessions, each lasting six weeks, concluding with a retreat. There is no cost to participate. The Revive instructors will be Susy Sportsman, Janet Huff, and Judy Cariker. The initial retreat will be on from 9am to…