Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Episcopalians take on the Parade of Lights

Three congregations participated in the XTO Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth on Sunday, November 19, 2017. St. Luke’s in the Meadow, St. Christopher, and the Episcopal Church in Parker County marched in the festive parade watched by hundreds of local residents. This is the first year any Episcopal congregation has taken part in the popular annual event. St. Luke’s entry was the smoker “Old 100” decorated with hundreds of lights and a sign, “All aboard with St. Luke’s…

Convention sermon: “Drink living water . . .”

The Very Rev. Doug Travis preached at the opening worship service of the 2015 Diocesan Convention on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Cleburne Conference Center. An excerpt: “Living water, living water, living water. I realized in contemplating these verses that if I do not experience the well of living water flowing up in my own soul it’s because I’ve refused to share, even if only in my own heart, Jesus’ living water with some other soul I think doesn’t…

Bishop’s Address at 2017 convention

Bishop Scott Mayer delivered his address to the 35th Convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth on Friday, November 10, at the Cleburne Conference Center in Cleburne, TX.   He began by thanking the hosts, greeting guests, listing important transitions, and recognizing the work of the many volunteers who serve on committees of the diocese. He gave special recognition to the members of the diocesan Corporation. Then he began exploring the passage from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel, when Jesus…

St. Alban’s celebrates 70th anniversary

St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the parish on Sunday, November 12.  The Rev. Courtland Moore, former rector, preached, and Bishop Scott Mayer confirmed, received, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of 14 people. Watch a short video of the event with excerpts from the sermon below, or on YouTube. Enjoy a slideshow of photos and then see more at the diocesan Flickr gallery.  

Bishop Mayer visits Wichita Falls

Bishop Scott Mayer made a visitation to the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 5. Watch a video of the bishop’s sermon below or on YouTube. Watch a slideshow of photos and then see more at the diocesan Flickr gallery. Lefty Brandon took the photos.

How to navigate dying

All are invited to hear Joan Maxwell talk about her recent memoir, Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End at 4 pm, Thursday, November 16, at River Crest Country Club, 1501 Western Ave., Fort Worth, 76107. The event is hosted by Assisting Bishop Sam Hulsey. Maxwell, a friend of Hulsey who shares his passion for normalizing the fact that we all will die one day, is a former hospital palliative care chaplain who often worked with dying patients and their families. She…