Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Good Shepherd, Granbury, to host Prayers for the Innocents

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, worshiping in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2016 Acton Hwy (FM4) Granbury, 76049, is hosting a community wide “Prayers for the Innocents With 2000 Lights,” at 7 pm, Thursday June 21.  It will include prayers, readings and hymns for children, specifically those being held by our government. The Rev. Suzi Robertson will be the celebrant, the Rev. Hunter Ruffin will preach. See the Facebook Event page. 

Reading the Bible through the lens of Jesus’ teachings

Bishop Scott Mayer shares a statement in response to recent events: There has been a lot of attention paid to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent reference to Romans 13 to justify the Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, with many religious leaders speaking out.  (Our own Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signed an ecumenical and interfaith statement expressing concerns over this policy.) It is not my intent here to address that particular passage in Romans, nor…

Transgender Support Group says don’t let the unfamiliar scare you

St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is hosting a monthly Transgender Support Group on the last Sunday of each month. The next meeting is at 3 pm Sunday, June 24, Village Plaza Shopping Center, 463 W. Harwood Road, Hurst. The meetings are held in a safe comfortable environment so transgender issues can be discussed openly. Transgender individuals are invited to attend along with family members and friends. While transgender people represent a tiny segment of the population, they and the entire LGBTQ community are…

Bishop Mayer visits Trinity, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He confirmed 12 people, received four into The Episcopal Church, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of two.   He confirmed Catherine Celeste Normand, Nicholas Matthew Parker, Brianna Alexandra Cano, Samuel Luke Ferguson, William Calhoun James, William Shackleford Gillett, Landa Sloan Orrick, John Richard Conard, Gabriel Allen Jagush, Isabella Sanchez Leo, and Jeffry Paul Faircloth. He received Andrew Philip Gardos, Clayton Lewis Geran and Patricia Marie Geran, and reaffirmed…

Making sense of sorrow and joy

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an Op Ed by Bishop Scott Mayer in the Saturday, May 26, 2018 edition. The online edition also included a photo of Mayer with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, taken when Curry was in the diocese last April. Sorrow, anger, delight, joy – how do we make sense of such a range of emotions? How, in a weekend in which we see school children murdered and lovers marry can we form right actions framed in God’s…

Christopher Thomas ordained priest

The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey ordained Christopher Thomas to the priesthood on May 17, 2018, at St. Eisabeth and Christ the King Episcopal Church. The Rev. John A. Logan, Jr. of the Diocese of Texas preached.   Thomas served as deacon at St. Alban’s, worshiping in Theatre Arlington before moving to St. Elisabeth and Christ the King. He is a cradle Episcopalian, having been raised at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City, in the Diocese of Louisiana. He spent many years…