Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

All Texas bishops decry conditions in border detention centers

Bishops in all six Episcopal dioceses in the state of Texas have joined in issuing a statement calling on state and national leaders to swiftly address the inhumane conditions in the detention centers at the border. Read the statement in Spanish. Listen to an interview with Bishop Scott Mayer. The bishops’ statement 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…

Apply for mission and outreach grants in 2019

If you have an idea for making a positive impact in your community with the church’s help, or there is a project your church would like to develop that could use a little extra funding, you need to apply now for mission and outreach grants. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, will be awarding grants to programs that assist those who are underserved in our communities, strongly involve personal participation by our congregations, and…

Prayer Cycle – 2019

The churches and people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth pray continuously for each other, for our brothers and sisters throughout the Anglican Communion, and for those who have separated from us. Download Prayer Cycles The diocesan prayer cycle offers two PDF documents for the entire calendar year. One is for Sundays and one for weekdays (Monday-Saturday). EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2019 – Sundays (PDF) EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2019 – Weekdays (PDF) Throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, daily prayer for provinces, dioceses,…

Additional materials for 2018 Convention

Convention voted to approve these additional materials and distribute them for consideration. Episcopal Relief and Development Report Bishop’s Appointments and Nominations Communications and Evangelism Report Resolution R1 on 2019 Convention Location The secretary of Convention informs that the chancellor’s report was submitted on time but was omitted by error. Chancellors’ Report 2018

Bishop’s address to 2018 Convention

Bishop Scott Mayer delivered his address to the 36th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on Friday, November 9, at the Decatur Conference Center in Decatur, TX. Video will be added when it is available. I would like to begin this afternoon by expressing gratitude to our convention hosts – the people of the Northern Deanery, including Resurrection, Decatur and the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls. I want to recognize the Dean, Jill McClendon, as well as the…

Enjoy General Convention Bingo!

From the team that offered #RoyalWedding Bingo for Michael Curry’s sermon… In the spirit of Bonnie Ball… For your Episcopal General Convention pleasure… enjoy #GC79 Bingo! Get a card, read the rules, play at General Convention or at home…
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Independence Day – Collects for ALL in our nation

Every year, Byron Rushing, vice-president of The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, shares this about the prayers our Church and people pray on Independence Day. We offer it as a wider perspective on history and as an encouragement to think more critically about the long, hard road to freedom that many in our country have faced. Rushing writes: “July 4 lands on a Wednesday this year; I write this for those who will be commemorating Independence Day then or on Sunday, July 1. “Let me take this…

Trinity bus and day trip to General Convention

Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth invites you to bus with them on Saturday, July 7 to General Convention in Austin. If you want a seat on their bus, reserve it quickly! Participants will have the opportunity to view exhibits at the convention center and attend the evening revival at the Palmer Center where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach. Tentative Schedule 7 am Bus leaves Trinity parking lot for 3-hour drive to Austin 12 pm Arrive at Austin Convention Center…

Fun with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s preaching

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is known as an energetic, charismatic, inspiring preacher. His manner, his stories, and his passion deeply connect listeners to God’s message of love. If he uses themes familiar to those in the US in his sermon at the royal wedding, we’ve got you covered with a bit of fun. We’ve got Michael Curry Sermon Bingo and a list of the top ten things you’re likely to hear in a sermon:

Labyrinth opens at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Keller/Southlake area

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Southlake, Texas, invites the community to the outdoor blessing of its outdoor labyrinth on Sunday, March 25 at 12 pm.  The Rev. Scot McComas, rector of St. Martin’s, will offer prayers and will bless the labyrinth with holy water. Mr. Ronald Hitchcock will cut the ribbon as the church celebrates the creation of this outdoor spiritual space. The blessing concludes the church’s Palm Sunday activities. Sharing the labyrinth with the public is part of the…

Prayer Cycle – 2018

The churches and people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth pray continuously for each other, for our brothers and sisters throughout the Anglican Communion, and for those who have separated from us. Download Prayer Cycles The diocesan prayer cycle offers two PDF documents for the entire calendar year. One is for Sundays and one for weekdays (Monday-Saturday). EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2018 – Sundays (PDF) EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2018 – Weekdays (PDF) Throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, daily prayer for provinces, dioceses,…

The Rev. Henry Penner to retire January 14

The Rev. Henry Penner will retire this January; his last work weekend will be January 13-14, 2018. Penner has served St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller since his ordination on November 2, 2012. Penner has served in admirable ways in our diocese: in the Commission on Ministry working with those discerning a call to ministry and in deacon formation; in risk management, where he used his experience from a long career as an insurance producer/risk manager; and with local service organizations to…

Ayodeji Omoniyi ordained as a deacon

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer ordained Mr. Ayodeji (Ayo) Omoniyi a deacon at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller, on Monday, December 18, 2017. Presenters were the Rev. Scot McComas; Ms. Linda Snow, Senior Warden; Mr. Charles Busey, Junior Warden; Ms. Laura Clemmens; Ms. Susan Kleinwechter; Ms. Joy Malmgren; Mr. Joe Panther; Ms. Becky Snell-Bolerjack; Ms. Ruthie Zicha. The Rev. Henry Penner, deacon at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, preached. You can watch or read Penner’s sermon here. https://episcopaldiocesefortworth.org/sermons/ayodeji-omoniyi-ordination/ ‎ In the consecration, Bishop Mayer…

Give yourself over to hope – Bishop Mayer’s Advent Message

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Advent message to the diocese, encouraging us: “Give yourself over to hope.” Watch his video message: This has been a rough year, with hurricanes and earthquakes, and many manifestations of division, anger and hatred. Yet in Advent we are called to live in anticipation and hope. And we can do so because the hope of this season isn’t about our possibilities and capabilities, but about God’s ability to make all things new. It’s about God’s ability…

Advent Resources

Do you want to add meaning and joy to your Advent journey, as you prepare your heart for Christmastide in hopeful expectation? We have some resources to provide some inspiration in the midst of your busyness – something for everyone of every ages: AdventWord You can probably fit in a reflection on a single word, right? Maybe even talk about it as a family? AdventWord offers a great way to reflect on one little word each day, and respond with images and…