Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

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…
photo of Byron Rushing

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…

Photo Release Form

Please electronically sign the photo release form if you’ll be attending a diocesan event where your photo or your child’s photo may be taken. If you prefer, you can print and sign a paper copy (send it to us or bring it with you to the registration table).

Artist Gwen Meharg at two Fort Worth area churches

Fort Worth artist Gwen Meharg will lend her talents at two churches in our diocese. Sunday, May 14, at 11:30 am worship, Meharg will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, painting during the sermon preached by the Rev. Tracie Middleton. Deacon Middleton will preach on the theme of Living Stones, from the Bible readings for the day: Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, 1 Peter 2:2-10, and John 14:1-14. This is a new experience for Middleton, who hopes that people will see the…

Coloring and activity book for bishop’s visit

We’ve created a simple coloring and activity book resource for children to understand our bishops and our diocese better. Older children will find a maze and a word search. When the bishop comes to your church, why not offer it and some colors to the children of your congregation? Download the bishop’s coloring book (PDF).   The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth gives thanks and credit to the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Search Committee, St.…