Posts by EDFW Staff Writer (Page 2)

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer (Page 2)

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.…

Bishop email hacked – how it affects you

Bishop High’s email address was compromised on Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017 and one spam message was sent from within his edfw.org account to a large list of his contacts. The subject line of that email was “Documents” and there was an attached file, Scan.pdf. We have audited and re-secured this edfw.org account. Additional email messages have been sent from a spoofed email address, appearing to come from Rayford B. High, Jr., but actually coming from a different email address and…

Hunger relief milestone: food pantry prepares to open

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.“ Matthew 25:35-40 The text above is just one of the many times Jesus tells us to feed the hungry. This month this diocese nears a major…

The Longest Night – a service of remembrance on December 17

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake invites you to a service of remembrance, The Longest Night, at 5 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The holidays are often the loneliest time of the year for those who have experienced recent loss in their lives. These losses can be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, death of a dear pet, loss of health, or any of the other losses people deal with. The Longest Night service allows us to…

Art at St. Martin features Shawn Rees’ work

Come and enjoy Art at St. Martin’s, an art showing featuring the work of local artists, quarterly on second Saturdays at 6 pm, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School, Keller. The December 10 gallery show in the school building will feature the work of Grapevine painter Shawn Rees. Rees has worked on canvas and on paper, in pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. Enjoy this art and hear Rees talk about his creative process. It’s a great opportunity to share a…

Night in Bethlehem offers a Bible-times experience

Mark your calendars for A Night in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 3, from 5 – 8 pm at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School, Keller/Southlake. Worship with Holy Communion will be followed by children and family activities designed to transport folks back through time to the town of Bethlehem. Family and friends will move together from station to station in the Bethlehem marketplace, including: Bethlehem Bakery – taste delicious bread from the time of Jesus’ birth. Metal Shop – create one-of-a-kind nameplates.…

Advent resources for 2016

Do you want to add meaning and joy to your Advent journey, as you prepare your heart for Christmastide in hopeful expectation? Online resources can provide some inspiration in the midst of your busyness AdventWord from SSJE 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 prayers that speak to your heart. There are…

Double the impact with Episcopal Relief & Development’s Matching Gift Challenge 2016

Through the end of December, Episcopalians and friends are invited to participate in Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2016 Holiday Matching Gift Challenge. With generous support from a group of exceptionally committed donors, gifts to any listed fund during this time will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000. The match amount benefits the Global Needs Fund, sending help where it is most needed to fight poverty, hunger, disease and disasters worldwide. As I look back at the good we were permitted…

Evangelism Matters Conference live stream information UPDATED

Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church evangelism conference on November 18-19 in Dallas, will equip and empower evangelists for the journey ahead – communicating the Good News of Jesus in the Episcopal tradition. This conference will engage participants through inspiring presentations and valuable workshops by evangelism leaders. Key portions of Evangelism Matters will be live webcast. The free webcast will be accessible at http://www.evangelismmatters.org, and it does not require advance registration or password. Those seeking to watch in Spanish may follow the Facebook live feed…

Lisa Neilson ordained priest

Lisa Neilson was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, October 22, by Fort Worth Assisting Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. Presenters were the Rev. Kenneth L. Fields, rector of St. Thomas; the Rev. Jim Said, assistant rector of St. Thomas, Ms. Ellen Hevenor, Canterbury senior warden; Mr. Joel Walker, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth; and Gilbert Kleinwechter, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. Bishop High preached. Watch a video of the sermon below or on the…
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Diocesan Assembly of Daughters of the King on October 29

The Order of the Daughters of the King in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will hold its fall assembly at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016. All are invited to register and attend. Deputy Kelly Biggs of Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department will present “Human Trafficking in North Texas – what it is, who is involved, our call to serve.”  Biggs is also president of the Texas Chisholm Trail Crime Prevention Association.…
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St. Martin’s invites all to community Festival in the Fields on October 15

Come and have fun at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church & School’s fourth annual Festival in the Fields community festival on October 15, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm. This community festival will be at the church campus at 223 South Pearson Lane, Keller, just south of FM1709 on the road that divides Southlake and Keller. Spread the word to friends & neighbors, so everyone can enjoy this community event sharing fellowship and friendly fun for all ages. The festival is open…

A call to a season of prayer

Forward Movement is calling Episcopalians and all others to join with them in A Season of Prayer: For an Election, a 30-day season to pray daily with particular intention for this time in our national life. The season of prayer begins Sunday, October 9, and continues through the day after the election. The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, explains: At a time when nearly everyone agrees that we are being consumed by fear and division, here is a chance to…