Posts by EDFW Staff Writer (Page 3)

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer (Page 3)

Art at St. Martin’s

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-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake. See art, speak with artists, learn about their creative process and their unique creations, and understand art through the artist’s eyes at a reception with refreshing beverages and cheese. Unlock the creative side of your brain and gather in fellowship! Childcare will be provided. September 10, 6 – 8 pm –…

Church hospitality for a video game can create new connections

This article by Susan Kleinwechter, communications and publications director at St.-Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, tells how one parish in the diocese is using the wildly popular game of Pokémon GO as an opportunity for outreach. She also offers suggestions for how other congregations might engage. Pokémon  and PokéStops and Gyms are showing up at several of our congregations. For instance, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, has a PokéStop right beside its front sign.  Check to see what’s showing up at your place. ——————————————-…

Evangelism Matters conference in Dallas November 18-19

An innovative gathering, Evangelism Matters, is for those seeking a place to share, learn, and grow the Church’s capacity and passion for evangelism. This two-day conference 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. Among the planned activities is a keynote address by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Registration is $100 per person ($125 after August 31), and…

Join St. Martin-in-the-Fields & Stop Hunger Now to package 10,000 meals

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and Stop Hunger Now are combining forces in the fight against hunger, and they invite you to join the fight. Be one of the 50-60 volunteers, students, and community leaders to package meals for the world’s hungry on Saturday, September 24, at 10 am in the school building on St. Martin’s campus in Keller. A Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event is an intergenerational, volunteer-based activity that coordinates the streamlined, assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals into…
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church & School Fundraiser

St. Martin’s Episcopal School Annual Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 30, enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship from 6 to 9 pm at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church’s fundraiser to benefit St. Martin’s Episcopal School. The evening events include a fellowship hour with appetizers and beverages, an Italian dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), raffles, silent auction items, a live auction, a wine pull, and dessert. There is no charge for dinner; however, donations are appreciated. Childcare will be provided. Money raised will grow the school’s resources and learning spaces. St. Martin-in-the-Fields’ school…

Bishop Hulsey visits St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Keller/Southlake

On Sunday April 17, 2016, the Rt. Rev. Sam B Hulsey, assisting bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. St. Martin’s was blessed with a huge growth of ministry as 25 teens and adults made a mature and independent affirmation of their faith, and two children were baptized. In his sermon, Bishop Hulsey encouraged the congregation to become the Gospel, not to just share, tell, and hold it up and hear it in a worshipful way. “Spirituality…
event at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake Texas

Lenten Quiet Day at St. Martin’s, Keller on March 19- UPDATED

Men, women, and teens are invited to a Lenten Quiet Day from 9:30 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016. This Lenten Quiet Day offers time that is set apart to stop and rest and be with the Lord. The meditations will use beautiful Lenten icons and the deep symbolism written in the art will be shared. The day starts at 9:30 am with Morning Prayer in the church sanctuary. A soup and bread lunch will be served at noon. The quiet…

More resources for Lent

We are delighted to share two additional Lenten resources. Praying in color for a personal devotion Praying in Color offers adults and children a way to mark the day-by-day journey of Lent daily praying & drawing with a calendar template. The author says, “It doesn’t involve making false promises to myself about sitting down for thirty minutes a day and praying/studying/meditating and then feeling guilty when I fail… I think of each mark or stroke of color as a wordless prayer.”…

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas 2015 message

“As the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you,”  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Christmas 2015 message.   December 22, 2015 Hello. Our original plan was for me to tape a Christmas message in front of the United Nations building in New York as a way of sending a message that this Jesus of Nazareth whom we follow came…

Presiding Bishop resting after surgery

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is resting comfortably following surgery on Tuesday, December 8. According to the presiding bishop, his family, and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is alert and awake, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated. Further information will continue to be released by the Presiding Bishop’s office. Further updates are not expected until Friday. Precious Lord, take our hands, lead us on, let us stand. Let us stand today…

The Longest Night – a service of remembrance on December 19

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake invites you to a service of remembrance, The Longest Night, at 5 pm on December 19, 2015. 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 grieve…

Advent resources for 2015

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 Watch a video Advent message from Bishop Scott Mayer. AdventWord from SSJE   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 at least four ways you can use AdventWord: You can…

Syrian refugee webinars; message from Presiding Bishop Curry

The Episcopal Church is moving to educate, inspire, and motivate our church about the current situation with Syrian refugees. Two educational webinars will be presented: Thursday, November 18, and Monday, November 23. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry writes to us about fear and presses that we stand on the solid ground of our faith as we carry out the words of Jesus who told us to be a neighbor to those in need. Read about the webinars and read Bishop Curry’s statement.…

Invite – Welcome – Connect seminar promoted evangelism and relationship building

How congregations invite, welcome, and connect people are vital steps for building healthy, vibrant and growing churches, ensuring not only that “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” is a reality, but that people don’t leave by the church’s back door. On Saturday, November 7, more than 40 people from six congregations in the diocese gathered at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth for an Invite-Welcome-Connect seminar by congregational development coach Mary Parmer. Mrs. Becky McKneely of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in…

Top ten things you might hear in a Michael Curry sermon

Have you had the opportunity to hear The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preach? If so, you will probably enjoy this top ten list put together by the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina as an affectionate tribute and presented to Bishop Curry the night before his installation as presiding bishop. The top ten things you are likely to hear in a Michael Curry sermon 10. This morning I lift my text from… EVERYONE: Anywhere but today’s…

St. Martin’s cancels community Festival in the Fields on October 31

UPDATED, event cancelled:  With another round of soaking rain moving in to make fields soggy, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church has cancelled its fourth annual Festival in the Fields community festival on October 31, 2015. The festival was originally scheduled for October 24, but stormy weather forced rescheduling. The festival will not be rescheduled again in 2015. St. Martin-in-the-Fields is a welcoming, growing suburban church that sits between Keller and Southlake. The people of St.Martin’s are eager welcome all from far and wide, for fun and for worship. Map to St.…