Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Posts by EDFW Staff Writer

Trinity celebrates new outdoor garden mural by Avery Kelly

Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to present an outdoor mural by Avery Kelly.  The mural, located in the church garden, is open to the community and may be accessed through the gate on the southeast side of the building, off Stadium Drive. The mural, covering 212 square feet, is meant to convey the goodness and serenity of God’s creation and the idea of home or a place to belong. The painting features a walled garden-meadow theme and shows flora and…

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge shares how Episcopalians read scripture

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean & President and Professor of New Testament of the Seminary of the Southwest, will be the guest preacher and featured speaker at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Dean Kittredge has a particular focus on forming Chrisian leaders in community for the purpose of enlivening the church and promoting reconciliation. In addition to preaching at our opening worship service, Dean Kittredge will sit down with Bishop Scott Mayer for a ‘fireside chat’ at 7 pm…

Adults 25 or older invited to apply for EYE 2020 planning team

The following article is reprinted from the Episcopal News Service – the information is in English and Spanish: [October 9, 2018] Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” It is our practice to accept applications from across the church to discern a group…

View 2018 nominees for election at diocesan convention

Several people in the diocese agreed to be nominated for election to leadership roles in the diocese. Below are descriptions of the positions that will be filled by elections at the 2018 Convention and the names of the nominees for those positions. Click on the names to read biographies of the nominees. Executive Council Members at Large The Executive Council carries on the work of the Diocesan Convention during the rest of the year when the Convention is not in…
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2018 pre-convention deanery meetings

Review the list of 2018 pre-convention deanery meetings and attend one near you – or the one your congregation is part of – to find out what will be happening at Diocesan Convention: budget, nominees for elected positions, resolutions, and more. Fort Worth East – Monday, Oct. 15; 7 pm at St. Martin in the Fields, Keller Fort Worth South – updated – Monday, Oct. 15; 5:30 pm at St. Christopher’s, Fort Worth Fort Worth West – Tuesday, October 16; 5:30…
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Clive Driskill-Smith starting as new organist at All Saints’, For Worth

For more than two decades, worship at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas has been enhanced by the extraordinary artistry of Organist and Choirmaster Rick Grimes. After 64 years as an organist and 24 years at All Saints’, Grimes retired from All Saints’ on September 9. The church’s beautiful music in the Anglican musical tradition will continue with Grimes’ successor, British organist and recording artist Clive Driskill-Smith. Driskill-Smith played his first Sunday services at All Saints’ on Sunday,…

Diocesan Convention – Last week for early registration

Register before October 1 to receive the “Early Bird” rate for Diocesan Convention. If you register in September, Early Bird rates are $75 for a 2-day registration and $50 for a 1-day registration. On Oct. 1, rates go up to $90 for a two-day registration and $65 for a one-day registration. The registration fee includes one meal per day. The 2018 Convention occurs Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10, 2017 at the Decatur Civic Center. Visit the Convention web page for…
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Rick Grimes retires after 24 years as All Saints’ organist and choirmaster

Rick Grimes, organist and choirmaster at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, concluded his 24-year tenure on Rally Day at All Saints’ this past Sunday, September 9. The vestry honored him at his retirement with a proclamation, which was printed in the service leaflet. View Grimes’ biography on this site. Grimes’ career as an organist started at the age of twelve, when he began playing at the Presbyterian church in Hillsboro, and he plans to return there in his…

Scot McComas elected to Province VII office

The Rev. Scot McComas has been elected as a member-at-large to serve Province VII. McComas said that he was prompted to let his name stand for election at the provincial level in large part because of his experience serving as a deputy to the General Convention this summer in Austin. This past summer I attended The General Convention of the Episcopal Church as a first-time deputy and was surprised at how much I loved being a part of the legislative…

Vendors, exhibitors invited for the 2018 Diocesan Convention

Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth 2018 Diocesan Convention On November 9-10, 2018, more than 200 delegates, spouses, and guests will gather at the Decatur Conference Center in Decatur, Texas, for the Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. Exhibits have played an integral part of past conventions of the diocese, and you are invited to present your organization and its products and/or programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet you face-to-face in the conference center. Reservations for…
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Nominations open for 2018 Diocesan Convention

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2018 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Decatur, Texas, on November 9 and 10. The Nominations Committee earnestly seeks participation from parishioners across the spectrum of our diocese. The committee invites you to read, pray, and discern if you know someone to nominate for any of the elected positions described below. Please verify with the person you want to nominate whether they are willing…
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Meet up with Episcopalians at Saturday march and rally

On June 30, people across the country are rallying to demand an end to family separation. In Fort Worth the “Families Belong Together and Free” March and Rally” is at 10 am Saturday, June 30, at the Tarrant County Courthouse. It is organized by Indivisible Fort Worth, United Fort Worth, RAICES, Faith in Texas, and Mavericks United. To meet with other Episcopalians at this event, gather on the east lawn of the courthouse, and wear a red “Love God, Love Your…
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Donate toward gift for Carlye Hughes, bishop-elect of Newark

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we prepare to bid a very fond farewell to Bishop-elect Carlye Hughes, we congratulate her on her election and wish her many blessings and god-speed in her new position in the Diocese of Newark. The Standing Committee invites all who are interested to help provide Carlye with her Pectoral Cross. This important piece of episcopal regalia is a symbol of the office of bishop and is an outward and visible sign of the…

Prayer Formats: the Collect

The prayer format perhaps most characteristic of the Book of Common Prayer is the collect. A collect is a brief prayer that brings together several ideas succinctly. Though not a common word now, it’s just the noun version of the verb “to collect.” A collect often follows a format something like this: Address – the prayer begins with a name for God and often a description of God’s character or actions. Petition & Purpose – this section asks for something and…

A Prayer for Fridays

Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to us your servants so to follow in faith where you have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness; for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.