Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’, Fort Worth, on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He preached, celebrated, and baptised, confirmed, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of several people.
In his sermon, Mayer explores the power of love, and the impact of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s bold declaration that “if it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” That message resonates with people as they shift from seeing church as a place to go to seeing church as a body of people, to seeing Christianity as a way that awakens us to a changed life, a life lived fully in relationship with God.
He confirmed Larry Story, David Lamb, Spencer Orrick, Ashley House, Aeriel Carlson, Megan Fowler, Claire Beck, Margaret Brammer, Ryan Pannell, Alex Schussler, Ava Terrell, Steven Thrower, Kate Westfall, and Rachel Peters, who also was baptized.
Children who were baptized are Ella Whitney Lester, Mia Shae Maloney, and Poppy Hanley McCarthy.
Pat Jambor, Peter Kreidler, Garry Maben, Sharon Maben, Andrew Johnsen, Wende Dwyler-Johnsen, Marie Holbrook, and Ann Spence renewed their baptismal vows.
In between the 9 and 11:15 am services, parishioners helped assemble sacks of food for children served by the Como Community Center who are at risk of hunger over weekends. Hundreds of bags containing shelf staples in one-serving sizes such a fruit juice boxes, dried fruit boxes, oatmeal bars, canned beans and rice and peanut butter and jelly packets were assembled and put in bins for delivery to the community center.