Diocesan worship services 2021

Diocesan worship services 2021

This page contains information about online worship services, the link for downloading worship leaflets, and links to sermons preached at the diocesan online services for 2021.

As we continue to worship online, it is vital to remember that the Church is not closed. Some of our buildings are closed to the public, and in-person worship has been suspended in our congregations as we work to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us.

But God is with us. Ministry continues.

For as long as necessary, the diocese will be offering an online worship service each Sunday at 10 am at the Diocesan YouTube Channel and at Facebook.com/EpiscopalNTX

Clergy from several congregations will be taking part in the worship from week to week. You do not need a Facebook account to participate in the worship service. Worship leaflets for each service will be available to download as soon as they are prepared.

Download online worship leaflets here.

Please also check with your own congregations about what online offerings they will be making during the pandemic.

Second Sunday of Easter

The Episcopal Church in North Texas is offering a worship service for the Second Sunday of Easter at 10 am April 11,  2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Linda Taylor is the preacher. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Robin Glaze of St. Luke’s and Stan Paschal of St. Stephen’s, Hurst. Readers are Katie Sherrod and Eleanor Forfang Brockman, both of St.Luke’s.

Easter Sunday

The Episcopal Church in North Texas is offering a worship service for Easter Sunday at 10 am April 4, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, presides at the Eucharist.  The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Robin Glaze of St. Luke’s and Stan Paschal of St. Stephen’s, Hurst. Readers are Rochester Hunter and Eleanor Forfang Brockman, both of St.Luke’s.

The GREAT VIGIL OF EasteR

The Episcopal Church in North Texas is offering a worship service for the Easter Vigil at 7:44 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here.

The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth and the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington, are officiants. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. The Rev.Tracie Middleton sings the Exultet. Eleanor Forfang Brockman is a reader.

Good Friday

The Episcopal Church in North Texas is offering a worship service for Good Friday at noon, April 2, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here.  The service will remain online for people to access as they wish.

The service is the Stations of the Cross as witnessed by the women in the company of Jesus. It is taken from Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross, written by Katie Sherrod. Participants are Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Diane Snow, St. Stephen’s,  Hurst; Peggy Pate, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington; Rachel Yurek, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Natale Perry, St. Stephen’s, Hurst; Katy Rudolphy, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington; Mamie Cross, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Pailet Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst; Andrea Erwin, St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington; Carolyn Brannen, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Mary Shannon, St. Stephen’s, Hurst; Caroline Erwin, St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington; and Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, and Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington.

Maundy Thursday

The Episcopal Church in North Texas is offering a worship service for Maundy Thursday at 7 pm, April 1, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the presider at the Eucharist. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s.  Readers are Sheila Camp and William Ledbetter, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; and Barb Cutter, St. Stephen’s, Hurst. Carolyn Brannen from St. Luke’s assisted in the stripping of the altar.

Wednesday Evening Lenten service with Compline

The Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a Wednesday worship service that will be a journey on the Way of the Cross, moving through two or three stations each week for the six weeks of Lent. Each service will end with Compline. The service will be posted at 5 pm each Wednesday on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel for people to access as they wish. The worship leaflet for each service can be downloaded here. The officiant for the service on Wednesday, March 31, is the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst.

Palm Sunday

The Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for Palm Sunday at 10 am, March 28, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here.  There is no sermon because the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is read.

The Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is the presider at the Eucharist, assisted by The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s.  Readers of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark are Dave Burrows of St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington; William Ledbetter, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Steve Dequeant of St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington; and Mark Daly, St Stephen’s, Hurst.

fifth sunday in lent

The Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Fifth Sunday in Lent at 10 am, March 21, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the preacher. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. The reader is Priscilla Promise of St. Alban’s.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

The Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent at 10 am, March 14, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the preacher. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Barry Brannon and Eleanor Forfang Brockman, both of St. Luke’s in the Meadow.

Third Sunday in Lent

The Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Third Sunday in Lent at 10 am, March 7, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the preacher. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Patti Callahan and Eleanor Forfang Brockman, both of St. Luke’s in the Meadow.

Second sunday in lent

The Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service including Eucharist for the Second Sunday in Lent at 10 am, February 28, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the presider. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Barb Cutter, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, and William Ledbetter, St. Luke’s in the Meadow.

first Sunday in Lent

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the First Sunday in Lent at 10 am, February 21, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the officiant and the preacher. The musician is Tony Kroll  and the singer is Robin Glaze, both of St. Luke’s.  Readers are Hill Liles and Pailet Liles.

Ash Wednesday

The Ash Wednesday service of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will be at 7 am Wednesday, February 17, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the meditation can be read here that day. Here is where to safely receive ashes.

The Rev.  Kevin Johnson of St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, will be offering a meditation. The Rev. Karen Calafat of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort  Worth, will be the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s, and the singer is Stan Paschal of St. Stephen’s, Hurst. Readers are Patti Callahan and Katie Sherrod, both of St. Luke’s.

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany at 10 am, February 14, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the preacher. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s.  Readers are Eleanor Forfang Brockman and Katie Sherrod, both of St. Luke’s.

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany at 10 am, February 7, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singer is Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Barry Brannen and Eleanor Forfang Brockman, both of St. Luke’s.

Fourth SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany at 10 am, January 31, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the preacher. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singer is Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Elizabeth Edwards and William Ledbetter, both of St. Luke’s.

third SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service including Eucharist for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany at 10 am, January 24, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the presider. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singer are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Diane Snow of St. Stephen’s and Eleanor Forfang Brockman of St. Luke’s.

Prayers before the Inauguration

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a service of Prayers Before the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of American at 4 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here.

The Rev. Kevin Johnson of St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, and the Rev. Karen Calafat of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, will lead the service.

second sunday after the Epiphany

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany at 10 am, January 17, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the preacher. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. The singer is Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s. Readers are Rochester Hunter and Eleanor Forfang Brockman, both of St. Luke’s. You can find more information on The Episcopal Church program From Many, One: Conversations Across Differences, referenced in the sermon, at this link.

first sunday after the Epiphany, the Baptism of Our Lord

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, the Baptism of Our Lord, at 10 am, January 10, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the officiant. The musician is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. The singer is Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. The reader is William Ledbetter, St. Luke’s.

The Feast of the Epiphany

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Feast of the Epiphany at 10 am, January 3, 2021, on the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The worship leaflet for this service can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon can be read here on Sunday morning.

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is the preacher. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the officiant. The musicians are Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s. Singers are Stan Paschal, St. Stephen’s, and Robin Glaze, St. Luke’s. Readers are Marilyn Jones, St. Stephen’s, and William Ledbetter, St. Luke’s.

sermons

Read the sermon the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer preached at the diocesan worship service for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Third Sunday in Lent, March 7, 2021.

Read the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the diocesan worship service for the Second Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021.

Read  the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021.

Read the meditation the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre. Arlington, gave at the diocesan worship service for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, preached at the diocesan worship service for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 14, 2021.

Read  the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 7, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, January 31, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the Third Sunday after Epiphany worship service, January 24, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service on the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 17, 2021.

Read  the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the First Sunday after the Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord, January 10, 2021.

Read the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the Feast of Epiphany, January 3, 2021.