Liturgical Seasons

Liturgical Seasons

Pentecost 2020

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Day of Pentecost at 10 am on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Bishop Scott Mayer is preaching. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the officient. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is the gospeller. Readers are Eleanor Forfang Brockman of St. Luke’s, and Dave Burrows of St. Alban’s. The organist is Tony Kroll of St Luke’s and the singer is…

Bishop Mayer extends suspension of in-person worship through May.

Bishop Scott Mayer has extended the suspension of in-person worship through May.  Meanwhile, the bishop, clergy, and lay leaders are exploring a phased approach to resuming in-person worship. Because the goal is to keep worshipers as safe as possible during this health crisis, this approach will be based on the best available scientific and medical advice. In the meantime, the medical community urges us to continue to love our neighbors and ourselves by sheltering in place, maintaining physical distancing, frequent…

Make a lighted Easter lily garland for Eastertide

The Easter season is 50 days long. So the celebration continues well past the glory of Easter Day. And while Eastertide lasts 50 days, we have no idea how long Coronatide will last, as we love our neighbors by staying home. So here’s a fun activity for the family to do while we are all stuck at home. Make the garland and put it up to light up the days and nights of the Easter season. How to make a…

Music from the heart for the soul

Through the hard work of Episcopal communicators, muscians, and audio and video geniuses, Episcopalians from across the church came together to perform for Easter. As we move into the 50 days of Eastertide, take time to watch and listen. It will be good for your soul. Credits: Arrangement by Erik Meyer, audio engineering and post-production by Kory Caudill and Sean Truskowski, video editing by Tom Verga. Special thanks to The Episcopal Church Office of Communication/Multimedia Services unit and Natalee Hill,…

Easter Sunday

            Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!   Join us for our online Easter worship service. It will be live at 10 am on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The celebrant is the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, rector of Trinity, Fort Worth. Bishop Scott Mayer is the preacher. Acolyte is Eleanor Forfang-Brockman of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth. Readers are…

Women of the Passion, a Journey to the Cross

Several laywomen and a deacon from across the diocese came together virtually in the last two weeks to make possible an online version of the Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross. This is the story of the Passion of Jesus in three meditations and the fourteen Stations of the Cross. The story is told by the women who witnessed it, whose encounters with Jesus and with one another changed their lives. It is based on a book…

The Great Vigil

The Great Vigil takes us through the great stories of our faith. Gather together in the darkness around a great fire and listen. Watch it on the Diocesan Facebook Page at 8 PM. It will also be on the Diocesan YouTube Channel. From the worship leaflet: “For three days we have watched and waited. Tonight we gather in the darkness of the grave seeking the light of the Paschal Mystery. Out of the darkness – fire – a burning bush…

Good Friday

The Good Friday online worship service will be live on the Diocesan Facebook Page shortly before noon on Friday, April 10, 2020. It will also be on the Diocesan YouTube channel. You can download worship leaflets here. The text of Bishop Mayer’s sermon is here. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles is the celebrant. Stan Paschal is the musician. He and Daun Harter-Weeks are the readers. Also on Good Friday, a video of laywomen of the diocese reading the Women of…

Maundy Thursday

The Maudy Thursday Mass on the World is adapted from Georgetown University’s symposium: “Teilhard de Chardin: His Importance in the 21st Century” in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the death of Teilhard de Chardin (April 9th, 2015). Watch the service below or on YouTube. From the worship leaflet: “This Maundy Thursday, the day on which we traditionally recognize the work of Jesus the Christ to make his Real Presence known through bread and wine, we find ourselves physically separated…

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday online worship

Please join in our online worship service. See it below or on YouTube. Download worship leaflet. Read Bishop Mayer’s sermon.   The celebrant is the Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, assisted by the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington. The organist is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s.

Join a Palm Sunday Procession in your car

UPDATE: The Car Palm Procession has been postponed to 1 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020, because of rain. Thanks for your help with this. We need your help. The diocese is offering online worship services for the duration of the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus Covid 19. The suspension of in-person worship services will include Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Online worship services for each of this are being planned, but it will involve taping some things…

Online worship leaflets

Download worship leaflets here Click here for the Fourth Sunday of the Creation Series, September 27, 2020 Click here for the Third Sunday of the Creation Series, September 20, 2020 Click here for the Second Sunday of the Creation Series, September 13, 2020 Click here for the first Sunday of the Creation Series, September 6, 2020 Click here for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30, 2020 Click here for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020 Click here…

The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace to lead online worship, preach Sunday

UPDATED March 31, 2020: Read the sermon Pace preached on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020. The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, 53, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, and the first person in Tarrant County to test positive for the coronavirus Covid 19, has recovered enough that he will lead online Morning Prayer and preach from Trinity this Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. It will be the first time he’s led worship at…

Episcopalians worship together in cyberspace on Lent 4

On the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Episcopalians across the diocese worshiped together, but maintained safe physical distancing. Worship was done online, with Good Shepherd, Granbury, offering Drive-in Worship; St. Christoper, Fort Worth, offering Drive-In Communion; All Saints’, Fort Worth, offering Drive-Thru Communion; St. Luke’s, Stephenville, offering Morning Prayer; and the diocese offering Morning Prayer at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth. St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, offered a pre-recorded worship service with sermon. Read the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached…

Join The Episcopal Church’s virtual choir for Easter

Join your voice or instrument for the Episcopal Church’s Easter Virtual Choir! The Episcopal Church is creating a mass virtual choir video to be released on Easter Sunday. If you’re a choir member without a choir, a musician without an orchestra, or just someone who loves to sing and be part of the group, you’re who we need! We’re looking for submissions from across the Church (and even beyond!) for this project. …We look forward to showing off the whole…

Grace and creativity in worship during Covid 19 crisis

The leadership and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are responding in grace-filled and creative ways to physical distancing and suspension of in-person worship services in response to the coronavirus Covid 19 crisis.  These include Drive-in Worship, Holy Communion Drive-Thru, live streamed Eucharists, and live streamed Morning Prayer services, as well as non-worship offerings such as the daily reading of children’s stories by the Rev. Bradley Dyche, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville. “The church buildings…