Liturgical Seasons

Liturgical Seasons

Holy Week and Easter Celebrations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. Holy Week and Easter Services Click the town name to open a list of services at different congregations. If you can’t make it to church . . . The Episcopal Church invites all to virtually join the congregation of St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kansas for their Holy Week services. Beginning with the Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Foot Washing service…

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visits St. Christopher

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited St. Christopher, Fort Worth, March 20-21, 2019. She celebrated and preached at a Eucharist and spoke at the Lenten Soup Supper on Wednesday, March 20, and met with the diocesan clergy on Thursday, March 21. Bishop Jefferts Schori played a significant role in the continuation of this diocese following the departure of a former bishop, many clergy, and several lay leaders from The Episcopal Church.  She called a Special Meeting of the Convention at which…

Ash Wednesday to Easter – a message from Bishop Mayer

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a new video — Ash Wednesday to Easter, the Way of Love. In this two-minute video, Bishop Mayer invites us to take on a Lenten practice and “settle into it,”  because doing so will make Easter even more meaningful. He suggests the Small Group Curriculum found among the digital resources that have been developed around Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Way of Love. They all are at  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

Observe Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday on March 10

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry invited all Episcopalians to join together in observance of Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 10, 2019. “As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus this Lent, we know that living out God’s love for the world is our ultimate goal,” said Curry. “I invite all congregations to devote a Sunday in Lent to reflect on the life-giving work of Episcopal Relief & Development and to demonstrate God’s love by…

Join us for Christmas worship

The twelve days of the Christmas Season begin with Christmas. Christmas Eve is observed with a celebratory worship service. This nearly always includes traditional Christmas carols, and often a pageant, usually put on by the children reenacting the Nativity of Jesus. The principal worship service in an Episcopal church goes by several names: Holy Communion, the Eucharist (a word which literally means “thanksgiving” – you can hear it pronounced here), the Lord’s Supper, the Mass. It is the family meal…

Christmas Concert December 16 at All Saints’, Fort Worth

All are invited to a Concert of Christmas Music at 5 pm Sunday, December 16, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road in Fort Worth. The program will feature the All Saints’ Choir, a chamber orchestra and Clive Driskill-Smith, the British organist and recording artist who is the new organist and choirmaster at All Saints’. Admission is free with no tickets or reservations required, and a reception for everyone will follow the concert. For more information, call 817-732-1424 or…

A hush before the rush

All are invited to St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, for a Hush Before the Rush Quiet Day from 3 to 6 pm Saturday, December 1. It is a good way to quiet your soul before Advent.  St. Francis’ teachings on the Incarnation, prayer, lectio divina, reflection, labyrinth walking, and conversation will provide plenty of food for the soul. While Francis is most frequently associated with the blessing of animals in October, Advent is an excellent time to engage…

Bishop Mayer’s Easter message: “Love can bring light”

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Easter message. ——————– “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” This is the Paschal greeting, the Easter Acclamation. It is an amazingly simple statement, just seven words, but words upon which rest all of Christianity. This short statement describes the culmination of the foundational story of our faith, that of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. The Cross was not the end. The power of God’s love reached into the Tomb and vanquished death, changing…
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Holy Week and Easter Celebrations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. Read Bishop Scott Mayer’s Easter message, “Love can bring light”. Holy Week and Easter Services Click the town name to open a list of services at different congregations. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter Message The Foundational Story Holy Week is when the foundational story of Christianity – Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection – is remembered and retold, both in words and in ritual…

Ashes to go at Sundance Square

Bishop Scott Mayer and the Rev. Hunter Ruffin distributed ashes at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth on Ash Wednesday, which also was Valentine’s Day. They were present from 11 am to 1 pm, during which time nearly 60 people stopped for the imposition of ashes, or a prayer, or simple conversation. Most wanted ashes. A security guard on a bike stopped and asked for prayers. Construction workers doffed hard hats to receive ashes. Business women and men stopped. Workers…

Bishop Mayer invites us into Lent

Bishop Scott Mayer talks about Ash Wednesday being on Valentine’s Day this year, and how that offers a starting place for reflection. This video is close captioned. Watch on YouTube or below:

Join us for Christmas!

We invite you to join the Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child, and worship at an Episcopal Church near you. God loves us so completely that God became like us. God deeply loves us all, no exceptions.  May you experience God’s abiding love for you this Christmas. Arlington St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington (map) Christmas Eve: 5 pm Carols, followed by Eucharist at 6 pm Decatur The Episcopal…

Episcopal Relief & Development Launches $760,000 Holiday Matching Gift Challenge

Episcopal Relief & Development is holding its annual Holiday Matching Gift Challenge. Through the end of December, Episcopalians, friends and other supporters have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising opportunity. A group of extremely generous donors will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $760,000 until December 31. The Matching Gift Challenge will benefit the Global Needs Fund, enabling Episcopal Relief & Development to work around the world with its local partners in overcoming poverty,…

Give yourself over to hope – Bishop Mayer’s Advent Message

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Advent message to the diocese, encouraging us: “Give yourself over to hope.” Watch his video message: This has been a rough year, with hurricanes and earthquakes, and many manifestations of division, anger and hatred. Yet in Advent we are called to live in anticipation and hope. And we can do so because the hope of this season isn’t about our possibilities and capabilities, but about God’s ability to make all things new. It’s about God’s ability…

Advent Resources

Do you want to add meaning and joy to your Advent journey, as you prepare your heart for Christmastide in hopeful expectation? We have some resources to provide some inspiration in the midst of your busyness – something for everyone of every ages: AdventWord You can probably fit in a reflection on a single word, right? Maybe even talk about it as a family? AdventWord offers a great way to reflect on one little word each day, and respond with images and…