Liturgical Seasons

Liturgical Seasons

Join Palm Sunday Procession

We need you, your cars, and your love for Jesus. St. Luke’s has hosted the diocesan worship services for a year. This will be our last Easter to have access to St. Luke’s in the Meadow’s building, so let’s celebrate all the love, worship, and outreach that has happened there while singing Hosanna to Jesus. Here’s how you can help us do that. The diocesan worship service for Palm Sunday will feature a procession — and since we can’t process…

Ash Wednesday and Lent 2021

UPDATED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021– In person imposition of ashes in the locations listed below have been canceled, with the exception of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, which will proceed as scheduled. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for 40 days (not counting Sundays) before culminating in Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is on February 17 this year. Easter Sunday is April 4. On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians, along with many other Christians in different traditions, wear a smudgy cross…

A CALL TO PRAYER FOR OUR NATION FROM PRESIDING BISHOP CURRY

[January 6, 2021] On this day of the Feast of the Epiphany, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians and people of faith to turn and pray on behalf of our nation. Watch the video of the Presiding Bishop’s statement here (https://episcopalchurch.org/). Read Bishop Mayer’s statement calling the diocese to prayer. A transcript of the statement follows: Today is January the 6th, 2021. It is the Feast of the Epiphany. And on this particular day at this particular moment, even as our…

Bishop Mayer calls the diocese to prayer

Bishop Scott Mayer calls the diocese into prayer in the wake of events in Washington, DC.  Read Presiding Bishop Curry’s call to prayer. ******* Today, on the Feast of the Epiphany, we are reminded that God is with us. It is a timely reminder in the midst of the disturbing news reports from Washington. As the legally mandated processes for a peaceful transfer of power were playing out, they were abruptly interrupted as the U. S. Capitol was put on…

Blue Christmas service December 17

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a Blue Christmas worship service at 7 pm, December 17, 2020, on the  Diocese of Fort Worth YouTube Channel and at https://www.facebook.com/DioFW . In normal times, Christmas can be a hard season for people who have experienced loss or whose lives don’t match the cultural images of the season. This year the coronavirus pandemic has caused losses not only through the death of loved ones, but also with the loss of jobs, the loss…

Reverse Advent Calendar

Pope Francis said, “First you pray for the hungry, then you go out and feed them.  That is how prayer works.” This week begins the Reverse Advent Calendar In-gathering for 4Saints Food Pantry.  If you are not familiar with a Reverse Advent Calendar, read on. It’s easy and a great way to observe Advent while helping other. Who: Anyone can participate. These items will be donated to the 4 Saints Food Pantry. What: This is the opposite of the usual…

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…