Christmas

Christmas

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,…

Episcopalians take on the Parade of Lights

Three congregations participated in the XTO Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth on Sunday, November 19, 2017. St. Luke’s in the Meadow, St. Christopher, and the Episcopal Church in Parker County marched in the festive parade watched by hundreds of local residents. This is the first year any Episcopal congregation has taken part in the popular annual event. St. Luke’s entry was the smoker “Old 100” decorated with hundreds of lights and a sign, “All aboard with St. Luke’s…

Join other Episcopalians in Parade of Lights

Two congregations in the diocese, St. Christopher, Fort Worth, and St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, will be participating in the XTO Energy Parade of Lights. The parade begins at 6 pm on Sunday, November 19 in downtown Fort Worth. All are invited to join them on the parade route, or to come watch the parade and cheer on this Episcopal evangelism outreach. Information on the parade, the route, tickets for special seating, and other helpful facts are here. St. Luke’s…

Saying “yes” to wonderful things

Bishop J. Scott Mayer has issued a Christmas greeting: In my Advent message, I reminded us of the courage of Mary and Joseph in saying “Yes” to God. I urged us all to say “yes” to God in our own ways, opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit. As we enter this joyous Christmas season, my prayer is that you will carry your “Yes” with you as we move into a new year. As we do so together, I believe the…

Nativity nichos focus of Pray All-Ways event

St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, gathered for Pray All-Ways: Advent to learn about the history, symbols, and spirituality of the nativity creche. Then participants made their own nativity nichos as a practice of prayer through creativity. A nicho is a diorama construction from Mexican folk art, a mini-scene in a box that uses dried flowers, paste jewels, colored paper, photographs, and other objects to pay tribute to iconic figures – in this case, Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Pray All-Ways is…

Episcopal Churches welcome you

Everyone is invited to join the Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child and begin the Christmas Season. Have a blessed and merry Christmas! Arlington St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington Christmas Eve 5:30 pm – Worship (Come at 5:00 pm for carols.) Christmas Day 9:30 am – Christmas Day service Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal Church 5001 Crestline Road Fort Worth, 76107…

“Do not be afraid!”

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a Christmas message: “Do not be afraid!” The Christmas story tells us these are the first words of the angel who appeared to the shepherds outside Bethlehem on a long ago December night. And no wonder. Here are humble hard-working folk, minding their own business, camping out with their sheep on a landscape not unlike those we see in parts of rural Texas north and west of Fort Worth – hardscrabble land redeemed day and…
Invitation to Christmas Worship in churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Celebrate Christmas – Episcopal Churches welcome you

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 6:30 pm Service & Festive Reception Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal…

Good Shepherd, Granbury brightens holidays for children in Hood County

On Wednesday, December 16, Hood County Christmas for Children distributed toys, books, bikes, beds, clothes and other gifts to more than 2,000 families. The members of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury support the highly-organized effort each year, donating gifts, volunteering to pack and organize gifts, and helping all day during distribution. Above, Barbara Snyder stands amid bags of gifts ready for distribution. Norm Snyder, Vice President of the organization and a member at Good Shepherd, has been volunteering for eight years and…

St. Anne’s Guild hosts bake sale at All Saints’

The members of St. Anne’s Guild invite everyone to their Holiday Bake Sale this Sunday, Dec. 13 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. You’ll find delicious tamales, pralines, pies, cakes, brownies, gingerbread boys, handmade truffles and more. The sale will take place in DeWolfe Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Christian education offerings.

Christmas Concert set for Dec. 13 at All Saints’

All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth offers a Concert of Christmas Music on Sunday, December 13 from The program will feature harpist Yumiko Endo Schlaffer, Dallas Symphony violinist Andrew Schast, and All Saints’ organist and choirmaster Frederick Grimes playing with the All Saints’ Choir and a chamber orchestra. 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 visit www.asecfw.org.
Invitation to Christmas Worship in churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us for Christmas worship!

Everyone is invited to join the Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child. Have a blessed and merry Christmas! Arlington St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington Christmas Eve 6:00 pm Service & Festive Reception Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal Church 5001 Crestline Road Fort Worth, 76107 Christmas Eve 3:30 pm Choral Eucharist Rite II A service for families with children (No nursery available) 6:00 pm…

Episcopalians support Hood County Christmas for Children

Hood County Christmas for Children volunteers will distribute toys to thousands of children on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Christmas for Children is one of the charities supported by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury. It serves the children of Hood County who might not get Christmas gifts otherwise. Children on the list come primarily from those on lunch assistance in the school system, supplemented by applications from Mission Granbury and other local agencies. It is an extension of the Granbury Angel…

Christmas Choral Offering presented by St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King

St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King presents their annual Christmas Choral Offering on Sunday, December 21 at 7:30pm. The event features a concert by the choir, joined by the congregation for some caroling, and a reception afterwards. “We have a wonderful choir,” said the Rev. Sandi Michels. “Christ the King has been doing this for a long time, and it’s our second year to do it together.” The two congregations joined at the beginning of Advent in 2013. More information is…

Christmas Concert December 14 at All Saints’, Fort Worth

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth,  will present a Concert of Christmas Music at 5 pm Sunday, December 14, 2014. The program will feature harpist Yumiko Endo Schlaffer, Dallas Symphony violinist Andrew Schast,  and All Saints’ organist and choirmaster Frederick Grimes playing with the All Saints’ Choir and a chamber orchestra. 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 visit www.asecfw.org.
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