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…