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Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments

The Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Both sides had 20 minutes to present their arguments and answer questions from the justices. We anticipate an opinion to be issued sometime between March 2020 and the end of June 2020. “I am grateful for the presence of those who traveled to Austin to be present for today’s hearing,” said Bishop Scott Mayer. “Now we await the deliberations of the justices. As we do so, let…

All Saints’ Christmas Concert December 15

All are invited to a Christmas Concert at 5 pm, Sunday, December 15, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. The All Saints’ Choir, led by organist and choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith, will present a beautiful program of Christmas music with choir, strings and organ. The program will include Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and stunning arrangements of Ding dong! merrily on high and O holy night.  Driskill-Smith will put the five manual Garland pipe organ through its paces with…

How to watch the oral arguments via video

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Texas are live streamed. Oral arguments in our case will be heard at 9 am Thursday, December 5, 2019. To watch the live stream of the arguments Thursday morning, go to this link.  In the left hand menu, click on “Oral Arguments,” underlined in the photo below. That will take you to this page.   Once there, in the center of the page under Video Recordings, click on the link (underlined in the…

Allison Liles on slate for bishop in Alabama

The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles is on the slate of candidates for election as the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. The other two candidates are the Rev. Dr. Glenda S.Curry and the Rev. Evan D. Garner. More than thirty people had expressed interest in discerning whether  they felt called to be in Alabama’s search process. Liles is the third woman priest from this diocese to be a candidate for election as bishop. The Rev. Carlye Hughes and…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Andew’s Fort Worth, worshiping in Good Shepherd Chapel at University Christian Church, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.   He opened his sermon by remarking on their patronal Feast Day and the history of the St. Andrew’s: “On March 17, 1875, the Bishop of Northern Texas, the Rt. Rev. Alexander C Garrett, established a mission church in Fort Worth.   St Andrew’s Day is typically celebrated on November 30th,  but we are jumping ahead a little (which…

Four women ordained transitional deacons

Lainie Acridge Allen, Corrie Maddon Cabes, Leslie Joan Guinn, and Mary Madeleine Hill were ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at All Saints’, Fort Worth, by Bishop Scott Mayer. The church was packed full as people from all the various congregations who raised them up and where they served came to take part in the happy day. Bishop Wallis Ohl, former provisional bishop of the diocese, took part as the godfather of Corrie Cabes. His wife…

Texas Supreme Court will hold oral argument December 5

The Supreme Court of Texas will hold oral arguments in our case on December 5, 2019, in Austin. Bishop Scott Mayer has invited Episcopalians to pray for the best outcome in our case in the weeks leading up and during the oral arguments. Unless otherwise noted, the information below is from the website of the Supreme Court of Texas. “The Supreme Court normally holds oral arguments once a month on three consecutive days. On each day that oral arguments are…

Lynching memorial soil collection opportunity for reconciliation

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11, at the corner of NE 12th Street and Samuels Avenue. Here’s why. On November 9, at the 2019 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland challenged Episcopalians to step up to the work of racial reconciliation and reparations. In his address on November 8, Bishop Scott Mayer said, “ I believe we are moving from understanding ourselves as “going to church”  to understanding ourselves as “being…

Bishop Eugene Sutton on racial reconcilation and reparations

This is the address Bishop Eugene Sutton gave at the 2019 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on Satuday, November 9, 2019, in Decatur. Read the address below and/or download a PDF of the address. Bishop Eugene Sutton Address on Racial Reconciliation & Reparations Racial Reconciliation and Reparations Bishop Eugene Sutton, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland The Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Decatur, TX November 9, 2019 Well, it was pretty easy to getting here because…

Sandy Michels’ Lynching Memorial Presentation

Sandi Michels, priest in charge at St. Elisabeth/Christ the King, Fort Worth, gave a presentation to Diocesan Convention on the effort by the Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice to create a memorial to the lynching of Fred Rouse on Samuels Avenue in Fort  Worth in 1921. Learn more about A Death on Samuels Avenue: The Lynching of Fred Rouse on December 2, at 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Shamblee Library, 959 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth, TX. Then…

Suicide prevention presentation

Scott Millican, senior warden at Trinity, Fort Worth, gave a presentation on suicide prevention at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in Decatur. Watch the video of the presentation below or on YouTube.

Trinity, Fort Worth, calls the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace as new rector

Trinity, Fort  Worth, has called the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace as their new rector. His first day at Trinity is Monday, December 16, 2019. His first Sunday is December 22. He is currently rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo in the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Pace is married to the Rev. Dr. Jill Walters, who also is an Episcopal priest. They have a 25-year-old daughter, Catherine, who lives in Austin. This is the letter Trinity’s Senior Warden Scott…

Good Shepherd, Granbury, presents Hymn Fest

All are invited to the Sixth Annual Hymn Fest, presented by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at their new location, 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury, at 3 pm on Sunday,  November 17. The Hymn Fest, a sing-along, will be conducted by Dr. Iwoa Asakura and will feature solos by Dr. Heather Hawk. A reception will follow.