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Ashes to Go and traditional services for Ash Wednesday 2020

Ash Wednesday is February 26. It is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Week and Easter, which this year is April 12. Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Lutheran, Methodists, Presbyterians and some Baptists observe Ash Wednesday. Clergy make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of human mortality. Watch a short video of how the ashes are made by burning…

Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford Friday, Feb. 21

A recital featuring Joshua Stafford, First Prize winner at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, will be at 7:30 pm Friday, February 21, 2020, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. All 5,000 pipes will resound with thrilling and beautiful music by Dvorak, Mozart, Karg-Elert, Stravinsky, and Pierre Cochereau. Admission is free, the concert will last one hour, and a reception for everyone will follow. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. Watch a video…

Bishop Scott Mayer visits St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He preached and celebrated and confirmed Fay Brewer and Allen Junek and received Tony Kroll into The Episcopal Church. Richard Brewer and David Carpenter reaffirmed their baptismal vows. Tony Kroll is St. Luke’s organist and choir master. A luncheon followed in the Parish Hall.   Watch a slideshow of the day below. Listen to a podcast and/or read the bishop’s sermon. See more photos in…

Learn how to be a Ministry Partner with ER-D

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to their Regional Ministry Partner Gathering in Dallas on February 14-15. Ministry Partners represent Episcopal Relief & Development in their parishes, congregations, schools and dioceses. Ministry Partner Gatherings provide an opportunity to fellowship, network and learn about organizational programs, updates and campaigns. This year, the focus is on ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE . This gathering is open to both current Ministry Partners, as well as those interested in becoming one or learning more about…

It’s time to apply for Mission and Outreach grants

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, will be awarding grants to programs that assist those who are underserved in our communities and that will be strengthened by the endorsement of the diocese; that creates a loving connection with community, and that involve personal participation by  our congregations. Grants should be considered seed money, not yearly funding. Who is eligible to apply? Individual members of the diocese A group of members of the diocese A group…

Prayer Cycle 2020

The churches and people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth pray continuously for each other, for our brothers and sisters throughout the Anglican Communion, and for those who have separated from us. Download Prayer Cycles The diocesan prayer cycle offers two PDF documents for the entire calendar year. One is for Sundays and one for weekdays (Monday-Saturday). EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2020 – Sundays (PDF) EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2020 – Weekdays (PDF) Throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, daily prayer for provinces,…

Leadership Training for lay and ordained leaders

All lay and ordained leaders are invited to a Leadership Training Day from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2019,  at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Bishop Scott Mayer said, “Last year’s leadership training session was well attended and well received. I urge all vestry members, and clergy in leadership roles in congregations to attend. The workshop topics were planned in response to questions and issues raised by leaders in various congregations over the past year so…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Elisabeth/Christ the King

Bishop Mayer visited St. Elisabeth and Christ the King on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 19, 2020. He preached and celebrated. There was a luncheon after the service.   See more photos in the diocesan Flickr Gallery In his sermon, he said, “The word “epiphany” means manifest, show forth, reveal, make known. For example, Jesus is an epiphany of God, as He makes God known.  He reveals God. No less true, Jesus is an epiphany of humanity, as He…

Bishop Mayer visits All Saints’

Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’ Fort Worth on Sunday, January 12, 2020, the First Sunday after the Epiphany and Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Christopher Jambor, rector, baptized and the bishop anointed Patrick Gordon Teas Ferchill, Leighton Grace Watt, Saylor Rue Fowler, Elizabeth Kelly McCarty, Maudie Mae McCarty, Theodore Kent McCarty, Ian David Hobgood, and McKenna Alyse Hobgood. The bishop confirmed Harrison John Hobgood, Jeremy Phillip Janssen, Laura Jean Janssen, Edward Jones Phillips VI, Sue…

Register now for MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Day of Service, sponsored by Tarrant Churches Together, will be from 8 am to noon on Monday, January 20, 2020, beginning at the Baker Chapel AME Church, 1050 E. Humbolt St, Fort Worth, TX 76104. There will be a contintental breakfast at 8:15 am. Estrus Tucker, well-known speaker and facilitator, will be the keynote speaker at the 9 am interfaith kick off. Click here for more information and to register. TCT has announced new service opportunities,…

Bishop Scott Mayer: Be the light that defeats the darkness

Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement in the wake of the Sunday shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, and the stabbings at a Saturday Hanukkah service in the state of New York. ———————————————————— On December 29, the First Sunday after Christmas and the Fifth Day of the Christmas Season, Episcopalians heard the Gospel according to John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in…

Deacon Henry Penner died December 20; service set for January 11

The Rev. Henry Andrews Penner, 73, a deacon of our diocese, died on Friday, December 20, 2019, of complications from a rare disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Rhonda Penner; their daughter, Elizabeth Penner; his step-son, Jeff Stallings, his wife and 2 grandchildren; his step-daughter Stephanie Nicholson, her husband, their 2 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters. He also is survived by his eldest brother Talbot Penner, his wife and 2 nephews; cousin Dan Talbot and…

Year-end giving can honor loved ones

Many of us are in the midst of considering our year-end giving. Making a donation to a specific ministry or to the general fund of the diocese is a nice way to honor someone or their memory.  There are several ways to give. An unrestricted donation, which allows the diocese the greatest flexibility to provide resources needed to grow and strengthen congregations and encourage and develop leaders for ministry. A gift to a specific ministry, organization, or group, such as…

Join us for Christmas!

We invite you to visit one of the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child. All are welcome at worship. God loved 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. The complete list of worship services is below the videos. Watch our presiding bishop’s Christmas message. Watch Bishop Scott Mayer’s Advent and Christmas message.…