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Litany for Social Justice

The Litany for Social Justice will prayed as part of the opening worship service for the 2020 Diocesan Convention. This is part of the work for racial justice and reparations that we pledged to undertake via a resolution passed at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in the wake of a powerful address by Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland. Please read it, pray it, so when we all join together in the live streamed worship at 10 am Saturday, November 14, our…

2020 Diocesan Convention Nominations

[This list was updated on October 23 with a correction.] Download a PDF of photos and bios of those nominated for positions to be filled at the 2020 Diocesan Convention for your packet.Nominations for 2020 Dio Convention (1) Nominations Standing Committee – Lay (elect one) Judy Cariker – Resurrection, Decatur Bob Hicks – St. Christopher, Fort Worth Standing Committee – Clergy (elect one) Amy Haynie – Trinity, Fort Worth Dana Wilson- St. Luke’s, Stephenville Disciplinary Board – Lay (elect one)…

St. Francis Day pet blessings offered across diocese

Sunday, October 4, 2020, is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saints of animals and the environment. Because Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast Day grew up. As always, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are offering blessings of animals in a variety of settings, but with locations and manner of blessings adapted to keep everyone…

Corrie Cabes named assistant rector, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

The Rev. Corrie Cabes will join the staff of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene as assistant rector in October. Cabes was sponsored for ordination by the Diocese of Fort Worth, and ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 2020, at All Saints’ Fort Worth. She graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest (SSW) in May. While in seminary, she served as a member of the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage Task Force, a group committed to rediscovering and nurturing…

Nominations open for 2020 Convention

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2020 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, which will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 14. When you submit the nomination form, you will get an email telling you the form has been received and instructing you on how to submit your head shot photo and bio. Nominations Form NOMINATIONS AFTER SEPTEMBER 10 Any nominations after the closing date of September 11, 2020 may be…

Diocesan worship to offer communion every fourth Sunday

The diocesan online worship services will offer communion on the fourth Sunday of the month for the remainder of the year, on September 27, October 25,  and November 22. (The December Eucharist will be available for the 24th/25th.  Details on December services will follow at a later date.)  Communion in this manner will likely continue into 2021. The other three Sundays of the month will continue to be Ante Communion (The Liturgy of the Word) services as they have been.…

4Saints is part of North Texas Giving Day, September 17

4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry is part of North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Early giving began September 1, so you can donate right now. Give to 4Saints here. North Texas Giving Day, a project of Communities Foundation of Texas, is an 18-hour online giving event designed to “empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.” 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry is a ministry of…

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney named Outstanding Mentor by Society of Biblical Literature

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, is one of the first recipients of the Outstanding Mentor Award of the Society of Biblical Literature and its Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP). The announcement said, “The SBL and its Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP) are delighted to announce the 2020 recipients of SBL’s Outstanding Mentor Award—Drs. Wil Gafney and Fernando Segovia. CUREMP launched…

Bishop Sam B. Hulsey – February 14, 1932 – August 6, 2020

The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, former bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas and assisting bishop in the Diocese of Fort Worth, died on August 6, 2020, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, his favorite feast day. He died at Selby Hill, his beloved family homestead in Parker County. He was 88 years old. A memorial service will be held when it is safer to gather. Memorials are suggested to: Communities in Schools, 5601 Bridge St #501, Fort Worth,…

Rest in peace, Tom Keithly and George Luck

Two priests who served in the Diocese of Fort Worth recently died. The Rev. Thomas G. Keithly of Dallas died of Covid 19.  The Rev. Canon George E. Luck, also of Dallas, died “surrounded by the love of his wife, Diana, and three children,” according to a Facebook post by his daughter, the Rev. Mary Luck Stanley. Virginia C. Wilder, executive assistant to Bishop George R. Sumner of Dallas, sent word on July 23 that, “Father Tom Keithly, a retired…

Sylvia and Tim Stevens’ generous gift to bolster mission and outreach

Sylvia and Tim Stevens, members of St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, have made a generous gift of $240,000 in honor of the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., provisional bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth from November 2012 to May, 2015. This gift establishes the Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., Endowment for Administrative Support for the Mission and Outreach Program, the proceeds from which will be used to bolster the mission and outreach efforts of the diocese. In…

Lay Leader Richard Chowning died July 10, 2020

Long time lay leader Richard Chowning died Friday, July 10, 2020, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. His wife, Barbara Evans Chowning, was at his side. Chowning was a faithful member of All Saints’ Fort Worth, the Diocese of Fort Worth, and The Episcopal Church. Long before the split in 2008, he made common cause with other Episcopalians who took seriously the threat of the current bishop to “take the diocese out of the church.” Chowning worked hard to keep…

Five women to be ordained in June

This month, four women will be ordained to the priesthood and one to the diaconate by Bishop Scott Mayer. On Thursday, June 11, Paula Jefferson will be ordained to the diaconate at 1 pm, and Lainie Allen will be ordained to the priesthood at 3 pm, both at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth. Worship leaflets for the June 11 ordinations can be downloaded here. The text of the sermon for Paula Jefferson’s ordination can be downloaded here. The…