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Reading the Bible through the lens of Jesus’ teachings

Bishop Scott Mayer shares a statement in response to recent events: There has been a lot of attention paid to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent reference to Romans 13 to justify the Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, with many religious leaders speaking out.  (Our own Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signed an ecumenical and interfaith statement expressing concerns over this policy.) It is not my intent here to address that particular passage in Romans, nor…

Transgender Support Group says don’t let the unfamiliar scare you

St. Stephen’s, Hurst, is hosting a monthly Transgender Support Group on the last Sunday of each month. The next meeting is at 3 pm Sunday, June 24, Village Plaza Shopping Center, 463 W. Harwood Road, Hurst. The meetings are held in a safe comfortable environment so transgender issues can be discussed openly. Transgender individuals are invited to attend along with family members and friends. While transgender people represent a tiny segment of the population, they and the entire LGBTQ community are…
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Independence Day – Collects for ALL in our nation

Every year, Byron Rushing, vice-president of The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, shares this about the prayers our Church and people pray on Independence Day. We offer it as a wider perspective on history and as an encouragement to think more critically about the long, hard road to freedom that many in our country have faced. Rushing writes: “July 4 lands on a Wednesday this year; I write this for those who will be commemorating Independence Day then or on Sunday, July 1. “Let me take this…

Bishop Mayer visits Trinity, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He confirmed 12 people, received four into The Episcopal Church, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of two.   He confirmed Catherine Celeste Normand, Nicholas Matthew Parker, Brianna Alexandra Cano, Samuel Luke Ferguson, William Calhoun James, William Shackleford Gillett, Landa Sloan Orrick, John Richard Conard, Gabriel Allen Jagush, Isabella Sanchez Leo, and Jeffry Paul Faircloth. He received Andrew Philip Gardos, Clayton Lewis Geran and Patricia Marie Geran, and reaffirmed…
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Register for EfM mentor training in September

2018 EFM mentor training St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX is hosting a mentor training September 14-16, 2018 for prospective and continuing mentors in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, as well as others interested in the program. Training options There will be two training events offered: Basic/In Service – Foundations of Seminar Life Vocation Formation Training – Ministry in Daily Life Please be reminded that Sewanee training requirements for experienced mentors may necessitate your taking basic training. All new mentors…

Making sense of sorrow and joy

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an Op Ed by Bishop Scott Mayer in the Saturday, May 26, 2018 edition. The online edition also included a photo of Mayer with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, taken when Curry was in the diocese last April. Sorrow, anger, delight, joy – how do we make sense of such a range of emotions? How, in a weekend in which we see school children murdered and lovers marry can we form right actions framed in God’s…