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Visit the Fort Worth Zoo from home

If you want to keep up with what’s happening at the Fort Worth Zoo while we are all caged up at home so we can keep our more vulnerable neighbors safe,  visit the zoo’s Facebook page. They have daily video chats with keepers, and videos of the various animals doing their thing. Who knew that it’s remarkably relaxing to watch an alligator cruise through its swimming area?  

Stuck at home? Tour a museum

Nearly all the museums in Fort Worth are offering virtual tours, and Visit Fort Worth has gathered up all the links for you in one place. You may discover places you haven’t been, and certainly you can revisit your favorites.The Artes de la Rose Cultural Center is highlighting “a visual tour of the show ‘Endangered Americas’ with insights by artist Stormie Parker. These beautiful ceramic works depict animals with humanistic expressions to allow the viewer to empathize with their natural…

Make a lighted Easter lily garland for Eastertide

The Easter season is 50 days long. So the celebration continues well past the glory of Easter Day. And while Eastertide lasts 50 days, we have no idea how long Coronatide will last, as we love our neighbors by staying home. So here’s a fun activity for the family to do while we are all stuck at home. Make the garland and put it up to light up the days and nights of the Easter season. How to make a…

Music from the heart for the soul

Through the hard work of Episcopal communicators, muscians, and audio and video geniuses, Episcopalians from across the church came together to perform for Easter. As we move into the 50 days of Eastertide, take time to watch and listen. It will be good for your soul. Credits: Arrangement by Erik Meyer, audio engineering and post-production by Kory Caudill and Sean Truskowski, video editing by Tom Verga. Special thanks to The Episcopal Church Office of Communication/Multimedia Services unit and Natalee Hill,…

Easter Sunday

            Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!   Join us for our online Easter worship service. It will be live at 10 am on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Diocesan Facebook Page and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. The celebrant is the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, rector of Trinity, Fort Worth. Bishop Scott Mayer is the preacher. Acolyte is Eleanor Forfang-Brockman of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth. Readers are…

Women of the Passion, a Journey to the Cross

Several laywomen and a deacon from across the diocese came together virtually in the last two weeks to make possible an online version of the Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross. This is the story of the Passion of Jesus in three meditations and the fourteen Stations of the Cross. The story is told by the women who witnessed it, whose encounters with Jesus and with one another changed their lives. It is based on a book…

The Great Vigil

The Great Vigil takes us through the great stories of our faith. Gather together in the darkness around a great fire and listen. Watch it on the Diocesan Facebook Page at 8 PM. It will also be on the Diocesan YouTube Channel. From the worship leaflet: “For three days we have watched and waited. Tonight we gather in the darkness of the grave seeking the light of the Paschal Mystery. Out of the darkness – fire – a burning bush…

Good Friday

The Good Friday online worship service will be live on the Diocesan Facebook Page shortly before noon on Friday, April 10, 2020. It will also be on the Diocesan YouTube channel. You can download worship leaflets here. The text of Bishop Mayer’s sermon is here. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles is the celebrant. Stan Paschal is the musician. He and Daun Harter-Weeks are the readers. Also on Good Friday, a video of laywomen of the diocese reading the Women of…

Maundy Thursday

The Maudy Thursday Mass on the World is adapted from Georgetown University’s symposium: “Teilhard de Chardin: His Importance in the 21st Century” in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the death of Teilhard de Chardin (April 9th, 2015). Watch the service below or on YouTube. From the worship leaflet: “This Maundy Thursday, the day on which we traditionally recognize the work of Jesus the Christ to make his Real Presence known through bread and wine, we find ourselves physically separated…

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday online worship

Please join in our online worship service. See it below or on YouTube. Download worship leaflet. Read Bishop Mayer’s sermon.   The celebrant is the Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, assisted by the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington. The organist is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s.

Mission and Outreach grant deadline extended to April 30

UPDATE: The Mission and Outreach committee has extended the deadline for grant proposals until April 30, 2020. [Story originally published 2/4/2020] 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…

Light shining in the darkness

In Episcopal churches a light still shines in the darkness, even though the congregation cannot worship there for the time being. These are the sanctuary lamps. Following ancient custom, the Book of Common Prayer provides that the consecrated bread and wine may be reserved for the communion of the sick or others who  could not be present at the celebration (pp. 408-409). It is customary to keep the consecrated elements in a tabernacle or an aumbry or covered with a…

Join a Palm Sunday Procession in your car

UPDATE: The Car Palm Procession has been postponed to 1 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020, because of rain. Thanks for your help with this. We need your help. The diocese is offering online worship services for the duration of the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus Covid 19. The suspension of in-person worship services will include Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Online worship services for each of this are being planned, but it will involve taping some things…

Online worship leaflets

Download the worship leaflet for each service below Click here for Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020. Click here for the Day of Pentecost, May 31, 2020 Click here for the Sunday after Ascension, May 24, 2020 Click here for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2020 Click here for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020 Click here for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020 Click here for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020…

The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace to lead online worship, preach Sunday

UPDATED March 31, 2020: Read the sermon Pace preached on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020. The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, 53, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, and the first person in Tarrant County to test positive for the coronavirus Covid 19, has recovered enough that he will lead online Morning Prayer and preach from Trinity this Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. It will be the first time he’s led worship at…

Diocese and Trinity Church respond to positive case of COVID 19 (coronavirus)

UPDATED  March 26, 2020: The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace will lead online worship, preach on Sunday The Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, 53, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, and the first person in Tarrant County to test positive for the coronavirus Covid 19, has recovered enough that he will lead online Morning Prayer and preach from Trinity this Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. It will the first time he’s led worship at Trinity since Ash…