News (Page 2)

News (Page 2)

Ordination to diaconate set for four candidates

Lainie Allen, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Corrie Cabes, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller; Leslie Guinn, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury; and Maddie Hill, All Saints’, Fort Worth, will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at 4 pm on Saturday, November 23, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Bishop Scott Mayer will ordain the candidates, celebrate, and preach. There will be a reception in the parish hall after the service. The Ordinands      …

Episcopalians and other faith leaders speak out in wake of Atatiana Jefferson murder

Bishop Carlye Hughes of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark , formerly rector of Trinity, Fort Worth, has issued a lament and a challenge to her hometown of Fort Worth in the wake of the murder of Atatiana Jefferson on October 12, 2019.  She is joined in this by her friends and colleagues Bishop Scott Mayer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and Bishop Dede Duncan-Probe of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York who also call Fort Worth their…

Faith in action, a prayer meeting and public forum, announced

Faith in Action, where we go from here. . ., a prayer meeting and public forum on justice and accountability in our community, will be at 6 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Baker AME Church, 1050 E. Humbolt Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76104. Speakers will include City Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray, District 8; Daryl Hill, Jr., representing Congressman Mark Veasey ; Bob Ray Sanders, co-chair of thbe Fort Worth Race & Culture Task Force, and Judge Lisa Woodard, Justice…

Ted Clarkson receives award for outstanding academic performance

Ted Clarkson, a postulant from the Diocese of Fort Worth and a member of All Saints’, Fort Worth, was named the recipient of this year’s Freeman Award for Merit at the School of Theology, the University of the South at Sewanee. This award honors a rising middler student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and promise. The award was announced by the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the School of Theology, and presented by the University’s Vice-Chancellor John…

What is God’s call for us? Congregation Discernment Process Training scheduled

The Rev. Kevin Johnson, priest in charge at St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, will present a training day on the Congregational Discernment Process created for and currently being used by St. Alban’s and presented at a recent Clergy Day gathering. The training is for lay and clergy leaders and will be from 9:30 am to noon on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Grey House, All Saints’, Fort Worth.  Please register below. The Grey House is across Penticost Street from All…

St. Luke’s, Fort Worth, will celebrate 110-year-old organ with concert

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will celebrate their 110-year-old pipe organ at 5 pm Sunday, October 20, with an organ recital.  The recital is free and open to the public. All are welcome. A fundraiser spaghetti supper will follow in the church’s Abbitt Hall. The recital will include works by Bach, Buxtehude, and Gigout, along with contemporary arrangements from women composers (Joyce Jones, Nancy Raabe, and June Nixon) that are based on popular hymn tunes. Tony…

Welcome Steve Grenzow, communication and administrative assistant

Steve Grenzow, an experienced social media, audio and video producer, web designer, technical expert and multimedia marketer, has joined the diocesan staff as communication and administrative assistant. He brings a deep appreciation for and knowledge of how to use communications platforms to spread God’s word. His first day was October 7, 2019. Grenzow has more than 30 years of church production experience, “transporting the word of God to people everywhere.” He has designed and built audio and video production facilities…

Exploring Doctrine of Discovery through lens of baptism

Columbus Day, celebrated on October 12 or the second Monday of October, became a federal holiday in 1937. It commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. For an increasing number of Americans, it is a day to learn more about the Doctrine of Discovery. The Doctrine of Discovery first appeared in 1455 as a papal bull giving Portugal permission to invade and colonize West Africa. After Columbus’ voyage to the Caribbean, a similar papal bull was…

We need your info as well as your money

Have you registered for 2019 Diocesan Convention November 8 and 9? You can do so here until midnight on Wednesday, November 6. After that, you will have to register at the door. Please note: Just paying for registration isn’t enough. While we appreciate your payment, it’s you we care about the most. We need your information, so you have to register in addition to paying. This is because we need to know if you are a lay delegate and from…

Stroll through the English countryside at organ concert

All are invited to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for a themed organ recital at 7:30 pm Friday, October 11, 2019. Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist/Choirmaster at All Saints‘, will take listeners on “A Stroll Through the English Countryside” featuring English organ music through the ages. A reception for everyone will follow the recital in the parish hall. For more information, please contact Karla Uecker, karla@asecfw.org.

Daughters of the King Diocesan Assembly October 26

The Fort Worth Diocesan Assembly of the Daughters of the King will be from 9 am to noon on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, 76133. The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Samira Izadi Page. She was born in Shiraz, Iran, and now lives in Dallas.  She is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Dallas, and founder and executive director of Gateway of Grace. Gateway of Grace’s mission…

Good Shepherd celebrates its new space

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, standing bathed in the light of a westering sun before the front doors, Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr. said, “Let the doors be opened.”  And with that, the celebration of the new space of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury began. The bishop then marked the threshold with a cross using the end of his crozier and said, “Peace be to this house, and to all who enter here. In the name…

Blessings of the animals offered across diocese

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment. His Feast Day is October 4. 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. Beginning on Thursday, October 3, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will be offering blessings of animals in a variety of settings including church lawns and porches, park pavilions, and parking…

Nominees for election at 2019 Diocesan Convention

The Nominations Committee, chaired by the Rev. Christopher Rodgers, has announced the nominees for election to various offices at the 2019 Diocesan Convention. Go here for more information on Diocesan Convention. Download a PDF of all nominees bios and photos Nominees

Godly Play orientation/training offered

Godly Play orientation and training will be offered from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury, 76049. The cost is $25 per participant and lunch will be provided. Participants are requested to bring copies of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volumes 2-4. The training will be led by the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson, an international trainer in Godly Play. To register call 832-723-3129 or…

Early Bird registration for diocesan convention ends October 1

Diocesan Convention is November 8 and 9 in Decatur. Early Bird rates are $50 for one day, $75 for two days and will be available until midnight, October 1. After October 1, registration is $65 for one day, $90 for two days. Registration includes afternoon snacks and dinner with wine on Friday; continential breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack on Saturday. Register and find more detailed information about convention.