News (Page 2)

News (Page 2)

Diocesan leader Donna Michels dies

Donna D. Michels, 96, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, ending an extraordinary life of significant contributions to her family, her various communities, her church, and this diocese. The Memorial Service will be at noon, Saturday, April 27, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Ft. Worth, 76107. The Rev. Bill Nix will preach. She will be inurned in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Columbarium. Memorials can be made to The Donna Michels Scholarship Fund at All Saints’ Episcopal School.…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Martin’s, Keller

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, for baptisms, confirmations, and receptions. He baptised and confirmed Linda R. McCutcheon, and baptised McAllister Smith Heidenreich, and Kendall Michelle Heidenreich.  He confirmed Sara Kathryn Collier, Matthew Richard Goodner, Linda R. McCutcheon,  Justin Scott Johnson, Jordan Janea Taylor, and Jon Edison Steffens. He received Mary Elizabeth Soland, James Martin McManic, Michelle Marie Lane, and Jeanne Marie Dorn. He visited with the children about the job of a bishop…

Resurrection Decatur launches adult education series

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Decatur, is embarking on the congregation’s first adult education series – a program called Revive. It is a curriculum from Forward Movement to “equip lay leaders to be spiritual leaders.”  Over the next year there will be three sessions, each lasting six weeks, concluding with a retreat. There is no cost to participate. The Revive instructors will be Susy Sportsman, Janet Huff, and Judy Cariker. The initial retreat will be on from 9am to…

Holy Week and Easter Celebrations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. Holy Week and Easter Services Click the town name to open a list of services at different congregations. If you can’t make it to church . . . The Episcopal Church invites all to virtually join the congregation of St. Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kansas for their Holy Week services. Beginning with the Maundy Thursday Eucharist and Foot Washing service…

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visits St. Christopher

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited St. Christopher, Fort Worth, March 20-21, 2019. She celebrated and preached at a Eucharist and spoke at the Lenten Soup Supper on Wednesday, March 20, and met with the diocesan clergy on Thursday, March 21. Bishop Jefferts Schori played a significant role in the continuation of this diocese following the departure of a former bishop, many clergy, and several lay leaders from The Episcopal Church.  She called a Special Meeting of the Convention at which…

Two parishes take on hard issues

Racism, refugees, sexism, politics — these topics can be hard to deal with. Two parishes in the diocese are tackling them, each in their own way. St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, is participating in a Real Talks about Race Event from 3 to 5:30 pm. Sunday, April 28, 2019, in the small, west parish hall of St. Martin’s school building. Light refreshments will be available. A donation of $5 per attendee is welcome but not required Real Talks about Race was formed…

Music for Food – musicians raising money to fight hunger

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering any musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice. On Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will host the event spearheaded by the TCU music community. Monetary donations will be taken at the door. One hundred percent of audience donations go to local hunger relief organizations. Featured works and…

Interfaith prayer service for New Zealand victims Sunday, March 31

On March 15, 2019, a gunman targeted two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand: the Al Noor Mosque, where 42 people were killed, and the Linwood Mosque, where seven people died. One person died in the hospital, according to police. In the wake of the shooting, people of all faiths all over the world began expressing prayers and support. On Sunday, March 31, 2019, all are invited to an interfaith service, Joining Hearts and Hands, Community Prayer for the Victims in…

St. Luke’s, Stephenville, receives grant for campus ministry

St. Luke’s, Stephenville, is the recipient of a $14,000 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant from The Episcopal Church.  The Rev. Bradley Dyche, St. Luke’s rector, said the grant will be used to expand their campus ministry. “At the St. Luke’s Branch of the Jesus Movement, we feed people in body, mind, and soul. And we are beyond thankful that the Episcopal Church has chosen to support our work at Tarleton State University. Now, in addition to addressing food insecurity…

Canon Waggoner on slate for El Camino Real

The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner is among the candidates for the 4th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real in California. The 5-person slate was announced on Saturday, March 9, 2019, by the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real in California. With this announcement, the Standing Committee also opened a seven-day petition period during which additional candidates may come forward. Completed petitions and backup material must be submitted by March 16, 2019, by midnight…

Ash Wednesday to Easter – a message from Bishop Mayer

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a new video — Ash Wednesday to Easter, the Way of Love. In this two-minute video, Bishop Mayer invites us to take on a Lenten practice and “settle into it,”  because doing so will make Easter even more meaningful. He suggests the Small Group Curriculum found among the digital resources that have been developed around Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Way of Love. They all are at  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

A very short course in conflict

The Rev. Canon Linda Taylor presented a workshop on dealing with conflict at the Leadership Training Day on February 23, 2019, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. This is the Powerpoint presentation she used in that workshop. You can see it below or on YouTube. Most of the slides are text heavy, so the video is timed at 30 seconds a slide. If you want to move through it faster, simply use the time bar at the bottom on the screen.  

Bishop Mayer visits St. Stephen’s, Hurst

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Stephen’s, Hurst, on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He preached and celebrated. He also baptized and confirmed Tara Eubank and confirmed Cathryn “Joy” Robbins, Dacoda Eubank, and Paula Brown. He received David Stadler and Teresa Stadler. Listen to his sermon and/or read the text: “We are beloved children of God.”   See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery.

The sickness we ignore: breaking the stigma of mental illness

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hurst is presenting “The sickness we ignore: breaking the stigma of mental illness,” a bold and open discussion of mental health and mental illness from 9 am to noon, Saturday, March 2, 2019,  at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 463 West Harwood Road, Hurst, 76054. The event is free, but seating is limited, so please register at ssechurst.org (click on Events). Presenting partners are the National Alliance on Mental Health and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.…

St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington featured in ENS coverage of college food insecurity

St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington is one of several Episcopal churches across the United States working to address the issue of food insecurity on college campuses. The problem is outlined in the main story, headlined Episcopalians try to counter “Startling” Problem of Food Insecurity Among College Students. The story opens with, “Episcopalians in college towns all over the United States are recognizing that many students have to choose between tuition and books or food, and they are trying to help.” St.…

St. Patrick’s Breastplate and Celtic Christianity, a day of quiet exploration and inspiration

All are invited to St. Patrick’s Breastplate and Celtic Christianity, a day of quiet exploration and inspiration led by the Rev. Ray Ball, U.S. Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda, from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Christopher Fort Worth.  The occasion marks the 25th year since the inception of the Community of Aidan and Hilda (CA&H). Participants will “delve deeply into those prayer experiences that can change our conventional way of experiencing faith into a vital, living relationship…