News (Page 2)

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Christmas Bazaar to benefit medical ministry for lepers

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the Hopewallah Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 1, 11 am to 2 pm, in the Family Life Center, St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 76133. Items on sale will include beautiful Indian silk and pure cotton clothing, jewelry and Indian food. Items on sale go fast! So, come early and the best items! We will serve hot masala chai, cold drinks, cakes and biscuits. All proceeds go to Hopewallah,  a 501(c) charity that…

A hush before the rush

All are invited to St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, for a Hush Before the Rush Quiet Day from 3 to 6 pm Saturday, December 1. It is a good way to quiet your soul before Advent.  St. Francis’ teachings on the Incarnation, prayer, lectio divina, reflection, labyrinth walking, and conversation will provide plenty of food for the soul. While Francis is most frequently associated with the blessing of animals in October, Advent is an excellent time to engage…

St. Luke’s, Fort Worth, celebrates 70th Anniversary

St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, celebrated its 70th anniversary on Sunday, October 21, 2018. In his opening remarks, Bishop Scott Mayer said, “On July 14, 1946, Americans around the nation opened their Sunday morning newspapers to read in bold headlines that “Congress Approves a Huge Loan to Britain” – post-war Britain. That same day, Dr. Benjamin Spock’s book would be published: “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care.” On that Sunday afternoon, Lou Boudreau of the…

Additional materials for 2018 Convention

Convention voted to approve these additional materials and distribute them for consideration. Episcopal Relief and Development Report Bishop’s Appointments and Nominations Communications and Evangelism Report Resolution R1 on 2019 Convention Location The secretary of Convention informs that the chancellor’s report was submitted on time but was omitted by error. Chancellors’ Report 2018

Bishop’s address to 2018 Convention

Bishop Scott Mayer delivered his address to the 36th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on Friday, November 9, at the Decatur Conference Center in Decatur, TX. Video will be added when it is available. I would like to begin this afternoon by expressing gratitude to our convention hosts – the people of the Northern Deanery, including Resurrection, Decatur and the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls. I want to recognize the Dean, Jill McClendon, as well as the…

Litany in the wake of a mass shooting

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 80 bishops, including Bishop Scott Mayer, released a Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting today, following yet another in an almost daily occurrence in the United States this year. “We mourn the murder of 12 precious children of God today in Thousand Oaks, California, and we weep for those who have lost people who were dear to them. We offer our prayers for solace, for healing and for…

Bishop Scott Mayer’s nominations and appointments

Each year at convention, Bishop Scott Mayer makes his nominations and appointments to various positions for the next year. The complete list is below. Bishop’s Nominations and Appointments – 2019 Nominees Secretary: The Rev. Dr. Andrew Wright for a one-year term Treasurer: Mr. David Lowder for a one-year term Chancellor: Ms. Sandy Liser for a one-year term Registrar: The Rev. Tracie Middleton for a one-year term Historiographer: Ms. Karen Shepherd for a one-year term Trustee for The Corporation: Mr. Robert…

One more week to register for diocesan convention!

All are invited to the 2018 Diocesan Convention November 9-10 in Decatur. This video gives some interesting tidbits about Decatur and about what will happen at convention — hint: It’s not all business. Registration doesn’t close until midnight Wednesday, November 7. Watch it below or on YouTube.  

Bishop Mayer issues statement in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue murders

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued the following statement in the wake of the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018, that killed at least 11 congregants and left four police officers and two others wounded. A man armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and at least three handguns opened fire while shouting anti-Semitic slurs.  The shooter was wounded and was taken into police custody. On Saturday night, news reports said he was is in stable condition in…

Bishop Scott Mayer bids prayers for Bishop Jack Iker

I write to ask your prayers for Bishop Jack Iker, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Please pray for Donna and their children and grandchildren and for all who love them. Pray for his medical care team, that they may make wise decisions to insure the best possible care and outcome. Pray for his staff as they support him through this time. Let us all remember them in our daily prayers as they move through this tender time. And may…

St. Christopher to have Taize service December 9

St. Christopher, Fort Worth, will have a service of contemplative prayer enriched by the music of Taize at 6 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018. The Taize Community is an ecumenical Christian monastic community in Taize, Burgundy, France, founded by Brother Roger Schutz in 1940.  It has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth.  The overarching theme of Taize is reconciliation through prayer. The brothers provide hospitality for thousands of pilgrims from…

Trinity celebrates new outdoor garden mural by Avery Kelly

Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to present an outdoor mural by Avery Kelly.  The mural, located in the church garden, is open to the community and may be accessed through the gate on the southeast side of the building, off Stadium Drive. The mural, covering 212 square feet, is meant to convey the goodness and serenity of God’s creation and the idea of home or a place to belong. The painting features a walled garden-meadow theme and shows flora and…

Organist Clive Driskill-Smith to give recital at All Saints’

Clive Driskill-Smith, the new organist and choirmaster for All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will present an organ recital at 7:30 pm Friday, October 19, at the church. There is no admission charge, and a reception for all will follow the recital. Driskill-Smith will play Fantasia in G major by J.S. Bach, Adagio and final from Symphony No. 3 by Louis Vierne, and Noel Rawsthorne’s Hornpipe Humoresque, among other work. As organist and choirmaster, Driskill-Smith continues the tradition of beautiful Anglican…

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge shares how Episcopalians read scripture

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean & President and Professor of New Testament of the Seminary of the Southwest, will be the guest preacher and featured speaker at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Dean Kittredge has a particular focus on forming Chrisian leaders in community for the purpose of enlivening the church and promoting reconciliation. In addition to preaching at our opening worship service, Dean Kittredge will sit down with Bishop Scott Mayer for a ‘fireside chat’ at 7 pm…