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Resources for sensible precautions regarding Coronavirus

This page contains updates about developments related to the coronavirus, how the diocesan leadership is responding, and resources for taking precautions to protect our people, congregations and the wider community. UPDATED March 15, 2020 Doing church differently UPDATED March 14, 2020 Bishop Scott Mayer calls the diocese into a Lenten Fast from public worship This story was UPDATED Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Read a message from Bishop Scott Mayer Read a message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Read the news…

Leadership Training Day 2020 resources

Nearly 80 lay and ordained leaders participated in the 2020 Leadership Training Day on Saturday, February 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Here are some of the presentations: Bishop Scott Mayer’s opening address Opening session Anglican Identity and the incarnation Bishop Mayer’s Workshop on Why Workshop session on Why Crisis Communications – Katie Sherrod Crisis Communication Leadership Training Leadership in Times of Anxiety – Linda Taylor Leadership in Times of Anxiety 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for the nation

From the Episcopal News Service: As the season of Lent approaches, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians and people of faith to turn and pray on behalf of our nation: “In times of great national concern and urgency, people of faith have returned to ancient practices of repentance, prayer and fasting as ways of interceding with God on behalf of their nation and the world. This is such a moment for us in the United States. “On Ash Wednesday I…

All Invited to Solemn Evensong at All Saints’, Fort Worth

All are invited to the beautiful Anglican tradition of Solemn Evensong at 6 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. “Solemn” simply means that incense will be part of the service. The All Saints’ Choir sings the Canticles and Anthem, accompanied by Organist / Choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith. The service lasts approximately 30 minutes, and light refreshments are served afterward in the Parlor. In addition, mark your calendars now for Solemn Evensong at 6:00pm on April 26, May 17, and June 14,…

Ashes to Go and traditional services for Ash Wednesday 2020

Ash Wednesday is February 26. It is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Week and Easter, which this year is April 12. Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Lutheran, Methodists, Presbyterians and some Baptists observe Ash Wednesday. Clergy make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of human mortality. Watch a short video of how the ashes are made by burning…

Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford Friday, Feb. 21

A recital featuring Joshua Stafford, First Prize winner at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, will be at 7:30 pm Friday, February 21, 2020, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. All 5,000 pipes will resound with thrilling and beautiful music by Dvorak, Mozart, Karg-Elert, Stravinsky, and Pierre Cochereau. Admission is free, the concert will last one hour, and a reception for everyone will follow. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. Watch a video…

Bishop Scott Mayer visits St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He preached and celebrated and confirmed Fay Brewer and Allen Junek and received Tony Kroll into The Episcopal Church. Richard Brewer and David Carpenter reaffirmed their baptismal vows. Tony Kroll is St. Luke’s organist and choir master. A luncheon followed in the Parish Hall.   Watch a slideshow of the day below. Listen to a podcast and/or read the bishop’s sermon. See more photos in…

Learn how to be a Ministry Partner with ER-D

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to their Regional Ministry Partner Gathering in Dallas on February 14-15. Ministry Partners represent Episcopal Relief & Development in their parishes, congregations, schools and dioceses. Ministry Partner Gatherings provide an opportunity to fellowship, network and learn about organizational programs, updates and campaigns. This year, the focus is on ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE . This gathering is open to both current Ministry Partners, as well as those interested in becoming one or learning more about…

Prayer Cycle 2020

The churches and people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth pray continuously for each other, for our brothers and sisters throughout the Anglican Communion, and for those who have separated from us. Download Prayer Cycles The diocesan prayer cycle offers two PDF documents for the entire calendar year. One is for Sundays and one for weekdays (Monday-Saturday). EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2020 – Sundays (PDF) EDFW Prayer Cycle – 2020 – Weekdays (PDF) Throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, daily prayer for provinces,…

Leadership Training for lay and ordained leaders

All lay and ordained leaders are invited to a Leadership Training Day from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2019,  at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Bishop Scott Mayer said, “Last year’s leadership training session was well attended and well received. I urge all vestry members, and clergy in leadership roles in congregations to attend. The workshop topics were planned in response to questions and issues raised by leaders in various congregations over the past year so…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Elisabeth/Christ the King

Bishop Mayer visited St. Elisabeth and Christ the King on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 19, 2020. He preached and celebrated. There was a luncheon after the service.   See more photos in the diocesan Flickr Gallery In his sermon, he said, “The word “epiphany” means manifest, show forth, reveal, make known. For example, Jesus is an epiphany of God, as He makes God known.  He reveals God. No less true, Jesus is an epiphany of humanity, as He…

Bishop Mayer visits All Saints’

Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’ Fort Worth on Sunday, January 12, 2020, the First Sunday after the Epiphany and Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Christopher Jambor, rector, baptized and the bishop anointed Patrick Gordon Teas Ferchill, Leighton Grace Watt, Saylor Rue Fowler, Elizabeth Kelly McCarty, Maudie Mae McCarty, Theodore Kent McCarty, Ian David Hobgood, and McKenna Alyse Hobgood. The bishop confirmed Harrison John Hobgood, Jeremy Phillip Janssen, Laura Jean Janssen, Edward Jones Phillips VI, Sue…

Register now for MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Day of Service, sponsored by Tarrant Churches Together, will be from 8 am to noon on Monday, January 20, 2020, beginning at the Baker Chapel AME Church, 1050 E. Humbolt St, Fort Worth, TX 76104. There will be a contintental breakfast at 8:15 am. Estrus Tucker, well-known speaker and facilitator, will be the keynote speaker at the 9 am interfaith kick off. Click here for more information and to register. TCT has announced new service opportunities,…