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Christopher Rodgers ordained a priest

Bishop Scott Mayers ordained Christopher Rodgers  a priest on behalf of George Sumner, bishop of Dallas, on Thursday, December 6, at the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls, meeting in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Presenters were the Rev. J.D. Godwin, Mr. Christopher W. Holley, the Rev. Michael W. Merriman, the Rev. Courtland M. Moore, the Very Rev. John Payne. Mrs. Jennifer L. Rodgers, the Rev. R. Casey Shobe, Mr. Mat Thekkil, Mr. Brent Walker, and Dr. Anne-Marie Williamson. Merriman, retired priest…

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…

Bishop Scott Mayer confirms three at Resurrection, Decatur

On Sunday, September 15, Bishop Scott Mayer visited the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Decatur. He confirmed Janet Huff, Denise Bowen, and Brad Bowen. He began his sermon by acknowledging the deep loss to the congregation and the diocese of Mark Whitley, who died on September 5. The service will be at 11am Saturday, October 27, at the church with a reception/lunch afterward at First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Miller, Decatur.   Bishop Mayer said, “I know that as we…

Reading the Bible through the lens of Jesus’ teachings

Bishop Scott Mayer shares a statement in response to recent events: There has been a lot of attention paid to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent reference to Romans 13 to justify the Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, with many religious leaders speaking out.  (Our own Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signed an ecumenical and interfaith statement expressing concerns over this policy.) It is not my intent here to address that particular passage in Romans, nor…

Bishop Mayer visits Trinity, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He confirmed 12 people, received four into The Episcopal Church, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of two.   He confirmed Catherine Celeste Normand, Nicholas Matthew Parker, Brianna Alexandra Cano, Samuel Luke Ferguson, William Calhoun James, William Shackleford Gillett, Landa Sloan Orrick, John Richard Conard, Gabriel Allen Jagush, Isabella Sanchez Leo, and Jeffry Paul Faircloth. He received Andrew Philip Gardos, Clayton Lewis Geran and Patricia Marie Geran, and reaffirmed…

Bishop Mayer’s Easter message: “Love can bring light”

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Easter message. ——————– “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” This is the Paschal greeting, the Easter Acclamation. It is an amazingly simple statement, just seven words, but words upon which rest all of Christianity. This short statement describes the culmination of the foundational story of our faith, that of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. The Cross was not the end. The power of God’s love reached into the Tomb and vanquished death, changing…

Annette Mayer ordained priest

Bishop Scott Mayer ordained Annette Mayer a priest on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. A reception followed, hosted by St. Martin’s, St. Alban’s, Theater Arlington; and St. Stephen’s, Hurst, all congregations where Mayer has served. The Rev. Maurine Lewis preached. Lewis began her sermon by welcoming everyone “on this most joyous occasion, the ordination of Annette.” And, she said, “. . .it’s time.  In theology class in seminary we talk some about time.  Greek has two words…
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Annette Mayer to be ordained priest March 1, 2018

Annette Mayer will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at 7 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. The Rev. Maurine Lewis will preach. A reception will follow. Mayer was ordained a deacon on October 22, 2015, also at St. Martin’s. New Call Mayer has accepted a call to serve as rector of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Palos Park, IL, in the Diocese of Chicago. Most recently, she has been…

Christopher Thomas ordained deacon

Christopher Thomas was ordained to a deacon by Bishop Scott Mayer at St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church,  Fort Worth, on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  The Rev. Dr. Jo G. Hudson,  teacher-pastor for The Carpenter Initiative in Gender, Sexuality, and Justice at Brite Divinity School and  former senior pastor of the Cathedral of Hope (UCC) in Dallas, preached. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery. See photos by Judith Cariker at the 4Saints’ Episcopal Food Pantry gallery. Cariker’s photos are among…

“Bless the dying, soothe the suffering. . .”

On Tuesday, August 29, Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement addressing Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. ————- Like all of you, I have been riveted by the news coming out of Rockport, Houston, and the other areas hit by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. As the full extent of the damage becomes known, it is clear that help will be needed for a very long time along the Texas coast. While the immediate need is rescue of those in peril,…

Trinity greets bishop, says Godspeed to Stephanie Moncrieff

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth. He received Christine Ann Moranetz and joined the congregation in saying farewell and Godspeed to the Rev. Stephanie Moncrieff, who is moving with her husband to Waterloo, Iowa. Their destination sparked an idea for a flashmob who surprised Moncrieff at the reception following the worship service — they sprang up and began dancing to “Waterloo” by ABBA. Watch a short video of the farewell to Moncrieff below or on…

4Saints blessed and officially opened

Bishop J. Scott Mayer and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined with Bo Soderbergh, director  of the Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Patricia Callahan, president of the 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry board, to cut a bright red ribbon tied to two fully loaded food carts. With that symbolic act, they officially opened the food pantry, which has been functioning since mid-January. Prior to the ribbon cutting, the Rev. Karen Calafat, priest in charge of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort…

Bishop Scott Mayer to attend Episcopal Youth Event

Bishop Scott Mayer will attend the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event July 10-14 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, accompanying the youth delegations from the Diocese of Fort Worth and the Diocese of Northwest Texas. “Of all the events in The Episcopal Church that I have attended, the Episcopal Youth Event is one I never want to miss,” he said. “It is eye-opening how much they do and and how well they do it. It is transformative, informative,…

Bishop Mayer visits All Saints’, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’, Fort Worth, on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He confirmed 24 at the 9 am service, and baptized three infants and confirmed seven at the 11 am service. The babies baptized at the 11 am service were Hudson Graham Sanders, Larkin Lowndes Upham, and Raley Claire Watt. Confirmations at the 9 am service: Anna Grace Beck Charles Christopher Bennett Claire Hope Brammer William Whitaker Burnette Katherine Daisley Cannon Natalie Claire Collins Cameron Marie Anna Cook Emma…

Saying “yes” to wonderful things

Bishop J. Scott Mayer has issued a Christmas greeting: In my Advent message, I reminded us of the courage of Mary and Joseph in saying “Yes” to God. I urged us all to say “yes” to God in our own ways, opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit. As we enter this joyous Christmas season, my prayer is that you will carry your “Yes” with you as we move into a new year. As we do so together, I believe the…