'Bishop Scott Mayer' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

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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…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Mary’s, Hillsboro

On Sunday, June 12, Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, where his uncle, the Rev. Harry Mayer, had been vicar. Bishop Mayer said that in the mid-1980s, he visited Hillsboro several times to see his Uncle Harry and Aunt Flo in the vicarage. He was very fond of Harry. They shared an interest in baseball, the beach in Galvaston, and The Episcopal Church. Before Bishop Mayer went to seminary, his uncle gave him a substantial part of his theological…

Bishop Mayer makes first visitation to Trinity

Bishop J. Scott Mayer was at Trinity, Fort Worth, for Pentecost on May 15, 2016. Bishop Rayford High also was there and confirmed two of his grandchildren.     Kiylinn-Edward Daniel Lee Blueford, Knox Harrison Charbonnet, Grier Kate Charbonnet, and Timmiesha Nicole Blueford were baptized and Paige (Atta) Charbonnet was baptized and confirmed. Jason McQuerry Charbonnet reaffirmed his baptismal vows. Tina Machu was received into The Episcopal Church. Riley Elizabeth Brackin, Elizabeth Shapard, Seiler Marie Nishimura, and Esther Macrina Wright…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Christopher, Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer visited St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth on Sunday, April 17, 2017. He confirmed Allene Brown and Danielle Kahn. There was a reception afterward in the parish hall. Watch the bishop’s sermon. See more photos at the Diocesan Flickr Gallery.

Court of Appeals hears arguments

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Episcopal Church v. Salazar. An audio recording of the argument may be found here. A decision is expected in the coming months. Provisional Bishop J. Scott Mayer and assisting bishops Rayford High and Sam Hulsey were present in the packed courtroom, along with many other people from the diocese. Bishop Mayer said, “I was very impressed with the depth and clarity of the case as…
photo of Eddie, Shelley, and Bishop Mayer

Bishop Mayer celebrates Easter at St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer celebrated and preached on Easter Sunday at St, Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, worshiping at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, University Christian Church. Bishop Mayer’s Easter Sermon Confirmation He also confirmed his sister-in-law, Shelly Lynn Mayer. Several members of the bishop’s family, including his wife, Kathy, and his mother, Mary, and Shelly Mayer’s husband, Cliff, also attended. There was a reception after the service. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr Gallery.

Easter Messages: Bishop Scott Mayer and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has issued an Easter greeting to the diocese in this video. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued his 2016 Easter message. View Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message or read the text of his message. Easter is the feast of Christ’s resurrection. The word derives from the Anglo-Saxon spring goddess Eostre. Christians in England applied the word to the principal festival of the church year, both the day and…

Fort Worth mayor to speak about Faith Cabinet

UPDATE: – This event has been cancelled because the mayor is unable to attend. Episcopalians in Fort Worth can meet their mayor and learn about community partnering opportunities at 9:30am Saturday, April 16, at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. In addition to community matters, Mayor Betsy Price will speak about her Faith Cabinet and the difference faith communities can make in Fort Worth. map Bishop Scott Mayor also will be present to welcome the mayor. Continental breakfast will be served in…

Bishop, leaders address TEC Executive Council

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church met in Fort Worth February 26-28 at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center. Bishop Scott Mayer of Fort Worth and Bishop George Sumner of Dallas and members of their leadership teams were invited to have dinner with the Council and to make presentations about ministries in their respective dioceses. Unfortunately, Bishop Sumner was ill, but Canon Michael Gilton and his team carried on in his stead. Bishop Mayer invited the Canon to the…

Bishops of reorganizing dioceses meet with presiding bishop

The bishops of the reorganizing dioceses of The Episcopal Church met with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on February 10-11 at the Church Center in New York City. Bishop Scott Mayer joined Bishops Dorsey McConnell of Pittsburgh, David Rice of San Joaquin, and Charles von Rosenberg of South Carolina in a wide-ranging discussion with the presiding bishop designed to update him on developments in those dioceses. Reorganizing dioceses have much in common As the meeting unfolded the bishops discovered that, even…