'Bishop Scott Mayer' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

'Bishop Scott Mayer' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

Invitation to a Holy Lent

As Ash Wednesday approaches, Bishop Scott Mayer invites us into a holy Lent.  Lent is the liturgical season that begins with Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians and other Christians join in the ancient ritual of having a cross of ash put on our foreheads as a reminder of our mortality. There are many ways to observe Lent, several of which are mentioned in the Prayer Book liturgy for…

High, Hulsey named assisting bishops

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer has announced that he, with the support of the Standing Committee, has asked the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. and the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey to serve as assisting bishops in the diocese and they have accepted.     An assisting bishop is a bishop appointed by the diocesan bishop to provide short-term assistance with episcopal duties in the diocese. As assisting bishops, High and Hulsey will work at the direction of Mayer,…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer visited St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Nathan Jeremy Bronner was baptised and Mallory Dale Basore was confirmed. This was Bishop Mayer’s first visit to St. Alban’s and there was a reception and a get-aquainted session with the bishop in the lobby of Theatre Arlington after the worship service. For more photos visit the diocesan Flickr Gallery. Dave Burrows of St. Alban’s contributed photos. Watch a video of the bishop’s sermon.…

Lisa Neilson and Lynne Waltman ordained deacons January 15

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer ordained Lisa Neilson and Lynne Waltman to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Friday, January 15, 2016, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., preached. Neilson, a cradle Episcopalian, was baptized and confirmed in the Diocese of Colorado. She was active in the Episcopal Campus Ministry at Syracuse University and served in a parish near the campus as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, lector, and clerk of the vestry. She and…

Bishop Scott Mayer on the Primates’ Meeting

The Rt. Rev. J Scott Mayer has issued a statement related to the actions of the recent Anglican Communion Primates’ Meeting: As you probably have heard, a majority of the 38 primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Canterbury, England, asked that The Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the…

“I was a stranger and you took me in.”

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has issued a statement on our Christian responsibility to help refugees. I was a stranger and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 In the wake of the violence in Paris this past weekend, several governors, including the governor of Texas, have stated they will not accept Syrian refugees into their states. While states do not have the authority to overrule the federal government on the…
Bishop Scott Mayer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth after sacraments of baptism and confirmation

Bishop Mayer visits St. Elisabeth/Christ the King

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Elisabeth/Christ the King Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 25. He confirmed Matthew Edward Moskal, Liam David Ruiz-Riquer, and Kiefer Thorne Wise. He baptized Olivia Michelle Aquillon.   There was a luncheon afterward in the Parish Hall. See more photos at the Diocesan Flickr Gallery.

Bishop Mayer installs Suzi Robertson at Good Shepherd, Granbury

Bishop Scott Mayer installed the Rev. Suzi Robertson as priest in charge of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury, on October 6, 2015. Afterwards, the congregation celebrated with a reception. Good Shepherd worships in the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 2016 Acton Highway, Granbury. See more photos on the Diocesan Flickr album. Bishop Mayer celebrated and preached; see a video of his sermon:

Bishop Mayer visits St. Luke’s, Stephenville

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, The congregation is still celebrating the return of their red front doors, recently repaired and repainted after an attack by a vandal. Bishop Mayer celebrated and preached and confirmed Alice Arrington Newsome, Randi Barnes, MacKenze Brister, Reegan Brister, and Cade Norman. There was a luncheon afterward in the parish hall. Watch a video of the bishop’s sermon, “A story of separation and unity.” See more photos…

Bishop Mayer and Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori on Syrian refugees

On Saturday, September 12, Bishop Scott Mayer wrote to the diocesan clergy about the Syrian refugee crisis. You can read the letter below. Today Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a statement along with suggestions for individual and congregational resources. Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is following the developments closely, as is Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). Follow Episcopal Relief and Development on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Episcopal Migration Ministries on Facebook and Twitter. Bishop Mayer’s letter Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,…

Bishop Sam Hulsey reflects on his friend, Bishop Scott Mayer

I retired 17 ½ years ago as bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas – eighty counties stretching from Perryton to Monahans to San Angelo to Albany to Vernon where I served for 27 years of ministry out on those prairies and loved it. When I returned to my hometown of Fort Worth, I found a diocese in turmoil and sadness. Since then I have been deeply impressed by the faithfulness of many Episcopalians who now compose the Diocese of Fort…

Scott Mayer elected provisional bishop

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas,  was elected provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth at a special meeting of Convention on May 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Delegates also voted to accept the resignation of the Rt. Rev. Rayford B.High,Jr., effective June 30.  A luncheon followed the election and installation, with food provided by All Saints’, Fort Worth; Trinity, Fort Worth; St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller; and St. Alban’s,…