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Ashes to go at Sundance Square

Bishop Scott Mayer and the Rev. Hunter Ruffin distributed ashes at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth on Ash Wednesday, which also was Valentine’s Day. They were present from 11 am to 1 pm, during which time nearly 60 people stopped for the imposition of ashes, or a prayer, or simple conversation. Most wanted ashes. A security guard on a bike stopped and asked for prayers. Construction workers doffed hard hats to receive ashes. Business women and men stopped. Workers…

Bishop Mayer invites us into Lent

Bishop Scott Mayer talks about Ash Wednesday being on Valentine’s Day this year, and how that offers a starting place for reflection. This video is close captioned. Watch on YouTube or below:

All invited to join Women of the Passion in retreat

Everyone — men as well as women — is invited to take part in a half-day Lenten retreat at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, March 25. A light lunch will be served, so please RSVP to martelmarsha@gmail.com so enough food can be prepared. “Women of the Passion: A Journey to the Cross” is based on a book of the same name. It will start with registration at 8:30 am. At 9 am,…
event at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake Texas

Lenten Quiet Day at St. Martin’s, Keller on March 19- UPDATED

Men, women, and teens are invited to a Lenten Quiet Day from 9:30 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016. This Lenten Quiet Day offers time that is set apart to stop and rest and be with the Lord. The meditations will use beautiful Lenten icons and the deep symbolism written in the art will be shared. The day starts at 9:30 am with Morning Prayer in the church sanctuary. A soup and bread lunch will be served at noon. The quiet…

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…

How to make ashes for Ash Wednesday

It is the season of ashes. Ash Wednesday is February 10.  On this day, the beginning of Lent, Episcopalians join other Christians around the world in participating in an ancient ritual. We have crosses of ash placed on our foreheads as an outward and visible sign of our mortality. Those ashes come from the burning of palms from Palm Sunday. Last year, those graceful green and blessed palms marked the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Now, dried and yellowed,…
Lenten Programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us for Ash Wednesday and Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is on February 10 this year. Lent traditionally has been a time of retreat, reflection, and repentance, a time to clear away the distractions of the world and to focus on our relationship with God and with one another. People often choose to give something up for Lent. But there are other ways of observing Lent. The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer,…

Bingo, Mardi Gras, Solemn Evensong coming up at All Saints’, Fort Worth

February at All Saints’, Fort Worth, will feature several events in addition to their regular worship schedule. Bingo Night – All are welcome to Bingo Night from 6 to 8 pm Friday, February 5. Pizza, popcorn and dessert will be served, with proceeds benefiting All Saints’ 2016 Belize Mission.  Mardi Gras – Come let the good times roll  at the Pancake Supper & Mardi Gras Celebration beginning at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 9, in DeWolfe Hall.There will be a traditional pancake feast with…

Women of the Passion to be heard at St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, invites the public to a worship service featuring Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross at 5 pm Sunday, March 15. Women from Scripture narrate the story of Christ’s Passion, and station by station, the congregation will accompany Jesus in the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross. Composer, musician, and singer Ana Hernandez will lead short musical reflections and responses at each station during the worship service. Readers will give voice to the women who tell…

Reflecting on winter weather

Lent is an interruption in our normal habits. This season of the church year invites us to think and interact more intentionally and with greater awareness of ourselves and of the world around us. In Texas, snow and ice also interrupt our routines. So on a snowy Lenten day, where are your reflections taking you? In addition to inviting photos of our churches in the snow, we also invite reflections on anything the weather brings to your attention. What does the snow…

For Lent, take something on

by Rayford B. High, Jr. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that 2015 is moving along very quickly. Ash Wednesday is February 18!  Lent, with all its blessings, is upon us. Over my years in ministry, I have found spiritual growth and value in using Lent to spend less time worrying about me and instead focusing on others, especially those who have not been given the opportunities I have as an Episcopalian in this country. How…

Ashes to Go an ecumenical event at Tarleton in Stephenville

This year the Ashes to Go ministry has been expanded into an ecumenical event on the campus of Tarleton State University in Stephenville. On Ash Wednesday, March 5, the Rev. Curt Norman, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, will take part in an ecumenical service on the campus. At 3 pm prayers and Imposition of Ashes will be offered by the Tarleton Episcopal Campus Ministry, the Tarleton Catholic Campus Ministry, and Tarleton Wesley (Methodist campus ministry)…

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Ash Wednesday in the Diocese of Fort Worth

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” “Ashes to Go” and even “Drive-thru Ashes” were offered in several locations in the diocese on Ash Wednesday, February 13. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Saturday and Easter, which this year is March 31.  Priests make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of…

Lenten Lecture Series at St. Lukes, Stephenville

On Wednesdays this Lent, a group of lay leaders at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – Stephenville, Texas, who also teach at Tarleton State University, will offer reflections on the integration of their faith and academic disciplines.