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Convention sermon: “Drink living water . . .”

The Very Rev. Doug Travis preached at the opening worship service of the 2015 Diocesan Convention on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Cleburne Conference Center. An excerpt: “Living water, living water, living water. I realized in contemplating these verses that if I do not experience the well of living water flowing up in my own soul it’s because I’ve refused to share, even if only in my own heart, Jesus’ living water with some other soul I think doesn’t…

Bishop’s Address at 2017 convention

Bishop Scott Mayer delivered his address to the 35th Convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth on Friday, November 10, at the Cleburne Conference Center in Cleburne, TX.   He began by thanking the hosts, greeting guests, listing important transitions, and recognizing the work of the many volunteers who serve on committees of the diocese. He gave special recognition to the members of the diocesan Corporation. Then he began exploring the passage from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel, when Jesus…

The Rev. Bob Gross installed as priest in charge

The Rev. Bob Gross was installed as priest in charge at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, on Monday, April 18, by the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer. The Rev. Karen Calafat, rector of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, preached. Calafat opened her sermon with a a story of a schoolboy telling a story about geese. Why geese? She pointed out that “geese are social creatures and depend on each other to survive. Did you know that geese can…
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.

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,…

Live webcasts of the presiding bishop’s vigil celebration and installation

The Installation of the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry as the 27th presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church will be Sunday, November 1, 2015, with a vigil service on Saturday, October 31. Curry was elected and confirmed at the 78th General Convention on June 27 in Salt Lake City. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he assumes this role on November 1. Saturday, October 31 All are invited to join a Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union…

Here am I; Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels on October 4

Come to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller and hear the story of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Episcopal seminarian and civil rights martyr who gave his life so that others might have the right to vote in Alabama. At 12:30 pm Sunday, October 4, the Rev. Judy Upham and the Rev. Lauren Gough will present the award-winning documentary Here am I; Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels and discuss the 50th anniversary pilgrimage to Selma, which they attended.  Daniels is now…

General Convention chooses the next Presiding Bishop Saturday

Tomorrow – Saturday, June 27 – the House of Bishops will meet in a closed session at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Salt Lake City, Utah to elect the next Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; the House of Deputies then has the decision whether to concur. Follow details on the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth deputation’s blog, on social media under the hashtags #DioFW and #GC78, or through the General Convention Media Hub. There are four nominees: The Rt. Rev. Thomas…

Wise County Episcopalians worship in new building

A sweet incense of joy filled the tiny nave as the words of the Book of Common Prayer rang out once again in the white frame building on Church Street in Decatur in Wise County. The familiar prayers fell on the thirsty hearts of worshipers like rain breaking a long drought. On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Wise County Episcopalians celebrated Ascension Sunday with Holy Eucharist in the small white church that began its existence in 1889 as the Episcopal Mission…

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,…

The Man in the White Hat

Diocesan Communication Director Katie Sherrod created a video tribute to the Rt. Rev. Rayford High, featuring his signature Stetson cowboy hat(s). “Every child knows the good guys wear white hats.” The video was shown Saturday, May 16, during the luncheon following the special meeting of convention to elect High’s successor, the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, who will become the 4th Provisional Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, beginning on July 1, 2015. This video is also published on the Episcopal…

Offer your gratitude on May 17 through the United Thank Offering

Each year, the United Thank Offering (UTO) receives contributions that go toward funding grants for a wide range of outreach projects through the Episcopal Church across the country and around the world. Many people adopt the UTO’s model as a spirtual discipline to help themselves stay mindful of the many blessings in life that might otherwise go unnoticed. If you pick up a blue UTO box, you can begin this practice anytime, offering small contributions and prayers of thanks to God…

Tony Hiatt ordained priest at St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. ordained Tony Hiatt to the priesthood on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Jr., retired bishop of Northwest Texas and former provisional bishop of Fort Worth, was the preacher. The Rev. Hiatt was ordained a deacon on October 7, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth by Bishop High. Hiatt graduated from Brite Divinity School with a Master of Arts in Theology…
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