Ash Wednesday to Easter – a message from Bishop Mayer

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a new video — Ash Wednesday to Easter, the Way of Love. In this two-minute video, Bishop Mayer invites us to take on a Lenten practice and “settle into it,”  because doing so will make Easter even more meaningful. He suggests the Small Group Curriculum found among the digital resources that have been developed around Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Way of Love. They all are at You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

Sacred Ground, a resource on race and faith

On February 1, 2019, The Episcopal Church announced a new film-and-reading based dialogue series on race and faith. This is part of the church’s continuing commitment to racial reconciliation, a priority set by General Convention and upheld by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Jennings. The series includes the stories of Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories “as they intersect with European American histories. . . Sacred Ground is especially targeted to help white…

Bradley Dyche installed as rector at St. Luke’s, Stephenville

The Rev. Bradley Callaway Dyche was installed as rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, by Bishop Scott Mayer. The Rev. David Krause,  Interim Rector of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church in Temple, was the preacher. He was the Canterbury Chaplain at Texas Tech University where Dyche began to discern a call to ordained ministry. Listen to a podcast of the sermon. Watch a short video of the evening, on YouTube or below. See more photos at the diocesan…

Sharing the tithe

This video accompanied the report of the Mission and Outreach Committee at Diocesan Convention in Decatur November 9-10. Watch it below or on YouTube.

One more week to register for diocesan convention!

All are invited to the 2018 Diocesan Convention November 9-10 in Decatur. This video gives some interesting tidbits about Decatur and about what will happen at convention — hint: It’s not all business. Registration doesn’t close until midnight Wednesday, November 7. Watch it below or on YouTube.  

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.  On Ash Wednesday, 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 our remembrance of the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Now, dried and yellowed, the palms…

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…
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