Worship

Worship

Join Palm Sunday Procession

We need you, your cars, and your love for Jesus. St. Luke’s has hosted the diocesan worship services for a year. This will be our last Easter to have access to St. Luke’s in the Meadow’s building, so let’s celebrate all the love, worship, and outreach that has happened there while singing Hosanna to Jesus. Here’s how you can help us do that. The diocesan worship service for Palm Sunday will feature a procession — and since we can’t process…

Diocesan worship services 2021

This page contains information about online worship services, the link for downloading worship leaflets, and links to sermons preached at the diocesan online services for 2021. As we continue to worship online, it is vital to remember that the Church is not closed. Some of our buildings are closed to the public, and in-person worship has been suspended in our congregations as we work to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us. But God is with us.…

Online worship leaflets 2021

Download worship leaflets here: Click here for Easter Sunday,  April 4,  2021. Click here for the Great Vigil of Easter, April 3, 2021. Click here for Good Friday, April 2, 2021. Click here for Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021. Click here for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021. Wednesday Lenten worship leaflets Click here for Wednesday #1, February 24, 2021. Click here for Wednesday #2, March 3, 2021. Click here for Wednesday #3, March 10, 2021. Click here for Wednesday #4,…

Blue Christmas service December 17

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a Blue Christmas worship service at 7 pm, December 17, 2020, on the  Diocese of Fort Worth YouTube Channel and at https://www.facebook.com/DioFW . In normal times, Christmas can be a hard season for people who have experienced loss or whose lives don’t match the cultural images of the season. This year the coronavirus pandemic has caused losses not only through the death of loved ones, but also with the loss of jobs, the loss…

Litany for Social Justice

The Litany for Social Justice will prayed as part of the opening worship service for the 2020 Diocesan Convention. This is part of the work for racial justice and reparations that we pledged to undertake via a resolution passed at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in the wake of a powerful address by Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland. Please read it, pray it, so when we all join together in the live streamed worship at 10 am Saturday, November 14, our…

Diocesan worship to offer communion every fourth Sunday

The diocesan online worship services will offer communion on the fourth Sunday of the month for the remainder of the year, on September 27, October 25,  and November 22. (The December Eucharist will be available for the 24th/25th.  Details on December services will follow at a later date.)  Communion in this manner will likely continue into 2021. The other three Sundays of the month will continue to be Ante Communion (The Liturgy of the Word) services as they have been.…

Pentecost 2020

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is offering a worship service for the Day of Pentecost at 10 am on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Bishop Scott Mayer is preaching. The Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, is the officient. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is the gospeller. Readers are Eleanor Forfang Brockman of St. Luke’s, and Dave Burrows of St. Alban’s. The organist is Tony Kroll of St Luke’s and the singer is…

A Pentecost invitation

We need your help! The Day of Pentecost is May 31. Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church (BCP, p. 15). The liturgical color for the feast is red. It marks the coming of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1), shortly after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension, so Pentecost is a day to celebrate the gift of the Spirit. Some understand Pentecost to be the origin and sending…

Music from the heart for the soul

Through the hard work of Episcopal communicators, muscians, and audio and video geniuses, Episcopalians from across the church came together to perform for Easter. As we move into the 50 days of Eastertide, take time to watch and listen. It will be good for your soul. Credits: Arrangement by Erik Meyer, audio engineering and post-production by Kory Caudill and Sean Truskowski, video editing by Tom Verga. Special thanks to The Episcopal Church Office of Communication/Multimedia Services unit and Natalee Hill,…

The Great Vigil

The Great Vigil takes us through the great stories of our faith. Gather together in the darkness around a great fire and listen. Watch it on the Diocesan Facebook Page at 8 PM. It will also be on the Diocesan YouTube Channel. From the worship leaflet: “For three days we have watched and waited. Tonight we gather in the darkness of the grave seeking the light of the Paschal Mystery. Out of the darkness – fire – a burning bush…

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday online worship

Please join in our online worship service. See it below or on YouTube. Download worship leaflet. Read Bishop Mayer’s sermon.   The celebrant is the Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, assisted by the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington. The organist is Tony Kroll of St. Luke’s.

Online worship leaflets 2020

Download worship leaflets here Click here for the First Sunday after Christmas, December 27, 2020 Click here for the Christmas worship service, December 24, 2020 Click here for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2020 Click here for the Ordination of Ted Clarkson to the diaconate, December 18, 2020 Click here for the Blue Christmas worship service, December 17, 2020 Click here for the Ordination of Paula Jefferson to the priesthood, December 15, 2020 Click here for the Third…

Join The Episcopal Church’s virtual choir for Easter

Join your voice or instrument for the Episcopal Church’s Easter Virtual Choir! The Episcopal Church is creating a mass virtual choir video to be released on Easter Sunday. If you’re a choir member without a choir, a musician without an orchestra, or just someone who loves to sing and be part of the group, you’re who we need! We’re looking for submissions from across the Church (and even beyond!) for this project. …We look forward to showing off the whole…

Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford Friday, Feb. 21

A recital featuring Joshua Stafford, First Prize winner at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, will be at 7:30 pm Friday, February 21, 2020, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. All 5,000 pipes will resound with thrilling and beautiful music by Dvorak, Mozart, Karg-Elert, Stravinsky, and Pierre Cochereau. Admission is free, the concert will last one hour, and a reception for everyone will follow. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. Watch a video…

Church musicians, clergy, and laity invited to conference on best practices

“Best Practices for Faithful 21st Century Worship and Music Leaders” will be October 10-11, 2019, at St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas. This conference brings clergy, musicians, and laity to engage in a thoughtful discussion of the most important task of the church, the worship of God. It is sponsored by the Church Music Institute (CMI) of Dallas with the generous support of the Lilly Endowment Inc. Keynote speaker is Rev. Peter W. Marty, editor of The…

Bishop Mayer statement in wake of Odessa mass shooting

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued this statement in the wake of the mass shooting in Odessa. ——————- And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34). The first words of Odessa Medical Center Hospital CEO Russell Tippin at the news briefing in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Odessa that left five dead and 21 wounded were about love. He asked everyone in the sound…