Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

Bishop Mayer visits St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington

On the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, visited St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington. The congregation is worshiping in a classroom across Main Street from the theatre as it undergoes renovations. St. Alban’s is using the Creation Series and this Sunday was Mountain Sunday. There was a reception afterwards, and the congregation presenting Bishop Mayer with a birthday cake. His birthday is September 23. Read the text of the sermon See more photos  at the Diocesan Flickr Gallery

Registration open

Registration for the 39th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in North Texas, which will be Saturday, November 13, 2021, via Zoom, opened September 14, 2021. There is no registration fee. Registration will close November 1, 2021. We will use the same voting system we did last year, which means delegates and clergy must register with the email they will use in voting. Register here.

Do you have a resolution?

Do you have a resolution to propose to this year’s Diocesan Convention on Saturday, November 13, 2021, via Zoom. Detailed information about the 2021 Diocesan Convention VIEW GUIDELINES FOR RESOLUTIONS The canonical deadine to submit a resolution is Monday, September 9, 2019. Once the Resolutions Committee and the Constitution and Canons Committee review proposed resolutions and have a chance to communicate with the proposer about any questions or changes, the proposed resolutions will be linked below. The following topics customarily involve a…

Convention 2021

The 39th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in North Texas will be Saturday, November 13, 2021. Delegates will attend via Zoom, visitors via YouTube. THEME The theme of the convention is There is a New Creation, from 2 Corinthians 5:17: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!  2 Corinthians 5:17 opening worship The opening worship will be at 10 am Saturday, November 13, and will…

Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2021 Convention of The Episcopal Church in North Texas, which will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The deadline for submitting nominations is September 17, 2021. The positions to be filled are: Standing Committee — 1 lay, 1 clergy Disciplinary Board – 1 lay, 2 clergy Trustee, University of the South – 1 lay Executive Council – 2 lay, 1 clergy When you submit…

The Episcopal Church pays legal fees

On February 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear our cases, which meant the decision of the Texas Supreme Court awarding more than $100 million worth of property and our name to people who left The Episcopal Church in 2008 stands. Despite the fact some fees and expenses may have been paid by an insurance company and that there is no statute obligating the ACNA Diocese to seek recovery of their fees, the ACNA Diocese…

Background Check Request Form

Use this form to request a background check on a volunteer or employee of your congregation, group, or ministry. Background checks are required for all employees and volunteers within the Diocese who work with children, youth, or vulnerable populations; additionally, vestry member, lay leaders, and others who have unsupervised access to funds, facilities, or financial records are required to have a background check.

Episcopal Church women to meet via Zoom September 11

All Episcopal Women of Province VII are invited to attend the Province VII ECW Conference on September 11, 2021. The Very Rev. Katie Churchwell, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City, will be the keynote speaker. Dean Churchwell will be speaking on the topic, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller Since original plans for an in-person gathering were announced, “the Covid situation has gone from bad to worse. Out of concern for our community, the…

St. Luke’s Stephenville hosts Orthodox neighbors

By the Rev. Dana Wilson St. Luke’s, Stephenville, hosted Father Nektarios of the Orthodox Community in North Texas on Monday, August 9th, for dinner and a presentation entitled, “Mary Magdalene and Women Saints in the Orthodox Church.” Father Nektarios is Dr. Eric Morrow, Dean of the Liberal and Fine Arts Department at Tarleton State University. Four members of the Orthodox Community in Granbury were also guests for the evening. There were about 15 people from St. Luke’s who attended, and…

Vernon and Deanna Gotcher service on August 20

A burial office with communion for Vernon and Deanna Gotcher will be at 9:30 am at St Martin-in-the-Fields, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248, on Friday, August 20, 2021. Everyone is asked to wear masks. The Rev. Vernon Alfred Gotcher, Ph.D, died December 6, 2020.  Deanna Gotcher died January 14, 2021. Vernon Gotcher was the founding rector of St. Stephen’s in 1966 when they met in a former bait and tackle shop on Grapevine Highway. Even before the diocese…

All Saints’ invites all to Solemn Evensong

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is inviting everyone to celebrate the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin at 6 pm, Sunday, August 15, with the All Saints’ Choir and String Quartet, led by British Organist/Choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith in the All Saints’ Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School. Admission is free. Attendees will hear the sublime music of composers Edward Elgar, George Dyson, and Gabriel Fauré, and be inspired by the contemplative nature of Solemn Evensong, rooted in the ancient prayer traditions…

Clergy offer events as part of Season of Hope, Help, and Healing

The Circle of Clergy, a group of Black clergy and white, interfaith clergy allies who include clergy from our diocese, is offering Unity Across the City, A Season of Hope, Help, and Healing for the Community. The goal is to build unity in the community across racial lines to foster hope, help, and healing in the wake of the tragic death of Miss Atatiana Jefferson on October 12, 2019.  The trial of the police officer who shot her is soon…

St. Martin, Keller, looking for nursery director and nursery assistants

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248, is currently looking for one Nursery Director and 2-3 Nursery Assistants. Applicants must be polite, friendly, and courteous to all children, parents, and volunteers. The Nursery works closely with the Children’s Minister to nurture and prepare children in Christian Formation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully…

Richard Chowning memorial Service August 7

The memorial service for lay leader Richard Chowning will be at 2 pm Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School,  9700 Saints Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76108. Chowning died Friday, July 10, 2020. Richard is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Evans Chowning, also a lay leader in the diocese; his daughters, Courtney Chowning Atkinson and Ashlye Stewart Harris (husband Robert), grandson Avery Chowning Atkinson, brother in law, David Fromme (wife Sheryl) and…

New training system for safeguarding courses

The company that creates and maintains the diocese’s online safeguarding courses, Praesidium, is upgrading to a new training system, the Praesidium Academy, this month. Anyone who has a login to the current system and has taken at least one course module since 2017 should receive access to the new system via a system generated email. If you do not receive a system generated email and need to access the course catalogue, contact Michele King (817-534-1900 or at michele.king@ecntx.org) on the bishop’s…

Memorial service for Bishop Sam Hulsey August 6

The memorial service for the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey is scheduled for 10 am, Friday August 6, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth 76109. Hulsey died on August 6, 2020, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, his favorite feast day. He died at Selby Hill, his beloved family homestead in Parker County. He was 88 years old. A reception will follow in the parish hall. His ashes will be interred at a future time…