Posts from May 2021

Posts from May 2021

St. Mary’s Hillsboro: Episcopalian as a verb

This is the reflection the Rev. Paula Jefferson of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, wrote after she spent a recent afternoon working with the people of St. Mary’s, Hillsboro. St. Mary’s is one of the congregations shut out of their building after the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear our appeal, letting stand the judgment of the Texas Supreme Court awarding Episcopal Church property to a group that left The Episcopal Church in 2008. Jefferson leads worship at St.…

The preaching role of deacons

On May 25, 2021, the Rev. Tracie Middleton, president of the Association for Episcopal Deacons, and deacon serving at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, part of The Episcopal Church in North Texas, took part in “The Word and the World, The Preaching Role of Vocational Deacons,” a panel discussion presented by the CEEP Network and the Episcopal Preaching Foundation. Other panelists were the Rev. Dr. William [Bill] Rich, vicar of Trinity Church Boston; the Rev. Kim Jackson, vicar of the…

St. Alban’s needs part-time secretary

St. Alban’s, Arlington is looking for a part-time parish secretary.  $15 per hour, 12 hours per week, days and hours negotiable.   St. Alban’s has a cadre of competent office volunteers to help with documents, filing, copying, mail, reception, etc.  For more information contact the Rev.  Kevin Johnson, kevin.johnson@edfw.org . Parish Secretary job description

Pentecost worship in the diocese

As our diocese stands once again in a liminal space, Pentecost will be more meaningful than ever for many. It is in this kind of threshold time between the former reality and the as-yet-dimly-seen new reality that the Holy Spirit tends to show up. This portion of the Body of Christ has had more than one chance to learn that. Please plan to worship with one of our congregations this Sunday, either safely in person, or via live streamed services.…

Featured live streamed services 2021

Beginning with Pentecost 2021, the Episcopal Church in North Texas is featuring a different one of our congregation’s live streamed worship services every week. As more of our congregations add live streamed services, we will add them to the rotating featured spot. The Episcopal Church of North Texas is a new name for this diocese of The Episcopal Church that since 1983 has been the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. In early 2021, a secular court  of law awarded that…

2021 Mission and Outreach Grants awarded

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Church in North Texas has awarded $28,500 in grants for Mission Within the Diocese and $7,893.50 in grants for Mission Beyond the Diocese. The committee, chaired by the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles of St. Stephen’s, Hurst; and including Dr. Jane Dennis of St. Luke’s, Stephenville; Mr. Keen Haynes of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller; and the Rev. Karen Calafat of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, met in mid-May to go over grant…

Diocesan picnic June 26

In order that we might come together as a diocesan community for mutual support and enjoyment of one another in this time of transition for so many in our diocese, everyone is invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 26, on the grounds of All Saints Episcopal School, 9700 Saints Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76108. Map below. Worship will be at noon, and will include confirmations from many congregations. Dress is casual. After worship, there will a picnic with all…

Lay leader Ian Moore died

Ian Moore, verger at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury and a lay leader in The Episcopal Church in North Texas diocese, died April 30, 2021. Moore was born on September 4, 1943 in Canada, and baptized at St. Cyprian, Church of England in Montreal, Canada. A Memorial Service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Acton, Texas at 11am Saturday May 8, 2021. The entire service will be livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdGranbury/videos/ In the announcement…

Ruth Woodliff-Stanley elected bishop of South Carolina

The Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley was elected the 15th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina on the second ballot on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in an election held at a Special Meeting of Convention. Assuming the required consents are given, she will be consecrated October 2, 2021. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, rector of St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington, also was on the five-person slate. In its report of her election, the diocese wrote, “Once consecrated in October, Bishop-elect Woodliff-Stanley…