Posts from May 2022

Posts from May 2022

Check out openings at Camp Allen for summer camp

If you are interested in sending children to Camp Allen in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bishop Andy Doyle has sent word, “Here are the openings we have in Camp as of Monday. I thought you might share this with your camp interested folks. They may want to call Camp Allen to ask about registration.” Camp Allen also does a  parent/kid welcome to camp day where folks can explore life at camp. This can be important for first timers, Bishop…

Bishop Mayer visits Trinity, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth, for confirmations and reaffirmations on Sunday, May 22, 2022. He confirmed William Masterson, Mary Claire Masterson, Robert Masterson, Alexandria Ortiz, Brennan Rodriguez, Greg Cella, Flint Carnahan, and Grace Hardman. Christine Cheney, Claudia Coggin, Rita Seguin, and Charm Thomas reaffirmed their baptismal vows. See more photos at Trinity’s Flickr Gallery. Photos are by Sarah Martinez. Read the bishop’s sermon. Watch the livestream of the service below. The bishop’s sermon begins at 29.22.

Special Meeting of Convention information / registration

WUPDATED 5/25/2022 – As the June 18, 2022, Special Meeting of Convention to vote on reunion with the Diocese of Texas (EDOT) approaches, one way to begin learning about EDOT is to subscribe to Diolog—EDOT’s bi-weekly diocesan newsletter with the latest news and updates. Subscribe at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/…/EDOTNewsletter  The opening worship and the Special Meeting of Convention will be live streamed. See information about how to access the livestream at the bottom of the story. —– In accordance with the canons…

The Rev. Lynn Lundelius died May 7, 2022

The Rev. Heulette Carolyn (“Lynn”) Sparks Lundelius died on May 7, 2022, at the age of 91 in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The funeral will be 11 am on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Fort Worth, TX, 76109.  The Rev. Sandi Michels will preside and preach. Lundelius was ordained a deacon in 1984 in the Episcopal Church in North Texas, then known as the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, and to the priesthood in 1991…

General Convention to proceed with some changes

The Episcopal News Service has announced that “The 80th General Convention will proceed in person this July in Baltimore, Maryland, but it likely will be shorter and smaller, with enhanced safety protocols to further minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections, according to an outline of potential changes presented May 11 by The Episcopal Church’s presiding officers.” Read the ENS story While details are still to be worked out, this decision to continue with General Convention this summer matters to our diocese…

ECNTX Altar Guild members invited to EDOT retreat

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, along with Kate Canby,  director of the diocesan Altar Guild, have extended a warm invitation to the churches in the Episcopal Church in North Texas to join in the EDOT Altar Guild Retreat at Camp Allen June 2-4. The Reunion 2022.org website said, “This year’s retreat topics will cover linen care, the handling of silver, brass and oil base candles, flower arrangement and spiritual practices for the Altar…

Alan Bentrup installed as rector at St. Martin’s, Keller

The Rev. Alan Bentrup was installed as rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, by Bishop Scott Mayer. Bentrup was elected rector in June 2021. His first Sunday was August 1, 2021. As it has done at other congregations, the Covid19 pandemic delayed the Celebration of a New Ministry service at St. Martin’s for some months. The preacher was Bentrup’s close friend, the Rev. Canon Jim Hartley, canon pastor at Trinity Cathedral, Columbia, South Carolina, in the Diocese…