Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Stephen’s Hurst on Sunday, November 7, 2021, for a worship service in a pavilion in Smith/Barfield Park in Hurst.
The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles baptized Zoe Rene’ Righeni, and the bishop confirmed Katherine Marie Roemer, and received Victoria Guarnieri.
In his sermon on this All Saint’s Day, Bishop Mayer said, “It is appropriate that we renew our baptismal vows on this Sunday after All Saints Day, as baptism speaks to our union with ALL who have been baptized with Christ – from the time when Jesus stepped into the Jordan River to be baptized by John, to the present time, to time beyond our time.
“Today’s celebration is more than a remembrance of the saints of the past. It’s an outward, visible expression of our union with all the baptized within the mystical Body of Christ. The saints participate in our worship. They pray with us and pray for us, and they encourage us by their witness and example. And today we recall when we stepped into that same Jordan River – metaphorically speaking – with Jesus and all the saints – past, present, and future.”