Featured live streamed services 2021

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 name to people who left The Episcopal Church in 2008.  Please be aware that the group now using the name Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is not part of The Episcopal Church, but is instead part of a group calling itself the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). This group is not part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.  While some ACNA dioceses do ordain women, the ACNA diocese calling itself the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth does not. They are not welcoming of out LGBTQ people. They use a different prayer book. Their priests are not Episcopal priests.
Here is a list of our congregations that are affiliated with The Episcopal Church.

Third SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, JUNE 13, 2021

On the Third Sunday after Pentecost, we are featuring the 11:15 am of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, worshiping in the chapel at All Saints’ School, 9700 Saints’ Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76108.  The service is live streamed here

The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer will be the preacher and presider. The Rev. Christopher Jambor is the rector, and the Rev. Lynne M. Waltman and the Rev. Maddie Hill are assisting priests. Mr. Clive Driskill-Smith is the organist/choirmaster.

This service will be the world premiere of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, commissioned for the parish’s 75th anniversary by the rector. They will be sung by the Evensong Choir: Katie Dunn Powell, Karen Farnell, Philip Johnson, and Mike Farnell. The settings were composed by Joanna Marsh, a British composer who lives in London and Dubai.

You can download the worship bulletin here.  On Sunday morning you can read the text of the sermon here.

On the church website, the rector writes, “We, the community of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, are called to bring all people to a closer relationship with God and each other in Jesus Christ. . . Whether we are offering or receiving ministry, the connections we make with others bring us closer to God in Christ. All Saints’ offers many paths for ministry. These include programs and events that welcome both young and old, both newcomers and long-time members. From one-time opportunities to long-term commitments, there is something for everyone!”

HISTORY

All Saints’ Episcopal Church has been serving west Fort Worth for more than 70 years. The church was started as a mission on June 16, 1946 and was elevated to a parish church two years later.

In 1949, the Rev. Canon James P. DeWolfe, Jr. was called as the church’s second rector and held the position until he retired in 1984.

All Saints’ became the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Fort Worth in 1986. In 1991, the church renounced its Cathedral status and reverted to the status of Parish church. The church celebrated its Golden Jubilee (fiftieth anniversary) in 1996. All Saints’ celebrated its 75 year anniversary in 2020. In 2021, the congregation was forced to move out of its historic building as a result of The Supreme Court of the United States declining to hear an appeal of the decision of the Texas Supreme Court to award Episcopal Church property to a group that left The Episcopal Church in 2008.

The congregation continues its faithful worship and outreach ministries while worshiping in the school chapel and officing out of a  building at 4936 Dexter Avenue.

Other live streamed services

Other live streamed services are available as well:

St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/stlukesstephenville/

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller
10:30 am
https://www.youtube.com/user/stmartinkeller
https://www.facebook.com/stmartinkellertx/

Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/fortworthtrinity/
https://www.youtube.com/user/trinityepiscopalfw

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdGranbury/

St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Theatre Arlington
10 am on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays
https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansArlington

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
11:15 am
https://www.asecfw.org/livestream

Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 2021

On the Sunday after Pentecost, we are featuring St. Alban’s Episcopal Church worshiping in Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX, 76010.  Due to construction in the theatre, they currently are holding worship at 10:00 a.m. in the Theatre Arlington Education Building across the street from Theatre Arlington at 316 W. Main Street. The serviced also is live streamed on Facebook. Masks are required for indoor worship. In person worship is not held on the 2nd Sunday of each month

You can download the worship bulletin here. The Rev. Kevin Johnson is the presider and the preacher.  The musician is John Dosher. On Sunday morning you can read the text of the sermon here.

​​Since 2008, St. Alban’s has been been the only Episcopal Church serving Arlington, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie. Here is what St. Alban’s says about who they are: “St. Alban’s is an open, affirming, and inclusive Christian community. No matter where you are on your faith journey, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, marital status, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. St. Alban’s not only welcomes you just as you are, but beyond that, appreciates you, values your perspective, and eagerly wants to get to know the real you!”

History

“St. Alban’s was the first Episcopal parish established in Arlington. There were only 16 in attendance at the first service on January 12, 1947. In those earliest days, worship was held in private residences, the First Christian Church, and even a local dance hall — which makes our current home at Theatre Arlington feel like a perfect fit.

“​​In 1951, a church building was erected at 911 S. Davis Street. Episcopalians worshiped there regularly until November 2008, when the former bishop, clergy, and delegates to the diocesan convention elected to leave The Episcopal Church, claiming ownership of the property on S. Davis.

​”Though sad to leave their lovely church home, many faithful Episcopalians were determined to continue the inclusive mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church. Worshipers from Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Mansfield established our current home at Theatre Arlington. We continue to be part of The Episcopal Church in North Texas. We are glad to gather at Theatre Arlington as The Episcopal Church in Arlington and we know that, wherever we worship, God is there with us.”

Other live streamed services are available as well:

St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/stlukesstephenville/

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller
10:30 am
https://www.youtube.com/user/stmartinkeller
https://www.facebook.com/stmartinkellertx/

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
11:15 am
https://www.asecfw.org/livestream

Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/fortworthtrinity/
https://www.youtube.com/user/trinityepiscopalfw

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdGranbury/

St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Theatre Arlington
10 am on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays
https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansArlington

First Sunday after pentecost, trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021

On Trinity Sunday, we are featuring The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury. They will live stream their service at 9:30 am on their Facebook Page as well as broadcast to their church parking lot on  FM radio @ 93.5. You can download the worship bulletin here.

The Very Rev.  Doug Travis, priest in charge, will preach and preside. He is a Dean and President Emeritus of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin where he served for seven years, six as president. Prior to that Travis served four parishes, two of them as rector. He holds four graduate degrees, including a Doctor of Ministry from the Perkins School of Theology at SMU. In 2008 Travis was granted an honorary doctorate by The General Theological Seminary in New York.

The Rev . Leslie Guinn is the assisting clergy. Dr. Iwao Asakura is the director of music arts, and Ms. Mitzi Ames is the organist.

Good Shepherd  was founded in 1972 as a mission, became a parish in 1981, and was located for many years at 3600 Fall Creek Highway in Acton. In 2008, the Episcopalians of Good Shepherd were forced out of their historic building and found alternative worship spaces, where they thrived. Since September 22, 2019, the congregation has been in their brand new building, located on Acton Highway between Granbury and Acton, at 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury/Acton.

Good Shepherd’s website says, “We enjoy our friendships, our outreach and our worship. Good Shepherd is a happy church with happy, active members who strive to express the love of Jesus to all we serve.”

Other live streamed services are available as well:

St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/stlukesstephenville/

St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Theatre Arlington
10 am on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays
https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansArlington

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller
10:30 am
https://www.youtube.com/user/stmartinkeller
https://www.facebook.com/stmartinkellertx/

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
11:15 am
https://www.asecfw.org/livestream

Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/fortworthtrinity/
https://www.youtube.com/user/trinityepiscopalfw

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdGranbury/

Pentecost, May 23, 2021

On Pentecost, May 23, 2021, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will be featured at 9:30 am – Holy Eucharist Rite II live streamed on Facebook and YouTube. You can download the worship bulletin here.

The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace, rector, and the presider will be the Rev. Amy Haynie, associate rector. The deacon is the Rev. Tracie Middleton. The organist is Debora Clark. Trinity is one of the oldest parishes in our diocese, having been founded in 1893.

“Trinity Episcopal Church is proud of its warm and welcoming environment. We are a church with young families, children, teens, seniors, and those in the middle. The one thing we have in common is that we are all trying to make sense out of life, and we believe that comes with an understanding of God. We believe the best window that we have into the mind of God is Jesus.” From Trinity’a website

Other live streamed services are available as well:

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdGranbury/

St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville
9:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/stlukesstephenville/

St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Theatre Arlington
10 am on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays
https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansArlington

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller
10:30 am
https://www.youtube.com/user/stmartinkeller
https://www.facebook.com/stmartinkellertx/

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
11:15 am
https://www.asecfw.org/livestream

Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth
9:30 am
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