Pentecost worship in the diocese

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. The complete list of online worship opportunities is below. Wear red!

The liturgical color for the day is red. Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of our church year.  The word means “the fiftieth day” and appears in both the Hebrew and the Christian scriptures.

In the Hebrew scriptures, it was a celebration focusing on the harvesting of first fruits. For us, Pentecost is the seventh Sunday after Easter.  It emphasizes that “the church is understood as the body of Christ which is drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit. Some understand Pentecost to be the origin and sending out of the church into the world.”

According to the glossary of terms on the website of The Episcopal Church,  “Josephus referred to Pentecost as the fiftieth day after the first day of Passover. The term is used in the NT to refer to the coming of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1), shortly after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension. Christians came to understand the meaning of Pentecost in terms of the gift of the Spirit. The Pentecost event was the fulfillment of a promise which Jesus gave concerning the return of the Holy Spirit.”

Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Join one of our congregations at worship

ARLINGTON

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
holding services at Theatre Arlington
will have Pentecost in the Park at 10 am,
Meadowbrook Park Pavilion, 1300 E. Dugan St. , Arlington 76010.
Everyone is invited to bring chairs, a picnic lunch, and beverages to
enjoy fellowship after the service. Masks required, wearing red
encouraged.

DECATUR

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 
905 S. Church Street
Decatur, TX  76234
10 am  Outdoor in-person worship on lawn at church
Mailing address: P.O. Box 22, Decatur, TX, 76234
Phone: 940-222-8705

FORT WORTH

All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Now worshiping at
All Saints Chapel
All Saints’ Episcopal School
9700 Saints’ Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76108
9 am;  10:10 am; 11:15 am – Special music for Pentecost
Phone: 817-732-1424

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
meeting online
Phone: 817-926-8277

St. Christopher Episcopal Church
Now worshiping at
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
5709 Wedgwood
Fort Worth, TX 76133
2 pm Sunday; also streaming services via Facebook
Phone: 817-926-8277

St. Elisabeth’s & Christ the King Episcopal Church
The congregation has dispersed, worshiping with other Episcopal congregations

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church
10 am worship
3021 East Rosedale, Ft. Worth, TX 76105
First Sunday in their new space
Everyone invited to wear red for Pentecost
Phone: 817-534-4925

St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church
holding services with St. Christopher Episcopal Church,

Trinity Episcopal Church
3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109
8 a.m. Rite I (In Person, Indoors)
9:30 a.m. Rite II (In Person, Indoors, and Online)
12 p.m. Folk Mass (In Person, Outdoors)
Phone: 817-926-4631

GRANBURY

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
4530 Acton Highway, Granbury, TX 76049
9:30 am Worshiping in person safely
Parking lot service as well
Phone: 817-326-6074

HAMILTON

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church of Hamilton County
1101 S. Rice (Hwy. 281 South), Hamilton, TX 76531
Mailing Address: PO Box 562, Hamilton, TX 76531
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Worship

HILLSBORO

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
225 E. Elm St.
Hillsboro, TX 76645
11:00 am – Worship
Contact: David Skelton 254-582-2255
Mailing address:
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
c/o David Skelton
109 Corsicana Street
Hillsboro, TX 76645

HURST/MID CITIES

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
463 W. Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054-2941
Southeast corner of Harwood at Hurstview, in the Village Plaza Shopping Center
Worshiping in person on first Sunday of the month. People are
asked to sign up for either the 9 am or the 11 am service before Sunday.
If you are newcomer to St. Stephen’s, email Allison.Liles at edfw.org to sign up.
Numbers are limited, masks are required, and temperatures are checked.
This in-person service is live streamed via their Facebook page.
On other Sundays, the congregation is worshiping virtually with the
featured live streamed congregation at Facebook.com/EpiscopalNTX

KELLER/SOUTHLAKE

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248
10:30 am
Will be recognizing graduating high school seniors.
Some seniors will speak and the
Rev. Paula Jefferson will give a brief homily.
Limited in person & parking lot worship
Phone: 817-431-2396

STEPHENVILLE

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, TX 76401
Mailing address: PO Box 2506, Stephenville, TX  76401
Streaming worship 10 am Sunday
Check website for details
Phone: 254-968-6949

WICHITA FALLS

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls:
Now worshiping at
Park Place Christian Church
4400 Call Field Rd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
8 am Sunday
Phone: 940-692-3982
Contact: The Rev. Topher Rodgers
Christopher.rodgers@edfw.org
940-867-9576