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Clergy offer events as part of Season of Hope, Help, and Healing

The Circle of Clergy, a group of Black clergy and white, interfaith clergy allies who include clergy from our diocese, is offering Unity Across the City, A Season of Hope, Help, and Healing for the Community. The goal is to build unity in the community across racial lines to foster hope, help, and healing in the wake of the tragic death of Miss Atatiana Jefferson on October 12, 2019.  The trial of the police officer who shot her is soon…

St. Martin, Keller, looking for nursery director and nursery assistants

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248, is currently looking for one Nursery Director and 2-3 Nursery Assistants. Applicants must be polite, friendly, and courteous to all children, parents, and volunteers. The Nursery works closely with the Children’s Minister to nurture and prepare children in Christian Formation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully…

Richard Chowning memorial Service August 7

The memorial service for lay leader Richard Chowning will be at 2 pm Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School,  9700 Saints Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76108. Chowning died Friday, July 10, 2020. Richard is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Evans Chowning, also a lay leader in the diocese; his daughters, Courtney Chowning Atkinson and Ashlye Stewart Harris (husband Robert), grandson Avery Chowning Atkinson, brother in law, David Fromme (wife Sheryl) and…

New training system for safeguarding courses

The company that creates and maintains the diocese’s online safeguarding courses, Praesidium, is upgrading to a new training system, the Praesidium Academy, this month. Anyone who has a login to the current system and has taken at least one course module since 2017 should receive access to the new system via a system generated email. If you do not receive a system generated email and need to access the course catalogue, contact Michele King (817-534-1900 or at michele.king@ecntx.org) on the bishop’s…

Memorial service for Bishop Sam Hulsey August 6

The memorial service for the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey is scheduled for 10 am, Friday August 6, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth 76109. Hulsey died on August 6, 2020, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, his favorite feast day. He died at Selby Hill, his beloved family homestead in Parker County. He was 88 years old. Read more here. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle; his daughter, Ashley Louise Hulsey and her husband,…

St. Martin’s offering Godly Play® training

Godly Play® is a curriculum designed for young children to introduce them in engaging ways to the stories of the Bible. For more information about the program, see the Godly Play® Foundation website. On Saturday, July 31, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Dr. Suzi Robertson, an international trainer in Godly Play® will lead training at St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, Keller, at 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248. See map below. The training will be in the Godly Play®…

Ted Clarkson ordination

Bishop Scott Mayer ordained Ted Clarkson to the priesthood on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas. The Rev. Casey Shobe, rector, preached. Bishop Mayer presided. Clarkson is on staff at Transfiguration as curate. Watch the service below or on YouTube. Read the sermon the Rev. Casey Shobe preached See more photos at the diocesan Flickr Gallery

Diocesan offices closed July 24 – August 1

The diocesan office will be closed and the staff on vacation from Saturday, July 24 through Sunday, August 1. Clergy have been notified of how to reach the canon and/or the bishop in an emergency. 32. For the Good Use of Leisure O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our spirits may be…

The work continues

At the 2019 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland spoke powerfully about racial justice and reparations. The convention responded with a resolution that called for the establishment of a Commission on Racial Justice and Reparations. The pandemic intervened, but the work did not stop. Then the incomprehensible conclusion to our property litigation happened right on the heels of a record cold spell. But even as the people of our diocese grieve, reflect on loss, and, in some cases, get…

Ted Clarkson to be ordained priest July 8, 2021

The Right Reverend J. Scott Mayer, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in North Texas, will ordain Ted Hamby Clarkson, Jr. to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic Church on The Feast of Priscilla and Aquila on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 7 pm at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road Dallas, Texas, 75254. Please register in advance at www.Transfiguration.net/rsvp The Rev. R. Casey Shobe, D.Min., rector of Transfiguration, will preach. The service will be…

Trinity FW looking for director of family life

Trinity Fort Worth is looking for a director of family life. https://www.fortworthtrinity.org/about/staff/careers-at-trinity/ Director of Family Life About Trinity Episcopal Church:  Trinity Episcopal Church is in Fort Worth, Texas, in the diocese of the Episcopal Church in North Texas. We averaged 250+ Sunday attendance before the Coronavirus pandemic. Trinity has a vibrant core of families with children and youth. Trinity also has a preschool that maintains a stable enrollment and waiting list. As we emerge from the pandemic and from building…

St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, worships in new space

The congregation of St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, who earlier this year lost their historic building to people who left The Episcopal Church, worshiped in their new space on Sunday, June 27, 2021. For several weeks, they worshiped in a borrowed office space while they looked for something more permanent. Then a local businessman offered them a vacant bank drive-through facility on a main street in town. All they had to do was clean it up and do some mechanical repairs. They…

2021 diocesan picnic a hit

More than 150 people from congregations from Wichita Falls to Hillsboro enjoyed a fun afternoon with good friends and good food at the 2021 diocesan picnic. The event began with a worship service in which people from six congregations were confirmed, received, or reaffirmed their faith. Bishop Scott Mayer said in his sermon, “Today the Episcopal Church in North Texas gathers together from all parts of the diocese, ranging from Wichita Falls to Hillsboro, a tremendous turnout, to celebrate the…

Dr. Wil Gafney named Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible

Dr. Wil Gafney has been named The Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible effective June 1, 2021. Dr. Gafney joined the Brite faculty in Fall 2014 as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible. Dr. Gafney holds a M.Div. from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Duke University. She embodies a passion for teaching and a commitment to students in all of Brite’s masters and doctoral programs. Dr. Gafney is…

St. Martin’s Keller calls new rector

In a June 23 letter to the congregation of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, Senior Warden Keen Haynes wrote, “Dear Parish Family, It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Vestry has elected the candidate recommended by the Search Committee, the Rev. Canon Alan D. Bentrup, as the new Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.” Bentrup, a Fort Worth native, will  start at St. Martin’s on July 26. His first Sunday will be August 1. He currently serves as Canon…

Bp. Mayer visits All Saints’, Fort Worth

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’, Fort Worth, now worshiping in the chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School, 9700 Saints’ Circle,Fort Worth, TX,76108. Bishop Mayer presided and preached. 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. View a Flickr Album with more than 100 photos of the day. You can view the archived live stream of …