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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…

Meet with Bishop Scott Mayer about reunion with Texas

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 7 pm, Episcopalians lay and ordained from all congregations are invited to meet with Bishop Scott Mayer to discuss reunion with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. The meeting is at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109 Please register so we know how many to expect.  

The Rev. Bill Stanford to retire

The Rev. Bill Stanford, rector of St. Christopher, Fort Worth, will retire on Sunday, May 1, 2022, after 35 years in ordained ministry. Stanford’s last Sunday was April 24. There will be a reception in his honor on Sunday, May 1, immediately following the 9:30 am service at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5709 Wedgwood, Fort Worth, TX 76133, where St. Christopher currently is worshiping. Stanford graduated from Nashotah House Seminary in 1987. His first assignment was at St. Andrew’s Episcopal…

Celebration of new ministry at St. Martin’s, May 5, 2022

In a Celebration of New Ministry, Bishop Scott Mayer will formally install the Rev. Alan Bentrup as rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, at 7 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022. A reception will follow. All are welcome. Clergy will wear white stoles. Bentrup was elected rector in June 2021. His first Sunday was August 1, 2021. Before coming to St. Martin’s, Bentrup served as Canon for Evangelism and Mission for the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He is the co-founder and…

Bishop Mayer’s Pastoral Letter

This is the Pastoral Letter about reunification with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas that was read at all worship services on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2022. Download a PDF of the letter.  

ECNTX exploring reunification with Diocese of Texas

April 22, 2022 Statement from the Episcopal Church in North Texas and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas The Episcopal Church in North Texas (ECNTX) and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (EDOT) are in the process of exploring reunification. The Episcopal Church in North Texas was born out of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (1849), becoming part of the Missionary District of Northern Texas (1874), then part of the new Diocese of Dallas (1895), then becoming the Episcopal Diocese of Fort…

Father William Stanford Retirement Festivities

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Fort Worth has planned a two special celebrations.  They are jointly celebrating their 1st Anniversary of the St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Alliance, and Father William Stanford’s Retirement.  Father Stanford will be conducting his final service after 35 years of service to the Lord on April 24th. You are invited to join in these Celebrations: Sunday April 24th 9:00am Combined Service with potluck luncheon to follow Sunday May 1 Retirement Reception…

St. Martin’s Easter Festival April 24

Easter Sunday just the beginning of celebrating  Jesus’ resurrection – the Easter Season lasts 50 days. At St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, TX 76248, the fun continues on April 24, the Second Sunday of Easter, from 12-2 pm with their Easter Festival! Here’s the details from St. Martin’s: This will be a great time of fellowship, fun, and community, with a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, photo booth and a hot dog lunch provided by…

Unbridled hope – Bishop Scott Mayer’s Easter message

This is Bishop Scott Mayer’s Easter message to the diocese. ——— Easter once again demands our attention, refusing to let its amazing message of hope unbridled be ignored. The Earth itself is Easter’s ally in this, demonstrating victory over death with every green blade of grass, every daffodil that lifts its trumpet head, every iris flag that waves in the breeze. Birds add song and color to this annual spectacle of new and renewed life, making it hard to remain…