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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 …

St.Christopher: “navigating unknown, but healing, waters”

This story was written by Marti Fagley, senior warden of St. Christopher Episcopal Church, now worshiping at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5709 Wedgwood, Fort Worth, TX 76133. (See map below.) They were forced to move out of their historic building when the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear an appeal of the Texas Supreme Court order giving Episcopal Church property to people who left The Episcopal Church in 2008. ——————— On April 19, our parish moved out…

St. Mary’s Hillsboro: Episcopalian as a verb

This is the reflection the Rev. Paula Jefferson of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, wrote after she spent a recent afternoon working with the people of St. Mary’s, Hillsboro. St. Mary’s is one of the congregations shut out of their building after the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear our appeal, letting stand the judgment of the Texas Supreme Court awarding Episcopal Church property to a group that left The Episcopal Church in 2008. Jefferson leads worship at St.…

The preaching role of deacons

On May 25, 2021, the Rev. Tracie Middleton, president of the Association for Episcopal Deacons, and deacon serving at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, part of The Episcopal Church in North Texas, took part in “The Word and the World, The Preaching Role of Vocational Deacons,” a panel discussion presented by the CEEP Network and the Episcopal Preaching Foundation. Other panelists were the Rev. Dr. William [Bill] Rich, vicar of Trinity Church Boston; the Rev. Kim Jackson, vicar of the…

St. Alban’s needs part-time secretary

St. Alban’s, Arlington is looking for a part-time parish secretary.  $15 per hour, 12 hours per week, days and hours negotiable.   St. Alban’s has a cadre of competent office volunteers to help with documents, filing, copying, mail, reception, etc.  For more information contact the Rev.  Kevin Johnson, kevin.johnson@edfw.org . Parish Secretary job description

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.…