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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.…

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…

2021 Mission and Outreach Grants awarded

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Church in North Texas has awarded $28,500 in grants for Mission Within the Diocese and $7,893.50 in grants for Mission Beyond the Diocese. The committee, chaired by the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles of St. Stephen’s, Hurst; and including Dr. Jane Dennis of St. Luke’s, Stephenville; Mr. Keen Haynes of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller; and the Rev. Karen Calafat of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, met in mid-May to go over grant…

Diocesan picnic June 26

In order that we might come together as a diocesan community for mutual support and enjoyment of one another in this time of transition for so many in our diocese, everyone is invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 26, on the grounds of All Saints Episcopal School, 9700 Saints Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76108. Map below. Worship will be at noon, and will include confirmations from many congregations. Dress is casual. After worship, there will a picnic with all…

Lay leader Ian Moore died

Ian Moore, verger at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury and a lay leader in The Episcopal Church in North Texas diocese, died April 30, 2021. Moore was born on September 4, 1943 in Canada, and baptized at St. Cyprian, Church of England in Montreal, Canada. A Memorial Service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Acton, Texas at 11am Saturday May 8, 2021. The entire service will be livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdGranbury/videos/ In the announcement…

Ruth Woodliff-Stanley elected bishop of South Carolina

The Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley was elected the 15th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina on the second ballot on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in an election held at a Special Meeting of Convention. Assuming the required consents are given, she will be consecrated October 2, 2021. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, rector of St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington, also was on the five-person slate. In its report of her election, the diocese wrote, “Once consecrated in October, Bishop-elect Woodliff-Stanley…

Who we are … and who is not us

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. Our name has changed, and the locations where some of our congregations are worshiping have changed, but our loving, liberating, life giving God has not. Please be aware that the group now…

Good Shepherd Granbury marks 50th Anniversary

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury marked the beginning of their 50th year on the Fourth Sunday in Easter, which is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The Rev. Doug Travis is the priest in charge. The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer celebrated and preached to a masked and safely distanced congregation, while others participated from their cars in the parking lot. Since the pandemic began, Good Shepherd has been broadcasting worship to their parking lot via FM…

DOK 2021 Spring Assembly

The Daughters of the King Spring Assembly will be held via ZOOM at 9 am on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Vice-president Donna Clopton will be the moderator. Please request the Zoom link from Clopton at dclopton10 at yahoo.com. Schedule 9:00 – 9:30 am – Morning Prayer 9:30 – 10:00 am – Introductions/Greetings and Prayer list 10:00 – 10:15 am – Break (if needed) 10:15 – 10:45 am – Lenten Meditation by the Rev. Leslie Guinn 10:50 – 11:15 am – Business…

Join Palm Sunday Procession

We need you, your cars, and your love for Jesus. St. Luke’s has hosted the diocesan worship services for a year. This will be our last Easter to have access to St. Luke’s in the Meadow’s building, so let’s celebrate all the love, worship, and outreach that has happened there while singing Hosanna to Jesus. Here’s how you can help us do that. The diocesan worship service for Palm Sunday will feature a procession — and since we can’t process…

Bishop Andy Doyle and Lutheran Bishop Erik Gronberg write in support

Bishop Andy Doyle, Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and Bishop Erik Gronberg, Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, have both written letters to Bishop Scott Mayer expressing their dismay in the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States declining to take our cases, and to express their support for the Episcopalians in North Central Texas. Letter from Bishop Doyle, Diocese of Texas Bishop Doyle wrote to Bishop Mayer and to the Rev. Karen Calafat,…

Bishop Mayer issues new requirements related to Covid 19

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued new requirements related to Covid 19. ——— FROM THE RIGHT REV. J. SCOTT MAYER Bishop Provisional Episcopalians of North Central Texas Thursday, March 4, 2021 Greetings in the name of our loving, liberating, life-giving God – Texas and national public health officials are clear that the spread of the Covid 19 virus has been slowed as more people have gotten vaccinated, masks have been worn consistently, and people have stayed safely physically distanced. There has…

Bishop Scott Mayer’s Message to the Diocese

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued this message to the diocese in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States not to hear our appeal of the decision of Texas Supreme Court that awards more than $100 million in Episcopal Church property to a group that broke away from The  Episcopal Church. Watch the video on YouTube or below. Read the text of the bishop’s message The news that the Supreme Court of the United States…

US Supreme Court declines to hear case

On February 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear our cases, which means the decision of the Texas Supreme Court stands. (20-534) ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH V. DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH, ET AL. (20-536) THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ET AL. V. DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH, ET AL. Bishop Scott Mayer said, “I know this is a disappointment to us all, but as followers of Jesus Christ, we live in hope.” “Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry of…