Posts by Katie Sherrod

Posts by Katie Sherrod

Mission and Outreach Grants for 2022 announced

Mission and Outreach grants for 2022 have been announced and checks have been delivered to the recipients. WITHIN THE DIOCESE St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller – Service Sunday – $2,000 St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller – Good News Garden – $1,000 St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller – Building Bridges – $3,361.50 St. Luke’s, Stephenville – Food Pantry Red Door Cupboard and Increased Food Distribution – $5,000 St. Luke’s, Stephenville – ECM Red Door Lunches / Student Lunches – $2,500 St. Luke’s, Stephenville – ECM Studies and…

Godly Play Core Training offered at Trinity Fort Worth

Godly Play Core Training will be offered on August 4, 5, and 6 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109. See map below. The training is a 3-day retreat style setting. Dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday and Saturday are included in the cost of registration, which is $355 per person. The trainer is Cynthia Hill, Ph.D. Training Schedule: Thursday, August 4, 1p-9p Friday, August 5, 9a-5p Saturday, August 6, 9a-5p Click here for the…

The Episcopal Church of North Texas Votes Unanimously to Reunite with The Episcopal Diocese of Texas

JUNE 18, 2022: The Episcopal Church in North Texas, (ECNTX) formerly the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, today voted overwhelmingly to reunite with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (EDOT). The vote was the sole business of a Special Meeting of Diocesan Convention at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The vote for reuniting was 69 to 0. This action follows the June 9, 2022, reconvening of the 173rd Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas that also overwhelmingly voted to reunite…

St. Christopher, Fort Worth, calls the Rev. Paula Jefferson

The vestry of St. Christopher Fort Worth has announced that they have called the Rev. Paula K. Jefferson  to be their Priest-in-Charge, She will begin August 1, 2022. St. Christopher is worshiping at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5709 Wedgwood, Fort Worth, TX 76133, since they lost their building in 2021. Jefferson was ordained on December 15, 2020, by Bishop Scott Mayer. She has been a 24-year member of St. Martin’s in the Fields, Keller.  Since her ordination she has been…

Resolution 1 and Reunion Agreement

Resolution 1 This is the resolution the Diocesan Convention will vote on at the Special Meeting  on June 18, 2022, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Download Resolution 1 Reunion Agreement This is the Agreement of Reunion of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the Episcopal Church in North Texas. Download the Agreement of Reunion

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

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. Bishop Mayer’s Convention Address will be his sermon. UPDATES 6/15/2022 – If you are attending worship via the live stream, download the worship leaflet here. It also contains the Convention agenda and the text of the resolution on reunion. UPDATED 6/14/2022 – The offering at Opening Worship of the Special Meeting of Diocesan…

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…