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St. Martin’s, DOK hosting Quiet Day

St. Martin-in-the-Fields and its Daughters of the King chapter are pleased to invite women and female-identifying folk of the Diocese to a Lenten Quiet Day, led by Katie Sherrod. The event will be on Saturday, March 19, 2022, in St. Martin’s large parish hall at 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller 76248. Women of the Passion is a Lenten Quiet Day led by Katie Sherrod. We will create a community to experience the Passion through the eyes of some of the women…

Bishop Mayer issues statement on transgender children

This is the statement Bishop Scott Mayer issued in response to recent actions taken by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. —————— I am writing to express how deeply disturbed I am by the actions of Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott in their attempts to define medical care for transgender and non-gender conforming children as child abuse, an action aimed at parents, medical teams, teachers, and all who care for these children. These…

St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, prevails in bequest dispute with ACNA

[Episcopal News Service] A county court has affirmed that a North Texas Episcopal congregation is entitled to a large bequest from a former parishioner, rejecting the claim to the money made by a breakaway congregation that is aligned with the Anglican Church in North America, or ACNA. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hillsboro received more than $1.3 million from the estate of Hendley McDonald after he died in 2017. ACNA officials laid claim to the bequest, arguing the money rightfully belonged to…

Ash Wednesday services

The Christian Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for 40 days (not counting Sundays) before culminating in Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday 2022 is on March 2 this year. Easter Sunday is April 17. On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians, along with many other Christians in different traditions, wear a smudgy cross of ash on our foreheads to remind us of our mortality. This ancient ritual links us to countless generations who have turned humbly to God…

The Rev. Maurine (Mo) Lewis 1942-2022

UPDATE: The funeral has been postponed until 1 pm Friday, February 25. It will be live streamed. See details below. Masks are strongly recommended for people attending in person.  Download the worship leaflet here. The Rev. Maurine Ann (Mo) Lewis died February 13, 2022, after a short illness. The memorial service will be at 1 pm Thursday, February 24, 2022, 1 pm Friday, February 25, 2022, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Fort Worth, TX 76109. Clergy: cassock,…

Are you ready for Mardi Gras fun?

Are you ready to kick back and have some fun? The East Fort Worth Community Jazz Band and St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church will be celebrating Mardi Gras with a FUNraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 1, at the Lions Club, 6013 Craig St, Fort Worth, TX, 76112. Masks and social distancing will be required to keep everyone safe amidst the fun. Tickets are $20 each, which includes gumbo, dessert, a drink, jazz, and dancing.…

Canon Janet Waggoner on Utah slate for bishop

The Rev. Dr. Janet Waggoner, canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Church in North Texas, has been named to the three-person slate of candidates for bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. The other two candidates are the Rev. Canon Dr. Rob Droste, canon for Congregational Development and Mission, Diocese of New Jersey; and the Rev. Phyllis Spiegel, rector, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, West Chester, PA. According to the Utah diocesan website, “Our 12th Episcopal bishop will be elected…

Bishop Mayer issues a call for prayers

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a call for prayers for our Jewish neighbors in Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, for the man holding the hostages, and for the first responders trying to bring about a peaceful end to the situation. ———– On Saturday morning, as members of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville gathered for Sabbath worship, a man reportedly carrying a gun interrupted the service and took at least four people, including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, hostage. The Colleyville Police Department,…

Prayer Cycle January 2022 through January 2023

The churches and people of the Episcopal Church in North Texas pray continuously for each other, for our brothers and sisters throughout the Anglican Communion, and for those who have separated from us. Download Prayer Cycles The diocesan prayer cycle offers two PDF documents for the entire calendar year. ECNTX Sunday Prayer Cycle – January 2022 through January 2023 ECNTX Daily Prayer Cycle – January 2022 through January 2023 Throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, daily prayer for provinces, dioceses, and…

Tested positive for Covid? Here’s what you need to know.

You’ve been exposed to COVID-19, or you’ve tested positive. Now what? by Alexis Allison, Fort Worth Report January 6, 2022 As one in three molecular tests in Texas returns positive for COVID-19 — the highest positivity rate in the state since the pandemic began — it’s likely you know someone who’s sick or exposed. And with news of treatment shortages and shifting federal guidelines, navigating a loved one’s or your own illness can feel overwhelming. So, we’ve put together a local…

Bible study in Jerusalem with Dr. Wil Gafney

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, the Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, will lead a 15-day study  July 11-26 at the Notre Dame de Sion Centre for Biblical Formation in Jerusalem. The cost is $3,300 plus airfare. “The fee includes, tuition, accommodation, full board, excursions, domestic travel, entrance fees and gratuities. Registered participants are given access to a program webpage with readings, itinerary, schedule and planning information,” according to the Centre’s website. “The…

Year-end contributions

As you pray over your year-end donations for 2021, please consider making a donation to the Episcopal Church in North Texas. This will help support diocesan ministries  and support to congregations, including mission and outreach grants. There are several options for your gift: A gift to a specific ministry, organization, or group, such as the United Thank Offering (UTO), Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), the diocesan disaster relief/recovery fund, Christian education, support to seminarians, or scholarships to Education for Ministry…

Christmas Eve services

The congregations of the Episcopal Church in North Texas invite you to spend Christmas Eve with them. Bishop Scott Mayer’s Christmas Message Watch Bishop Mayer’s Christmas Message, and/or read the text. services ARLINGTON St. Alban’s Episcopal Church holding services at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX 76010 Christmas Eve Las Posadas Procession Event, a reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for a place to welcome Baby Jesus, followed by Holy Communion 3 pm Friday, December 24, in Theatre Arlington…

We are all Mary

This is Bishop Scott Mayer’s Christmas message to the Episcopal Church in North Texas. Watch it below or on YouTube. The video is close captioned. Or you can read the text of the message below.   We are all Mary   As we have moved through Advent, we have kindled one candle after another to lighten the gloom of the mid-winter world. Those candles illuminate the approach of Christmas, preparations for which began very early as people hunger for cheer…

Blue Christmas services

The holidays are often the loneliest time of the year for those who have experienced some kind of recent —  or not so recent — loss in their lives. Whether the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, death of a dear pet, loss of health, or some other loss, a Blue Christmas service is space in which to acknowledge our losses and our pain, and to take comfort in God’s love and care for us, especially…

Chanta Bhan ordained priest at All Saints’ School

Marcia Chanta Bhan was ordained to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, in the All Saints’ Chapel at the All Saints’ Episcopal School. The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher, Regional Canon for the Central Region of the Diocese of Massachusetts, was the preacher. The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Episcopal Church in North Texas, assisted. The Rev. Bhan is the Interim Middle School and Upper…