Council 2020

February 20 – 22, 2020
American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, TX

With the eyes of our hearts enlightened. | “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which God has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19a (NIV)

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Reports & Communications

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"With the Eyes of our Hearts Enlightened" – the Bishop's Address

The Rt. Rev. David Reed addresses the 116th Annual Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, inviting the assembly to “Consider this Council [as giving] us the optimal lenses through which we can see more clearly—see one another, see the world, see God, see the way Jesus would have us go. Word andContinue reading “"With the Eyes of our Hearts Enlightened" – the Bishop's Address”

"Short and Sweet" – Report of the Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas

Dan Butt, Executive Director of the Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas, shares the history and recent 2019 performance of the Foundation. Dan shares, “The Foundation was created to invest for the diocese, its churches and schools and affiliated institutions. The current investment program has been in existence for a little over 20 years –Continue reading “"Short and Sweet" – Report of the Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas”

Opening Prayers & Welcome

Prayers led by the Rt. Rev. Sue Briner, Bishop of the Southwestern Texas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA). Following the Opening Prayers, Bishop Briner extended greetings to the assembled Council from the ECLA Southwestern Texas Synod, its 130 congregations, its Lutheran University and Seminary, its outdoor ministries, its agencies, and LutheranContinue reading “Opening Prayers & Welcome”

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Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas is 26,000+ people gathered into 86 congregations, spread throughout 60 Texas counties, over 69,000 square miles. Our core purpose is to be Jesus’ witnesses in the world. Diocesan Council is an annual gathering of clergy, elected lay delegates from all congregations, and visitors.

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