“With the Eyes of our Hearts Enlightened” – the Bishop’s Address

Click here to download a written transcript of the 2020 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,Continue 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”

“Consider the Lilies, Birds, and All Things Divine – A Healing Mud”

The Rev. Becca Stevens’ Sermon from Council Eucharist The Rev. Becca Stevens, Chaplain of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel at Vanderbilt University and the president of Thistle Farms, preached during Council Eucharist at the invitation of Bishop Reed. She shared, “To really see, to gain some insight, to take in what is around us, to beContinue reading ““Consider the Lilies, Birds, and All Things Divine – A Healing Mud””

Council Worship – Live at 5:30 p.m.

Join the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Live for our Council 2020 Worship Service, streaming from Selena Auditorium at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi! Click the button above to watch the entire service from a live video feed directly from your Facebook and worship with us from afar at 5:30pm tonight, Thursday, FebruaryContinue reading “Council Worship – Live at 5:30 p.m.”

Good Samaritan Community Services

The Rt. Rev. David Reed shares the impact that Good Samaritan Community Services has on the diocesan community, and introduces a video telling about their ongoing ministries. As a social justice ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Good Samaritan Community Services empowers thousands of our neighbors throughout the diocese. Under the leadership ofContinue reading “Good Samaritan Community Services”

“Small Miracles Happening Every Week”

Vital University Missions, Council 2020 Allie Melancon, Interim Director of College Missions, shares the ongoing campus outreach initiatives of the diocese, telling stories of the young people involved in Vital UM – Episcopal worshipping communities on campuses within the Diocese. She concludes the report saying, What our young people want from the Church are peopleContinue reading ““Small Miracles Happening Every Week””