Our Valley churches invite us all to attend Diocesan Council 2019 in McAllen, Texas Thursday Feb. 21 – Saturday Feb. 23, 2019.
Sam Carter Gilliam, performed a “story portrait” of the Samaritan Woman at the Well on Saturday, February 24. Many of us know the woman well, or at least we think we do. Her story has been told many times, but through Sam’s dramatic portrayal, we heard her tell it, where, beneath the surface and inContinue reading “The Samaritan Woman at the Well”
The Committee on the Bishop’s Address, chaired by Roger Graham, presented Prayers of the People created from Bishop Reed’s Address to Diocesan Council. Read/print them here. Listen to report:
Richard Mosty presents the current status of the Episcopal Church Foundation as well as the important role it can play for a congregation’s financial resources.
The Rev. Dr. John Lewis said the IONA Collaborative is “an exciting, innovative program that offers an alternative to people training for ordination in the episcopal Church.” As theological education changes, as well as the changing economics of education, a variety of new forms of receiving education are emerging. The IONA School for Ministry formedContinue reading “IONA Collaborative and Diocesan Seminarians”
The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Th.D., dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, brought greetings to Diocesan Council.
Welcome in with a loud celebration and a standing ovation, members of Grace Church, San Antonio, walked around the floor of Diocesan Council and made their way to the front, as they were welcomed as the newest parish in the Diocese of West Texas. What began in the Rev. Jay and Jamie George’s living roomContinue reading “Grace Church, San Antonio, parish status”
Bishop Suffragan Jennifer Brooke-Davidson’s Report to Diocesan Council from Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on Vimeo. Listen to Bishop Suffragan Jennifer Brooke-Davidson’s report to Diocesan Council below: Read/print the report. “We cover a lot of ground, don’t we? We are 86 churches who are ambassadors of God’s love and mercy to all the people whoContinue reading “Bishop Suffragan’s Report”
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, bishop suffragan, commissioned the “missioners,” all the youth gathered at Diocesan Council for the ninth year of Youth in Action. The youth began their weekend at St. Mark’s, San Marcos, on Friday, February 23, and were sent out with prayers and blessings on Saturday to assist two Head Start daycareContinue reading “Youth Commissioning”