The Rt. Rev. David Reed introduces the annual diocesan theme from Ephesians 1:18 – With the Eyes of Our Hearts Enlightened. Bishop Reed shares, “St. Paul makes clear that seeing and knowing ‘with the eyes of our hearts enlightened’ is a gift — a gift of wisdom and revelation from our heavenly Father. Like allContinue reading “The Rt. Rev. David Reed Introduces Annual Theme”
“Aloha, Y’all” The Rev. Jonathan Wickham, Rector of All Saints’, Corpus Christi, The Rev. James Derkits, Rector of Trinity, Port Aransas, and Council Co-Chairs Gail Gottlich of All Saints’, Corpus Christi and Amy Sullivan of Trinity, Port Aransas welcome all to Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. The Rev. James Derkits shares, “We’ve been intentionalContinue reading “Welcome to the Coastal Bend”
The Rt. Rev. David Reed welcomes clergy who have joined the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas in the past year.
Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Psalm 43:3 The Venite (from Psalm 95) Come, let us sing to the Lord;* let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us comeContinue reading “Opening Prayers”
Bienvenido a Council 2020! Here’s a preview of what’s in store for us all today, Thursday, February 20.
Save the date for Council 2020 : February 20 – 22, 2020 in Corpus Christi! Our hosts will be All Saints’, Corpus Christi and Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas. The Rev. James Derkits says, “The coast is where we get reconnected with God, as many of you know. And we who live down thereContinue reading “Invitation to Council 2020”
To our five Council 2019 Host Churches, we are so grateful to all of you, for all that you’ve offered us, and for your example of generous hospitality. St. John’s Episcopal Church in McAllen St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Mission Trinity Episcopal Church in Pharr St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Edinburg GraceContinue reading “Thank You to Council 2019 Host Churches”
“Remember what you saw and what you heard. Take it home with you. Take home the buttons, take all of the buttons, and then explain them to people and engage in conversations with them. And walk in love as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, in offering and sacrifice to God.”
The Rev. Ram Lopez and Richard Mosty address Council about the challenges and the benefits to the diocesan apportionment for congregations of all sizes. They open their presentation with a “Set Aside Prayer”: God, please help me set aside everything I think I know about myself, the apportionment, and You, God, so that I mayContinue reading ““Formerly Known as Apportionment Ad Hoc” – Shared Ministry Report”
Martha Steves and Tommy Funk speak about the work of the Executive Board – Budget Priorities Ad Hoc Committee. They share the ongoing work of the committee, and emphasize the spiritual aspect of their work, quoting Matthew 6:19-21. She explains that they have been going through the budget with the goal of “discerning if theContinue reading ““Where your Treasure is, There your Heart Shall Be Also.” – Budget Priorities Report”