Record of Elections from Council 2019

Each year at Diocesan Council, lay and clergy members are elected for three-year terms to various boards and committees, as mandated in our diocesan Constitution and Canons. Read below for the names of those elected in 2019, and descriptions of their responsibilities while serving on diocesan Executive Board and Standing Committee, as well as onContinue reading “Record of Elections from Council 2019”

Way of Love Conversation: Rest

During Council 2019, participants are invited into seven conversations about each of the seven practices for a Jesus-centered life laid out by the Most Rev. Michael Curry. Contributors to the Fall/Winter 2018 Reflections Magazine that explored the Way of Love will introduce each Bible study conversation, either in person or via video. Julie Raymond ChalkContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Rest”

Prayers of the People – the Bishop’s Address Committee Response

The 2019 Bishop’s Address Committee seeks to reflect the bishop’s love for our diocese, his leadership, courage and vision and to turn those reflections into prayers for the people. The committee, named below, encourage you to listen to the audio, and pray with and for our diocese. Carry these prayers home with you to yourContinue reading “Prayers of the People – the Bishop’s Address Committee Response”

“You’re in Good Hands” – Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas Report

Ted Burkhart presents 2018 report from the Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas. He explains, “The Foundation in West Texas does exist for the purpose of investing the funds for the diocese – our churches, schools, and institutions. The story for 2018 was a pretty amazing story, that started off a little rocky for theContinue reading ““You’re in Good Hands” – Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas Report”

“Serving Our Military” – Military Ministry Report

Dexter Lesieur, Bishop’s Warden at St. Matthew’s, Devine and enrolled in the IONA program, presents on the diocesan Military Ministry. He shares about the cooling scarves sewing project, the Thanksgiving lunch hosted at the diocesan offices, and the results of Council in Action’s partnership with ProjectMEND. Connect with the diocesan Military Ministry group on Facebook,Continue reading ““Serving Our Military” – Military Ministry Report”

Way of Love Conversation: Go

During Council 2019, participants are invited into seven conversations about each of the seven practices for a Jesus-centered life laid out by the Most Rev. Michael Curry. Contributors to the Fall/Winter 2018 Reflections Magazine that explored the Way of Love will introduce each Bible study conversation, either in person or via video. Claire Campbell addressesContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Go”

“Sharing Life and Friendship on Campus” – Vital University Missions Report

Greg Richards, Director of College Missions, presents about what’s happening on college campuses in our diocese and around the country. He shares about the growing presence of Vital University Missions in the Rio Grande Valley and explores the joy of sharing Jesus Christ and the Episcopal Church with college students. He says that, In CollegeContinue reading ““Sharing Life and Friendship on Campus” – Vital University Missions Report”

Diocesan Council 2019 – Day Three

Bienvenido a Council 2019! Here’s a preview of what’s in store for us today, Saturday, February 23. 8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open 8:45 a.m. Youth in Action Praise Band plays gathering music; come sing with us! 9:00 a.m. Council reconvenes Daily Devotion with Youth Bishop’s Happening Movement Vital University Missions Commissioning of Youth in Action participants WayContinue reading “Diocesan Council 2019 – Day Three”

Resolutions from the Constitutions and Canons Committee

Rod Schneider with the Committee on Resolutions presents two resolutions: Resolution 1-2019 on Canon 9, Section 4 regarding Synod of the Province delegates Resolution 2-2019 on Canon 15, regarding Episcopal Schools Both resolutions pass after a brief discussion from the floor. You can read the full text of the resolutions here. The complete diocesan Constitutions andContinue reading “Resolutions from the Constitutions and Canons Committee”