“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, […]

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 addresses […]

“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 College […]

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 Way […]

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 and […]

Way of Love Conversation: Worship

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. The Rev. Daniel […]

“Shining Light and Walking in Love”: Immigration Perspectives from the Rio Grande Valley

The Rev. Rod Clark, Vicar at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mission speaks to Council about responding to the needs in Border Communities and Congregations. He says, “This issue is not easy. People have strong opinions about it, and it can be divisive, but be confident that wherever you fall on this issue, whatever your […]

“Resiliency, Hope, and Determination in the Wake of Harvey”- Disaster Recovery Report

Jennifer Wickham, Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery presents the report on Disaster Recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey and on the revitalization of the newly-revitalized Commission on Disaster Preparedness and Response. Jennifer shares, “During this past year I have traveled with representatives from Episcopal Relief and Development to visit sites still reeling from Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and […]

“Living from the Heart: Walking in Love” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez

At the Bishop’s Luncheon, the Rt. Rev. David Reed invited the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, to speak to our 2019 theme, “Walk in love as Christ loved us.” Bishop Gutiérrez began in gratitude, thanking both bishops, the gathered congregations, and clergy. He shared that, “I want to recognize and bless your sacred […]