The Collaborative Banner Unveiled

Needing a HandThere is work to be done in the Kingdom,This is easier said than done,But just like stained glass windows,Many pieces must point to the sun.With the eyes of our hearts enlightenedWe gather to strengthen our souls.We search for our own special missionMoving forward with each of our roles.As hands are painted with colorsContinue reading “The Collaborative Banner Unveiled”

Daily Devotions and the Bishop’s Youth Commission

Led by Meredith Rogers, the Youth Minister of St. Mark’s, San Antonio, as well as Mackenzie Alter from St. John’s, McAllen and Maddie Boutte from St. Helena’s, Boerne – both serving as youth members of their churches’ lay delegations to Council 2020. Meredith continues to report on the newly reconvened Bishop’s Youth Commission and WestContinue reading “Daily Devotions and the Bishop’s Youth Commission”

“The Ethics of Disagreeing: A Way of Being with One Another When We Disagree”

Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, Academic Dean andProfessor of Ethics and Moral Theology at Seminary of the Southwest, spoke at the Bishop’s Luncheon on Friday. He shared, “There are certainly things [we argue about], whether they are on the broad political spectrum or just things in your own parish that may not be at the level ofContinue reading ““The Ethics of Disagreeing: A Way of Being with One Another When We Disagree””

“We Will Remain United Through Christ”

Visiting Bishops from the Anglican Diocese of Southeastern Mexico The Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez-Martinez, Bishop of Southeastern Mexico, brought greetings to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on behalf of his churches, clergy, and parishioners. He shared how he had been blessed personally by the years of partnership and fellowship between the two dioceses, endingContinue reading ““We Will Remain United Through Christ””

“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”