The Rt. Rev. David Reed welcomes Patty Clark, CEO of Metro Ministries, the 2020 Council in Action partner.
Diocesan Communications Office, Council 2020 Report Emily Kittrell, Diocesan Director of Marketing and Communications, shares the activities of the Communications Office during 2019, which include publishing the first issue of LOGOS Magazine and conducting focus groups and an online survey to inform the development of a communications strategy, logo identity, and brand. She shared aContinue reading “"Complementing the Familiar and Telling Our Story"”
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”
“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”
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”