Thank You to Council 2019 Host Churches

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”

“Formerly Known as Apportionment Ad Hoc” – Shared Ministry Report

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”

“Where your Treasure is, There your Heart Shall Be Also.” – Budget Priorities 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”

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”