The Rev. Lisa Mason, interim rector of St. David’s, San Antonio, presented the concept of year-round stewardship during a luncheon held Friday afternoon. While the word stewardship leads many to think of only money, stewardship is so much more. Mason introduced the concept by saying if you believe “all that I am and all thatContinue reading “Year-Round Stewardship Luncheon”
Council adopted the 2011 and 2012 operating and reaching out budgets. View the budgets in detail, including apportionment designations, in pdf format on the Council Live page.
Council passed Resolution 3-2011 which amends the diocesan canon 23 because of the changes to Title IV (disciplinary) of the General Canons of the Episcopal Church, and the general canons are applicable to the Diocese of West Texas. The bishop created a disciplinary board comprised of lay persons and priests, and the bishop will appointContinue reading “Resolution 3-2011 Proposed Amendment to Canon 23”
St. Andrew’s, Seguin, Celebrates 25 Years in Honduras St. Andrew’s in Seguin is celebrating 25 years of mission in Honduras in 2011. A few members of the congregation reminisced on the efforts, noting the journey has not always been easy but it has been exquisite. The incredible beauty and the constant gratitude of the HonduranContinue reading “Diocesan Work in Honduras”
The report on the diocesan Department of Camps and Conferences was delivered by Rob Watson, director. He began with the outstanding figures of attendance in 2010. A record number of campers, 1,200, attended Camp Capers; almost 800 campers and families enjoyed family camp at Mustang Island Conference Center, and 40 adults and youth journeyed toContinue reading “Camps and Conferences Report”
In his annual address to the 107th gathering of Diocesan Council, the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge focused on the broad and great works of the Diocese of West Texas, our accomplishments, and a few projects planned in our near future. Lillibridge incorporated the diocesan theme for the year, “A Sower Goes Out to Sow,” fromContinue reading “Bishop’s Address to the 107th Diocesan Council”
Marthe Curry delivered a brief report on the status of World Missions in 2010. This past year brought abundant blessings to the department. The Department of World Missions supported 58 trips in 15 different countries. The amount of revenue that was raised and given was the most ever. The generous people of the diocese gaveContinue reading “World Missions Report”
Bishop David Reed’ s sermon from the opening Eucharist of the 107th Annual Diocesan Council is now on this site in text and audio format. Visit the Council Live page to find these and more reports from Council.
The 107th Annual Council of the Diocese of West Texas was called to order by the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge at 1:10 PM on Thursday afternoon, February 17, 2011. Lillibridge introduced the theme of Council and the theme for 2011, “A Sower Goes Out to Sow,” from the parable in Matthew 13. This theme willContinue reading “107th Diocesan Council Begins”
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 17, we will be posting news reports, audio clips, photos, reports to Council and more on this site. To receive it in your e-mail inbox, sign up in the “email subscriptions” box in the column at the right. Scroll down to see the box. Click on the “Council Live” tab at theContinue reading “Council Live”