The Commission for Episcopal Schools Report, Council 2020 Mary Katherine Duffy, Bishop’s Deputy for Episcopal Schools, reports on her first year serving in this role and emphasizes the remarkable ministry of Episcopal Schools. She begins by sharing what makes Episcopal Schools different, including that “the Baptismal covenant is reflected in our schools most often throughContinue reading ““What Makes Episcopal Schools Different?””
The Commission for Disaster Response Report, Council 2020 Jennifer Wickham, Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery shares her reflection on several years of recovery following Hurricane Harvey and recommends congregational preparedness resources moving forward. Nearing the close of her time serving as Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery, the Rt. Rev. David Reed and the diocese givesContinue reading ““Weaving New Threads””
Rob Watson, Director of Camps & Conferences, shared the amazing ministry taking place at the diocesan camps and conference centers, saying, “Your love of this diocese, your love of one another, your love of God, and your commitment to sharing our faith, enabled 2,250 children of God to come to camp. And of those campers,Continue reading “Camps & Conferences”
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”
Bienvenido a Council 2020! Here’s a preview of what’s in store for us all today, Thursday, February 20.