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”
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”
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”
Dustin Barrows, currently enrolled in the IONA Collaborative, shares about the fellowship of this bi-vocational, ministry education program. He thanks the diocese for the prayers, encouragement, and support on behalf of the cohort and leaders.
The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop of Honduras, addresses Council about ongoing and new mission partnerships between our dioceses. Consecrated on October 20, 2011, Bishop Allen is the first Honduran born Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. During his tenure, the Honduran Episcopal Church has undergone major changes and growth. Upon taking office, heContinue reading ““Greetings from Honduras” – The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop of Honduras”
Sarah Kates, Chair, delivers the report of the Committee on Christian Formation. Kates discusses the results from a survey that was distributed in the Fall to better understand what members and staff feel is their greatest asset and greatest struggles in regards to Christian Formation, where respondents indicated “small groups, bible study, and youth group”Continue reading ““Forging Connections” – Christian Formation Committee Report”
Dexter Lesieur, Bishop’s Warden at St. Matthew’s, Devine and enrolled in the IONA program, presents on the diocesan Military Ministry. He shares about the cooling scarves sewing project, the Thanksgiving lunch hosted at the diocesan offices, and the results of Council in Action’s partnership with ProjectMEND. Connect with the diocesan Military Ministry group on Facebook,Continue reading ““Serving Our Military” – Military Ministry Report”
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, makes her annual address to Diocesan Council 2019. In her address, Bishop Brooke-Davidson discusses ongoing Congregational Development partnerships and resources by telling “a tale of two cities:” Grace, Llano and St. Matthew’s, Edinburg; inviting clergy to attend preaching retreats; and givingContinue reading ““Congregations On Fire for the Lord” – Suffragan Bishop’s Address”
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. Claire Campbell addressesContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Go”
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson commissions youth participating in the “Youth in Action” weekend of service and fellowship.