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2001-2002

Part II

September 5, 2001--May 15, 2002

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 127 May 15, 2002

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.

About The Newsletter

The Newsletter is mailed on the 15th of each month to all clergy, churches, wardens, vestry/bishopís committee members, convention delegates, officers and committee members, and those requesting to receive it. If you do not wish to receive The Newsletter or if you would prefer to receive The Newsletter via e-mail, please contact Carolyn Hearn, Editor, at 806.763.1370 x 204, or via e-mail at diocese@nwt.org. Deadline for articles for The Newsletter is the 10th of each month.

 


Constitution & Canons/Diocesan Customary
Available Online

The 2002 edition of the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese and the updated Diocesan Customary (for diocesan liturgical events including the bishopís visitations) are available online at nwt.org or you may order a hard copy or disc copy from the diocesan office. Contact Carolyn Hearn.

 

 

Happy Camp

With grateful hearts, we are happy to report that Happy Camp donations to date received in the diocesan office total a little over $5,000. Happy Camp this summer will take place July 1-5 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. Happy Camp is an outreach ministry of the entire diocese and is funded entirely through donations. Happy Camp is for non-Episcopal children in the diocese entering grades four, five or six who would be unable to have a summer camp experience without financial assistance. For additional information contact Archdeacon Dana Wilson, dana@marshill.com, 915.699.4322. Donations for Happy Camp may be sent to the Episcopal Center, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401.

 

CAMP QUARTERMAN 2002

Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Keep the Faith

Primary - June 9-15

Junior High - June 23-29

Senior High - June 16-22

Contact Brant or Courteney Gill 806.383.6878 www.bqcc.org

 

 

Cursillo News

Camping Ultreya - June 7-8
Caprock Canyons State Park

Friday evening singing around the campfire, fellowship, and meats of your choice cooked on the campfire. Ultreya Saturday morning at 10 am. If you plan to camp for the night, contact Mel and Jane Barnes by June 3 at 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@cox.net.

Ultreya at St. Christopherís, Lubbock, June 19, 3PM.

 

Cursillos 2002

#61 -June 27-30, Christ the King, San Angelo (NEW DATE)

#62-September 12-15, BQCC, Amarillo

#63-November 21-24, Mercy Center, Slaton

 


Planning for Tomorrow Conference

November 21-23

Church Insurance Agency will hold its Planning for Tomorrow Conference for clergy in the diocese at the Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock, Nov 21 (beginning with dinner) to Nov 23 (noon). Clergy in the diocese should will received information on the conference directly from Church Insurance. All clergy who have not previously attended a conference, who are newly ordained, or near retirement, are urged to attend. Contact Edna Chambers for additional information.

 


Amarillo Ministry Receives UTO Grant

The START program of the Downtown Womenís Center in Amarillo, a long term shelter for homeless women, newly arriving refugees, and hard core unemployed, has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church. The grant will fund start-up wages for hourly workers from the shelter in a new thrift store which will provide job skills and flexible hours to allow clients to complete their GED. Both St. Peterís and St. Andrewís in Amarillo support the Downtown Womenís Center. 

Contact Kay Kennedy, 806.376.4571, cfs@arn.net for information on the program.

 

 

Dallas Benedictine Experience
June 12-16

The 5th annual ecumenical Dallas Benedictine Experience Retreat will take place at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. Leaders are the Very Rev. Robert Hale, OSB Cam, PhD, Prior Emeritus of New Camaldoli Benedictine Monastery (Roman Catholic) near Big Sur, a monk for more than forty years, and teacher at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and Brother Abraham Newsom, OSB, of St. Gregoryís Abbey (Episcopal) in Three Rivers, Michigan, a Texas native who has been a monk for ten years. Contact 214.339.8483.


Province VII Synod, October 7-9
Kansas City, M)

Northwest Texas Lay and Clergy Deputies and ECW representatives will be attending the Province VII Synod in Kansas City, October 7-9. For more information on Synod or to receive the HUB, the Province VII newsletter, contact Vycke McEwan, Program Coordinator for Province VII, at vycke@email.com (new address) or 405.570.2483 or visit the Province VII website at www.province vii.org.

 


Church Insurance Available
for International Travel

The Church Insurance Agency is offering a new policy for church related international travel (choirs, individual or group study, tours) which includes accident, sickness, AD&D, general liability, auto coverage, workersí comp, kidnap, ransom and extortion coverage, and travel assistance services. The coverage is issued per trip and per person. The price is affordable and reasonable. Contact Church Insurance Agency at 800.345.0295 or Edna Chambers at 806.763.1370x201, edna@nwt.org.

 

 

52nd Sewanee Church Music Conference
July 15-21, Sewanee, TN

The largest Episcopal Church music conference in the country, the Sewanee Conference offers continuing education in liturgy and music. The curriculum is designed for musicians working in medium to small parishes. To obtain a copy of the conference brochure, contact Keith Shafer, 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta GA 30901 or shafer@saintpauls.org. www.sewaneeconfcom.

 


Prayers and Thanksgivings

Sylvia Harned Howard, former member of St. Andrewís, Amarillo, wife of the Rev. Fred Howard, who served St. Peterís, Amarillo, and St. Thomasí, Hereford, died May 5 in New York after an 11 month battle with lung cancer. Fred may be contacted at 79 India Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

Llano Estacado Regional Vicar, the Rev. Mike Ehmer, is attending a CREDO conference the week of May 13 at the Dayspring Conference Center, FL. CREDO (Clergy Reflection, Education, Discernment Opportunity) is an in depth conference dealing with issues of wellness, life and career assessment, and planning. Bishop Ohl attended one of the first CREDO conferences for bishops in November 2001. The Rev. John Githiga, St. Georgeís, Canyon, has been invited to attend the 2003 CREDO Conference.

Deacon Ruth Jones, St. Paulís, Lubbock, was elected by the Llano Estacado Deanery to an unexpired term on the Executive Council until Convention of 2003.

Upon the recommendation of the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee, Bishop Ohl took order on April 29 for the ordination to the priesthood of Michael Pipkin, St. Stephenís, Lubbock, and admitted Josie Rose, St. Johnís, Odessa, as a Candidate for Holy Orders. Michael will be ordained to the priesthood June 22 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke, VA, where he will serve on the staff. Josie has been accepted into the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Covenant Hospital, Lubbock, for the summer, and was awarded a scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Trust Fund of the national church.


NEW RECORDINGS

Two exceptional choral performances from the Christ Church Choir now available: On Compline: The Shadow of Thy Wings, sung in the monastic tradition of the Middle Ages in plainsong and Gregorian chant, and The Winter Wild, a complete choral performance celebrating the Christmas cycle .

Morehouse Publishing, $16.95, 800.877.0012, morehouse@morehousegroup.com

 

 

Vatican Exhibit Reservations - 6/2-9/15
Texas Tech Museum, Lubbock - Free Admission

Medieval Frescoes from the Vatican Museums
vaticanexhibit.org 806.749.2549

 

 

CALENDAR

May 2002

15 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

19 VISITATION, Pampa, St. Matthew

20-22 ETSS Commencement/Board, Austin

27 Memorial Day

30 Executive Council, St. Paulís, Lubbock

31 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

June 2002

2 VISITATION, Midland, St. Nicholasí

   St. Maryís, Big Spring, pm

4-5 Clergy Small Group VI

6-9 Oklahoma, Red Earth Conference

8 Health & Social Concerns, HEC

9-15 Primary Camp, BQCC

8 Health and Social Concerns, HEC

9-15 Primary Camp, BQCC

11-19 Niobara Convocation, SD

16-22 Senior High Camp, BQCC

22 Michael Pipkin Ordination, DC

23-29 Junior High Camp, BQCC

25-28 SCDM, Utah

27-30 Cursillo, San Angelo

30 VISITATION, Monahans, St. Jamesí

 

July

1-5 Happy Camp, BQCC

23-28 Episcopal Youth Event, Laramie, WY

30 Standing Committee, HEC, 10 am

 

August 2002

13 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

 

September 2002

4 ETSS, Dallas

5 Executive Council

6 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

8 VISITATION, San Angelo, Emmanuel

10-11 Clergy Small Group VII

12-15 Cursillo, BQCC

15 VISITATION, Borger, St. Peter

16-19 Clergy Conference, BQCC

18 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

20-22 ECW Conference, BQCC

22 VISITATION, Odessa, San Miguel

26-10/2 House of Bishops, Cleveland

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 126  April 15, 2002

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.

About The Newsletter

The Newsletter is mailed on the 15th of each month to all clergy, churches, wardens, vestry/bishopís committee members, convention delegates, officers and committee members, and those requesting to receive it. If you do not wish to receive The Newsletter or if you would prefer to receive The Newsletter via e-mail, please contact Carolyn Hearn, Editor, at 806.763.1370 x 204, or via e-mail at diocese@nwt.org. Deadline for articles for The Newsletter is the 10th of each month.

 


Llano Estacado Deanery Meeting--Day of Prayer Celebration, May 2

The Llano Estacado Deanery will meet in conjunction with a deanery-wide service on our nationís Day of Prayer, May 2, at St. Stephenís, Lubbock, beginning at 7 PM. Contact the Rev. Mike Ehmer, 806.637.6136 or jme9006@aol.com.

 

UTO Fall Ingathering

The Fall 2001 United Thank Offering Ingathering totaled $9896.66. Two grants have been submitted from the Diocese of Northwest Texas: Apoyo, a project in Lubbock that supports families experiencing catastrophic illness, and START, a program supporting women working towards self-sufficiency implemented by Catholic Family Services in Amarillo. Please keep these grant requests in your prayers as the national UTO Board deliberates funding. The Spring UTO Ingathering should be sent to Meredith Maharg, UTO Coordinator, 1615 Englewood Lane, Odessa TX 79761 no later than August 1. 915.367.8395 or jmmah@nwol.net.

Happy Camp Nominations Due May 4

Happy Camp nomination forms have been mailed to all deacons and churches in the diocese and are due May 4. Happy Camp is for non-Episcopalian children in your community who would be unable to have a summer camp experience without financial assistance. Happy Camp will be held July 1-July 5 this summer. Happy Camp is a ministry of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas and is funded entirely through donations which determine the number of children who can attend. Contact Archdeacon Dana Wilson at 915.699.4322 or dana@marshill.com. Donations to Happy camp c/o the Hulsey Episcopal Center.

CAMP QUARTERMAN 2002

Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Keep the Faith

Primary - June 9-15

Junior High - June 23-29

Senior High - June 16-22

Contact Brant or Courteney Gill 806.383.6878 www.bqcc.org

 

 

Camping Ultreya - June 7-8--Caprock Canyons State Park

Friday evening singing around the campfire, fellowship, and meats of your choice cooked on the campfire. Ultreya Saturday morning at 10 am. If you plan to camp for the night, contact Mel and Jane Barnes, 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@cox.net by May 1.

Cursillo 2002

June 27-30, Christ the King, San Angelo (NEW DATE)

September 12-15, Quarterman Conference Center, Amarillo

November 21-24, Mercy Center, Slaton

 


Dallas Benedictine Experience
June 12-16

The 5th annual ecumenical Dallas Benedictine Experience Retreat will take place at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. Participants will form a temporary monastic community to experience the balanced way of life of the Rule of St. Benedict, daily Eucharist, two classes each day on Benedictine spirituality, and spiritual direction for those who wish it. Leaders are the Very Rev. Robert Hale, OSB Cam, PhD, Prior Emeritus of New Camaldoli Benedictine Monastery (Roman Catholic) near Big Sur, a monk for more than forty years, and teacher at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and Brother Abraham Newsom, OSB, of St. Gregoryís Abbey (Episcopal) in Three Rivers, Michigan, a Texas native who has been a monk for ten years. Contact 214.339.8483.


Seminary of the Southwest
Continuing Education Program, June 3-7

Seeing the Unseen and Hard Questions: Whatever to Say?

Contact 512.472.4133 x 322 or nbusbey@etss.edu

 

Bishopís Appointments

Loaves and Fishes Fund Board: Mr. Bill Gilmore, St. Nicholasí, Midland; Mr. Bill Russell, St. Paulís, Lubbock; Mr. Dick Davis, St. Peterís, Amarillo; and Deacon Carole Ricketts, Heavenly Rest, Abilene.

Cursillo Secretariat Lay Co-Directors: Jane and Mel Barnes, St. Christopherís, Lubbock. Jane also serves as Episcopal Relief and Development Fund Coordinator for the Diocese.

 

Episcopal Youth Event 2002

Episcopal Youth Event posters and registration forms have been mailed to each church in the diocese. A free Province VII youth event will be held prior to EYE in Denver, CO on July 22.. EYE will be held at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, July 23-28. Cost is $275 per person. Bishop Ohl will attend the entire event and participate in the bishopsí trail ride prior to EYE. Deadline for applications is April 27.

Contact Scott Lee, PO Box 3751, Amarillo TX 79116.  www.episcopalchurch.org/myp/eye

 

52nd Sewanee Church Music Conference July 15-21, Sewanee, TN

The largest Episcopal Church music conference in the country, the Sewanee Conference offers continuing education in liturgy and music. The curriculum is designed for musicians working in medium to small parishes. To obtain a copy of the conference brochure, contact Keith Shafer, 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta GA 30901 or shafer@saintpauls.org. www.sewaneeconfcom.

 

The Mandala Center Summer Retreats

Praying All Ways and Always. Friday April 26-28. The Rev. Jane E. Vennard, Iliff School of Theology. $250. Serving God and Mammon: The Impossible Dream. May 24-26. Dale Stitt of Journey Into Freedom and Cindy Koser, leader in money and refugee resettlement programs. $250. Contact the Mandala Center, PO Box 158, Des Moines NM 88418.

www.mandalacenter.org


Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Michael Pipkin, ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Ohl on December 15, will graduate from Virginia Seminary in May and will be ordained by Bishop Ohl on June 22 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke, Virginia where Mike will serve on staff as priest, liaison to the outreach and pastoral care teams, and as chaplain to the youth program staff and participants.

Mrs. Connie Wooten, Head of St. Andrewís School, Amarillo, for 21 years, has been selected as the next Executive Director of the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools effective July 1. Mr. Scott Kimball, Head of the Middle School at Episcopal School in Dallas, will become new Head of St. Andrewís School effective July 1.

The Rev. Guy Sherman of the Diocese of Olympia began April 14 as Interim Rector at Holy Trinity, Midland. Fr. Sherman, MDiv, CDSP, has served churches in California and Washington since 1975.

The Rev. Peter Fritsch, has accepted a call to become Rector of St. Davidís Church, 56 Reed Street, Agawam, MA 01001, in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts effective May 12.

Mrs. Betty Ann Houchins, 54, former Chair of the Christian Education Committee and Quarterman Conference Center, Province VII Christian Ed member, and Christian Ed director at St. Christopherís, Lubbock, for many years, died April 9 at her home in Dallas. Betty Ann was on the staff of Epiphany Church, Richardson. Her husband Gary and daughters Liz and Emily may be contacted at 12607 Whispering Hills Drive, Dallas, TX 75243. Memorials may be sent to the Diocese of Dallas, Episcopal Recreation Center Fund, 1630 N Garrett, Dallas TX 75206 which Betty Ann helped implement. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

 

Vatican Exhibit Reservations - 6/2-9/15 
Texas Tech Museum, Lubbock - Free Admission
Medieval Frescoes from the Vatican Museums
vaticanexhibit.org 806.749.2549

 

CALENDAR

 

April, 2002

15-18 Standing Commission on Ministry Development, Phoenix

21 VISITATION, Amarillo, St. Andrew

23 Standing Committee, HEC, 10 am

24 CONFIRMATION, St. Stephenís, Lubbock, 7 pm

26-28 Clergy Spousesí Retreat, BQCC

28 VISITATION, Midland, Holy Trinity

30 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

May 2002

3-4 Deacon Formation

4 Budget Committee, HEC , 10 am

5 VISITATION, DUMAS, St. Paul

7-8 Clergy Small Group V

8 CONFIRMATION, Good Shepherd, San Angelo, 5:30 pm

12 VISITATION, Odessa, St. Barnabas

15 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

19 VISITATION, Pampa, St. Matthew

27 Memorial Day

30 Executive Council, St. Paulís, Lubbock

31 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

 

June 2002

2 VISITATION, Midland, St. Nicholasí

4-5 Clergy Small Group VI

6-9 Oklahoma, Red Earth Conference

9-15 Primary Camp, BQCC

8 Health and Social Concerns, HEC

9-15 Primary Camp, BQCC

11-19 Niobara Convocation, SD

16-22 Senior High Camp, BQCC

22 Michael Pipkin Ordination, DC

23-29 Junior High Camp, BQCC

25-27 SCDM, Utah

27-30 Cursillo, San Angelo

30 VISITATION, Monahans, St. Jamesí

 

July

1-5 Happy Camp, BQCC

23-28 Episcopal Youth Event, Laramie, WY

30 Standing Committee, HEC, 10 am

 



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Your comments and suggestions to the editor are always welcome at Newsletter@nwt.org Or write: The Newsletter, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock Texas 79401.

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 125 March 15, 2002

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.

 

Faithful Companions: A Workshop on
Christian Friendship in Daily Life
April 20, 10 am -2 pm, St. Peterís, Amarillo

If you have ever said to yourself, "I wish I knew what to say, " or "I wish I knew how to help," this day is for you!

*Lay Pastoral Care as a Valuable Peer Ministry
*How to Support Persons in Specific Situations
*Visiting the Hospitalized and Homebound
*Skills which Communicate Compassion
Workshop sponsored by St. Peterís Church
Registration deadline April 15, $5 at the door for lunch

Deacon Rose Ann Smith, 806.359.3994, rabsmith@arn.net
Sunny McDonald, 806.353.8731, sunnyray@bootbox.net
Deborah Condren, 806.372.9001, dscny2Tx81@cs.com
Ann Kingdon, 806.355.0439, alkingdon@cox-internet.com

Information: Claire Cowden, 806.763.1370, ministry@nwt.org

 


CAMP QUARTERMAN 2002

Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Keep the Faith

Primary - June 9-15

Junior High - June 23-29

Senior High - June 16-22

Contact Brant or Courtney Gill 806.383.6878 www.bqcc.org

 


National Day of Prayer Service
and Llano Estacado Deanery Meeting

Thursday, May 2, 7 PM, St. Stephenís, Lubbock

Contact the Rev. Mike Ehmer, jme9006@aol.com, 806.239.0005

 

Deaconsí Retreat
April 5-7, BQCC

Persons in the deacon formation process and those ordained deacon will gather together in retreat with Bishop Ohl to build community, explore Christís ministry to the world through the Diaconate, and look at the effectiveness of the Diaconate in bringing the needs, hopes and concerns of the world to the Church. The Rev. Jenny Vervynck, Canon for Development and Nurture of Ministry and Assistant to the Bishop for Clergy Deployment in the Diocese of San Diego, will lead the retreat. Please remember in prayer those in deacon formation process and their faculty, the deacons of your church and the diocese, and the ministry of the Diaconate during this retreat.

 

Seminary of the Southwest
Continuing Education Program, June 3-7

Seeing the Unseen and
Hard Questions: Whatever to Say?

The summer continuing education program at ETSS will focus on seeing the unseen and on exploring hard questions with which the Episcopal Church and other denominations are struggling. Nora Gallager, noted author of Seen and Unseen: a Year Lived in Faith, will team with visual artiest Marie Schoeff in presenting "Seeing the Unseen." The Rev. Wm. Seth Adams, liturgics and Anglican studies professor at ETSS, will engage participants in discussions of three current and difficult theological issues in "Hard Questions: Whatever to Say?" Registration deadline is May 28. Detailed descriptions of the offerings are available at 512.472.4133 x 322 or nbusbey@etss.edu.

 

 

Diocesan Life

The Bishop Quarterman Conference Center Board met at the Hulsey Episcopal Center on Feb 23 and reviewed the 2001 end of year financial report and the revised 2002 budget. The BQCC Board continued their Vision and Strategy discussions regarding the process to elicit opinions and information from people throughout the diocese. New personnel, the proposed 2002 summer schedule, the diocesan canon (19) which governs the BQCC Board, and the cross design for the Labyrinth were also discussed. Bishop Ohl and the Camp Planning Committee also met and began planning for Camp Quarterman 2002 the theme of which is Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Keep the Faith.

Catechist Training for the Eagle Cove and Permian Basin Deaneries was completed on Feb 23 in San Angelo. Carole Horne and Gary Strickland of St. Markís, Coleman, and Deacon Judy Cobb of St. Barnabasí, Odessa, completed the program coordinated by Ministry Consultant Claire Cowden. Guest speakers for the program were the Rev. John Loving on worship and the Book of Common Prayer, the Rev. Dennis Bosley on prayer, the Rev. Jo Mann on the Bible, the Rev. Scott Mayer on theology, and Claire Cowden on church history, baptism and confirmation, and practical aspects of the catechism. The participants will become licensed catechists and will be developing catechism programs appropriate for their individual congregations. The next Catechist Training Program will begin in September in the Llano Estacado Deanery and will take place over four Saturdays. Contact Claire Cowden for information at ministry@nwt.org

The Diocese All Staff Retreat took place at the BQCC on Feb 26-27 amidst 6 degree temperatures and 50 mph winds. Diocesan staff members shared their immediate work focus and spent time setting goals and objectives for the coming year. In addition, the staff at the HEC discussed new part time staff and physical changes at the HEC, new and upgraded office equipment and computer software, and publishing the Journal of Convention in-house. Mike Ehmer discussed his ongoing work in the Llano Estacado and diocese and Brant Gill discussed new personnel and procedures at the BQCC. Bill Nix reported the Western Plains Ministry Team in the Panhandle will train as facilitators for the ministry discernment process he and Larry Spannagel developed for use in the congregations of the Panhandle, and that St. Peterís, Borger, has already begun. Bernardo Martinez reported that there are five women from San Miguel, Odessa, in EFM and from that group three have begun Sunday school classes and Bible studies at home which are very well attended and attracting newcomers and neighbors. Bernardo asked for prayers for a youth leader to be raised up in his congregations and for evangelism for Santa Maria, Midland, where he hopes to have twenty members by the end of July.

He also reported on his trip to Spain sponsored by the Companion Diocese Committee. Bishop Ohl discussed his goals for the Loaves and Fishes Fund, the board of which will meet April 13 when he hopes to fund the first grant, and discussed plans for his sabbatical.

The Commission on Ministry met Mar 1 at the HEC and recommended two persons for postulancy and one for ordination to the priesthood, and one person for candidacy for the priesthood. The Prov VII Commission on Ministry, Canon IX process, ministries development, and continuing education were also discussed. Next meeting is May 31.

New Diocesan Dental Insurance Information


The Insurance Committee of the diocese met on Mar 5 to review the medical, dental and workers comp insurance for the diocese. A change was made in the dental coverage and Mutual of Omaha will carry the diocese beginning Apr 1. Enrollment has immediately begun for eligible diocesan clergy, church staff, retirement home and school staff. For enrollment information contact Mr. George Moody or Ms. Luann Yarberry at 800.766.0017 or 940.6365.3722 as soon as possible if they have not already contacted you.

St. Johnís School, Abilene
to celebrate 50th Anniversary

St. Johnís Episcopal School, Abilene, will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2002-2003 school year. If you are a former student, parent, grandparent or teacher, or know someone who is, please contact Angela Hamil-Willis at the school office at 915.695.8870.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

We welcome the Rev. Melvin K. Gray who has been called to serve as Interim Rector at St. Stephenís, Lubbock. Fr. Grayís first Sunday was Mar 3. Fr. Gray is a graduate of the University of the South with a BA in biology, and the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, MDiv 1974. He served Christ Church, San Antonio: Good Shepherd Church, Tomball: and Holy Spirit and St. Michaelís Churches, Houston, prior to his call to St. Stephenís.

Ms. Amber Sturgess of St. Stephenís, Lubbock, and Mrs. Celia Ellery of Good Shepherd, San Angelo, were made Postulants for Holy Orders for the Priesthood by Bishop Ohl on March 4 following the recommendation of the Commission on Ministry.

Laurel Hedges, wife of the Rev. Bob Hedges (retired, San Angelo), died February 11 following a lengthy illness with Alzheimerís. Bobís address is 6324 Pueblo Pass, San Angelo 76901, Frbhedges@aol.com. Ann Considine, wife of the Rev. Jim Considine (retired, Abilene) died February 23, following a lengthy illness and hip surgery. Jimís address is 1250 EN 10th #122, Abilene 79601, jconsidine@juno.com.

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.

Gifts: The Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Nicholasí, Midland, to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center in thanksgiving for the beautiful facility where they have received so much enrichment, and to the Companion Diocese fund for Salamanca. The Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Paulís, Lubbock, to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center and Happy Camp. Mr. and Mrs. Harwell Barber, Abilene, to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center in thanksgiving for Bishops Quarterman, Henton, Hulsey and Ohl.

 

CALENDAR

March 2002

15-16 *Western Kansas Consecration, Salina

19-20 *Clergy Small Group III

20 *CONFIRMATION, St. Georgeís, Canyon

21-23 *Title IV Revisions Task Force, Memphis TN

23 Mission Committee, HEC, 10 am

24 Palm Sunday

28 *Maundy Thursday, St. Paulís, Lubbock

29 *Good Friday, St. Paulís, Lubbock

    HEC Closed

31 *Easter Day, VISITATION, Albany, Trinity

April 2002

1 HEC Closed

3 *CONFIRMATION, Odessa, St. John

5-7 *Deacons Retreat, BQCC

9-10 *Clergy Small Group IV

10 *CONFIRMATION, Abilene, Heavenly Rest

13 Episcopal Churchwomen Board, HEC

    *Loaves and Fishes Board, HEC, 10 am

14 *VISITATION, Lubbock, St. Paulís, Lubbock

15-17 *Standing Commission on Ministry Development, Phoenix

20 Health & Social Concerns, St. Stephenís, Lubbock , 10:30

21 *VISITATION, Amarillo, St. Andrew

23 *Standing Committee, HEC, 10 am

24 *CONFIRMATION, St. Stephenís, Lubbock

26-27 *CLERGY SPOUSESí CONFERENCE, BQCC

28 *VISITATION, Midland, Holy Trinity

30 *Trustees, HEC, 10 am

May 2002

3-4 Deacon Formation

4 *Budget Committee, HEC , 10 am

5 *VISITATION, DUMAS, St. Paul

7-8 *Clergy Small Group V

8 *CONFIRMATION, Good Shepherd, San Angelo

12 *VISITATION, Odessa, St. Barnabas

15 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

19 *VISITATION, Pampa, St. Matthew

27 Memorial Day

30 *Executive Council

31 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

 

Vatican Exhibit Reservations - 6/2-9/15

Texas Tech Museum, Lubbock - Free Admission

vaticanexhibit.org 806.749.2549

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 124 February 15, 2002

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.


Say Hello to New HEC Staff

Bishop Ohl and the staff of the Hulsey Episcopal Center welcome two new members to the diocesan staff. New voices on the phone at the Hulsey Episcopal Center are Mimi Baird, a member of St. Christopherís, Lubbock, (mornings Tuesday through Friday) and Diane Mayer, (afternoons Monday, Wednesday and Friday) daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Scott Mayer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene, a freshman at Texas Tech. Mimi and Diane assist with the phones and welcome guests to the Episcopal Center, and will assist with copying, filing, mailing, bookkeeping and other duties.

Companion Diocese Sponsors
Student Trip to Spain, Summer 2002

The companion Diocese Committee will sponsor a trip to Spain this summer for two to four college students who will have the opportunity to use their skills and energies on various projects of our companion diocese over a two week period. Air fare and lodging will be provided. Interested students contact Mr. Neal Allen, 112 S Loraine, Suite 101, Midland 79701, 915.684.3078, nealallen@marshill.com. Future meetings May 14 and Sept 18


Faithful Companions: A Workshop on Christian Friendship in Daily Life
March 2, 10 am - 2 pm, St. Paulís, Lubbock

If you have ever said to yourself, "I wish I knew what to say, " or "I wish I knew how to help," this day is for you!

*Lay Pastoral Care as a Valuable Peer Ministry

*How to Support Persons in Specific Situations

*Visiting the Hospitalized and Homebound

*Skills which Communicate Compassion

Workshop and complementary lunch sponsored by

St. Paulís Pastoral Care Team

Registration: 806.762.2893, deadline February 27

Information: Claire Cowden, 806.763.1370, ministry@nwt.org

 

 

CAMP QUARTERMAN 2002

Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Keep the Faith

Primary - June 9-15

Junior High - June 23-29

Senior High - June 16-22

Contact Brant or Courtney Gill 806.383.6878 www.bqcc.org

 

Pathways to Ministry for Young Adults

Pathways to Ministry, a program of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, exists to offer interested, gifted young adults the opportunity to explore the possibility of ordained ministry within the Episcopal Church via three core programs

National High School Conference, April 19-21, 2002
Summer Intern Program

for rising college juniors and seniors
includes stipend, housing and travel expense

Ten Month Intern Program
for recent college graduates
includes stipend, medical benefits, housing allowance
Contact Martha Lang, 214.363.5471 x 269
mlang@saintmichael.org



Diocesan Life

Executive Council Retreat and Meeting: The Executive Council met in retreat Dec 7-8, 2001, at the BQCC. The Council discussed hopes and dreams for the coming year(s) which include developing the Loaves and Fishes Fund, Hispanic ministry, and bi-cultural congregations; planting congregations; racism and multi-cultural training; increasing ecumenical work; restructuring for mission; cluster strength development; Canon 9 priesthood; and evangelism training. Further discussion centered on developing a sense of the diocese, a process to reduce apportionments, strengthening emphasis on youth and young adult ministry, administrative staff, camp and youth program promotion, technology and the church, staffing committees, and the deanery system. The Council met in regular session on Jan 31, 2002. Bishop Ohl made committee liaison assignments in which each member of the Executive Council will work with and report to the Council on a diocesan committee, and appointments were made to the Budget, Insurance, Finance, and Convention Exhibits Committees. Future Executive Council meeting dates are: May 30 and Sept 5. The Budget Committee will meet May 4. 

The Northwest Texas Episcopal Board of Trustees met Jan 29. Investment fund manager Mark Farrell of Vaughn, Nelson... reported a slight increase overall in the past quarter. Treasurer Carrol Holley reported income from investments decreasing over the last three years which effects the base for diocesan income from investments, the Trustees Fund showed an increase due to the sale of the Clarendon vicarage, and the Loaves and Fishes Fund balance as of 1/29 was $26,878 with gifts being received daily. The Rev. Mike Ehmer reported the building and land of St. Johnís, Lamesa, has been gifted to the 1st Presbyterian Church of Lamesa except for two lots which will be placed for sale. The buildings will be used for community services and to continue the food bank program begun by St. Johnís. Future Trustees meeting dates are Aug 15 and Oct 15. 

The Standing Committee met Feb 5 and reviewed the Bishopís Covenant, proposed debt procedures, guidelines for the Clergy Revolving Loan Fund, applications for congregational and clergy loans, deed of trust and promissory notes, and the current status of the Revolving Loan Fund. Discussion of the Long Range Planning Committee, Percept data use, and a related task force was also on the agenda. Future meeting dates are Apr 23, Jul 30 and Oct 25.

 Mrs. Jackie Batjer, Chair of the Health and Social Concerns Committee of the diocese, attended the Anti Racism Network Conference in Dallas on Jan 23 & 24. Anyone interested in anti racism materials, scheduling a racism workshop, or information contact Jackie Batjer at 915.677.0089, jbatjer@aol.com. Future meeting dates are Apr 20 and Jun 8.

Commission on Ministry member, the Rev. David Krause, and diocesan Ministries Coordinator Claire Cowden, attended the Province VII Commission on Ministry meeting in Dallas on Jan 25. The conference included talks on the theology of the Diaconate, conversations with the deans of six seminaries who reported more young people coming into seminary, a typical cost of $25,000 to $40,000 per seminarian, and suggested the EFM (Education for Ministry) course as a pre-seminary requirement. The Pathways to Ministry program was also presented. (See Pathways to Ministry item.)


Look for The Adventure at your church March 10. The Adventure next deadline: May 10.

 

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Jo Roberts Mann is new Associate Rector at St. Andrewís, Amarillo, and Chaplain at St. Andrewís School.

Laurel Hedges, wife of the Rev. Robert Hedges (retired, San Angelo) has been placed in Hospice care in San Angelo.

Chester Whitfield, husband of the Rev. Mary Whitfield, Copper Breaks, remains hospitalized in Wichita Falls.

 

www.ParishFinder.org

On vacation? A business trip? Visiting relatives? Your closest Episcopal parish, with driving directions and clergy information, is just a click away. An eService of the Church Pension Group.

Morning and Evening Prayer Online
www.missionstclare.com

Morning and Evening Prayer with lessons, canticles, Psalms, prayers, and music. Also available in Spanish.

Reconnecting Your Spirit
Without Disconnecting Your Mind
www.Grace Cathedral.org

Live webcast every Sunday. The Forum, an interactive talk show - 7:30-8:30 am (CST), Choral Eucharist - 9 am (CST).

 

ETSS Harvey Lectures - February 18

Dr. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, a Catholic theologian and author, teaching at Drew University, will talk about "Justice: a Never Ending Process." Her books include Hispanic Women-Prophetic Voice in the Church, En la Lucha (In the Struggle), Women of God, Women of the People, and Mujerista Theology. 512.472.4133 or www.etss.edu.

 

Visitors Weekend Episcopal
Seminary of the Southwest - March 1-3

Exploring new education opportunities for Christian mission and ministry. See your rector for details or contact 512.472.4133 or www.etss.edu

 

44th International Anglican
Fellowship of Prayer, Denver, Colorado

Mile High Praying for the Body of Christ - April 18-20, 2002

Workshops, tours. The Rev. John Guernsey, Woodbridge, Virginia, conference speaker. The Rt. Rev. Charles Duval, Central Gulf Coast (retired), Bible study leader. The Rt. Rev. William Frey, Bishop of Colorado (retired) and Dean of Trinity School for Ministry (retired), banquet speaker. Registration deadline April 3, $110 per person. Contact Lucy Prichard, 303.985.8974, lucyprichard@aol.com.

 

Southwestern Network of Womenís Ministries
Redeeming Memories: Witnessing to Trauma and Transformation , April 26-27, ETSS, Austin

The Rev. Flora A. Keshgegian, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the ETSS, leader. $55. Contact Peggy Determeyer, 713.984.9559, rslivingston@ev1.net.

 

 

Bishopís Appointments

Commission on Ministry to 2005:

The Rev. Larry Spannagel, St. Peterís Borger

Mrs. Angela Hock, Holy Trinity, Midland

Health and Social Concerns to 2003:

Mrs. Toni Cline, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

Mrs. Anne Dennison, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

Mrs. Sheila Scott, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

Mrs. Karen Nikaido, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

Prison Ministry Committee to 2004:

Deacon Roland Rose, St. Johnís, Odessa

Mrs. Jessie Vaughn, Grace, Vernon

Province VII Youth Committee to 2005:

Mr. Scott Lee, St. Peterís, Amarillo

Llano Estacado Dean:

The Rev. James Haney, St. Christopherís, Lubbock

 

 

CALENDAR

 

February 2002

13 Ash Wednesday

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

17 *VISITATION, San Angelo, Good Shepherd

18-19 TCC Assembly, Houston

19-20 *Clergy Small Group II

20 *Lenten Speaker, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 12 noon

    *Lenten Speaker, St. Maryís, Big Spring, 6 pm

23 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

    Camp Planning Meeting, HEC, 10 am

    Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

23-24 Confirmation.COM Retreat, San Angelo

24 *VISITATION, Childress, St. Luke

26-27 *All Staff Retreat, BQCC

27-3/1 *ETSSw Board, Austin

 

March 2002

1 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

1-2 Deacon Formation

1-3 *Spring Fling, BQCC

3 *VISITATION, Clarendon, St. John the Baptist

5 Insurance Committee, HEC, 10 am

5-12 *House of Bishops

9 Permian Basin Deanery Convocation, St. Maryís, Big Spring

15-16 *Western Kansas Consecration, Salina

19-20 *Clergy Small Group III

20 *CONFIRMATION, St. Georgeís, Canyon

21-23 *Title IV Revisions Task Force, Memphis TN

24 Palm Sunday

28 *Maundy Thursday, St. Paulís, Lubbock

29 *Good Friday, St. Paulís, Lubbock

HEC Closed

31 *Easter Day

*VISITATION, Albany, Trinity

 

 

Vatican Exhibit Reservations - 6/2-9/15

Texas Tech Museum, Lubbock - Free Admission

vaticanexhibit.org 806.749.2549

 

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The Newsletter, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock TX 79401, 806.763.1370, fax 472.0641 - deadline March 10

 





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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 123 January 15, 2002

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.

The Newsletter and The Adventure
to have new formats in 2002

Beginning with this edition, The Newsletter will be published once a month on the 15th. The deadline for information will be the 10th of each month. The Adventure will be sent in bulk to churches in the diocese rather than to individuals. Those residing outside the diocese who would like to receive The Adventure by mail, please send $10 to the Hulsey Episcopal Center for a subscription.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25

Midwinter 2002 - January 18-20
9th through 12th graders

Spring Fling 2002 - March 1-3
6th through 8th graders

All for the One who was the One for us all.

For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining
salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, that we might
live together with Him
. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

Bishop Quarterman Conference Center - $65
Contact the Rev. John Watson
806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net

Happening - February 8-10
Contact the Rev. Mark Eldredge
frmark@saintnicholaschurch.org 915.694.8856


On the Web:

A Weekly Message from the Presiding Bishop
Beginning January 8, a new message each Tuesday

Hear a five-minute audio message from Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold. There is a place to respond if you wish.
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/presiding-bishop/ 

Ecumenical Sites

Churches Uniting in Christ: www.cuicinfo.org

The CUIC Liturgy: www.eden.edu/cuic/liturgy/liturgy.htm

Interfaith Relations: www.episcopalchurch.org/ecumenism
Diocesan, Parish, Province Web Sites

linked to www.episcopalchurch.org

www.theredbook.org
Find any of the 7,350 Episcopal Church in America, diocesan leadership and ministry contacts
 names of all bishops, and much more.


World Mission Sunday
Companionship in Mission

bulletin shell and insert, youth activity sheet
www.episcopalchurch.org/agr/wmsun.html

 

St. Michael and All Angelsí, Shamrock
featured in Episcopal Churches Calendar

The 2002 Historic Episcopal Churches Engagement Calendar featured St. Michael and All Angelsí Church in Shamrock in its twelfth edition. St. Michaelís was consecrated on July 4, 1909, by Bishop Garrett. The present church building was build in the late 1940s using lumber from the original building.

To order the 2002 Historic Episcopal Churches Engagement Calendar, send $14.95 ($10 each for 10 or more) to NEHA, 509 Yale Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081 or call 610.544.1886.


Prayer for Peace on the Occasion of the
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

For information: www.cathedral.org/cathedral


Offerings:

Spiritual Formation in a Broken World
How then Must We live?

April 5-6, Trinity Church Wall Street
, NYC
Parker Palmer and Phyllis Tickle
, Headliners
for webcast, internet or registration information
trininst.org or 800.457.0224
or info@ECTN,org or 800.559.ECTN


Spiritual Formation Summit
April 22-26, Kanuga Conference Center, NC

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Keynote
info@Kanuga.org or 828.692.9136
GTNG: Gathering the NeXt Generation

June 20-22, Indianapolis, IN

Equipping Ourselves for Lifelong Ministry Together
workshops, liturgy, Bible study
Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, special speaker
www.gtng.org


Directory of Anglican Religious Communities
Retreat Facilities and Guest Accommodations

The Anglican Religious Communities Yearbook, 2002-2203, is now available from Morehouse Publishing and provides useful, detailed information about Anglican religious communities including retreat facilities and guest accommodations for more than 90 communities around the world. $11.95 morehouse@morehousegroup.com, 800.877.0012.



Vatican Exhibit Reservations

June 2 through September 15
Texas Tech Museum, Lubbock - Free Admission

www.vaticanexhibit.org  806.749.2549

Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rt. Rev. George Quarterman , 95, celebrated his 55th ordination anniversary on the first Sunday of Advent by delivering a homily about Godís love at St. Andrewís Church, Amarillo. The longest-serving bishop in the church, Bishop Quarterman was consecrated December 3, 1946.

The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey will celebrate his 70th birthday on February 14 with a trip to New Zealand. His address is
1214 Belle Place, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

The Rev. Larry Spannagelís brother, Bruce, 41, died December 14 in California.

The Rev. Bernardo and Lylliam Martinez will travel to our companion diocese, Spain, January 22-31 to visit various churches in the Madrid and Seville area and will attend the Spanish Clergy Conference. They will return on January 31.

The Rev. Canon David and Sue Vealís address in Odessa, where David is serving as Interim Rector at St. Barnabasí Church, is Marvin Gardens A-1, 4300 Esmond Drive, Odessa, 79762, phone 915.362.0569.

The Rev. Michael Pipkin, ordained to the transitional Diaconate by Bishop Ohl on December 15, announces his engagement to Melissa McPherson, Information Security Analyst for the U. S. Government.

The Rev. Brian Miller was ordained to the priesthood on Wednesday, December 19, at Good Shepherd, San Angelo, by Bishop Ohl for the Bishop of Pittsburgh.

 

Retired and Non-Parochial Clergy

Please note that your annual report of sacramental acts is due in the bishopís office by January 31.

 


JANUARY MEETINGS:

15-16 Clergy Small Group I

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

29 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

31 Executive Council, St. Christopherís, Lubbock 10 am

\

CALENDAR

January

15-16 Clergy Small Group I, HEC

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

18-20 Mid Winter, BQCC

19 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

20 *St. Stephenís, Lubbock

26 *St. Johnís, Lamesa, closing service

                    27 VISITATION, Coleman, St. Mark

29 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

31 Executive Council, St. Christopherís, Lubbock, 10 am

February 2002

1-2 Deacon Formation

1-4 Living Stones Conference

2 Panhandle Stewardship Wrap-Up, Pampa

5 Deans, HEC, 10 am

10 VISITATION, Abilene, St. Mark

13 ASH WEDNESDAY

16 Western Plains Ministry Team Training, St. Peterís, Amarillo

17 VISITATION, San Angelo, Good Shepherd

18-19 TCC Assembly, Houston

19-20 Clergy Small Group II

*St. Paulís, Lubbock, Lenten speaker, noon

*St. Maryís, Big Spring, Lenten speaker, 6 pm

                    23 *Summer Camps Planning Meeting, HEC

                        Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

23-24 Confirmation.COM Retreat, San Angelo

24 VISITATION, Childress, St. Luke

26-27 All Staff Retreat, BQCC (HEC closed)

March

1-3 Spring Fling, BQCC

1-2 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

3 *VISITATION, Clarendon, St. John the Baptist

7-12 *House of Bishops, Camp Allen

15-16 *Mar Thomas Convocation

17 *VISITATION, Albany, Trinity

19-20 Clergy Small Group III

24 PALM SUNDAY

31 EASTER

 





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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 122 December 20, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.




Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

As Advent draws the Christ light ever nearer and brighter, I want to encourage you to take a few moments of silence to ponder the grace which God has given in the gift of His Son Jesus. This year, perhaps more than at any time in recent memory, we have seen the horrible destruction that human beings are willing to inflict upon other human beings and the world. The forces of darkness once again have attempted to extinguish the Light of the World, but as Johnís Gospel puts it so beautifully, "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." (John 1:5) I pray that this same light will brighten your days, and that the Light of Life will give you courage to let your light shine on others who do not yet know or have forgotten the One we worship, that they too may know the Lord of Life. In Christ, Wallis

 

Companion Diocese News

The Rev. Bernardo and Lylliam Martinez will travel to Spain January 22-31, to visit churches in the Madrid and Seville area and will attend the Spanish Clergy Conference to be held January 26-28. The Companion Diocese Committee will discuss the possibility of sending students to Madrid in summer 2002. Bishop Carlos has expressed a need for altar items, choir robes and clerical vestments. The Companion Diocese Committee will meet next on January 16 at the Hulsey Episcopal Center. Contact Harry Hall, Chair, 915.944.2979 or hall@wcc.net.

 

St. Paulís, Dumas, Receives Grant

St. Paulís Church in Dumas has received a $500 grant from the Wal-Mart Corporation for its food pantry outreach ministry.

St. Lukeís, Levelland, 50th Anniversary

The Rev. Mike Ehmer and the members of St. Lukeís Church, Levelland, (1111 Sundown Highway) request your presence and prayers as the congregation celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, January 12, with a celebration of the Eucharist and reception following. Bishop Ohl will be the celebrant and preacher. St. Lukeís first service was Christmas Eve, 1951.

Contact the Rev. Mike Ehmer, 806.239.0005 jme9006@aol.com

 


Seeking Christ through Service to Others
a gathering of college students
January 3-5, Bishop Quarterman Conference Center - $75

Sponsored by the College Chaplains of Province VII
Hosted by the Diocese of Northwest Texas
Contact the Rev. David Krause
806.765.0037 canterbury@nwt.org


Midwinter 2002
January 18-20
All for the One who was the One for us all.

For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, that we might live together with Him. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

9th through 12th grades Bishop Quarterman Conference Center - $65

Contact the Rev. John Watson
806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net


In a time of uncertainty, people of faith
come together to welcome the

PRINCE OF PEACE

Episcopal-Evangelical Lutheran Churches
"Full Communion" Joint Worship Service
Christmas Eve on CBS - 10:35 PM
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO

Bishop William Smalley, Diocese of Kansas, ECUSA - Preacher, "The service is an important symbol of the new relationship between the two churches... and a sign of the unity we experience in so many other ways."

Bishop Barry Howe, Diocese of West Missouri, ECUSA - Officiant, "The timing of the service is especially significant as people search for meaning in uncertain times, this shared service offers a sense of purpose and mutual support as we gather together at Christmas to celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace."

Bishop Gerald Mansholt, Central states Synod, ELCA - celebrant, "I hope people across the country will watch this service and see that unity is stronger than division."

The Rev. H. George Anderson, former ELCA presiding bishop, "One of the gifts full communion brings is the opportunity to discover gifts that each of the churches have, which can be used to share with the other. In my view, it is one example of Godís continued gathering of Godís people." Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold called the full communion agreement "a very significant sign that our two churches can live in communion with one another for the sake of a greater unity in the service of a common mission."

Lutherans and Episcopalians, laity and clergy, will share roles in the service as lectors, prayer intercessors, musicians, acolytes and as chalice bearers administering communion.

 

2002 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25

For resource materials contact:
Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute
PO Box 300
Garrison NY 10524-0300

 

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Mary Dean Whitfield, Copper Breaks Episcopal Missions, is recuperating from by-pass surgery at home (491 Walsen Rd, Chillicothe, TX 79225).

The Rev. Laura Deaderickís mother, Pat Sellner, is recuperating at her home in Odessa following hospitalization for a stroke.

Mrs. Josie Rose, seminarian at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, has been selected for Clinical Pastoral Education this coming summer at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock.

The Rev. Lamuel Salik, Rector of St. Thomasí, Hereford, will travel to Pakistan January 4-18, to minister to Christians there in the wake of church bombings and persecution.

Clergy Transitions

The Rev. Clifton Mann, Rector of St. Stephenís, Lubbock, has accepted a call from St. Andrewís, Amarillo, to become Rector. His last Sunday at St. Stephenís will be January 6 and his first Sunday at St. Andrewís will be January 20.

The Rev. Peter Fritsch has resigned as Rector of St. Paulís, Lubbock, effective December 30.

The Rev. Canon David Veal will serve as Interim Rector at St. Barnabasí Church, Odessa, beginning in January.

The Rev. Frank Swindle is Interim Rector at St. Philipís, Joplin, MO. His and Gloriaís new address is 3135 Tyler Court, 64804, phone 417.782.1705.

Congratulations to the Rev. Dr. G. Wayne Smith, former Curate at St. Christopherís, Lubbock, and Good Shepherd, Brownfield, elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Missouri on November 3. Wayne is currently the Rector of St. Andrewís, Des Moines, Iowa. He will be consecrated on March 2 in St. Louis.

Ordinations

Michael Pipkin was ordained to the transitional Diaconate by Bishop Ohl on December 15, at St. Stephenís, Lubbock. Michael is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Brian Miller will be ordained to the priesthood at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 19, at Good Shepherd, San Angelo.

JANUARY MEETINGS:

11-12 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

15-16 Clergy Small Group I

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

29 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

31 Executive Council, St. Christopherís, Lubbock 10 am

 

CALENDAR

December

19 * Brian Miller Ordination, Good Shepherd, San Angelo, 7 pm

22-Jan 2 HEC Closed

January 2002

3-5 Province VII Ministry in Higher Education Conference, BQCC

11-12 Deacon Formation

12 Levelland, St. Luke, 50th Anniversary Celebration

13 VISITATION, Andrews, St. Matthias

15-16 Clergy Small Group I, HEC

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

18-20 Mid Winter, BQCC

19 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

20 VISITATION, Borger, St. Peter

27 VISITATION, Coleman, St. Mark

29 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

31 Executive Council, St. Christopherís, Lubbock, 10 am

February 2002

1-2 Deacon Formation

1-4 Living Stones Conference

10 VISITATION, Abilene, St. Mark

13 Ash Wednesday

17 VISITATION, San Angelo, Good Shepherd

18-19 TCC Assembly, Houston

19-20 Clergy Small Group II *St. Paulís, Lubbock, Lenten speaker, noon

*St. Maryís, Big Spring, Lenten speaker, 6 pm

23 *Summer Camps Planning Meeting, HEC

Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

23-24 Confirmation.COM Retreat, San Angelo

24 VISITATION, Childress, St. Luke

26-27 All Staff Retreat, BQCC (HEC closed)

Youth Events

Midwinter Jan 18-20, 2002 BQCC

Spring Fling Mar 1-3, 2002 BQCC

Fr. John Watson 806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net 

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 121 November 20, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.





Executive Council to Study New Mission Focus

The 2002 Executive Council will meet December 7 and 8 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center to get to know one another better, look at structure, and explore more effective ways of being a missionary church. The Council will discuss new structure for programs in the diocese relevant to abolishing Canon 17 which set up the structure for program committees in the diocese. While currently active committees will continue, new programs will be done on an ad-hoc and by task basis. Each committee will be assigned a liaison member of the Council.

Executive Council members for 2002 are:

Eagle Cove:

The Rev. Scott Mayer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Mr. Tom Gregg, Good Shepherd, San Angelo

The Rev. Dennis Bosley, Colorado City and Sweetwater

Mr. Jackie Batjer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Llano Estacado:

Dr. Stu Ravnik, St. Stephenís Lubbock

The Rev. Peter Fritsch, St. Paulís, Lubbock

The Rev. Mike Ehmer, Llano Estacado Regional Missioner

Mrs. JoAnn Griffin, St. Paulís, Lubbock

Panhandle:

The Rev. William Nix, Panhandle Regional Missioner

Mrs. Liz Haning, St. Jamesí, Dalhart

Mr. Norman Allen, All Saintsí, Perryton

The Rev. Mary Glover, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

Permian Basin:

The Rev. Stockton Williams who will be replaced

Mr. Bob Bledsoe, St. Nicholasí, Midland

The Rev. Leslie Gregory, Prisons Chaplain

Mr. Charles Zachry, St. Maryís, Big Spring

 

 

The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Book Recycling Program

Some time ago St. Markís, Abilene, and All Saintsí, Colorado City, sent 1940 Hymnals to SPCK/USA which, along with hymnals from nine other US parishes, are now on their way to Bishop Ignacio Soliba to be used for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. Bishop Soliba reports, "Our congregations are in dire need of 1940 Hymnals and Bibles... and devotional books." The Episcopal Church in the Philippines consists of six dioceses with approximately 121,000 members, 90% of which are from indigenous communities in the mountain regions. Contact SPCK/USA, PO Box 879, Sewanee, TN 37375, 915.598.1103 spck@sewanee.edu, website www.spckusa.com.

 

Cursillo #60, Wings of a Dove

The Cursillo Secretariat reports Cursillo #60, scheduled for November 29-December 2 at Christ the King Retreat Center in San Angelo, is completely full and has a waiting list. Please keep Wings of a Dove in your prayers. For information on future Cursillos, contact Kerry Davis at Davis53098@cs.com, 915.589.11223

Cursillo #61, 6/20-23, 2002, San Angelo

Cursillo #62, 9/12-15, 2002, BQCC, Amarillo

 

Ultreyas

St. Nicholasí, Midland, 12/9, 2:30 p.m

Good Shepherd , San Angelo. 12/16, 3:30 p.m.

 

Senior High Fall Rally

"United We Kneel"

Nov 30 - Dec 2, BQCC

Contact 806.353.9594 or stpeters@arn.net

Led by Peter Wong, Director of Youth Ministries at Christ Church, Pensacola, Florida. Peter is very involved in the youth work of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Pete is currently in his second year of the Special Certificate Program for Youth Ministries at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and is a frequent contributor to the WALK. Pete is known as an entertaining and interesting speaker. Brandon Smith will be music director for the conference.

 

Northwest Texas Clergy Visiting Fellow

at Seminary of the Southwest

The Rev. Peter Fritsch, Rector of St. Paulís, Lubbock, was a Visiting Fellow recently at the Seminary of the Southwest. Fr. Fritsch explored resources within the Anglican tradition on the practice of praying for oneís ancestors. The research rounds out a book he is writing on inter-generational healing of families using therapy and sacramental payer. The book will teach clergy how to work with therapists in conducting healing services on behalf of people in need of further healing prayers surrounding their emotional and relational issues. The Rev. Canon William Green, professor-emeritus of systematic theology at the seminary, introduced Fr. Fritsch to a variety of reading on the theology of the communion of saints within the Anglican tradition. The seminaryís Visiting Fellows program brings selected clergy and lay persons to ETSS for two weeks of continuing education where they pursue projects of their own design. Seminary faculty assist fellows in their study and reflection. Bob Kinney, BKinney@etss.edu.

 

Teaching Mission on Prayer
December 1, Holy Trinity, Midland
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey
Prayerful Preparation for Advent
Prayer: A State of Being, a Way of Life
Reservations for lunch and child care: 915.683.4207

 

Congregational Outreach Conference
Fulfilling the Great Commandment
and the Great Commission
December 3-6, Kanuga Conference Center, NC
828.692.9136, info@kanuga.org, www.kanuga.org

 

 

Happening
February 15-17, 2002
Bishop Quarterman Conference Center
for 9th - 12th grade students
for applications and information
contact frmark@saintnicholaschurch.org
915.694.8856

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Our beloved June Bowen will celebrate her birthday on December 1. If you would like to send a card please mail to 505 High Road, Coleman, TX 76834. June has not been feeling well.

Roland Rose is recuperating at home after being hospitalized for pneumonia and will return to work after a week of rest.

Mary Whitfield continues to recuperate from quadruple by-pass surgery in Wichita Falls.

Ann Considine is stable and continues to recuperate from a broken hip and severe back pain. If you wish to call, please be brief and call between 10 am and noon or 4:30 to 7 pm. 915.672.5865, 1450 EN 10th Apt 130, Abilene, TX 79601.

The Rev. Jerry Sneary, who has accepted a call to St. Francis Church, Canyon Lake, TX, and his wife Martha, will be honored by the Panhandle Deanery Clergy at a farewell dinner on December 14.

The Rev. Stockton Williams, Rector of Holy Trinity, Midland, has accepted a call to St. Peterís Church, Kerrville. His last service at Holy Trinity will be Christmas day. Best wishes to Stockton, Leslie, and their family in their new ministries.

 

Ordinations

Michael Pipkin will be ordained to the transitional Diaconate at 11 AM on Saturday, December 15, at St. Stephenís, Lubbock. Michael is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Brian Miller will be ordained to the priesthood at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 19, at Good Shepherd, San Angelo.

 

Clergy Planning for Tomorrow Conference
November 22, 2002, place tba

 

MEETINGS:

12/5-6 Clergy Small Group VIII, HEC

12/7-8 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RETREAT, BQCC

12/12 All Staff Meeting, HEC 10 am

 

CALENDAR


November

22-23 HEC Closed, Thanksgiving

26-12-3 *CREDO Conference, Ellenton, FL

27-29 La Consulta Chihuahua, Mexico

30/12-2 Fall Festival BQCC

30 The Adventure deadline

December

5-6 Clergy Small Group VIII

7-8 Executive Council Retreat, BQCC

9 * Visitation, St. Christopherís, Lubbock

11 * St. Stephenís School, Sweetwater

12 * All Staff Meeting, Lubbock, HEC

* Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmations

15 * Michael Pipkin Ordination, St. Stephenís, Lubbock, 11 am

16 * Visitation, St. Markís, Plainview

19 * Brian Miller Ordination, Good Shepherd, San Angelo, 7 pm

22-Jan 2 HEC Closed

Youth Events:

Fall Rally Nov 30-Dec 1, 2001 BQCC

Midwinter Jan 18-20, 2002 BQCC

Spring Fling Mar 1-3, 2002 BQCC

Fr. John Watson 806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net

A blessed and happy Thanksgiving from Bishop Ohl and the staff
Claire Cowden, Edna Chambers and Carolyn Hearn

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 120 November 5, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.



43rd Annual Diocesan Convention Elections Results

Voting at the Annual Diocesan Convention resulted in the following elections:

Trustee to 2006: Carl Luckenbach, St. Paulís, Lubbock

Standing Committee Clergy to 2004: Jake Clemmens, St. Matthewís, Pampa

Standing Committee Lay to 2004: Bob Poer, Holy Trinity, Midland

Ecclesiastical Trial Court Clergy to 2005: Roz Thomas, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Ecclesiastical Trial Court Lay to 2005: Tom Choate, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Deputy to General Convention and Synod Clergy:

1. Jake Clemmens, St. Matthewís, Pampa

2. James Haney, St. Christopherís, Lubbock

3. William D. Nix, Jr., Panhandle Regional Missioner

4. Scott Mayer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

1st Alternate. Jim Liggett, St. Maryís, Big Spring


Deputy to General Convention and Synod Lay:

1. Claire Cowden, St. Stephenís, Lubbock

2. Jackie Batjer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

3. Sally Brown, St. Paulís, Lubbock

4. Dick Davis, St. Peterís, Amarillo

1st Alternate. Cliff Craig, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

Provincial Synod will meet October 7-9, 2002, in Kansas City. General Convention will meet July 3- August 8, 2003, in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Canonical Amendment Sets the Stage for Mission

The Convention of Northwest Texas deleted Canon 17 which established the Program Divisions and Committees of the Diocese. On recommendation from the Executive Council, program and funding will continue with active committees and new ad hoc committees and task forces on a by- task basis. Funding for program will continue at a minimum of 2.6% of the budget and the funding will be administered by the Budget Committee, eliminating the Program Budget Committee thus streamlining the budget process. The Executive Council will meet in an overnight retreat on December 7&8 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center to begin planning for their work in 2002.

 

The Adventure calls for Christmas Traditions

What are the traditions your church observes for Christmas? The Adventure would like to share your stories of family and late-night services, Shepherdsí Midnight Snacks, etc. Please submit your traditions by November 30 to ministry@nwt.org. The deadline for all articles for the upcoming The Adventure is November 30.

Bob Johnson Retires after 43 Years at BQCC

Bob Johnson retired October 1 as Maintenance Supervisor of the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center after 43 years of dedicated service to the ministry provided at BQCC. Family and friends celebrated with Bob at a barbecue on October 21. Bob was at the Conference Center when some of the first bricks were laid and he planted most of the trees on the property. A retirement fund has been established for Bob. Contributions and congratulations may be sent to the Bob Johnson Retirement Gift, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79408.

 

Bishop Ohlís Address to Convention

Disciples Making Disciples

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

Northwest Texans Growing in Understanding

Defining a disciple as one who patterns oneís life on the teaching and life of a particular doctrine or teacher, Bishop Ohl related that in the New Testament a disciple may be either a follower of Jesus, a part of a much larger crowd, or one of the twelve, and noted that in the Book of Acts the term disciple is used 22 times to designate believers in Jesus as Christ. Bishop Ohl remarked on the great joy he is experiencing in witnessing the people of Northwest Texas growing in understanding ourselves as being disciples and in encouraging others to walk the path of Christ. Bishop Ohl challenged the Convention to move out of our comfort zones in the power of the Holy Spirit, accept our responsibilities and opportunities as disciples of the Risen Lord, and ponder what can be accomplished if we set our hearts and minds on our Lord Jesus, acknowledging and using our gifts from God in becoming disciples and helping to make disciples.

LOAVES AND FISHES FUND Established

"It only takes a little."

Challenging the Diocese to dream "big HOLY impossible dreams," Bishop Ohl established the Loaves and Fishes Fund to "kick start" new mission and ministry initiatives within the diocese not funded in the operating budget. After asking for weeks in prayer for a course of action for moving the diocese from maintenance to mission, Bishop Ohl reported he heard a "giggle in heaven" and acted on what he had been hearing, "It only takes a little." Bishop and Mrs. Ohl initiated the fund with a gift of $200. The bishop postulated if every baptized person in the diocese gave at least $25 per year to the fund on his or her birthday, in thanksgiving for Godís gift of another year and with a prayer that new ministry and mission may flourish, there would $219,550 per year for planting new churches and other new initiatives in the diocese. Bishop Ohl reminded the Convention that, in the story of the loaves and fishes, Jesus accepted a boyís offering of 5 loaves and 2 fishes and multiplied it to feed a multitude. As of 5 November, $11,470 has been generously donated to the Loaves and Fishes Fund. The fund will initially be administered by the Trustees until the Loaves and Fishes Fund Board is established.

Jesusí Great Commission

Asking the people of Northwest Texas to become people of miraculous expectation, Bishop Ohl directed that Godís activity in our daily lives must be the expected and acceptable conclusion of our discipleship. Quoting Ephesians 3:20, "Glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine..."

Bishop Ohl entreated the Convention to pray diligently that we may be faithful to our calling and to Jesusí Great Commission.

(Full text of Bishop Ohlís address  is available from diocesan and church offices and the website)

 


Prayers and Thanksgivings

Carole Ricketts of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, and Roland Rose of St. Johnís, Odessa, were ordained by Bishop Ohl to the permanent Diaconate at the Diocesan Convention Eucharist on October 28. Carole is a CPA and Director of Financial Operations for the Community Foundation of Abilene. Caroleís husband Bobby is a psychologist. They have a son Will who is a student and a daughter Alyssums Abjornson who traveled from Italy for the ordination with her husband Tim who is in the Air Force. Roland has taught art in the Middle School in the Andrewís School District for 34 years and teaches art in the Ector County Youth Center. Rolandís wife Josie is a seminarian at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. They have two children: Laura who lives in St. Louis and Christopher who lives in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Rev. Michael Jasper, Rector of St. Barnabasí, Odessa, has accepted a call to be Rector of Resurrection, Oklahoma City. His last Sunday at St. Barnabasí is November 11. The Rev. Jerry Sneary, Rector of St. Jamesí, Dalhart, has accepted a call to be Rector of St. Francis-by-the-Lake, Canyon Lake in the Diocese of West Texas. His last service at St. Jamesí will be Christmas Eve.

Godspeed and best wishes to Jerry and Martha and their family and to Michael as they begin their new ministries.

Ordinations

Michael Pipkin will be ordained to the transitional Diaconate at

11 AM on Saturday, December 15, at St. Stephenís, Lubbock. Michael is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Brian Miller will be ordained to the priesthood at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 19, at Good Shepherd, San Angelo.

 

 

Healing Mission
November 9-11, Good Shepherd, San Angelo
915.949.6260 or
goodshepherd@wcc.net

 

A Clear Vision of One Church
November 18-20, Camp Allen, Texas
www.epicenter.org or 936.825.7175

 

La Consulta
Chihuahua, Mexico
The Rev. Enrique Lago of the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile
915.872.8712 or diocese@nwt.org

 

Congregational Outreach Conference
Fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission
December 3-6, Kanuga Conference Center, NC
828.692.9136, info@kanuga.org, www.kanuga.org

 

 

MEETINGS

11/9 Commission on Ministry - CANCELED

11/10 BQCC Board - CANCELED

11/10 Mission Committee, St. Paulís, Lubbock 10 am

11/10 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

11/11 Ultreya, St. Nicholasí, Midland, 2:30 pm

12/5-6 Clergy Small Group VIII, HEC

12/7-8 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RETREAT, BQCC

12/12 All Staff Meeting, HEC 10 am

 


CALENDAR

November

6-7 * A028 Committee, Chicago

7 *St. Maryís, Big Spring, Stewardship Dinner

8 *St. Maryís School, Big Spring

9 *St. Johnís School, Abilene

9-12 *Fall Rally, BQCC

10 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

        BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

        Mission Committee, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10 am

11 *Visitation, Good Shepherd, Brownfield

11-13 *Standing Committee on Ministry Development, Jacksonville, FL

15-17 *Diocese of Oklahoma Convention

22-23 HEC Closed, Thanksgiving

26-12-3 *CREDO Conference, Ellenton, FL

27-29 La Consulta Chihuahua, Mexico

30/12-2 Fall Festival BQCC

30 The Adventure deadline

December

 

5-6 Clergy Small Group VIII

7-8 Executive Council Retreat, BQCC

9 * Visitation, St. Christopherís, Lubbock

11 * St. Stephenís School, Sweetwater

12 * All Staff Meeting, Lubbock, HEC

        * Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmations

15 * Michael Pipkin Ordination, St. Stephenís, Lubbock 11 am

16 * Visitation, St. Markís, Plainview

19 * Brian Miller Ordination, Good Shepherd, San Angelo, 7 pm

Youth Events:

Fall Rally Nov 9-11, 2001 BQCC

Fall Festival Nov 30-Dec 1, 2001 BQCC

Midwinter Jan 18-20, 2002 BQCC

Spring Fling Mar 1-3, 2002 BQCC

Fr. John Watson 806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net



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OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 119 October 20, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.



Annual Diocesan Convention
"Disciples Making Disciples"
October 26-28
Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock

Bishop Ohl, the diocesan staff, members of the 2001 Annual Convention Planning Committee, and host congregations of the Llano Estacado Deanery request your prayers for the 43rd Annual Convention of the Diocese. The bishop, clergy, wardens and elected delegates of the diocese will gather in Lubbock on October 26-28 to worship, learn, share, plan for the future, review the past, visit old friends and make new friends, elect officers and deputies to General Convention, mourn the tragedies and celebrate the blessings of the past year as we meet together as the Body of Christ in Northwest Texas. The convention will open with Evensong, the Rt. Rev. Barry Howe, Bishop of West Missouri, preacher. Roland Rose of St. Johnís, Odessa, and Carole Ricketts of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, will be ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Ohl on Sunday with the Venerable Dana Wilson Preaching.

Friday, October 26

10 am - 6 pm Exhibits Set Up, Holiday Inn Civic Center. 801 Avenue Q

3 am - 6 pm Registration, Holiday Inn Civic Center

7 pm Evensong, St. Paulís, 1510 Avenue X

Saturday, October 27

7:45 - 8:15 am Registration

8:30 am Opening Session, Holiday Inn Civic Center

11:00 am Workshops

12:30 pm Noonday Prayers

12:35 pm Sack Lunch and bus trips to Buddy Holly and Ranching Heritage Centers

2:00 pm Afternoon Session

7:00 pm Social Hour, The County Line PavilionĹ mile west of I-27North on FM 2641 (Regis)

8:00 pm Dinner and Dance (causal dress) 

Sunday, October 28

7:30 am Brunch, Holiday Inn Civic Center

8:30 am Reconvene, Holiday Inn Civic Center

10:30 am Convention Eucharist, Holiday Inn

Ordinations, UTO Ingathering, and Commissioning


House of Bishops
Calls the Church to "Wage Reconciliation"

The House of Bishops issued a statement following its September meeting resolving to call the church to " wage reconciliation" following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

...We, your bishops, have come together in the shadow of the shattering events of September 11. We in the United States now join that company of nations in which ideology disguised as true religion wreaks havoc and sudden death. Through this suffering we have come into a new solidarity with those in other parts of the world for whom the evil forces of terrorism are a continuing fear and reality... We are called to self-examination and repentance...Let us therefore wage reconciliation. Let us offer our gifts for the carrying out of Godís ongoing work of reconciliation, healing and making all things new. To this we pledge ourselves and call our church. We go forth sober in the knowledge of the magnitude of the task to which we have all been called, yet confident and grounded in hope. "And hope does not disappoint us, because Godís love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us." (Romans 5:5) "May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)

The full text of the statement is available from The Newsletter and online via the web site at http://www.nwt.org/

 


Is Extremist Islam a Global Threat?
Thursday, October 25, 7:30 PM
St. Georgeís Student Center, Canyon

Dr. Robert Beckly, Dr. Roy Thoman, Dr. Syed Anwar the Rev. Lamuel Salik
806.655.3121 stgeorges@amaonline.com

 


Dia de los Muertos, dos de Noviembre

Day of the Dead, November 2, 2201, no cost
Texas Tech University International Cultural Center

5:30-6:30 PM International Cultural Center, TTU
Bishop Placido Rodrigues, Mariachi Raiders Rojos

6:30-7:30 PM TTU School of Art
TTU art students exhibition, mirimba music

7:30-8:30 PM Lubbock Regional Art Center
Ofrendas, El Ballet Folklorico, art, drama, music, food

8:30-10 PM Buddy Holly Center
US artists, ofrenda, musical entertainment

806.742.2974 each site open 5:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Churchwomen United World Community Day 2001
November 2, 11 AM
St. Nicholasí Church, Midland

For Christian women of both Catholic and Protestant traditions to join Hindu, Jewish and Moslem women in a gathering at which prayers for our nation and the world will be offered and concern for peace, understanding and respect for others will be explored.

Contact Edna B. Hibbitts, President, CWU 915.683.3947

 

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Midland Center, November 3, 6-9:30 PM
Baroness Caroline Cox, Keynote Speaker

Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Ken Tamplin, Tamplin Music, Worship Leader
The Rev. Paul Estabrooks, Open Doors International

www.virtualservant.org/persecuted church

Trinity School, Midland
November 2, 1:20 PM
Baroness Caroline Cox, Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords

915.697.3281 www.trinitymidland.org

 

Healing Mission
November 9-11, Good Shepherd, San Angelo
Order of St. Luke
915.949.6260 or goodshepherd@wcc.net

 

A Clear Vision of One Church
November 18-20, Camp Allen, Texas

www.epicenter.org or 936.825.7175

 

mailto:stpeters@arn.net

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Greg Spinks, Vicar of Christ the King Anglican Church in Cuauhtemoc, died of a heart attack November 8, at his home, A New Day Orphanage, in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was 43. Many people in the Diocese of Northwest Texas knew Greg and supported the ministries he started in Cuauhtemoc, and many of the young people of the diocese have been touched by Gregís life and ministry. Besides starting A New Day Orphanage to rescue children from the streets of Cuauhtemoc, Greg made sure that every child in his parish had funds to attend school. Memorial services were held at Christ the King in Cuauhtemoc, Heavenly Rest in Abilene, and Emmanuel and Good Shepherd in San Angelo, burial on October 11 was from St. Johnís Church in Brownwood, which sent Greg as a teenager on his first mission trip. Glenn Polhemus of Good Shepherd, San Angelo, who assisted Greg in much of his ministry, traveled to Cuauhtemoc to make arrangements to bring Greg's body back to Brownwood, and preached a beautiful and moving homily at the service (attached to the e-mail edition of The Newsletter or by request from Carolyn Hearn). Memorials for A New Day Orphanage c/o Good Shepherd, 3355 W Beauregard, San Angelo TX 76904.

Deacon Tami Logston of St. Andrewís, Amarillo, has been named chairperson of the Steering Committee for the Amarillo Christian Campaign for the Homeless. Deacon Rose Ann Smith of St. Peterís, Amarillo, has been elected for a two year term to the Executive Committee of the Amarillo Coalition for the Homeless, the first year as vice-president and the second as president.

 

Safety and New Hire Information Available
from Diocesan Office

A new "safety program checklist and guidelines" containing 12 types of inspections for grounds, buildings, and programs, and new hire applications, especially helpful for schools and day care programs, are available from Edna Chambers at the Episcopal Center. 806.763.1370 x 201, edna@nwt.org

 

Meetings:

10/23 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

10/26 Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

10/26 Standing Committee, HEC, 3 pm

10/26-28 Annual Diocesan Convention

11/3 Cursillo Secretariat

11/10 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

Mission Committee, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10 am


CALENDAR

October

20 * Jim Aveni Ordination, Clarendon, 11 am

21 * Visitation, St. Georgeís, Canyon

   * Texas Tech Canterbury, Lubbock, 6 pm

23 * NWTX Episcopal Board of Trustees, HEC, 10 am

26 * Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

    * Standing Committee, HEC 3 pm

26-28 * Annual Diocesan Convention, Deacon Ordinations, UTO Ingathering Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock

29 HEC Closed

November

3 Cursillo Secretariat, HEC, 10 am- 3 pm

4 *Visitation, Grace, Vernon

6-7 * A028 Committee, Chicago

7 *St. Maryís, Big Spring, Stewardship Dinner

8 *St. Maryís School, Big Spring

9 *St. Johnís School, Abilene

9-12 *Fall Rally, BQCC

10 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

    BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

    Mission Committee, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10 am

11 *Visitation, Good Shepherd, Brownfield

11-13 *Standing Committee on Ministry Development, Jacksonville, FL

15-17 *Diocese of Oklahoma Convention

22-23 HEC Closed, Thanksgiving

26-12-3 *CREDO Conference, Ellenton, FL

30/12-2 Fall Festival BQCC

December

5-6 Clergy Small Group VIII

7-8 Executive Council Retreat, BQCC

9 * Visitation, St. Christopherís, Lubbock

11 * St. Stephenís School, Sweetwater

12 * All Staff Meeting, Lubbock, HEC

* Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmations

15 * Michael Pipkin Ordination, St. Stephenís, Lubbock, 11 am

16 * Visitation, St. Markís, Plainview

19 * Brian Miller Ordination, Good Shepherd, San Angelo, 7 pm

 

Youth Events:

Fall Rally Nov 9-11, 2001 BQCC

Fall Festival Nov 30-Dec 1, 2001 BQCC

Midwinter Jan 18-20, 2002 BQCC

Spring Fling Mar 1-3, 2002 BQCC

Fr. John Watson 806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 118 October 5, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.



Annual Diocesan Convention
October 26-28
Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock

Hosted by the Llano Estacado Deanery, the 43rd Annual Diocesan Convention will begin at 7 pm on Friday, October 26, with Evensong at St. Paulís Church in Lubbock. The Rt. Rev. Barry R. Howe, Bishop of West Missouri, will be the preacher. The opening session of Convention will begin Saturday, October 27, at 8:30 am at the Holiday Inn Civic Center. Convention guests will include the Rev. Juan Zamora Galaz of Seville, Spain, representing our companion diocese. Elections for the Secretary, Treasurer, Chancellor and Registrar of the Diocese, as well as Standing Committee, Northwest Texas Episcopal Board of Trustees, Ecclesiastical Trial Court and Deputies and Alternates to General Convention and Provincial Synod are on the agenda for Saturday. Amendments to the Constitution and Canons, including restructuring of the program committees, will be considered on Saturday morning. Bus trips to the Buddy Holly and Ranching Heritage Centers are planned for the noon hour. Saturday afternoon workshop topics are "Anti-Racism: Raising Awareness" and "Our Unity in Christ, Ecumenical Opportunities." Bishop Ohl will give his annual charge to the Convention on Saturday afternoon, and a casual dinner dance is scheduled at 7 pm at the County Line Pavilion. The 2002 budget and apportionments are on the agenda for Sunday. Bishop Ohl will ordain to the Diaconate Roland Rose of St. Johnís, Odessa, and Carole Ricketts of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, at the Convention Eucharist and United Thank Offering Ingathering at 10:30 am at the Holiday Inn Civic Center. The Ven. Dana Wilson will be the preacher. Visitors are welcome. Contact Pat McCutchin, 806.894.4684 or pmccutch@NTS-online-net.

 

General Seminary Relief Efforts
Request Your Help

Mary Morris, Executive Assistant to Dean Ewing at General Episcopal Theological Seminary reports the Seminary has been coordinating the volunteers for food at Seamanís Institute and St. Paulís Chapel since the attack on 11 September. "The operation at Seamanís Institute is entirely transferred to Saint Paulís Chapel now. Churches have been scheduled for twelve hour shifts of twenty people to work through 20 October. It is anticipated that by then, or earlier, the City of New York will have commercial plans in place to take over the feeding of the workers and the fire personnel. There have been tremendous financial costs associated with providing the food over the last two weeks. Donations are gratefully accepted to begin to offset this effort. Gifts should be sent to the General Seminary Relief Fund, 175 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. At the present time all slots at St. Paulís Chapel are filled and there are adequate churches and volunteers on the waiting list to fill any unexpected no-shows. General Seminary and the Office of the Dean thanks everyone for the outpouring of help." Mary Morris, 212.243.5150x282 or morris@gts.edu

 

 

Redeem Your Tax Rebate
Send Tax-Deductible Contributions to
Episcopal Relief and Development Fund
PO Box 12043
Newark, New Jersey 07101


Womenís Retreat
October 12 & 13, Holy Trinity, Midland

Led by Dr. Deborah Ajaikaye
Contact 915.683.4207 or Ginger Johnson at 522.2844

 


Healing Mission
November 9-11, Good Shepherd, San Angelo

Anna Marie and Jack Sheffield,
Regional Warden, Order of St. Luke

11/9 7:30 pm The Joy of Christian Healing, Jack Sheffield
11/10 10-12 am Inner Healing, Anna Marie Sheffield
12-1 pm Lunch
1-3 pm Godís New Thing in Healing, Jack Sheffield
5:30-6:45 Holy Eucharist
7:30 pm Healing Service with Prayers for Healing

11/11 9:00 am Principles of Healing

915.949.6260 or goodshepherd@wcc.net

 


Thanksgiving at The Mandala Center
November 22-25, Des Moines, NM

Feast, hike, rest and enjoy the beauty of NE New Mexico
$100/adult, $50/children/ under 6 free
mandalacenter.org or 505.278.3002

 


Studying How Religion in America
May be Brought to Light
Finding Clarity in Ministries in the New Millennium.
2001 DuBose Lectures

October 25-26
School of Theology, Sewanee, TN

Martin Marty

800.722.1974 or theology@sewanee.edu

 

Facilitating a Meaningful Death
How to Care for People in the Last Phases of Life

American Academy of Bereavement
October 29, Lubbock
800.726.3888


Exploring Faith Through the Dynamics
of Sacrament, Prayer and Social Action
Paul and Gladys Osborne Lectureship Conference

November 2-4, St. Paulís, San Antonio

the Rev. Kenneth Leech, Keynote Speaker

210.226.0345 conference@stpauls-satx.org
website: www.stpauls-satx.org


Youth Events

Fall Rally Nov 9-11, 2001 BQCC

Fall Festival Nov 30-Dec 1, 2001 BQCC

Midwinter Jan 18-20, 2002 BQCC

Spring Fling Mar 1-3, 2002 BQCC

Fr. John Watson 806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net

 

 

A Clear Vision of One Church
November 18-20, Camp Allen, Texas

www.epicenter.org or 936.825.7175

Featuring: Susan Miller, Consultant to the House of Bishops; Claude Payne, Bishop of Texas; Daniel Herzog, Bishop of Albany. Topics include:

Youth Ministerís Intern Program, Bishop Ed Salmon
Creating a Missionary Youth Culture, Taft McWhorter
Learning from Failures, Bishop Claude Payne
Essentials for Healthy Congregational Life, Mary MacGregor
How to Have a Vision, Bishop Michael B. Curry
Show me the Money, Ron Null
Evangelism with Wheels, Carol Barnwell
Challenges to Change, Hamilton Beazley
Mission Resource Teams, Bishop Robert Ihloff

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Ann Considine has moved to an assisted living facility, Chisholm House, 1450 E N. 10th, Apt 127, Abilene 79601, and is using a walker.

Edna Chambers, diocesan business manager, attended the Church Pension Groupís Diocesan Administrators Workshop in New York on September 26-28.

David Veal will represent NWTX at the Annual Workshop/Conference for Bishopís Chaplains to Diocesan Retired clergy in St. Louis, October 22-24.

Mary Dean Whitfield will be ordained to the Canon 9 priesthood on Saturday, October 6, 11 AM, Grace, Vernon.

Jim Aveni will be ordained to the Canon 9 priesthood on Saturday, October 20, 11 AM, St. John the Baptist, Clarendon

Michael Pipkin will be ordained to the transitional Diaconate on Saturday, December 15, St. Stephenís, Lubbock.

Brian Miller will be ordained to the priesthood, Wednesday, December 19, 7 PM, Good Shepherd, San Angelo.

 

Meetings:

10/13 Permian Basin Deanery, St. Johnís, Odessa 9:30 am

  Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, Amarillo

10/14 Western Plains Cluster Fall Gathering, BQCC

10/15 Convention Planning Committee, HEC 4 pm

10/17-18 Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

10/20 Llano Estacado Deanery

10/23 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

10/26 Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

10/26 Standing Committee, HEC, 3 pm

10/26-28 Annual Diocesan Convention

11/3 Cursillo Secretariat

11/10 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

 

 

ULTREYA

Saturday, October 20
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, San Angelo
915.486.1920

 

 

CALENDAR

October

6 * Mary Whitfield Ordination, Vernon, 11 am

7 * Visitation, St. Thomasí, Hereford

10 * All Saintsí School, Lubbock

11-12 Prov VII & NWTX Christian Ed Committees, Lubbock

13 Day Retreat for Christian Formation, Lubbock

   Permian Basin Deanery, St. Johnís, Odessa, 9:30 am

   Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, Amarillo

14 * Visitation, St. Michael & All Angels, Shamrock

   Western Plains Cluster Gathering, BQCC

15 *Convention Planning Committee, HEC, 4 pm

17-18 * Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

20 * Jim Aveni Ordination, Clarendon, 11 am

21 * Visitation, St. Georgeís, Canyon

   * Texas Tech Canterbury, Lubbock, 6 pm

23 * NWTX Episcopal Board of Trustees, HEC, 10 am

26 * Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

   * Standing Committee, HEC 3 pm

26-28 * Annual Diocesan Convention, Deacon Ordinations Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock

29 HEC Closed

29-10/1 * Bishops of Small Dioceses, Oregon (t)

 

November

3 Cursillo Secretariat, HEC, 10 am- 3 pm

4 *Visitation, Grace, Vernon

6-7 * A028 Committee, Chicago

7 *St. Maryís, Big Spring, Stewardship Dinner

8 *St. Maryís School, Big Spring

9 *St. Johnís School, Abilene

  Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

9-12 *Fall Rally, BQCC

10 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

   BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

11 *Visitation, Good Shepherd, Brownfield

11-13 *Standing Committee on Ministry Development, Jacksonville, FL

15-17 *Diocese of Oklahoma Convention

23 HEC Closed

26-12-3 *CREDO Conference, Ellenton, FL

30/12-2 Fall Festival BQCC

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 117 September 20, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.



Many Responses to Terrorist Attacks

Bishop Ohl: "... I call upon you to stand against fear and hatred in whatever form it manifests itself... We must not let the acts of a few terrorists pollute our hearts with hatred for any group... Let us, the Body of Christ, show the world that we bear Jesus in all we say and do..."

Bishop Carlos from Spain: "I would like to express to you all our feelings of pain and concern in these hard moments for the American people I have requested to every rector of our parishes to organize services of prayer and supplication for the families of the victims of these acts of terrorism. We know very well in Spain how you are feeling now as we have been suffering these attacks by ETA, but nothing compares to these terroristsí acts in New York and Washington. Again, receive all solidarity and support in prayer from the Spanish Church to the American people."

Presiding Bishop Griswold: "Expressions of concern and prayer have poured into my office from many parts of the world... I pray that the events of today will invite us to see ourselves as a great nation not in terms of our power and wealth but measured by our ability to be in solidarity with others where violence has made its home... Never has it been clearer to me than in this moment that people of faith, in virtue of the Gospel and the mission of the Church, are called to be about peace and the transformation of the human heart, beginning with our own... Yes, those responsible must be found and punished for their evil and disregard for human life, but through the heart of this violence we are called to another way. May our response be to engage with all our hearts and minds and strength in Godís project of transforming the world into a garden, a place of peace where swords can become plowshares and spears are changed into pruning hooks."

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey: "I was appalled to learn of the terrible tragedies across the United States. The scale of the carnage and suffering is truly devastating. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with all those caught up in these horrific events. "

Seminarian Mike Pipkin, from St. Stephenís, Lubbock, at Virginia Seminary: "I was on the road to my church in rural Virginia. I.. turned around and headed to Henderson Hall Marin Corps Base... 500 yards from the Pentagon. What I saw I canít begin to type, but ... it was a disaster. We all appreciate your prayers and your continued care and support." Mike spent this summer serving as a chaplain in the US Navy and last summer as a chaplain in the New Orleans Police Department.

For the full text of Bishop Ohlís pastoral letter and statements from Anglican leaders, news, photos, and prayers from around the world from ACNS (Anglican Communion News Service), log on to http://www.nwt.org/ .

Send Contributions to
Episcopal Relief and Development Fund
PO Box 12043
Newark, New Jersey 07101

 

 

By Wisdom a House is Built
Day Retreat for Christian Formation

Saturday, October 13, 2001, 10am to 4:30 pm
St. Christopherís, Lubbock -
$10 including lunch

Sponsored by the Province VII and Northwest Texas Christian Education Committees. Registration forms available in your church office or at provincevii.org, emmanuel-sa.org or nwt.org.

 

 

Annual Diocesan Convention
October 26-28, Lubbock, Texas

Registrations: Due September 21

For delegation changes and registration information, contact Pat McCutchin at 806.894.4684 or pmccutch@NTS-online.net.

Nominations for Elections 2001

Secretary: Mr. Pat McCutchin, St. Lukeís, Levelland

Treasurer: Mr. Carrol Holley, St. Stephenís, Lubbock

Chancellor: Mr. Sequoyah Perry, St. Paulís, Lubbock

Registrar: The Rev. Roz Thomas, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Trustee (one lay to 2006):

Mr. Jack Curtis, St. Matthewís, Pampa
Mr. Carl Luckenbach, St. Paulís, Lubbock

Standing Committee Clergy (one to 2004)

Jake Clemmens, St. Matthewís, Pampa
Laura Deaderick, St. Johnís, Odessa


Standing Committee Lay (one to 2004)

Don Griffis, Good Shepherd, San Angelo
Bob Poer, Holy Trinity, Midland

Ecclesiastical Trial Court Clergy (one to 2005)

Roz Thomas, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
Clifton Mann, St. Stephenís, Lubbock

Ecclesiastical Trial Court Lay (one to 2005)

Thomas Choate, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
Patrick Kelso, St. Georgeís, Canyon
Ashley Woods, St. Stephenís, Lubbock

Clerical Deputy to General Convention and Synod
(
4 deputies and 4 alternates)

Jake Clemmens, St. Matthewís, Pampa
Peter Fritsch, St. Paulís, Lubbock
Clifton Gardner, Good Shepherd, San Angelo
James Haney, St. Christopherís, Lubbock
James Liggett, St. Maryís, Big Spring
Scott Mayer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
William Nix, Panhandle Regional Missioner
Stockton Williams, Holy Trinity, Midland

Lay Deputy to General Convention and Synod
(4 deputies and 4 alternates)

Jackie Batjer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
Sally Brown, St. Paulís, Lubbock
Claire Cowden, St. Stephenís, Lubbock
Clif, Craig, St. Andrewís, Amarillo
Dick Davis, St. Peterís, Amarillo
Roe Fulgham, St. Maryís, Big Spring
Glenn Polhemus, Good Shepherd, San Angelo
Sue Veal, St. Paulís, Lubbock

Nominations from the floor at Convention will be received Saturday morning following the report of the Nominating Committee and must be accompanied by a completed and signed Nominating Form which will be available at convention or contact Carolyn Hearn at The Newsletter.

 

Convention Workshops Scheduled

Anti-Racism: Raising Awareness

Led by Jackie Batjer, Chair, Health and Social Concerns

This workshop will address anti-racism, an issue of primary concern locally, nationally, and globally. With the prominent national debate over reparations for those in our country adversely affected by slavery and its continuing aftermath, the growing realization that Anglos may well become a minority in Texas within twenty years, and the recent attention garnered by the global anti-racism conference in South Africa, this workshop offers a timely and important opportunity. Jackie Batjer has attended national anti-racism trainings offered by the Episcopal Church. Among other church positions, she currently serves on the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns.

 

Our Unity in Christ: Ecumenical Opportunities

Led by Sue Veal, Chair, Ecumenical Relations

and assisted by Claire Cowden, Diocesan Ministries Coordinator. This workshop will generate ideas for ways to support and engage in ministry and mission with sister churches and other faith communities in our cities and towns. We will have the opportunity to hear of the varied, inspiring, ecumenical activities currently in place in local churches. We will discuss the importance and ramifications of the re-formation of the national ecumenical effort in the form of Churches Uniting in Christ, to be launched in January, 2002. Sue Veal has long been involved in and had a passion for ecumenism at the local, diocesan, and national levels. She has been a delegate to the Texas Conference of Churches Annual Assembly, worked as Ecumenical Staff of two General Conventions, and served on the Provincial Ecumenical Coordinating Committee.

 


Womenís Retreat
October 12 & 13, Holy Trinity, Midland

Led by Dr. Deborah Ajaikaye. 
Contact 915.683.4207 or Ginger Johnson at 522.2844.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Charlene Birdwell is still recovering but is weak and progressing slowly from surgery which revealed no cancer. Ann Considine is recovering from hip surgery and is in rehab in Abilene and is to be discharged into an assisted living facility on 9/26.

Memorials:

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Templeton, San Angelo, to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund in memory of Linda Hulsey. Grace Church, Vernon, to the Quarterman Conference Center Endowment Fund in memory of Linda Hulsey.


Loomis-Knight Memorial Lecture Series
St. Paulís, Lubbock, September 28 & 29

Old Roots and New Fruits: Prayer and Christian Spirituality
The Very Rev. Durstan R McDonald

Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 pm - "What is Prayer?"
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 am - "Prayer and Personality."
$15 includes continental breakfast. Lunch Saturday $5

Register at 806.762.2893

 

 

MEETINGS

9/21 Mission Committee, St Paul, Lubbock, 10 AM

9/28-30 Youth Board Retreat, BQCC

10/1-4 Clergy Conference, BQCC

10/13 Permian Basin Deanery

10/15 Convention Planning Committee, HEC 4 pm

10/17-18 Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

10/20 Llano Estacado Deanery

10/23 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

10/26 Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

10/26 Standing Committee, HEC, 3 pm

 

CALENDAR

September

21 Mission Committee, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10 am

21-23 ECW Conference, BQCC, 22 DOK

22 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

28-30 * Youth Board Retreat, BQCC

29 Panhandle Deanery, St. Peterís, Amarillo

Western Plains Ministry Team

30 * Visitation, All Saints, Perryton

Llano Estacado Cluster Dinner, Levelland

 

October

1-4 * Clergy Conference, BQCC

6 * Mary Whitfield Ordination, Vernon, 11 am

7 * Visitation, St. Thomasí, Hereford

10 * All Saintsí School, Lubbock

11-12 Prov VII & NWTX Christian Ed Committees, Lubbock

13 Day Retreat for Christian Formation, Lubbock

    Permian Basin Deanery, St. Johnís, Odessa, 9:30 am

    Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, Amarillo

14 * Visitation, St. Michael & All Angels, Shamrock

    Western Plains Cluster Gathering, BQCC

15 *Convention Planning Committee, HEC, 4 pm

17-18 * Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

20 * Jim Aveni Ordination, Clarendon, 11 am

21 * Visitation, St. Georgeís, Canyon

    * Texas Tech Canterbury, Lubbock, 6 pm

23 * NWTX Episcopal Board of Trustees, HEC, 10 am

26 * Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

    * Standing Committee, HEC 3 pm

26-28 * Annual Diocesan Convention, Deacon Ordinations Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock

29 HEC Closed

29-10/1 * Bishops of Small Dioceses, Oregon (t)

 

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 116 September 5, 2001

Vision Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas is a community of mission outposts which invite in and welcome people who are seeking Jesus, train them to be his disciples, and send them into the world to do the work God has called them to do. Mission Statement: The Diocese of Northwest Texas will provide the energy, resources and support necessary to help all our communities become mission outposts and, where needed, to help plant new ones.



Confirmation.COM
Diocesan Youth Confirmation Program
Year 3 Curriculum Now Available

The design team of Angela Hock (Project Coordinator), Will Morris, Mike Smith, Mike Jasper, Alison Porter, Mary Collier, Celia Ellery, June Smith and Karen Nikaido have completed the third and final year curriculum of the diocesan youth confirmation program through their dedicated and generous work. Year 3 completes the program begun by Andy Parker at the request of Bishop Ohl for a standard program for youth confirmation in the diocese. Each church in the diocese will receive a copy of the Year 3 Confirmation.COM curriculum within the next two weeks. For more information or an advance copy, contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206.

 

Episcopal Churchwomenís Conference
September 21-23 at BQCC

Called, Gifted, and United as Sisters in Christ

Mary MacGregor of the Diocese of Texas will be the topic speaker at this yearís ECW Conference addressing how each one of us is uniquely created by God to fulfill His purpose. Registration deadline is September 7. $75 (Ranch House $25 additional). Contact Grace Jordan, 915.683.7275, 2500 Maxwell, Midland 79705.

 

Womenís Retreat
October 12 & 13, Holy Trinity, Midland

The retreat will be led by Dr. Deborah Ajaikaye, a professor at the University of Houston and Province VII Daughters of the King Prayer Chair. Dr. Ajaikaye is from Nigeria and has a continuing ministry supporting widows and orphans in Ghana and Nigeria. She is a dynamic speaker and enthusiastic witness for spreading Christís kingdom. All diocesan women and guests are invited to attend. Contact 915.683.4207 or Ginger Johnson at 522.2844.

 

Advance Notice

"Facilitating a Meaningful Death"
The American Academy of Bereavement

Oct 29 Lubbock, Oct 30 Abilene, Oct 31 Wichita Falls
800.726.3888


 Clear Vision of One Church
Camp Allen, TX - Nov 18-20

936.825.7175 AngieE@campallen.org
or Diocese of Texas 800.318.4462 www.epicenter.org



Annual Diocesan Convention
Registration Packets Distributed

The 2001 Annual Diocesan Convention Registration Packets have been mailed to all convention delegates, senior and junior wardens, clergy, and ex-officio members of convention. If you have not received your packet, please contact your church office or Carolyn Hearn in the diocesan office. Convention dates are October 26-28, at the Holiday Inn Civic Center in Lubbock. Registration is $75 and visitors may register for select activities. Deadline for registration is September 21 with a $25 late fee after that date.

For questions contact JoAnn Griffin at 806.799.7479 JAGRB4@aol.com or Jack Link at 806.763.9246 or R4link@aol.com. For delegation changes contact Pat McCutchin at 806.894.4684 or pmccutch@NTS-online.net.

 

Catechist Training

Emmanuel Church, San Angelo, $20 per session
September 22 & November 10, 2001 and
January 19 & February 23, 2002

Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370

 

MEETINGS


9/7 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

9/8 Finance Committee, HEC, 1:30-3:30 PM

9/10 Convention Planning, HEC, 4 PM

9/12 Nominating Committee, HEC, 2 PM

9/19 Companion Diocese, HEC, 1-3 PM

9/21 Mission Committee, St Paul, Lubbock, 10 AM

9/28-30 Youth Board Retreat, BQCC

10/1-4 Clergy Conference, BQCC

10/23 Trustees, HEC, 10 am

10/26 Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

10/26 Standing Committee, HEC, 3 pm

 

 

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Vatican Exhibition Reservations

Reservations will be needed to attend the Vatican Exhibition at the Texas Tech Museum in Lubbock, June-August 2002. Please call 806.742.6800. The exhibit is free and one may stay as long as one likes but a time and date will be required.

 

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Linda Hulsey died August 21 in Ft Worth following a long struggle with Alzheimerís. A beautiful requiem mass in celebration of Lindaís life was held at St. Paulís, Lubbock, on August 27 with Bishop Hulsey as celebrant, Bill Nix assisting, and Jo Mann preaching. Memorials in honor of Linda may be sent to the Alzheimerís Association, One Summit Ave, Ste 300, Ft Worth TX 76102. A copy of Byron Hulseyís remembrances of his mother is attached to the e-mail edition of The Newsletter and printed copies are available from the diocesan office. Bishop Hulseyís address is 1214 Belle Place, Ft Worth 76107.

Staley Hackleyís (retired, former priest in Hereford, Vernon and Quanah), son Stephen died in Dallas on August 28 and was buried in Amarillo September 1. Staleyís address is 420 E Mound, Harland KY 40831.

Dale Stasney underwent heart surgery in Houston on September 5 to repair an atrial septal defect. Chester Whitfield underwent hip repair surgery in Wichita Falls on September 5. Ann Considine underwent hip surgery in Abilene , following a fall on August 21. She is in Room 325, Sears Methodist Center, 32nd and Willis, Abilene TX 79605 (no calls, please).

Congratulations to new Candidates for the Diaconate:

Tom Burns, Janice Byrd, Connie Fowler, and John Marshall of St. Maryís, Big Spring, and Jessie Vaughn of Grace, Vernon.

Memorials:


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Soucy, Plainview, in memory of Linda Hulsey, to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center.

Trinity Church, Quanah, in memory of Linda Hulsey, to the Hulsey Episcopal Center.

The Rev. Porter H. Brooks in thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of his ordination and in memory of Bishop Cecil Seaman and in honor of Bishop George Quarterman, to the Bishopís Discretionary Fund.

 

 

Youth Events

Youth Board Retreat Sept 28-30 BQCC

Fall Rally NEW DATE Nov 9-11 BQCC

Happening Postponed

Fall Festival Nov 30 - Dec 2 BQCC

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CALENDAR

September

6 * Executive Council, St. Stephenís, Lubbock, 10am

7 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

8 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation,

    St. Andrewís School, Amarillo

    * Finance Committee, HEC, 1:3-3:30

9 * Visitation, St. Stephen, Sweetwater

10 * Convention Planning Committee, HEC, 4 pm

11&12 * Clergy Small Group VI, HEC

12 * Nominating Committee, HEC, 2 pm

13 Permian Basin Deanery

13-16 * Cursillo #59, BQCC

17-26 * House of Bishops, Burlington, VT

18-19 Texas Conference of Churches Judicatory

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

21 Mission Committee, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10 am

21-23 * ECW Conference, BQCC, 22 DOK

22 Catechist Training, Emmanuel, San Angelo

28-30 * Youth Board Retreat, BQCC

29 Panhandle Deanery, St. Peterís, Amarillo

    Western Plains Ministry Team

30 * Visitation, All Saints, Perryton

     Llano Estacado Cluster Dinner, Levelland


October                                                              
                                                             

1-4 * Clergy Conference, BQCC                                                        

6 * Mary Whitfield Ordination, Vernon, 11 am                        

7 * Visitation, St. Thomasí, Hereford

10 * All Saintsí School, Lubbock

13 Llano Estacado Deanery

    Permian Basin Deanery, St. Johnís, Odessa, 9:30 am

    Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, Amarillo

    NWTX and Province VII Education Committees

14 * Visitation, St. Michael & All Angels, Shamrock

    Western Plains Cluster Gathering, BQCC

17-18 * Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

20 * Jim Aveni Ordination, Clarendon, 11 am

21 * Visitation, St. Georgeís, Canyon

    * Texas Tech Canterbury, Lubbock, 6 pm

23 * NWTX Episcopal Board of Trustees, HEC, 10 am

26 * Deansí Meeting, HEC, 11 am

* Standing Committee, HEC 3 pm

26-28 * Annual Diocesan Convention, Deacon Ordinations and Acolyte Festival, Lubbock

29 HEC Closed

29-10/1 * Bishops of Small Dioceses, Oregon (t)

November

3 Cursillo Secretariat, HEC, 10 am - 3 pm

4 * Visitation, Grace, Vernon

6-7 * Clergy Small Group VII

7 * Stewardship Dinner, St. Maryís, Big Spring, pm

8 * St. Maryís School, Big Spring, am

    * Chapel dedication, Abilene, pm

9 *St. Johnís School, Abilene

    Commission on Ministry, HEC 10 am

9-11 * Fall Rally, BQCC

10 Catechist Training, Emmanuel San Angelo

 



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