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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 147 January 15, 2004

NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web 

Number 146 January 15, 2004


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.           

 

Special Convention Scheduled March 6

In his Charge to Convention, Bishop Ohl called for a special convention on March 6, 2004, at St. Paul’s, Lubbock, to deal primarily with possible amendments to the 2004 budget and suggestions received for DFMS redirected funds. Delegation certification sheets have been mailed to each church with a return deadline of February 13 in order to prepare for the special convention.

 

Redirected Funds Suggestions


A letter and suggestion form has be sent to all clergy, wardens, treasurers, and chairs of diocesan committees

requesting suggestions for the expenditures of funds redirected from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society per the resolution passed at the November Annual Diocesan Convention. If you wish to submit a proposal for the use of these funds, please include a description of the proposal, complete with financial costs and how and when the funds would be used. Please remember that it was the intention of the original drafters of the resolution that those funds be used for mission and ministry projects, not to make up any budgetary shortfall. Forms can be found in your church office or by calling the Episcopal Center (806-763-1370). Please forward your suggestions to the Hulsey Episcopal Center, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401 no later than February 13. Proposals will be considered at the March 6 Special Convention.

 

 

The Adventure on the Web

Check out the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany issue of The Adventure in color on the web at nwt.org. And look for a new edition in February.

 

St. Paul’s, Dumas, Receives Wal Mart Grant

St. Paul’s, Dumas, has received another $1000 grant from Wal Mart to be used for their food pantry which is a ongoing outreach ministry in Dumas.

 

Mike Smith Accepts Call to Tucson Church

The Rev. Mike Smith, Associate Rector of Emmanuel, San Angelo, youth leader, and Christian Education Committee Chair for many years, has accepted a call to become Rector of Christ the King Church in Tucson, Arizona. Mike and his family will be in Tucson February 1.
 


 

Seminary of the Southwest Harvey Lectures

Richard Rohr OFM, internationally known author, speaker and retreat master, will present the 2004 Harvey Lectures at ETSS on Monday, February 9. Rohr, a Franciscan priest who founded and directs the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM, will give two lectures - "Believing is only the Prelude to Knowing" at 4 PM, followed by "Little Enemies and Little Fears" at 6:30 PM. A reception and book-signing begins at 5:15 PM. The Harvey Lectures, organized annually by seminarians, honors the late Very Rev. Hudnall Harvey, Dean of ETSS from 1968-1972. For information and reservations contact Harvey@etss.edu or 512.439.0330.

 

Province VII Anti-Racism Conference

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other
September 30-October 1, 2004, University of Oklahoma.

The Rev. Jane Oasin, Social Justice Officer at the Episcopal Church Center and the Anti-Racism Network of Province VII will focus on the skills needed to do ministry in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society. The program will conclude with a Eucharist on Friday evening. Contact vycke@email.com or 405.232.4820

 

Mandala Center Schedule

A Taize Ministry Weekend - March 19-21

Amos: Prophet for Our Time - March 26-28

Pre-Holy Week Retreat for Clergy with Walter Harrelson - March 29-April 1. Contact the Mandala Center, PO Box 158,

Des Moines, NM 88418, 505278.3002 mandalacenter.org

 

Pathways to Ministry

National High School Conference 2004
April 16-18

Exploring Together: Engaging young people to consider ordained ministry. Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Dallas, Texas. Martha Lang, 214.363.5471 x 269 or lang@saintmichael.org

 


 

UTO NEWS

Checks totaling $14,812.41 were sent from the Diocese of Northwest Texas to the United Thank Offering in 2003. Seven grant forms were requested this year and three have been returned to the diocesan office by the deadline. Bishop Ohl and Carolyn Goebel, diocesan UTO Coordinator, will review and prioritize the grant applications January 22. For information about UTO contact Carolyn Goebel at 2325 61st Street, Lubbock 79412, 806.795.275, cgoebel@TTACS.TTU.ECU.

 



 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Edna Chambers, Business Manager for the Diocese, remains in the hospital but as of 1/14 appears to be responding to antibiotics and some healing is beginning to take place. Please continue to keep Edna in your prayers. Edna sends her thanks for all your prayers and support which have greatly helped her in her recovery process.

Martha Henton, wife of our former bishop, Willis Henton, is recuperating from a broken hip (PO Box 10108, New Iberia, LA 70562).

Please remember in your prayers for healing: Joan Rudolph (Coleman) who continues chemo therapy in Houston, and Chester and Mary Whitfield (Copper Breaks).

Congratulations, best wishes, and many happy years of retirement to Jo Anne Hyer who was honored with a retirement party by St. Mary’s Episcopal Retirement Homes - Canterbury in Big Spring on January 15th. Jo Anne served on the board of Canterbury from 1980-89 and as Executive Director from 1989-2004. Shannon Nabors is the new Executive Director of Canterbury.

The Rev. Josie Rose, Holy Trinity, Midland, requests your prayers for her group traveling to El Salvador on a building mission. Josie departs Jan 16 and returns Jan 25.

Congratulations to Kelsey Kemp of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, who has been appointed to the national Stewardship and Development Commission for a term through 2009. Kelsey will attend her first commission meeting in Florida on January 21-24.
 

Retired Clergy Settling in New Homes

Jake and Laura Clemmens will be unpacking at their new home on January 17. Their new address is 718-P Southwest, Ardmore, OK, 73401, phone 580.224.9434.

John and Nancy Loving’s new address is 5603 Oakwood Cove #222, Austin, TX 78731, phone 512.450.0809.

Bill and Pudding Nix’s new address is 11355 County Road 6, Canadian, TX 79014, phone 806.323.6609,
 nix.ranch@direcway.com.
 


 

Mid-Winter Youth Conference - jan23-25

Contact the Rev. John Watson,
stpeters@stpetersofamarillo.org  806.353.9594

 

Summer Youth Conference Dates Set
 

Happy Camp June 7-11

Senior High Camp June 13-19 (completed grades 8-12)

Primary Camp June 20-26 (completed grades 2-4)

Junior High Camp June 27-July 3 (completed grades 5-7)

Contact bqcc@nwt.org or 806.323.6878 for information.


 

Calendar

JANUARY

16-18 *A028 Committee, Chicago

17 Fresh Start, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

19 Martin Luther King Day - HEC CLOSED

20 *Trustees, HEC, Lubbock, 10 AM

20-21 *Emmanuel, San Angelo - building dedication

23-25 *Mid-Winter, BQCC

25 *Amarillo, St. Peter’s

27 *Deans, HEC

31 *Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, 10 AM
 

FEBRUARY

1 *Lubbock, St. Paul’s

6&7 Deacon Formation

8 *Midland, Holy Trinity

9 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, ECW speaker, 12 Noon

10 *Convention Planning Committee, Midland

12  *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

14-17 *Living Stones, San Francisco

18-20 *ETSS Board of Trustees, Austin

20-23 *Diocese of West Texas Consecration, San Antonio

21  Permian Basin Deanery, Holy Trinity, 9:30 AM

25 Ash Wednesday - HEC CLOSED

26  *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

28 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

28 Happy Camp Board, Midland

29 *Albany, Trinity
 

MARCH

3 *St. Mary’s, Big Spring - Lenten Speaker

5-6 *Spring Fling

6 *Special Diocesan Convention St. Paul’s, Lubbock

11 *Nominating Committee, HEC, 10 AM

14 *St. Luke’s, Childress

18-25 *House of Bishops, Camp Allen

27 Fresh Start, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

28 *St. Stephen’s, Lubbock

 

 

Send comments, suggestions, notices, and information to Carolyn Hearn, Editor, newsletter@nwt.org or

The Newsletter, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock TX 79401, 806.763.1370, fax 472.0641 - January 10.

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 146 December 15, 2003

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.           

 

Bishop Ohl’s Advent Greeting

"Advent tells us Christ is near/ Christmas tells us Christ is here/ In Epiphany we trace/ All the glory of His grace."

So began one of my favorite hymns from childhood (Hymnal 1940 #235) that helped us children learn the seasons of the Church year. My favorite hymn in Advent was, and still is, "On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry/ Announces that the Lord is nigh." Both of these songs help us to see the time as God given with a Godly purpose. Too often this time of Advent is lost in the rush and confusion of preparing for the great celebration of the Incarnation. I encourage you this year to set 5 minutes aside each day to reflect on Christ’s coming into your life. Then prepare to meet the Lord in everyone that you see. The nearness of Christ is not just a metaphorical expression. He is very near; are we ready to greet Him in all sorts and conditions of people, or even in our own hearts? Use this Advent to prepare the way of the Lord, not only for yourself but for this broken and hungry world. Unless we are prepared, we will not see Him. Unless we are prepared, we will miss opportunities to proclaim Him.

 

May the coming of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts always. +Wallis

 

Welcome the Morning Star

The piercing wail of a newborn child shatters the silence of the night, and the peace of God which passes all under-standing is unleashed upon a broken world. May that same peace be born in us and show forth in our lives, giving hope to those without hope and overcoming the hostilities that divide us one from another. Let us rejoice and welcome Christ, who is the morning star rising in our hearts and giving to the world the light of his deathless and all-embracing love.

The most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Bishop
 

 

 Special Convention Scheduled March 6

In his Charge to Convention, Bishop Ohl called for a special convention on March 6, 2004, at St. Paul’s, Lubbock, to deal primarily with possible amendments to the 2004 budget.

 

 

Pathways to Ministry
National High School Conference 2004

April 16-18

Exploring Together: Engaging young people to consider ordained ministry. Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Dallas, Texas. Contact Martha Lang, 214.363.5471 x 269 or lang@saintmichael.org

 

New Episcopal Center Hours

In the new year, the Hulsey Episcopal Center will be closed on Fridays. The staff gathers each morning for Morning Prayer at 8:30, and on Wednesdays at 8:30 to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. The weekly staff meeting will be on Wednesdays following the Eucharist. If you live in Lubbock or are in town, you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer and the Holy Eucharist (or just stop by for a soft drink or cup of coffee any time during the day).

The Adventure

The Advent-Christmas-Epiphany issue of The Adventure is now available on the diocesan web site, www.nwt.org. Printed copies will soon arrive at your local church. Highlights in this issue: summary of Diocesan Convention, ministry of the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, the Rev. John Loving's final contribution of Anglican Reflections, the second article in the Jubilee Ministry series, and features on two outstanding outreach programs: Emmanuel Church's Undercroft Cafe and the Diocese of Texas' Camp Good News. Deadline to submit articles for the Lent-Easter issue is February 10, 2004. Send articles and photos to co-editor Claire Cowden at ministry@nwt.org.

 

UTO Grant Applications Due January 9
Mail to 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401

 

 Apportionment Resolution Procedures and Request


In accordance with the apportionment resolution passed at our Diocesan Convention, apportionments will be collected as usual throughout the year. Diocesan payments of our DFMS asking, however, will be different. Each month when the diocesan business manager cuts a check to DFMS there will be a separate check cut to the Surplus and Deferred Expenditure (SADE) account. The two checks will total the normal monthly DFMS amount. All expenditures of redirected funds will then be paid from the SADE account. At the special convention session on March 6th, 2004, the budget committee will present a proposal for the expenditure of the funds not sent to the Episcopal Church.


Recently, a letter went to all clergy, wardens, and treasurers requesting suggestions for the expenditures of these funds on a form that was included. If you wish to submit a proposal please include a description of the proposal, complete with financial costs and how and when the funds would be used. Keep in mind that it was the intention of the original drafters of the resolution that those funds be used for mission and ministry projects, not merely to make up any budgetary shortfall. Forms can be found in your church office or by calling the Episcopal Center (806-763-1370). Please forward your suggestions to the Hulsey Episcopal Center, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401 before January 30th.
 

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

Congratulations to Celia Ellery of Good Shepherd, San Angelo and seminarian at ETSSw; Jim Smart of St. Mark’s, Coleman; and Amber Sturgess of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock and seminarian at CDSP who were made Candidates for Holy Orders by Bishop Ohl on November 7.

Fred Byrd, Sheila Ohl’s uncle, died in Lubbock on Dec. 12.

Congratulations and best wishes to the Rev. Jon and Dale Stasney who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and Jon’s 35th ordination anniversary. You are invited to join the celebration at the Holy Eucharist and Reaffirmation of Wedding Vows, and reception on Sunday, December 21, 7:30 PM at St. Nicholas’ Church, Midland. Your prayers are requested if you are unable to be present.

New e-mail address for St. Matthew’s, Pampa: office@stmatt-pampa.com.

 

 

Clergy Conference Date Change

The date of the annual Clergy Conference has been changed from September 20-23 to October 4-7 so that Bishop Ohl may attend the fall House of Bishops meeting scheduled for the week of September 20. Please make a note of this change on your calendars.


 

Mid-Winter Youth Conference - Jan 23-25
Contact the Rev. John Watson, stpeters@arn.net, 806.353.9594

 

 

Calendar

December

21 *St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater, Visitation

24-1/2 HEC Closed

28 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa
 

January

1 OFFICE CLOSED - New Year’s Day

2 OFFICE CLOSED

7 *Standing Committee, HEC, Lubbock, 10 AM

9 UTO Grant request deadline

9&10 Executive Council Retreat, BQCC

9&10 Deacon Formation

11 Plainview, St. Mark’s

16-18 *A028 Committee, Chicago

17 Fresh Start, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

20 Trustees, HEC, Lubbock, 10 AM

23-25 Mid-Winter, BQCC

25 Amarillo, St. Peter’s

27 Deans, HEC

31 Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock
 

FEBRUARY

1 Lubbock, St. Paul’s

6&7 Deacon Formation

8 Midland, Holy Trinity

9 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, ECW speaker

10 *Convention Planning Committee, Midland

14-17 Living Stones, San Francisco

19-20 ETSS Board of Trustees, Austin

21-22 *Diocese of West Texas Consecration, San Antonio

25 Ash Wednesday - OFFICE CLOSED

28 BQCC Board

29 Albany, Trinity

 

Send comments, suggestions, notices, and information to Carolyn Hearn, Editor, newsletter@nwt.org or

The Newsletter, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock TX 79401, 806.763.1370, fax 472.0641 - January 10.

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 145 November 15, 2003

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.

45th Annual Diocesan Convention
Musical Offerings a Gift

The 45th Annual Diocesan Convention in Amarillo began with a sacred music concert in the beautiful new nave of St. Andrew’s Church under the direction of Margaret Lacy. The concert and Evensong, the organ, soloists, choir, St. Andrew’s ringers, and string quartet combined to begin the convention on a note of peace, joy, grace and beauty. A lively and delicious reception followed. The music was again a highlight at the Sunday Eucharist, ordination and UTO ingathering. The nave was filled to overflowing with worshipers accompanied by handbells, bagpipes, a brass quartet and percussionists, a beautiful Dove kite, and St. Andrew’s choirs.
 

St. Cyprian’s Admitted to Convention

The Rev. Bill Nix, Panhandle Regional Missioner and Chair of the Mission Committee, petitioned on behalf of the committee for St. Cyprian’s Church, Amarillo, to be admitted as a congregation. St. Cyprian’s warden and delegate were seated on the floor of convention during a standing ovation by convention members. The congregation meets at St. Peter’s Church in Amarillo.
 

Election Results

Mr. Dick Davis of St. Peter’s, Amarillo, was elected to a five year term on the Board of Trustees; Mrs. Liza Philpy of Holy Trinity, Midland, and the Rev. Jim Liggett of St. Mary’s, Big Spring, were elected to three year terms on the Standing Committee; and the Rev. Clifton Mann of St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, was elected to a five year term on the Ecclesiastical Trial Court.

Executive Council members elected earlier at deanery convocations are: Eagle Cove - Mr. Rod Wetsel of St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater (07); Llano Estacado - Deacon Melissa Wafer-Cross of St. Christopher’s, Lubbock (04); the Rev. Margaret Austin, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock (07); Panhandle - Deacon Tami Logsdon, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo (05); the Rev. John Watson, St. Peter’s, Amarillo (06); Mr. Jack Curtis, St. Matthew’s, Pampa (07); and Permian Basin - Mr. Charles Chambers of St. John’s, Odessa (07). The Executive Council will meet January 9-10, 2004, at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center to build community and begin planning for 2004.
 

DFMS Funding Resolution Adopted

The convention voted to let each individual member decide how much, if any, of their pledge will go toward funding the ministry of the "national church," formally known as the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church in the United States. After lengthy and heartfelt debate, the convention adopted the following resolution:

Resolved: That for the calendar year 2004 any member of a Parish, Mission or Congregation may elect in writing not to have any portion of his or her pledge paid to the Diocese for the benefit of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). Notice of such election shall be made in writing on or before January 15th, 2004, to the Parish, Mission or Congregation.

On or before January 30, 2004, the Parish Mission or Congregation shall notify the Diocese of the percentage which represents the amount of such total elections in relation to the total pledge amount of such Parish, Mission or Congregation. The amount of any such reduction shall accordingly decrease in the same amount the payment by the Diocese to the DFMS.

 

Bishop’s Appointments

Bishop Ohl appointed and the Convention confirmed Mr. Ted A. Liggett of St. Paul’s, Lubbock, as Chancellor for a term through 2006. The Rev. Jim Liggett was appointed and confirmed as Chair of the Commission on Ministry as were thirteen members. The Rev. Larry Spannagel of St. Peter’s, Borger, will serve as Panhandle Regional Missioner beginning in January. Bishop Ohl also appointed deans of each convocation: Eagle Cove: The Rev. Dennis Bosley, Sweetwater and Colorado City. Llano Estacado: The Rev. Canon Mike Ehmer. Panhandle: The Rev. Jo Roberts Mann, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo. Permian Basin: The Rev. David Mossbarger, St. Barnabas’, Odessa. A complete list of the bishop’s appointments, deanery and ECW elections is available online at NWT.ORG or contact the diocesan office.
 

Chris Wrampelmeier Ordained Deacon

Congratulations and best wishes to Christopher Kent Wrampelmeier of St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, who was Ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop Wallis Ohl at the Convention Eucharist, November 9.
 

Special Convention Scheduled March 6

In his Charge to Convention, Bishop Ohl called for a special convention on March 6, 2004, at St. Paul’s, Lubbock, to deal primarily with possible amendments to the 2004 budget.

 

Other Convention Highlights

Twenty-three exhibitors featuring everything from massages to beautiful vestments, jewelry, carvings, woven garments and accessories, and books and recordings greeted delegates upon their arrival at the convention area.

Bishop Ohl, suffering from laryngitis, turned his duties a chair over to Standing Committee President Patricia Russell of St. Paul’s, Lubbock, who graciously presided over the convention. The Rev. Titus Presler, Dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, addressed the Convention on Mission in the 21st Century which led to table group discussions. General Convention deputies presented a report and video on the 2003 General Convention. The Rev. Canon Mike Ehmer read the Bishop’s Charge to the Convention and the Sunday sermon. The 2004 Budget and Apportionments were adopted as presented. A report from Mrs. Barbara Davis, Chair of the Quarterman Conference Center Board, was accompanied by a video of the "present and future" members and leaders of the Church who build their ministry and community at the BQCC. Many of the beautiful photos of BQCC campers, youth event attendees and staff were taken by Courtney Gill, Operations Manger of the BQCC. A presentation was made by Mr. Mark Waters on how to be a Jubilee Ministry Center. Claire Cowden thanked members of the Diocese who have responded to the bishop’s call for community ministries and outlined the Fresh Start program which begins Nov. 15. The Saturday evening social hour and dinner dance were a delightful break from "business." Members of the Amarillo churches, convention delegates and guests feasted, visited, and danced into the night to music from a talented band. Handsome men in kilts were a delightful vision at the dance and at the Sunday Eucharist. On Sunday morning the Convention bid a tearful but joyful farewell to the Reverend Fathers Jake Clemmens, John Loving and Bill Nix who will retire December 31. Convention offering will go to Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, St. Cyprian’s Congregation and Deacon Wrampelmeier’s discretionary fund. Resolutions and reports available online at NWT.ORG or from the diocesan office.
 


Prayers and Thanksgivings
: Prayers for healing: Wayne Smith, husband of Deacon Nikki Smith of Sweetwater, who had a stint implanted last week, and the Rev. Joan Rudolph of Coleman who continues chemotherapy.
 


 

The Adventure

The Advent issue of The Adventure will be available at your church and on the diocesan web site in early December. Along with regular columns by Bishop Ohl, Canon Ehmer and the Rev. John Loving, other highlights will include a review of the 45th Annual Diocesan Convention, The Undercroft Café: Emmanuel Church’s outreach to high school students in San Angelo, Quarterman Conference Center Ministries, Jubilee Ministries, Camp Good News, Episcopal Relief and Development, and Vigeat Radix Hermitage near Coleman.

Calendar

November

15 *Fresh Start, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

16 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo, Visitation

21 *Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

21-22 *Deacon Formation

21-23 FALL RALLY - BQCC (grades 9-12)

23 *St. Peter’s, Kermit, Visitation

27-28 *HEC closed for Thanksgiving
 

December

5-6 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s

7 *St. Mark’s, Abilene, Visitation

14 *St. John’s, Odessa, Visitation

21 *St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater, Visitation

24-31 HEC Closed

28 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa
 

January

7 *Standing Committee, HEC, 10 AM

9-10 *Executive Council Overnight, BQCC

9-10 Deacon Formation

9 UTO Grant application deadline

11 *St. Mark’s, Plainview

 

A special thank you to Anne and Pat Northcutt for their gifts of time and talent co-chairing the 45th Annual Convention, Margaret Lacy and the musicians of St. Andrew’s, the clergy, staff and members of St. Andrew’s for the inspired worship and warm hospitality during Convention, and also to retiring chairs Barbara Davis of St. Peter’s, Amarillo, who has ably and lovingly chaired the BQCC Board since 2000, and to the Rev. Mike Smith who has chaired the Christian Education Committee for many years.

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web 

Number 144 October 15, 2003

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.

45th Annual Diocesan Convention - November 7-9, Amarillo, Texas
Mission in the 21st Century

St. Andrew’s Parish Hosts 45th
Annual Diocesan Convention

St. Andrew’s Parish, Amarillo, is hosting the 45th Annual Diocesan Convention, November 7-9. Worship services will be held in the beautiful new church building and all business sessions and the dinner dance will be held in the new Heritage Room at the Amarillo Civic Center. The Heritage Room provides ample space for the meeting, exhibits, and social events. The Ambassador Hotel will serve as the headquarters hotel for the convention. Alternative accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Express and the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Northcutt are co-chairs of the planning committee, and dozens of St. Andrew’s parishioners have given of their time and talent to provide a beautiful, comfortable and hospitable setting for our diocesan family to come together for worship, celebration, fellowship, learning, sharing and reporting on the year past and future ministry in the diocese.


Group Clergy Photo - 6 PM, Nov. 7

A group clergy photo will be taken at 6 PM on Friday, November 7, north side of the altar rail in the nave of St. Andrew’s Parish. Clergy may vest in the St. Francis Room of Lowndes Hall on the south side of the church. Choir habit to be worn for the photo and Evensong service.


Sacred Music Concert - 6:15-6:45 PM
Evensong - 7 PM, Nov. 7

Under the direction of Margaret Lacy, an exceptional offering of sacred music by the choir and musicians of St. Andrew’s Parish will be presented in St. Andrew’s nave Friday evening, November 7 at 6:15 PM prior to Evensong at 7 PM.

The concert will feature Schubert’s "Mass in G" with soloists Sarah Knight and Dr. Steve Webber, organ, string quartet and St. Andrew’s Choir. Evensong will include Stanford’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis setting and "Gaelic Blessing" by Rutter, and St. Andrew’s Ringers playing "Tapestry on Ar Hyd Y Nos." The Very Rev. Titus Presler, Dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, will be the preacher at Evensong. A reception will follow Evensong in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall.
 

Sunday Eucharist, Ordination and
UTO Ingathering - 11 AM, Nov. 9, Nov. 7

The Sunday morning celebration of the Eucharist, Ordination to the Diaconate of Chris Wrampelmeier, and United Thank Offering Ingathering will take place at St. Andrew’s. The St. Andrew’s choir will be joined by brass quartet, percussion, bagpipes, and St. Andrew’s Ringers. Bishop Ohl will serve as preacher. A reception will follow in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall. Vesting will be cassock, surplice and red stole; altar party alb and red stole.

Convention Highlights

The congregation of St. Cyprian in Amarillo will petition for mission status at the opening business session of the Convention. The congregation is made up mostly of refugee families from countries in Africa and meets at St. Peter’s Church in Amarillo. Elections will be held for two members of the Standing Committee, one Trustee, and two members of the Ecclesiastical Trial Court, and confirmation of Bishop Ohl’s appointments of a new chancellor and the members of the Commission on Ministry will be on the agenda.

Amendments to the Constitution and Canons will be presented, and Dean Presler will address the Convention on Mission in the 21st Century followed by table group discussions. General Convention deputies will make a report on the 2003 General Convention. Bishop Ohl will present his Charge to the Convention following lunch on Saturday.

Resolutions to Convention and the 2004 Budget and Apportionments will be presented Saturday afternoon. A social hour will begin at 6 PM at the Civic Center followed by a casual dress dinner and dance at 7 PM. The Sunday morning activities will include a breakfast from 7:15-8:15 AM at the Civic Center, and reports on the new Jubilee ministry in the diocese, the ministry of the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, Education for Ministry, and the Companion Diocese Committee. A special guest of Convention will be the Rt. Rev. Carlos Lopez-Lozano, Bishop of our companion diocese, Spain. Bishop Ohl will preach and ordain Chris Wrampelmeier of St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, to the Sacred Order of Deacons at the Sunday Eucharist during which the annual United Thank Offering ingathering will be received.

In addition to the large convention exhibit area (free), the Amarillo Art Museum Alliance and the Symphony Guild will be holding their Christmas Roundup which will feature 60 selected merchants at the Civic Center Grand Plaza ($5).
 


St. George’s, Canyon, Community Forum

St. George’s in Canyon will hold its second community forum addressing the subject of ethics in corporate America and Wall Street on Wed. Oct 29 at 7 PM. The collapse of Enron and Worldcom and the ongoing federal investigation into corporate malfeasance provide the backdrop for the forum. Speakers are Dr. Jerry Miller and Ms. Happy Franklin. Contact Misty Rueda at mist4r@yahoo.com.
 


The Adventure

The Adventure is available on the web at http://www.nwt.org/ and at your church. The current issue features a variety of reflections on General Convention, Diocesan Convention information with a feature on the host church St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, and an introduction to Jubilee Ministry, Happy Camp news, and much more. The next deadline for submitting articles to The Adventure is Monday, Nov. 17. Please send information to ministry@nwt.org.

 

The Newsletter by E-Mail

In an effort to reduce publication and mailing costs, we urge you to receive The Newsletter via e-mail only if you are currently receiving it by both post and e-mail. Simply e-mail Carolyn Hearn at diocese@nwt.org and ask to have your name removed from the postal list. New format: The Newsletter is now being published in 8 ½ X 11 inch format to facilitate printing from online.
 


 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Godspeed and best wishes to the Rev. Mary Glover who will become Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 N Liberty, Independence, Missouri 64051, on November 1.

Condolences to the Rev. Canon David Veal whose older brother Ed died in Fort Collins, Colorado on October 2,

and the Rev. John Loving whose mother Elizabeth, 95, died in Richmond, Virginia, on October 6.

Prayers for healing: the Rev. Joan Rudolph, the Rev. Mary Dean and Chester Whitfield.
 


 

Upcoming Youth Events

Fall Festival for grades 6-8 is scheduled for October 24-26, and Fall Rally for grades 9-12 is scheduled for November 21-23 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. Registration forms in your parish office or online at www.stpetersofamarillo.org

 

 

Calendar

October

18 Llano Estacado Deanery Convocation, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 AM

    Panhandle Deanery Convocation, Dumas 10 AM

19 *St. Thomas, Hereford, Visitation

24-26 FALL FESTIVAL, BQCC (grades 6-8)

25-28 *A028 Committee, NYC
 

November

2 *St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, Visitation

3 *All Saints School, Lubbock, Visitation

7 *Standing Committee, Amarillo, 3 PM

7-9 *Annual Diocesan Convention, Amarillo

10 *HEC Closed

10-13 *Bishops of Small Dioceses Conference, Nevada

11 Insurance Committee Conference Call, HEC 10 AM

    The Adventure Deadline

13-14 *ETSS Trustees, Austin

15 *Fresh Start, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

16 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo, Visitation

21-23 FALL RALLY - BQCC (grades 9-12)

23 *St. Peter’s, Kermit, Visitation

27-28 *HEC closed for Thanksgiving
 

December

2-3 *Texas Conference of Churches Judicatory Heads Retreat, San Antonio

5-6 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s

7 *St. Mark’s, Abilene, Visitation

14 *St. John’s, Odessa, Visitation

21 *St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater, Visitation

24-31 HEC Closed

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 143 September 15, 2003

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.

 

Fresh Start Program - November 15
St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

Fresh Start, a diocesan-led program for clergy in new cures and lay leaders from their congregations, will begin November 15 at St. Christopher’s, Lubbock. The program is designed to help clergy in new cures and their congregations realize positive potentials and handle problems inherent in clergy transitions. Fresh Start is being implemented in approximately two-thirds of Episcopal dioceses to enthusiastic reviews. Fresh Start meetings will be facilitated by Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator, the Rev. Canon Mike Ehmer, both of whom have received training for the program. Congregations and clergy invited to attend this initial offering of Fresh Start are from

Good Shepherd, Brownfield and St. Luke’s Levelland; St. James, Dalhart; St. Stephen’s, Lubbock; Holy Trinity, Midland; St. Barnabas’, Odessa; and Good Shepherd, San Angelo. The program is designed to assist with transition issues, sharpen the congregational development skills of lay leaders and clergy, strengthen collegial relationships among diocesan clergy, and deepen trust and interconnectedness between clergy, lay leaders of churches, and the bishop and bishop’s staff.

 

The Episcopal Center

You may have spoken recently to one of the student assistants at the Episcopal Center who answer the phones and wondered who they are. They are a most welcome addition to life at the Center and assist the bishop and staff by answering the phone and directing calls and doing other "odd" jobs as they come up. Answering the phones in the morning is Ebony Black, a graduate student in theater arts at Texas Tech with a specific interest in arts administration. Ebony grew up in Houston, is a graduate of Texas Southern University, and a lifelong Episcopalian. She hopes someday to own her own theater after gaining experience working on the East Cost. Afternoons are shared by two students. Diane Mayer, daughter of Scott and Kathy Mayer of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, assists on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Diane is a junior philosophy major at Texas Tech and this is her second year to assist at the Center. Monica Seymour assists on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. She is a senior at Coronado High School and a member of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock. Monica and Diane were a great help this summer along with Chris Holley, an engineering student at Tech and member of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock.

 

 

Happening #26 - October 10-12
Alpha and Omega

A Happening is for high school age youth and is much more than a retreat. It is a powerful encounter in which young people minister to young people, bringing Jesus Christ joyfully alive in an enthusiastic community of disciples. The weekend is filled with singing, worship, fellowship, fun, surprises, friendship, and talks by other youth on relevant topics. Beginning Friday, October 10, at 8 PM and ending Sunday, October 12, at 3 PM at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. $75. Scholarships available. A limited number of spaces available for clergy and lay adults who work with youth. Deadline October 5. Contact your church office or Jenness Gilles, 1910 College, Midland 79701, 432.685.7736 or divness@aol.com.

 


 

Installations of New Rectors Scheduled

Bishop Ohl will install the Rev. Keith Adams as the new Rector of Good Shepherd, San Angelo, on Wednesday evening, October 1, at 7 PM, and the Rev. Margaret Austin will be installed as the new Rector of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, on Wednesday evening, October 8, at 7 PM. Please keep these congregations and clergy in your prayers and plan to join them as they celebrate their new ministries together.

 

Cursillo News

Northern Ultreya at St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, Sunday September 21 from 3:45 to 5:00 PM. Bring a "Pot Spirit" dish. Cursillo Secretariat meeting, December 6, 10 AM. Cursillo #64 has been scheduled for July 29-August 1, 2004, at the Mercy Retreat Center in Slaton. Spiritual Directors will be the Fathers Jim Liggett and David Krause and Canon Mike Ehmer.

 

 

Texas Conference of Churches
38th Annual Faith and Order Conference
Abraham: Three Faiths - One Ancestor
November 5-6, 2003

The Bishop Mason Episcopal Retreat Center at Flower Mound will be the site of the TCC Faith and Order Conference which will focus on Abraham and what he means to Jews, Christians and Muslims historically and today. The speakers are Imam Yusuf Kavakci, of the Islamic Association of North Texas, the Rev. Douglas Skinner, Senior Minister of Northway Christian Church, Dallas, and Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis of Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound. Registration deadline is October 9. $85 double, $100 single room. TCC Faith and Order Conference, 1033 La Posada, Suite #125, Austin 78752, 512.451.0991, Caryn Wontor.
 

 

Today’s Disciples in Today’s World
A Conference on Adult Education and Formation
February 24-26, 2005, Kansas City, MO

The conference is sponsored by Provinces VI and VII of the Episcopal Church. Keynote speakers are the Rev. Linda Grenz on Leader Resources, and the Rev. Rick Brewer on Opportunities for Adult Christian Education and Spirituality. Contact Vycke McEwen at vycke@email.com.

 

Online Courses from ETSS
through Your Computer

Life Ethics, Hispanic Ministry, and Celtic Prayer

October 6-November 14, Term Three, $65

http://www.etss.edu/online_courses.shtml

"It’s great for folks in our diocese who want access to quality education," reports Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator. From (Stem) Cell to (Prison) Cell - Life Ethics, Historical and Cultural Contexts for Hispanic Ministry, and We Give You Greeting: Prayer and Praise from the Celtic Traditions are the topics for this term. Detailed course descriptions and registration at www.etss.edu/online_courses.shtml.

 

Mandala Center Fall Retreats and Workshops

Peace Be With You: Practicing the Nonviolence of Jesus, Oct 10-11, with John Dear, former director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. $125. When Trauma Shatters Souls: Attending to Spiritual Issues of Trauma Survivors, October 16-18 with Dr. Margaret Arms, Executive Director of the Shalom Center, $220. 505.278.3002 or www.mandalacenter.org.

"We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling hem how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it. " Madeleine L’Engle.

 

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Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Bill and Puddin Nix have moved into their new home at 11355 County Road 6, Canadian, TX 79014, home 806.323.9292, office/fax 806.323.6609, fax nix.ranch@direcway.com.

Deacon Dana and Gary Wilson, Holy Trinity, Midland, are the proud grandparents of Garret Dan Wilson born September 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Toby Wilson in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Please keep the Rev. Keith Adams, new Rector at Good Shepherd, San Angelo, and his wife and children in your prayers as they prepare for Hurricane Isabel to hit land near their home in North Carolina where the family still lives while preparing to move to Texas.

Please remember in your prayers for healing:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph, Coleman, who continues chemo therapy; the Rev. Mary Dean and Chester Whitfield, Copper Breaks, the Rev. John Githiga, Amarillo, who is recuperating from pneumonia, retired Deacon Herb Pijan, Lubbock, who is recuperating from a stroke.

New e-mail address for St. George’s, Canyon is mist4r@yahoo.com.

 

2003 National Acolyte Festival, October 11

Workshops, tours of the cathedral including gargoyles and stained glass, worship, and a demonstration of the Great Organ. Deadline Sept 26. acolytefestival@cathedral.org or mailto:Aacolytefestival@cathedral.org,202.537.3122

 

C. S. Lewis Foundation
Southwest Regional Retreat

Oct 31-Nov 2, Camp Allen
Reservations 866.334.2267. $110 plus room and meals.

 

 

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Calendar

September
 

15-18 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

19-21 *ECW Conference, BQCC

20-21 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa - VISITATION and 75th Anniversary Celebration

25 *Companion Diocese, 11 AM, HEC

27 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

    Eagle Cove Deanery Convocation,

    All Saints, Colorado City 10 AM

28 *San Miguel, Odessa - VISITATION

October


1 *The Rev. Keith Adams Installation, Good Shepherd, San Angelo 7 PM

3-5 *Colorado Bishop’s Consecration

4 Permian Basin Deanery Convocation, St. John’s, Odessa 9:30 AM

7 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

8 *The Rev. Margaret Austin Installation, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 7 PM

12 *St. Paul’s, Dumas, Visitation

18 Llano Estacado Deanery Convocation, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 AM

    Panhandle Deanery Convocation, Dumas 10 AM

19 *St. Thomas, Hereford, Visitation

25-28 *A028 Committee, NYC


November

2 *St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, Visitation

3 *All Saints School, Lubbock, Visitation

7 *Standing Committee, Amarillo, 3 PM

7-9 *Annual Diocesan Convention, Amarillo

10 *HEC Closed

11 Insurance Committee, HEC 10 AM

    The Adventure Deadline

10-13 *Bishops of Small Dioceses Conference, Nevada

13-14 *ETSS Trustees, Austin

15 *Fresh Start, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

16 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo, Visitation

23 *St. Peter’s, Kermit, Visitation

27-28 *HEC closed for Thanksgiving

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 142 August 15 , 2003

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/bishop’s 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.

 

St. Matthew’s, Pampa
Celebrates 75th Anniversary

St. Matthew’s Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary on September 20 and 21. You are cordially invited to share in this special event. An "Organ & Flute Recital" is scheduled on September 20 at 6 PM in the church. St. Matthew’s music director, Luis Gonzalez, a native of Chile, will perform several selections accompanied by parishioner Christine Alexander, a talented flutist. A wine and cheese reception will follow at 7 PM which will also offer an opportunity for touring the church, parish hall and day school to see the many remodeling projects of the past few years.

A continental breakfast will be served from 9-9:45 AM on September 21 followed by the Holy Eucharist at 10 AM celebrated by Bishop Wallis Ohl. Bishop Sam Hulsey, the Rev. Charles Cook, and the Rev. Bill Nix will each give a brief homily. A luncheon in the parish hall will follow the service. Commemorative items are available including a James Avery silver St. Matthew’s medal. Contact St. Matthew’s at 806.665.0701 or stmattpampa.com.

 

Bishop’s Appointments

The Rev. Canon David Veal has been appointed by Bishop Ohl to become the part-time pastor of Good Shepherd, Brownfield, and St. Luke’s, Levelland. Canon Veal’s first service will be September 7. The Rev. Canon Mike Ehmer, who has been serving for the past year as Llano Estacado Regional Vicar and Canon to the Ordinary, will serve in the diocesan office full time.
 

Summer Intern (Part II)

Mary Beth Hwang, a student from the University of Chicago, is currently working at St. Paul’s on the Plains and the Canterbury Student Center in Lubbock. Having completed her second year in college, she is the second Province VII student intern to work in our diocese this summer. She is experiencing the church in its fullest, from working as a typist, folder and stuffer, to making hospital and home calls. She will be attending vestry and diocesan committee meetings and reading about the life of an ordained person. Mary Beth traveled to Lubbock from her home in Taiwan where she was visiting with her parents, and will be in the diocese until September 14.
 

 

Sudanese Bishop Garang to Visit
St. Crispin’s on September 7

The Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Garang, Bishop of the Diocese of Bor in the Sudan, will visit St. Crispin’s, Amarillo, September 7. Bishop Garang is co-founder of Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya which now has over 70,000 refugees from various tribes. Bishop Garang gave the closing tribute to the Rev. Marc Nikkel, the first Episcopal missionary appointee to the Sudan, in a one-hour teaching video, "The Crosses of Dinka Christians." Contact St. Crispin’s at 806.463.2481. Video available at foxvp.com

 

 

Order of St. Luke Healing Mission
Good Shepherd, San Angelo
September 12 & 13

The Order of St. Luke, an ecumenical healing ministry, is sponsoring a workshop and healing mission at the Church of the Good Shepherd in San Angelo on September 12 & 13. Dr. Barbara Jones, a well known speaker and author from Colorado will speak on the topic "Deepening Our Yes to God." She will use Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a guide to all who are seeking to say yes to God and to a deeper level of commitment to Him. Dr. Jones has a particular interest in integrating Christian spirituality and psychology. Contact the church office at 325.949.6260.

 

Episcopal Churchwomen’s Conference
September 19-21 at BQCC

A weekend of relaxation, fellowship, worship and learning in a retreat setting at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center featuring Helen Appleburg, founder of the Community of Hope. Registration deadline is September 1. $85 ($25 extra for Ranch House or infirmary rooms). Contact Susan Kimbrough, 806.745.7740 or skinbrough3109@cox.net
 

Happening #26 - October 10-12
Alpha and Omega

A Happening is for high school age youth and is much more than a retreat. It is a powerful encounter in which young people minister to young people, bringing Jesus Christ joyfully alive in an enthusiastic community of disciples. The weekend is filled with singing, worship, fellowship, fun, surprises, friendship, and talks by other youth on relevant topics. "Happeners" will discover more about themselves, their Lord, their families, and their world. Beginning Friday, October 10, at 8 PM and ending Sunday, October 12, at 3 PM at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. $75. Scholarships available. A limited number of spaces available for clergy and lay adults who work with youth. Deadline October 5. Contact your church office or Jenness Gilles, 1910 College, Midland 79701, 432.685.7736 or divness@aol.com.


 

 

Disillusionment

"It is, after all, only in the light of the truth that we can really love..."

Editor’s note: In the course of every week many excellent publications come to my desk. Occasionally I have a minute to glance through some of them, and I like to share especially good articles with others. The following is from Bishop Stacy Saul’s column about disillusionment and the experience of his parents’ divorce in his youth which appeared in the May/June issue of The Advocate, the award winning newspaper of the Diocese of Lexington, and is used with permission. For the full text of the column log on to diolex.org or contact this editor.

"There is good news in disillusionment. Illusion, after all, is not real. It is a good thing to give up, even to have to give up. And being disillusioned, even by learning that people we love and respect are not exactly as we thought they were, only opens us up to the truth. It is, after all, only in the light of the truth that we can really love, love others for who they are and not who we want to pretend they are. The truth is that people are more complex than simply good or bad. No amount of the bad changes all the good about them one bit. Or vice versa. Disillusionment opens us up to live in the truth. The truth, to be sure, can be harder than illusion. Jesus said that it is the truth that sets us free."

The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls

 

 

Youth Ministry in Small Churches:
 Creative How-Tos + 28 Involving Activities

A youth ministry resource in which Rick Chromey addresses such questions as, "If most kids don’t come, should we cancel the program?" and "Should we combine junior and senior high? And "What can we do with just one or two kids?" This book faces many of the common problems and possibilities of small church youth groups and has lots of ideas for helping youth become mature Christian leaders. Contact Claire Cowden at ministry@nwt.org.

 

songfulpaslms.net

This new website for Episcopal Church musicians has reproducible psalm settings with refrains for the entire Book of Common Prayer lectionary. The psalms are set to melodic song rather than formulas of chant. The majority of the 119 setting are original scores by Dr. Thomas Hoekstra, others are adaptations of choral music and hymn turns appropriate to the liturgical season.

 

NEW: The Adventure deadline: Sept. 8

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Prayers and Thanksgivings

A big thank you and congratulations to the Rev. Jim Liggett who produced the excellent coverage of the General Convention through the thoughts, observations and experiences of our bishop and deputation via our website at nwt.org. If you haven’t already done so, please take a journey through the General Convention via this medium.

Congratulations to the Rev. Bernardo and Lilliam Martinez, Odessa, on their new granddaughter, Genesis, born on the 4th of July.

Condolences to the Rev. Scott Mayer, Rector of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, and his family on the death of Scott’s brother Michael in Fort Worth on August 8.

Best wishes to Deacon Don and Lola Webb as they settled in their new home, 254 FM 3363, Eastland, TX 76448, phone 254.653.2808, e-mail drwebb@cctc.net.

 

Please remember in your prayers for healing:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph, Coleman, on a new chemo therapy; the Rev. Larry Spannagel, Borger, recuperating from prostate surgery; Deacon Phil Corbett, Brownfield; Chester Whitfield, husband of the Rev. Mary Dean Whitfield, Copper Breaks, and Mary Dean herself who suffered a heart attack July 15 and is doing well, and the Rev. Jim Considine and the Rev. Marshall Mason, and Deacon Roland Rose’s twin brother, Ronnie, who has cancer.

 

Annual Convention Reports Due Aug 31

Send reports as attachment to diocese@nwt.org or on a disc, single spaced to Carolyn at 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401

 

Dallas Alpha Conference, Sept 18-19
Highland Park Presbyterian Church
1.886.US.alpha or alphadfw.org

 

 

2003 National Acolyte Festival, October 11

Workshops, tours of the cathedral including gargoyles and stained glass, worship, and a demonstration of the Great Organ. Deadline Sept 26. acolytefestival@cathedral.org or mailto:Aacolytefestival@cathedral.org,202.537.3122

 

C. S. Lewis Foundation
Southwest Regional Retreat
Oct 31-Nov 2, Camp Allen

Reservations 866.334.2267. $110 plus room and meals.

 

 

Calendar

August

25 *Convention Agenda Planning Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 AM

28 *St. John’s School, Abilene, Visitation, 8 AM

 

September

1 Labor Day - Hulsey Episcopal Center Closed

5 Commission on Ministry, Hulsey Episcopal Center

6 * Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, 10 AM

7 *St. George’s, Canyon - VISITATION

    *St. Cyprians’, Amarillo - VISITATION

    Ultreya, St. Barnabas’, Odessa, 5 PM

8 *St. Peter’s, Amarillo, Confirmation

9 *St. Andrew’s School, Amarillo - VISITATION

10 *Vigeat Radix Visitation, Santa Anna

11 *Companion Diocese Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 11 AM

14 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo - VISITATION

15-18 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

19-21 *ECW Conference, BQCC

20-21 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa - VISITATION and 75th Anniversary Celebration

27 BQCC Board, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 AM

28 *San Miguel, Odessa - VISITATION
 

Annual Diocesan Convention - Nov 7-9, Amarillo

 

 

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OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 141 July 15, 2003

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.

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Preparing for General Convention

Bishop Ohl and our deputies and first alternates have been hard at work preparing for the 74th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July 30-August 8 in Minneapolis. The theme of this General Convention, "Engage God’s Mission," is based on an emphasis on reconciliation developed by Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold. The four sub-themes will be "receive, repent, reconcile and restore."

In a pattern developed at recent General Conventions, the day will begin with Eucharist and Bible study around tables – and the main altar will be a round table. A labyrinth will be cut into the grass of a park just outside the convention center.

Bishop Ohl has been appointed to serve as the Province VII bishop on the Program, Budget and Finance Committee (Deputy Bill Nix also serves on the PB&F committee).

Your elected Clergy Deputies are: Jake Clemmens, the Rev. Jim Haney, the Rev. Bill Nix and the Rev. Scott Mayer, and first alternate Jim Liggett. Lay Deputies are Claire Cowden, Jackie Batjer, Dick Davis and Cliff Craig, and first-alternate Sue Veal. Betty Gilmore, long-time deputy from NWTX, has been asked to serve again as Agenda Supervisor, and Canon David Veal will attend on behalf of EDEO.

Kelsey Kemp of St. Stephen’s Lubbock, will serve as an Official Youth Presence from Province VII. In March Kelsey completed General Convention training in New Jersey and New York which focused on the rules of convention as well as the resolutions, and she has been studying the Blue Book and focusing on key issues coming before the Convention.

Our Webminister, Jim Liggett, has arranged for one of our deputies to post an article of their impressions of General Convention daily on our website at NWT.ORG. We have seasoned deputies and two new deputies attending this convention to give an overall impression of the proceedings, the worship, the fellowship, and the legislation.

 

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NWTX Welcomes Two New Rectors

Welcome to the Rev. Margaret Sutton Austin who has been called by St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, to be their new rector. She is presently Associate Rector of St. Stephen’s, Richmond, VA, and will begin September 1. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and the Seminary of the Southwest, and is married to the Rev. John Austin who is retired.

Welcome also to the Rev. Keith Naylor Adams and his wife Lori. Fr. Adams will serve as the new Rector of Good Shepherd, San Angelo beginning September 1. He is a graduate of Dickinson and Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. Fr. Adams has served as a Chaplin in the US Navy since 1992 and churches in Houston and Pennsylvania.

 

Episcopal Teacher Available Online

Episcopal Teacher, a quarterly magazine published by Virginia Theological Seminary Center for the Ministry of Teaching, is available online (including back issues) or as a complimentary subscription. The Summer 2003 issue includes articles on evaluating and selecting curriculum, suggested activities for All Saint’s Sunday, start-up ideas, and book reviews. Go to www.vts.du/cmt and click on Episcopal Teacher or send your name, church address, city, state and zip to Episcopal Teacher, Center for the Ministry of Teaching, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304.

 

 

EFM MENTOR TRAINING CHRIST THE KING, SAN ANGELO
AUGUST 21-23

Two training events for EFM mentors will be hosted concurrently at Christ the King (Roman Catholic) Retreat Center in San Angelo. The Rev. Elaine Breckenridge, Associate Rector and Director of Children’s Programs at Grace St. Paul’s in Tucson will provide basic mentor training for persons seeking certification as mentors and for new mentors. Liz Lang of Arlington will train veteran mentors who are seeking a more specific connection between EFM materials and "equipping for ministry." The $225 fee for either workshop (Thurs 5 PM - Sat 4 PM) includes room and board. Registration and fee must be postmarked by July 22 so materials can be ordered. Contact the Rev. David Mossbarger, rector@stbarnabasodessa.org, 432.362.2881, fax 367.0886, 4141 Tanglewood, Odessa 79762.

 

BISHOP OHL APPOINTS NEW EFM COORDINATOR

The Rev. David Mossbarger, Rector of St. Barnabas’, Odessa, has been appointed EFM Diocesan Coordinator by Bishop Ohl upon the departure of former EFM Coordinator Jane Dawson for MDiv studies at General Seminary in New York. Fr. Mossbarger completed EFM as a mentor at St. Peter’s, Kerrville, in 1997. He values the program’s emphasis on developing poetic metaphors to describe our common experience in lay and ordained ministry. Fr. Mossbarger will resume mentoring a group in Odessa this fall.

 

 

Hospitality - A Checklist for Congregations

The brochure "Hospitality-A Checklist for Congregations" is available at
http://www.episcopal-dso.org/pages/erm/hospita1.pdf


Resources for St. Francis Celebrations

The Community of St. Francis, a religious order for women in the Episcopal Church, is offering resources for the celebration of St. Francis Day, October 4. Community of St. Francis, 3743 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco CA 94110, CSFsfo@aol.com, www.comunitystfrancis.org.
 


Cursillo #63, July 24-27
The Vacation of a Lifetime
Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton

Contact Jane Barnes at 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@cox.net

Episcopal Churchwomen’s Conference
September 19-21 at BQCC

At BQCC, featuring Helen Appleburg, founder of the Community of Hope. Contact Susan Kimbrough, 806.745.7740 or skinbrough@cox.net

 


 

Annual Convention Reports Due Aug 31

Reports of the committees and commissions of the Diocese are due in the diocesan office by August 31. Please send your reports as an e-mail attachment to diocese@nwt.org or on a disc, single space.

 

NEW: The Adventure deadline: Sept. 8
 

Visit our diocesan website at http://nwt.org/


 

Prayers and Thanksgivings
 

Congratulations to Bishop and Sheila Ohl on the birth of their fourth grandchild, Haleigh Jade Ohl, July 3 in Oklahoma City, daughter of Greg and Eryn Ohl.

Congratulations to retired Bishop Sam Hulsey on the birth of his first grandchild, Benjamin Johnson Hulsey, in Virginia, son of Byron and Jennifer Hulsey.

Congratulation to Dede Schuler Ballou, St. Peter’s, Amarillo, who was made a Postulant for the Diaconate on June 26.

Congratulations to the Rev. Monte Jones (retired, San Angelo - aka Biscuits O’Bryan) who received the Will Rogers Award for Outstanding Cowboy Storyteller/ Humorist for 2203 at the Academy of Western Artists awards ceremony July 8 in Fort Worth.

Farewell and best wishes to the Rev. Mark and Patsy Eldredge. Mark has accepted a call to Epiphany Church, Jacksonville, Florida, beginning mid-August.

Best wishes to Deacon Rose Ann Smith who is retiring from active ministry after fifteen years as a deacon at St. Peter’s, Amarillo.

Welcome to the Rev. Russell Fisher, recently retired Rector of St. John’s, Brownwood, and his wife Louann, who have settled in Santa Anna. Fr. Fisher will be available for supply.
 

Please continue to remember in your prayers for healing:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph, Coleman, on a new chemo therapy; the Rev. Larry Spannagel, Borger, recuperating from prostate surgery; Deacon Phil Corbett, Brownfield, testing; Chester Whitfield, husband of the Rev. Mary Dean Whitfield, Copper Breaks; and the Rev. Jim Considine, retired in Abilene, testing.

The Rev. Dr. John Setzer died June 15 in North Carolina after a courageous battle with cancer. He served as part-time priest at St. Mark’s, Coleman (95-00), at St. Nicholas’, (86-90) and in private counseling practice in Midland.

ETC: St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater, new mailing address is 502 Locust, Sweetwater 79556. Phone 325.235.8408.

New address for the Rev. Canon Mike and Sue-Ann Ehmer is 5819 89th Street, Lubbock 79424, phone 806.687.1447.

 

Dallas Alpha Conference, Sept 18-19
Highland Park Presbyterian Church
1.886.US.alpha or alphadfw.org

 


 

C. S. Lewis Foundation
Southwest Regional Retreat
Oct 31-Nov 2, Camp Allen

Featured speaker is Jerry Root, Asst Prof of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College; a one-man performance of The Great Divorce by actor Tony Lawton of the Drama Dept at Notre Dame and founder of the Mirror Theatre Company, and Sandra Organ a former Houston Ballet soloist for twelve seasons. Bring your musical instrument. Reservations 866.334.2267. $110 plus room and meals.

 

Conferences, Retreats, Seminars, Travel ?

Check Episcopal Life’s online calendar where you will find more than 150 conferences, retreats, seminars, celebrations and travel opportunities or submit an event you are sponsoring. www.episcopal-life.org/calendar.

 

Calendar

July

15 *Standing Committee, HEC, 10 AM

August

14 *Sandhills Cluster, Kermit, 10 AM

16 Permian Basin Deanery, Monahans

18 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

19 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

21-23 *A028 Committee, Virginia

24 *St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, Supply

15 *Convention Agenda Planning Committee, HEC, 10 AM

23 Loaves and Fishes Board

    Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, 10 AM

27 *Daughters of the King Installation, Heavenly Rest, Abilene, 6 PM

28 *St. John’s School, Abilene, Visitation, 9 AM
 

September

1 Labor Day - HEC Closed

5 Commission on Ministry, HEC (tentative)

6 * Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, 10 AM

7 *St. George’s, Canyon - VISITATION

    *St. Cyprians’, Amarillo - VISITATION

8 *St. Andrew’s School, Amarillo - VISITATION

    THE ADVENTURE deadline

10 *Vigeat Radix Visitation

11 *Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

14 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo - VISITATION

15-18 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

19-21 *ECW Conference, BQCC

20-21 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa - VISITATION and 75th Anniversary Celebration

27 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

28 *San Miguel, Odessa - VISITATION
 

Annual Diocesan Convention - Nov 7-9, Amarillo

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 140 June 15, 2003

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/bishop’s 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.


Executive Council Adopts
Stewardship Resolution


The Executive Council of the Diocese adopted the following resolution on stewardship at its May meeting:

We believe...We are the children of God, and we need to give. In every aspect of our lives we are entrusted to be stewards of God's creation. God invites us to give freely and to exercise joyfully our gifts through mission and ministry.

We commit ourselves... To claim boldly God's abundant provision in our lives; to offer extravagantly our time, talent and money to do God's work; and to practice tithing as a minimum standard of giving.
We challenge members of the Episcopal Church...To confront our fears of scarcity; to embrace a new vision of stewardship through a joyful response to God's extravagant gifts; and to empower the mission of Christ through generous giving.

We invite... Leadership groups in the diocese and congregations to develop their own stewardship statements in order to promote response to the gospel.

 

Budget and Finance Committees Meet

The Budget Committee met for the first time this year on June 2 to begin the process of presenting a balanced budget to the Executive Council and then the Diocesan Convention. At their first meeting they agreed to revamp the budget format, grouping disbursement items under three headings tentatively labeled: Outreach and Missionary Support; Our Shared Life in the Larger Church; and Episcopate and Other Support for Mission. The Finance Committee has also met recently to pursue their charter of long-range financial planning for the diocese. Given the state of our economy, both committees have a challenging task ahead of them. For additional information on diocesan finances see Canon Ehmer’s column in the latest edition of The Adventure online at nwt.org and printed copies in your church soon.

Exploring a Vocation to Ordained Ministry

On May 31, The Commission on Ministry hosted a day to explore calls to ordained ministry. Some twenty people from a dozen churches attended the event. Topics addressed included: Discernment within the Episcopal Church Community (Bishop Ohl), Theological Perspective on Holy Orders (the Rev. James Liggett), The Baptismal Covenant and Examinations of Bishops, Priests and Deacons (the Rev. David Krause), Attending Seminary (Tim Watts, seminarian at Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin), Hearing God’s Call in Your Life (Sister Brigit-Carol), Life as a Deacon (Deacon Les Jackson), and Deacon Formation (Archdeacon Dana Wilson).
 

Cursillo #63, July 24-27
The Vacation of a Lifetime
Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton

Contact Jane Barnes at 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@cox.net

 

 

Fresh Start Program
Begins in Northwest Texas

Canon Mike Ehmer and Ministry Coordinator Claire Cowden attended a Fresh Start training program at Dayspring Conference Center in Florida in May. Fresh Start is a diocesan-led program which supports congregations and clergy during transitions in clergy leadership. Fresh Start supports clergy and lay leadership in local churches by: addressing transitional issues which affect both clergy & laity; sharpening skills for congregational development; strengthening relationships among clergy and lay leaders; and deepening trust among clergy, churches, the bishop and diocesan staff.

Fresh Start is a collaborative effort of the Episcopal Church through the Office for Ministry Development, the Church Deployment Office, and Cornerstone. Fresh Start is up and running in more than half of ECUSA’s dioceses to tremendously positive response. A number of our diocesan churches are experiencing or will soon experience a change in rectors, leading to a transitional time of potential problems and opportunities. Bishop Ohl, along with Canon Ehmer and Ms. Cowden, believe that Fresh Start offers these churches an opportunity to stand on solid ground during rector transitions and develop healthy, mutually satisfying relationships. For information contact Claire Cowden at ministry@nwt.org or Mike Ehmer at mehmer@nwt.org or phone 806.763.1370.

 

 

The Adventure Now Online!

The latest issue of The Adventure is now available online through the diocesan web site; paper copies will arrive soon at local churches. Articles include the Bishop's report on his sabbatical, an interview with the Rev. Jim Liggett about St. Mary's successful advertising campaign, a new column "Canon's Comments" in which Canon Ehmer discusses apportionment, information on Cursillo, ECW's September gathering and more!

Visit our diocesan website at NWT.ORG

Happy Camp

Happy Camp will be held this summer June 29 - July 3. Archdeacon Dana Wilson will serve as the Dean of the Camp. Deacon Roland Rose will lead the campers in arts 'n crafts activities and Deacon Rose Ann Smith will serve as Camp Nurse and the Rev. John Githiga will serve as Chaplain. These dedicated people are joined by the excellent staff of the Conference Center to make Happy Camp the success that it is.

Happy Camp is an outreach effort of the Diocese of Northwest Texas and is funded entirely by your donations. We provide a summer camp experience to children across the diocese who would be unable to attend camp without financial assistance. We appreciate your generosity and would love to have your prayers. For more information contact Dana Wilson: dana@marshill.com.

Donations to: Happy Camp, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401

 

Episcopal Churchwomen’s Conference
September 19-21 at BQCC

Make plans now to attend the ECW annual conference at the Quarterman Conference Center featuring Helen Appleburg, founder of the Community of Hope. Contact Susan Kimbrough, 806.745.7740 or skinbrough@cox.net

 

Dallas Benedictine Retreat, June 18-22

See The Newsletter 136. quetex1@yahoo.com, 214.339.8483 George Trauth, 1923 Ebbtide Ln, Dallas TX 75224


 

Episcopal Life CONVENTION DAILY

Nine issues of the events of the 74th General Convention $23.50 including shipping. Deadline for subscriptions is June 30. Mail to Episcopal Life, Convention Daily, 815 Second Avenue, NY, NY 10017.\

 


 

New Bishops Blend Coffee Offered by
Episcopal Relief & Development Fund

A new ministry of the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund is Bishops Blend Coffee. ERD has partnered with Pura Vida Coffee to offer a premium line of dark roasted coffees from Central America and Indonesia. The coffee is certified fair trade, organic, and shade grown. The coffee farmers are paid a fair living wage and gain access to affordable credit, helping them build better lives for themselves and their families. A purchase helps further ERD’s mission of responding to the needs of the poor, hungry, homeless, and sick, and also helps the disadvantaged find jobs and support their children, communities rebuild after an earthquake, orphans receive education, care and counseling, and much more. Three premium coffees are available: Bishops Blend, a French Roast ($8.95); Bishops Blend Decaf which uses the Swiss Water Process for a chemical-free decaf; and Bishops Cinnamon Spice with pure, ground cinnamon and the flavor of toasted hazelnuts ($9.95). Significant discounts are available for churches and groups to purchase at wholesale prices on a regular basis. Individuals may participate in the "constant cup" program in which a regular supply will be mailed to your home. 877.469.1431 or
www.er-d.org.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

A speedy recovery to Mel Barnes, Co-Chair of the Cursillo Secretariat, who is recuperating at home from by-pass surgery.

Congratulations to Jim Smart, St. Mark’s, Abilene, who was made a Postulant for Canon 9 Priesthood by Bishop Ohl effective March 31, and to Fran Bessire of Holy Trinity, Midland, who was made a Postulant for the Diaconate by Bishop Ohl on May 16.

The Rev. Larry Spannagel, Rector of St. Peter’s, Borger, will undergo prostate surgery in Phoenix on June 24.

The Rev. Josie Rose, a May graduate of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, was ordained to the priesthood on June 7 at Holy Trinity, Midland, by Bishop Ohl, and will serve on the staff of Holy Trinity and assist with Hispanic congregations in the Permian Basin. Josie and husband Deacon Roland Rose, Deacon at St. John’s, Odessa, and recently retired from the Andrew’s School District, have moved to their new home at 2807 Cimarron Ave, Midland 79705, 432.689.7790. E-mail Josie at revjo@cox.net; Roland at dnrose@cox.net. Roland begins serving again as art director of the summer youth conferences at BQCC this week while Josie begins her ordained ministry at Holy Trinity.

 

Journey Into Freedom

A chance for men (Jul 22-26) and women (Aug 5-9) to get away from normal routines to gain perspective on what really matters and enjoy community in the Oregon wilderness. $150. Overseas journeys also offered. www.journeyintofreedom.org or 503.244.472


 

Conferences, Retreats, Seminars, Travel ?

Check Episcopal Life’s online calendar where you will find more than 150 conferences, retreats, seminars, celebrations and travel opportunities or submit an event you are sponsoring. www.episcopal-life.org/calendar.
 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Calendar

June

15 *St. Peter’s, Borger, VISITATION

15-21 Senior High Camp, BQCC

16 *All Saints’, Perryton, VISITATION, 7 PM

18 *St. Mark’s, Abilene, 6 PM

22 *Ken MacKenzie Installation, St. James’, Dalhart

27-29 *Diocese of Texas, Wimberly Investiture

28 *Sixth Anniversary of Bishop Ohl’s Consecration

29-7/3 Happy Camp

30 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

 

July

4 *HEC Closed, Fourth of July

13 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, supply

15 *Standing Committee, HEC, 10 AM

22-28 *Bishops Trail Ride, Wyoming

24-27 Cursillo, Slaton

29-8/8 *General Convention, Minneapolis
 

August

16 Permian Basin Deanery, Monahans

18 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

19 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

21-23 *A028 Committee

23 Loaves and Fishes Board

Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, 10 AM

27 *Daughters of the King Installation, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

28 *St. John’s School, Abilene, Visitation
 

September

1 Labor Day - HEC Closed

5 Commission on Ministry, HEC (tentative)

6 * Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, 10 AM

7 *St. George’s, Canyon - VISITATION

*St. Cyprians’, Amarillo - VISITATION

8 *St. Andrew’s School, Amarillo - VISITATION

10 THE ADVENTURE deadline

11 *Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

14 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo - VISITATION

15-18 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

19-21 *ECW Conference, BQCC

20-21 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa - VISITATION and 75th Anniversary Celebration

27 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

28 *San Miguel, Odessa - VISITATION

 

Annual Diocesan Convention - Nov 7-9, Amarillo

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 139 May 15, 2003

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/bishop’s 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.

 


Exploring a Vocation to Ordained Ministry
Saturday, May 31

Presented by the Commission on Ministry, the seminar will explore the nature of Holy Orders, the Diaconate and the Priesthood, and discerning vocation on Saturday, May 31, at St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Avenue X, Lubbock. Lunch will be provided. RSVP Ministry Coordinator Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370x206.

 

St. Andrew’s, Amarillo
Saints’ Fest, May 17

St. Andrew’s Church will sponsor a community fair called Saints’ Fest on May 17 from 8 AM to 10 PM. The parish will welcome its many community friends to the new building and campus for an all-day celebration and thank-you for the community’s help and support following the fire in 1996. Saints’ Fest will include a gigantic garage sale, a live auction of antiques and other estate items, children’s activities, food booths and an evening dance in the parish hall.
 

Grace, Vernon to Celebrate
50th Anniversary

The congregation of Grace Church invites you to join them on May 25 in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the church. Bishop Ohl will be making a visitation to celebrate this special occasion. For information contact Edith Harrison, Bishop’s Warden, at edith@chipshot.net or 940.552.5110.

General Convention Art Display

The Episcopal Church in the Visual Arts (ECVA) and the General Convention Worship Team are soliciting art for projected display at each day’s worship services. ECVA is seeking original work from artists and architects in the Episcopal Community for projection. The visual meditations will introduce the convention theme of Engaging God’s Mission and the sub-themes of Receive, Repent, Reconcile, and Restore. The Feast of the Transfiguration will feature images of transformation on a day that focuses on youth, the feast day Enmegabowh will showcase Native American, Latino and other ethnic art, and the theme of Rebuilding the Church will focus on church renovations, new building, and the social dimension of "rebuilding." Submissions should include a short statement connecting the work to the chosen theme, and complete contact information. Send digital images as an e-mal attachment in jpg (between 200 and 300 dpi) or CD-ROM. Send to Mel Ahlborn, 55 Sanders Ranch Road, Moraga, CA 94556 or to submit@illuminationstudio.org.

 

Camp Quarterman 2003

Primary Camp (completed grades 2-4) - June 8-14

Sr. High Camp (completed grades 8-12) - June 15-21

Jr. High Camp (completed grades 5-7) - June 22-28

Registration forms available at your local church office, the Hulsey Episcopal Center, and the BQCC at 806.383.6878 or ww.bqcc.org. Tuition $250. BQCC@nwt.org

 

Visit our diocesan website at NWT.ORG

 

Good Shepherd, San Angelo
Multi-Generational Bible School
June 10, 11 and 12

The Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Bill Frey and George Mims will spend the evenings of June 10-12 at Good Shepherd, San Angelo, as a part of their multi-generational Bible school. Each evening will begin at 7 PM with 45 minutes of music led by George Mims who is Music Minister at St. Martin’s, Houston. Mr. Mims was involved in compiling and editing the 1982 Hymnal and Songs for Celebration. He is known to produce amazing music even from those who are among the "singing impaired." The music sessions will be followed by classes for children and special classes for youth and adults led by Bishop Frey and his wife Barbara. They will speak on forgiveness in our families and forgiveness in the church. Bishop Frey has served as the Bishop of Guatemala, the Bishop of Colorado, and Dean of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. For additional information or if you need housing call the church office at 325.949.6260.
 

St. Mary’s, Big Spring, Intern Assigned

Mark Sessing, a junior at Oklahoma University studying meteorology, will serve as an intern at St. Mary’s, Big Spring, May 18 - June 26. Province VII will provide a stipend and insurance and St. Mary’s parishioners will provide housing and hospitality. This particular internship is the only one in the nation focused on ministry in small churches. While in the diocese Mark will attend a budget committee meeting and the meeting of the General Convention Deputies of the diocese, visit the diocesan office, meet with Angela Hock and Dana Wilson on discernment issues, visit campus ministries, and participate in other activities to get an overview of life in the church. Mark is the son of Sharon and John Sessing of St. John’s, Odessa. John is the music director at St. John’s.
 

General Convention Deputies Meeting

The 2003 General Convention Deputies and Bishop Ohl will meet at the Episcopal Center on June 3 to organize, review nominations for elections, and report on the materials in the "Blue Book." Jim Haney, Deputation Chair, made the following report assignments: Jim Brown, Executive Council; Jim Liggett, Executive Council; Jackie Batjer, Peace With Justice Concerns; Jim Haney, Constitution and Canons; Cliff Craig, Domestic Mission and Evangelism; Jake Clemmens, Ecumenical Relations; Scott Mayer, Liturgy and Music; Claire Cowden, Ministry Development; Dick Davis, Small Congregations, Stewardship and Development, Structure, World Mission; Bill Nix, Program, Budget and Finance; Bishop Ohl, Pastoral Development & Title IV Revision. Many of the deputies attended a provincial orientation in Oklahoma City on May 3. Kelsey Kemp of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, will also attend the meeting. Kelsey is one of the two Province VII representatives serving on the Official Youth Presence Board at General Convention.   

   

C. S. Lewis Summer Conference
A Celebration of Mere Christianity
June 19-22, University of San Diego

A full program of teaching, dramatic and musical performance, worship, and great fellowship in the beautiful setting of this mission-style campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A unique opportunity for renewal and refreshment. Contact Stan Mattson at stanmattson@cslewis.org or call Michelle at 909.793.0940 or check the website at cslewis.org/programs

 


 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Harry Allen was recognized for his ministry as chaplain for the past five years at All Saints’ School, Lubbock, at a service and reception for the dedication of the school’s new organ. Fr. Allen also serves as interim at St. Paul’s, Lubbock.

Congratulations to Celia Ellery, seminarian at ETSS from Good Shepherd, San Angelo, who was awarded a grant from the Society for the Increase of the Ministry.

Congratulations to Ryan Kuratko of St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, who will graduate from Northwestern University this spring and enter Virginia Seminary in the fall. Ryan was made a Postulant for Holy Orders on March 25.

Bishop Ohl has appointed Jackie Batjer of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, to serve as a Trustee on the Board of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.

FYI: St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater, no longer has a post office box. Please send all mail to 502 Locust Street, Sweetwater, Texas 79556

915 Area Code Changes: 432: Andrews, Big Spring, Kermit Midland, Monahans, Odessa. 325: Abilene, Coleman, Colorado City, San Angelo, Sweetwater.

 

ETSS Summer Continuing Education, June 2-6
Taking Context Seriously - A Medley for Mission

The Rev. David Stringer - Striking the Balance: Contemplation and Action. The Rev. Sandy Casey-Martus - Creating an Environment for Healing. The Rev. Gary Cummins - When Urban Life Shapes a Congregation.

Registration deadline May 27. Descriptions and biographies at etss.edu/continuing_ed.shtml.

 

Alban Institute Seminar, Amarillo - June 2-4
How to Motivate, Cultivate & Support Volunteers

See The Newsletter 136. alban.org/CourseDetails or 800.486.1318.
 

Dallas Benedictine Retreat, June 18-22

See The Newsletter 136. quetex1@yahoo.com, 214.339.8483 George Trauth, 1923 Ebbtide Ln, Dallas TX 75224.

Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
2003 Gathering
June 12-14, San Antonio

Worship, work, open 12-Step meetings, and play. Time for networking, exchanging information, workshops, discussion. River boat tour and Mexican dinner with speaker the Rt. Rev. Bob Hibbs. Contact Recovery Ministries, episcopalrecovery.org, 954.862.2215.

 

Free Church School Materials

St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, is cleaning out their church school closet. Programs available for ages preschool through junior high, published by Augsburg, David C. Cook, and St. Mary’s Press, dating mostly from the 1980s and early 1990s. Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370 or Karen Nikaido, knpmhome@arn.net.

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Calendar


May

17-18 *St. Mark’s, Coleman, Visitation

19-10 *Seminary of the Southwest Trustees and Commencement, Austin

21 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo, Confirmation, 7:30 PM

20-23 Fresh Start Conference, FLA (Mike Ehmer and Claire Cowden)

24-25 *Grace, Vernon, 50th Anniversary Celebration

26 *Memorial Day, HEC Closed

29 *Mark Cannaday Installation, Holy Trinity, Midland, 7:30 PM

30-31 BQCC Board Overnight Retreat, BQCC

31 *Vocation to Ordained Ministry, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

 *Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 AM

30-6/1 Living Stones Coordinators Conf, Las Vegas (Claire Cowden)

 

June

1 *St. Luke’s, Levelland, Visitation

2 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

3 *General Convention Deputies, HEC, 10 AM

6 NWTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Vigil for General Convention

7 *Josie Rose Ordination to the Priesthood, Holy Trinity, Midland, 11 AM

8-14 Primary Camp, BQCC

11 *David Mossbarger Installation, St. Barnabas’, Odessa, 7 PM

12 *St. Michael and All Angels, Perryton, Confirmation, 7 PM

15-21 Senior High Camp, BQCC

18 *St. Mark’s, Abilene, 6 PM

22 *Ken MacKenzie Installation, St. James’, Dalhart

27-29 *Diocese of Texas

28 *Sixth Anniversary of Bishop Ohl’s Consecration

29-7/3 Happy Camp

 

July

4 *HEC Closed, Fourth of July

13 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, supply

15 *Standing Committee, HEC, 10 AM

22-28 *Bishops Trail Ride, Wyoming

24-27 Cursillo, Slaton

29-8/8 *General Convention, Minneapolis

 

August

16 Permian Basin Deanery, Monahans

19 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

21-23 *EFM Graduates’ Retreat, San Angelo

23 Loaves and Fishes Board

Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, 10 AM

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 138 April 15, 2003

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/bishop’s 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.

 


Exploring a Vocation to Ordained Ministry
Saturday, May 31

Presented by the Commission on Ministry, the seminar will explore the nature of Holy Orders, the Diaconate and the Priesthood, and discerning vocation on Saturday, May 31, at St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Avenue X, Lubbock. Lunch will be provided. RSVP Ministry Coordinator Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370x206.
 


Happy Camp News

The newly formed Advisory Board for Happy Camp met for the first time on Saturday, February 22, in Midland. The mission of Happy Camp is to "share Christian values and God’s love in a fun, safe environment, with children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend summer camp." Campers are recruited through schools, community agencies, and churches. Through the daily activities campers experience , perhaps for the first time, Christian values, fellowship and instruction.

This year’s Happy Camp will be held at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, June 29 -July 3. Donations for Happy Camp may be sent to 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401. For more information on Happy Camp, or how to support this exciting ministry of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, please contact any of the Advisory Board members:

Sandy Tisdale, Chair, Midland, at 432.520.2142 stisdale@bbbsmidland.org

Carolyn Hearn, Treasurer, Lubbock, at 806.763.1370x204 diocese@nwt.org

Lisa Mewhorter, Secretary, Midland, at 432.687.0160 lisamewhorter@cox.net

Courteney Gill, Amarillo at 806.383.6878 bqcctx@aol.com

Anne Jones, Lubbock, at 806.799.3630

Scott Lee, Amarillo, at 806.353.9594 stpeters@arn.net

Fred Newman, Midland, at 432.689.7540 04 571.7167 fnewman@keyenergy.com

Deacon Roland Rose, Andrews, at 432.523.4528

Archdeacon Dana Wilson, Midland, at 432.699.4322 dana@marshill.com

 

Grace, Vernon to Celebrate
50th Anniversary

The congregation of Grace Church invites you to join them on May 25 in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the church. Bishop Ohl will be making a visitation to celebrate this special occasion. For information contact Edith Harrison, Bishop’s Warden, at edith@chipshot.net or 940.552.5110.
 

 

Camp Quarterman 2003

Primary Camp (completed grades 2-4) - June 8-14

Sr. High Camp (completed grades 8-12) - June 15-21

Jr. High Camp (completed grades 5-7) - June 22-28

Registration forms available at your local church office, the Hulsey Episcopal Center, and the BQCC at 806.383.6878 or ww.bqcc.org. Tuition $250.

"Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19 is the theme of this summer’s Camp Quarterman whose mission is "...to provide an opportunity for young people to live in a Christ-centered community that teaches life tools, builds strong friendships and exercise creativity in a safe and structured manner." Each session is staffed with Northwest Texas clergy who serve as spiritual leaders for fun and innovative worship services allowing the campers to experience new and traditional services in a fun and exciting way. Scott and Ashley Lee of St. Peter’s, Amarillo, will serve as directors for all camp sessions. Scott is Youth Minister at St. Peter’s, the Province VII Youth Coordinator for NWTX, and Assistant to the Director of the NWTX youth program. Ashley teaches school at Coronado Elementary in Amarillo. They are working hard to create a program that will encourage faith, fun and friendships. Deacon Roland Rose of St. John’s, Odessa, will again serve as Arts and Crafts Director. Bonnie Snell of St. Andrew’s School, Amarillo, will again serve as Science Coordinator for the Primary Camp. Volunteers are needed for each camp session, especially nurses. Please contact the BQCC office at 806.383.6878 or qcctx@aol.com if you would like to dedicate a week of your time or talent to our youth.

 

Youth Director Wanted

St. Stephen’s Church, Lubbock, is seeking a part-time Youth Director for Junior and Senior High youth. Contact Judy Johnson at jjohnson@lubbockonline.com (please note "youth director" in the subject line) or call her at 745-2500 after 7 PM.

 

 

Companion Diocese Seeks Pen Pals

Our Companion Diocese Committee wishes to pursue the development of pen pal/e-mail relationships between members of our diocese and the Diocese of Spain. Several people, ranging from youngsters in our religious education classes at various churches to college and high school students, many of whom are studying Spanish, are already involved in this form of communication. Neal and Marilyn Allen, co-chairs of the committee, are looking forward to hearing from you. Contact mmpallen@juno.com or nealallen@marshill.com or 432.686.9382.

 

The Church is Home, Too!
Camp Allen, April 25-27

A forum on family ministry presented by the Christian Education Commission for Province VII. The conference features author Dick Hardel and the Rev. Will Spong, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at ETSS. Workshops on Faith in the Home, Faith Development, Today’s Families and Substance Abuse, Sacramental Instruction, Specialized Ministries and workshops especially for DREs are scheduled. To register e-mail Vycke McEwen at bycke@email.com or call 405.570.2483.

 

Shaping Holy Lives
Benedictine Spirituality in the Contemporary World   
Trinity Institute Broadcast on April 28-29

Newly-enthroned Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Sister Joan Chittister, and Kathleen Norris will be on the program for this year’s Trinity Institute on April 28-29. The addresses will be carried online at www.ectn.org, in addition to the satellite broadcast.

 

The Many Faces of Spirituality
Camp Allen, May 9-10

This exciting conference provides a context for understanding the development of and need for spirituality in our personal faith journeys. Featured speakers are the Rev. Mary Haven, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary; the Rev. Stuart Hoke, Trinity Church Wallstreet; the Rev. Will Spong, ETSS. Cost is $125 per person, double occupancy. Contact Lonny Tanel at manyfaces.registrar@verizon.net. For workshop details go to www.hellotopspirituality.org.


Tools for the Journey
A Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines, BQCC, May 9-10

Sponsored by St. Peter’s Church, Amarillo, Tools for the Journey is a two day guide to spiritual growth using Richard J. Foster’s book Celebration of Discipline. The conference will begin on Friday, May 9, from 1-5 P.M. and continue on Saturday, May 10, from 8 AM - 5 PM. $20 includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Deadline for registration is Monday, April 28. For information contact Jo Snead at 806.355.1775, Karen Nikaido at 806.374.9478, or Nina Cree at 806.359.4849.

 

Summer Province VII Youth Gathering
July 6-10, Lake Texoma State Resort Park

Music, worship, fellowship, recreation and much more. "Be a Part of Something Big." Applications available from Sylvestre Silvas at 2701 W Main, Baytown, TX 77520 or 281.422.3537 ext 26. Deadline is June 1. Space is limited so register early.

 

Dallas Benedictine Retreat, June 18-22

See The Newsletter 136. quetex1@yahoo.com, 214.339.8483 George Trauth, 1923 Ebbtide Ln, Dallas TX 75224.


Alban Institute Seminar, Amarillo - June 2-4
How to Motivate, Cultivate and Support Volunteers

See The Newsletter 136. alban.org/CourseDetails or 800.486.1318.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman) completed her last radiation treatment and is back in the classroom on half-day schedule. She will return to Houston for more treatment in mid-April and may be there for the rest of the month.

The Rev. Larry Spannagel (Borger) will undergo surgery for prostate cancer after Easter.

Congratulations to Ryan Kuratko, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, a senior at Northwestern, who was made a Postulant for Holy Orders on March 25.

 

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Calendar

April

18 Good Friday, HEC closed

20 Easter

21 Monday in Easter Week, HEC closed

25-27 Clergy Spouses Conference, BQCC

29-5/3 Conference of Diocesan Executives, Fla. (Mike Ehmer)


May

1-2 *University of the South Trustees

2-3 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

3 General Convention Deputies Orientation, Oklahoma City

6 *Trustees, HEC

6-12 BEST Conference, WY, (Carolyn Hearn)

7 *Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmation, PM

8 *St. Mary, Big Spring, Confirmation, PM

9 *St. Nicholas’, Midland, Confirmation, PM

10-11 *Heavenly Rest, Abilene, Visitation

12 *Finance Committee, HEC, 1:30 PM

13 *Standing Committee, HEC

14 *St. Matthew’s, Pampa, Confirmation, PM

15 *St. Matthew’s School, Pampa , Visitation

16 *Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

17-18 *St. Mark’s, Coleman, Visitation

19-10 *Seminary of the Southwest Trustees, Austin

21 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo, Confirmation, PM

20-23 Fresh Start Conference, FLA (Mike Ehmer and Claire Cowden)

24-25 *Grace, Vernon, 50th Anniversary Celebration

26 *Memorial Day, HEC Closed

28 *Emmanuel, San Angelo, Confirmation, PM

29 *Mark Cannaday Installation, Holy Trinity, Midland

30-31 BQCC Board Overnight Retreat, BQCC

31 Vocation to Ordained Ministry, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

*Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 AM
 

June

1 *St. Luke’s, Levelland, Visitation

3 *General Convention Deputies, HEC, 10 AM

4 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

6 NWTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Vigil for General Convention

7 *Josie Rose Ordination to the Priesthood, Holy Trinity, Midland

8-14 Primary Camp, BQCC

11 *David Mossbarger Installation, St. Barnabas’, Odessa

12 *St. Michael and All Angels, Perryton Confirmation, PM

15-21 Senior High Camp, BQCC

 

 

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