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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 95 September 20, 2000

 

Building up the Body of Christ
Annual Convention 2000

Registration Deadline Sept. 22

Contact Emmanuel Church, 3 S. Randolph, San Angelo, 76903, 915.653.2446, Nnfaubion@aol.com if you have questions or do not receive a packet. Information may also be obtained on the diocesan web site at nwt.org.

Convention Hotel Information

Holiday Inn 915.658.2828 $66 Sgl $69 Dbl
Hampton Inn 915.942.9622 $63 Kg/2 Qu
Best Western 915.223.1273 $50 Kg/$55 2 Qu

 

Resolution Deadline 9/27

Resolutions to Convention are due September 27 in the diocesan office attention Carolyn Hearn.

 

Upcoming Diocesan Events

 Episcopal Churchwomen’s
Conference - 9/29 - 10/1

The Rev. Petero Sabune, will be the featured speaker at the 2000 ECW Conference to be held September 29-October 1 at the Quarterman Conference Center. Contact Linda Scarborough at 915.692.0044, gslaw@swconnect.net.

Insurance Committee

Friday, September 29, 10 am

The Episcopal Center

Finance Committee Rescheduled

Saturday, September 30, 10 am

The Episcopal Center

Clergy Conference - BQCC

Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5

 

Events Around

A weekend with the Very Rev. Alan Jones , Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, October 27-29, at the Mandla Center, Des Moines, New Mexico. Pilgrims of the Truth: Truth Telling and Promise Keeping. The Mandala Center is an ecumenical retreat and conference center located 34 miles east of Raton. September 29-October 4, Intensive Journal Workshop, Maureen McCormack. Contact 505.278.3002 or mandalacenter.org.

  

REMINDER: 1999 AUDITS WERE DUE IN THE DIOCESAN OFFICE SEPT. 1

 

St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Folk Concert

7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 23

Bishop Ohl, Father Fritsch, and Others

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate, is recuperating from surgery for early-stage prostate cancer on September 11.

Bill Nix’s father, William Dale Nix, Sr., died Sept. 14 in Dallas. A memorial service was held Sept. 18 at Highland Park Methodist in Dallas. Burial will be at 2 PM Friday, Sept. 22 in the Canadian Cemetery.

Liz Parker’s mother, Betty P. Welch Bice, died on September 8 in State College, PA..

Bill Houghton reports feeling better each day following bypass surgery and will have surgery for an aortic aneurism in mid October.

Mark Eldredge, Assistant at St. Nicholas’, Midland, will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Ohl for Bishop Stephen Jecko of Florida, at 10 AM on Saturday, December 16. Mary Glover of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, a senior at Seminary of the Southwest, will be ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Ohl at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 20.

Gifts: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gregg, San Angelo, to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center in memory of George Hearn. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Schley, Jr., to the Bishops Temple/Quarterman Fund in memory of William Dale Nix, Sr.

Resources:

Garrison Keillor, humorist, radio host, and author, in an interview to be webcast live on www.ectn.org on The Real Bottom Line which is produced by Trinity Television and is broadcast on the Odyssey Channel.

Winterlight XXV at Kanuga, Dec. 27 - Jan. 1.
For persons in grades 9-12. info@kanuga.org 828.692.9136

New Books at the Episcopal Book Center

The High Flyer by Susan Howatch ($26); A Young Woman’s First Year in Seminary by Chloe Breyer ($24); Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit by Gary Wills ($25). ecusa.anglican.org/ebrc or 800.334.7626 x 6118

The Rite Stuff: Coming in 2001 incorporates The Rite Brain, The Rite Word, The Rite Light, The Rite Song, and much more into one CD-ROM.. For a sneak preview log on to churchpublishing.org The Rite Stuff.

 

Diocesan Calendar

 

September

20 Companion Diocese, HEC, 1 pm

22-23  Catechists Training, BQCC

23  *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Folk Concert, 7:30 pm

        Panhandle Deanery, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

        Youth Committee, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 am

23-24 Acolyte Festival, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

29 Insurance Committee HEC, 10 am (moved from 9/7)

29 *ELCA Bishop Consecration, Dallas

29-30 *ECW Conference, BQCC

Finance Committee, HEC, 10 am

 

October

2-5 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

6-7 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

8 *Shamrock Visitation

9-15 *University of the South, Installation of Vice-Chancellor and President, Consecration of Chapel, and Homecoming

13-14 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

14 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

        Permian Basin Deanery, St. Barnabas’

17 *Trustees, HEC, 10 am

18-19  *Clergy Small Group VIII. HEC, noon to noon

20-22  Fall Rally, (Sr High) BQCC

21 Llano Estacado Deanery, Plainview, 10 am

22 *Borger Visitation

24 *Trinity School, Midland

27 *Standing Committee, San Angelo, 3 pm

27-29 *Annual Convention, San Angelo

30 Diocesan Office Closed

 

 

November

2-4 *Kansas City, Diocesan Convention

4 Youth Committee, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 am

5 *St. John’s, Odessa, Visitation

9-10 Seminary of the Southwest Board, Austin

10-11  Catechist Training, BQCC

10-11 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

10-12  Fall Festival (Jr High)

12 *Sweetwater Visitation

16-18 *Standing Committee on Ministry Development,Baltimore

20-22 *Province VII House of Bishops, Camp Allen

27 -30  *Bishops of Small Dioceses Conference, Roanoke, VA

 

December

1-2 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

2 Youth Committee, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 10 am

3  *San Angelo, Good Shepherd, Visitation

    *Lessons and Carols, St. Paul’s, 4 PM

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

7-9 *Church Pension Fund, NYC

10 *St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, Visitation

13 *All Staff Meeting

16 *Mark Eldredge Ordination, St. Nicholas’, Midland 10 am

17 *St. Mark’s, Abilene, Visitation

20 *Mary Glover Ordination, Heavenly Rest, Abilene 7 pm

 

Webresources:

Stewardship: members.aol.com/stewardship, TENS.org (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship)

Evangelism: memers.aol.com/ENE2020 (The Episcopal Network for Evangelism)

Reconciliation: members.aol.com/newcmndment, members.aol.com/ENE2020reconciliation,  ctkreconcilers.org (Episcopal Reconcilation Institute Seminar)

Episcopal Software Library Sharring Resources new software:

Lectionaries recommended at General Convention

Parish Registry 3.1 (new version)

Parochial Report Writer 2.1 (new version)

Lectionary Journals

Book of Common Prayer Reader

Spanish and French resources

907.790.4585 ssministry@aol.com

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 94 September 5, 2000

Building up the Body of Christ
Annual Convention 2000

Registration Deadline Sept. 22

Contact Emmanuel Church, 3 S. Randolph, San Angelo, 76903, 915.653.2446, Nnfaubion@aol.com if you have questions or do not receive a packet. Information may also be obtained on the diocesan web site at nwt.org.


Convention Hotel Information

Holiday Inn 915.658.2828 $66 Sgl $69 Dbl

Hampton Inn 915.942.9622 $63 Kg/2 Qu

Best Western 915.223.1273 $50 Kg/$55 2 Qu

 


Resolution Deadline 9/27

Resolutions to Convention are due September 27

in the diocesan office attention Carolyn Hearn.

 

Upcoming Diocesan Events

Deacon Formation Retreat 9/15-17

A retreat for deacons and those in deacon formation September 15-17 at the Quarterman Conference Center led by Deacon Justus Van Houten, SSF. Deacon Van Houten was ordained deacon in 1986 and is currently serving as Minister Provincial for the Society of St. Francis. He has served as a chaplain to universities, jails, hospitals and the homeless. Other areas of ministry include Secretary for Native American Ministries, President of the North American Association for the Diaconate, and Secretary for Liturgy and Mission at Trinity Church Wall Street. Contact Archdeacon Dana Wilson, 915.699.4322 or dana@marshill.com.

 

Catechist Training 9/22-23

The first catechist training session in a series of four begins September 22-23 at the Quarterman Conference Center. Subsequent dates are Nov 10-11, 2000, Jan 26-27 and Mar 9-10, 2001. For registration and information: Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator, at the Hulsey Episcopal Center 806.763.1370 or ministry@nwt.org.

 

Episcopal Churchwomen’s
Conference - 9/29 - 10/1

The Rev. Petero Sabune, will be the featured speaker at the 2000 ECW Conference to be held September 29-October 1 at the Quarterman Conference Center. Contact Linda Scarborough at 915.692.0044, gslaw@swconnect.net.

 

Acolyte Festival 9/23-24

Acolyte Festival - September 23-24, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, acolytes 6th grade or older . Educational and fun workshops, activities, dinner, Compline, and grand processional Sunday Morning. Deadline for registration is September 18.

Contact Ed Veal at edveal@door.net 806.797.7134 or St. Paul’s website at stpaulslubbock.org

 

Church Periodical Club Grants

Grant application forms are available for the Church Periodical Club Miles of Pennies funds. Application should be made as soon as possible. Funds may be requested for books, taped books, videos, or for shipping costs of recycled books for schools, libraries, camps, and youth centers.

 

Contact Terry Jolliffe, 1614 Ventura, Midland 79705, 915.684.4076, shjolliffe@aol.com.

 

United Thank Offering Ingathering

The UTO Spring Ingatherings are due now. Please send to Meredith Maharg, 1615 Englewood Lane, Odessa 79761, 915.367.8395, jmmah@nwol.net. Fall Ingathering will begin in late October or early November.

 

BQCC Youth Conferences Update

Fall Rally (Sr. High) Oct 20-22

Fall Festival (Jr High) Nov 10-12

Midwinter (Sr. High) Jan 26-28

Spring Fling (Jr High) Mar 2-4

Contact Ashley Jones 806.799.3439 or sts@llano.net.

 

Events Around

Trinity College Choir, 9/14, Lubbock

Free concert on September 14, 7:30 pm, at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 806.762.0123.

Women of Virtue 2000
Celebrate New Beginnings, 10/7

San Jacinto Baptist Church, 801 Tascosa Road, Amarillo 79124. Contact 800.776.1060 or womenofvirtue.org.

 

Bishop’s Appointments

The Rev. James Haney, Llano Estacado Dean 2001

The Rev. Jake Clemmens, Panhandle Dean 2002

The Rev. Cliff Gardner, Eagle Cove Dean 2003

The Rev. Stockton Williams, Permian Basin Dean 2004

 

Province VII Calendar

Christian Educators’ Forum, 9/15-17, University of Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education, Featuring Amanda Hughes, co-author of "Journey to Adulthood" program, leader of adults and adolescent spirituality and formation, and Celtic Christianity. $165 double, $225 single. Contact Vycke McEwen, 405.232.4820, vycke@hotmail.com.

http://www.provincevii.org/ for Province VII Newsletter

Prov VII Convocation, 4/19-21, 2001, OU

Prov VII Youth Event, 7/11-15, 2001, Austin College

Prov VII Synod, 9/30-10/2, 2002, Kansas City

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate, will undergo surgery for early-stage prostate cancer on September 11. Bill Houghton underwent double bypass surgery at St. Luke’s, Houston, on August 29 and is doing well. The Rev. Jeff Fouts , St. Nicholas’, Midland, has accepted a call to Christ Church, Aspen, CO effective October 1.

 

Resources:

Plough Publishing House, The Plough Reader 800.521.8011, fax 724.329.0914, pough.com

Eberhard Arnold to Meister Eckhart - Henri Nouwen to Frederick Zuendel. Good reviews of offerings and a section entitled "Great Finds." Sing through the Day (80 songs for children with piano accompaniment and guitar chords, *free sing-along CD), Sing through the Seasons

( 99 songs with book, CD or cassette), and Sing and Shout (CD), songs for children. For families, home-schoolers, daycare centers, preschool programs and elementary grades.

Alban Institute: Understanding the Senior Adult..

by Lois d. Knutson. Ministry with aging adults, includes guidelines for establishing an advisory committee, special resources and a practical, comprehensive and user-friendly CD-ROM with assessment tools, the book "...conveys an uncommon breadth and depth of gerontological knowledge and pastoral insight in this... book for congregational wholistic ministry with older adults... identifies critical themes and issues that confront older adults and their families," writes Melvin A Kimble, Ph.D. , Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care and Director of the Center for Aging, Religion and Spirituality at Luther Seminary.

$22.95, ISBN 1-56699-217-6, Dpowell @alban.org

 

Diocesan Calendar

 

September

6 All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center

8 Commission on Ministry, HEC , 10 am

9 Long Range Planning Committee, HEC,10 am

10 *Hereford, Visitation

12-13 *Clergy Small Group VII, HEC, noon to noon

14 *Executive Council, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 9:30 Eucharist

15-17 *Deacons’ Retreat, BQCC

15-17 Province VII Christian Educators’ Forum, Norman OK

17 *Canyon, Visitation

16 Mission Committee, Clarendon, 10 am

        Finance Committee, HEC, 10am

19-20 *Texas Conference of Churches, Belton

20 Companion Diocese, HEC, 1 pm

22-23 Catechists Training, BQCC

23 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Folk Concert, 7:30 pm

        Panhandle Deanery, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

23-24 Acolyte Festival, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

29 Insurance Committee HEC, 10 am (moved from 9/7)

29 *ELCA Bishop Consecration, Dallas

29-30 *ECW Conference, BQCC

 

October


2-5 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

8 *Shamrock Visitation

10-11 *Clergy Small Group VIII. HEC, noon to noon

13-14 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

13-15 *U of South Reunion/Homecoming

14 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 am

        Permian Basin Deanery, St. Barnabas’

17 *Trustees, HEC, 10 am

18 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, evening service

20-22 Fall Rally, (Sr. High) BQCC

21 Llano Estacado Deanery, Plainview, 10 am

22 *Borger Visitation

24 *Trinity School, Midland

27 *Standing Committee, San Angelo, 3 pm

27-29 *Annual Convention, San Angelo

November

2-5 *Kansas City, Diocesan Convention

10-11 Catechist Training, BQCC

10-11 Deacon Formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

10-12 Fall Festival (Jr High)

12 *Sweetwater Visitation

19 *St. John’s, Odessa, Visitation

28 -30 *Bishops of Small Dioceses Conference, VA


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 93 August 20, 2000

 

Building up the Body of Christ
Annual Convention 2000

The Rev. Cynthia Banks, Clergy Associate for Evangelism and Christian Formation at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, KY, will be the guest speaker at Annual Convention 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and General Seminary and has served as Assistant Rector at Christ Church, Bowling Green; Chaplain at Western Kentucky University, and Mission Developer of the First Joint Lutheran-Episcopal Mission Start in Campbellsville, KY before joining the cathedral staff.

Registration Deadline Sept. 22

Registration packets for Annual Convention 2000 were mailed Friday, August 18. Contact Emmanuel Church, 3 S. Randolph, San Angelo, 76903, 915.653.2446, Nnfaubion@aol.com if you have questions or do not receive a packet. Information may also be obtained on the diocesan web site at nwt.org.

Nominations due August 25

Nominations are being accepted by the Nominating Committee c/o Episcopal Center for the following offices:

Standing Committee, one clergy and one lay, for a term to 2003; Standing Committee, one lay to 2002; Trustee, one lay, to 2005; Commission on Ministry, one clergy and one lay to 2005; and Ecclesiastical Trial Court, two clergy, to 2003. Nomination forms may be obtained on the diocesan web site at nwt.org, from the diocesan office, or your church office.

Convention Reports due Sept 1

Reports to Convention are due in the diocesan office by September 1 for inclusion in the convention packet. Committee and commission chairs and others wishing to submit a report are requested to send the reports via e-mail to diocese@nwt.org or on disc. Copy-ready single spaced copy may also be sent. Contact Carolyn Hearn.

 

Catechist Training

The first catechist training session in a series of four begins September 22-23 at the Quarterman Conference Center. Subsequent dates are Nov 10-11, 2000, Jan 26-27 and Mar 9-10, 2001. For registration and information: Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator, at the Hulsey Episcopal Center 806.763.1370 or ministry@nwt.org.

 

Episcopal Churchwomen’s
Conference - 9/29 - 10/1

The Rev. Petero Sabune, will be the featured speaker at the 2000 ECW Conference to be held September 29-October 1 at the Quarterman Conference Center. Contact Linda Scarborough at 915.692.0044, gslaw@swconnect.net.

 

Women’s Uncommon Prayers
Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated

Julie Krause has two prayers/poems, Meditations of a Karate Mom and Homeless Angel, in a book of prayers written by women (Morehouse Publishing). The book is available for $21.50 at St. Paul’s Bookstore, Lubbock, 806.762.2893. Supplies of the book sold out three times at General Convention.

Favorite Hymns for Spain

The deadline for sending your ten favorite hymns to the Companion Diocese Committee for sharing with the Diocese of Spain is September 15. Send to Jean Silverthorne, 203 Navasota, Plainview 79072 or e-mail to jsilver@texasonlne.net. A 45 minute talk with slides of "Visit to the Anglican Church is Spain" is available by contacting Harry Hall at 915.944.2979, e-mail hall@wcc.net.

The CD Committee will meet September 20 at 1:00 pm at the Episcopal Center.

 

Paula D’Arcy Retreat, Dec 1 & 2

Listening to Your Life

Emmanuel Church, San Angelo, is offering a retreat led by Paula D’Arcy, author and psychotherapist, at Christ the King Retreat Center (lodging is available). Paula D’Arcy is the author of numerous books including Song for Sarah and Gift of the Red Bird. She is a popular and powerful speaker on the radio and television, leads workshops, retreats and conferences, and is a frequent retreat leader at Laity Lodge. She will also speak at both services at Emmanuel on Sunday. Contact Emmanuel Church at 915.653.2446.

 

Of Note

Home by Another Way, 39 sermons recorded by the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor (you may have seen her on the Odyssey Channel’s best preachers series) is available through the Episcopal Media Center at 800.229.3788 or episcopalmediacenter.org. $39.95

New from Morehouse Publishing: I Belong: My Baptism Scrapbook, Meditations for Altar Guild Members, and Gathering the NeXt Generation. 800.877.0012 or morehousegroup.com

New from Forward Movement: Congregational Paths to Holiness by Peter AR Stebinger "...details the clear and demonstrable conviction that where and when those of us who are the Body of Christ gather and open ourselves to the lively presence of the Spirit of God, we are blessed with growth and new life. " For loan through the Episcopal Center or purchase from forwardovement.org

Prayers: The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate, will undergo surgery for early-stage prostate cancer on September 11. ENS reports: Because he has his PSA level tested every six months, the cancer is "very much in its early stages and there is every likelihood that surgery will take care of it." The Presiding Bishop has requested no fruit baskets or floral tributes and bids our prayers. (Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. It is estimated that 1 in 3 American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Do you or someone you love need to schedule a PSA test today?)

Elizabeth Niles is in Baptist-St. Anthony’s in Amarillo having suffered a broken leg.

Thanksgivings: Upon the recommendation of the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee, Carole Ricketts of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, and Roland Rose of St. John’s, Odessa, were made Candidates for the Diaconate on August 15 by Bishop Ohl who also "took order" for Ordination to the Diaconate of Judy Cobb of St. Barnabas’, Odessa; Nikki Jones of St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater; and Ernie and Suzie Wilkinson of St. Matthew’s, Pampa, on Sunday, October 29, at Annual Convention in San Angelo.

Alisa Sally from St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, and Elizabeth Jarnagin of St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, received a Master of Arts in Religion on May 16 from the Seminary of the Southwest. Elizabeth will pursue a PhD at Drew University.

The Rev. Ned Creswell has been endorsed by the Bishop for the Armed Services, Healthcare and Prison Ministries as a chaplain to serve the Veterans Administration.

Deacon Patricia Masterman is serving as a chaplain at Baptist-St. Anthony’s Hospital.


Memorials:
W. H. Gilmore, Midland, to Cursillo in Northwest Texas in memory of Ray McDonald.

 Correction : Walk for Christ 2000 - 9/30

St. George’s, Canyon, is sponsoring Walk for Christ 2000 at Palo Duro Canyon, Saturday, September 30 (not the 20th), 9-11 am, followed by lunch, free time and a Concert in the Park from 3-5pm. All churches invited to participate. Contact the Rev. John Githiga, 806.655.3121, stgeorges@amaonline.com

 

Diocesan Calendar

August

21 *Trustees Conference Call, 10 am

24 *Deans - Episcopal Center, 10 am

27 *Brownfield, Visitation

29 Youth Confirmation Com, Episcopal Center,10am

 

 

September

1 Convention Reports Due

2 *St. Peter’s, Amarillo, Olivia Gill baptism

4 *Diocesan Office Closed - Labor Day

6 All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center

8 Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center,10 am

9 Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am

10 *Hereford, Visitation

12-13 *Clergy Small Group VII, noon to noon

14 *Executive Council, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 9:30

15-17 *Deacons’ Retreat, BQCC

17 *Canyon, Visitation

16 Mission Committee, Clarendon - 10 am
        Finance Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am

19-20 *Texas Conference of Churches, Belton

20 Companion Diocese, Episcopal Center, 1 pm

22-23 Catechists Training, Quarterman Conf. Center

23 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Folk Concert - 7:30 pm
        Panhandle Deanery, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

29 Insurance Com, Episcopal Center 10 am

29 *ELCA Bishop Consecration, Dallas

29-30 *ECW Conference, Quarterman Conference Center

 

October

2-5 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

8 *Shamrock Visitation

10-11 *Clergy Small Group VIII

13-15 *U of South Reunion/Homecoming

14 BQCC Board, Episcopal Center, 10 am
        Permian Basin Deanery, St. Barnabas’

17 *Trustees, Episcopal Center, 10 am


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 92 August 5, 2000

 

Building up the Body of Christ
Annual Convention 2000

Bishop Ohl has chosen the theme Building up the Body of Christ for Annual Diocesan Convention 2000 hosted by Emmanuel Church in San Angelo, October 27, 28, & 29. Planning and preparations are under way. For exhibit information contact Dr. Norma Faubion, 915.942.1212, Nnfaubion@aol.com. Log on to nwt.org for the latest Convention information, registration, and nomination forms.

 

Nominations due August 25

Nominations are being accepted by the Nominating Committee c/o Episcopal Center for the following offices:

Standing Committee, one clergy and one lay, for a term to 2003; Standing Committee, one lay to 2002; Trustee, one lay, to 2005; Commission on Ministry, one clergy and one lay to 2005; and Ecclesiastical Trial Court, two clergy, to 2003. Nomination forms may be obtained on the diocesan web site at nwt.org, from the diocesan office, or your church office.

Deanery Elections Scheduled

Deanery elections for Executive Council to 2004, Health and Social Concerns to 2003, and Christian Education to 2003 will be held at upcoming deanery convocations. Eagle Cove will meet August 19 in Coleman, Llano Estacado will meet August 19 in Levelland, Panhandle will meet September 23 at St. Peter’s in Amarillo, and Permian Basin will meet August 12 in Kermit. Contact your dean or deanery chair.

Convention Reports due Sept 1

Reports to Convention are due in the diocesan office by September 1 for inclusion in the convention packet. Committee and commission chairs and others wishing to submit a report are requested to send the reports via e-mail to diocese@nwt.org or on disc. Copy-ready single spaced copy may also be sent. Contact Carolyn Hearn.

 

Episcopal Churchwomen’s
Conference - 9/29 - 10/1


The Rev. Petero Sabune, will be the featured speaker at the 2000 ECW Conference to be held September 29-October 1 at the Quarterman Conference Center. Fr. Sabune has served as Dean of Trinity-St. Philip’s Cathedral, Newark, since 1992 and will be the new Vicar of Community Ministries for St. James Madison Avenue in Manhattan. He is a graduate of Vassar and Union Theological Seminary, the son of an Anglican priest, and came to the United States originally as an exchange student. Fr. Sabune has two brothers and a sister who disappeared in their homeland of Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. He is the guardian of their children. Contact Linda Scarborough at 915.692.0044, gslaw@swconnect.net.

 

United Thank Offering

The Northwest Texas United Thank Offering Spring Ingathering amounted to over $7,000. Over $3 million in offerings plus $26,000 (the plate offering at the Sunday General Convention Eucharist) in grants were made at the ECW Triennial meeting in Denver in July. Grant request forms for 2001 will be available in the diocesan office. New UTO materials will be mailed after mid-August. Contact Meredith Maharg, UTO Coordinator, at 915.367.8395, jmmah@nwol.net.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development Fund

The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief has a new name. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold announced July 4 the fund’s new name, Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, which more clearly describes the mission of the fund, emergency relief and development, and identifies the fund with the Episcopal Church. The Fund this year celebrates sixty years of ministry and mission to those in need throughout the world. $891,795 in domestic grants and $861,454 in foreign grants were approved in May by the board. New materials will be available in late summer or early fall. Contact Jane Barnes, Diocesan Coordinator, at 806.799.6721, barnesj@odsy.net.


Bishop Quarterman Historic Video

The Square House Museum in Panhandle has produced a video reviewing Bishop George Quarterman’s sixty-nine years of ordained ministry. The video was taped in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. Contact the Museum at 806.5373524 to order.

 

Prayers: The Rev. Joseph Kennedy, Interim at St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, and formerly of St. Peter’s, Borger, died Tuesday, July 25, in Amarillo. Bishop Ohl presided at the requiem mass at St. Andrew’s School, Saturday, July 29. Please keep Fr. Joseph’s wife Jennifer and their family and the St. Andrew’s family in your prayers. Laura Clemmens’ mother Frances Ball died July 17 in Miami, OK, after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Jerry Sneary’s mother Alice McCrady has been in the hospital in Tulsa.

Thanksgivings: Congratulations to the Rev. John Loving, elected by the House of Bishops to serve a six-year term on the General Board of Examining Chaplains. The board prepares the General Ordination Exams for seminary seniors and supervises the evaluation teams. God’s speed to Wendy McVay, long-time secretary at St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater, and her husband and family as they depart Northwest Texas to move to Oregon.

 

Some interesting web sites to explore:

coloresdelpueblo.org (fair trade goods), ghostranch.org (retreats and workshops),

christdesert.org (meditations, retreats & gift shop)

crosswalk.com (inspirational, lots of activities for children)

 

Correction: Midwinter (Sr Hi) Jan 26-28, 2001

 

 

Walk for Christ 2000

St. George’s, Canyon, is sponsoring Walk for Christ 2000 at Palo Duro Canyon, Saturday, September 20, 9-11 am, followed by lunch, free time and a Concert in the Park from 3-5pm. All churches invited to participate. Contact the Rev. John Githiga, 806.655.3121, stgeorges@amaonline.com

 

Spiritual Development Reading List

An 18 page bibliography with reviews of books for spiritual development and spiritual direction/directors is available by contacting Carolyn Hearn. The list is presented in ten categories: Spiritual Direction, the Christian Life, Prayer, Discernment, Dreams and Jungian, the Contemplative Life/Mystics, Women’s Spirituality, Family, Addiction, and Classics.

 

Diocesan Calendar

August

12     Permian Basin Deanery, Kermit, 9:30 am

15     *Standing Committee, Episcopal Center, 11 am

19     Llano Estacado Deanery, Levelland, 9:30 am

        Eagle Cove Deanery, Coleman, 10:30 am

        Western Plains Min Team, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

21     *Trustees Conference Call, 10 am

24     *Deans - Episcopal Center, 10 am

27     *Brownfield, Visitation

29     Youth Confirmation Com, Episcopal Center,10am

 

September

2     *St. Peter’s, Amarillo, baptism

4     *Diocesan Office Closed - Labor Day

6 All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center

8 Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center,10 am

9 Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am

10     *Hereford, Visitation

12-13 *Clergy Small Group VII, noon to noon

14    *Executive Council, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 10am

15-17 *Deacons’ Retreat, BQCC

17 *Canyon, Visitation

16 Mission Committee, Clarendon - 10 am

        Finance Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am

20 Companion Diocese, Episcopal Center, 1 pm

22-23    Catechists Training, Quarterman Conf. Center

23 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Folk Concert - 7:30 pm

        Panhandle Deanery, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

29 Insurance Com, Episcopal Center 10 am

29-30 *ECW Conference, Quarterman Conf. Center

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 91 July 20, 2000

 

What did the General Convention Do?

Rejected a resolution that would have authorized the blessing of same-sex unions.

Acknowledged that persons in faithful, committed, life-long relationships should be welcomed and respected in the Body of Christ, even though their relationships may not be in traditional holy wedlock.

Denounced promiscuity, exploitation, and abusiveness in the relationships of any of our members.

Approved, overwhelmingly, full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by adopting "Called to Common Mission" and accompanying canonical and Prayer Book revisions.

Adopted a 138 million dollar budget for the Episcopal Church in the triennium 2001-2003.

Elected the Very Rev. George L. W. Werner of Pittsburgh to be the new President of the House of Deputies, and Mr. Vince Currie of the Central Gulf Coast to be Vice-President of the House of Deputies.

Appealed to all Episcopalians to work to double the number of baptized members of this Church by the year 2020. (2020 Vision)

Expressed solidarity with Christians suffering under Islamic persecution, especially in the Sudan.

Condemned Hindu "untouchability" as a crime against humanity.

Urged dioceses to implement programs to prevent violence and racism.

Amended Title III of the Canons to shift the focus of Commissions on Ministry towards enhanced attention to "the ministry of all the baptized," i.e. lay ministry.

Reaffirmed this Church’s opposition to the death penalty.

Changed the name of the "Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief" to the "Episcopal Relief and Development Fund."

Celebrated the continuing work of the "Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission", which assists the church with sending and receiving missionaries.

Endorsed the World Council of Churches’ proposal for an international, universal date for Easter.

Committed to continued participation in the Consultation on Church Union (COCU) and to the inauguration of Churches Uniting in Christ in 2002.

Called for a new bilateral dialogue on full communion with the Presbyterian Church in the USA.

Included three new people in the Church calendar: Florence Nightingale (Aug 12), Enmegahbowh (June 12), and Philip the Deacon (Oct 11).

Authorized the continued use of the Common Sunday Lectionary, with permission of the diocesan bishop.

 

David L. Veal, The Rev. Canon,
Chair of the Northwest Texas Deputation

 

Acolyte Festival 2000

The Diocese of Northwest Texas Acolyte Festival 2000 will take place September 23-24 at St. Paul’s on the Plains in Lubbock. The festival is open to all diocesan acolytes 6th grade or older (adults included). A variety of educational and fun workshops will be offered and there will be a grand processional Sunday morning . Registration begins at 11 am Saturday followed by lunch, activities and workshops, dinner and Compline. Sunday Grand Processional preparations begin at 9:30 am. edveal@door.net 806.797.7134 web site: stpaulslubbock.org

 

 

"Come & See"
Images of Our Common Life

A new video is available for loan from the Diocesan Center. Hosted by Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, it is an excellent, thoughtful, and visually interesting overview of who we are as the Episcopal Church today. The video is a valuable resource for adult forums and inquirers’ classes, for newcomers and long-time Episcopalians. Excellent discussion questions by Presiding Bishop Griswold are found on the cover.

Claire Cowden ministry@nwt.org 806.763.1370x206

 

Prayers: Bill Nix’s father Dale is recuperating from heart surgery in Dallas. Wallis Ohl’s sister Sara Limoine died July 6 in Lake Charles, LA. Burial service in Chickasha, OK July 19.

Thanksgivings: Grandparents Wallis and Sheila Ohl, parents Brant and Courteney Gill, and big sister Taylor are celebrating the birth of Olivia Ann, 7 lb 7 & 3/4 oz, 20 in, born July 15 in Amarillo. Best wishes to retired Bishop George H. Quarterman, now senior bishop of the House of Bishops, who will celebrate his 94th birthday on August 12.

 

Diocesan Catechist Training

Catechist training has been scheduled for the coming fall & spring. Catechists are persons who introduce others to the Episcopal church & help them grow in their Christian discipleship. Catechists lead or assist clergy in Catechumenate, Confirmation, or Inquirers’ classes.

The training will be held over a series of 4 weekends at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, beginning at 7 PM on Fridays through 2 PM on Saturdays. The dates are:

September 22 - 23, 2000

November 10 - 11, 2000

January 26- 27, 2001

March 9 - 10, 2001

FOR REGISTRATION: Contact Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator at the Hulsey Episcopal Center: 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401; ph. (806) 763-1370; ministry@nwt.org.

 

Youth News - BQCC Dates

Fall Rally (Sr. High) Oct 20-22, 2000

                                                Fall Festival (Jr. High) Nov 10-12, 2000

                                                Midwinter (Sr. High) Jan 26-28, 2001

                                                Spring Fling (Jr. High) Mar 2-4, 2001

 

Family, Addiction and Healing

Recovery Sunday 2000

The 2000 Recovery Sunday Guide is now available for order. The material is dedicated to reaching out to those family members in recovery, keeping recovery alive and vital in the Episcopal Church, and focusing on the basic issues and concerns of addiction and substance abuse. Recovery Ministries also serves the Church by publishing a quarterly newsletter, sponsoring an annual gathering of members, producing the annual Recovery Sunday Guide, providing technical assistance to diocesan commissions and the national church, and distributing special publications. For materials and membership information contact Recovery Ministries, PO Box 6594, Helena, MT 59604, 406.443.6318 ASHBYMJ@AOL.COM.

 

Diocesan Calendar


July

24             *Budget Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

25             *Trustees, Episcopal Center, 10 am

29          Rolling Plains Ministry Team Training

31             *Program Budget Committee,  Episcopal Center - 10 am

August

1             The Adventure Deadline

2              *St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, Confirmation - 5:30 pm

12        Permian Basin Deanery, Kermit

15         *Standing Committee, Episcopal Center 11 am

19       Llano Estacado Deanery, Levelland - 9:30 am

             Eagle Cove Deanery, Coleman - 10:30 am   

            Western Plains Ministry Team, St. Peter's, Amarillo  

24            *Deans - Episcopal Center - 10 am

29        Youth Confirmation dot Com, Hulsey Episcopal Center. 10 AM

 

September


4             Diocesan Offices Closed, Labor Day

6              All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center

7        Insurance Committee, Episcopal Center 10 am

8       Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center - 10 am

9        Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

10        Hereford Visitation

12-13      *Clergy Small Group VII

14         *Executive Council, St. Paul’s, Lubbock -10 am

15-17     *Deacons’ Retreat, BQCC

16            Mission Committee, Clarendon - 10 am   

                Finance Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

17            Canyon Visitation

22-23 Catechists Training, Quarterman Conference. Center, 7PM on Friday through 2 PM on Saturday

23        *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Folk Concert - 7:30 pm

29-30      *ECW Conference, Quarterman Conference. Center



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 90 July 5, 2000

 

General Convention 2000

Encounters with the Risen Christ
Presiding Bishop’s Column, Episcopal Life - June 2000

...The Holy Spirit -- the Spirit of the Risen Christ -- blows where it wills and is sovereign and free. Therefore, we must always be ready for surprise and the disconcerting inbreakings that disrupt our carefully tended patterns of thought and understanding. Encounters that overtake us without warning can break us open to enlargements of understanding and new ways of being. Through the agency of the Holy Spirit each one of us in baptism is not only taken into Christ but Christ becomes present in us. In a very real sense each baptized person is a sacrament of Christ's real presence in the world. Through the Holy Spirit each one of us is given gifts to empower us for some aspect or dimension of Christ's continuing work and ministry of reconciliation...

It is through word and action and the givenness of our lives that Christ continues to reveal himself and make himself known to us as the Lord of the Present, and not simply a religious figure from the past. Scripture, at its heart, is an account of myriad flesh and blood encounters with the mystery of God present in very real situations and very real and specific lives.

As we look ahead to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which will take place in July in Denver, Colorado, it is important for us to be mindful of Christ's real presence in each of those who will represent their dioceses as deputies and bishops. Each one brings a particular dimension or aspect of Christ's presence with them -- shaped and formed by the patterns of their own faithfulness and the circumstances of their lives. As such, the bishops and deputies represent together something of Christ's own fullness. Therefore, an important aspect of the Convention is the respectful and careful attention that each participant must give to one another -- not simply as fellow Episcopalians to whom we are polite, but as living signs of the Risen Christ. Such an awareness is all the more important when emotions run high and issues

become causes and lose a human face.

The truth we seek together is the truth of the One who declares himself to be the Truth. And just as the historical encounter with "what the truth is in Jesus" (Ephesians 4:21) involved flesh and blood encounters with the called Jesus in all his Galilean singularity -- so too, as we seek to discern the authentic motions of the Spirit of Truth, we can only do so through flesh and blood encounters with one another in all the givenness of our personal histories and experience.

May we therefore stand ready -- personally and as a church -- to encounter the bold imagination of our God in one another and in the life we share, both as members of Christ's risen body and the human family in all its rich variety.

  

Episcopalians Join to Determine Policy
Jean Torkelson, Denver Rocky Mountain News

Episcopalians from all over the country streamed into St. John’s Cathedral for Sunday’s 10 am liturgy. Unofficially, it opened the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA. In all, some 5,000 visitors are expected to assemble for Wednesday’s start at the Colorado Convention Center. Visitors include Betty Gilmore, a gracious, white-haired Texan who exudes the authority of a policy shaper. And she is –- a voting deputy and veteran of eight conventions. She is among about 1,000 clergy and laity who will shape policy for the next three years...

 

General Convention Coverage on nwt.org

For up-to-the-minute coverage on the General Convention, log on to the Diocese of Northwest Texas web site at nwt.org.  The link is http://www.nwt.org/gc0links.htm. Webmaster Jim Liggett has linked Northwest Texas to our deputies via Northwest Texas Voices from Convention.

Other links include The Convention Daily, Daily Internet News Webcasts from Episcopal News Service (5:30 pm Central daily), Episcopal News Service Releases, Convention Resolution Actions, The Home Page and The Website of the General Convention.

E-mail subscriptions to Episcopal News Service and Anglican Communion News Service are available at no cost.

 

 

Bishop’s Staff to Attend General Convention

Edna Chambers, Claire Cowden, and Carolyn Hearn will attend a part of the General Convention at the invitation of Bishop Ohl. The Episcopal Center will be closed Friday, July 7 - Tuesday, July 11 while the staff is in Denver. Emergency messages should be directed to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, phone 303.295.1234, fax 303.292.2472, e-mail CWANDSK@aol.com.

 

The Adventure to be Published

The Rev. Canon David Veal will organize and edit the next several editions of  The Adventure. Deadline for the September edition is August 1.

A new mailing list will be created and each congregation has been asked to submit a new list of names for the publication.

 

Prayers: Bishop Ohl’s sister, Sarah Lemoine, of Lake Charles, LA, has been removed from life-support as of July 5 following cardiac and respiratory failure. Please keep Sarah, Bishop Ohl, and their families in your prayers. Gig Gardner’s mother, Elizabeth Tyne, died in San Angelo June 19. Julie Krause’s mother, Elois Kunke, died the week of June 12 in Tulsa. Seminarian Mary Glover’s father, Jack Glover, died May 25. Joseph Schley’s mother, Jane Bryan Schley, died May 16 in Dallas. Charlene Birdwell has had a recurrence of cancer.

Thanksgivings: Glenn Polhemus reports an anonymous gift by a NWTexan of a Suburban and Jeep for work in Chihuhua City. The vehicles were sold and proceeds used to purchase 2 vehicles with money left to roof the new church. The foundation and walls will be completed in August. In Cuauhtemoc, Greg Spinks was ordained deacon July 4. Tom and Fran Gregg of San Angelo donated a truck for his ministry. Deacon Spinks has raised $23,000 of $36,000 needed to purchase and renovate a building for the orphanage.

New Clergy: The Rev. Larry Spannagel of Wenatchee, WA, has accepted the call of St. Peter’s, Borger, to become their rector. Fr. Spannagel (who was born in Memphis, TX) and his wife, Elaine, a physician’s assistant, hope to arrive in Borger September 1. Fr. Spannagel has extensive experience in cluster ministries in Alaska and eastern Washington.

New Supply Clergy: The Rev. Claude Alan Campbell (retired from Missouri) has been licensed for supply in NWTX. He and his wife Linda live at 4519 7th Street, Lubbock TX 79416, 806.785.4747.

Interesting Read: Reclaiming the Great Commission: A practical model for transforming denominations and congregations, written by the Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne, Bishop of Texas, and Hamilton Beazley, PhD, Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences, George Washington University. Jossey-Bass Publisher. epicenter.org

 

Diocesan Catechist Training

Catechist training has been scheduled for the coming fall & spring. Catechists are persons who introduce others to the Episcopal church & help them grow in their Christian discipleship. Catechists lead or assist clergy in Catechumenate, Confirmation, or Inquirers’ classes. The training will be held over a series of 4 weekends at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, beginning at 7 PM on Fridays through 2 PM on Saturdays. The dates are:

September 22 - 23, 2000

November 10 - 11, 2000

January 26- 27, 2001

March 9 - 10, 2001

Contact Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator at the Hulsey Episcopal Center: 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401; ph. (806) 763-1370; ministry@nwt.org.

 

Diocesan Calendar


July

4-14     *73rd General Convention, Denver

7,10,11     Episcopal Center Closed - General Convention

24             *Budget Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

25             *Trustees, Episcopal Center, 10 am

29          Rolling Plains Ministry Team Training

31             *Program Budget Committee,  Episcopal Center - 10 am

August

2              *St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, Confirmation - 5:30 pm

12        Permian Basin Deanery, Kermit

15         *Standing Committee, Episcopal Center 11 am

19       Llano Estacado Deanery, Levelland - 9:30 am

                Eagle Cove Deanery, Coleman - 10:30 am

24            *Deans - Episcopal Center - 10 am

 

September

6               All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center

7        Insurance Committee, Episcopal Center 10 am

8       Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center - 10 am

9        Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

12-13      *Clergy Small Group VII

14         *Executive Council, St. Paul’s, Lubbock -10 am

15-17     *Deacons’ Retreat, BQCC

16            Mission Committee, Clarendon - 10 am   

                Finance Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

22-23 Catechists Training, Quarterman Conf. Center, 7PM on Friday through 2 PM on Saturday

23        *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Fold Concert - 7:30 pm

29-30      *ECW Conference, Quarterman Conf. Center

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 89 June 20, 2000

General Convention 2000 July 5-14 in Denver

The Bishop, Deputies and First Alternates, and visitors to the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA, are gearing
up to travel to Denver, studying massive amounts of materials, and sorting out complicated schedules of committee meetings, social
activities, and worship events. Bishop Ohl will serve as a table group host in the House of Bishops. The Northwest Texas dinner will
be July 10 at Strings Restaurant. If you will be in Denver and wish to attend the dinner contact Barbara Davis at 806.353.0220 or
bdavis@arn.net for reservations. Keep our bishop and deputies and visitors in your prayers as they travel and as they work to
discern God's will for our church.

A Prayer for General Convention

Father, God, once again, we gather in General Convention with thanksgiving and petition. We thank you for those whom you have
touched, blessed, and served through your Church and for those saints upon whose shoulders we stand. We pray, Lord, bless those
who gather in this convention. Give them ears to hear and eyes to see. Bestow upon them the gift of discernment that they might
know and do your will. Unite them with a spirit of godly unity. Make them your instruments, leading the Church to minister as you
call it and serve as you have entrusted it. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

Gen. Colin Powell to Speak at Youth Event

General Powell will discuss faith issues with youth attending the Y2K4JC youth conference in Boulder on July 12. "The Episcopal
Church was very meaningful to me as a youth and I am looking forward to sharing my story and learning about the faith of others,
too." Powell is the chairman of the President's Summit for America's Future as well as America's Promise and the Alliance of Youth.
Young people from throughout the world will witness, worship and have the chance to work in mission fields during the youth
conference. In addition to worship and mission opportunities, fifty workshops will be offered, a bishop's forum, bands, and social
events. 800.334-2183 or www.y2k4jc.net.



Cursillo #57 "Servants of Christ" June 22-25

Your prayers are requested for the team and 36 candidates registered for Cursillo 57 at Christ the King Retreat Center in San
Angelo.

Next Cursillo: November 16-19. Contact Cursillo in Northwest Texas, PO Box 1032, San Angelo TX 76902.



The Rt. Rev. Gideon G. Githiga, Bishop of Thika, Kenya, to Speak at Canyon June 25


Bishop Githiga is a graduate of Oxford (PhD), General Seminary (STM) and St Paul's United Theological College (BD) where he
was a Professor of Misiology. He has participated in the Conference on Poverty Alleviation in Africa.

He will speak Sunday, June
25, on Misiology : Call to Mission at 10:30 a.m., Church and Politics in Kenya at 11:30 a.m., and Anglicanism and the World Bank at 6:30 p.m.

Contact 806.655.3121.


Companion Diocese to Host Youth Visit


Two Spanish university students will attend the Episcopal National University Gathering during the Christmas holidays at Estes Park,
CO along with students from Texas Tech. The Companion Diocese Committee is seeking home hosts for the students in Lubbock
and Amarillo for visits before and/or after the event. Contact Pan or Paul Eimon, phone or fax 806.353.6436, eimon@arn.net.


Top 10 Hymns Requested for Sharing


The Companion Diocese Committee has received a request from the Diocese of Spain for the "ten favorite hymns of Northwest
Texas." The CD invites individuals, congregations, and schools in the diocese to send a list of their ten favorite hymns, including title
and page number in the Episcopal Hymnal, to Jean Silverthorne, 203 Navasota, Plainview 79072, or jsilver@texasonline.net.
Deadline is September 15.


General Convention News


For information on General Convention and links to our deputies and pertinent sites such as "Convention Daily," check the Diocese of Northwest Texas web page at nwt.org.

Bishop's Staff to Attend General Convention

The Hulsey Episcopal Center will be closed July 7, 10 and 11 while Carolyn Hearn and Edna Chambers attend the General
Convention. Claire Cowden will attend July 7-12.

News of the People: Joan Rudolph was ordained Canon 9 priest on May 27 by Bishop Ohl at St. Mark's, Coleman.
Emmanuel Parish celebrated the Rev. John Loving's tenth anniversary as Rector with a choral evensong and reception on June 10.
Tom Burns of Holy Trinity, Midland, and Janice Byrd, Connie Fowler, and John Marshall of St. Mary's, Big Spring, were made
postulants for the diaconate by Bishop Ohl on June 12. Laura Creswell, daughter of the Rev. Ned Creswell, graduated cum laude
from Mt. Holyoke with at degree in Russian Eurasian studies. Greg Sinclair's mother is recuperating from surgery for a tumor on
her bladder. Carolyn Hearn's father, George Hearn, died May 28 in Lubbock.


New Assistant for St. Nicholas', Midland.

Mark Elderedge, a recent graduate of Trinity Seminary, will begin serving at St. Nicholas', Midland on Sunday, July 25. Mark and
his wife Patsy, daughter Sierra (7) and son Elijah (2) are originally from the Diocese of Pittsburgh.


John Hines Preaching Award Submissions Sought

The Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia is seeking submissions for the $2,000 annual John Hines Preaching Award. All
preachers - bishops, priests, deacons, and lay-persons - are invited to submit one sermon delivered in the Episcopal Church to a
congregation between 1 Advent 1999 and the last Sunday after Pentecost 2000. "The prophetic voice that characterized Presiding
Bishop John Hines' own ministry should be central within the sermon." The sermon must be received by the Award Committee by
December 31, 2000. The name of the award recipient will be announced in Spring 2001.

1999 winners are the Rev. James Donald, Rector, St. Columba's, Washington, DC; Mr. Todd Miller, Music Director and Pastoral
Assistant, St. Paul's, Ventura, CA; and the Rev. Ramona Rose-Crossley, Assistant Missioner, Slate Valley Ministry of the Dioceses
of Vermont and Albany. Contact the Rev. Robert Burch, Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA
22304, 800.941.0083, bburch@vts.edu.


Anglican, Catholic Bishops Resolve to Build on Areas of Agreement

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, and most of the Primates of the Anglican Communion met with
Catholic bishops for a week in May outside Toronto. The bishops called for a joint commission to prepare an affirmation of faith and to work on other areas of mutual concern. "...something unexpected – an experience of spiritual unity that helped us recognize the substantial progress which has been made in our journey toward full, visible unity," is how Archbishop William Levada of San
Francisco described the meeting.

Gifts and Memorials: The Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Sam B. Hulsey to Happy Camp in memory of George A. Hearn, Sr.

 

Diocesan Calendar


June


22-25     Cursillo, Christ the King, San Angelo
30         *Colorado

July

1-4         *Colorado
5-14       *General Convention, Denver
7,10,11   Episcopal Center Closed for General Convention
24         * Budget Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am
25         *Trustees, Episcopal Center, Lubbock - 10 am
29         Rolling Plains Ministry Team Training
31         *Program Budget Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am


August


12     Permian Basin Deanery, Kermit
15     Standing Committee, Episcopal Center 11 am
19     Llano Estacado Deanery, Levelland
         Eagle Cove Deanery
24     Deans - Episcopal Center 10 am


September


8     Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center - 10 am
9     Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am
12-13  *Clergy Small Group VII
14     Executive Council, Lubbock - 10 am
15     Deacons' Retreat, BQCC
16     Mission Committee, Clarendon - 10 am
        Finance Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

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Number 88 May 20, 2000

 

Becoming a Jubilee People
General Convention Deputies Prepare

All eight of the Northwest Texas General Convention Deputies, Bishop Ohl, and one first alternate met in Lubbock on May 12 and 13 in preparation for the Convention in July. The deputation viewed a video, Becoming a Jubilee People: Preparing for General Convention.

Bishop Ohl reported on his plans, ideas, dreams, and designs for the convention deputation, and Barbara Davis reported on logistics and social events she is planning for the deputation and visitors in Denver. The bishop and each delegate was assigned a portion of the "Blue Book" to study and reports were given on the General Board of Examining Chaplains, General Theological Seminary, and Liturgy and Music by John Loving; on Executive Council and Program, Budget and Finance by Bill Nix; Constitution and Canons and Structure of the Church by Betty Gilmore; Ministry Development and National Concerns by Jim Haney; Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns and Sexual Exploitation by Jackie Batjer; Domestic Mission and Evangelism, Forward Movement, and World Mission by Sally Brown; Building Fund and Stewardship and Development by Cliff Craig; Church in Small Communities and State of the Church by Dick Davis; and Archives, Deployment, Ecumenical, and Historical Society by David Veal. Bishop Ohl reported on Pastoral Development.

The Northwest Texas deputies are faithful, hard-working, and well prepared to represent you and your diocese. Please contact them if you have questions pertaining to the ministry of the General Convention.

Most of the Northwest Texas deputation will meet with other Province VII deputies in Houston on May 19 and 20 in preparation for the General Convention.

Contact The Newsletter or Barbara Davis (bdavis@arn.net or 806.353.0220) for "social" information if you will be attending the General Convention as a visitor.

Becoming a Jubilee People
Video Resource Available

Calling for the Church to renew its commitment to one another in Jubilee, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold invites participants in the 2000 General Convention to come to Denver in the spirit of Jubilee, in the spirit of thanksgiving, in the spirit of openness to one another as the community of the faithful, and in the spirit of inquiry into the mind of Christ.

In the 28-minute video, bishops, clergy, and lay deputies (several from Texas) share their prior experiences, and their hopes and expectations of the 2000 General Convention noting that " the Church is enriched by our differences, that we don’t have to agree but we do need to listen to one another, and that what we have in common is more important than our differences. " The Presiding Bishop describes the General Convention as "the miracle of unity being displayed in diversity."

The video presents the atmosphere, philosophy, ministry, legislative process, music and worship of the Convention in an entertaining and informative format. The video seems an excellent venue to introduce young people to the history of the councils of the Church and the work and wisdom of the General Convention as council to discern the will of the Spirit in the building up of the body of Christ. Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370 x 206.

 

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SPRING UTO INGATHERING

Due by June 1 to Meredith Maharg, 1516 Englewood Lane, Odessa TX 79761

 

News of the People: Mary Glover of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, in seminary at ETSSw, was made a Candidate for Holy Orders by Bishop Ohl on May 11. Gay Storch is the new Head of School at St. Stephen’s, Sweetwater.  Vaya con Dios: David Selim who serves on the Standing Committee and Karen Selim, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, who are moving to Oregon, and to our long-time and faithful Chancellor Mike Thomas and his wife Shelley who are moving to Las Vegas, NV.

 

Glimpses of the B+E+S+T Conference

 

After Easter for the past 14 years I have attended the Bishop’s Executive Secretaries Together (B+E+S+T) Conference. This year I want to share a few glimpses of the conference with you. Entitled Busy Lives, Quiet Center: A Retreat with Taize Prayer, the conference and community were a wellspring of rest and spiritual renewal for me.

From my notes: The most common substitute for spirituality is religion. * Where is God in the paperwork? * God in Jesus is about the goodness in humans. People can be holy and can be real. * Speeding leaves your soul behind - African. Every day, once a day, do just one thing at a time. * Speak the truth in love - Ephesians. There are voices we need to hear to be whole - truth-speakers who will bring the truth to us. God will raise up the voices we need to hear. Bishops (and all of us?) need to remain honest and not absorb the projections of others. *Pray the prayer the Spirit is giving you to pray. There is a prayer of words and a prayer of silence. Prayer is born in ignorance and leads us to humility (Lord, help my unknowing), prayer will lead you to mystery. * We enter solitude to seek relationship, not to escape it. Solitary prayer is to be with God, the lover of our souls. To love another person is to see the face of God. To love as Christ loves us it to be the face of God. Life is our opportunity to learn to love. Is your church (home, office) a community of love?

I take this opportunity to thank Bishop Ohl and you the Diocese for supporting me in my work and ministry with you. Carolyn Hearn

 

 

SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE - REGISTER NOW!

6/4-10 Math/Science Camps I & II

6/11-17 Primary Camp

6/18-24 Happy Camp

6/25-7/1 Junior High Camp

7/9-15 Senior High Camp

Contact your church or Brant Gill at 806.383.6878 or bqcc@nwt.org

 

 

CURSILLO IN SAN ANGELO - JUNE 22-25

John Hemphill, Rector; Fathers Jim Liggett and David Krause, Spiritual Advisors. Contact your rector or vicar or Fran Gregg, 2103 Douglas Dr, San Angelo TX 76904; 915.949.7747; or fpgregg@aol.com.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT HOLY TRINITY, MIDLAND

Anchored in His Name, Exploring the Names and Nature of Jesus. June 12-16, 9am - noon. 3 yr - 6th grade. Contact Alison Porter at 915.683.4207

 

"ROCK THE DESERT" YOUTH EVENT AT HOLY TRINITY

Boldly Proclaim - Jesus Christ

Sunday, August 13, 2000 - 4-10 pm Free

Food Booths - Activities - 5 Bands

Contact Jeff Fouts at jfouts@holytrinity.org or 915.683.4207

 

 

Diocesan Calendar

 

 

May

 

21 *Lubbock, St. Paul’s on the Plains -Visitation

22 General Convention Prayer Day

23 Trustees, Episcopal Center 10 am

24 *All Diocesan Staff Meeting, 10 am

25 *Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock - 10 am

27 *Joan Rudolph Ordination to the Priesthood, St. Mark’s, Coleman, 11 am

                            Rolling Plains Ministry Team, Shamrock 10 am

29 Memorial Day - Diocesan Office closed

 

June

3 Panhandle Deanery, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo 10am

                            Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center 10 am

4 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo - Visitation

6-7 *Clergy Small Group VI, Episcopal Center 12 noon

9 Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center, 10 am

11 Pentecost

22-25 Cursillo, Christ the King, San Angelo

30 *Colorado

 

July

1-4 *Colorado

5-14 *General Convention, Denver

24 * Budget Committee, Episcopal Center - 10 am

25 *Trustees, Episcopal Center, Lubbock - 10 am

31 *Program Budget Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am

 

August

12 Permian Basin Deanery, Kermit

15 Standing Committee, Episcopal Center 11 am

24 Deans - Episcopal Center 10 am

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 87 May 1, 2000

Benedictine Experience Retreat June 7-11 - in Dallas

The third annual ecumenical Dallas Benedictine Experience Retreat, sponsored by the Friends of St. Benedict, Washington, DC, will take place at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas from June 7-11. Participants will form a temporary monastic community to experience the balanced way of life of the Rule of St. Benedict as it divides each day into private and group prayer, study, work, and leisure. The Benedictine Experience includes daily Eucharist and Matins, Vespers, and Compline from the Book of Common Prayer, in Gregorian chant. Two classes in Benedictine spirituality will be held each full day of the retreat, as well as a session of group lectio (a prayerful, contemplative way of reading Scripture). Ample time for private prayer, reading, private spiritual direction, and monastic silence. Classes on Benedictine spirituality will be taught by the Very Rev. Robert Hale, OSB, Prior of New Camaldoli Hermitage, Bug Sur, CA (RC). Morning meditations and Eucharists. will be led by the Rev. Canon George Luck of the Anglican School of Theology in Dallas. Contact Lynn Witherspoon, 214.339.8483.

 

Bishop Gideon Githiga to Speak in Canyon - June 25

The Rev. John Githiga, Vicar of St. John’s, Canyon, reports a safe return from this year’s Mission to Kenya where "robbery with violence is the order of the day." Fr. Githiga’s brother, Bishop Gideon Githiga of the Diocese of Thika in Kenya, will speak Sunday, June 25th at 11:30 am on "Church Politics in Kenya" and at 6:30 pm on "Anglicanism and World Bank." Contact the Rev. John Githiga, 806.655.3121, stgeorges@amaonline.com

Consulta Needs: Two priests from the Diocese of Northern Mexico are in desperate need of vehicles. One has a parish in Nueva Rosita and the other in Chihuahua City. Both priests travel a large area to minister to their congregations. If you have an older but usable car or pickup, contact Glenn Polhemus at 915.468.3011 or safy@wcc.net.

 

The Church’s Teaching Series - The Practice of Prayer
Volume 4: a review by Julie Krause

Written by Margaret Guenther, this volume introduces the reader to a wide variety of prayer experiences. The book is divided into two parts, "Spirituality and Prayer," and "Praying in the Midst of Life." Ms. Guenther approaches prayer from different aspects and perspectives, taking into account the reality that not all people pray in the same way. She expands and builds upon some of the types of prayer mentioned in the Catechism (BCP 856): adoration, thanksgiving, intercession, and petition (praise and oblation are also mentioned, as is confession, but are addressed more in the form of storytelling). Personal anecdotes intermixed with church history, scripture, and scholarly explanations make this book interesting and enlightening. My favorite chapter is "Finding God in the Ordinary; Your Kitchen will Teach You Everything." References and discussion questions make this book ideal for group study.

The New Church’s Teaching Series, cowley.org or 800.225.1534. $11.95 each.

 

"Roots and Wings: Episcopal Identity and Vocation in the New Millennium" Videos Available

Videos are available for your use of this Trinity Institute Teleconference. The six keynote speakers are devout Episcopal laypersons and recognized experts on contemporary American culture. Each person speaks to the future of the Episcopal Church from the passion of their personal faith and from the depths of their professional knowledge. You may borrow the videos one at a time, or as a group. Each video (except the first) is about 1 hours long. Contact Claire Cowden at the Hulsey Episcopal Center.

#1 Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold’s Sermon at the Opening Eucharist t.

#2 "Reinventing Episcopal Identity: Challenges to Faith & Practice in the 21st Century."

#3 "From Dwelling to Seeking: Implications for Episcopal Identity. "

#4 "Taking Flight: From Zacchaeus to...?"

#5 "A View of the Church: Rooted in the Living Lord/ Preparing for Flight."

#6 "Reflections of a Cradle Episcopalian."

#7 "Conversations with Speakers."

 

News of the People: The Rev. Joseph R. Kennedy, presently Interim Rector at St. Peter’s, Borger, will serve as Interim Rector of St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, beginning in June. Fr. Kennedy received his education at the University of Nebraska, TCU, and CDSP, and served churches in the Diocese of El Camino Real in California before retiring in 1998.   The Rev. Ned Creswell, Vicar of St. John the Baptist, Clarendon, will retire June 1.    Josie Rose of St. John’s, Odessa, was made a Postulant for Holy Orders by Bishop Ohl on the Monday in Holy Week and will be entering the Seminary of the Southwest this fall.   Shelly Harris of Holy Trinity, Midland, has been accepted into the Master of Arts Program at the Seminary of the Southwest, and will be studying Spiritual Formation.  Denise Scott of Perryton is recuperating from surgery on April 25.   Martha Henton is in the hospital in New Iberia, LA , recuperating from a broken pelvis suffered during a fall. She and Bishop Henton may be contacted at PO Box 10103, New Iberia, LA 70562.

 

Quarterman Center Recruiting Camp Nurses

The BQCC is recruiting nurses for summer camp sessions for administering medicine and on call for accidents. One or more camp sessions from Sunday to Saturday. Contact Brant or Courteney Gill 806.383.6878 BQCCTX@aol.com

 

Changes for Constitution and Canons?

If you have suggested amendments for the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese, send them to Betty Gilmore, 1709 Douglas, Midland TX 79701 by June 15.

 

Special May Events

May 5-6 Bishop’s Stewardship Conference, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

May 6 Acolyte Festival Planning Meeting, Episcopal Center, Lubbock - 1 pm

May 19-20  Bishop Ohl’s Teaching Retreat on Healing, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

May 22 NWTX Day of Prayer for General Convention

May 27 Joan Rudolph’s Ordination to the Priesthood, St. Mark’s, Coleman - 11 am

 

NW Texans going to General Convention?

Please let Carolyn Hearn in the diocesan office know if you are planning to attend any part of General Convention in July, the dates you will be in Denver, and where you are staying. We would like to be in touch regarding events and activities while in Denver.

 

Diocesan Calendar

May

        1-4 *Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, BQCC

        2-4 The Consulta, Camp Capers

        4-5 *U of South Trustees, Sewanee, TN

        5-6 Bishop’s Stewardship Conference, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

        6 Acolyte Festival Planning Meeting - Episcopal Center - 1 pm

        7 *Heavenly Rest, Abilene - Visitation

        8 *St. Stephen’s, Lubbock - Confirmation- 7 pm

9-10 *Clergy Small Group V - moved from 16-17

10 *St. Mark’s, Plainview - Confirmation - 7 pm

11 *Convention Agenda Planning Meeting - Lubbock 1 am

12-13 *General Convention Deputies, Lubbock

14 *Holy Trinity, Midland - Visitation

15-16 *Seminary of the Southwest Board and Commencement

17 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo - Confirmation - 7 pm

16-17 *Clergy Small Group V - moved to May 9-10

17 Companion Diocese, Episcopal Center - 12:15

19-20 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Teaching Retreat

20 Province VII General Convention Deputies - Houston

21 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock - Visitation

22 NWTX General Convention Day of Prayer

23 *Trustees, Episcopal Center - 10 am

24 *All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center - 10 am

25 *Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock - 10 am

27 *Joan Rudolph Ordination to the Priesthood, St. Mark’s, Coleman - am

29 Diocesan Office Closed - Memorial Day

 

June

3    *Panhandle Deanery, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo - 10 am

                    Long Range Planning Committee, Episcopal Center, 10 am

        6-7    *Clergy Small Group VI

9    Commission on Ministry, Episcopal Center, 10 am

22-25    Cursillo, Christo Rey, San Angelo

24-31    *Colorado

 

SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE - REGISTER NOW!

 

6/4-10 Math/Science Camps I & II, Conference Center

6/11-17 Primary Camp, Conference Center

6/18-24 Happy Camp

6/25-7/1 Junior High Camp

7/9-15 Senior High Camp

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 86 April 15, 2000

 

Easter Message from the Presiding Bishop

"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death, and upon those in the tomb bestowing life." (Orthodox Easter Liturgy)

Easter is not simply a recurring feast day in the Christian Calendar: it is the shattering of the known in order to make way for what is real. And the reality it proclaims is that everything that restricts, diminishes, imprisons and limits life as God intends it in all its free_flowing abundance is trampled down by the risen Christ. Christ's victory is therefore a challenge to everything within us and within the church and our world that resists Christ's all_embracing freedom. "For freedom Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5:1), cries Paul: a freedom that is not without the costly relinquishment of the unfreedoms which constitute our lives and ways of being in relationship with one another.

In the Orthodox icon of the resurrection, the risen Christ, having battered down the doors of hell _ the ultimate symbol of bondage - grasps Adam and Eve by the wrists, and with the full force of the resurrection pulls them _ yanks them _ out of their constricting and perversely comfortable places of entombment into the new space and reality of risenness. He does so with us as well, both personally and as a church. At times it is almost more than we can bear because we are stretched to the breaking point; it undermines all notions of safety and drastically alters our world and brings us face to face with "the immeasurable riches of [God's] grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:7). Only those who are willing to die and rise with Christ can endure the painful joy of the resurrection and discover the truth of Jesus' words, "Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and the sake of the Gospel will save it" (Mark 8:35).

It is my prayer that each of us, as we celebrate Easter, the great feast of our redemption, may both personally and together as a community of faith, be drawn out of ourselves into the unbounded and ever unfolding mystery of resurrection. May we come to know its full power to transform, reconcile and make whole. May we become, as St. Augustine once said, "an alleluia from head to toe."

Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate.

 

Easter Message from Bishop Ohl

The ancient cry, "Alleluia. Christ is risen." comes from the depth of despair and reaches out into joy and gladness.

The response, "The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia." is our resounding cry to all that is good and holy in our world. It transcends race, time, and human foibles of every kind.

I pray that this season leading to the Resurrection is a holy time of preparation so that on the morning of Resurrection

together we can cry "Alleluia. Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia."

 

 

NWTX General Convention Day of Prayer May 22

The Diocese of Northwest Texas is asked to be in prayer for the General Convention on May 22 as part of a prayer calendar for General Convention which includes all dioceses.

Father, God, Once again, we will gather in General Convention with thanksgiving and petition. We thank you for those whom you have touched, blessed, and served through your Church and for those saints upon whose shoulders we stand. We pray, Lord, Bless those who will gather in this convention. Give them ears to hear and eyes to see. Bestow upon them the gift of discernment that they might know and do your will. Unite them with a spirit of godly unity. Make them your instruments, leading the Church to minister as you call it and serve as you have entrusted it. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20

 

News of the People: Mrs. La Rue Moore been appointed new Head of School at St. John Episcopal School, Odessa. Julie Krause will have a poem published in Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated, a project of the Journal of Women’s Ministries, to be published by Morehouse-Barlow and available for sale at the General Convention.

 

Memorials and Gifts: Mr. and Mrs. Tom W. Gregg , Jr. to Happy Camp in memory of Elizabeth Ward, mother of Nancy Loving.

 

The Bishop’s Conference on Stewardship
May 5 & 6 - St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

The Bishop’s Stewardship Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at St. Christopher’s Church in Lubbock. This year’s conference leader will be Ms. Terry Parsons, Stewardship Officer for the Episcopal Church. She is an entertaining and excellent speaker, having delivered keynote addresses, led conferences, and served as stewardship consultant for congregations and dioceses across the country. Registration materials have been mailed to all clergy, wardens and vestry persons. Please feel free to copy these materials if you need additional copies for distribution to other interested members of your congregations. If you are traveling to Lubbock for the conference and require accommodations for Friday night, May 5, you may want to consider one of the following hotels, which are convenient to St. Christopher’s:

Holiday Inn  Park Plaza                                      Hawthorne Suites                                      Lubbock Inn
3201 South Loop 289                                        2515 19th Street                                         3901 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423                                          Lubbock, TX 79410                                  Lubbock, TX 79410
806.797.3241                                                    806.765.8900                                             806.792.5181

All participants should make their own reservations directly with the hotel of their choice.

Please don’t miss this thought-provoking and informative conference, which is sure to enhance stewardship efforts of your church. Jim Brown jabrown@ttu.edu or 806.792.6250

 

Daughters of the King Spring 2000 Assembly

Saturday, May 6 Holy Trinity Church, Midland 1:30 pm.  Advance registration: Pat Thames, 1611 W Illinois, Midland 79701

 

Bishop Ohl’s Teaching Retreat on Healing
May 19-20 - St. Paul’s, Lubbock

Bishop Ohl will be teaching on "The Healing Ministry of Jesus and the Church’s Restoration of this Ministry Today," sponsored by St. Paul’s, Lubbock.

The retreat begins Friday evening from 7-9 pm and continues Saturday morning from 9 am to 3 pm.

Registration $40 which includes lunch. Childcare available on request by contacting St. Paul’s office.

Please pre-register: PO Box 2686, Lubbock 79408, phone 806.762.2893, fax 806.762.8986,

e-mail kathi@stpaulslubbock.org

 

Quarterman Conference Center Recruiting Camp Nurses

Contact Brant or Courteney Gill 806.383.6878 BQCCTX@aol.com

 

 

Diocesan Calendar

April

16 *St. Barnabas’, Odessa - Visitation

        20 *All Saints School, Lubbock, 2:15 p.m.

            *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 7:30 pm

        21 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Good Friday - noon
             Diocesan Office Closed

22 *St. Andrew’s, Amarillo - Easter Vigil

        23 Easter

24 Diocesan Office Closed

25 *Trustees, Episcopal Center, Lubbock -10 am

26 *p.m. - Emmanuel, San Angelo - Confirmation

29 Eagle Cove Deanery, St. Mark’s, Abilene

30 *Trinity, Albany - Visitation

 

May

           1-4 *Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, BQCC

2-4 The Consulta, Camp Capers

4-5 *U of South Trustees, Sewanee, TN

5-6 Bishop’s Stewardship Conference, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

6 Acolyte Festival Planning Meeting -Episcopal Center - 1 pm

7 *Heavenly Rest, Abilene - Visitation

8 *St. Stephen’s, Lubbock - Confirmation- 7 pm

9-10 *Clergy Small Group V - moved from 16-17

10 *St. Mark’s, Plainview - Confirmation - 7 pm

11 *Convention Agenda Planning Meeting - Lubbock 1 am

12-13  *General Convention Deputies, Lubbock

14 *Holy Trinity, Midland - Visitation

15-16 *Seminary of the Southwest Board and Commencement

17 *Good Shepherd, San Angelo - Confirmation - 7 pm

16-17 *Clergy Small Group V - moved to May 9-10

17 Companion Diocese, Episcopal Center - 12:15

19-20 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Teaching Retreat

20 Province VII General Convention Deputies - Houston

21 *St. Paul’s, Lubbock - Visitation

22 NWTX General Convention Day of Prayer

24 *All Staff Meeting, Episcopal Center - 10 am

25 *Executive Council, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock - 10 am

27 *Joan Rudolph Ordination to the Priesthood,
        St. Mark’s, Coleman - am

`      29 Diocesan Office Closed - Memorial Day



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