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Part I

March, 2001--August 20, 2001

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 115 August 20, 2001

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

 

Episcopal Churchwomenís Conference  
September 21-23 at BQCC

Called Gifted and United as Sisters in Christ

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

 

New Youth Committee Chair Appointed

The Rev. John Watson, Rector of St. Peterís, Amarillo, has accepted Bishop Ohlís appointment to serve as the Youth Committee Chair replacing the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann who has faithfully served the youth of the diocese since 1998. Fr. Watson may be contacted at 806.353.9594, PO Box 3751, Amarillo 79116, stpeters@arn.net.

 

Bishop Ohl Schedules Ordinations

Pending the recommendation of the Commission on Ministry and Standing Committee, Bishop Ohl has scheduled the following ordinations:

to the Canon 9 priesthood:

Mary Whitfield, October 6, Grace, Vernon 11 am
Jim Aveni, Oct. 20, St. John the Baptist, Clarendon, 11 am

and to the transitional Diaconate:

Michael Pipkin, December 15, St. Stephenís, Lubbock. 

Bishop Ohl will ordain Brian Miller to the priesthood for Bishop Duncan of the Diocese of Pittsburgh on December 19, at 7 am at Good Shepherd, San Angelo.

 


The Adventure Deadline Sept 21

The deadline for the next edition of The Adventure is September 21. Please send articles and information to Claire Cowden at the Episcopal Center or at ministry@nwt.org.

Convention Exhibits

Registrations are being received for exhibits at the Annual Diocesan Convention in Lubbock on October 26-28. Diocesan/church exhibits are free, commercial space is $25.

Registration deadline is September 10. Please contact Susan Kimbrough, Exhibits Chair, PO Box 2686, Lubbock 79408, 806.745.7740 or email skimbrough3109@home.com or contact Carolyn Hearn.

Convention Reports deadline August 24

Convention Nominations deadline August 26

Convention Resolutions deadline September 7

for information contact Carolyn Hearn

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Cursillo #59, Fishers of Men
September 13-16, Quarterman Conference Center

Spiritual Directors: The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl & the Rev. John Githiga. Call your priest or contact Jane Banes at 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@home.com.

 

Womenís Retreat
October 12 & 13, Holy Trinity, Midland

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

 

Vatican Exhibition Reservations

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

 

Bishop Ohl Appointed to Task Force
on Disciplinary Policy and Procedure

Bishop Ohl will serve on the Disciplinary Policy and Procedure Task Force of the Committee on Sexual Exploitation called for in General Convention Resolution A028. The Rev. Virginia Herring, Convenor, has stated that the work of the task force

"Is vital to the future of our mission and ministry. As Christians, we are called to a higher standard of behavior, none other than that set by Jesus Christ himself. As members of the baptized community we must help one another live toward that standard. How we help is just as important as how we do. The context of our work must be Godís call to justice and reconciliation as it is proclaimed in the Eucharist; a call to caring and intimacy that reaches toward our created image and Godís dream of a kingdom of light and love. " The charge to the task force stated in Resolution A028 is to (1) assess the present models of church discipline, as reflected both in the policies and procedures addressing allegations of clergy misconduct and in Title IV of the national canons of the Episcopal Church; (2) study and explore other models for addressing misconduct, such as the disciplinary models used by physicians, professors, lawyers and other professionals, and the policies and procedures of other Christian communions; (3) ...deliver a report of its findings...

Companion Diocese Guest
to Attend Convention

The Companion Diocese Committee reports the Rev. Juan Zamora Galaz will attend our Annual Diocesan Convention as their guest. Fr. Juan is the rector of Iglsia de San Basillo in Seville. He will arrive on October 23 and depart on October 31 allowing him time to visit the convention and some churches and communities within the diocese. Fr. Juan was born in Santiago, Chile. He taught music and arts and was ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of Chile in 1978. He received a call to serve in the Diocese of Spain in 1981. He has served as a member of the Provincial Council of South Cone, Archdeacon of the Valparaiso regions and has served San Basillo since 1993. He is married to Maria and they have five children and several grandchildren. Those churches and individuals interested in hosting Fr. Juan please contact Carolyn Hearn.



Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph is recuperating from bypass surgery at home in Coleman. Ann Considine, wife of the Rev. Jim Considine (retired, Abilene) will undergo a morphine pump implant back pain.

 

Episcopal Campus Ministry

If you know of any Episcopal students who will be attending Southwest Texas State University, please send their name, phone number and address (and e-mail address) to Susan Hanson, Lay Chaplain, SWT Canterbury, 512.353.1928 or sh17@nyssa.swt.edu.

 

Alpha Conference, El Paso

September 10-11, St. Clement Episcopal Church, 810 N Campbell, 915.533.4915. Contact Anne and Bill Wade, conference Administrators, 915.584.9841 wwade@elp.rr.com

 

A New Vision of Leadership
"I am among you as one who serves."

September 21-23, Mandala Center, Des Moines, NM

Led by Bill Jamieson, Episcopal deacon and President of the Institute for Servant Leadership in Asheville, NC; on the staff of Soul of the Executive Program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, and teacher at Claremont School of Theology. Following a rhythm of short teachings, contemplative silence and small group discussion, servant leadership will be examined as a model for guiding our lives as leaders. $200. The Mandala Center, PO Box 158, Des Moines, NM 88418, 505.278.3002.

Youth Events

Fall Rally September 28-30 BQCC

Fall Festival Nov 30 - Dec 2 BQCC

mailto:stpeters@arn.net


ADVANCE NOTICE
Spiritual Formation Summit
April 22-26, 2002, Kanuga Conference Center, NC

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Tickle, Dean Alan Jones, Fr. Thomas Keating, Thomas Moore and others. Call Kanuga at 828.692.9136 or info@kanuga.org.

 

Spiritual Formation in the Contemporary World  
April 5-6, 2002, Trinity Church Wall Street

Parker Palmer and Phyllis Tickle will headline Trinity Instituteís 33rd National Conference which will be broadcast by ECTN via satellite and offered as a web cast on the Internet. For information on becoming a downlink site contact info@ECTN.org or 800.559.ECTN.

Happening Postponed

The Rev. Mark Eldredge reports that the Happening scheduled for November 9-11 has been postponed and will probably be rescheduled in February 2002. Contact the Rev. Mark Eldredge, 915.694.8856, frmark@saintnicholaschurh.org.

 

CALENDAR

August

21 * Standing Committee, HEC

22 Constitution & Canons, HEC, 2 pm

23 * All Staff Meeting, Lubbock

25 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, BQCC

September

3 Labor Day - HEC Closed

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

7 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

8 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

9 * Visitation, St. Stephen, Sweetwater

10 * Convention Planning Committee, HEC, 4 pm

11&12 * Clergy Small Group VI, HEC

12 * Nominating Committee, HEC, 2 pm

13 Permian Basin Deanery

13-16 * Cursillo #59, BQCC

17-26 * House of Bishops, Burlington, VT

18-19 Texas Conference of Churches Judicatory

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

21-23 * ECW Conference, BQCC, 22 DOK

28 Panhandle Stewardship Program, St. Andrewís School, Amarillo

28-30 * Fall Rally, BQCC

29 Panhandle Deanery, St. Peterís, Amarillo

30 * Visitation, All Saints, Perryton

Llano Estacado Cluster Dinner, Levelland

October

1-4 * Clergy Conference, BQCC

6 * Mary Whitfield Ordination (t), Vernon, 7 pm

7 * Visitation, St. Thomasí, Hereford

10 * All Saintsí School, Lubbock

13 Llano Estacado Deanery

Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, Amarillo

NWTX and Province VII Education Committees

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

Western Plains Cluster Gathering, BQCC

17-18 * Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

20 * Jim Aveni Ordination, Clarendon, 7 pm

21 * Visitation, St. Georgeís, Canyon

Rolling Plains Cluster Postponed

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

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

 

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 114 July 20, 2001

St. Stephenís, Lubbock, Apoyo Ministry
Receives $25,000 UTO Grant

Apoyo, an outreach ministry of St. Stephenís Church which assists individuals and families experiencing catastrophic illness, received a $25,000 grant from the United Thank Offering. An estimated 95% of Apoyoís clients are Hispanic. Many clients are ill equipped to deal with the complexities of our healthcare system, financially, linguistically, emotionally, and culturally. The funds will be used to provide food vouchers, clothing, transportation, psychological counseling, temporary housing, emergency childcare, and other general assistance needs. Apoyo has helped an asbestosis victim needing a lung transplant, a baby needing a liver transplant, and a young girl suffering with plastic anemia needing bone marrow donors. Apoyo provides assistance and information concerning other needs such as medical, legal, financial, insurance, language translation, pastoral care, burial and grief counseling through volunteer Leadership Teams with Project Coordinators serving as primary contact to the patient and family. The UTO grant will also be used to produce and air a series of preventative health care television programs in Spanish. The productions are to be a compliment to the ministry of Apoyo and will reinforce the presence of the love of Christ experienced through the Episcopal Church.

Congratulations to the Apoyo volunteers, the Rev. Clifton Mann, the Rev. Jo Mann, and the communicants of St. Stephenís Church. Contact clifton.mann@worldnett.att.net 806.799.3439

 

Faithful Companions:

A Workshop on Christian Friendship in Daily Life
Saturday, August 4, 2001 10 AM to 3 PM $7 for lunch
Holy Trinity Church, Midland, Texas

Led by Diocesan Ministries Coordinator Claire Cowden
Call 915.683.4207 to register 915.699.4322 for information

 


Catechist Training
Led by Diocesan Ministries Coordinator Claire Cowden 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, San Angelo, 
Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 
Sept 22, Nov 10, 2001, and Jan 19, Feb 23, 2002 
$20 per session, scholarships available. 
Registration deadline: September 1 
Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206

 

 

The Adventure Deadline September 1
Claire: 806.763.1370 x 206 or ministry@nwt.org
Mail to: 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401

Convention Reports Deadline August 24

Convention Nominations Deadline August 26

Convention Resolutions Deadline September 7
Carolyn: 806.763.1370 x 204 or diocese@nwt.org
Mail to: 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401

Parish and Mission Audit Deadline September 1
Edna: 806.763.1370 x 201 or edna@nwt.org
Mail to: 1802 Broadway, Lubbock 79401

 

 

Planning Ahead:

Announcing the Vatican Museum Exhibition
Traditions and Renewal: Medieval Frescos from the Vatican Museums
JuneĖAugust, 2002
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas


Get Hands On
with
Labor of Love

Labor of Love offers volunteer mission opportunities for Episcopalians interested in domestic emergency relief. Looking for volunteers for September and October 2001 for the ongoing effort to rebuild Oklahoma City following the devastating tornadoes of 1999. To get involved call toll free 1.877.LOVE.006 or loflove@mail.com

 

Wilderness Retreat in Wyoming, Sept 5-8
"Encountering God in the Mountains"

Eucharist-based, Celtic spirituality wilderness retreat in the Wind River Mountains near Pinedale, Wyo. Sponsored by St. Andrewís in the Pines Church. Cost $450. 307.367.2674 standrewswildernessretreat@msn.com www.pinedaleonline.com/standrews


A Clear Vision of One Church
November 18-20, Camp Allen, Texas
Speakers Susan Miller; Claude Payne, Bishop of Texas; Daniel Herzog, Bishop of Albany. Workshop leaders: Bishop Ed Salmon, Bishop Robert Ihloff, Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Leo Alard and others. Contact Angie Eppler at 936.825.7175, e-mail AngieE@campallen.org or Diocese of Texas 800.318.4452 www.epicenter.org $225 dbl $300 single

 

The Center for Family Process now On-Line
begun by the late Dr. Edwin Friedman
www.centerforfamilyprocess.com

Recommended by Bill Nix for all clergy, especially rectors and pastoral counselors. Bill will be happy to discuss the program and faculty with anyone who is interested. nix.ranch@att.net 806.323.6609

Trinity Bookstore (and much much more )
Trinity Church, New York, now On-Line
www.trinitybooksandvideo.com

 


Found: Pink, white and blue hankie with "Alice" embroidered on it found after Canon Vealís retirement luncheon. Contact
Carolyn at 806.763.1370 or diocese@nwt.org.


Youth Events

Fall Rally             September 28-30         BQCC

Happening            November 9-11           TBA

Fall Festival         Nov 30 - Dec 2             BQCC

 

 


Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Chester Whitfield, husband of Mary Whitfield of the Copper Breaks Missions, continues to rehabilitate in Wichita Falls following a series of strokes. Ann Considine, wife of retired priest Jim Considine (Abilene) is suffering from degenerative disc disease and back related ailments. Best wishes to Bishop George Quarterman who will celebrate his 95th birthday on August 12.

 

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

The Rev. Ernest Bel of Midland died July 3 and was buried from Holy Trinity, Midland, on July 7. Fr. Bel was a graduate of LSU and General Seminary, received his PhD from the International Studies Humanistic Psychol, and the CG Jung Institute Zurich Analytical Psychol. He was assistant curate at Christ Cathedral in New Orleans and chaplain and assistant headmaster at St. Martinís School in Metarie, LA before entering private practice in analytical psychology. The Rev. Leslie Gregoryís mother Mildred Burtner died July 6 in Odessa. She was buried from St. Paulís Church, Kansas City, on July 13.


Llano Estacado Deanery Convocation
August 18, St. Paulís House, Lubbock, Eucharist 9:30 AM


Acolyte Festival Planning Meeting
Hulsey Episcopal Center, July 14, 10:30 am

Ed Veal at 806.775.2849 (w) 797.7134 (r), edveal@door.net.



National Acolyte Festival

at Washington National Cathedral, October 6
301.862.4597 or trinitysmcmd@olg.com

The Bishopís Conference on Evangelism and Renewal
and Summer Celebration 2001

Friday, August 10, 7 PM through Sunday, August 12, 11AM

Christ the King Retreat Center, San Angelo
For more information call Fr. Clif Gardner at 915.949.6260

 

Cursillo #59 - Fishers of Men
September 13-16,Quarterman Conference Center

Spiritual Advisors: The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl & the Rev. John Githiga. 
Call your priest or contact Jane Barnes at 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@home.com

 

Daughters of the King Fall Assembly
September 22, 4 PM, Quarterman Conference Center

NWT Episcopal Churchwomenís Conference
September 21-23, Quarterman Conference Center

 

 

CALENDAR

July

24 *Trustees, HEC, 10 am

25 *Convention Agenda Planning Com., HEC, 10 am

26 *Program Budget Committee, HEC, 10 am

28 Western Plains Ministry Team, St. Peters, Amarillo

            Health & Social Concerns, St. Stephenís, Lubbock


August

4 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Nicholasí, Midland

    Faithful Companions Workshop, Holy Trinity, Midland, 10-3

10-12 Summer Celebration/Evangelis, San Angelo

11 Rolling Plains Ministry Team, Shamrock

15 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 am

18 Llano Estacado Denary

17-18 BQCC Governing Board Overnight, Amarillo

18 Llano Estacado Deanery

            *Santa Maria Virgen, Midland, Dedication, 6 pm

21 * Standing Committee, HEC

23 *All Staff Meeting, Lubbock

25 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, BQCC

September

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

      7 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

      8 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

9 * Visitation, St. Stephen, Sweetwater

11&12 * Clergy Small Group VI, HEC

12 * Nominating Committee, HEC, 2 pm

13-16 * Cursillo #59, BQCC

18-19 Texas Conference of Churches Judicatory

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

20-26 * House of Bishops, Burlington, VT

21-23 * ECW Conference, BQCC, 22 DOK

29 Panhandle Deanery, St. Peterís, Amarillo

30 * Visitation, All Saints, Perryton

                Llano Estacado Cluster Dinner, Levelland

October

1-4 * Clergy Conference, BQCC

7 * Visitation, St. Thomasí, Hereford

10 * All Saintsí School, Lubbock

13 Llano Estacado Deanery

            Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, Amarillo

            NWTX and Province VII Education Committees

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

            Western Plains Cluster Gathering, BQCC

17-18 * Clergy Small Group VII, HEC

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

21 * Visitation, St. Georgeís, Canyon

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

26-28 * Annual Diocesan Convention, Lubbock

            Acolyte Festival, Lubbock

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 113 July 5, 2001

The Bishopís Conference on Evangelism and Renewal
and
Summer Celebration 2001

The Rev. Hugh Magers
"Evangelism Can Happen"

Special Music
Phil and Debbie Jones
Sonrise Ministries, Inc., Austin, Texas

a weekend of renewal and fellowship
Friday, August 10, 7 PM through Sunday, August 12, 11AM

Christ the King Retreat Center, San Angelo
Single $110 Double $100 Daytime $60
includes lodging, meals, and retreat costs
registration: mollie@wcc.net

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
3355 W Beauregard, San Angelo, TX 76904

For more information call Fr. Clif Gardner at 915.949.6260

Cursillo #59 - Fishers of Men
September 13-16, 2001
Quarterman Conference Center

Spiritual Advisors: The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl and the Rev. John Githiga
candidates are still being accepted

Call your priest or Jane Barnes at 806.799.6721 or barnesj9@home.com

Faithful Companions: A Workshop on Christian Friendship in Daily Life

Saturday, August 4, 2001 10 AM to 3 PM $7 for lunch
Holy Trinity Church, Midland, Texas
Led by Diocesan Ministries Coordinator Claire Cowden

Call 915.683.4207 to register 915.699.4322 for information
Lay Pastoral Care as a Valuable, Peer Ministry
How to Support Persons in Death, Bereavement, Divorce, Single Parenthood
Visiting the Hospitalized and Homebound
Skills which Communicate Compassion

The Rev. Bryan Miller
New Assistant Rector, Good Shepherd, San Angelo

The Rev. Bryan Miller began his ministry as the new Assistant Rector of Good Shepherd, San Angelo, on July 1. A graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and Trinity Seminary, Bryan was ordained to the transitional Diaconate on June 9 by Bishop Robert Duncan, Diocese of Pittsburgh. Bryan and his wife Betty have been married six years and have a nine-month-old daughter Allison. In addition to assisting Fr. Clif Gardner, Bryan will serve the Angelo State University Campus Ministry and the youth at Good Shepherd. Welcome to Northwest Texas Bryan, Betty and Allison.

Convention Reports Deadline August 24

Reports of the commissions, committees, deaneries, and other ministries of the diocese for inclusion in the Convention packet must be received at the Episcopal Center no later than Aug 24, preferably on disc, single spaced, with a hard copy, or e-mailed to diocese@nwt.org. Contact Carolyn Hearn.

Convention Nominations Deadline August 26

Convention Resolutions Deadline September 7

All petitions, memorials and resolutions, other than courtesy resolutions and resolutions from Convocations, must be submitted (to the Episcopal Center) in writing at least 45 days prior to the convening date of Convention. Deanery Convocations must send written copies of their resolutions to each congregation at least 14 days (Oct 12) prior to the opening session of Convention. (Canon 4).

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman), was scheduled for bypass surgery July 3 at St. Luke's, Houston following a stint insertion for a blocked shoulder artery. The surgery has been postponed due to another possible problem.

The Rev. Ernie Bel (Midland) died June 30, burial from Holy Trinity, Midland, July 3.

The Rev. Leslie Gregory's mother, Mildred Burtner, suffered a massive brain stem stroke following knee surgery in Odessa and remains in critical condition.

The Rev. Mike Jasperís (St. Barnabasí, Odessa) mother is hospitalized for coumadin related problems and is in serious condition.

Husband of the Rev. Mary Whitfield (Copper Breaks Missions), Chester Whitfield, has suffered multiple small strokes in the brain stem and will start physical therapy in Wichita Falls for two weeks.

The Rev. Bernardo Martinezí (San Miguel, Odessa) mother, Enriqueta TranŠ de Martinez, is at home, weak but somewhat stable, following a heart attack in Minagua, Nicaragua.

The Rev. Larry Spannagel's (St. Peterís, Borger) father, Larry Sr., died June 22 in Yakama, WA. Burial will be July 7 in Memphis, TX. He had been very ill for the past two years.

Sylvia Howard who works in the Treasurer's office at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, wife of the Rev. Fred Howard, former rector of St. Peter's, Amarillo, had surgery followed by radiation for a metastatic brain tumor three weeks ago. She is currently resting at home for a few weeks before beginning chemo for three primary tumors on her lung.

Congratulations to the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Glover, ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Ohl on June 30 in Amarillo. Mary will serve as assistant at St. Andrewís, Amarillo.

Laura Creswell, daughter of the Rev. Ned Creswell (retired, Amarillo) has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship and will research the situation of 600,000 former Soviet citizens remaining in Estonia followed by a year of study in London on National Economics.

Acolyte Festival Planning Meeting
Hulsey Episcopal Center, July 14

A meeting of diocesan Acolyte Masters and interested persons is being planned for Saturday, July 14, 10:30 am at the Hulsey Episcopal Center. The purpose of the meeting is to begin planning for the Acolyte Festival which will be held in conjunction with Annual Diocesan Convention, October 26-28. If you are interested in being involved in the planning of this event please contact Ed Veal at 806.775.2849 (w) or 797.7134 (r), eveal@door.net.


Catechist Training

Led by Diocesan Ministries Coordinator Claire Cowden, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, San Angelo, Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Sept 22, Nov10, 2001, and Jan 19, Feb 23, 2002 $20 per session, scholarships available. Registration deadline: September 1 Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206

SW Association of Episcopal Schools 2001 Conference
"Our Episcopal Identity" www.swaes.org
October 25-75, The Adamís Mark, Dallas
Registration $175, Hotel $100 214.922.8000

National Evangelism Workshop 2001
"Cutting Edge Methods and Inspiration"
July 11-13, Kansas City Marriott Downtown
$99 registration, $98 single or $108 double
netresults@netresults.org - www.netresults.org
806.762.8094 x 102

 


CALENDAR

July

7 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

10-15 *PYE, Austin College, Sherman

14 Acolyte Festival Planning Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 10:30 am

11-13 National Evangelism Workshop, Kansas City, MO

24 *Trustees, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 10 am

25 *Annual Convention Agenda Planning Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10am

26 *Program Budget Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 10am

28 Western Plains Ministry Team, St. Peters, Amarillo


August

4 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Nicholasí, Midland

    Faithful Companions Workshop, Holy Trinity, Midland, 10-3

10-12 Summer Celebration 2001 and Bishopís Evangelism Conference, 
   
     Christ the King, San Angelo

11 Rolling Plains Ministry Team, Shamrock

15 *Budget Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 10 am

18 Llano Estacado Denary

17-18 BQCC Governing Board Overnight, Amarillo

18 Llano Estacado Deanery

    *Santa Maria Virgen, Midland, Dedication, 6 pm

    Permian Basin Clergy and Spouse Gathering

21 * Standing Committee, HEC

23 *All Staff Meeting, Lubbock

25 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, BQCC


September

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

7 Commission on Ministry, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 10 am

8 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

9 * Visitation, St. Stephen, Sweetwater

11&12 * Clergy Small Group VI, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

12 * Nominating Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 2 pm

13-16 * Cursillo #59, BQCC

18-19 Texas Conference of Churches Judicatory

19 Companion Diocese Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock, 1-3 pm

20-26 * House of Bishops, Burlington, VT

21-23 * ECW Conference, BQCC

29 Panhandle Deanery, St. Peterís, Amarillo

30 * Visitation, All Saints, Perryton

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 112 June 20, 2001

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


Summer Celebration 2001
The Bishopís Conference on Evangelism & Renewal

Evangelism CAN Happen
The Rev. Hugh Magers
Christ the King Retreat Center, San Angelo
August 10, 7 pm - August 12, 11 am
$110 single, $100 double includes meals and registration

Contact Good Shepherd Church
915.949.6260 goodshepherd@wcc.net


Acolyte Festival Planning Meeting

A meeting of diocesan Acolyte Masters and interested persons is being planned for Saturday, July 14, 10:30 am at the Hulsey Episcopal Center. The purpose of the meeting is to begin planning for the Acolyte Festival which will be held in conjunction with Annual Diocesan Convention, October 26-28. If you are interested in being involved in the planning of this event please contact Ed Veal at 806.775.2849 (w) or 797.7134 (r), eveal@door.net.

 

Diocesan Catechist Training

Catechist Training will be offered this coming fall and spring over four sessions. Catechists are licensed by the bishop to prepare persons for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, and the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows. Guest speakers will include the Rev. John Loving, the Rev. Scott Mayer, the Rev. Jo Mann, and the Rev. Clifton Mann. Training will include practice with curriculum design. First -time catechists, old hands, and anyone in-between are welcome. All sessions will be on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Emmanuel Church in San Angelo, September 22 and November 10, 2001, and January 19 and February 23, 2002. Cost is $20 per session to cover lunch and materials. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register contact Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206.

Registration Deadline: September 1

Mary Glover Ordination June 30

The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl will ordain Mary Glover to the priesthood at 12 noon on Saturday, June 30, at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 4100 S Coulter in Amarillo. Contact saec@arn.net, 806.376.6316.

 

Faithful Companions
A Workshop on Christian Friendship in Daily Life
Holy Trinity, Midland, 10 am - 3 pm, on August 4, $7

Led by Claire Cowden, Diocesan Ministries Coordinator
915.683.4207 to register, 915.699.4322 for information

Cursillo Calendar

#58 Here I Am
June 28-July 1

Christ the King, San Angelo

#59 Fishers of Men
September 13-16

 BQCC, Amarillo

Contact Kerry Davis at 915.686.7305

 

Canon Veal Retires

Best wishes to the Rev. Canon David L. Veal and his wife Sue who have begun retirement with the annual trip to their timeshare in Florida after a joyous Festal Eucharist at St. Paulís in Lubbock on Saturday, June 9, which also marked Canon Vealís 30th ordination anniversary. Bishop Hulsey preached the sermon which included a long list of Canon Vealís achievements and included many Canon Veal stories. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 9 printed an interesting and enjoyable interview with Canon Veal written by Beth Pratt, Religion Editor. 

150 souls joined in the celebration and lunch which followed at the County Line Pavilion. On behalf of the diocese, Bishop Ohl presented Canon Veal with a chalice and paten commemorating the 2000 General Convention in Denver and a purse. Sue Veal received a James Avery "children of the world" pin in thanksgiving for her part in creating Happy Camp which she and Canon Veal visited earlier in the week at the conference center. 

Bishop and Mrs. Hulsey, Bishop and Mrs. Gerald McAllister, the Rev. Canon Charles Woltz , Dr. Bob Martin, and Mary Veal were among out of town guests who attended a dinner honoring David and Sue at the Frenchman Inn hosted by Bishop and Mrs. Ohl. 

David will continue as Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese. David and Sue have plans to complete the remodeling on their home which includes a library for David and his vast collection of books, and to continue to enjoy their grandchildren and their travels. This editor is grateful to many people who helped to make the celebration a joyous occasion: Marihelen Snow for the music, Claire Cowden and Edna Chambers for arrangements, Rodney Goebel for his wonderful photo story of the day, to the past and present trustees of the diocese for financial support of the event, to all who attended from far and wide, those who sent letters and cards, and to all who generously contributed to Davidís purse. Thank you.

 

Abilene Religion Editor Receives Award

Loretta Fulton, perennial senior warden at St. Markís, Abilene, and religion and higher education writer for the Abilene Reporter-News, was named recipient of the 2001 Texas Baptist Communications Award. "Loretta Fulton is a solid religion reporter working in an area of the state where religion always has been a big story", said Steve Blow, columnist with the Dallas Morning News and chair of the Texas Baptist Communications Advisory Committee. "She is well respected among other religion reporters and by people of all faiths for the fairness and accuracy of her stories." The award will be presented at Hardin-Simmons University on August 1. Congratulations, Loretta.

 

2001 Convention Nominations Due Aug 26

Nominations for Standing Committee (1 lay person to 2004), Trustees (1 lay person to 2006), Ecclesiastical Court (1 lay and one clergy to 2005), and Deputies and Alternates to General Convention and Provincial Synod (4 lay and 4 clergy delegates, 4 lay and 4 clergy alternates) will be presented when the Nominating Committee meets on September 12, at 2 pm, at the Hulsey Episcopal Center. Contact Carolyn Hearn or Bill Nix at nix.ranch@att.net, 806.355.3933.

Church Windows Training Program

Lisa Cross of St. Andrewís, Amarillo, reports their new Church Windows computer program is excellent. Anyone interested in Church Windows and/or a training session on Church Windows is urged to contact Lisa at 806.376.6313, saec@arn.net.

 

Solo Flight at Kanuga
Singularly Visible: transforming the invisible moment

Single adults - Labor Day Weekend 2001.

Contact Solo Flight, PO Box 27, Paris, KY 40362

Mandala Center, New Mexico
Masks and Our Stories with Christina Boyce

June 29- July 1 or July 27-29 $200
Sharing, creating, quiet, our stories, new stories.

Contact The Mandala Center
PO Box 158, DesMoines, NM 88418,
mandalacenter.og, 505.278.3002

 

Church Life Insurance Long Term Disability Plan
Enrollment Deadline June 20

Contact Edna Chambers at 806.763.1370 or edna@nwt.org
or DisabilityInsurance@cpg.org, 800.223.6602
.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Congratulations to Mary Collier of Holy Trinity, Midland, and Chris Wrampelmeier of St. Andrewís, Amarillo, who were made postulants for the permanent Diaconate on June 8 by Bishop Ohl. Emily Wilsonís (wife of retired priest Chub Wilson of Amarillo) mother died June 19. Burial from St. John the Baptist, Clarendon on June 21 Bishop George Quartermanís 70th anniversary of his ordination to the Diaconate was May 31. Deacon Judy Cobbís (St. Barnabasí, Odessa) husband Vanceís prostate cancer has recurred and Judyís mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Bernardo Martinezí mother Enriqueta TranŠ de Martinez suffered a heart attack and is in stable condition in Managua.

 

Calendar

June

20 *Grace, Vernon, Confirmations, 7 pm

20-23 Sharing the Vision, Longview, TX

20-24 North American Association Diaconate Conference, Winter Park, FL

21 *St. Paulís, Lubbock, Confirmations, 6 pm

23 Western Plains Ministry Team & Cluster Council, St. Peterís, Amarillo

24 *St. Jamesí, Dalhart, Visitation

24-30 *Senior High Camp

30 *Mary Glover Ordination to the Priesthood, noon, St. Thomasí the Apostle RC Church Amarillo

28-7/1 Cursillo 58, Christ the King, San Angelo

 

July

4 Hulsey Episcopal Center closed

7 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

10-15 *PYE, Austin College, Sherman

14 Acolyte Festival Planning Committee, HEC, 10:30 am

11-13 National Evangelism Workshop, Kansas City, MO

24 *Trustees, HEC, 10 am

25 *Annual Convention Agenda Planning Committee, HEC, 10 am

 

August

4 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Nicholasí, Midland

    Faithful Companions Workshop, Holy Trinity, Midland, 10-3

10-12 Summer Celebration 2001 and Bishopís Evangelism Conference, Christ the King, San Angelo

15 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 am

18 Llano Estacado Denary

17-18 BQCC Governing Board Overnight, Amarillo

18 Llano Estacado Deanery

    *Santa Maria Virgen, Midland, Dedication, 6 pm

    Permian Basin Clergy and Spouse Gathering

19 *Visitation, St. Johnís, Lamesa

21 * Standing Committee, HEC

23 *All Staff Meeting, Lubbock

25 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, BQCC

September

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

7 Commission on Ministry, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 am

8 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, St. Andrewís, Amarillo

9 * Visitation, St. Stephen, Sweetwater

11&12 * Clergy Small Group VI, Hulsey Episcopal Center

12 * Nominating Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 2 pm

13-16 * Cursillo #59, BQCC

18-19 Texas Conference of Churches Judicatory

20-26 * House of Bishops, Burlington, VT

21-23 * ECW Conference, BQCC

22 Panhandle Deanery Convocation, St. . Peterís, Amarillo

30 * Visitation, All Saints, Perryton


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 111 June 5, 2001

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

 

Faithful Companions Workshop Aug 4
Christian Friendship in Daily Life

Ministries Coordinator Claire Cowden will lead a Faithful Companions workshop on Christian friendship in daily life at Holy Trinity, Midland, 10 am - 3 pm, on August 4. The workshop will address:

Lay Pastoral Care as a valuable peer ministry
How to support persons in specific situations such as death, bereavement, divorce, & single parenthood
Visiting the hospitalized & homebound
Skills which communicate compassion

Cost: $7 for lunch, Holy Trinity, 1412 W Illinois, Midland
Contact Holy Trinity to register 915-683-4207. Contact
Archdeacon Dana Wilson for information 915-699-4322

ETSSís Dean McDonald to Retire

The search for a new dean and president of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest is underway. The Very Rev. Durstan R McDonald, who has led the Seminary since 1984, announced his retirement effective June 1, 2002. The Rt. Rev. Bruce MacPherson, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Dallas will chair the search committee of faculty and trustees. Deadline for nominations is 9/15/01. Contact bkinney@etss.edu, 512.472.4133

Catechists Trained & Lay Preacher Licensed
by Claire Cowden, Ministries Coordinator.

 Six persons have completed Diocesan Catechist Training : Ann Kingdon of St. Peterís, Amarillo; Dwight Tipps of St. Michael & All Angelsí, Shamrock; John Cockrell and Hugh LeClair of St. Georgeís, Canyon; Deacon Ruth Jones of St. Paulís, Lubbock; and Robin Abbey of St. Christopherís, Lubbock. Congratulations to each of them for their hard work & dedication! Thanks also to those who graciously volunteered their time & wisdom: Canon David Veal, the Rev. John Loving, the Rev. Jo Mann, the Rev. Clifton Mann, Doug Voran of St. Andrewís, Amarillo; Deacon Ernie Wilkinson, Deacon Suzie Wilkinson, and Natalie Reeve of St. Matthewís, Pampa. Four persons from Grace Church, Vernon are currently in the Catechist training process: Lockie Sue Bissett, Edith Harrison, Dina Neal, and Jamie Slaugenhop. A great team! Diocesan Catechist training will be offered this fall, and the dates will be available in the next Newsletter. Clint Hagen of St. Andrewís, Amarillo has been licensed by Bishop Ohl to preach. Thank you, Clint for sharing your gifts with the church in proclaiming Godís word!

Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 807.763.1370

30 to attend Happy Camp

Archdeacon Dana Wilson joyfully reports that thirty youngsters will attend this summerís Happy Camp June 10-16 thanks to the generosity of many Northwest Texans. The children who would not otherwise be financially able to have a camp experience were selected by nomination from their teachers and others in child related services from across the diocese. Donations this past year funded the thirty camper slots. Archdeacon Wilson has heard from many grateful nominators from last year about the positive impact the camp has had on the children who attended. Two Happy Campers took their first hot showers at last yearís camp! Contributions may be sent to 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401.

 

Leadership Academy for New Directions


Eleven persons from the Diocese will continue their work at the LAND Conference to be held in San Angelo June 14-17: the Rev. Bernardo Martinez & Francisco Molina of San Miguel Arcangel, Odessa; the Rev. Leslie Gregory; the Rev. Michael Ehmer, Vicar of the Llano Estacado Missions; Mary Ann Rowe, Vernon Rowe, and Darla Jimenez of the Sandhills Episcopal Ministries; the Rev. Bill Nix, the Rev. Larry Spannagel, and Norman Allen of the Rolling Plains (Panhandle) Ministry Cluster; and Claire Cowden, Diocesan Ministries Coordinator. Area clergy serving as mentors are Mike Jasper, Monte Jones, and Jim Liggett. Jerry Sneary serves on the LAND staff.

Each participant will be working independently or as part of a team with a mentor to implement a project in their local area. These projects will reflect the basic LAND principles that all baptized persons are gifted and called to ministry and that each faith community is responsible for its own life, ministry, and mission. LAND conferences seek to encourage each congregation or regional ministry to recognize its own potential for self-sufficiency in ministry and mission. LAND invites congregations to move from dependence to independence to inter-dependence. Contact Claire Cowden at ministry@nwt.org

 

Santa Maria Virgen, Midland
Dedication August 18

The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl will dedicate Santa Maria Virgen in Midland at 6 pm on August 18. The Rev. Bernardo Martinez led Northwest Texasí newest congregation in its first service Sunday, May 20. The congregation began with the help of Holy Trinity and St. Nicholasí, Midland, and with their gifts of many of the start up necessities. Cathy Guynes of St. Andrewís, Amarillo, donated a computer, and a police officer has taught Fr. Bernardo, who also serves as police chaplain, how to use the computer. David Morrow of Holy Trinity, Midland, donated the land and a building which had previously been a nursery school. Members of Santa Maria Virgen have spent many hours painting, refinishing floors, and moving in pews and furnishings for their new church. Santa Maria Virgen is located at 3311 Andrews Hwy, Midland 79703, 915.520.0671. Contact Fr. Martinez at laotzu@nwol.net.

 

Texas Tech Canterbury Students
Feed the Hungry in New York

This May, as in previous years, two students from the Canterbury Association Student Center at Texas Tech ministered in New York at soup kitchens and homeless shelters under the sponsorship of the national Office of Young Adult and Higher Education Ministries . The Vocations in Service program is overseen by the Rev. Mary Hileman, chaplain at Oklahoma State. Haley Hilliard of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, and Rachel Myers of Corpus Christi, both freshmen at Tech, stayed at a youth hostel, rising early in the morning to travel to a different soup kitchen each day to feed the hungry. Their meals consisted of the food they prepared and served in the soup kitchens. In the afternoons the group gathered for theological reflections based upon what they had seen and experienced that day. "Its pretty powerful stuff," observed sponsor Mother Mary. "No one returns without having been made aware of our deep interconnectedness in a very profound manner." Contact the Rev. David Krause, 806.765.0037 Canterbury@nwt.org

 

Mary Glover Ordination June 30

The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl will ordain Mary Glover to the priesthood at 12 noon on Saturday, June 20, at St. Thomasí the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 4100 S Coulter in Amarillo. Mary received the master of divinity degree at the Seminary of the Southwestís commencement on May 16. Mary was ordained to the transitional diaconate at Heavenly Rest, Abilene, December 20, 2000.

Contact saec@arn.net, 806.376.6316.

 

2001Nominatiing Committee

2001 convention elections nomination forms have been mailed and the Nominating Committee is receiving nominations for elections at the 2001 Annual Diocesan Convention. The deadline for nominations is August 26. Nominations for Standing Committee (1 lay person to 2004), Trustees (1 lay person to 2006), Ecclesiastical Court (1 lay and one clergy to 2005), and Deputies and Alternates to General Convention and Provincial Synod (4 lay and 4 clergy delegates, 4 lay and 4 clergy alternates) will be presented when the Nominating Committee meets on September 12, 2 pm, at the Hulsey Episcopal Center.

Contact Carolyn Hearn or Bill Nix at nix.ranch@att.net, 806.355.3933.

 

Church Life Insurance
Offers Long Term Disability Plan

Open enrollment for long term disability insurance for clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church ends June 30. Members of the diocesan staff have researched the product and have found it to be an excellent value compared to the general market for cost, coverage and pre-existing conditions. Coverage will be effective July 1, 2001. If you have not received information about this product or if you have questions contact Edna Chambers at 806.763.1370 x 201 or edna@nwt.org or DisabilityInsurance@cpg.org, 800.223.6602.


Prayers and Thanksgivings: Godspeed and best wishes to Kathy Witherspoon, parish secretary for four years at St. Johnís, Odessa, as she departs with her husband Johnny who will be the new senior pastor at the Direct, Texas, Baptist Church. Welcome to Cheri Still, new parish secretary. A big THANK YOU to Roland Rose of St. Johnís, Odessa, who will be the art instructor at all camp sessions this summer. Welcome home to the Rev. Bob McNaul, retired, from a trip to Egypt and the Nile Valley which he reports was "...a deeply spiritual and life-changing experience," and to the Rev. and Mrs. Bill Houghton, retired, from a "marvelous" trip to Britain and Italy.

 

 

Cursillo News

Ultreya, St. Peterís, Amarillo, Sunday, June 10, 3 pm 806.353.9594, fax 806.353.9595, stpeters@arn.net

Cursillo, June 28-July 1, Christ the King, San Angelo

 

Calendar

June

9 *Canon Veal 30th Ordination Anniversary and Retirement Celebration, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10:30 am; The County Line Pavilion, 12 noon

10 Ultreya, St. Peterís, Amarillo, 3 pm

10-16 Happy Camp

12&13 *Clergy Small Group V, HEC

12-15 Sewanee Deaconsí Conference

15 *LAND Conference, San Angelo

15-27 Streams in the Desert Conf, Rio Grande

17 * Emmanuel, San Angelo, Visitation

17-23 Junior High Camp

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

20 *Grace, Vernon, Confirmations, 7 pm

20-23 Sharing the Vision, OHL, Longview, TX

20-24 North American Association Diaconate Conference, Winter Park, FL

21 *St. Paulís, Lubbock, Confirmations, 6 pm

23 Western Plains Ministry Team & Cluster Council St. Peterís, Amarillo

24 *St. Jamesí, Dalhart, Visitation

24-30 *Senior High Camp

30 *Mary Glover Ordination to the Priesthood, 12 noon, St. Thomasí the Apostle RC Church, Amarillo

28-7/1 Cursillo 58, Christ the King, San Angelo

July

7 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

10-15 *PYE, Austin College, Sherman

11-13 National Evangelism Workshop, Kansas City, MO

24 *Trustees, HEC, 10 am

August

4 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Nicholasí, Midland

    Faithful Companions Workshop, Holy Trinity, Midland, 10-3

10-12 Diocesan/Good Shepherd Evangelism Conference, San Angelo

15 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 am

18 Llano Estacado Denary

17-18 BQCC Governing Board Overnight, Amarillo

18 Llano Estacado Deanery

    *Santa Maria Virgen, Midland, Dedication, 6 pm

    Permian Basin Clergy and Spouse Gathering

19 *Visitation, St. Johnís, Lamesa

23 *All Staff Meeting, Lubbock

25 *Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, BQCC

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 110 May 20, 2001

Mission 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.


Canon Vealís Retirement Celebration
June 9, 2001
10:30 a.m. Eucharist at St. Paulís, Lubbock
12 noon Lunch at The County Line

Reminder: If you have not already made your luncheon reservation, please do so as soon as possible by calling Carolyn Hearn at 806.763.1370 and/or by sending your check to 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401. Lunch is $15 per adult, $10 per child. A retirement gift purse and letters will also be presented to Canon Veal - send to Diocese of Northwest Texas, Veal Purse 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401

Sin, Shame & Solutions
A conference on Spirituality and Addiction
June 5 & 6, Radisson Hotel, Austin

Presented by the Rush Recovery Institute in association with the Betty Ford Center, Caron Foundation, Hazelden, Valley Hope Association, and Faith Partners of Austin. For clergy, seminarians and church leaders. Contact Carolyn Hearn, 806.763.1370 or Alison Gould, 203.318.8597. $225 includes meals.

 

Holy Trinity, Midland, Vacation Bible School
"Mission: Possible"
Four Bible heroes and their mission
June 4-8, 9 am to noon - everyone welcome

Contact Alison Porter, alison@holytrinity.org 915.683.4207

 

National Evangelism Workshop
Cutting-Edge Methods and Inspiration
Kansas City, July 11-13

For all denominations. Special emphasis on church planting. Four major speakers and 11 workshops. $99

ELCA, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Disciples of Christ. Sponsored by Net Results, 5001 Ave N, Lubbock TX 79412, 806.762.8094 x 102, website netresults.org.

 

Constitution and Canons Available On line

The newly revised Constitution and Canons of the National Church are available on line at churchpublishing.org/GC2K. The hard copy and CD ROM may be ordered from Church Publishing at 800.242.2928

 

BQCC Summer Camp
The Gifts of God, The People of God

Los Dones de Dios, El Pueblo de Dios

Math & Science (Grades 3-5) June 3-9

Primary (grades 3-5)June 3-9

Junior High (grades 6-8)June 17-23

Senior High (grades 9-12)June 24-30

Contact Brant Gill, 806.383.6878, bqcc@nwt.org

 

2001Nominatiing Committee

 

The 2001 Nominating Committee will begin receiving nominations for elections at the 2001 Annual Diocesan Convention. The deadline for nominations is August 26.

Nominating forms and information on nominations and vacant offices are in the mail. Nominations will be received for Standing Committee (1 lay person to 2004), Trustees (1 lay person to 2006), Ecclesiastical Court (1 lay and one clergy to 2005), and Deputies and Alternates to General Convention and Provincial Synod (4 lay and 4 clergy delegates, 4 lay and 4 clergy alternates). The Nominating Committee is composed of one clergy and one lay member from each deanery: Bill Nix, Chair, and Ken Baxter of Panhandle, Jim Liggett and Betty Gilmore of Permian Basin, Clifton Gardner and Linda Scarborough of Eagle Cove, and Jim Haney and Louise Cummins of Llano Estacado. Please give prayerful consideration to persons you might nominate and/or allowing your name to be submitted for one of these important diocesan ministries. Contact Carolyn Hearn or Bill Nix at nix.ranch@att.net, 806.355.3933.

 

Happy Camp - June 10-16 BQCC

Archdeacon Dana Wilson is receiving nominations for campers who will be attending grades 4, 5, and 6, who are not Episcopalians, and who would not financially be able to have a camp experience. Please talk to teachers and others you know about nominees for this very special outreach ministry. Contact: dana@marshill.com, 915.699.4322

Contributions for the support of Happy Camp may be sent to Happy Camp, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Deacon Don Webb (Colorado City) has been in Covenant Hospital, Lubbock, undergoing heart tests and was dismissed 5/10. Deacon Kathryn Lindís (San Angelo) father-in-law Richard Gordon Lind died Houston. The Rev. Mike Smith, Tammy and Julia arrived safely at home in San Angelo on May 10. The Rev. Ernie Bel of Midland is resting at home after extensive lung cancer therapy and a bout of pneumonia.

Congratulations to: Mary Glover who graduated from ETSSw on May 15 and will be ordained to the priesthood on June 30 at St. Andrewís, Amarillo, where she will begin her ministry as curate. Michael Pipkin, Virginia Seminary, who was made a Candidate for Holy Orders on April 24. Fannie Bess Sivalls, former diocesan ECW President and a member of Holy Trinity, Midland, celebrated her 95th birthday last week.

Deacon Rose Ann Smith (St. Peterís, Amarillo) will attend a workshop on Spirituality and Health at the University of Calgary Medical School in Canada on May 24-29.

 

Trinity School Midland
Honors Retiring Teachers

Trinity School in Midland has established two scholarship funds to honor and recognize Mary McFadden for 32 years of service and Vina Rahlfs for 40 years of service to the school. Contributions in their honor may be sent to 3500 W Wadley Ave, Midland, Texas 79707

Upcoming Events

Sharing the Vision, Order of St. Luke, Longview 6/20-23

ETSS Continuing Education, June 3-7, Similarities between historical traditions and contemporary issues in Anglicanism and early Christianity. Contract Nancy Busbey, nbusbey@etss.edu, 512.472.4133 x 322.

Dallas Benedictine Experience Retreat. June 6-10. 214.339.8483

Streams in the Desert. June 15-17 Diocese Rio Grande.
Contact William Wade, 5763 Mira Grande, El Paso, TX 79912, 915.584.9841

North American Association for the Diaconate, "Stretching to the Edges: A Common diaconal Voice." June 20-24, Rollins College, Winter Park FL. diakonoi,org

 

PYE 2001: A Grace Odyssey
"Be still and know that I am God"

Bishop Ohl will be a part of the staff of the Province VII Youth Event at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, July 11-15. Cost $175 Contact: Jill McCullough, Prov VI Youth Coordinator, Diocese of Western LA, 318.221.3360.

Sewanee Deaconsí Conference, "Work and Worship: Liturgy Between Worlds." July 12-15. 800.367.1179 

Diocesan/Good Shepherd, San Angelo Evangelism Conference, Christ the King Retreat Center, August 10-12. Leader: Hugh Magers. Contact Clifton Gardner, goodshepherd@wcc.net 915.949.6260

The Northwest Texas and Province VII Christian Education Committees Workshop, October 13 in Lubbock. Contact: Mike Smith, padre@alumni.utexas.net, 915. 6532446.

 

Diocesan/Bishop’s Calendar

May

19 * Budget Committee, HEC, 10am

    Diaconate BACAM, St. Paulís, Lubbock

20 * Visitation, St. Peter, Kermit

22 * All Saintsí School Graduation, Lubbock, 7 p

23 * All Saintsí School Chapel, Lubbock, 10:30 am

24 * Executive Council, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10 am

28 * HEC Closed, Memorial Day

June

1 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

    * Big Spring Vestry Retreat, Lubbock, pm

2 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, St. Christopherís ,Lubbock, 10 am

    Rolling Plains Ministry Team & Cluster Council St. Michaelís, Shamrock

3 * Visitation, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

3-9 Math/Science Camp

3-9 Primary Camp

6 * St. Christopherís, Lubbock, WHAM Camp

9 * Canon Veal 30th Ordination Anniversary and Retirement Celebration, St. Paulís, Lubbock, 10:30 am; The County Line Pavilion, 12 noon

10-16 Happy Camp

12&13 * Clergy Small Group V, HEC

15 * LAND Conference, San Angelo

17 * Emmanuel, San Angelo, Visitation

17-23 Junior High Camp

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

21 * St. Paulís, Lubbock, Confirmations, 6 pm

23 Western Plains Ministry Team & Cluster Council St. Peterís, Amarillo

24 * St. Jamesí, Dalhart, Visitation

24-30 * Senior High Camp

30 * Mary Glover Ordination to the Priesthood St. Andrewís, Amarillo

28-7/1 Cursillo 58, San Angelo

July

7 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

10-15 * PYE, Austin College, Sherman

24 * Trustees, HEC, 10 am

August

4 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Nicholasí, Midland

10-12 Diocesan/Good Shepherd Evangelism Conference, San Angelo

18 Llano Estacado Denary

17-18 BQCC Governing Board Overnight, Amarillo

19 * Visitation, St. Johnís, Lamesa

25 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, BQCC

 

The Diocesan Calendar at our Web Site has more information.

Church Pension Group Website

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 109 May 5 , 2001


Canon Veal Retirement Celebration

June 9, 2001

The Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Jr.,
Claire Cowden, Edna Chambers, and Carolyn Hearn
request your prayers and presence for
A Festal Eucharist
honoring

The Rev. Canon David L. Veal

on the occasion of his
thirtieth ordination anniversary and retirement
June 9, 2001
10:30 a.m.
Saint Paul’s on the Plains Church
Fifteenth and Avenue X
Lubbock, Texas
luncheon following
12 noon
The County Line Pavilion
FM 2641 West of I27 

Luncheon $15 per person, $10 children 12 and under
Reservations by your check, deadline May 15
(lunch may not be purchased at the door)
send to Diocese of Northwest Texas, Veal luncheon
1802 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401

  

2002 Budget Requests Due May 1

The Budget Committee of the Executive Council will begin preparing the 2002 budget requests and looking at requests for 2003 and 2004. The forms this year require more thorough documentation for requests than in previous years. In speaking on the new budgeting process Bishop Ohl has said, "I am excited about the possibilities for doing missionary budgeting and hope we can begin to think toward the future."

 

Texas Rural Church Network

The Rev. Mike Ehmer, Llano Estacado Regional Vicar, and Ms. Claire Cowden, Diocesan Ministries Coordinator, will attend the Texas Rural Church Network Conference May 2-4 at the John Knox Ranch in Wimberly. The focus of the conference is how to thrive, not just survive, as God’s people in small rural churches. Speakers will include David Ruesink, Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology at Texas A&M; John Brooke, Bishop’s Deputy for Congregational Development in the Diocese of West Texas; Pastor Lynn Ziese, Assistant to the Bishop, SWTX Synod, ELCA; Pastor Karl Johnson of the Shared Lutheran Ministry in North Dakota, and the Rev. Canon Robert DeWolfe, Canon Missioner of the Diocese of West Texas. Contact: Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370

Kairos Outside

The Rev. Leslie Gregory, Archdeacon Dana Wilson, Deacon Judy Cobb, Roland Rose, Jim Shaw, Vicki Shaw, Elizabeth Yarbrough, Shawn Davis and Renee Means served on a Kairos Outside team in Andrews, April 20-22. Kairos Outside is a ministry that supports women who have a family member in prison. After the weekend, the women are encouraged to meet together in small groups for sharing and prayer. Kairos Outside helps to alleviate much of the isolation and shame associated with having a family member in prison while gently inviting the participant to renew or begin their Christian journey. The next Kairos Outside weekend will be in October of this year. For more information contact; Archdeacon Dana Wilson, dana@marshill.com, 915.699.4322.

Happy Camp

Once again it is Happy Camp time in Northwest Texas.

The date for Happy Camp is June10-16. Archdeacon Dana Wilson is receiving nominations for campers who will be attending grades 4, 5, and 6, who are not Episcopalians, and who would not financially be able to have a camp experience. There is no charge for Happy Camp. Please talk teachers and others you know about nominees for this very special outreach ministry of the Diocese.

Contact: dana@marshill.com, 915.699.4322

Annual Happy Camp Campership Drive Under Way

And, once again it is time for the Happy Camp Campership Drive. Happy Camp is solely funded by contributions from Northwest Texans and some friends outside the diocese who found out about Happy Camp through The Adventure.

The cost per camper is $350 which covers transportation, trips to Wonderland and the Science Museum, arts and crafts materials, room and board, and a Happy Camp

t-shirt and photograph. Last year 27 campers experienced Christian values and learned of God’s love for them through the generosity of the people of the Diocese of Northwest Texas and volunteers who staff Happy Camp. Please send donations to:

Happy Camp, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401.

 

PYE 2001: A Grace Odyssey

"Be still and know that I am God"

Bishop Ohl will be a part of the staff of the Province VII Youth Event at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, July 11-15. PYE is for senior high youth (completed grades 9-12)

and adults who work with them from the 12 dioceses which make up Province VII. What his PYE is about: "Being still is a foreign concept in our society. Senior High youth and adults who work with them are invited to spend four love-filled days looking at God’s grace and taking time each day ‘to be still’ and listen to God... It will be a time of quiet, learning, laughter, prayer, singing, worship and ..surprises. Those attending will have the time of their lives!" Cost $175 Contact: Jill McCullough, Prov VI Youth Coordinator, Diocese of Western LA, 318.221.3360.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Gregory Marshall Ohl, son of Bishop Wallis and Sheila Ohl, will marry Eryn Nicolle Keiser on May 5 in Colorado Springs. Sian Lloyd-Jones, former BQCC counselor, underwent surgery for an abdominal tumor (rather than a brain tumor). The tumor was benign but part of Sian’s duodenum, pancreas, stomach, and her gallbladder were removed. The Rev. Harry Allen, Chaplain at All Saints’ School, Lubbock, is recuperating from surgery and complications in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. The Rev. Bob Bonnington’s mother, Ethel, died April 21 in Miidland. The Rev. Miike Smith reports that Julia weighs 3 lbs 3 oz, is nursing, and will come home around May 11. The Rev. Larry Spannagel is recuperating from cataract surgery.

 

Gifts: Harwell and Carolyn Barber, Abilene, to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center in honor of Bishop Wallis Ohl.

Episcopal Relief and Development Fund reports that in the last year the people of the Diocese of Northwest Texas contributed $18,506.23 to the support of the fund’s mission and ministry.

 

Upcoming Events

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, New Orleans 5/17-19

Sharing the Vision, Order of St. Luke, Longview 6/20-23

ETSS Continuing Education, June 3-7, Similarities between historical traditions and contemporary issues in Anglicanism and early Christianity. The Rev. Mark Harris, Executive Director of Global Episcopal Mission Network, will explore "Organic Anglicanism" and the Rev. Cynthia Kittredge, ETSS New Testament Professor on "Conversation in the Canon." Registration Deadline: May 15. $225 + $150 room and board. Contract Nancy Busbey, nbusbey@etss.edu, 512.472.4133 x 322.

Dallas Benedictine Experience Retreat. June 6-10. 214.339.8483

Streams in the Desert. Diocese of the Rio Grande. Bishop’s Conference on Renewal and Evangelism, June 15-17. New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM. Adults $90, Youth $75, Children $55. Contact William Wade, 5763 Mira Grande, El Paso, TX 79912, 915.584.9841

The Northwest Texas and Province VII Christian Education Committees Workshop has been scheduled for September 8 in Lubbock. Contact: Mike Smith, padre@alumni.utexas.net, 915. 6532446.

Diocesan/Good Shepherd, San Angelo Evangelism Conference, Christ the King Retreat Center, Conference Leader: Hugh Magers. Contact Clifton Gardner, goodshepherd@wcc.net, 915.949.6260

 

Diocesan/Bishop’s Calendar

May

1-7 * Colorado

3-4 Sewanee Trustees

4-5 Deacons formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

5 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation,  St. Andrew’s, Amarillo

8-9 Clergy Small Group IV

* Good Shepherd, San Angelo, confirmations pm

12 * Cursillo Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

13 * St. Peter’s, Amarillo, Visitation

* St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, Confirmations p.m.

15 Deadline Veal Celebration Lunch Reservations

14-16 * ETSSw Board and Commencement, Austin

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

17 * All Diocesan Staff, Lubbock, 10 am

19 * Budget Committee, HEC, 10am

20 * Visitation, St. Peter, Kermit

23 * All Saints’ School Chapel, Lubbock, 10:30 am

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

28 * HEC Closed, Memorial Day

 

June

1 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

* Big Spring Vestry Retreat, Lubbock, pm

2 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, St. Christopher’s ,Lubbock, 10 am

3 *Visitation, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

3-9 Math/Science Camp

3-9 Primary Camp

9 *Canon Veal 30th Ordination Anniversary and Retirement Celebration, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 10:30 am; The County Line Pavilion, 12 noon

10-16 Happy Camp

12&13 *Clergy Small Group V, HEC

15 *LAND Conference, San Angelo

17 * Emmanuel, San Angelo, Visitation

17-23 Junior High Camp

19 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

21 * St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Confirmations, 6 pm

24 * St. James’, Dalhart, Visitation

24-30 Senior High Camp

30 * Mary Glover Ordination to the Priesthood (tentative date)

28-7/1 Cursillo 58, San Angelo

 

July

7 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

10-15  * PYE, Austin College, Sherman

24 * Trustees, HEC, 10 am

August

10-12 Diocesan/Good Shepherd, San Angelo Evangelism Conference, San Angelo

17-19 BQCC Governing Board Overnight, Amarillo

 

Church Pension Group Website

The Church Pension Group website has gone online. The user friendly site allows searches by area of interest or by affiliate and features extensive internal links. A long-term disability policy has been designed for clergy and church lay employees and enrollment information will be distributed as soon as it arrives. Log on to www.cpg.org

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 108 April 5, 2001

 


Canon Veal Retirement Celebration

June 9, 2001

The Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Jr.,
Claire Cowden, Edna Chambers, and Carolyn Hearn
request your prayers and presence for
A Festal Eucharist
honoring

The Rev. Canon David L. Veal

on the occasion of his
thirtieth ordination anniversary and retirement
June 9, 2001
10:30 a.m.
Saint Paul’s on the Plains Church
Fifteenth and Avenue X
Lubbock, Texas
luncheon following
12 noon
The County Line Pavilion
FM 2641 West of I27 

Luncheon $15 per person, $10 children 12 and under
Reservations by your check, deadline May 15
(lunch may not be purchased at the door)
send to Diocese of Northwest Texas, Veal luncheon
1802 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401

  

 

St. George’s, Canyon

Annual Fish Fry

Everyone Welcome
April 29, 2001
11:30 - 2:30
2516 Fourth Avenue, Canyon
Adults $6 Children $3

 

New Creation

Check out an excellent newsletter entitled New Creation which is available by subscription at 3724 Executive Center Drive, Suite 155, Austin, Texas 78731. $19. An excellent edition (Winter 2000) focusing on narcissistic functioning in the church entitled "The People of the Charm" was used by the Office of Pastoral Development at a seminar attended by Bishop Ohl prior to the March House of Bishops meeting. Other editions have dealt with poor performance in pastoral ministry and anxiety and belief. Other ministries include Healthy Congregations Facilitator Training, Bridgebuilder Intervention Training, and a 90 minute video entitled The Balancing Act on the congregation as an emotional system.

 

A retirement gift purse and letters will be presented to Canon Veal send to Diocese of Northwest Texas, Veal Purse
1802 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401

 

Youth Events


Fall Rally, September 28-30, 2001

Happening, November 9-11, 2001

Fall Festival, November 30-December 2, 2001

Midwinter, January 18-20, 2002

Spring Fling, March 1-3, 2002

Congratulations to the new Youth Executive Committee for 2001-2002. The members are: Katherine Cox of Abilene; Holly Willborn of Amarillo; Travis Sewell of Fritch; Amber Jackson Hannah Walker, Jessika Blake, Chris Holley and Elizabeth Jones of Lubbock; Michael Carr of Midland; Katherine Cox, Sawyer Bunyard, Morgan Steinbrunner, Samuel Thompson, Tamea Hemphill and Phillip Dalrymple of San Angelo; and Alex Draughon of Vernon. Abbie Wehner of San Angelo was elected PYE/EYE Representative.

For information on diocesan youth events contact Ashley Jones @ Smash8978@aol.com or Mother Jo Mann at jorobertsmann@worldnet.att.net, 806.799.3439

 Prayers and Thanksgivings: Llano Estacado Missioner Mike Ehmer’s aunt, Virginia Vega of Florida, is very ill and dying. Don Hungerford, retired priest, is recuperating from a heart inflammation. Sain Lloyd-Jones, former counselor at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, will undergo surgery in England for a brain tumor. Chester Whitfield’s eye injury will require a corneal transplant in about six months. Bishop and Sheila Ohls’ son Greg will marry Eryn Keiser on May 5 in Colorado Springs.

 

Quarterman Conference Center Board

The BQCC Board will continue its work on vision and strategy facilitated by Dr. Lewis Wilkins of the Plains Institute. at their board meeting on April 21. Part one of the workshop, which took place at the board’s February 3 meeting, covered topics on marketing, program and services, history and culture, context and environment, and facilities. A report on BQCC vision and strategy will be presented at the 2001 Annual Diocesan Convention.


Streams in the Desert Conference
on Renewal and Evangelism|
June 15-17, Socorro, New Mexico
New Mexico Tech University

Bishop Terence Kelshaw, Diocese of the Rio Grande, has issued an invitation to surround dioceses to attend the Streams in the Desert Conference sponsored by his diocese. The conference leader, Michael Green, is advisor in Evangelism to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. "This conference is planned as a time of spiritual refreshment for the whole family with programmed events for adults, youth and children." Workshops for adults include Music and Worship, Life in the Spirit, Marriage and Family, Christians and Popular Culture, Healing, Leadership in Congregations, and Scripture in Daily Life. Youth activities include fellowship, worship, games and talks on subjects relevant for teens, and art and skits for children. Volunteers are also needed to help with hospitality, registration, youth and children, and prayer teams. Conference fees for room, meals and registration: $90 for adults, $75 for youth, and $55 for children. Contact William Wade, 573 Mira Grande, El Paso, Tx 799912, 915.584.9841 or Carolyn Hearn.

 

Conference Offerings


La Consulta,
San Angelo 4/17-19

Province VII Convocation, Norman, OK, 4/19-21

Order of St. Luke Healing Mission, San Angelo, 4/19-21

Women’s Ministries Conference, ETSSw 4/27-28

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, New Orleans 5/17-19

Streams in the Desert, Soccoro, NM, 6/15-17

NA Asso for the Diaconate, Winter Park,FL, 6/20-24

Benedictine Retreat, 6/10-10

Sharing the Vision, Order of St. Luke, Longview 6/20-23

Sewanee Deacons Conf, 7/12-15

Healing the Family Tree, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 9/21-22

 

Contact Carolyn Hearn for additional information on these conferences.

 

Summer Youth Conferences

Primary, Clifton and Jo Mann, Deans, June 3-9

Math and Science, Mike and Sue-Ann Elmer, June 3-9

Junior High, Stockton Williams, Dean, June 17-23

Happy Camp, Dana Wilson, Dean, June 10-16 contact Dana Wilson at Dana@marshill.com, 915.699.4322

Senior High, John Watson, Dean, June 24-30

Registration information is available in your church office or through the Quarterman Conference Center at BQCC@nwt.org, 806.383.6878.

 

Diocesan Calendar

April

7 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am

8 * Visitation, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock

12 * Maundy Thursday, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 7pm

13 * Good Friday, St. Paul’s, Noon - HEC Closed

15 Easter Day

16 * HEC Closed

17-19 * Consular - Border Consultation, San Angelo

19 * Trustees moved to April 26

19-21 * Province VII Convocation & PSCCC, Norman, OK

21 Quarterman Conf Center Board, HEC, 10 am

24 * Standing Committee, HEC, 10 am

25 * Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmations, 6:30 pm

26 * Trustees, HEC, 10 am (moved from April 19)

* St. Matthew’s, Pampa, Confirmations, pm

27-29 * Clergy Spouses’ Conference, BQCC

28 ECW Board, HEC 10 am

 

May

1-7 * Colorado

3-4 Sewanee Trustees

4-5 Deacons formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

5 Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo

8-9 Clergy Small Group IV

9 * Good Shepherd, San Angelo, 5:30 pm

12 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, Plainview, 10 am, Western Plains Ministry Team, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

13 * St. Peter’s, Amarillo, Visitation

         * St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, Confirmations p.m.

14-16 * ETSSw Board and Commencement, Austin

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

19 * Budget Committee, HEC, 10am

20 * Visitation, St. Peter, Kermit

23 * All Saints’ School Chapel, Lubbock

24 * Executive Council, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

28 * HEC Closed - Memorial Day

29-30 Quarterman Conference Center Board Retreat, BQCC

 

June

1-2 * St. Mary, Big Spring Vestry Retreat, Lubbock

2 * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

        Rolling Plains Ministry Team & Cluster Council

        Shamrock (moved from June 9)

3 * Visitation, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

9 * Canon Veal’s Retirement Celebration, Lubbock

12-13 * Clergy Small Group V, HEC

15-16 * LAND, San Angelo

17 * Visitation, Emmanuel, San Angelo

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 107 March 20,  2001

About The Newsletter

If this is your first time to receive The Newsletter, you are on the mailing list because you are serving on a vestry or bishop's
committee, are a delegate to the Annual Diocesan Convention, are a member of a diocesan committee or commission, or have
requested to be on the mailing list. If you would rather receive The Newsletter via e-mail, please contact Carolyn Hearn, Editor,
with your e-mail address. If you would prefer not to receive The Newsletter, please let me know.

Order of St. Luke Healing Mission, April 19-21, San Angelo


The San Angelo Chapter of the Order of St. Luke is sponsoring a Healing Mission on April 19-21. The speakers, Matt, Sheila,
and Dennis Linn, have taught courses on healing in more than forty countries, including a course for doctors accredited by the
American Medical Association. The Linns have authored thirteen books which have sold more than a million copies in English and
have been translated into fifteen different languages.

The Healing Mission, Healing Life's Hurts, will begin with a Spanish Healing Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in San Angelo
on Thursday, April 19. Critical Issues in Pastoral Care will be the title of the special training for pastoral ministers, therapists,
spiritual directors, health care professionals and care givers and will be held at River Crest Hospital, 1636 Hunter glen Road, San
Angelo, on Friday, April 20. Six hours of continuing education units at a cost of $40 will be available for the professionals. On
Friday evening the Linns will lead the Healing Mission at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 3355 W. Beauregard,
beginning at 7 PM and continuing Saturday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and from 7 to 9 PM.

For additional information and a registration form, contact Harold Peterson, 915.942.1358, hbpete@wcc.net or
Ann Light, 915.224.4312, alight4561@cs.com.

 

Happy Camp Nominations


Archdeacon Dana Wilson is receiving nominations for the June 10-16 Happy Camp. Happy Camp is for children in your
community that are unable to have a camp experience unless assisted financially. Please check with parents of nominees to see if
they would consider sending their child to Happy Camp before making a nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 30.
Some guidelines: Please do not nominate children who attend your church. Scholarships are available for Episcopal children to
attend the Episcopal summer camps. The camp is not equipped to handle children with emotional or behavioral problems or
children who are severely handicapped. Happy Campers should be entering the 4th, 5th or 6th grade in the fall of 2001. Happy
Camp is an opportunity for children to experience Christian values and to learn of God's great love for them. Through Happy
Camp, we reach beyond ourselves to the world.

Contact Dana Wilson at dana@marshill.com, 915.699.4322, 4976 Rustic Trail, Midland, TX 79707.
Donations for Happy Camp may be sent to 1802 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401



Iglesia Santiago Apostol Easter Celebration


Iglesia Santiago Apostol in Chihuahua City will hold its first service in the new sanctuary on Easter Day. The 4000 square foot
church holds 300-350 souls and was built at a cost of $115,000. Most of the gifts of money and effort to complete the church
came from the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Harold Mueller of Emmanuel supervised much of the construction. During spring
break 28 people from Emmanuel and Good Shepherd in San Angelo, and Heavenly Rest in Abilene, led by the Roz Thomas,
Becky McClure and Harold Mueller, traveled to Mexico: some to Chihuahua City to paint the outside of the new church and
some to Cuauatemoc to paint the new orphanage that is part of Christ the King where Fr. Greg Spinks is vicar. Two vans and a
car will be sent to Northern Mexico next month to support the ministries there. For more information contact Glenn Polhemus,
safy@wcc.net, 915.468.3011.


Companion Diocese Prayer


The following prayer was developed by the Northwest Texas and Spain Companion Diocese committees. The committees also
ask that the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and Bishop Carlos Lopez Lozano be added to the prayers of the people in each
of our churches.

We give thanks for our Companion Diocese - Spain.
We pray for the physical and spiritual well-being of the People and Clergy in the Episcopal Church of Spain. We ask Your
guidance in what we in Northwest Texas, USA, plan, communicate and do. Show us how to reflect the love we share in
Christ Jesus. Help us listen to, understand and appreciate our Spanish brothers and sisters. Enable an exchange that
enriches or worship, emboldens our action, and shows forth our Lord. AMEN.

Fourth Annual Benedictine Retreat, June 6-10, 2001 in Dallas

A Benedictine Experience retreat, co-sponsored by St. Matthew's Cathedral, Dallas, and the Friends of St. Benedict,
Washington, DC, will be held at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center, Dallas. Participants will experience the balanced
way of life of the Rule of St. Benedict as it divides each day into private and corporate prayer, study, and leisure. The retreat will
be led by Father Robert Hale, Ph.D., of New Camaldoli Benedictine Hermitage (RC), Big Sur, CA, and Father George Luck,
Episcopal priest and interim dean of St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral, Dallas. The retreat is ecumenical and open to anyone
interested in learning Benedictine spirituality. For information call 214.339.8483.


What Are You Reading for Lent?

Scott Mayer is reading Martin Smith's A Season for the Spirit, Henri Nouwen's Show Me the Way, and highly recommends (not
just for Lent) Upon this Rock: the Miracles of the Black Church by Samuel G. Freedman about the Rev. Johnny Ray
Youngblood and St. Paul's Community Church in Brooklyn which Scott attended during the Clergy Leadership Project in
February. He is also working his way through The Church's Teaching Series.


Two Summer Conferences for Deacons


North American Association for the Diaconate
Stretching to the Edges: A Common Diaconal Voice
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
June 20-24, Registration $278, due May 15
Contact: Carolyn Hearn or Deacon Carolyn Peterson,
4708 Waterwitch Point Drive, Orlando, FL 32806, Leonpete@gate.net

Sewanee Deacons' Conference
Work and Worship: Liturgy Between Worlds
July 12-15, Registration $140 & $55 for spouse
due June 18, space limited
Contact: Carolyn Hearn or dpartin@sewanee,edu, 800.722.1974, website: theology.sewanee.edu



Church Windows

If you are interested in trying the new "Church Windows" program, contact Lisa Cross at St. Andrew's, Amarillo, lcross@arn.net,
806.376.6316 for a "review" and information on a free trial disc. Lisa reports that she is very pleased with the ease and simplicity
of the user-friendly program designed especially for Episcopal churches which includes the parochial report, pledges, fund drives,
payroll, directories and many other helpful tools.


New Resources for Lent and Easter

AUDIOS: Home by Another Way, by Barbara Brown Taylor, regarded as on of our finest preachers, delivers 39 sermons to
walk listeners through the church year. $40. Graceful Passages , a "companion for living and dying," is an extraordinary work
with messages and prayers for those facing life-threatening illness. Spoken by Alan Jones, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others.
Includes a book and 2 CDs. $30. Reluctant Counsel, a series of stores about living and loving told by Episcopal Priest Palmer
Temple. $15.00. Free: hear Choral Evensong by the choir of St. John's Cathedral, Denver, via streaming audio. A different
choir every month. All of the above and much more: episcopalmediacenter.org, 800.229.3788



Prayers and Thanksgivings

Steve and Charlene Birdwell report that Charlene is free of cancer and are grateful for your prayers and support.

Tammy and Mike Smith's daughter Julia continues to progress at Harris Hospital. She went back on the ventilator 3/19 to
assist with apnea. Tammy and Mike may be reached in Ft. Worth at 817.877.4739.

 

Diocesan Calendar

March

20 - 21   * Clergy Small Group III, Hulsey Episcopal Center
21         * St. Paul's, Lubbock, Lenten speaker. 12 noon
23         Commission on Ministry, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 am
24         Llano Estacado Deanery, St. Stephen's, Lubbock 9:30
            Western Plains Ministry Team, St. Peter's, Amarillo
25         * Visitation, St. Luke, Levelland
26-28     * Standing Commission on Ministry Development, Phoenix
            Convention Planning Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 4 pm
31         Cursillo Secretariat, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 1:30


April


1         * Visitation, St. Paul, Dumas
4         * Canterbury, Lubbock, 6 pm
6         * Deacons Formation, Lubbock
6-7         Deacons Formation, Lubbock
7         * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, 10 am
8         * Visitation, St. Stephen's, Lubbock
12       * Maundy Thursday, St. Paul's, Lubbock, 7pm
13       Good Friday - Hulsey Episcopal Center Closed
15       Easter Day
17-19  Consulta - Border Consultation, San Angelo
19     * Trustees, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 am
19-21 Province VII Convocation "Being a Missionary Church," and Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, Norman, OK
21     Quarterman Conference Center Board, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 am
24     * Standing Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10 am
25     * Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmations, 6:30 pm
26     * St. Matthew's, Pampa, Confirmations, pm
27-29 * Clergy Spouses' Conference, BQCC
28       ECW Board, Hulsey Episcopal Center 10 am


May

1-7     * Colorado
3-4     Sewanee Trustees
4-5     Deacons formation, St. Christopher's, Lubbock
5        Panhandle Stewardship Consultation, St. Andrew's, Amarillo
8-9     Clergy Small Group IV
12     * Cursillo Team Meeting, Hulsey Episcopal Center 10 am
13     * St. Peter's, Amarillo, Visitation
        * St. Andrew's, Amarillo, Confirmations p.m.
14-16 * ETSSw Board and Commencement, Austin
16     Companion Diocese Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 1-3 pm
19     * Budget Committee, Hulsey Episcopal Center, 10am
20     *Visitation, St. Peter, Kermit
23     *All Saints' School Chapel, Lubbock
24     * Executive Council, St. Paul's, Lubbock
29-30 Quarterman Conference Center Board Retreat, BQCC


Consulta, San Angelo 4/17-19
Women's Ministries Conference, ETSSw 4/27-28
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, New Orleans 5/17-19
Sharing the Vision, Order of St. Luke, Longview 6/20-23


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 106 March 5, 2001

 

ETSSW CONTINUING EDUCATION
June 3-7
by Bob Kinney

Bewildered about present day turmoil in the church? Looking back can give us many insights into what is happening today. Find out more during the continuing education program at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest June 3-7. Two Episcopal priests will offer complementary sessions that explore similarities between historical traditions and contemporary issues in Anglicanism and early Christianity. The Rev. Mark Harris, author and executive director of the Global Episcopal Mission (GEM) Network, will explore "Organic Anglicanism." The Rev. Cynthia Kittredge, Seminary of the Southwest New Testament professor, will lead "Conversation in the Canon." Harris points out that the diversity of opinion on many things that we in the Episcopal Church are struggling with today is the very thing that marks us as being faithful to the Anglican Tradition. The literature of early Christianity, Kittredge explains, shows the earliest communities to be complex, conflicted and interesting bodies who are working out problems of Christian identity and practice in a diverse world. Sound familiar? Extended course descriptions of both sessions at www.etss.edu/ConEd01.html. Registration Deadline: May 15. $225. An additional $150 room and board charge includes three daily meals and on-campus housing. Contact Nancy Busbey at 512.472.4133x322 busbey@etss.ed. Bob Kinney at bkinney@etss.edu 512.472.4133x343

 

Michael Flod New Associate Dean
at Seminary of the Southwest

The Rev. Dr. Michael Floyd, who is Canonically resident in the Diocese of Northwest Texas, Old Testament professor at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Floyd will continue to teach but on a part-time basis and will be responsible for all academic matters at the seminary. "In addition to his gifts as a dynamic teacher and keen scholar, Dr. Floyd has shown solid leadership within the seminary faculty and among his biblical colleagues throughout the country. He has played a key role in the development of our new mission-oriented curriculum," said Dean McDonald. Professor Floyd, who joined the seminary faculty in 1982, is a founding member of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars. The group seeks ways to relate biblical scholarship more directly to the life of the church, in addition to addressing the goals and problems of teaching Bible in an Anglican context. Dr. Floyd's academic and personal interests include prophecy and psalmody. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Claremont Graduate School, the Bachelor of Divinity from the Episcopal Theological School and the Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.

 

What Are You Reading for Lent?

Jim Liggett is reading Jewish History in 100 Nutshells by Naomi Pasachoff; The Four Witnesses by Griffith-Jones, and A Good Death by Chuck Meyer.

 

Bishop Quarterman Conference Center
2001 Summer Camp Schedule

 

Math and Science Camp, June 3-9
Mike and Sue-Ann Ehmer

Primary Camp, June 3-9
Jo and Clifton Mann, Deans

Junior High Camp, June 17-23
Stockton Williams, Dean

Senior high Camp, June 24-30
John Watson, Dean

Applications for the camps are available at all church offices and on the website at www.bqcc.org. The Conference Center is in the hiring process for summer camp counselors. 806.383.6878, bqcc@nwt.org

 

 

Good Friday Offering
for Jerusalem and the Middle East

The 77th annual Good Friday Offering will support the work of the Province of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem

and the Middle East which covers the entire southern Mediterranean coast from Gibraltar to Lebanon and Syria and down to the Persian Gulf and the Horn of Africa. Bishop Riah Abu El-Assul maintains a visible Anglican presence in the Diocese of Jerusalem which includes Israel, the Palestine National Authority, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Along with the sister dioceses of Egypt and North Africa, Cyprus and the Gulf, and Iran the offering supports the operation of hospitals, schools, orphanages and many other programs for the benefit of all people in the province, Christian, Jewish and Muslim alike. Information: www.ecusa.agniclan.org/agr/friday.html. Contact Br. James Teets, BSG, jteets@dfms.org, 800.334.7626

 

 

43rd Sharing the Vision Conference
Expanding the Ministry of Healing
Order of St. Luke The Physician
June 20-23,2001, Longview, Texas

The 43rd North American Conference of the Order of St. Luke the Physician will take place at the Le Tourneau University Campus Assembly Building in Longview. Conference speakers include The Rev. Francis MacNutt,

Director of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, FL, The Rt. Rev. Wm. J. Cox, Retired Assistant Bishop of Oklahoma; the Rt. Rev. Don Wimberly, Assistant Bishop of Texas; the Rev. Canon Mark Pearson, President of the Institute for Christian Renewal in New Hampshire; and the Rev. Mike Flynn, Director of Fresh Winds Ministries in California. Everyone is invited, clergy and lay of all denominations interested in Christian healing, healing presence of Jesus today, praying for the sick, empowered ministry, and spiritual growth. Registration is $100 before April 1, $120 after; with room and meals $160 double, $185 single. For a registration form contact Carolyn Hearn at diocese@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 and for more information contact Jean Ritchie, Registrar, at 903.668.9926, ritejr@gte.net or Bill White, Chair, at 903.295.1733, wmwwhite@iamerican.net

 

Healing the Family Tree Conference
September 21-22, 2001
St. Paul’s Church, Lubbock

Contact: The Rev. Peter Fritsch 806.762.2893 peterfritsch@stpaulslubbock.org

 

La Consulta in San Angelo, April 17-19

Guest Speaker, Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ, who has a dynamic ministry focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Hosted by Good Shepherd Church. For information contact 915.872.8712. Registration $50.

 

43rd Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
International Conference
New Orleans, LA, May 17-19, 2001

Praying for Others. A stimulating, renewing conference for lay people, clergy, and all interested in growing spiritually in these rapidly changing times. Featuring the Rt. Rev. John Lipscomb of SW FL, the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry of NC, the Rev. Canon Rex Perry, the Ven. Ormonde Plater, Jocelyn and John Rohde, and many other outstanding speakers. Optional tours of the City, French Quarter, Garden District and Cathedral; Swamp Tour; Dinner Jazz Cruise. Registration $110; Hilton New Orleans Airport $95/night; tours $35-42. Contact AFP Registrar at 800.711.6399, fax 407.856.1578.

 

SW Network for Women’s Ministries
Conference, April 27-28, ETSSw
Finding Voice,Making Do:
Christian Feminist Liturgy and Prayer

presented by Marjorie Procter-Smith, LeVan Professor of Christian Liturgy at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. To Register contact Marsha McClean, 817.5352919, gwc@airmail.net. $50.

 

PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS:

Joan Rudolph’s (Coleman) father, Joe F. Flack, died in Houston on February 22. May light perpetual shine upon him. Tammy (Hainline) and Mike Smith (Emmanuel, San Angelo) are the proud parents of Julia Lorraine, delivered February 26, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth after a helicopter flight from San Angelo. Julia weighed in at 1 pound 11.4 oz and, though in NICU, is progressing. Mike and Tammy are staying in an apartment in Fort Worth (Julia will be in the hospital for 3 months or so). Their address is 1000 Henderson #219, Fort Worth 76102, phone 817.335.5471. Chester Whitfield (Quanah) will have his second surgery to repair an injured eye.

Carolyn and Sequoyah (our Chancellor) Perry are the proud parents of their second son, Nicholas Allen, born on February 13, 6 lb, 10 oz. Nicholas is the third grandchild of Bruce and Dolly Green.

 

Diocesan Calendar

March

7-14    * House of Bishops, Kanuga

9-10    Catechist Training, BQCC

18    *Visitation, Colorado City Dedication, Holy Trinity, Midland 4:30 pm

20 - 21 *Clergy Small Group III, HEC

21    * St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Lenten speaker. 12 noon

23    Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 am

24    Llano Estacado Deanery, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock 9:30

25    * Visitation, St. Luke, Levelland

26-28 * Standing Commission on Ministry Development, Phoenix

            Convention Planning Committee, HEC, 4 pm

31 Cursillo Secretariat, HEC, 1:30

 

April

1   *Visitation, St. Paul, Dumas

4    * Canterbury, Lubbock, 6 pm

6    * Deacons Formation, Lubbock

6-7        Deacons Formation, Lubbock

7    * Cursillo 59 Team Meeting, 10 am

8    * Visitation, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock

12    * Maundy Thursday, St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 7pm

13    Good Friday - HEC Closed

15    Easter Day

17-19 Consulta - Border Consultation, San Angelo

19    * Trustees, HEC, 10 am

19-21 Province VII Convocation "Being a Missionary Church," and Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, Norman, OK

21   Quarterman Conference Center Board, HEC, 10 am

24 * Standing Committee, HEC, 10 am

25 * Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmations, 6:30 pm

26 * St. Matthew’s, Pampa, Confirmations, pm

27-29 *Clergy Spouses’ Conference, BQCC

28 ECW Board, HEC 10 am

 

May

1-7 * Colorado

3-4 Sewanee Trustees

4-5 Deacons formation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

8-9 Clergy Small Group IV

12 * Cursillo Team Meeting, HEC 10 am

13 * St. Peter’s, Amarillo, Visitation

    * St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, Confirmations p.m.

14-16 * ETSSw Board and Commencement, Austin

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3 pm

19 * Budget Committee, HEC, 20 am



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