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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 137 March 15, 2003

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


A Postcard from Costa Rica
the bishop’s sabbatical

I attended the election of the new bishop-elect on Saturday at the cathedral. Bishop Sturdie Downs of Nicaragua is the temporary bishop and chaired the convention. After Eucharist, the delegates and clergy were seated in the front part of the cathedral. After the roll call--and, yes, each individual delegate and clergy person was called by name--49 lay and 11 clergy- balloting began. Each person was called forward one at a time and given a ballot, and then the person with the ballot went into the sacristy where they marked their ballot for one of the five nominees. When they returned to the nave they showed the ballot, which was folded, to the election committee and the assembly and placed it into a ballot box. Then the next person was called forward until all had voted. Following the completion of the balloting, the counting process began. Fortunately there were only two ballots. You can imagine how long that took--or how long that would take for us in NWTX. Imagine one of the large dioceses, like Texas! The Diocese of Costa Rica elected a 32 year old priest from Guatamala, Hector Monterrosso, perhaps the youngest bishop in the church.

No one knew exactly when the consecration will occur. If possible, I would like to return for that event. Costa Rica is a poor diocese which needs some help. They have a companion relationship with the diocese of North Carolina, but could use more help. Perhaps we will consider Costa Rica as a companion in the future. Blessings to one and all in Northwest Texas as week three of espaZol commences.

+C. WALLIS OHL, JR.
 

 


 

At Work in the Lord’s Remote Vineyards:
Raising up Leaders in Ministry for
Churches in Smaller Communities

Three Northwest Texans, Darla Jimenez of St. Matthias’, Andrews; Lyn Jones of St. Peter’s, Kermit; and Claire Cowden, diocesan Ministry Coordinator, will attend a March conference in Ruidoso sponsored by the Diocese of the Rio Grande. The conference leader is the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, Bishop of Alaska. Sandhills Episcopal Ministry churches (in Andrews, Kermit and Monahans) are embarking on Community Ministry, and Bishop MacDonald’s diocese is widely acknowledged to be the crucible and model for this ministry. Bishop MacDonald is recognized as one of the most articulate and thoughtful strategists for the future of local ministry. He has raised important and critical questions about the pastoral needs of churches in small communities and has sounded an urgent note about providing ordained leadership for them. Contact Claire Cowden at ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206.

 

St. Mary’s, Big Spring Chosen
as Province VII Teaching Parish

The Rev. Jim Liggett reports that St. Mary’s Church has been chosen to host an intern, a college senior interested in pursuing ordained ministry, as a part of the Province VII intern program. The intern will work with Fr. Liggett, St. Mary’s deacons, and other clergy and churches in the area for six weeks beginning around June 1. The Province will provide a stipend and insurance and St. Mary’s will provide housing and hospitality.


"Just People" in Abilene
Designated as Jubilee Ministry Center

"Just People, Inc." in Abilene has been designated a Jubilee Ministry Center by the Episcopal Church. Jubilee Centers are recognized for programs that empower disadvantaged people to help themselves. Just People provides such services to disadvantaged youth and to homeless individuals and families. Employment assistance and education are key components of the Just People program with emphasis on serving the whole person through counseling and support services. Leaders at Heavenly Rest in Abilene and at Just People are excited about the new opportunities opened by the Jubilee designation. In particular, they hope to serve as a catalyst for recognition of similar ministries throughout the diocese. Mark Waters, PhD, Executive Director of Just People and a member of Heavenly Rest, has been appointed Jubilee Officer for the Diocese of Northwest Texas. For more information on Just People contact mwaters@justpeopleinc.com or 915.672.2118, and on Jubilee Ministry go to episcopalchurch.org/jubilee.
 

Southwestern Network for Women’s Ministries Conference, May 2-3, Austin

The annual Southwestern Network for Women’s Ministries Conference, May 2-3, will be held at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. The speaker will be the Rev. Maylin Biggidike. The topic for the conference is Theology of Wealth and Poverty: The Impact of Inequality on the Human Capability to Function. The lecture themes are Theology of Money: Is there a Gospel for the Rich?, Theology of Poverty: What Does Preferential Option for the Poor Mean?, and The Impact of Globalization on the Well-Being of All Peoples and the Environment. Ms Biggadike, a graduate of General Seminary, serves as an associate at St. Elizabeth’s, Ridgewood, NJ, and is a PhD candidate in Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. For registration contact Petty Determeyer at 713.984.9559 or pmt4tex@aol.com.

 

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

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

 

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

High school youth from across Province VII will gather for an event filled with music, worship, fellowship, recreation and much more. The theme for the event is "Be a Part of Something Big."

Participants will explore such topics as Being Called, Doing Christ’s Work, Perseverance, Going Out into the World, and Ambassadors for Christ. Applications available from Sylvestre Silvas at 2701 W Main, Baytown, TX 77520 or 281.422.3537 ext 26. Deadline is June 1. Space is limited so register early.

 

Deacons’ Retreat - March 28-30

The deacons of the diocese will participate in a retreat March 28-300 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. The Rev. Richard E. Brewer, Deacon Formation Director for the Diocese of Oklahoma, will lead the retreat. All active deacons in the diocese are expected to attend if possible. For more information contact the Ven. Dana Wilson at dana@marshilll.com.

 

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

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

 

Dallas Benedictine Retreat, June 18-22

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

Cursillo 2003
#63-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton

Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

The Mandala Center
Praying for Justice and Peace, April 4-6

Leader is the Rev. Jane E. Vennard, author of Embracing the World: Praying for Justice and Peace. josseybass.com. The Mandala Center, PO Box 158, Des Moines, NM 88418, 505.278.3002, wgbrown@mandalacenter.org.
 

Prayers and Thanksgivings

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman) and Baker have returned to Houston for tests following a recurrence of Joan’s symptoms.

The Rev. Marshall Mason (retired, Midland) and Karen have returned to Midland following an extended treatment in Houston. Marshall reports he is in remission, feeling well and back at work, and thanks everyone for their prayers.

Deacon Phil Corbett (retired, serving Brownfield) continues to undergo testing and will have a CT scan, and his wife Eunice will have hernia repair surgery this week.

The Rev. Bernardo Martinez (Odessa) is recuperating from surgery last week, the results of which were benign.

FYI:

St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, new fax number: 86.799.269

St. Michael and All Angel’s, Shamrock mailing address: 300 S Madden, 7979 (PO Box closed).

Brant Gill’s new cell phone (BQCC): 806.584.1995

 

Young Adult Festival
Gathering Together for General Convention 2003

See The Newsletter 136. Session I: July 29-August 3. Session II August 3-8. Minneapolis, MN. Registration deadline Friday, June 13, but space is limited. Contact Carolyn Hearn at the Hulsey Episcopal Center for registration form or download at www.episcopalchurch.org/myp.
 

Shelby Advanced Training - Lubbock
March 31- April 4

Cut-off date for registration is March 17. For more details see www.shelbyinc.com/home.asp or contact Canon Mike Ehmer, mehmer@nwt.org, 806.763.1370x203.
 

Mission Assistance Application Deadline March 21

The Mission Committee will meet Wednesday, March 26, to prepare the mission support budget for 2204. All missions requesting diocesan assistance for 2004 should have their application in to the Mission Committee, c/o Bill Nix, Chair, 3220 S milam St, Amarillo 79109 by March 21. Contact Bill Nix at 806.355.3933.

Planning Ahead - 2003 Youth Events

Jun 8-14 Primary Camp, BQCC

Jun 15-21: High School Camp, BQCC

Jun 22-28: Junior High Camp, BQCC

Jun 29-Jul 3: Happy Camp, BQCC (new dates)

Contact stpeters@arn.net, 806.353.9594

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Calendar

March

21 Commission on Ministry, HEC

25 Standing Committee, HEC

26 Mission Committee, HEC, 10 AM

28-30 Deacons Retreat - BQCC
 

April

5 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, 10 AM

9-12 Church Deployment Officer Conference, L.A., (Mike Ehmer)

11-12 Deacon Formation , Lubbock

12 ECW Board, HEC

18 Good Friday, HEC closed

21 Monday in Easter Week, HEC closed

25-27 Clergy Spouses Conference, BQCC

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

May

1-2 *University of the South Trustees

2-3 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

3 General Convention Deputies Orientation, Oklahoma City

6 *Trustees, HEC

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

7 *Holy Trinity, Midland, Confirmation, PM

 

Send comments, suggestions, notices, and information to Carolyn Hearn, Editor, newsletter@nwt.org or The Newsletter, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock TX 79401, 806.763.1370, fax 472.0641 - deadline April 10.

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 136 February 15, 2003

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


Companions with Spain

The Companion diocese Committee (Neal and Marilyn Allen, Co-Chairs) is looking for persons in our diocese who would like to develop contacts with Spain. These could be Spanish teachers, high school or college students, persons interested in traveling to Spain, etc. The Companion Diocese Committee will be planning trips to Spain, development of "pen-pals," by e-mail, music, and other initiatives. Being bilingual is certainly an advantage but not an absolute necessity. If you are interested, please contact mmpallen@juno.com or 915.686.9382.

Deacons’ Retreat - March 28-30

The deacons of the diocese will participate in a retreat March 28-300 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. The Rev. Richard E. Brewer, Deacon Formation Director for the Diocese of Oklahoma, will lead the retreat. All active deacons in the diocese are expected to attend if possible. For more information contact the Ven. Dana Wilson at dana@marshilll.com.

 

Winter Daughters of the King Assembly March 8, 10 AM, Holy Trinity, Midland

Charlene Riley, Province VII Treasurer and President-elect, and former ECW Conference leader, will be the guest speaker. Registration $10 at the door but please RSVP

by Feb 20, to Pat Thames, 915.682.9829.

 


Effective Small Churches in the 21st Century
Conference - San Antonio, April 4-5

Led by Presbyterian Carl S. Dudley, M.Div., D.Min., a prolific author who writes frequently for Christian Century and is the associate editor of the Review of Religious Research. $40. Deadline March 15. Small Church Strategy Team, 1925 E Belt Line Rd, Ste 200, Carrollton, TX 75006.

 

Alban Institute Seminar in Amarillo
A Passion for Lay Ministry:  How to Motivate, Cultivate and Support  Volunteers
- June 2-4

A 3-day learning opportunity for clergy and key congregational leaders. The seminar focuses on a new paradigm for developing a principled foundation and concrete strategies for empowering laity. The course is for those who are ready to explore building the ministry of laity as a central focus of the vision. Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, Amarillo, Texas.

Register before March 2 an receive a $35 discount. www.alban.org/CourseDetails or 800.486.1318.

 

6th Annual Dallas Benedictine Retreat
June 18-22

Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dallas, and the Friends of St. Benedict, Washington, DC. Catholic Conference and Formation Center, Dallas. Led by Anglican Benedictine monks. 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. For information quetex1@yahoo. COM, 214.339.8483 George Trauth, 1923 Ebbtide Ln, Dallas TX 75224.

 


Youth Vocation and Internship Programs

Vocational Explorations in Service Week  May 24-30, 2003, New York City, ages 19-25. $400 covers housing at the Hostelling International American Youth  Hostel, meals, transportation to and from sites. Assistance with travel over $250. Contact the Rev. Douglas Fenton,  Episcopal Church Center,

800.334.7626x6323, dfenton@episcopalchurch.org, www.episcopalchurch.org/myp.

 

Episcopal Mission Works
Young Adult Internship Programs

Episcopal Urban Intern Program, Inglewood, CA,  the Rev. Peter Rood, 310.771.0660x3, euip@pacbell.net

Micah Project, the Rev. Margaret Schwarzer, Brookline, MA, 617.277.5523 episcop@bu.edu

Pathways to Ministry, Dallas, TX, Martha Lang mlang@saintmichael.org, www.saintmichael.org

Resurrection House, Omaha, NB, the Rev. Judi Yeates, 402.455.7015 motherjudi@earthlink.net

Servant Year, Philadelphia, PA., the Rev. J. Barry Vaughn, 215.844.1203 ServantYear@aol.com, www.servatnyear.belifnet.com.

Johnson Intern Program, Chapel Hill, NC, Mary Rawlings, 919.929.2193, marawlings@thechapelofthecross.org, www.johnsoninternship.org

Trinity Volunteer Corps, Washington, DC, the Rev. Ann  Bradley, 202.726.7036 bradleac@hotmail.com, www.trinitywashingtondc.org

New York Intern Program, Manhattanville, NY, the Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, 212.864.4013nyipmanhattanville@yahoo.com

Most internships are for recent college graduates to 30, and offer medical insurance, housing, student loan deferment, stipend, local travel.



Young Adult Festival
Gathering Together for General Convention 2003

The first-ever Young Adult Festival gathered for General Convention. Prayer, community, celebration and fun Spirit-filled experience. Sponsored by the Young Adult & Higher Education Ministries Office of the Ministries with Young People Cluster of the Episcopal Church. For young adults 18-30. $100 includes sleeping space four blocks from the convention center, breakfasts and snacks, and a GC badge. For young people to learn about, participate in, and celebrate the full life of the Episcopal Church. A holistic experience of General Convention - nourishment for the mind, body, and soul - through worship, workshops, fellowship, and much more. The community will model together a vision of being the Body of Christ through Hospitality, Formation, Witness, and Mission. Session I: July 29-August 3. Session II August 3-8. Minneapolis, MN. Registration deadline Friday, June 13 but space is limited. Contact Carolyn Hearn at the Hulsey Episcopal Center for registration form or download at www.episcopalchurch.org/myp.
 

Be a summertime monk at St. Gregory’s Abbey

For males, age 18 to 45, who can spend two weeks (or more) at the abbey during June, July, or August. $25. Summer Program Director, 56500 Abbey Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093-9595.

 

LOOK FOR THE ADVENTURE AT YOUR CHURCH IN MID-MARCH

Featuring our three new clergy; the bishop’s sabbatical report; Fr. John Loving on Lent; St. Mark’s, Abilene’s, discernment process; St. Cyprian’s, Amarillo; and Happy Camp. Also available on the web site at nwt.org.

 

Cursillo 2003

Secretariat Meeting, March 5, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

#63-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.672

   

Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest
Online Courses Open

The Rev. Dr. Alan Gregory, "Six Weeks with the Wandering Saints," a course in Anglo-Saxon spirituality and mission. The Rev. Dr. Paul Barton, "Historical and Cultural Contexts for Hispanic Ministry." The Rev. Mary Earle, "We Give You Greeting, Prayer and Praise from the Celtic Tradition." Tuition $65 per course. Detailed course descriptions at www.etss.edu/online_courses.shtml, or Bob Kinney at bkinney@etss.edu, 512.472.4133 x 343 Claire Cowden took a course last fall and can give you information.

ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370 x 206.
 

The Mandala Center

Pre-Holy Week Retreat for Clergy, April 7-10. $225.

Listening to the Voice Within, March 21-23. $250

Praying for Justice and Peace, April 4-6, $250

My Master is a Jewish Mystic: The Spirituality and Wisdom of Jesus of Nazareth, April 25-27, $250

The Mandala Center, PO Box 158, Des Moines, NM 88418, 505.278.3002, wgbrown@mandalacenter.org.

 

Spiritual Formation Conference, Camp Allen
sponsored by Trinity Church Wall Street, April 7-11

Featuring Desmond Tutu, Joan Borysenko, Alan Jones, Walter Wink, Thomas Keating, and Phyllis Tickle. Reservations: 936.825.7175.

Information: www.trinitywallstreet.org/spiritualformation

 


Prayers and Thanksgivings

Welcome to Holy Trinity, Midland’s, new Rector Mark Cannaday and wife Doris. Fr. Cannaday’s first service will be February 16. Their new address is 4404 Ward, Midland 79705, 915.685.7002, e-mail FrMark@holytrinity.org. They are the parents of two adult children.

Welcome to St. James’, Dalhart’s, new Rector Ken MacKenzie and wife Mary who arrived after the new year. Their new address is 1122 Denrock, Dalhart 79022, 806.244.3332, e-mail kwmac13@hotmail.com. They have four adult children and six grandchildren, all in the Dallas area.

Welcome to St. Barnabas’, Odessa’s, new Rector David Mossbarger and wife Debbie and their daughters, Emily and Alice, who are settling into their new home at 4609 Lemonwood Lane, Odessa 79761, 915.363.8434, e-mail rector@stbarnabasodessa.org.
 

Shelby Advanced Training - Lubbock
March 31- April 4

Cut-off date for registration is March 17. For more details see www.shelbyinc.com/home.asp or contact Canon Mike Ehmer, mehmer@nwt.org, 806.763.1370x203.
 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Youth Events

Mar 7-9: Spring Fling, BQCC

Jun 8-14: Primary Camp, BQCC

Jun 15-21: High School Camp, BQCC

Jun 22-28: Junior High Camp, BQCC

Jun 30-Jul 4: Happy Camp, BQCC

Contact stpeters@arn.net, 806.353.9594

 

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Special Events

Feb 15: Bishop’s Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland

Feb 22: Bishop’s Academy, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

Contact Ministry Coordinator Claire Cowden 806.763.1370 ext 206 or ministry@nwt.org.

 

 

Calendar
 

February

15 Bishop’s Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland, 10 AM - 3 PM

22 Bishop’s Academy, St. Peter’s, Amarillo, 10 AM - 3 PM

Happy Camp Board, Midland

25 Standing Committee, HEC

26-28 ETSS Board, Camp Allen
 

March

1 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

5 Ash Wednesday, HEC Closed

7-8 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

8 Catechist Training, HEC, 9 AM - 2 PM

14-20 House of Bishops, Kanuga, NC

15 Loaves & Fishes Board

21 Commission on Ministry, HEC

25 Standing Committee, HEC

26 Mission Committee, HEC, 10 AM

28-30 Deacons Retreat - BQCC
 

April

5 Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, 10 AM

11-12 Deacon Formation , Lubbock

12 ECW Board, HEC

18 Good Friday, HEC closed

21 Monday in Easter Week, HEC closed

25-27 Clergy Spouses Conference, BQCC
 

May

1-2 *University of the South Trustees

2-3 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

3 Province VII General Convention Deputies Orientation, Oklahoma City

6 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 135 January 15, 2003

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


Seminary of the Southwest Visitors Weekend - March 28-30

You are invited to explore new educational opportunities for Christian mission and ministry with the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin during Visitors Weekend, March 28-30. The program will cover all aspects of seminary life: mission, leadership, spirituality, academics, community life, worship, opportunities for ministry and field work, housing, and finances. Some of the programs offered are Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity and Certificate in Individual Theological Studies,

Certificate of Special Studies and Certificate Programs in Youth Ministry and Christian Education.

Theological Education Sunday - Feb 2

Theological Education Sunday is an occasion for the Church to encourage all members to participate in the search for knowledge of God. Theological education takes place not only in seminaries, but also in parishes, schools, and conferences. Theological Education Sunday focuses on the Church’s teaching mission. "Theological Education in the Episcopal Church: A Renewed Vision" is a four-year project whose goal is to inspire all Episcopalians to be theologians and calls on all congregations to be places of intentional theological reflection and learning. Sponsors of the program are the Council of Seminary Deans and the Episcopal Church Center. Your church is encouraged to invite a seminarian or staff member from the Seminary of the Southwest to preach or teach on February 2 or any other time between February and April. A new two-part video has been produced for the program which tells the stories of how theological education has spurred Christian discipleship. For additional information on Visitors’ Weekend or Theological Education Sunday phone 512.472.4133, e-mail seminary@etss.edu or check the website at www.etss.edu.

Useful Websites for Christian Education

www.etss.edu/youth.html - Christian education and youth ministry certificate programs at Seminary of the Southwest.

www.TEforALL.org - official site of "A Renewed Vision for Learning," the four-year Theological Education for All project.

wwwepicenter - Diocese of Texas with a good youth site and www.anglicansonline.org link.

www.bham.net/releduc - the Religious Education Press.

www.sfts.edu - the San Francisco Theological Seminary (Presbyterian) - the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project funded by the Lilly Endowment which has been researching and developing a contemplative approach to youth ministry that integrates classical methods of spiritual formation.

www.vts.edu - Virginia Theological Seminary’s "The Episcopal Teacher," a complement to their Episcopal Children’s Curriculum with a wide variety of articles and ideas.

Compiled by the Seminary of the Southwest and Office for Ministry Development, Episcopal Church Center
   


 

BISHOP’S ACADEMIES

Leadership: Creating a framework for mission and ministry. Polity: What’s the difference between a vestry and a board of directors? Tending to Business: Audits. Effective Meetings: planning, communication and follow-up. Especially for wardens and new vestry members: sharing good experiences, receiving assistance on current projects and situations. Cost $15 for materials and lunch. See "Planning Ahead" on page two for dates and locations. Contact Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370.

WWW.NWT.ORG

Webminister Jim Liggett reports the Diocese of Northwest Texas homepage has a new design thanks to Ed Veal of St. Paul’s, Lubbock. Check the homepage for a new photo of the clergy of the diocese, information on the clergy and congregations of the diocese, the diocesan calendar and bishop’s visitation schedule, the Constitution and Canons, the church, school and clergy directory and the directory of committees and commission, The Newsletter and (new) The Adventure, General Convention, and many interesting and informative links throughout the Church. Coming soon - the 2003 Journal of Convention.
 

The University of the South Summer Discernment Institute

The Lilly Summer Discernment Institute is a quality, funded internship program of vocational exploration lasting eight weeks and includes two in-service weeks at the campus in Sewanee, TN. The program is for undergraduate students to investigate a vocational aspiration through a work situation. All applications are due by February 17. Program: www.sewanee.edu/lillyproj. Questions: jgoodman@sewanee.edu or 931.598.1869.

Daily Office Online

Morning and Evening Prayer is available for personal devotions each day at www.missionstclare.com with appointed Bible readings, the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, and music for the appropriate canticles and hymns.


Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter Chartered at St. Barnabas’, Odessa

J. Vincent Welch, National President of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, announced the charter of a new chapter of the Brotherhood at St. Barnabas’ Church in Odessa. The Brotherhood has been reaching out to men and youth since 1883. The sponsor of the St. Barnabas’s chapter is Roy Benavides of Odessa. Fifteen men form the new group.

For information on the Brotherhood of St. Andrew go to www.brotherhoodstandrew.org or e-mail at standrew@usaor.net.
 

Happening is Happening - Feb 7-9

Happening #25 in the Diocese of Northwest Texas will take place February 2-9 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center in Amarillo. Happening is run by teens for teens, with adult supervision, and is for high school teens 9-12th grade. To register or for additional information contact Jenness Gilles, 915.684.7736 or divness@aol.com.

 

United Thank Offering

Mrs. Carolyn Goebel, United Thank Offering Coordinator for the Diocese, sent a check to the UTO in the amount of $8733 donated by Northwest Texans in 2002. For information on UTO contact Carolyn at 806.795.2975 or cgoebel@TTACS.TTU.ECU.

The Mandala Center

The Mandala Center in Des Moines, NM, offers a variety of retreats and workshops throughout 2003 including a pre-Holy Week retreat for clergy, two silent retreats, a retreat for women focusing on money and spiritual vision and one on women in leadership, a week for artists, prayer, the spirituality of and wisdom of Jesus, the inner life of healers, practicing the nonviolence of Jesus, and icons, to name a few. 505.278.3002 or mandalacenter.org/website.


Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Mrs. Leslie Boykin, Heavenly Rest, Abilene, has accepted Bishop Ohl’s appointment as Diocesan Coordinator of the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund.

Welcome to Jeff Cunningham, new Youth Director at Holy Trinity, Midland. Jess is a recent graduate of Augusta State University of a BA in Psychology and has six years of experience as the Middle School Youth Coordinator at Church of Our Savior in Martinez, GA, and Co-Leader at St. Augustine’s in Augusta, GA. He has also served on the New Beginnings Steering Committee, Episcopal Youth Event, Alpha, , Happenings and New Beginnings.

Congratulations to Kelsey Kemp, St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, who has been chosen to participate in the General Convention Youth Presence in Minneapolis from July 28-Aug 8. Kelsey will also attend a training session in New York and Jersey City March 27-30.

Congratulations to the Rev. Anne Marie Finn who is the new chaplain for Hill Country Memorial Hospice in Fredericksburg.

Condolences to Dale Stasney, St. Nicholas’, Midland, on the death of her mother, Lorene Donaldson, in Midland on December 17.

Please continue to remember Marshall Mason undergoing chemotherapy in Houston, Joan Rudolph who continues to be monitored, and Monte Jones (knee) and Chuck McIntyre (hip) who are recuperating from surgery.

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke, formerly of Northwest Texas, addressed a meeting of the Faith and Politics Institute in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on the Trinity Parish’s September 11 experiences. Check www.trinitywallstreet.org to see the article in Trinity News and for information on Trinity’s spiritual formation conferences, one of which is to be held at Camp Allen in Navasota on April 7-11, featuring Bishop Desmond Tutu. Reservations 936.825.7175.

 

Cursillos 2003

#63-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton

Ultreya - Dec 15, St. Peter’s, Amarillo, 3:45 PM

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.672

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Youth Events

Jan 17-19: Midwinter, BQCC

Feb 7-9: Happening, BQCC

Mar 7-9: Spring Fling, BQCC

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

   

Planning Ahead - 2003 Special Events
 

Feb 1: Bishop’s Academy, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Feb 8: Bishop’s Academy, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

Feb 15: Bishop’s Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland

Feb 22: Bishop’s Academy, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

Contact Ministry Coordinator Claire Cowden 806.763.1370 ext 206 or ministry@nwt.org.

 

Calendar

January

16 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3

17-19 Mid-Winter, BQCC

18 Catechist Training, HEC, 9 AM - 2 PM

20 HEC Closed - Martin Luther King Day

21 Standing Committee, HEC

25 Executive Council, 10 AM

St. Christopher’s, Lubbock
 

February

1 Bishop’s Academy, Heavenly Rest,  Abilene, 10 AM - 3 PM

1-4 Living Stones Conference, Kanuga

7 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

   NTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer  Vigil for General Convention

7-8 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

7-9 Happening, BQCC

8 Bishop’s Academy, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, 10 AM - 3 PM

10 The Adventure & The Newsletter deadline

15 Bishop’s Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland, 10 AM - 3 PM

22 Bishop’s Academy, St. Peter’s,  Amarillo, 10 AM - 3 PM

25 Standing Committee, HEC

26-28 ETSS Board, Camp Allen
 

March

1 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

5 Ash Wednesday, HEC Closed

7-8 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

8 Catechist Training, HEC, 9 AM - 2 PM

14-20 House of Bishops, Kanuga, NC

15 Loaves & Fishes Board

21 Commission on Ministry, HEC

25 Standing Committee, HEC

28-30 Deacons Retreat - BQCC


 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 134 December 15, 2002

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


 Bishop Ohl and the staff at the Hulsey Episcopal Center wish you and yours a blessed and joyous Christmas  and Happy New Year


 Christmas message from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA
 


"Rejoice: we are God's vehicles..."

Jesus' birth is God's declaration that embodiment is the way of divine dealing with our disordered and darkened world. Through this divine act of Incarnation, Jesus became an actor in the particular time and place in which he was born. And, his personhood became a sign to us about the  meaning of our own personhood in our own day and time.

Our forebears in the faith saw this clearly. Against the background of the sacking of Rome, Augustine the Bishop of Hippo challenged his flock "you are the body of Christ; that is to say in you and through you the method and work of the incarnation must go forward. You are to be taken, you are to be consecrated, broken and distributed that you may become
the means of grace and vehicles of the eternal charity."

By his choice of verbs it is clear that Augustine had in mind not only that we are made one in Christ through our baptism, but also each time we take the bread of life and the cup of salvation in the Eucharist. By so doing we, along with the bread and wine, are caught up into Jesus' act of taking, blessing, breaking and giving.

Another ancestor in the faith, Maximus the Confessor, reinforces our identification with Christ when he declares "I diminish and cripple [Christ] by not growing in spirit with him, since I am 'the body of Christ and one of its members.'"(1 Cor 12:27)

As we once again celebrate the mystery of God's embodiment in the birth of Jesus, in a fractured and fearful world, rather than being a diminishment of Christ, may we be made part of the going forward of Christ's incarnation by becoming more fully vehicles of God's "eternal charity" which is realized among us as mercy and truth, righteousness and peace.

A blessed Christmas to you all.

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold III

 



 St. Barnabas', Odessa  calls the Rev. David Mossbarger



The Rev. David Mossbarger and the congregation of St. Barnabas', Odessa, will celebrate their first Sunday together on January 19, 2003.  Fr. Mossbarger has served Grace Church, Llano, in the Diocese of West Texas since 1997, and previously served churches in Dallas and Kerrville.  He serves on the Province VII Christian Education Committee.  He is a
graduate of SMU and Seminary of the Southwest.  He is married to Deborah and they have two children, Emily who is 11, and Alice who is 8.
 

 Good Shepherd, San Angelo, says good-bye to Fr. Clifton Gardner and Fr. Brian Miller



The Rev. Clifton Gardner, Rector of Good Shepherd, San Angelo, since 1993 accepted the call of St. James', Dallas, to become its Rector effective November 17.  The Rev. Brian Miller, Associate Rector, received from the Diocese of Pittsburgh in January of 2002, accepted a call to become Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Miles City, Montana.  His last day at Good Shepherd was December 6.  Godspeed and best wishes to Clifton and Brian as they begin their new ministries.


 St. Peter's, Borger to Participate in  Living Stones Conference


The Rev. Larry Spannagel and Mrs. Judy Flanders will attend the annual Living Stones Conference at Kanuga, NC, in February, 2003.  The Living Stones Diocesan Partnership began in 1994 as a coalition of eight Anglican dioceses, both American and Canadian, working together under a covenant to renew and revitalize ministry a the local level.  Living
Stones is committed to each church and diocese working out its own "blueprint" for ministry development in ways most appropriate for local circumstances.  The Living Stones Partnership gathers once a year to share ideas, give support and learn from one another.  Claire Cowden is diocesan coordinator for the partnership and will also attend the conference in Kanuga.

 

 

 Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem  New Video Series Available


A Bishop's Pilgrimage, the first volume in this new video series from the Diocese of Massachusetts, includes the Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw's reflections on prayer and public witness in the church.  Other videos in the series include An Episcopalian's Story of Al-Naka, The Christian Presence in the Holy Land, Politics and the Peace Process, and A Peace Community in Israel.  Each video is derived from evenings of prayer and education that took place at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, in the Spring of 2002.  Contact Claire Cowden at ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370 x 206.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Josie Rose, seminarian at Seminary of the Southwest, was ordained to the transitional diaconate on November 30 at St. John's, Odessa, by Bishop Ohl.

The Rev. Mark and Patsy Eldredge (St. Nicholas', Midland, are celebrating the safe arrival of their daughter, Trinity Jane,
on November 6.

The Rev. Canon David Veal (retired, Interim, St. Barnabas', Odessa) has been selected to be one of four representatives of the Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical Officers Board at General Convention.

The Rev. Monte Jones (retired, San Angelo) is recuperating from bilateral release surgery on his knees December 4.  He reports he should be back to form the 3rd Sunday of Advent and supplying at Ft. McKavett, Menard and Junction on Christmas Eve.

Deacon Greg Sinclair (St. Mark's, Abilene) suffered a heart attack on November 22 and is doing well following treatment and several days in the hospital.

The Rev. Marshall Mason (retired, Midland) is undergoing treatment at MD Anderson in Houston where he and Karen will remain through Christmas .C/o Rotary House, 1600 Holcomb, Houston 77030, e-mail kbmmlm@aol.com,
915.349.3550.

The Rev. Chuck McIntyre (retired, Odessa) is recuperating from hip replacement surgery in November.



 

Cursillos 2003


 #63-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton

 Ultreya - Dec 15, St. Peter's, Amarillo, 3:45 PM
Contact Mel or Jane Barnes  barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.672



 Planning Ahead - 2003 Youth Events

Jan 17-19:      Midwinter, BQCC
Feb 7-9:         Happening, BQCC
Mar 7-9:        Spring Fling, BQCC
Contact the Rev. John Watson, stpeters@arn.net, 806.353.9594



 Planning Ahead - 2003 Special Events

Feb 1:   Bishop's Academy, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
Feb 8:   Bishop's Academy, St. Christopher's, Lubbock
Feb 15: Bishop's Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland
Feb 22: Bishop's Academy, St. Peter's, Amarillo
Apr 25-27: Clergy Spouses' Conference, BQCC
May 3:   General Convention Deputy Orientation, Oklahoma City
May 25: Grace, Vernon, 50th Anniversary Celebration
May 31:  Exploration of Vocation Day,  St. Paul's, Lubbock
Jul 30-Aug 8: General Convention, Minneapolis, MN
Sep 15-18: Clergy Conference, BQCC
Sep 29-21: ECW Conference, BQCC
Sep 21: St. Matthew's, Pampa, 75th Anniversary Celebration


 Calendar

December
Bishop Ohl on sabbatical to May 1
24-1/31  HEC Closed

January
1  HEC Closed
9  Convention Planning Committee, 11 AM   St. Andrew's, Amarillo
10-11  Deacon Formation, Lubbock
16  Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3
17-19  Mid-Winter, BQCC
18  Catechist Training, HEC, 9 AM - 2 PM
20  HEC Closed - Martin Luther King Day
21  Standing Committee, HEC
25  Executive Council, 10 AM, St. Christopher's, Lubbock

February
1  Bishop's Academy, Heavenly Rest,  Abilene, 10 AM - 3 PM
1-4  Living Stones Conference, Kanuga
7  Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM
  NWTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Vigil for General Convention
7-8  Deacon Formation, Lubbock
7-9  Happening, BQCC
8  Bishop's Academy, St. Christopher's, Lubbock, 10 AM - 3 PM
10  The Adventure deadline
15  Bishop's Academy, Holy Trinity,  Midland, 10 AM  - 3 PM

Send comments, suggestions, notices, and information to Carolyn Hearn,
Editor, newsletter@nwt.org   or  The Newsletter, 1802 Broadway, Lubbock TX 79401, 806.763.1370, fax
472.0641 - deadline January 10

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 133 November 15, 2002

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION

The 44th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Northwest Texas was held Oct 25-27 in Odessa, hosted by the Permian Basin Deanery.   The Rev. Eric Law preached the sermon at Evensong at St. John's Church.  The service was highlighted by exceptional musicians and a combined Permian Basin choir. During Evensong, Bishop Ohl appointed the Rev. Mike Ehmer Canon to the Ordinary.  A reception with a Mexican theme followed in the school gym complete with delicious homemade food and a joyful Mariachi Band.

 On Saturday Bishop Ohl presented his appointments to committees and commissions and  the Convention elected officers, adopted amendments to the Constitution and Canons, and adopted the 2003 budget.  The Rev. Eric Law led the Convention in an excellent and thought-provoking workshop on building inclusive community.  Bishop Ohl gave his address to convention, "Of Hospitality and Generosity," the text of which is available on the diocesan website.  Following dinner at the hotel, delegates and guests were treated to a special production of "Shadowlands" at the Globe Theater which included direction and acting by Permian Basin Episcopalians.

On Sunday morning the Convention heard reports on the ministries of various committees in the diocese and a report from the Rev. Dr. Michael Floyd on the exciting changes at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin.  The Convention accepted the invitation of St. Andrew's, Amarillo, to host the next convention in Amarillo, Nov 7-9, 2003.

Bishop Ohl preached the sermon at the Convention Eucharist, also available on the diocesan website.  Bishop Ohl ordained to the diaconate Janice Byrd, Connie Fowler and John Marshall of St. Mary's, Big Spring; Tom Burns of Holy Trinity, Midland; and Jessie Vaughn of Grace, Vernon

 Convention Elections

Trustee to 2007: John Caldwell, Emmanuel, San Angelo
Standing Committee to 2005: Patricia Russell, St. Paul's, Lubbock, and Scott Mayer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
Ecclesiastical Trial Court to 2004: William Nix, Panhandle Regional Missioner, and to 2007: Harris Kerr, Holy Trinity, Midland
 
 Clergy Group Photo Available

The clergy group photo taken at Annual Convention may be ordered  from Rodney Goebel, 2325 61st St, Lubbock 79412, phone 806.795.2975
 


 The Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams,  Archbishop-Elect

The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev. Robert Willis, announced at Evensong on Nov 8 that the Most Rev Rowan D. Williams was elected 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in "an ancient custom and ceremony"  in the Cathedral Chapter House.  The vote was unanimous.  Archbishop Williams' enthronement is set for Feb 27, 2003, in the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion in Canterbury.  For more information
www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/
 

 Anglican Cycle of Prayer and  Praying Day by Day Calendars Available

Forward Movement has published the 2003 Anglican Cycle of Prayer which enables Anglicans all over the world to pray together for persons and places around the world. #1722 - $2.95, and Praying Day by Day 2003, a beautifully designed desk calendar which provides a prayer for each day of the year  #1702 - $15.  Call 800.543.1813.


 

 Two Northwest Texas Churches will Welcome New Rectors

Bishop Ohl and the congregations of Holy Trinity, Midland, and St. James', Dalhart, will welcome new clergy and their families into the diocese early in the new year.

Holy Trinity, Midland, has called the Rev. Mark Lawson Cannaday to be its rector.  Fr. Cannaday has been the Rector of St. Alban's Church in Arlington since 1995.  Fr. Cannaday holds a BA from Incarnate Word and the University of Texas, an MDiv from the Seminary of the Southwest, and has served churches in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and San Antonio, and as Canon in the Diocese of West Texas.  He is the author of Living Church Between the Ashes and is an Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict.  He is a CREDO team member and teaches at the Anglican School in Dallas.  Fr. Cannaday and his wife Doris will be resident in Midland in mid-February.

The Rev. Ken MacKenzie has accepted the call of St. James', Dalhart to serve as its new rector.  Fr. MacKenzie, has been the Rector of St. Peter's and St. Anne's Parishes in North Abaco, Bahamas, since August of 1999, and served five churches from six settlements in North Abaco, served as Assistant Rector and Chaplain at two Episcopal schools in Nassau. He has been active in youth programs, Christian education, Alpha, Cursillo, Discovery and Kairos. He holds an MDiv, 1988, from the Seminary of the Southwest in addition to a BS in biology from Wayne State in Detroit, MI, and an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Fr. MacKenzie and his wife Mary will be in residence in Dalhart in early January.


 St. Andrew's, Amarillo  Coral Concert and Evensong, Nov 17

The people of St. Andrew's Church will host a Choral Concert and Evensong on Sunday, Nov 17, at 4 PM in thanksgiving for the prayers and support of the Amarillo community and other friends after the fire and during the rebuilding of the church.  A reception will follow in the parish hall.
 

 St. Stephen's, Sweetwater to Host Advent Quiet Day, Dec 7

St. Stephen's Church will host a Quiet Day for Associates of the Community of the Holy Spirit and anyone else who would like to attend. Participants will gather between 9 and 10 AM with quiet time beginning at 10 and continuing to 2 PM.  Please bring a sack lunch.  Drinks are provided.  The church is located at 5th and Locust three blocks north of Broadway in Sweetwater.  Please contact the church office by Dec 4 if you wish to attend.  915.235.8408 or church@camalott.com.

 St. Nicholas', Midland  to Host Quiet Day, Dec 7

St. Nicholas' Church will host "a day of guided meditation and prayer to prepare for Christ's coming amongst us" from 9 AM to 3 PM at the church at 4000 W Loop 250 N.  The Rev. Canon David Veal will lead the retreat on "The Traditional Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell."  For additional information contact 915.6948856 or onefisher@earthlink.net
 

 Bishop's Appointments

Mrs. Sandy Tisdale of St. Nicholas', Midland,  Director of Midland Big Brothers/Big Sisters, has accepted Bishop Ohl's appointment as Chair of the Happy Camp Board.  Archdeacon Dana Wilson, and Carolyn Hearn and Anne Jones of Lubbock have also accepted appointment to the Board.  Persons interested in the Happy Camp ministry please contact Archdeacon Wilson at 915.699.4322 or dana@marshill.com.

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Congratulations and best wishes to the Rev. Robert McNaul (retired, Amarillo) and Nancy Jane Rock who will be married on Dec 28.  The couple will be at home at 1909 Camino Mirada, Las Vegas, NV 89031-1096, 702459.3255.

Happy Camper Fritz Jackson  died Nov 8 from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car in late summer.  Those wishing to assist with Fritz's burial expenses please send your donation  to the Diocese of NWTX noted for Fritz Jackson.  Burial will be Saturday, Nov 16 from 1st Baptist, Lubbock.

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman) continues to recuperate and will go to Houston for a checkup Nov 15.

Chester Whitfield, husband of the Rev. Mary Whitfield  (Copper Breaks) continues to battle a recurrence of lymphoma.

 Upcoming Events

 Church Pension Group  PLANNING FOR TOMORROW CONFERENCE, NOV 22-23
 Contact Edna Chambers - edna@nwt.org
 806.763.1370 x 201.

Trinity Church Wall Street, SPIRITUAL FORMATION CONFERENCE,
Camp Allen, Texas, April 7-11, 2003. 
For details:  trinitywallstreet.org/spiritualformation and summit@trinitywallstret.org.  To register:   936.825.7175.
 

 Planning Ahead - 2003 Youth Events

Jan 17-19:      Midwinter, BQCC
Feb 7-9:         Happening, BQCC
Mar 7-9:         Spring Fling, BQCC
Contact the Rev. John Watson, stpeters@arn.net, 806.353.9594


 2003 United Thank Offering Grant Forms Available
 Contact Carolyn Hearn, diocese@nwt.org or 806.763.1370

The new UTO Chair for Northwest Texas is Carolyn Goebel of St. Paul's, Lubbock, 2325 61st, Lubbock 79412, 806.795.2975.  All future Ingathering Funds are to be sent to Carolyn Goebel beginning with Fall 2002.

 

Cursillos 2002-2003
 November Cursillo Canceled
 #63-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton
 Ultreya - Dec 15, St. Peter's, Amarillo, 3:45 PM
Contact Mel or Jane Barnes  barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

 

The Adventure in Churches by Nov. 24

Please pick up your free copy of The Adventure at your church.  Articles include: Convention Highlights, Jackie Batjer travels to Colombia & Brazil,  Loaves & Fishes Grants, The Anglican Church in Moscow, Sr. Brigit-Carol SD, Living our Diocesan Vision Statement, Articles of Religion-Part 2, Quiet Day in Sweetwater, Opportunities to Study On-Line and more!
 Next Submission Deadline - February 10, 2003.  Send articles & photos to ministry@nwt.org.

Also, The Adventure is now available as part of the Diocesan Web Site, at http://www.nwt.org/adventure1.htm



 

 Planning Ahead - 2003 Special Events

Feb 1:             Bishop's Academy, Heavenly Rest, Abilene
Feb 8:             Bishop's Academy, St. Christopher's, Lubbock
Feb 15:            Bishop's Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland
Feb 22:            Bishop's Academy, St. Peter's, Amarillo
Apr 25-27:      Clergy Spouses' Conference, BQCC
May 3:            General Convention Deputy Orientation, Oklahoma City
May 25:          Grace, Vernon, 50th Anniversary Celebration
May 31:          Exploration of Vocation Day,  St. Paul's, Lubbock
Jul 30-Aug 8: General Convention, Minneapolis, MN
Sep 15-18:     Clergy Conference, BQCC
Sep 29-21:     ECW Conference, BQCC
Sep 21: St.     Matthew's, Pampa, 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

 Calendar

November

16-20  *SCMD, Phoenix
21  *Standing Committee, HEC, 1 PM
22-23  *Planning for Tomorrow Conf, Lubbock
22-24    Fall Festival, BQCC
24  VISITATION, Dalhart, St. James
25  Insurance Committee Conference Call 2PM
26  *St. Andrew's, School, Amarillo
28  Thanksgiving, HEC Closed
29  HEC Closed
30  *Josie Rose Ordination, St. John's,   Odessa, 11 AM


December

1  Bishop Ohl's Sabbatical begins (to May 1)
6-7  Deacon Formation, Lubbock
7  Daughters of the King, HEC, 9 AM-12 PM
24-1/31  HEC Closed

January

10-11  Deacon Formation, Lubbock
16  Companion Diocese Committee, HEC, 1-3
17-19  Mid-Winter, BQCC
18  Catechist Training, HEC, 9 AM - 2 PM
20  HEC Closed - Martin Luther King Day
21  Standing Committee, HEC
25  Executive Council, Lubbock

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 132 October 15, 2002

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

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

 


ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION

A New Creation in Christ
October 25-27, Odessa

The 44th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, hosted this year by the Permian Basin Deanery churches, will begin with Evensong at 7 pm, Friday, Oct 25, at St. John’s Church, 401 N County Road West in Odessa. A reception will follow at the church. Prior to Evensong, a group photo of diocesan clergy (vested) will be taken at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary at St. John’s. The Rev. Eric H. F. Law, consultant and trainer in multi-cultural organization development and Missioner for Congregation Development of the Diocese of Los Angeles, will preach at Evensong and will address the Convention and lead the workshops Saturday morning.

The opening business session will begin Saturday at 8:30 am at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 6201 Hwy 80 in Odessa. Introductions, elections and workshops highlight the morning’s schedule, and the Bishop’s Charge will be presented Saturday afternoon. Over 25 booths and exhibits will be on site. Following dinner at the Holiday Inn, a special production of "Shadowlands" will be staged at the Globe Theater. Reports from the Seminary of the Southwest and the Companion Diocese will be featured Sunday morning prior to the Convention Eucharist, UTO Ingathering, and ordinations to the diaconate of Janice Byrd, Connie Fowler and John Marshall of St. Mary’s, Big Spring; Tom Burns of Holy Trinity, Midland; and Jessie Vaughn of Grace, Vernon, at 10:30 am at the Holiday Inn. (Note: the time of 10 am on the ordination invitations is incorrect.)

 


 

Episcopal Theological Seminary
of the Southwest News

Installation of New Dean: The Very Rev. Titus Presler will be installed as fifth dean and president on Nov. 13 at a Festival Eucharist for the Mission of the Church, 7:30 PM, Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin. The Rev. Mano Rumalshah, general secretary of the London-based United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Preshawar in Pakistan, will preach. The Rev. Claude Payne, Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, will preside. The public is invited. For information on Dean Presler go to etss.edu/Presler.shtml New Mission Personnel Office: The Episcopal Church Center and its Anglican and Global Relations Cluster has opened an extension of the Mission Personnel Office at the Seminary. The MPO oversees the recruiting, screening, training and support of Episcopal missionaries, long-term appointed, shorter-term Volunteers for Mission, or age 18-30 Young Adult Service Corp. The first training program will be January 18-30. The Rev. Jane Butterfield, MPO Director, is the wife of incoming dean, Titus Presler, and was a DFMS missionary in Zimbabwe with Dean Presler and their children in the mid-1980s. The number of Episcopal missionaries serving around the world has doubled since Butterfield became director in 1999. Website offerings: Check out the Seminary’s newly-redesigned website at www.etss.edu. The pull-down menu links to: LUSTRE link within the library menu with an exhaustive list of websites categorized; Sermons and Lectures within Campus Life has great sermons and the Blandy Lectures on youth and the church; Curriculum has a page for an online course from history professor Alan Gregory, and Dean Notes to keep up to date with the new dean. A virtual tour of the ETSS campus is also available.

Contact: Bob Kinney at bkinney@etss.edu, 512.472.4133 x343

 

Child Sexual Abuse in Church Settings:
Prevention and Responsibility

Thursday, November 7, 7-9 pm at St. Paul’s, Lubbock, or

Saturday, November 16, 9 am - 12 pm, Canterbury, Lubbock

Designed especially for those in the church who work with youth such as Sunday school teachers, EYC leaders, and for those who need to be certified for insurance purposes. No charge.

Contact amwanasek@ev1.net or canterbury@nwt.org.

 

 

Fall Rally for High School Students

November 22-24 at BQCC

Let My Light Shine Bright

$75. Contact the Rev. John Watson or Scott Lee

at 806.353.9594, stpeters@arn.net

 

Church Pension Group

PLANNING FOR TOMORROW CONFERENCE

Holiday Inn Hotel, 801 Ave Q, Lubbock

Nov 23, 9 AM - Noon

For all retired clergy: Info on Medicare Supplemental

registration forms are in the mail

Nov 22-23.

For all active clergy of the diocese

return registration forms as soon as possible

Contact Edna Chambers - edna@nwt.org

806.763.1370 x 201.

 

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

2003 General Convention Prayer Vigil

for Northwest Texas, October 16, 2002

2003 Prayer Vigil dates for Northwest Texas are February 7 and June 5. To sign up contact your church office and for more information please contact Mr. Bill Gilmore at WGilmorejr@aol.com, 915.686.7744

 

"Healing into Love" Retreat
with Paula D’Arcy

Emmanuel Church, San Angelo
November 15-16

Contact: john@emmanuel-sa.org or 915.653.2446

 

Trinity Church Wall Street
Spiritual Formation Conference
Camp Allen, Texas, April 7-11, 2003

Keynoters will be: Phyllis Tickle, Alan Jones, Fr. Thomas Keating, and Joan Borysenko. The week long conferences are structured around daily keynote addresses and a wide variety of workshops. For detail: trinitywallstreet.org/spiritualformation and summit@trinitywallstret.org. To register: 936.825.7175.

 

Bishop’ Academies Offered in 2003
Day of Information and Conversation

The Bishop’s Academy for Vestries and Bishop’s Committees will be offered in each deanery in February of 2003. See the Special Events Calendar in this issue for dates and locations.

Leadership: Creating a framework for mission and ministry.

Polity: What’s the difference between a vestry and a board of directors?

Tending to Business: Audits.

Effective Meetings: planning, communication and follow-up. Information especially for wardens and new vestry members: sharing good experiences, receiving assistance on current projects and situations. Cost $15 for materials and lunch. Contact:

Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org or 806.763.1370 ext 206.

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Youth Events

Jan 17-19: Midwinter, BQCC

Feb 7-9: Happening, BQCC

Mar 7-9: Spring Fling, BQCC

Jun: Summer Youth Camps (to be announced)
 


2003 United Thank Offering
Grant Forms Available

Contact Carolyn Hearn, diocese@nwt.org or 806.763.1370

The new UTO Chair for Northwest Texas is Carolyn Goebel of St. Paul’s, Lubbock, 2325 61st, Lubbock 79412, 806.795.2975. All future Ingathering Funds are to be sent to Carolyn beginning with Fall 2002.

 

Cursillos 2002-2003

ULTREYA, October 20, 3:45-5:00, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

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

#64-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman) continues to recuperate at home after chemo and radiation therapy in Houston.

Chester Whitfield, husband of the Rev. Mary Whitfield (Copper Breaks) has had a recurrence of lymphoma.

Deacon Don Webb (Colorado City) is home after two stays in the hospital for blood clots and congestive heart disease.

The Rev. Steve Birdwell (retired, Abilene) has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Cassie Terry, 94, widow of long-time BQCC manager Curtis Terry, died Sept 24 in Kerrville.

Noreen Gregory, mother of Alan, mother-in-law of the Rev. Leslie Gregory (Crane) died Sept 21 in Kansas.

Amber Sturgess, formerly of St. Stephen’s, Lubbock, is a seminarian from NWTX at CDSP and Head of Access Services at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library in Berkeley.

Congratulations and best wishes to the Rt. Rev. Sam B. and Mrs. Isabelle Hulsey on their marriage Sept 21 at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth. The couple is at home at 801 Hillcrest, Fort Worth 76107, 817.738.1182.

Welcome back to the Rev. William Tapley (St. James’, Monahans ‘87-‘94) and Joyce who have retired in Midland from the Diocese of West Texas (1604 W Kansas, 79701, 915.684.6002, planejet@apex2000.net). Bill and Joyce are new grandparents of twin boys born Sept 4.

To contact the Rev. Mike Ehmer at the Hulsey Episcopal Center: 806.763.1370 ext 203 or mehmer@nwt.org.

 

Planning Ahead - 2003 Special Events

Feb 1: Bishop’s Academy, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Feb 8: Bishop’s Academy, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock

Feb 15: Bishop’s Academy, Holy Trinity, Midland

Feb 22: Bishop’s Academy, St. Peter’s, Amarillo

Apr 25-27: Clergy Spouses’ Conference, BQCC

May 3: General Convention Deputy Orientation, Dallas

May 25: Grace, Vernon, 50th Anniversary Celebration

May 31: Exploration of Vocation Day, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

Jul 30-Aug 8: General Convention, Minneapolis, MN

Sep 15-18: Clergy Conference, BQCC

Sep 29-21: ECW Conference, BQCC

Sep 21: St. Matthew’s, Pampa, 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

Calendar

October

16 NTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer     General Convention Prayer Vigil

16 *St. Andrew’, Amarillo, Dedication, PM

16-17 *Clergy Small Group VIII, BQCC

19 *Good Shepherd, Brownfield, 7 PM, 50th Anniversary Celebration

20 *VISITATION, Lubbock, St. Stephen’s

23 *CREDO Regional Forum, Dallas

25-27 *Annual Diocesan Convention, Odessa

28 HEC Closed

30-11/1 *A028 Committee, Kansas City
 

November

1 Commission on Ministry - CANCELED

2 Loaves and Fishes Board, HEC, 10 AM

BQCC Board, St. Paul’s, Lubbock 10 AM

Catechist Training, HEC, 9 AM-2 PM

Happy Camp Board, Midland

8-9 Executive Council Retreat, BQCC

8-9 Deacon Formation, Lubbock

8-10 Happening, BQCC

10 VISITATION, Amarillo, St. Peter

11 Insurance Committee, HEC, 10 AM

12-13 *Clergy Small Group IX

13 *ETSS Installation of New Dean, Austin

14-15 *ETSS Trustees, Austin

16-20 *SCMD, Phoenix

22-23 *Planning for Tomorrow Conf, Lubbock

24 VISITATION, Dalhart, St. James

28 Thanksgiving, HEC Closed

29 HEC Closed

30 *Josie Rose Ordination, St. John’s,

Odessa, 11 AM

December

1 Bishop Ohl’s Sabbatical begins (to May 1)

 

 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 131 September 15, 2002

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


2002 Annual Diocesan Convention

Registration packets for the October 25-27 Diocesan Convention have been mailed. If you have not received one, please contact Carolyn Hearn in the Diocesan Office.

Convention reports will be distributed at the September 16-19 Clergy Conference to then be distributed by each church. Report packets have been mailed to churches not represented at Clergy Conference.

The Rev. Eric H. F. Law to Keynote Convention

The Rev. Eric Law, consultant and trainer in multi-cultural organization development and Missioner for Congregation Development in the Diocese of Los Angeles, will preach at Evensong and address Convention on Saturday morning leading into the workshop sessions. Fr. Law’s ministry includes building inclusive community by helping educational, health care, and religious institutions address constructively issues of racism and cultural diversity. Fr. Law is an adjunct faculty member of the Seabury Institute, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry Program, McCormick Theological Seminary; ACTS Doctor of Ministry Program in Preaching, Chicago; Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio; and faculty, Building Bridges in Black and Brown Certification Programs. Fr. Law has also offered courses on intercultural leadership skills and multicultural congregation development at Vancouver School of Theology, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and Mount St. Mary’s College.

Fr. Law received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Master degree from the Episcopal Divinity School, and was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Central New York and Priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He is a photographer, a play write and composer of church music.
 

Nominees for Elected Offices

Trustee (one Lay to 2007)

John Caldwell, Emmanuel, San Angelo

Barton Cox, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Jack Curtis, St. Matthew’s, Pampa

Bill Fisher, St. Mark’s, Abilene

Wayne Jones, St. Barnabas’, Odessa
 

Standing committee - Clergy (one to 2005)

Mark Eldredge, St. Nicholas’, Midland

Scott Mayer, Heavenly Rest, Abilene


Standing Committee - Lay (one to 2005)

Leslie Boykin, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

Pat Russell, St. Paul’s, Lubbock

 

Ecclesiastical Trial Court - Clergy (one to 2004)

William Nix, Panhandle Regional Missioner


Ecclesiastical Trial Court - lay (one to 2007)

Bill Blissit, Good Shepherd, San Angelo

Harris Kerr, Holy Trinity, Midland

 

University of the South Trustee- Clergy (one to 2005)

David L. Veal, Interim Rector, St. Barnabas’, Odessa

Kathryn Lind, Emmanuel, San Angelo


University of the South Trustee - Lay (two to 2005)

Ken Baxter, St. Michael’s & All Angels’, Shamrock

Charmazel Dudt, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo

Norma Faubion, Emmanuel, San Angelo

Don Godlevski, St. Barnabas’, Odessa

Don Griffis, Good Shepherd, San Angelo

See the October "The Adventure" for additional information.



The Rt. Rev. George H. Quarterman

1906-2002

The Rt. Rev. George H. Quarterman, retired Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas and the oldest member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, died Saturday, September 7, at his home in Amarillo. He was 96. A requiem eucharist was celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, September 10, at St. Andrew’s Church in Amarillo, with the Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl, presiding. The burial office was conducted at 2 PM with interment at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. Bishop Quarterman was elected Bishop of the Missionary District of North Texas by the House of Bishops in 1946 while serving as Rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Amarillo, and was elected first Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas when the district became a diocese in 1958, serving until his retirement in 1972. He is survived by his wife, Billie, a son, Bill, a daughter, Ann, two granddaughters, two grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. A son, the Rev. George H. Quarterman, Jr., died in 1993.

Memorials may sent to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center, 232 E Cottonwood, Amarillo, TX 79108, to BSA Hospice, PO Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176, or to a favorite charity.

 

 

To Russia, With Love

The Rev. John Loving, Rector of Emmanuel, San Angelo, is taking services at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow from the 8th through the 22nd while its Rector, Canon Stephens OBE, goes on leave. Canon Stephens, the founder of "Compassionate Friends," a group offering support to parents who have lost children, will be the keynote speaker at their international conference in Australia. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is made up of families and individuals from the diplomatic and business communities from English-speaking countries around the world as well as a number of Anglican students from Africa studying in Moscow. Nancy Loving and Gary and Becky McClure, parishioners from Emmanuel, will arrive mid-September and will visit Emmanuel’s companion parish, St. Andrew’s Russian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, for three days. In between liturgical and pastoral duties, Fr. Loving will continue his study of the architecture, liturgy, and iconography of the Russian Orthodox Church.
 

Thank You from Heavenly Rest, Abilene

The congregation of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, offers thanksgiving to their brothers and sisters in Christ in the Diocese of Northwest Texas for the outpouring of support toward their Flood Relief Fund. With the gifts from around the diocese, the parish, and the ERD Fund, Heavenly Rest was able to distribute over $44,000 to assist in restoring the homes and lives of the families devastated by the flood.
 

The Adventure - October

The pre-Convention issue of The Adventure will be available in the churches October 10. Upcoming articles will include in-depth information on the diocesan convention including the schedule, the 2003 budget, nominees for elective offices, and the convention speaker. Additional articles will include Bishop Quarterman’s episcopacy, a trip to Spain by two Northwest Texas college students, the Episcopal Youth Event in Wyoming, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Q&A on the bishop’s sabbatical, and much more. Look for the October issue of The Adventure in your church October 10.

 

Trinity Church Wall Street
Spiritual Formation Conference
Camp Allen, Texas, April 7-11, 2003

With the mission to introduce lay and ordained church leaders to the latest and best methods of empowering the spiritual development of individuals and congregations, the Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street has announced it will hold one its highly-successful Spiritual Formation Conferences at Camp Allen, April 7-11, 2003. The 2002 conference at Kanuga was completely booked six months in advance. Keynoters will be: Phyllis Tickle, contributing editor in religion for Publishers Weekly; Alan Jones, Dean of Grace cathedral, San Francisco; Fr. Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk and leader of the Centering Prayer Movement; and Joan Borysenko, a former Harvard medical scientist and psychologist who describes herself as "minister to the church of the dropout."

The weeklong conferences are structured around daily keynote addresses and a wide variety of workshops. For details:
www.trinitywallstreet.org/spiritualformation and summit@trinitywallstret.org. To register: 936.825.7175.

Free Christian Education Materials

Free: Living the Good News for Years A, B & C for preschool through senior high; Redi-Cut Bible Stories for pre-school and young school-age, In the Beginning for junior high. Contact Claire Cowden at 806.763.1370 or ministry@nwt.org.

 

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
2003 General Convention Prayer Vigil
for Northwest Texas, October 16, 2002

2003 Prayer Vigil dates for Northwest Texas are February 7 and June 5. To sign up contact your church office and for more information please contact Mr. Bill Gilmore at WGilmorejr@aol.com, 915.686.7744

 

ECW Conference, Sept 20-22
Quarterman Conference Center
Growing Into Christ

Featuring the Rev. Margaret Guenther, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader and author, former Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary. Contact Linda Scarborough, 915.692.0044 or lscar2450@aol.com.

 

Province VII Synod, October 7-9
Kansas City, MO

Go Forth into the World

For more information on Synod or to receive the HUB, the Province VII newsletter, contact Vycke McEwan, Program Coordinator for Province VII, at vycke@email.com (new address) or 405.570.2483 or visit the Province VII website at www.province vii.org

 


 

Cursillos 2002

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

#64-July 24-27, 2003, Mercy Center, Slaton

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman) continues radiation and chemotherapy in Houston following surgery for the removal of a malignant tumor involving her trachea. Joan’s e-mail address is joanrudolph02@msn.com.

The Rev. Mike Ehmer’s (Llano Estacado Missioner) mother, Virgilee, died August 17 in Palaca, Florida.

Bishop Wallis Ohl has accepted the appointment of the Presiding Bishop to serve on the House of Bishops Resignation of Bishops Committee and on the Committee on Constitution of the House of Bishops for the General Convention.

Welcome to the Hulsey Episcopal Center, the Rev. Mike Ehmer, who will be in the diocesan office two days per week, which he previously spent in Lamesa and at St. Christopher’s, Lubbock. Mike is taking over some of the duties of the Canon to the Ordinary and will be managing administration.

Mr. Chris Wrampelmeier of St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, was made a Candidate for Holy Orders for the Permanent Diaconate by Bishop Ohl on August 8, 2002.

Congratulations to Will Liggett, son of Kathryn and Jim Liggett, and Daryk Scott, son of David and Denyse Scott, who have qualified for the Eagle Scout Award this year.

Congratulations to Josie Rose, Seminary of the Southwest, on her scholarship from the Hispanic Trust Fund.

 

Calendar

September


16-19 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

18 Companion Diocese, 1-3PM, HEC

20-22 *ECW Conference, BQCC

22 *VISITATION, Odessa, San Miguel

24-10/2 *House of Bishops, Cleveland

25 30 days to Annual Convention

28 Catechist Training, 9AM-2PM, HEC
 

October

2-3 *SCMD, Washington DC

4-5 Deacon Formation

5 Panhandle Deanery Convocation, St. Andrew’s, Amarillo

   Permian Basin Deanery Convocation, St. Nicholas’, Midland

6 *VISITATION, Big Spring, St. Mary

7-8 *Synod, Kansas City

12 Llano Estacado Deanery Convocation, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock 9 AM

13 *VISITATION, San Angelo, Emmanuel

    *Holy Trinity Building Dedication, 5 pm

15 *Trustees

16 NWTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer General Convention Prayer Vigil

16 *St. Andrew’, Amarillo, Dedication, PM

16-17 *Clergy Small Group VIII, BQCC

19 *Good Shepherd, Brownfield, 7 PM 50th Anniversary Celebration

20 *VISITATION, Lubbock, St. Stephen’s

25-27 *Annual Diocesan Convention, Odessa

30-11/1 *A028 Committee, Kansas City

 

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 130 August 15, 2002

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


Happy Camp 2002 Celebrates Freedom

Thirty-three children from around the diocese traveled to the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center to participate in this year’s Happy Camp from July 1 through July 5. The theme of Happy Camp, freedom, was explored throughout the week using the story of Exodus. On July 4, freedom was celebrated in all the traditional American ways. The week also included a trip to Wonderland Park. Happy Camp is growing and making a difference in the lives of the many children who attend. The Board of Directors and the staff of Happy Camp extend their gratitude to all who so generously gave of their own resources to make Happy Camp a continuing ministry in the Diocese of Northwest Texas.

Happy Camp is funded entirely by donations from the people and friends of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas and provides a summer camp experience for at-risk children in our communities who are not members of the Episcopal Church. Contact Archdeacon Dana Wilson,

dana@marshill.com or 915.699.4322

 

Episcopal Relief and Development Fund Responds to Abilene Flood

A $25,000 grant has been received from the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund to assist with recovery from the July 6 flood in Abilene. Episcopalians from around the diocese have also responded with generous donations to assist their brothers and sisters in need. The ERD has also granted $25,000 to the Diocese of West Texas to assist flood disaster victims and $25,000 to the Diocese of Colorado to assist fire disaster victims. Donations to ERD from generous Northwest Texans increased significantly last year. Please continue to support the Fund which enables the Episcopal Church to reach out at home and around the world whenever disaster strikes. For more information on the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or to learn how you may represent the Fund in your church, contact Mrs. Jane Barnes, ERD Diocesan Coordinator, at 806.799.6721, barnesj9@cox.net.

 


 

Texas Interfaith Public Policy Institute
St. Paul’s, Lubbock, Sept 21-22
Education and Advocacy Training for People of Faith

Explore public policy within the context of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Learn the front burner issues of the 78th Legislature convening January 2003. Find out how you can be involved in the legislative process. The 78th Legislature will allocate $100+ billion and decide which Texas have access to vital services. Workshops and conversation tables will address child and family welfare, criminal justice reform restorative justice, death penalty reform, gambling, ethics and campaign finance issues, state budget and the future of Texas, environmental issues, and civics for activists. Saturday schedule 9 AM - 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 9 pm. $25. For information and to register online contact texasimpact.com or phone 512.472.3903. Child care available for those who pre-register. Deadline Sept 1.

 


Parish and Mission Financial Audits Due Sept 1

Contact Edna Chambers, edna@nwt.org

 

 

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
2003 General Convention Prayer Vigil
for Northwest Texas, October 16, 2002

The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer will again sponsor a year-long Prayer Vigil in preparation for the 2003 General Convention seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit for bishops, deputies and administrators. Information and sign up sheets are available in your church office. 2003 Prayer Vigil dates for Northwest Texas are February 7 and June 5. For more information please contact the diocesan office or Mr. Bill Gilmore at WGilmorejr@aol.com, 915.686.7744

 

United Thank Offering
Spring Ingathering deadline August 30

Send checks to Meredith Maharg, UTO Chair, 1615 Englewood Lane, Odessa, TX 79761-3235.

 

St. Peter’s, Borger, 75th Anniversary Celebration September 14 & 15

stpete1@juno.com or 806.274.2944

 

 

ECW Conference, Sept 20-22
Quarterman Conference Center

Growing Into Christ

Featuring the Rev. Margaret Guenther, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader and author, former Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary. Contact Linda Scarborough, 915.692.0044 or lscar2450@aol.com.

 

 

Province VII ECW Conference
October 6 & 7, 2002
Kansas City, MO

Contact Linda Brown, 918.457.4964

 

Province VII Synod, October 7-9
Kansas City, MO

Go Forth into the World

For more information on Synod or to receive the HUB, the Province VII newsletter, contact Vycke McEwan, Program Coordinator for Province VII, at vycke@email.com (new address) or 405.570.2483 or visit the Province VII website at www.province vii.org.

 

National Acolyte Festival
Washington National Cathedral - Oct 12

nationalcathedral.org/worship or edow.org or 202.537.3122

 

 

2002 ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION CALENDAR
 

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: August 26

REPORTS TO CONVENTION DEADLINE: August 26

PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS: Sept 8

 


Catechist Training, HEC
o
ver four Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM

September 28, and November 2, 2002
January 18, and March 8, 2003

Cost: $20 per session for lunch and materials
Registration Deadline: September 20

Questions & Registration: Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206

 

BQCC SUMMER CAMP SCRAPBOOK

BQCC.ORG OR NWT.ORG

 

Cursillos 2002

#62-September 12-15, BQCC, Amarillo

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

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

 

The Mandala Center

Winds of Change, 8/23-25, Paula D’Arcy, $300. Working Grace: Transforming the Workplace, 9/20-22, Bob Stice and Zane Reeves, $250. Hearing God’s Call, 9/27-29, W. Gaye Brown, Bob Stice, $250. The Spirit’s Language: The Healing Power of Sacred Poetry, 10/11-13, John Fox, $300.A Weekend Taize Experience, 11/1-3, Brad Berglund, $260. Being Enough in God: The Spirituality of Women, 11/8-11/10,Nance Martin-Coffey, Christy Shain-Hendircks, $250. PO Box 158, Des Moines NM 88418, 505.278.3002

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Joan Rudolph (Coleman) is undergoing six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in Houston following surgery for the removal of a malignant tumor involving her trachea. Her e-mail address is joanrudolph02@msn.com.

Chester Whitfield, husband of the Rev. Mary Whitfield (Copper Breaks), is recuperating at home after being hospitalized for congestive heart disease and pneumonia.

The Rev. Charles Wilson (retired, Amarillo) is recuperating from cataract surgery on his right eye August

Congratulations to Deacon Greg Sinclair (St. Mark’s, Abilene) who has completed his Masters in Counseling and Human Development in preparation to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.

 

Forward Movement Publications New Website
www.forwardmovement.org

 

Episcopal Edition Ordo Kalendar

Full listing of feasts and devotional days, lessons and Psalms for Sunday and major feast days, references.
$5.00 ashbypublishing.com or 800.413.2220

 

Real Help for Real Issues

www.congregationalresources.org

 

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

Medieval Frescoes from the Vatican Museums
vaticanexhibit.org 806.749.2549

 

 

CALENDAR

August 2002

13 *Trustees, 10 am, HEC

  *Constitution and Canons, 2:30 pm, HEC

17 *Loaves and Fishes Board, HEC, 10 AM

24 Permian Basin Deanery Convocation, St. Barnabas’, Odessa

26 60 days to Annual Convention  Nominations Deadline

28 Nominating Committee (t), 10 am, HEC

30-9/2 *Chicago - wedding

 

September 2002

1 Financial Audits Due

4 *ETSS, Dallas

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

6 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

6-7 Deacon Formation

7 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

8 *VISITATION, Quanah, Trinity

10-11 *Clergy Small Group VII

12 *St. John’s School, Abilene

12-15 Cursillo, BQCC

14-15 *VISITATION, Borger, St. Peter75th Anniversary

16-19 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

18 Companion Diocese, 1-3PM, HEC

20-22 *ECW Conference, BQCC

22 *VISITATION, Odessa, San Miguel

24-10/2 *House of Bishops, Cleveland

25 30 days to Annual Convention

28 Catechist Training, 9AM-2PM, HEC

October 2002

4-5 Deacon Formation

6 *VISITATION, Big Spring, St. Mary

7-8 *Synod, Kansas City

13 *VISITATION, San Angelo, Emmanuel

*Holy Trinity Building Dedication, 5 pm

15 *Trustees

16 NWTX Anglican Fellowship of Prayer General Convention Prayer Vigil

16 *St. Andrew’, Amarillo, Dedication, PM

16-17 *Clergy Small Group VIII, BQCC

19 *Good Shepherd, Brownfield, 7 PM 50th Anniversary Celebration

20 *VISITATION, Lubbock, St. Stephen’s

25-27 *Annual Diocesan Convention, Odessa

30-11/1 *A028 Committee, Kansas City

 

New e-mail address for Panhandle Regional Missioner, Bill Nix is nix.ranch@sbglobal.net.

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 129 July 15, 2002

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


Catechist Training Hulsey Episcopal Center

Over four Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM

September 28, and November 2, 2002

January 18, and March 8, 2003

Catechists are persons who introduce others to the Episcopal Church & help them grow in Christian discipleship. Catechists lead or assist clergy in leading Catechumenate, Confirmation, or Inquirers' classes; Baptismal preparation; and new member mentoring.

Topics Include: Holy Scripture, Worship, The Book of Common Prayer, Theology of Baptism and Confirmation, Ways of Praying, & Methods of Teaching. Participants will develop a Course of Study appropriate for their local churches.

Cost: $20 per session for lunch and materials

Registration Deadline: September 20

Questions & Registration: Claire Cowden, ministry@nwt.org, 806.763.1370 x 206

Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.

2 Timothy 2: 1-2

 

Illuminating the Word  
Art Exhibit on the Web

Highly recommended by Claire Cowden is the newest online exhibition of the Episcopal Church and Visual Arts entitled "Illuminating the Word." Thirteen artists have created responses to biblical and liturgical texts. This is the seventh exhibition since the site was launched in Advent 2000 to encourage visual arts in the church’s life and worship. To view the exhibit, visit www.ecva.org.

 

ECW Conference, Sept 20-22
Quarterman Conference Center
Growing Into Christ

Featuring the Rev. Margaret Guenther, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader, and author, former Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary. Contact Linda Scarborough, 915.692.0044 or lscar2450@aol.com.

 

Province VII ECW Conference
October 6 & 7, 2002
Kansas City, MO

Contact Linda Brown, 918.457.4964

 

Go Forth into the World - 2020 in 2002
Province VII Synod, October 7-9
Kansas City, MO

For more information on Synod or to receive the HUB, the Province VII newsletter, contact Vycke McEwan, Program Coordinator for Province VII, at vycke@email.com (new address) or 405.570.2483 or visit the Province VII website at www.province vii.org.


St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Community
formed in Amarillo

On Sunday evening, July 7, Bishop Ohl met for prayers and hymns with the Rev. John Githiga and 52 members and guests of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Community in Amarillo. Hymns were sung in Arabic, French, Swahili, Lingala, and Dinka.

St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Community held its first congregational meeting March 10 at the home of Simon Aloak of Amarillo under the spiritual direction of the Rev. John Githiga, Vicar of St. George’s, Canyon. The brothers and sisters shared stories of how they fled from Sudan and of their arrival in the United States. St. Cyprian’s was officially organized and the first service was held on March 24 using the Episcopal liturgy and African Christian folk songs. The members of St. Cyprian’s are predominately Sudanese refugees and others are from Kenya, Liberia, Ethiopia, and the Republic of Congo. St. Cyprian’s hopes to become a mission in the Diocese of Northwest Texas which will nurture, reconcile and orient African Christians. St. Cyprian’s will meet at the Community of Grace United Methodist Church, 1525 N Grant, in northeast Amarillo at 6:15 on Sunday evenings. Contact the Rev. John Githiga, 806.655.3121, stgeorges@amaonline.com.

 

Episcopal Center Staff In House

The diocesan staff will be training on the Shelby Accounting System, July 22 and 23. Phone calls will be forwarded to voice mail on those days.

 

ANNUAL CONVENTION CALENDAR

 

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: August 26

REPORTS TO CONVENTION DEADLINE: August 26

PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE: Sept 8

EXHIBITS REGISTRATION: otexgrandma@aol.com

or 915.366.1171

 

 

Cursillo Calendar

Ultreya, Holy Trinity, Midland, July 14, 6:30 PM

Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, August 10, 10 AM

Cursillos 2002

#62-September 12-15, BQCC, Amarillo

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

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

 

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

Medieval Frescoes from the Vatican Museums
http://www.vaticanexhibit.org/    806.749.2549

 

Bishop’s Appointments

The Rev. Canon David and Mrs. Sue Veal and Mrs. Jackie Batjer have been appointed Judicatory Assembly Representatives for the 2003 Annual Assembly of the Texas Conference of Churches which will be held in Austin February 17 and 18, 2003. The theme will be "Racial Justice: Learning and Repentance - Steps Toward Wholeness."

Free Episcopal Software

www.ssministry.com

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

The Rev. Steve Birdwell (Abilene) is recuperating at home from angioplasty following a heart attack on June 26. 266 Elm Cove Circle 79605, 915.673.8885.

The Rev. Scott and Kathy Mayer’s home was heavily damaged by recent flooding in Abilene and the homes of many Episcopalians were also damaged. A fund has been established at the Church of the Heavenly Rest to aid victims of the flooding. 602 Meander, Abilene 79602, 915.667.2091

Congratulations and best wishes to the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey and Isabelle Newberry who will marry September 21 at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth.

WELCOME to the Rev. William K. and Marilea Daugherty
who have recently retired in San Angelo. Fr. Daugherty is a retired college professor, former non-stipendiary in the Big Bend Regional Ministry of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, volunteer chaplain at Big Bend Regional Hospital and Hospice of the Big Bend. He has served on the Board of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and spends the largest part of his time and energy dedicated to study and work in the healing ministry. William and Marilea grew up in Pecos, have been married 52 years, have two children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bishop Ohl has licensed Fr. Daugherty as a Chaplain in the San Angelo Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and for supply in Northwest Texas. 5205 Oak Grove Blvd, San Angelo 76904, 915.949.2943, wkd@wcc.net.

WELCOME also to Sister Brigit-Carol, SD, a Solemnly Professed Solitary Religious, who is now canonically resident in Northwest Texas living as a hermit at the Vigeat Radix Hermitage near Santa Anna. Sister spends her days in a monastic fashion, praying the Divine Office, making intercessions, reading, studying, doing manual labor and crafting Anglican Prayer Beads (which will be available in the exhibits area at Annual Convention) to help support herself. Sister has a special call to pray for the episcopacy of the Episcopal Church and clergy and congregations in her diocese and for those who solicit her prayers. Blessed James DeKoven is her patron and she is known as a Solitary of DeKoven, hence the postnomials, "SD." You are welcome to send prayer requests to Sister Brigit-Carol at Vigeat Radix Hermitage, 1101 County Road 204, Santa Anna 76878 or vigeat.radix@web-access.net. Web page: solitariesofdekoven.org.

Congratulations to Ryan Kuratko of St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, a student at Northwestern University, who was recently elected to the Board of the Episcopal Society for Ministry in Higher Education. Ryan, a philosophy major at Northwestern, has served as an advocate for campus ministry at General Convention and in the Diocese of Chicago, is a leader at Canterbury Northwestern, and spent a semester of study at the Divinity School of the University of Edinburgh last fall.

 

CALENDAR

HEC In House Shelby Training, July 23-23

Budget Committee, August 8, 10 AM, HEC

Episcopal Compensation Committee, Aug 16, 10 AM, HEC

Loaves and Fishes Board, Aug 17, 10 AM, HEC

July 2002

15-23 *Bishops’ Trail Ride, Episcopal Youth Event, Laramie, WY

22-23 HEC Staff In House

23-28 Episcopal Youth Event, Laramie, WY

27 90 days to Annual Convention

30 Standing Committee, HEC, 10 AM

 

August 2002

3 Deacon Formation, HEC, 9AM-3PM

7 *Convention Planning, HEC, 10 AM

8 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

10 *Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, 10 AM

13 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

17 *Loaves and Fishes Board, HEC, 10 AM

26 60 days to Annual Convention

30-9/2 *Chicago - wedding

 

September 2002

4 *ETSS, Dallas

5 *Executive Council

6 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

7 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

8 *VISITATION, Quanah, Trinity

10-11 *Clergy Small Group VII

12 *St. John’s School, Abilene

12-15 Cursillo, BQCC

14-15 *VISITATION, Borger, St. Peter 75th Anniversary

16-19 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

18 Companion Diocese, 1-3PM, HEC

20-22 *ECW Conference, BQCC

22 *VISITATION, Odessa, San Miguel

24-10/2 *House of Bishops, Cleveland

25 30 days to Annual Convention

28 Catechist Training, 9AM-2PM, HEC

October

5 Evangelism Conference, St. Nicholas’, Midland

6 *VISITATION, Big Spring, St. Mary

7-8 *Synod, Kansas City

13 *VISITATION, San Angelo, Emmanuel

15 *Trustees

16 *St. Andrew’, Amarillo, Dedication, PM

16-17 *Clergy Small Group VIII, BQCC

19 *Good Shepherd, Brownfield, 7 PM

20 *VISITATION, Lubbock, St. Stephen’s

25-27 *Annual Diocesan Convention, Odessa

30-11/1 *A028 Committee, Kansas City 

 

 



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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 128 June 15, 2002

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

About The Newsletter

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

 


Nominating Committee Receiving Nominations for 2002 Elections

The 2002 Nominating Committee is receiving nominations for elections for the 2002 Annual Diocesan Convention.

Diocesan offices to be filled are:

Standing Committee to 2005: one clergy, one lay

Trustee to 2007: one lay

Ecclesiastical Court to 2007: one lay

Ecclesiastical Court to 2004: one clergy

University of the South Trustee to 2005: one clergy, one lay

Nomination forms have been mailed to all clergy, congregations, committee chairs, and to members of the Executive Council, Standing Committee, and Board of Trustees, and are available from the diocesan office. The deadline for submitting completed nomination forms to the diocesan office is August 26.

Serving as the Nominating Committee for 2002 are the dean, chair and vice chair of each deanery.

 

Reports to Convention 2002 Due Aug 26

Reports to the 2002 Annual Diocesan Convention are due in the diocesan office by August 26 for inclusion in the convention packet. Reports should be typed, single space, submitted on a disc or via e-mail to diocese@nwt.org.

Petitions, Memorials and Resolutions Due September 8

Petitions, memorials and resolutions, other than courtesy resolutions and resolutions from deanery convocations, are due in the diocesan office by September 8. Deanery convocations should send written copies of their resolutions to each congregation in the diocese and the diocesan office at least 14 days (by October 11) prior to the opening session of Convention.


CAMP QUARTERMAN 2002

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

Primary - June 9-15

Junior High - June 23-29

Senior High - June 16-22

Contact Brant or Courteney Gill 806.383.6878 www.bqcc.org

 

Cursillo Calendar

Ultreya at St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, June 19, 3PM.

Ultreya, Holy Trinity, Midland, July 14, 6:30 PM

Cursillo Secretariat, St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, August 10, 10 AM

Cursillos 2002

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

#62-September 12-15, BQCC, Amarillo

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

Contact Mel or Jane Barnes barnesj9@cox.net 806.799.6721

 

Pentecost Peace Packets Available

The Pentecost Peace Packets "Act Now for Peace in the Middle East" are available for use during this Pentecost season from Episcopal Peace Fellowship. The packet includes action suggestions, discussion guides, worship suggestions, General Convention resolutions, organizational links, and messages from Bishop Riah and Presiding Bishop Griswold. Information is available on line at wepsicopalchurch.org/peace-justice/index.html.

 


ECW Conference, Sept 20-22 
Quarterman Conference Center

The Rev. Margaret Guenther, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and widely sought retreat leader, will be the speaker at the 2002 Episcopal Churchwomen’s Conference. Her books include Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Director, Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Direction for the Second Half of Life, and The Practice of Prayer which is part of the New Church’s Teaching Series. $75, scholarships available. Contact Linda Scarborough, 915.692.0044 or lscar2450@aol.com.

 

Daughters of the King Assembly, Sept 21
Quarterman Conference Center

The diocesan chapter of the Daughters of the King will hold their fall assembly at 4 PM September 21, in conjunction with the ECW Conference. The Rev. Margaret Guenther will present a seminar on "Spiritual Horizons."

 

Go Forth into the World - 2020 in 2002
Province VII Synod, October 7-9
Kansas City, MO

Northwest Texas Lay and Clergy Deputies and ECW representatives will be attending the Province VII Synod in Kansas City, October 7-9. The Synod conference is open to all who minister in the Episcopal Church. Those who wish to know more about the 20/20 Vision of the Church will find the even of particular interest. For more information on Synod or to receive the HUB, the Province VII newsletter, contact Vycke McEwan, Program Coordinator for Province VII, at vycke@email.com (new address) or 405.570.2483 or visit the Province VII website at www.province vii.org.

 

Inventing the Wheel Conference
Mission, Money and Power
July 12-14, Chicago

The 2002 Inventing the Wheel Conference sponsored by the Stewardship and Discipleship Office of the Episcopal Church will be held at the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago. The event will focus on money. Presenters will discuss the relationship between fund-raising and theology, fund-raising as ministry, and will focus on the ways in which money shapes our lives. Contact Terry Parsons, Missioner for Stewardship and discipleship, stewardship@episcopalchurch.org or 800.334.7626.


Episcopal Center Staff In House

The diocesan staff will be training on the Shelby Accounting System, July 22 and 23. Phone calls will be forwarded to voice mail on those days.

Convention Exhibit Forms Available

Groups or persons wishing to reserve an exhibit space for the 2002 Annual Convention should contact Exhibits Chair Sondra Hubble, for application forms. We are blessed this year with an attractive, accessible and spacious exhibit area at the convention site. Contact otexgrandma@aol.com 915.366.1171.

 

 

Prayers and Thanksgivings:

Loaves and Fishes Fund as of May 30 $28,387

Happy Camp Fund as of May 30 $15,417

The Companion Diocese will send Haley Hilliard of Heavenly Rest, Abilene, and Elizabeth Jones of St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, to the Diocese of Spain, July 29-August 15.

Deacon Les Jackson of St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, is the new Executive Director of Bethphage, an affiliate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church which serves and advocates for people with disabilities. For information on Bethpage contact Les at jjackson@bethphage.org or 806.794.9334

Godspeed to Clint Hagen, Youth Minister at St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, who has accepted a full-time teaching position at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin. Clint has also served on the Youth Committee of the Diocese.

Godspeed to Kerry Davis of St. Nicholas’, Midland, former Lay Director of the Cursillo Secretariat, who is moving to Oklahoma. And thank you and welcome to Mel and Jane Barnes of St. Christopher’s, Lubbock, the new Co-Lay Directors for the Cursillo Secretariat, who have served on several Cursillo teams and were co-rectors for Cursillo #59, "Fishers of Men" in Sept of 2001.

 

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

vaticanexhibit.org 806.749.2549

The diocesan office has available a few reservations for the exhibit at 10 AM on Thursday, June 27, which we will gladly share on a first call, first serve basis. Contact Carolyn Hearn, diocese@nwt.org or 806.763.1370

 

CALENDAR

HEC In House Shelby Training, July 23-23

Budget Committee, June 20 and August 8, 10 AM, HEC


June 2002

9-15 Primary Camp, BQCC

11-19 *Niobara Convocation, SD

16-22 Senior High Camp, BQCC

20 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

21-23 *Michael Pipkin Ordination, DC

23-29 Junior High Camp, BQCC

25-28 *SCDM, Salt Lake City, Utah

27-30 Cursillo, San Angelo

30 VISITATION, Monahans, St. James’

July

1-5 Happy Camp, BQCC

15-23 *Bishops’ Trail Ride, WY

22-23 HEC Staff In House

23-28 Episcopal Youth Event, Laramie, WY

30 Standing Committee, HEC, 10 AM

August 2002

8 *Budget Committee, HEC, 10 AM

13 *Trustees, HEC, 10 AM

30-9/2 *Chicago - wedding

September 2002

4 *ETSS, Dallas

5 *Executive Council

6 Commission on Ministry, HEC, 10 AM

7 BQCC Board, HEC, 10 AM

8 *VISITATION, Quanah, Trinity

10-11 *Clergy Small Group VII

12-15 Cursillo, BQCC

15 *VISITATION, Borger, St. Peter 75th Anniversary

16-19 *Clergy Conference, BQCC

18 Companion Diocese Committee, HEC

20-22 *ECW Conference, BQCC

22 *VISITATION, Odessa, San Miguel

26-10/2 *House of Bishops, Cleveland

October

6 *VISITATION, Big Spring, St. Mary

7-8 *Synod, Kansas City

13 *VISITATION, San Angelo, Emmanuel

15 *Trustees

16 *St. Andrew’, Amarillo, Dedication

16-17 *Clergy Small Group VIII, BQCC

 

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