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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 64 March 26, 1999

 

La Consulta Will Meet April 13-15 in San Angelo

The Spring meeting of the International Episcopal Border Consultation (La Consulta) will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in San Angelo April 13-15 (Tuesday - Thursday). Guest speakers will be the Rev. Ted Copland and Bro. David Dalton of St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Sarasota FL. They will be reporting on The Haling Mission, which is a prayer ministry in the church. It is a three-room building dedicated as a place of quiet prayer and healing. As many as 3000 visitors each year are ministered to in this place. Healing is one of the major points of the mission statement of this parish. Sacramental Anointing and Laying on of Hands are offered at all Sunday Eucharists and two weekday services.

***

Cristo Rey, the church building being built by a cooperative of the U.S. diocese and Northern Mexico in Cuauhtemoc, is nearing completion. $5000 in additional funding is needed to complete the effort. When the project is complete, a building to house 200 worshippers will have been constructed for $30,000 - one-third of which was provided by the Diocese of Northern Mexico.

The Rev. Greg Spinks, a deacon serving the growing congregation at Cuauhtemoc, has written two installments of an insightful and moving narrative of the life of the Cristo Rey congregation. His entries are called Good News from Cristo Rey and are published in the newsletter of La Consulta.

 

***

The Consulta is free of charge and open to all interested individuals - lay and clergy. You do not have to speak Spanish to attend. Participants in The International Episcopal Border Consultation come primarily from Texas, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico, from large churches and small missions, with a common desire to affirm unity and celebrate diversity within the Anglican community. The Rt. Rev. German Martinez (Anglican Church, Northern Mexico) is the convenor of La Consulta. For more information, including homes available for overnight stay, contact Glenn Polhemus (915) 468-3011.

 

Icons Retreat Attracts Participants from Across the Diocese

Episcopalians learning about icons took over the ranch house at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center from Friday to Sunday, March 5-7. Two priests were teachers and another was chaplain. The Rev, Bill Nix of Amarillo and the Rev. David Krause of Lubbock were the instructors and the Rev. Canon David L. Veal served as chaplain for the conference.

In addition to learning about the history and spiritual dimensions of icons, the group turning the dining room into a workshop where each participant could produce and icon of St. Michael the Archangel. Another room, isolated from the others, became a quiet space with icons, lighted by votive candles, available for study or prayer.

The conference was sponsored by the diocesan Spiritual Development Committee, which is chaired by Amanda Palmer of Canyon. Participants, in addition to the priests and Palmer, were Pat Epley, Pauline Hefley, Patsy Masterman, Puddin Nix, Ann Piggott, Kevin Sides, and Doug Voran, all of Amarillo; Jean Money of Big Spring; Judy Flanders of Borger; Annell Cockrell, John Cockrell, Margaret Kelso and Pat Kelso, all of Canyon; Leslie Gregory of Crane; Judy Morris of Midland; Ben McIntyre and Nancy McIntyre, of Spearman; and Dina Neal of Vernon.

 

(Thanks to Patsy Masterman)

 

Youth Committee, EYC Executive Committee Set Meeting Dates

The Youth Committee has announced the following dates for meetings: In 1999: Sept 18, Nov 6, and Dec 4. In 2000: Feb 12.

The EYC Exec has selected the following dates for youth events: Fall Rally, Oct 15-17; Fall Festival, Nov 12-14; Midwinter, Jan 21-23, 2000; Spring Fling, Mar 10-12, 2000.

 

A Report from the Clergy Deployment Officer

The Episcopal Church is facing an imminent clergy shortage. Just a few years ago when we did a clergy available search for a parish that was looking for a priest, we could come up with scores of well-qualified and available clergy. Those numbers are dwindling rapidly. Today, I am told there are less than 300 priests in the entire Episcopal Church under the age of forty !

Attracting and keeping excellent clergy in Northwest Texas is a continual problem. Although we know that our big corner of the world is a marvelous place to live and raise a family, most Episcopal clergy come from cities and towns in the East and Southeast, and they often have a very skewed picture of life on the high plains of the "wild West."

The median compensation for clergy in our diocese is $ 42,185. This figure includes only cash stipend and housing. When it comes to what we pay our clergy, we rank 73rd among the 100 diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States. Believe it or not, some 18 years ago we were ranked 1st in the nation. Today, all our surrounding diocese provide for their clergy better than we do: The median income of clergy in the Diocese of Texas is $51,254. In Dallas, it is $46.058, in West Texas $44,,508, and in Ft. Worth $44,403. The national median is $47,004. In 1998 only 7 of our 30 clergy made more than the national median. When we adjust for a lower cost of living in our area, we do some better. We ranked 59th in the nation when the relative cost-of-living is factored in.

Are you doing anything in your parish to encourage bright and talented young people to consider a call from God's church? Is your parish compensating your rector in an amount commensurate with his/her level of professionalism and work?

The Rev. Canon David L. Veal

 

 

 

Happening #21

 

April 30 - May 2 $35

St. Barnabas Church Odessa

Call Lauren Weaver (915) 697-6193

for information or registration

 

 

 DATEBOOK REVIEW

MARCH

26 Fri Commission on Ministry meets, 10:00 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock (thru Sat)

27 Sat Youth Confirmation Comm meets, 10:30 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. George's, Canyon

 

APRIL

2  Fri Diocesan Offices Closed, Good Friday/Easter

13 Tue La Consulta Spring Gathering begins Good Shepherd, San Angelo (thru Thu)

14 Wed Companion Diocese Comm meets, 1:00 pm Hulsey Episcopal Ctr

16 Fri Standing Committee meets 1:30, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

17 Sat BQCC Governing Board meets, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

18 Sun Bishop's Visit: Heavenly Rest, Abilene

19 Mon Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, Quarterman Conference Center (thru Thu)

22 Thu Bishop's Visit: St. Peter's, Borger (pm)

24 Sat Finance Committee meets, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

24 Sat ECW Board meets, St. Paul's, Lubbock

25 Sun Bishop's Visit: Holy Trinity, Midland

26 Mon Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group IV at the Hulsey Ctr (thru Tues)

28 Wed Bishop's Visit: St. Mark's, Coleman

29 Thu Bishop's Visit: St. Luke's, Childress (pm) 30 Fri Happening : at St. Barnabas' Odessa (thru Sun)

30 Fri Clergy Spouses Conference, Quarterman Conference Center, (Thru Sun)

 

MAY

2 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Andrew's, Amarillo (visitation & groundbreaking)

4 Tue Standing Committee meets at the Hulsey Ctr, 1:30 pm

5 Wed Constitution and Canons Committee meets, 1:00 pm, Hulsey Ctr, Lubbock

7 Fri        Commission on Ministry meets, 10:00 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock (thru Sat)

9 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Paul's on-the-Plains, Lubbock

11 Tue Trustees meet Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

13 Thu Executive Council meets 16 Sun Bishop's Visit: Good Shepherd, San Angelo

18 Tue ETSSw Board and Commencement, Austin

20 Thu All Saints' School Graduation, Lubbock,

23 Sun      Bishop's Visit: St. John's, Odessa

25 Tue Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group V at the Hulsey Ctr (thru Wed)

31 Mon    Diocesan Offices Closed, Memorial Day

 

 


 

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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 63 March 12, 1999

 

 

Bishop Quarterman Conference Center Summer Camps for 1999

 

Math and Science Camp I & II June 13 - 19

(campers entering grades 2-6) $ 175.00

More math games, mathematical tricks and math tournaments using skill, luck and strategies! Cooking with math and science that's fun and even delicious! Discover "kitchen chemistry" as well as having time to set up and demonstrate science experiments. Other camp activities include: music, arts & crafts, swimming, organized games, etc. Leadership: Bonnie Snell, Ann Thayer, Stacy Harwell, Karl Witt

Theatre Camp I & II June 13 - 19

(campers entering grades 2-7) $ 175.00

Mime, role play, improvisation, interviewing, blocking, stage/theatre exercises and many more theatrical activities are in store for you. Other camp activities include: music, arts & crafts, swimming, organized games, etc. Leadership: The Rev. Marlene Tothill, the Rev. Liz Parker, the Rev. Andy Parker, the Rev. Richard Thayer.

Primary Camp June 20 - 26

(campers entering grades 3-5) $ 175.00

Campers at our Primary Camp have opportunities through arts & crafts, drama, activities, literature, swimming, music and organized games to discover, explore and celebrate the world of Jesus and our place in it. Leadership: The Rev. Clifton Mann, the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann, Liz Toombs, the Rev. Leslie Gregory.

Computer Camp June 20 - 26

(campers entering grades 5-8) $ 195.00

Hands on computer classes each day at St. Andrew's School PLUS camp activities and fun at the Conference Center including: music, arts & crafts, swimming, organized games, etc. Leadership: The Rev. David Krause, Mary Bush, the Rev. Jim Liggett.

Junior High Camp June 27 - July 3

(campers entering grades 6-8) $ 175.00

Campers at Junior High Camp will have the opportunity through arts & crafts, drama, games, swimming, music, and group dynamics to explore the times and places of Jesus. Leadership: The Rev. Bill Nix, the Rev. Stockton Williams, the Rev. Ned Creswell.

Senior High Camp July 4 - 10

(campers entering grades 9-college freshman)

$ 175.00 Campers will have an opportunity to spend a week with their bishop studying the life and times of Jesus while living and worshipping in a community of faith. Leadership: The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl, the Rev. Mike Smith, the Rev. Jeff Fouts.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMS AT THE BISHOP QUARTERMAN CONFERENCE CENTER, ASK YOUR CLERGY OR CALL (806) 383-6878

 

 

A Thank You Note

 

What a wonderful day! I want thank Bishop Ohl, Canon Veal, Edna Chambers and Claire Cowden for the lovely open house on Tuesday, March 2, and everyone in the diocese for a day I will always remember - the celebration of my 20th anniversary as "the bishop's executive secretary." I was overwhelmed with the all the lovely flowers and  plants, gifts, visits to the Episcopal Center, cards, phone calls and e-mails, and for your generous contributions to the purse, and I thank you. But most of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for the support I feel, for the fun I am having, for the love you show me, for your friendship, and for the opportunity to serve Our Lord and you in this wonderful place. Who would have guessed when I spent an overnight and went to church with a seventh grade classmate that I would find my spiritual home that day and that day would ultimately result in twenty years of being blessed in this way and by all of you. You are in my prayers daily and I ask your prayers for me and the work I have been given to do.

 

Faithfully and with love,

Carolyn

 

Continuing Education Opportunities Announced

Here is a digest of announcements received for retreats, camps, schools and seminars, for clergy or lay, to be held in Spring, Summer or Fall.

Galveston Island Getaway (Fundraiser) Galveston, TX
April 22 - April 26

" ... picnics, tours, beach walking, bird watching, dinners, historic homes tour and barbecue. Overnight accommodations provided by Island Episcopalians who are opening their homes for visitors ... to raise funds to aid Grace Episcopal Church sponsor youth camp scholarships, build a parish nursing program and upgrade the parish kitchen ... the neo-Gothic church was consecrated in 1895, and designed by Nicholas Clayton ..."

Dr. Sky Hoff, Grace Episcopal Church
(800) 663-4289

 

Two Seminaries Continuing Ed. Program

Camp Allen, TX  June 6 - June 10

Seminary of the Southwest and Virginia Seminary are co-hosts of this four-day, four-class program. Instructors are Pablo A. Jimenez of ETSS; Margaret Miles of Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Raymond Pickett of Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest; and Marjory Z. Bankson of Faith at Work.

The Seminary of the Southwest
(512) 472-4133 ex. 343

 

Advanced Degrees Program Sewanee, TN
June 23 - July 28

"The Doctor of Ministry program at the University of the South is one of the few in the U.S. which operates only during the summer months ..."

School of Theology, Sewanee, TN
(800) 722-1974

 

Church Leadership & Mission in the New Century Copper Mountain Resort, CO
Sept 27 - Oct 1

Dr. Kennon L. Callahan, author of Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, leads a seminar sponsored by Management for Ministry.

Management for Ministry, Georgetown CO
(303) 569-2291

 

 

DATEBOOK REVIEW

 

MARCH

13 Sat Panhandle Deanery meets (10:00, St. Matthew's, Pampa)

13 Sat Ordination of Bill Livingston & Michael Ehmer at Heavenly Rest, Abilene

14 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Mark's, Plainview*

17 Wed     Bishop and Mrs. Ohl visit the Diocese of Spain thru March 26 *

25 Thu Episcopal Schools Commission meets, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

26 Fri Commission on Ministry meets, 10:00 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock (thru Sat)

27 Sat Youth Confirmation Comm meets, 10:30 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. George's, Canyon

APRIL

2 Fri    Diocesan Offices Closed, Good Friday/Easter

13 TueLa Consulta Spring Gathering begins Good Shepherd, San Angelo (thru Thu)

14 Wed Companion Diocese Comm meets, 1:00 pm Hulsey Episcopal Ctr

16 Fri Standing Committee meets 1:30, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

17 Sat BQCC Governing Board meets, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

18 Sun Bishop's Visit: Heavenly Rest, Abilene

19 Mon Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, Quarterman Conference Center (thru Thu)

24 Sat Finance Committee meets, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

24 Sat ECW Board meets, St. Paul's, Lubbock

25 Sun Bishop's Visit: Holy Trinity, Midland

26 Mon Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group IV at the Hulsey Ctr (thru Tues)

30 Fri Happening : at St. Barnabas' Odessa (thru Sun)

30 Fri Clergy Spouses Conference, Quarterman Conference Center, (Thru Sun)

* = from Bishop Ohl's calendar

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 62 February 26, 1999

 

Lord,
you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up
you discern my thoughts from afar.

Psalm 139

SPRING FLING '99
for 7th - 9th Grade

March 12-14

At The Bishop Quarterman Conference Center

 

 

Cost of the weekend is $ 55.
Registration begins at 8:00 pm Friday, March 12
at the Conference Center, or in advance, by mail, to:

Kate Wiseheart; 2507 Douglas; San Angelo TX 76904.

Make checks payable to: EYC-NWT.

 

Clergy and Wardens have a letter from  the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann reviewing the expectations for adult sponsorship & participation at EYC events,   and a registration form.

 

 Highlights of the Texas Conference of Churches'  30th Assembly

 

The 30th annual Assembly of the TCC was held in Austin February 15-16. This year's theme was "For All the Saints" and special recognition was given to those who have exercised leadership in the TCC in the past.

* The Catholic Ecumenical International Bible Commentary was given a pre-publication premier presentation.

* The keynote speaker was the Rev. Dr. Tom Wilkens of Texas Lutheran College.

* The Fitzpatrick Award was given to the Rev. Bill McElvaney, a United Methodist Pastor who has been an ecumenical leader in Dallas for many years.

* Special recognition was given to previous TCC Presidents who were present, including the Rt. Rev. Willis Henton, former Episcopal Bishop of Northwest Texas. The Bishop and his wife Martha were in attendance and were awarded a plaque honoring their service in the cause of ecumenism in Texas.

* The conference sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Pablo Jimenez, a Disciples of Christ minister, and the Professor of Homiletics at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.

* Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston spoke to the Assembly on various social and ethical issues faced by the current legislature.

* The Rev. Canon David L. Veal reported on the 50th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches and its 8th Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe.

* The Rural Minister of the Year Award went to two pastors this year: the Rev. Bob Moon, Presbyterian minister in Hillsboro, and the Rev. Bill Hackett, Methodist minister in Gonzales.

 

News of the People

Prayers for: The Rev. Joan Rudolph, deacon to St. Mark's, Coleman, was taken ill Ash Wednesday and hospitalized. She was scheduled for by-pass surgery Thursday with Dr. Denton Cooley's team at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. Please keep Joan and Baker in your prayers ... The mother of Sheila Ohl, Audrey Byrd, had heart by-pass surgery Monday in Oklahoma City and was doing "swimmingly well" at press time according to Bishop Ohl ... Jackie Batjer (Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene) reports she is "only a little excited" to be blessed with twin granddaughters. Brooke and Blaire Batjer were born on Jackie's birthday !

 

CORRECTION: The new rector of St. Paul's, Lubbock is the Rev. Peter Fritsch. In Newsletter no. 61, Fr. Fritsch's name was misspelled.

 

Video of Mrs. Griswold's Visit to Honduras & Nicaragua is Available

"The Rope of Hope", a 30-minute video documenting Phoebe Griswold's journey to Central America in the wake of Hurricane Mitch is available for viewing across the diocese. The video will be of special interest to ECW members and other friends in the diocese of Bishop Leo and Diane Frade of Honduras. The production includes Mrs. Griswold's visit with the girls of "Our Little Roses" school, which is the focus of an on-going ECW fundraising campaign.

 

Virginia Chase of San Angelo (915-949-3205) and Barbara Fry of Lubbock (806-793-0052) each have copies of this video to lend to interested groups.

 

Deadline for Youth to Register for 1999 EYE Approaches

The diocese may register 12 youth and three adults to attend the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) July 27 - August 1 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Bishop Ohl will be in attendance.

The diocesan registration form, including an explanation of why the applicant would like to attend EYE 99 can be requested from and must be returned to Nancy McReynolds; 1721 28th St Lubbock TX 79411; (806) 765-7084. The official registration and $250 fee will be due by April 15.  

 

Retreat.

 Icons: Windows into Heaven A conference / retreat sponsored by the Spiritual Development committee of the diocese. At the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center next weekend. Registration $ 60. Call Dr. Pat Kelso for more information (806) 655-7516.

 

 

DATEBOOK REVIEW

 

MARCH

3 Wed House of Bishops, Camp Allen (thru Tues 3/9) *

5 Fri        Spiritual Development Retreat, (Icons) Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

10 Wed Bishop Ohl: Lenten Speaker St, Mary's, Big Spring *

11 Thu Sewanee, Archbishop of Canterbury Visits

12 Fri Spring Fling, Bishop Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

 

13 Sat Panhandle Deanery meets (10:00, St. Matthew's, Pampa)

13 Sat Ordination (to Diaconate) of Bill Livingston & Michael Ehmer at Heavenly Rest, Abilene (11:00 a.m. service)

14 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Mark's, Plainview*

17 Wed   Bishop and Mrs. Ohl visit the Diocese of Spain thru March 26 *

26 Fri      Commission on Ministry meets, 10:00 am   Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock (thru Sat)

27 Sat Youth Confirmation Comm meets, 10:30 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. George's, Canyon

 

APRIL

2 Fri Diocesan Offices Closed, Good Friday/Easter

13 Tue La Consulta Spring Gathering begins Good Shepherd, San Angelo (thru Thu)

14 Wed Companion Diocese Comm meets, 1:00 pm Hulsey Episcopal Ctr

16 Fri Standing Committee meets 1:30, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

18 Sun Bishop's Visit: Heavenly Rest, Abilene

19 Mon Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference,  Quarterman Conference Center (thru Thu)

23 Fri Happening (thru Sun)

24 Sat Finance Committee meets, 10:00 am,  Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

24 Sat ECW Board meets, St. Paul's, Lubbock

25 Sun Bishop's Visit: Holy Trinity, Midland

26 Mon Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group IV at the Hulsey Ctr (thru Tues)

30 Fri Clergy Spouses Conference, Quarterman Conference Center, (Thru Sun)

 

* = from Bishop Ohl's calendar

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 61 February 12, 1999

 


An Update from La Consulta on the Episcopal Church in Northern Mexico

The church in Cuauhtemoc now has floors, walls and windows. A group will be going down February 15 to put the roof on it. Then, at Spring Break kids from San Angelo and possibly Ft. Worth will go to paint and work on the interior.

We have two requests for assistance:

* Fr. R.J. Smith of San Andres Mission is in the roughest neighborhood in Monterrey. The cabs don't even like to go there. The kids do not have enough to do, so Fr. RJ has opened a gym in his parish hall. He has been overrun with kids who want to use the gym. He has one weight machine and a stationary bike. He is in desperate need of any sort of exercise equipment. If you have any sort of equipment that is not being used R.J. needs it in Monterrey. I will arrange to pickup any exercise equipment that anyone has. (Glenn Polhemus (915) 468-3011)

* Javier Valles has been blind since birth but can play the guitar and sing. He is one of the most faithful members of the choir at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Juarez. Javier wants more than anything a Bible that is written in Spanish in Braille. I have found where to buy one, but they cost $497 dollars. All who wish to help buy a Bible for Javier may send contributions to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3355 W. Beauregard, San Angelo TX 76904.

Also, the Spring Consulta Meeting will be held at Good Shepherd Church (San Angelo) April 13-15. The featured speaker will be Fr. Ted Copeland of St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Sarasota, Florida. He will discuss the healing ministry in his parish.

Glenn Polhemus

 

New Rector Arrives For St. Paul's-on-the-Plains, Lubbock

The Rev. Peter Fritsch celebrated Eucharist as the new rector of St. Paul's, Lubbock on February 7. He comes to Lubbock from Northern California, where he was vicar of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Rocklin CA. For six years, Fritsch led that congregation from a startup mission to 340 communicants. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1993, and is a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Fr. Fritsch and his wife Brenda have three children attending west coast colleges, and Brenda is pursuing a degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

 

Open House at the Hulsey Center to Honor Carolyn Hearn

Plans are set for an all day Open House celebration Tuesday, March 2 at the Hulsey Episcopal Center in Lubbock to mark Carolyn Hearn's 20th year of service as Executive Secretary to the bishop. Anyone who has not seen a copy of Bishop Ohl's letter setting the details of this event can call Doug Tow during the business day at (806) 894-3250 for the details.

 

Quality TV Alert: Jonathan Daniels Documentary Airs Feb. 25th

The Odyssey cable television network will broadcast "Here I Am, Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels" February 25 at 9:00 pm CST.

Daniels, a student at Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge MA, was killed by a white deputy sheriff in Hayneville AL in the summer of 1965. He had come to Alabama to help with black voter registration. The Bishop of Alabama later said of him: "He was not simply a civil rights worker who happened to be a Christian. He was a person whose mature formation in Christ led him to the prophetic ministry that led him to his early death." (Thanks to Canon Veal and Saints Galore!)

 

John Hines Preaching Award Established by Virginia Seminary

The recipient of the first John Hines Preaching Award will be chosen this liturgical year. The Award was established at the Virginia Theological Seminary to honor the compassion and prophetic power of Presiding Bishop Hines, leader of the Episcopal Church through turbulent times. The winning entry, selected by a prestigious jury, will be the text "where the prophetic voice is central within the sermon." Entries will be judged anonymously from type-written manuscripts submitted before December 31, 1999. The contest is open to any bishop, priest, deacon or lay person in the Episcopal Church. For a full copy of this announcement and submission details, contact the Newsletter Editor; 3615 42nd St; Lubbock TX 79413. (adventure@nwt.org)

 

Biennial Conference of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Set for San Antonio

The Diocese of West Texas and St. Mark's Church in San Antonio will host an Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Conference for Province 7 March 12 - 14. The biennial event, to be held at St. Mark's, will explore the theme: "Prayer and Contemplation, and God's Compassion." The Rt. Rev. Mark Dyer of Virginia Theological Seminary will be the keynote speaker and Sunday morning preacher. Cost of the conference is $15, which includes Saturday lunch. The Anglican Fellowship of prayer is an organization of the Episcopal Church which supports the Church with continual intercession and with regular conferences and retreats. For registration information Call Bobbye or Del Manion (210) 653-0506.

 

 

 

DATEBOOK REVIEW

 

FEBRUARY

12 Fri Missions Committee Weekend Retreat

13 Sat BQCC Governing Board meets, 10:00 am  St. Paul's, Lubbock (Schedule change)

13 Sat Llano Estacado Deanery meets, 9:30 am St. Christopher's, Lubbock

14 Sun Bishop's Visit: Good Shepherd, Brownfield

17 Wed Ash Wednesday, Diocesan Offices Closed

20 Sat Panhandle Deanery meets

22 Mon Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group II at the Hulsey Ctr, thru Tuesday

24 Wed ETSSw Board, Camp Allen (thru Friday) *

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Stephen's, Sweetwater

 

MARCH

1 Mon     1999 Diocesan Convention Planning 11:00 am, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

2 Tue Deans meet, 10:00 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

2 Tue Open House at the Hulsey Episcopal Ctr Celebrating C. Hearn's 20 years

3 Wed House of Bishops, Camp Allen (thru Tues 3/9) *

5 Fri        Spiritual Development Retreat, (Icons) Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

10 Wed Bishop Ohl: Lenten Speaker St, Mary's, Big Spring *

11 Thu Sewanee, Archbishop of Canterbury Visits

12 Fri Spring Fling, Bishop Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

13 Sat Ordination (to Diaconate) of Bill Livingston & Michael Ehmer at Heavenly Rest, Abilene (a.m. service - tentative                    schedule)

14 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Mark's, Plainview* (schedule change)

17 Wed   Bishop and Mrs. Ohl visit the Diocese of Spain thru March 26 *

26 Fri Commission on Ministry meets, 10:00 am  Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock (thru Sat)

27 Sat Youth Confirmation Comm meets, 10:30 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. George's, Canyon

 

APRIL

2 Fri          Diocesan Offices Closed, Good Friday/Easter

13 Tue La Consulta Spring Gathering begins Good Shepherd, San Angelo (thru Thu)

14 Wed Companion Diocese Comm meets, 1:00 pm Hulsey Episcopal Ctr

16 Fri Standing Committee meets 1:30, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

18 Sun Bishop's Visit: Heavenly Rest, Abilene

19 Mon Province VII Small Church Clergy Conference, Quarterman Conference Center (thru Thu)

23 Fri Happening (thru Sun)

24 Sat Finance Committee meets, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

24 Sat ECW Board meets, (NEW DATE) St. Paul's, Lubbock

25 Sun Bishop's Visit: Holy Trinity, Midland

26 Mon Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group IV at the Hulsey Ctr (thru Tues)

30 Fri Clergy Spouses Conference, Quarterman Conference Center, (Thru Sun)

* = from Bishop Ohl's calendar

 

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 60 January 29, 1999

 

Deadline Extended for Inaugural Visit to Companion Diocese

Northwest Texans have until February 15 to sign-up for a Spring Break tour of Spain. Travelling March 15-27 with Bishop and Mrs. Ohl, this group will be the first to represent the diocese in our new companion diocese agreement with the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church. The planned tour has been adjusted so the agenda is a bit "less hectic", but will include a visit in Seville while Bishop Lopez-Lozano and the leadership of the diocese conduct their annual Synod. For more information and reservations, contact a.s.a.p. Carolyn Hearn or Canon Veal at (806) 763-1370.

 

Icons: Windows into Heaven  Lenten Retreat at BQCC

A conference / retreat sponsored by the Spiritual Development committee of the diocese will be held March 5-7 at the Bishop Quarterman Conference Center. Icons: Windows into Heaven will be led by the Rev. William Nix (St. Andrew's, Amarillo) and the Rev. David Krause (Canterbury, Texas Tech).

Registration for the event is $ 68 per person, and is due by February 28. This includes lodging for two night, three meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday and supplies for creating icons. To register, send name, address and phone no., with a check payable to "Pat Kelso" to: Dr. Pat Kelso; 1207 Brookhaven; Canyon TX 79015. For more information, please call Pat Kelso at (806) 655-7516.

 

Seminary of the Southwest Hosts Vocational Discernment Weekend

The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest hosts its annual Visitors Weekend for prospective students March 26-27. The annual seminarian-organized event gives prospective students a look at the seminary's academic, worship and community life. Discussions ranging from vocational discernment and academics to spiritual formation and finances are part of the weekend. Opportunities to worship and talk with seminarians, faculty and staff will be plentiful.

"Are you being called? Might you be sent?" is the theme of this spring's Visitors Weekend. Registration is $25 per person or $35 for a family with a March 19 deadline. For more information, talk with your rector or vicar or contact Jan Wallace at the Seminary of the Southwest, 512-472-4133, ext. 346. Information on the weekend is also available on the seminary's web site: www.etss.edu.(courtesy of ETSS)

 

News of the People

On January 21, the Rev. Ruth Jones was installed as the new President and Chairman of the Board of the Lubbock Committee of Churches, a consortium of downtown churches dedicated to community service. Ruth is a deacon currently assigned to St. Paul's Church, Lubbock.... Carolyn Hearn's 20 years as Executive Secretary to the Bishop will be celebrated with a reception at the Hulsey Episcopal Center on Tuesday, March 2. Few lay leaders and clergy in this diocese remember that Carolyn was the youngest ever to serve among her peers (age 14) when she began her ministry in 1979. More details, and lies, in future Newsletters.

 

Background Check Service Now Available for Non-Profit Groups

The Volunteer Center of Lubbock, in cooperation with the Dallas County Volunteer Center and the Department of Public Safety, provides criminal background checks for nonprofit organizations dealing with vulnerable populations.

Several churches are participating in the program, as part of their commitment to providing a safe environment for children in their religious education programs. The initial cost of the program is $75, which includes training, software, and other materials, and each background check is $4. The Volunteer Center of Lubbock is the only volunteer center in the diocese that has elected to offer this program, but we will work with any church that is interested. Please call Louise Cummins at (806)747-0551 or inquire by e-mail to VCLubbock@aol.com for more information.

 

New Executive Director of Presiding Bishop's Fund Named

A vestry member from Connecticut, a native Nebraskan, and an experienced marketing and development executive, Sandra S. Swan was selected by Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold to head the PB Fund for World Relief.

Swan will bring to her new job a resume deep in experience in managing development programs, from the International Executive Service Corps to Barnard College to the National Corporate Theater Fund. In all those positions she directed large fundraising programs and activities and was involved in marketing strategy and the organizations' evaluation process.

She replaces Ann Vest, wife of the retiring bishop of Southern Virginia, who has acted as interim in the position since May 1. "I have loved working for the fund," Vest said,"though I didn't expect the worst disaster in 200 years (Hurricane Mitch) to strike on my watch." (from the Episcopal News Service)

 

Synod of Province VII Sets Dates for 1999 Meeting at Camp Allen

The deputies and alternates selected at the October diocesan convention in Big Spring will represent the diocese at the Synod for Province VII, to be held October 11-13, 1999 at Camp Allen in the Diocese of Texas. The keynote speaker for the event will be The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold III.

 

Archbishop Carey to Receive Honorary Degree from Sewanee

The Archbishop of Canterbury will visit the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee on March 11-12. The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Leonard Carey will receive an honorary degree, speak at a University Convocation, and visit the School of Theology. The special Convocation will begin at noon Friday, March 12, and is open to the public.

The University of the South was founded by leaders in the Episcopal Church in 1857 who sought to create a center of academic excellence in the South. Popularly known as Sewanee, the University continues to be owned by 28 Episcopal dioceses in 12 states. [including the Diocese of Northwest Texas] Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 25 colleges of liberal arts and sciences in the country, Sewanee is located on a 10,000-acre campus on the Cumberland Plateau. (courtesy of Communications, University of the South)

 

 

DATEBOOK REVIEW

 

FEBRUARY

2 Tue Trustees meet, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

4 Thu Executive Council, 10:00 am St. Paul's, Lubbock

6 Sat Lay Eucharistic Minister Training, 9:30 am Heavenly Rest, Abilene (Rescheduled)

7 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Mark's, Abilene

10 Wed Companion Diocese Comm meets 1:00 - 3:00, Hulsey Episcopal Center

12 Fri Missions Committee Weekend Retreat

13 Sat BQCC Governing Board meets, 10:00 am St. Paul's, Lubbock (Schedule change)

14 Sun Bishop's Visit: Good Shepherd, Brownfield

17 Wed Ash Wednesday, Diocesan Offices Closed

22 Mon Small Group Clergy Gathering, Group II at the Hulsey Episcopal Center, thru Tuesday

24 Wed ETSSw Board, Camp Allen (thru Friday) *

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Stephen's, Sweetwater

 

MARCH

1 Mon     1999 Diocesan Convention Planning 11:00 am, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

2 Tue Deans meet, 10:00 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

2 Tue Open House at the Hulsey Episcopal Center, Celebrating C. Hearn's 20 years

3 Wed House of Bishops, Camp Allen (thru Tues 3/9) *

5 Fri         Spiritual Development Retreat, (Icons) Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

11 Thu Sewanee, Archbishop of Canterbury Visits

12 Fri Spring Fling, Bishop Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

13 Sat Ordination (to Diaconate) of Bill Livingston & Michael Ehmer at Heavenly Rest, Abilene (a.m. service - tentative                    schedule)

14 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. Mark's, Plainview (schedule change)

15 Mon Companion Diocese Trip to Spain (thru 3/26)

26 Fri Commission on Ministry meets, 10:00 am, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

27 Sat Youth Confirmation Comm meets, 10:30 am Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

28 Sun Bishop's Visit: St. George's, Canyon

 

 


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NEWSLETTER OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE

OF NORTHWEST TEXAS

On The Web

Number 59 January 15, 1999

 

WhiteStone Ministry to Appear in Concert Across the Diocese

The music ministry WhiteStone begins a Northwest Texas mini-tour Saturday, January 30 at 7:00 pm at St. Christopher's, Lubbock (806) 799-8208. This nationally known and celebrated ministry of original music, powerful testimony, prayer and evangelism is an all-Episcopal group of six performers, including Jim and Joann Stone, formerly of St. Paul's Church, Dumas. The group will also appear Sunday, January 31 at 3:30 pm at St. Nicholas Church, Midland (915) 694-8856, and on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 pm at Good Shepherd, San Angelo (915) 949-6260. Call these churches for more information.


Registration Deadline Nears To Join First Trip to Spain

Spaces are still available for the March 15-27, 1999 introductory tour of Northwest Texas' new companion diocese - Spain. Reservations must be paid in full by February 2. The itinerary includes: Sunday worship at the Anglican cathedral in Madrid; an afternoon at the Anglican Cultural and Social Center at the university in Salamanca; and a journey to Santiago de Compostela - the site of the renowned shrine of St. James', one of the great pilgrimage sites of the Middle Ages. Cursillistas will remember that it was on the way to Santiago de Compostela that pilgrims wrote De colores. The trip includes many more cities and sites. $2155 double occupancy includes transportation, lodging, taxes & tariffs, a daily buffet breakfast, and a contribution to the work of the Episcopal Church in Spain. For more information and registration, call the diocesan offices (806) 763-1370.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Begins Next Week

January 17-25 is the international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Sue Veal, ecumenical officer for the diocese, reminds congregations to seek out opportunities to mark this occasion with other Christian congregations in your community. Some BCP prayers appropriate for Epiphany II & III are:

For the Church (p. 816)

For the Unity of the Church (p. 818)

Collects of Propers 6, 8 & 16 (pp. 178-81)

Prayer for the whole church (p. 528)

 

Return Trip to Kenya Planned for June 1999

Applications are currently being accepted for a mission trip to Kenya, East Africa. The trip is scheduled for two or three weeks in late May through the first part of June, 1999. The cost is $2600, which includes a $100 non-refundable registration fee. You are encouraged to give prayerful consideration to this opportunity to share in an experience of a lifetime.

The people of the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Kenya are praying for this visit. The only requirement is that you have a deep love of God and a desire to share that love with others. Contact Peggy Valentine for more details. peggyv@camalott.com or (915) 928-5805.

[Ed.'s note: The September Adventure featured some of the stories and photos from last summer's trip to Kenya by Northwest Texas Episcopalians]  

 

A Digest of National Church News

For a full copy of the feature articles from which the following digests were drawn, contact the editor (adventure.nwt.org.)

Executive Council takes strong stand against hate crimes at meeting in Oklahoma City

by James Solheim

(Episcopal News Service)

In response to a challenge from Pamela Chinnis, president of the House of Deputies, the Episcopal Church's Executive Council took a strong stand against hate crimes-and urged Congress to expand its definitions to include gender, sexual orientation and disability in their considerations of legislation. Chinnis laid down her challenge in remarks to the council's international and national concerns committee at a November meeting in Oklahoma City. As the basis for her comments, she cited institutional sexism, the shocking murder of a black man tied to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Texas, the savage murder of a gay student in Wyoming and the assassination of an abortion doctor in New York.

While admitting that "legislation does not change what's in people's hearts," Chinnis said that she hoped the Episcopal Church would "become more visible in the effort to reclaim the authority of Scripture from its misuse by the extreme right-wing" in its "evil cause."

 

Budget process refined

Council approved a new budget-planning process that will make it significantly easier for General Convention to respond to emerging mission priorities. Dean M.L. Agnes, chair of the council's administration and finance committee, said that the process has been staff-driven in the past. "The process is too detailed and there is little opportunity to respond to requests and proposals" that emerge at General Convention. Under the new plan, council will assume primary responsibility for the budget, using information prepared by the staff, and it will set mission priorities and draft a budget for the next triennium by the end of next year.

Church leaders take hard look at congregational ministry

by Margaret S. Larom (with Jerry Hames)

(Episcopal News Service)

More than 160 leaders with a passion for congregational vitality spent an intense 48 hours in October envisioning ways to build the Episcopal Church's capacity for ministry in the next eight years.

The purpose of the conference was to seek common ground and action. There was real energy for a variety of agendas - and that drew a word of caution from Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, who shared in every minute of the exercise. In a brief homily in the closing Eucharist, he warned against being "so driven by a multiplicity of agendas that we forget the context."

Using the "Future Search" process, consultant Helen Spector and her team shaped and reshaped participants into groups large and small. The process was designed to help them find kindred spirits, and action plans began to take shape in at least 14 categories:

--Making disciples of all Episcopalians

--Building vocations among young adults

--The Hispanic church for the next millennium

--Understanding our diversity and learning to embrace it

--New liturgies for the next generation

--Reforming the priestly vocation

--Small churches

--Developing lay and clergy leadership

--Black churches

--Double membership by 2020

--Evangelism

--Gay and lesbian ministries

--A church engaged with the world beyond it

--Finding the resources to do it all!

 

Presiding bishop's wife gets a first-hand look at Central America's recovery from Hurricane Mitch

by Nan Cobbey and Kathryn McCormick

(Episcopal News Service)

In her first solo journey abroad representing her husband, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, Phoebe Griswold, joined by Ann Vest, interim director of the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief; the Rev. Canon Ricardo Potter-Norman, of the Episcopal Church's Office for Anglican and Global Relations, and Nan Cobbey, features editor for Episcopal Life newspaper, visited a number of sites in Honduras and Nicaragua to see how people were responding to the devastation caused by the hurricane last October.

As she walked through the rubble-strewn streets and makeshift shacks in hurricane-battered Honduras on December 11, Griswold tried to deliver a simple message: "We are one family." She delivered it in many ways-in hugs that she gave mothers who had lost children, in listening as strangers recounted painful stories of loss, in acts of spontaneous generosity, and even in the simple gifts she gave those who had shown courage or leadership during the crisis that has taken more than 10,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

 

 

DATEBOOK REVIEW

JANUARY

15 Fri Mid-Winter (High School) Conference, Quarterman Conference Center

16 Sat Chairs of Committees and Commissions Meeting, 10:30 - 3:00, St. Paul's Church, Lubbock

16 Sat Daughters of the King Assembly, Holy Trinity, Midland

18 Mon Diocesan office closed, MLK Day

18 Mon Youth Confirmation Committee meets Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

23 Sat Lay Eucharistic Minister Training, 9:30 am Holy Trinity, Midland

23 Sat Prison Ministry Committee meets Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

29 Fri Standing Committee meets 1:30, Hulsey Episcopal Ctr, Lubbock

29 Fri Order of St. Luke Conference on Healing, Good Shepherd, San Angelo (thru Sun)

30 Sat Spiritual Development Comm meets (10 - 3:00 ) Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

 

FEBRUARY

2 Tue Trustees, Hulsey Episcopal Center, Lubbock

4 Thu Executive Council, Lubbock

6 Sat Lay Eucharistic Minister Training, 9:30 am Heavenly Rest, Abilene (Rescheduled)

10 Wed Companion Diocese Comm meets 1:00 - 3:00, Hulsey Episcopal Center

12 Fri Missions Committee Weekend Retreat

13 Sat BQCC Governing Board meets, 10:00 am St. Paul's, Lubbock (Schedule change)

17 Wed Ash Wednesday, Diocesan Offices Closed

24 Wed ETSSw Board, Camp Allen (thru Friday) *

 

MARCH

4 Thu House of Bishops, Camp Allen (thru Mon) *

5 Fri        Spiritual Development Retreat, (Icons) Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

11 Thu Sewanee, Archbishop of Canterbury Visit *

12 Fri Spring Fling, Bishop Quarterman Conference Center (thru Sun)

13 Sat Ordination (to Diaconate) of Bill Livingston & Michael Ehmer at Heavenly Rest, Abilene (a.m. service - tentative)

14 Sun St. Mark's, Plainview, Bishop's Visitation (schedule change)

* = from Bishop Ohl's calendar

 

 


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