Welcome to the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas --a place where the vast open plains are as wondrous as the big sky above! As depicted in the pectoral cross of Bishop J. Scott Mayer, the stars, moon, and sun are representative of the beauty one may find in this region of Texas. The landscape, covering 77,000 square miles is as diverse as the cities and people, with the canyons and rangelands of the Staked Plains; agricultural fields abounding; and the rough and ready country of the Rolling Plains. The people here are known for their warm and friendly smiles, making one feel like an old and trusted friend.
It is with great sadness the Bishop's Office reports the death of a longtime and faithful friend, Ruth Ann Choate. Ruth Ann is the wife of the diocesan Chancellor, Tom Choate, and a member of Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene. She died on the morning of August 18th, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas after a lengthy illness.
A funeral service is planned for Friday, August 22nd, at 10:30a.m., at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene. The Rev. Luke Back, Rector of Heavenly Rest, will celebrate, and the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas will preach. The service will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.
Please keep the Choate family in your prayers.
Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord: and let light perpetual shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
(BCP p. 486)
Last Updated on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
2014 Fall Women's Retreat
Written by Nancy Igo
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Stories of our Lives
2014 Women’s Retreat
A retreat exploring and celebrating the common themes and digressions of our spiritual journeys while sharing biblical, faith, and personal stories, equipping us to share our own stories