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.
Sharing a meal and stories of our faith across the diocese.
The story of Pentecost in the Book of Acts (2:1-4) tells us that on that day “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” The Day of Pentecost, this year June 8th, recalls that giving of the Holy Spirit and reminds us that we are called to be faithful people whose lives are guided by that same Spirit.
The question for us is: what difference has that made? What impact has our faith had on our lives? On May 15, members of our parishes across the diocese, as well as members of parishes from the Diocese of Texas and the Diocese of West Texas, will gather in local small groups to reflect on this question. The evening will begin with a simple meal in parishioner homes across the diocese. Then group members will respond to conversation-openers designed to elicit stories about how they see God at work in their lives.
On this evening of Sharing Faith, it is our hope that we will all experience a deeper understanding of our lives as people of faith.
Episcopal Office of Communication provides daily live, on-demand webcasts of Holy Week, Easter services
[April 3, 2014] On a daily basis, the Episcopal Church Office of Communication will offer live webcasts and on-demand airings of Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter services from churches throughout New York City (Diocese of New York).
All live webcasts will be available hereand here. The services also will be available on demand.
“Holy Week, from a Palm Sunday procession through the streets of Manhattan to a glorious Easter Vigil with a bonfire, allows us to share a depth of worship experiences to the wider church,” noted Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia Services. “It's also a way for those who might be unable to attend in person to attend virtually and still feel a part of this sacred time of year.”