The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas, is thrilled to announce plans for the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the The Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, to visit the Diocese of Ft. Worth and the Diocese of Northwest Texas in early April. He will visit Ft. Worth first, then make his way to our diocese to visit two locations - Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, followed by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Amarillo.
Holy Trinity in Midland is planning to rent a bus to transport parishioners and interested parties to Abilene, for the events held there. If interested, please contact Holy Trinity in Midland, at 432-683-4207, for details.
The current plans are as follows:
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will visit the Diocese of Northwest Texas, on Sunday, April 9, at Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene. He will then visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo on Monday, April 10. Both events are open to the public. In order to help those planning the meals, please rsvp to the church hosting the event you plan to attend. Links are provided above if you prefer to email the administrators. Phone numbers are listed below.
Below is his schedule:
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene, Texas (325-677-2091)
3:30 pm Open House / Docents lead tours of Nave and Gerhart Hall
4:00 pm Diocesan clergy gather with Bishop Curry (Lower Level Parish Hall)
5:00 pm The Presiding Bishop Speaks (Nave)
6:00 pm Catered supper (Parish Hall)
Monday, April 10, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo, Texas (806-376-6316)
4:30 pm Diocesan clergy gather with Bishop Curry (St. Catherine’s Room)
5:30 pm Catered supper (St. Andrew’s School)
7:00 pm The Presiding Bishop Speaks (Nave)
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It is with profound sadness that we share the death of a greatly beloved deacon from Northwest Texas. Deacon Roland Rose, formerly of Andrews and Midland, died Saturday, July 9th, at 9:30am, following surgery for a broken leg. His health, which had been fragile for some time, declined quickly after the surgery.
Deacon Roland is known for his faithful work with the summer camp program at Quarterman Camp and Conference Center, known later as Quarterman Ranch. He researched and developed Promise Camp, a summer camp program for children of the incarcerated after seeing a need for ministry to the children of those persons he served in prison ministry. He served as its chair for six years and directed the summer camp arts and crafts activities at Quarterman Ranch for ten years. Promise Camp eventually became two camps after the closing of Quarterman Ranch. Promises for Families, a foundation operated by Katy Hoskins of Sweetwater, was a spin off of Promise Camp, as is Promise Project, a camp for at-risk children in the northern Panhandle, which was initially developed from the Promise Camp idea by Deacon Todd Baxley. Deacon Roland greatly impacted the lives of at-risk children of this area in a positive and loving way by allowing them to enjoy life without stress for a short time, when they could actually be "kids" and enjoy the things children enjoy. An article about the ministries of Deacon Roland and his wife, Doña Josie, appeared in the March 2011 edition of The Newsletter. The article is available by following this link.
In the wake of the violence in Paris this past weekend, several governors, including the governor of Texas, have stated they will not accept Syrian refugees into their states. While states do not have the authority to overrule the federal government on the admission of refugees, a principle established by more than one Supreme Court decision and by the Refugee Act of 1980, state officials may be able to make the work of refugee resettlement more difficult.