|St. Elisabeth's & Christ the King Episcopal Church||
St. Elisabeth's & Christ the King is a small, yet friendly and family oriented congregation in The Episcopal Church in North Texas.
We are a member congregation of The Episcopal Church, governed by The General Convention and under the care of our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. We are directed by The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Provisional Bishop of Fort Worth and pastored by The Rev. Sandra Michels, priest-in-charge. We are located very near the Joint Reserve Base off of River Oaks Boulevard (Highway 183) on the west side of Fort Worth. Parking is around in back of the church. Come visit us; we'd love to see you!
By Br. David Vryhof | September 13, 2009 | 29
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Listen again to the words of our epistle lesson from The Letter of James as paraphrased by Eugene Peterson in The Message:
“A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything – or destroy it!
“It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke…”
All are welcome here!
Come Worship with Us!
Dear Parishioners of St. Elisabeth and Christ the King,
I want you all to know about the other churches in this area and how you might visit them, either in person or virtually. I know that it is not as simple to “church shop” in these days of COVID, but churches are beginning to open up, and it will get easier as the days go on.
Please understand that the churches on this list are the only ones in this area that are part of the Episcopal Church you know and love. The Texas Supreme court says that the Iker congregations may call themselves “Episcopal”, but just using that name does not make them a part of the Episcopal Church, so don’t go by the name a church may use on their website. (They also use the name Anglican Church in North America, but since they are not in communion with Canterbury, they are not really Anglican either.)
I encourage you to check out these churches during the Easter season, which lasts from Easter, April 4, to Pentecost, May 23, and see which seems most comfortable to you. My goal is for everyone to find a worshipping community by Pentecost Sunday. If I can help you in this, just call or text or email me.
May God’s grace and love go with you on your journey.
Faithfully in Christ,
for the Episcopal Church in North Texas
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Rector The Rev. Christopher Jambour
web address: www.asecfw.org
All Saints is meeting in person at the Chapel of All Saints’ School, 9700 Saints Circle, Ft. Worth, 76108, starting on Easter Sunday. The school is located just past the junction of I 30 and 820, a little hard to get to, but worth the effort. Their service times are 9:00 and 11:15, with Christian Education in between. They also have numerous virtual meetings, including Morning and Evening Prayer and Bible Study. There are numerous outreach activities that are ongoing and many opportunities to get involved.
Trinity Episcopal Church 3401 Bellaire Dr. So. Ft Worth, TX 76109
Rector The Rev. Robert Pace
web address www.fortworthtrinity.org
Trinity is one of the churches that has not lost their building. The church is licated just across from the stadium at TCU. Their main service is at 9:30 on Sunday and is found online on both Facebook and YouTube. After this service there is a Zoom offering they call Equipped for Ministry that would give you a chance to get to know some of the parishioners. There is also an in person service, outdoors for now, but probably moving indoors soon, at 12:30.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, TX 76248
Interim Rector The Rev. Ronald Pogue
web address www.stmartininthefields.org
St. Martin’s is also still in their building. At this time they are livestreaming their Sunday Morning Eucharist at 10:30 on Sunday, and also broadcasting it to the parking lot on FM radio. They bring Communion to those who are in cars. They will begin to move inside soon. There is a virtual coffee hour on Zoom a 11:45, which would give you a chance to meet new people. There are also a couple of book studies and Bible studies each week, and they broadcast Morning Prayer at 9:00 each weekday.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church Welcomes you!
We are currently worshipping online and in our parking lot on Sundays starting at 10:30 am. To view our services live at 10:30, please click here: stmartininthefields.org/livestream/
Or visit our YouTube page anytime to view past services.
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If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Martin’s please use this form:
We offer many ways for you to connect and get involved at St. Martin’s
Here are just a few:
Sundays at 7 pm
Weekdays at 9 am
Sister of the Spirit book group
Mondays at 1 pm on Zoom
Good News Garden
Our Community Garden
Or visit our website anytime:
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX 76010
Rector: The Rev. Kevin Johnson
web address www.stalbansarlington.org
St. Alban’s has been meeting in Theatre Arlington since the split, and so they are not affected right now, although they will have to move across the street while some work is being done on the theater. They worship at 10:00 on Sunday morning with a livestream service that is also broadcast in the parking lot. People come to the church and either sign on to watch with their phones or listen on their car radios. Evidently there is a delay between the Facebook broadcast and the radio, as there also is at St. Martin’s, but people adjust to it. There is a Zoom coffee hour after the broadcast, and some people sign on in their cars, some at home.
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
905 S. Church Street, Decatur, TX 76234
Priest in Charge The Rev. Tony Hiatt
web address www.wisecountychurch.org
This is the newest congregation in the Diocese, meeting in a small but historic building in Decatur. Their worship is at 10:00 on Sunday, and they join the Diocesan worship service on line. They will soon begin to meet in person at the church, outside at first then moving into the building when it is safe.
St. Christopher Episcopal Church
Rector The Rev. Bill Stanford
web address www.stchrisfw.org
St. Christopher’s is losing their building, and has been offered space at St Matthew’s ELCA Church, where they will be for the immediate future.
As of now they are livestreaming their 10:00 Eucharist on Facebook. They also have a Zoom Coffee Hour after the service. I’m including a letter from St. Christopher’s sent to all of you:
Dear Members of St. Elizabeth and Christ the King,
We are devastated by the recent decision of the US Supreme Court not to hear our case. Just like you we are facing eviction from our place of worship and are uncertain what lies ahead. Our spirits are low here at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and we’re certain yours are as well. However, our faith in God as Easter people has shown us hope for our future. We have found a place of welcome in St. Matthew’s ELCA Church (5709 Wedgwood Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76133) where we have been invited to house until we find a permanent location. Not only will we hold worship services, but they are assisting us with space for our preschool.
When it becomes impossible or too difficult to worship together at St. Elizabeth and Christ the King, we at St. Christopher invite you to gather with us to worship and fellowship together as we navigate both of our corporate futures in this journey of the unknown for the remaining time in our building and/or in our new transitional location. We desire to grow in Christ with St. Elizabeth and Christ the King on our journeys.
We gather on Zoom and Facebook live at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. Children’s Sunday School is also on Zoom at 9: 30 am. Easter our service will be at on both medias at 10:30 am with no children’s Sunday School. Send a request to Tara Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 817-926-8277 to receive the link and readings. You may also contact us if you have questions or want more information.
May the joy of Christ’s resurrection fill our hearts, give us hope, and guide us along the Way.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. William T. Stanford, Rector Martha A. (Marti) Fagley, Warden
St. Christopher Episcopal Church
St Luke’s in the Meadow
Rector The Rev. Karen Calafat
web address www.stlukesfw.org
St. Luke’s is also losing their building. They have located a place that will be able to house the Food Bank, and are working on space for worship also. Since their rector has been involved with the Diocesan on line worship, which has been broadcast from St. Luke’s, that has been their Sunday worship time. They have a Zoom coffee hour after church, and they will share that link with you if you go to their web site.
St. Stephen’s 463 W. Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054-2941
Priest in Charge The Rev. Allison Liles
web address www.ssechurst.org
St. Stephen’s met pre-COVID in a storefront in Hurst, but for the past year they have met with the Diocesan weekly worship on Facebook and YouTube. at 10:00 on Sunday. They have a Zoom coffee hour afterwards, and will probably begin in person worship soon.