Jesus teaches us: “Look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. (John 4:35)”
As the Diocese of Texas continues in its effort to purchase almost 30,000 nets for Episcopal Relief and Development's NetsforLife® program, churches are finding new ways to fund the efforts aimed at eradicating Malaria.
The wildfire raging about 30 miles east of Austin, Texas, had already claimed her home, so the Rev. Lisa Hines was taking no chances Sept. 6. She carefully packed Eucharistic vessels from Calvary Church, Bastrop, into her car, in case a speedy getaway became necessary.
As fires are raging across the state, parishes in Diocese of Texas are working to help tame the blazes and care for the homeless. At last report, over 1,000 homes have been destroyed and thousands of families have been evacuated as drought stricken forests and high winds fuel the flames.
Noted photographer and Epiphany, Houston, member Carol Andrews Jensen is featured among other artists from Epiphany in the current exhibit at EDOT Gallery, 1225 Texas Ave., Houston at the Diocesan Center, through October 28.
In 1992, Martha Lewis had a good job as a supervisor for regulatory affairs at a natural gas pipeline company in Houston, but after some soul searching, she left her stable job behind to follow what she considered to be a calling to the performing arts.
Imagine what would happen if clergy and lay leaders of our congregations were intentional about making the community around them a mission field?
Churches throughout the Diocese of Texas are preparing commemorative services for the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.