Church and Other Events (below) lists all upcoming events at our various churches, schools, and other agencies of interest. Contacts and links for more information are listed.
Around the Diocese
Around the Diocese is a listing of all upcoming events that are sponsored by the departments and ministries of the Diocese of West Texas. Online registration, if available, is noted.
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Church and Other Events
March 8 - April 5 - St. Mark's, San Antonio, will host "Music in the Park: A Lenten Offering" on Wednesdays in Lent, March 8 - April 5, from noon to 2:15 p.m. in Travis Park (across the street from the church). This offering of beauty and creativity is for all in the surrounding community. Come enjoy the sounds and bring your lunch for a picnic. The line-up includes The Rick Cavender Band, Albert Steves and members of Mothership, Len Briley & Friends, Matt Wise and members of Down for the Count, and Joe Causby.
April 1- The Parker Lecture Series at Christ Church, San Antonio, will feature guest speaker, the Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology, on Saturday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Father Ron will discuss his book, Sacred Fire, and how we can give our lives to God more meaningfully. Books will be available for purchase. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP by March 27 at 210-736-3132.
April 1 - Stars Over TMI, the annual gala of TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas, will be held on Saturday, April 1, in The Venues at Valero. Stars 2017: Havana Nights will feature gourmet food, silent and live auctions, a mojito bar, and a cigar roller. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.; attire is cocktail with a Havana flair. For further details or to purchase tickets, visit http://bidpal.net/stars2017 or contact Darcy Scrimpshire at email@example.com or 210-564-6245.
April 2 - All Saints', Corpus Christi, presents Voices of Wisdom on Sunday, April 2, at 4:00 p.m. In this "voices of” series, we will explore wisdom in word, song, and stillness. How is wisdom speaking to us today? May wisdom be known in tangible ways, in community, relationship, compassion, and acts of mercy? If wisdom is speaking, what’s the message, and how may we listen and be changed? Guiding us along this journey is the All Saints’ parish choir with collaborating musicians and poets from the Corpus Christi community. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 361-855-6294.
April 3 - In the City for Good, the first convening conversation of San Antonio's Faith-Based Initiative, will be held on Monday, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Whitley Conference Center at the Oblate School of Theology (285 Oblate Dr., 78216). Leaders from among San Antonio's faith community, as well as faith-based organizations and agencies, will come together to explore, discern, and co-create what it means to take initiative as a community of faith for the good of all in Our City. If you are committed to the greatest of good in San Antonio, you are invited to attend. Register online; seating is limited to 400. And there is plenty of free parking.
April 8 - A Save Our Sanity (S.O.S.) Parent Workshop will be presented on Saturday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio (111 Torcido, 78209). This workshop is for parents of children with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning differences, behavior disorders, or who are adopted or in foster placement. The day will be led by Cheryl Jones, keynote speaker, author and mother of a child with LD. During this workshop, Cheryl will introduce three new self-care skills, two relating techniques, and a super easy resource to help parents feel more in control, more emotionally stable, and more physically revived. Cost is $49.95/person or $89.95/couple. For more information and to register, visit www.Mission-Revive.com/Events.
April 10-May 8 - A five-week class, "Plugging into a Deep Reality," will be offered at All Saints', Corpus Christi, on Mondays, April 10-May 8, from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the church's library. Drawing on teachings of the ancient Sufis including tawil (seeing that which transpires beyond that which appears), using techniques to develop subtle senses, and learning ways to re-frame our outlook on life problems, we will discover how to awaken our divinity in life. For more information, call the church office at 361-855-6294.
April 14 - The Stations of the Cross will be presented at the Headwaters at Incarnate Word University on Good Friday, April 14. This is an annual artistic offering of the 14 stations presented by St. Matthew's, St. David's, Resurrection, and Reconciliation, all in in San Antonio. Groups will begin walking the stations at 1:30 p.m. and the showing will end around 3:00. The Headwaters Sanctuary is located just north of the Incarnate Word campus and west of the Bishop Jones Center. Click here for a map and directions.
April 18-27 - The Rev. Tommy Bye and his wife, Connie, (St. Luke's, Cypress Mill) will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land April 18-27, 2017. Tommy and Connie are fortunate to have the same highly knowledgeable Christian guide, Sam Markos, from former pilgrimages, with travel arrangements made by Imagine Tours, an international tour company. If you would like further information on the pilgrimage, please contact Connie (firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-412-1544) or St. Luke's, Cypress Mill (email@example.com, 830-825-8000) to receive a Holy Land Pilgrimage brochure detailing daily sites to visit, costs, and instructions for signing up. This experience has been phenomenal and life changing for many who have gone on past pilgrimages.
April 21 - St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Wimberley, will host its sixth annual community Earth Day event for area preschool families on Friday, April 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. There will be creative crafts and nature activities for busy little hands, plus, time to play on the playground and explore the beautiful nature trail. Guests are also invited to bring a picnic lunch for after the activities. St. Stephen's Episcopal School 6000 FM 3237, www.ststeveschool.org, 512-847-9857.
April 28-30 - A Christ-centered Prayer Retreat will be held at Lebh Shomea House of Prayer just south of Corpus Christi, Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, led by Mary Carpenter. Christ Centered Prayer (CCP) is a contemplative Christian prayer practice that grants direct access to the Spiritual Heart Center. This silent prayer practice invites you into a deeper relationship with the beloved. Lebh Shomea House of Prayer is a lovely, rustic setting in the ranch lands south of Sarita, TX. The folks at Lebh Shomea live in silence. You are asked not to visit others in their cabin or have conversations while walking on the grounds. We will have conversation during class, and there is a community room you may go to meet and talk with others. The cost is $180, which includes teachings, lodging, and all meals. You will need "The Lessons: How to Understand Spiritual Principles, Spiritual Activities, and Rising Emotions" by the Rev. Sandra Casey-Martus and Carla Mancari. Please register by April 14; form available here. For more information, contact Mary at 361-813-1763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15-19 - A Festival of Homiletics will be held in San Antonio, May 15-19, an ecumenical event featuring keynote speakers Rob Bell, Barbara Brown Taylor, Nadia Bolz Weber, Walter Bruegemann, Amy Butler, and Brian McClaren, and others. The 25th festival, this year entitled "Preaching on the Borders" will be hosted by the Scottish Rite Theatre, located in downtown San Antonio just a few blocks off the River Walk. Travis Park United Methodist Church and the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center will also house events during the week, each conveniently located a few blocks from the main venue. Registration and more information can be found at www.festivalofhomiletics.com.
May 19-21 - The Alamo Chapter of the Order of Naucratius invites all fishers to the first Fishing for the Hungry Retreat, to be held at Mustang Island Conference Center, Friday-Sunday, May 19-21. All meals will be provided by the excellent cooking staff, and hotel-style rooms are available. There will be opportunities for surf fishing, pier fishing, and chartered fishing in the gulf. All fishers are expected to donate a portion of their harvest to a local San Antonio Food Pantry, which the staff will take care of. Cost for the weekend is $250 per person; double occupancy add $124. All are invited, including kids for great fishing and great community. Register by contacting the Rev. Rob Harris, 210-736-3132, ext. 124.
May 21 - St. Luke's, San Antonio, presents a Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. The May Evensong will by anything but reflective when the choir sings Stanford's explosive setting of his Canticles in B flat, and the anthem is the large scale Ascension-tide work, God is Gone Up, by Gerald Finzi. Reception following. For more information, contact Russell Jackson, Music Director and Organist, email@example.com.
Summer - Summer at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas offers a wide variety of camps, activities, and academic courses for children ages 5 to 18. Enrollment is open for current and non students of TMI. Camps start June 5, and full-day and half-day options are available. View the full flyer here. Also, find the extensive list of offerings and registration at www.SummerAtTMI.com. Camp themes include athletics, robotics, creative, adventure training, and academic. For more information, contact Blake Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org.