The Rt. Rev. Earl McArthur passed into his joy-filled eternal rest on Sunday, July 17. He was 91 years old and had been living in Wimberley for many years. Bishop McArthur served as the third Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of West Texas.
[DeWitt County Today - The Cuero Record] Dear Editor, Grace Episcopal Church (Cuero) will be ringing its steeple bell 49 times on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. -- one toll in remembrance of each person killed in the Orlando shootings on June 12, which to date is still the largest shooting in modern American history. As we toll the bells, we will hold in prayer not only those killed in Orlando, but those killed, injured, and bereaved in San Bernardino, Aurora, Newtown, Dallas, Baton Rouge and countless other communities across our nation.
Volunteers from the TMI Family Association are helping to take care of the school garden and chickens while students are on summer vacation at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas.
Over 100 parishioners and community supporters gathered at St. Peter's, Rockport, location on Live Oak Street on Wednesday, July 13, to join Bishops Gary Lillibridge and David Reed as they returned the consecrated church buildings to a secular status. The church building, a former house, was dedicated in 1953 by Bishop Everett Jones.
St. Luke’s Episcopal School, San Antonio, teacher Karen Erfurth has been awarded the The President's Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding volunteer service. The veteran educator has taught St. Luke’s prekindergarten students for over 30 years. When not teaching at St. Luke’s, Erfurth can be found volunteering at Morgan’s Wonderland, a fully accessible theme park designed for children and adults with and without special needs. Erfurth has devoted more than 1,000 hours of service to the adults and children at Morgan’s Wonderland.
[By Laura Kelly, communications assistant at St. George] St. George Church and School, San Antonio, designated the summer of 2016 a Summer of Service. Each Sunday between services, parishioners do hands-on service projects to answer our call to serve. By the end of the summer, the church will have given to three local charities: Magdalena House, local schools through the North Central Convening of Churches, and the food bank of West Avenue Compassion. Parishioners and visitors from age three to over 80 have participated on Sundays and have made a great number of donations.
Stephanie Livsey, director of community relations for TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was installed June 28 as president of the Rotary Club of San Antonio at The Dominion.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rt. Rev. Edmond Lee Browning, the 24th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (and former priest in the Diocese of West Texas), died on July 11, 2016. He was 87 years old and was living in Oregon.