Presiding Bishop Curry presents Holy Woman Awards

The Artemisia Bowden Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas welcomed the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church on Friday, July 28, as Curry presented the first two “Holy Woman: Celebrating a Saint” awards.more...

Diocesan shield gets a makeover

Recently the diocesan shield - essentially the diocesan logo - received a makeover. Brand by DC, a web development company out of Birmingham, Alabama, cleaned up the details of the diocesan shield so that it will print more clearly across multiple platforms, and so it will stand out when used online.more...

Christian Formation Committee goals and resources

Greetings and God's Peace to you,more...

St. Luke's School faculty spends summer learning

Preparation for the upcoming school year is in full swing at St. Luke’s Episcopal School, San Antonio (SLES). For the third consecutive summer, SLES teachers gathered for two weeks in July to write curriculum, with the expertise of Dr. Laura Allen, Professor and the Director of Certification and Assessment at Trinity University. Allen noted that few schools realize the importance of curriculum and assessment and provide teachers the time necessary to develop and refine it.more...

Camp Good Sam recognized as "One of the Best"

San Antonio, TX -- Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS) is a recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). Recognized from a pool of 103 applicants across the nation, the Camp Good Sam Summer Learning Program provides a rich, six-week, curriculum-based program for at-risk youth to enhance their learning and reduce "summer slide."more...

A welcoming family tradition

There are advantages to small towns that are sometimes difficult for “city folk” to understand. Knowing your pharmacist by name, as well as his children and grandchildren, and chatting with the volunteer firemen after they’ve worked hard to do their job are only a couple of perks that those who live in larger communities wouldn’t normally think about.  Traditions are important to small towns. Winning sports teams, family ranches, academic success in schools, and family owned businesses are traditions that make country people in small towns proud.more...

Fall Bible study on Jesus' "I AM" statements

Coming fall 2017: Remaining in Christ, a study of Jesus' "I am" statements in the Gospel of John.more...

Sewanee interns for summer 2017

For the past nine years, a group of interns from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, come to the Diocese of West Texas to spend the summer in our camping centers and to work with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority in Seguin. Consisting of four ladies, this summer's group each answered the following questions, so the diocesan family could get to know them a little better.more...

Casting for Recovery at Camp Capers

In the fall of 2016, Casting for Recovery began offering its retreats for women with metastatic breast cancer at Camp Capers. "We felt as though Camp Capers was on the same page as Casting for Recovery in regard to a mission of healing and mindfulness in nature, and this being part of the purpose of the physical site," said Cornelia Gates, member of Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, and a volunteer and co-retreat leader with Casting for Recovery.more...

A full circle for Lillibridge at St. Mark's, San Marcos

"It all started here, 40 years ago I was a senior at Southwest Texas State University*, and the vestry of St. Mark's decided to send me off to seminary," said Bishop Gary Lillibridge during his visit to St. Mark's, San Marcos, on Sunday, June 25. This was the last church visit for Lillibridge as active Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas. After 35 years of ordination and serving as bishop for the last 13 years, he retires in July.more...