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From the Bishop
February 14, 2024

A Message from our Bishop: Announcing the Retirement of Dr. Marthe Curry, Director of World Missions

Dr. Marthe Curry, Director of World Missions is set to retire at the end of February 2024.

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From the Bishop
January 30, 2024

The Rt. Rev. Dr. David G. Read Extends Invitation to Celebrate Camp Sunday

Encourages Support for Diocesan Camps and Conferences

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From the Bishop
January 3, 2024

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed's Epiphany Letter to the Diocese

"God bless you, and God bless this beautiful and sacred Diocese of West Texas," Bishop Reed, Tenth Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
December 20, 2023

The Rev. Leyla King Joins the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas as Canon for Mission in Small Congregations

The Rev. King will assist Bishop Read in encouraging, resourcing, and leading efforts to help small churches thrive.

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From the Bishop
December 20, 2023

Love Came Down at Christmas, A Gift for all Seasons of Life

The Rt. Rev. Dr. David G. Read, Bishop Coadjutor of West Texas, offers a Christmas letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
November 22, 2023

"Thanksgiving for Blessings Given" - A Reflection from the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,* for his mercy endures for ever” (Psalms 136:1)

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From the Bishop
November 14, 2023

Announcing Magdalena Crittenden's Retirement

Magdalena Crittenden Announces Retirement

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From the Bishop
September 29, 2023

Let’s Gather and Celebrate Bishop David and Patti Reed: Oct. 7 at Camp Capers and Nov. 4 at St. Alban’s Harlingen

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From the Bishop
August 29, 2023

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed Invites Diocese to Complete Discipleship Survey

Add your voice to the ongoing conversation about discipleship

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From the Bishop
July 31, 2023

In Gratitude for the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. Assistant Bishop of West Texas

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, writes to the Diocese regarding Bishop High's retirement as Assistant Bishop.

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From the Bishop
June 20, 2023

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Cancels Travel to the Diocese of West Texas for July Service

The Rt. Rev. W. Michie “Mike” Klusmeyer, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry within The Episcopal Church, will step into the role of Chief Consecrator

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From the Bishop
June 2, 2023

2023 Plaza de Paz, Immigration and Refugee Ministries Father's Day Offering

Bishops David M. Reed and Rayford B. High, Jr. invite congregations to take up a special Father's Day Offering.

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From the Bishop
May 11, 2023

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed Invites Churches to Collect Special Mother's Day Offering

To Build a Home for a Mother and her Children in Guatemala

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From the Bishop
April 25, 2023

Letter to the Diocese Regarding the Bishop Transition Details and Dates

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, writes to the Diocese regarding the Bishop Transition.

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From the Bishop
April 24, 2023

2023 World Missions Mother's Day Offering

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed invites congregations to take up a special World Missions Mother's Day Offering.

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From the Bishop
April 13, 2023

Diocese Notified of Successful Canonical Consent Process for Bishop Coadjutor-Elect

Consecration Service is Scheduled for July 8, 2023.

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From the Bishop
March 31, 2023

"Discover, Remember, Reflect, Rejoice:" Bishop Reed's 2023 Easter Message

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers an Easter letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
February 18, 2023

"To Build for Peace and Cultivate Rootedness:" Homily before the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor

By the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
February 17, 2023

"Go, Baptize and Make Disciples:" the Bishop's Address

The Rt. Rev. David Reed addresses the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas during Council 2023.

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From the Bishop
February 1, 2023

"Camp is the Playground of the Lord" - A Letter from Bishop Reed

Regarding Camp Sunday 2023, on February 5

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From the Bishop
December 25, 2022

"The Way of the Wandering Star:" Bishop Reed's 2022 Christmas Message

The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers a Christmas letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
December 6, 2022

A Letter from the Bishop Regarding the Bishop Coadjutor Election

"Be at Peace; Be of Good Cheer"

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From the Bishop
November 29, 2022

"Stand Up, Lean In:" Bishop Reed's 2022 Advent Message

The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers an Advent letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
November 7, 2022

Did You Know?: Reflections on a Day in the Life

by the Rt. Rev. David Reed

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From the Bishop
October 17, 2022

"Signs of the Kingdom:" A Fall Reflection from the Rt. Rev. David Reed

The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, shares a Fall Reflection with the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
October 8, 2022

The Rt. Rev. David Reed Calls for Diocesan Response to Hurricanes Fiona and Ian

Supporting Dioceses of Puerto Rico and Southwestern Florida

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From the Bishop
June 29, 2022

Uniting in Prayer for the 53 Migrants who Died in San Antonio

Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and Southwestern Texas Synod, ELCS

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From the Bishop
June 16, 2022

Summertime and the Living is. . . Busy!

From the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
May 25, 2022

Coordinating Prayers and Outreach to our Neighbors in Uvalde

In Response to May 24th School Shooting

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From the Bishop
May 24, 2022

Prayers Requested - A Letter to the Diocese After the School Shooting in Uvalde

From the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
May 23, 2022

Diocesan Churches Invited to Celebrate Immigration & Refugee Ministries Sunday on June 19, 2022

By dedicating a special Father's Day Offering

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From the Bishop
April 27, 2022

Regarding Transitions: A Letter to the People of West Texas

From The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
April 7, 2022

"Were You There? Will You Be There?" - Bishop Reed's 2022 Holy Week & Easter Message

The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers a Holy Week & Easter letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
April 5, 2022

2022 World Missions Mother's Day Offering

The Rt. Rev. David Reed invites congregations to take up a special World Missions Mother's Day Offering.

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From the Bishop
March 14, 2022

Introduction of the 2022 Diocesan Theme

by the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
January 24, 2022

The Rt. Rev. David Reed Invites Churches to Celebrate Camp Sunday on February 13, 2022

With New Video, Resources, and Ideas to Celebrate

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From the Bishop
January 20, 2022

The Next Right Step: Diocesan Council to Convene Virtually February 25 - 26, 2022

Updated registration and event information to be announced next week.

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From the Bishop
December 20, 2021

"O, Come All Ye Faithful:" Bishop Reed's 2021 Christmas Message

The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers a Christmas letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
December 14, 2021

The Right Next Step: Phase 3 - A Return to Local Control

Effective January 10, 2022 congregations receive full authority over local guidelines

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From the Bishop
November 22, 2021

"The Light that Shines in the Darkness:" Bishop's 2021 Advent Message

The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers an Advent letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
September 23, 2021

Immediate Support Needed for Diocesan Immigration and Refugee Ministries

Responding to Displaced Haitians

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From the Bishop
August 30, 2021

"We Will Continue" Gatherings Postponed Due to Widespread COVID Surge

In order to preserve health and safety of participants and our broader community.

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From the Bishop
July 28, 2021

Regarding the Delta Variant: A Pastoral Letter to Churches

A Call to Prayer and Patience in Response to Rising Cases of COVID-19

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From the Bishop
June 22, 2021

"We Will Continue" - A Call for Papers

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed issues a call for papers reflecting on our life and ministries together following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From the Bishop
June 8, 2021

Father's Day Offering Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

Support Habitat Builders of West Texas with a donation in honor of the fathers in your life.

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From the Bishop
May 18, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines: Phase 2(d)

New Options for Vaccinated Individuals, Effective as Determined by Church Leadership

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From the Bishop
April 22, 2021

A Small Step Forward: Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Phase 2(c): Lifting Restrictions on Congregational Life, Effective April 22, 2021

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From the Bishop
April 6, 2021

Requesting Humanitarian Assistance for Families Seeking Asylum

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, writes to the Diocese with a call to serve individuals and families seeking asylum.

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From the Bishop
March 28, 2021

"A Word of Hope and Challenge:" A Palm Sunday Reflecton from Bishop David Reed

Written as Part of the Episcopal Migration Ministries Lenten Devotions

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From the Bishop
March 3, 2021

Diocese Upholds Pandemic Guidelines for Churches, Schools, and Camps

The Rt. Rev. David Reed writes to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, confirming that diocesan pandemic guidelines will remain in place.

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From the Bishop
February 27, 2021

"Nevertheless the Kingdom Has Come Near:" the Bishop's Address

The Rt. Rev. David Reed addresses the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas during Council 2021.

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From the Bishop
February 26, 2021

Introduction of the 2021 Diocesan Theme

"Nevertheless the Kingdom has come near to you."

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From the Bishop
January 8, 2021

"We Know the Darkness, Look for the Light:" A Letter from Bishop Reed

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers a letter to the Diocese, accompanied by a message from the Most Rev. Michael Curry.

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From the Bishop
December 22, 2020

"Homecoming:" Bishop's Christmas Message

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers a Christmas letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
December 3, 2020

Bishop Reed Issues Official Decree in the Spirit of Advent Season

To All God's Beloved Children in Christ Jesus, from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
November 25, 2020

"Watch, Wait, Stay Awake:" Bishop's 2020 Advent Message

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers an Advent letter to the Diocese.

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From the Bishop
October 22, 2020

Bishop's Message to the Diocese: October 2020

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, offers a reflection on Christian stewardship and how to think through individual giving during this COVID-19 season.

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From the Bishop
September 28, 2020

Clarifying Guidelines for Phased Return to Congregational Life

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed amends diocesan guidelines for the phased return to congregational life, introducing protocols for sharing food and fellowship in-person as well as clarifying the 14-day self-quarantine requirement for employees or volunteers who have been in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19.

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From the Bishop
September 9, 2020

Looking Forward: Requesting Support for Diocesan Ministries

Camps & Conferences, World Missions, and Vital University Missions

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From the Bishop
August 18, 2020

Bishop's Message to the Diocese: August 2020

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas, offers an update and word of encouragement as we look into the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond in the diocese.

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From the Bishop
August 14, 2020

The Next Right Step: Updated COVID-19 Guidelines to Begin September 14, 2020

Phase 2(b): A Modified Return to Congregational Life

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From the Bishop
July 17, 2020

Requesting Humanitarian Aid for Migrants in Texas

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From the Bishop
July 2, 2020

Camp Capers Cancels 2020 Summer Camp

The Next Right Step: Canceling Modified Summer Camp at Camp Capers

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From the Bishop
July 1, 2020

The Next Right Step: Responding to Increasing COVID-19 Rates

Recommitting to reducing risk is grounded in our call and commitment to love one another as Christ loves us.

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From the Bishop
June 19, 2020

Amending Guidelines for Phased Reopening of Churches

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed amends diocesan guidelines for the phased reopening of churches, permitting meetings of Vestry/Bishop's Committees, AA, 12-step groups, and other support groups related to social services.

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From the Bishop
June 4, 2020

Statement on George Floyd and Racial Violence

Mourning George Floyd, Addressing the Peaceful Protests, and Opposing Racial Violence

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From the Bishop
June 2, 2020

Regarding Summer 2020 Church Apportionments

Executive Board and Diocesan Bishop Authorize Apportionment Cancellation Requests for Churches During Summer Months

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From the Bishop
June 1, 2020

Guidelines for Episcopal Schools Summer Programs

Guidelines for Episcopal School Summer Programs, between May 31 and August 31, 2020, require that School Heads and Rectors work together to draft and implement customized plans that honor the intent of the Guidelines for Phased Church Reopening

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From the Bishop
May 21, 2020

The Next Right Step: Regarding the Phased Reopening of Churches

The Rt. Rev. David Reed offers a reflection, as well as clarifications and emphases as congregations plan to begin in-person worship following Guidelines for a Phased Reopening in effect after May 24th

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From the Bishop
May 1, 2020

Guidelines for the Phased Reopening of Churches

"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord.'" (Psalm 122:1)

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From the Bishop
April 24, 2020

The Next Right Step: Extending Restrictions

The Rt. Rev. David Reed extends the suspension of in-person worship and meetings through Friday, May 15th. "Together we are proactively slowing the spread, protecting the most vulnerable among us, and 'flattening the curve.'"

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From the Bishop
April 12, 2020

"Tangible Resurrection: Easter Sunday"

Tangible Resurrection: Keeping Holy Week in a Time of Distance" – Easter Sunday A Holy Week video mini-series from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
April 12, 2020

Seek the Abiding Joy of Easter and Worship the Risen Lord

An Easter Letter to the Diocese from the Rt. Rev. David Reed

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From the Bishop
April 9, 2020

"Tangible Resurrection: Good Friday"

"Tangible Resurrection: Keeping Holy Week in a Time of Distance" – Good Friday A Holy Week video mini-series from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
April 7, 2020

"Tangible Resurrection: Maundy Thursday"

"Tangible Resurrection: Keeping Holy Week in a Time of Distance" – Maundy Thursday A Holy Week video mini-series from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
April 3, 2020

"Tangible Resurrection: Palm Sunday" - From Bp. Reed

Tangible Resurrection: Keeping Holy Week in a Time of Distance" – Palm Sunday A Holy Week video mini-series from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
April 2, 2020

"Tangible Resurrection" - A Video Series From Bp. Reed

Tangible Resurrection: Keeping Holy Week in a Time of Distance" A Holy Week video mini-series from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas

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From the Bishop
March 27, 2020

The Next Right Step: Apportionment And Public Worship

The Next Right Step: An Update and Continuing Responses to COVID-19 from the Rt. Rev. David Reed

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From the Bishop
March 18, 2020

The Next Right Step: Public Gatherings Suspended

The Next Right Step: Two Week Suspension of Public Worship and Meetings "Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, abide under the shadow of the Almighty. They shall say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

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From the Bishop
December 22, 2019

A Christmastide Letter From Bishop Reed

Christmastide 2019: Because it is Christmas, may we be peace-makers, joy-bringers, light-bearers.

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From the Bishop
November 29, 2019

An Advent Letter From The Rt. Rev. David Reed

We are an Advent people — living in between what has been and what shall be.

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