Introducing our Church Planter

Dear Friends in Christ, more...

Diocesan Staff Welcomes New Archdeacon

From: The Rt. Rev. David Reed more...

Communication about Diocesan Communications Dept.

Greetings! Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ our Lord!more...

Good-bye and God Bless / Welcome and God Bless

Regarding Transitions—Staffing Changes in Diocesan Office more...

St. Luke's Episcopal School's Blessing of the Pets

School prepares to welcome pet hamsters, cats, dogs, horses, and more for annual blessing and celebration of St. Francis of Assisi.more...

Disaster Recovery - One Year Later

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"Raising Future Leaders" - 8/25/2018

1--raising-future-leaders-2018-world-mission-symposium--2-.jpg     The annual World Mission Symposium will take place on Saturday, August 25, in the Mission Room at the Bishop Jones Center from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM. Cost is $20, which will include lunch and supplies for the day. Click here to sign up, or contact Marthe Curry for more information (210-824-5387; mcurry09@sbcglobal.net)more...

A grace-full goodbye

"Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet have ever wandered, and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my Savior.” These lyrics make up the chorus of the song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” performed by Hillsong United. It’s my favorite chorus to sing along to at full volume in my car while driving to and from San Antonio to be at the Bishop Jones Center. It’s also a chorus that the lead female voice repeats over and over, allowing me to get completely lost in the words and my own personal praise. During my time in communications for the Diocese of West Texas, I have been told and have written about so many beautiful stories of people walking upon unknown waters, letting their feet wander to where God is calling them, to serve him among others in all walks of life. The stories are too big in number to name, but it’s been a joy to witness the hands and feet of Jesus moving all around us in this diocese. Serving our youth at camps and extending that grace to families of Wounded Warriors, children from Good Samaritan Community Services, and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children; feeding the homeless under a city’s bridge, local and state-wide and international mission trips, all to serve in God’s name and come back refreshed in his love for us. Most recently, I have watched first-hand from my home in Portland and through the work of this diocesan family, grace upon grace as hands have reached out in all capacities to help our numerous neighbors get back on their feet after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. When I joined the diocesan staff over seven years ago, I felt like I was following God’s calling for me. And I am so thankful to have taken that leap, because I have been immersed in ministry, in worship, in spiritual development, in failures and successes, and in friendship. Now I find myself following his call again, deeper than I thought I would wander, to a new position, a new job, that will keep me closer to home and to my family. It’s been a joy to serve alongside so many of you and to witness your incredible acts of generosity. It has been an honor to work for both Bishops Lillibridge and Reed and to welcome Bishop Brooke- Davidson. And it’s been a privilege to get to know so many faces in our congregations and to form lasting friendships with fellow staff members. Thank you for the support, for reading about my children from time to time, and for taking part in this faithful diocesan family. “Your grace abounds in deepest waters, and your sovereign hand will be my guide.” Laura Shaver, communications officer, July 16, 2018.     more...

A word to the diocese about General Convention

As we begin writing this summary report, the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church ended just 48 hours ago. There is still much dust to settle, and it will take some time to more fully understand what General Convention did and did not do, and what the consequences are for the Diocese of West Texas. In late summer or early fall, we will provide a much more complete report and will include “news and views” from our lay and clergy deputies and alternates.more...

CPC donation for books lost to Hurricane Harvey

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