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...

Learning tools for congregational development

As part of the ever-deepening efforts of the Diocese of West Texas to strengthen and equip lay and ordained leadership in congregational development, two members of the Congregational Development Committee headed to Seattle to begin work in the College for Congregational Development (CCD) . Dexter Lesieur (Bishop's Warden at St. Matthias in Devine and second-year seminarian attending IONA) and Haley Bankey (parishioner at St. George in San Antonio and congregational consultant) enrolled in this one-year course on behalf of the diocese.more...

Letter from the bishops: Texas border situation

[June 21, 2018] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Grace to you, and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
We, like many of you, have watched and read with increasing dismay and frustration the federal government’s use of family separation as a blunt instrument of immigration policy along our border with Mexico. We have been embarrassed and angered to see our political leaders point fingers at each other while children and their mothers (it’s almost always mothers) are taken away from each other. We can imagine little that could be more heart-breaking or traumatizing—for children or parents—than to be forcibly separated with no awareness of when, or if, we would see one another again.more...

Spotlight on an Honored Woman: Clara Etta Williams

Clara Etta Williams, 90, was given the title of Most Honored Woman from St. Philip’s, San Antonio, and was recognized among the other congregational honored women at this year’s Commission for Women’s Ministries Luncheon at Diocesan Council in February. Williams, who has been a member of St. Philip’s Church since 1963 was one of the first 12 students to graduate from the nursing program at St. Philip’s Junior College, started by Dr. Artemisia Bowden, recognized saint from the Diocese of West Texas.more...

SLES receives invitiation to World Scholar's Cup

St. Luke’s Episcopal School, San Antonio, (SLES) will send nine students to Barcelona, Spain for the international round of the World Scholar’s Cup in July 2018. The three teams of SLES students will represent their school and San Antonio as they compete against 2,500 scholars representing 50 countries in a week-long academic competition consisting of team debates, collaborative essay writing, scholars challenge exams, and the scholars bowl. The competition covers six subject matters including science, literature, social studies, history the arts, and human relationships.more...

Community Connections support Harvey recovery

A Community Connections event, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, was held at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, Texas, on May 19. This event served as a festival for the heart and soul and offered compassionate outreach to Port Aransas residents recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and information on helpful resources that they can access.more...

Mentorship program at St. Margaret's, San Antonio

Two years ago St. Margaret's, San Antonio, began a mentor program for youth in the eighth through 12th grades under the leadership of Tonya McAlexander, pairing each child with an adult in the parish based on a survey that revealed similar interests and prayerful consideration. The adult serves as the mentor, and first and foremost, the pair pray for each other.more...

Prayers by children as part of Thy Kingdom Come

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Zoom Room enables collaborative study of The Story

After hearing the inspiring Diocesan Council presentation by Bishop Suffragan Jennifer Brooke-Davidson on churches reading through and studying The Story for one year, delegates from St. Andrew's, Corpus Christi; Our Savior, Aransas Pass; and St. Christopher's, Portland, were interested in engaging this Bible narrative and responding to Bishop David Reed's diocesan-wide challenge to read the Bible this year. However, the three churches, which make up the Coastal Bend Partnership led by the Rev. Beverly Patterson, canon missioner, did not have active Sunday school classes or weekly Bible study times.more...

Poets selected for 2018 Young Pegasus Anthology

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