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  The Circuit Rider, a publication of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
September 2011 • Volume 1, No. 2

We have been christened!

Welcome to the second edition of the E-Newletter, hereafter named The Circuit Rider. Bruce Coggin, long time priest of the diocese, offered us this name immediately upon seeing the first newsletter. It resonated with Elinor Normand and me, especially after Bruce shared the story of the Rev. W. W. Patrick. You can read the story of our very own circuit rider in this newsletter.

"The newsletter will be posted on the diocesan website, in a form suitable for downloading. Our hope is that parishes will download it and print it out for those members of their parishes that do not have email or Internet access.

Please let us hear from you what you would like to see in The Circuit Rider. We want this to be helpful to you in your ministry, whatever form that takes.

Katie Sherrod
Director of Communications


























Photograph above by Lefty Brandon

In this issue:

The Circuit Rider
To your left just after you enter the town from the north, you'll see lovely little Trinity Episcopal Church, a tiny 19th century sandstone chapel ... (read more)

Presiding Bishop remarks
As we mark the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, The Episcopal Church continues to work for healing and reconciliation. (read more)

A message from Bp. Ohl
I am writing to share news of an opportunity to honor one of our own, the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, retired bishop of Northwest Texas and now a much-loved member of the Diocese of Fort Worth. (read more)

Who are your heroes?
There are heroes all over our diocese as we work to rebuild in the wake of the schism.  (read more)

Buy a book for a seminarian

When seminarians go to buy their textbooks, they often suffer from sticker shock. The cost of their books on top of tuition and housing can be quite a burden. Prices have been skyrocketing and can run up bills of $1,500 or more per year. (read more)

TCU Church Fair
On Friday, August 26, TCU held its annual Church Fair, which provides an opportunity for area churches to introduce themselves to students on the Sadler Lawn. (read more)

St. Luke's ECM
The newly-chartered Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) at Tarleton State, an outreach of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, helped many new students move in during the week before the fall semester began. (read more)

St. Stephens helps monastery
About a month ago, Brother Thomas Squiers in Fort Worth received notification from the Prior of St. Gregory’s Abbey, with whom he is associated, that the Abbey had been hit by a tornado. (read more)

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