Bishop Hector was born in Guatemala and was Bishop of Costa Rica for 14 years before he came to the Diocese of Texas to help Bishop Andy Doyle. Bishop Hector will visit 45 congregations during the year; primarily in the southern region of the Diocese of Texas. He will also work to grow a multicultural presence in our congregations and help to find people in our Hispanic congregations who may want to become a deacon or priest.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY
8:00 a.m. The Lectionary. Before the worship service, read and discuss the lessons assigned for the Sunday morning worship. Always a lively conversation!
St. Luke the Evangelist, the only Episcopal church in Houston established in 1920 for black members of the Episcopal denomination to worship. Join us as we celebrate our patron saint and 97 years in Houston's Third Ward. GUEST SPEAKER at 9:30 AM
LENN CANNON, KHOU CHANNEL 11 NEW ANCHOR. Click her for Lenn's bio
We welcome our Bishop, Andy Doyle as our guest preacher and celebrant as we baptize, confirm and receive new members into the St. Luke family. Reception to follow.
Join others across the Diocese to celebrate the life and work of Absalom Jones, the first Black Episcopal priest in the United States. Click the link below for more details
The Rev. Harold Lockett will be our guest preacher tomorrow, Sunday at 9:30 AM. Please join us!
Join us to learn from the Rev. Eric Law how we can use ALL of our gifts and other "currencies" to serve God in community.
How has your faith impacted your life? Please join us for an evening of small group conversations, bringing together members from different Episcopal churches where possible, about faith. The evening will begin with a simple meal. Each of us has our own personal faith story, and sharing our stories deepens our own faith as well as helps others to recognize how God has worked in their lives. On this evening of Sharing Faith, it is our hope that you will experience a deeper understanding of your own faith as a Christian disciple and as an Episcopalian.
Learn more at sharingfaithdinners.com.
The Texas Episcopal College Retreat for 2016 will be January 29-31 at Camp Allen! Anyone in college or college-aged can attend. The cost for the weekend (including a t-shirt) is $25. If you need a scholarship, please email Angie Mireles-Paz.
We have an excellent staff selected and they are excited about meeting you. Expect fun activities, small group times, worship, game nights, and lots more! You can expect to learn new things, experience different styles of worship, and have an experience unlike any other.
For more information or to register, click here.
As our nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Christ Church Cathedral welcomes the noted theologian Kelly Brown Douglas, who will speak in Reynolds Hall from 10–11 a.m. and sign copies of her book latest book, “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” in the Cathedral Bookstore at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is professor of religion at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. As a leading voice in the development of a womanist theology, she is counted “among this country’s most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and counselors,” according to Essence magazine. A widely-published author, Douglas is a pioneering and highly sought-after voice addressing sexual issues as they relate to the black religious community. In 1985, Douglas was the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, and one of only five nationwide at the time. Rev. Douglas spent over 20 years as an associate priest at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., and now serves at the Washington National Cathedral.
Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity features moving stories stories from racial justice leaders about institutional racism, structural racism, bias and privilege. The film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity.
Free to all.
St. James' Episcopal Church
3129 Southmore Boulevard
Houston, TX 77004
Presented by The Union of Black Episcopalians, John D. Epps Chapter, Diocese of Texas
There will be several young adult speakers who have served in the Episcopal Service Corps, the Young Adult Service Corp, and with Houston Justice who will share their own experiences of why they chose to live into missional work. We will study scripture through these marks as we explore what it means to live into our Five Marks of Mission in the Episcopal church. There will be various types of music, food, prayer, reflection and space for our young adults across the Diocese to get to better know one another.
The theme is Five Marks of Mission. We will spend time exploring what it means for young adults to engage in the Five Marks of Mission but will focus mainly on two of the marks:
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
During the festival day, youth from throughout the diocese will join together to rehearse and offer the music they have prepared with care, singing in the beauty of Christ Church Cathedral, making new friends or seeing Music Camp friends. Registration: 8:30 a.m.; Rehearsals begin at 9 a.m. with lunch provided at mid-day break. The Festival Service is open to all and begins at 3 p.m. More information can be found here along with registration forms and permission slips.