"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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Location: Bedford, Texas, United States

I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Friday, December 05, 2008

SVS Advent Lessons and Carols

As exciting as the formation of the Anglican Church in North America is, there are other marvelous things going on in the Church as well. One shining example occurred last night: Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Vincent's School. A congregation of about 350 attended a service with traditional Advent readings and musical offerings to the greater glory of God lifted up by our young people from kindergarten through the eighth grade. All of our young choristers did a fine job with challenging music.

Ms. Candace Bawcombe, our Julliard-trained choir teacher for grades four through eight (and the music director at St. Andrew's, Fort Worth) did a marvelous job planning the service.
And Ms. Annie Laing got the kindergarten through third grade into fine voice.

And my six young readers and three acolytes performed flawlessly as well. Thank you, my friends, for your service to our Lord and His Church.
It speaks well of our school that so many of our alumni choose to come back to worship with us on a regular basis. It was great to see you, my dear sisters in Christ. Welcome back home.
Following in service there was a fine reception hosted by our excellent Parent-Teacher Club. Thanks, ladies, for all that you do for St. Vincent's School!
A marvelous time was had by all. Got enough cookies there, Hannah?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, since you have the school posted on your blog, and I am a new reader, I was wondering...at what point will parents and teachers be informed that in a short time, there is every possibility that the property where the school sits may be taken from the the FW Diocese, and students and staff no longer have a place to work or go to school. Have you informed everyone involved? Don't you think that parents who have enrolled their students in an Episcopal School should be informed that their diverse private school is now on it's way to possibly becoming a parochial school associated with a recently split church based on exclusivity and ultra-conservativism?

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