"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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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.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

King of Glory Anglican Church, Waco, Texas

This afternoon I joined the Rt Rev. Jack Leo Iker, bishop of the diocese of Fort Worth, in Waco for worship with the good people of King of Glory Anglican Church, our newest diocesan mission station. This group, started on the initiative of faithful lay people, primarily serves the Baylor University community. They are now meeting at 4PM on Sunday afternoons in a chapel graciously offered by the First Baptist Church of Waco on Fifth Street between the university's campus and downtown.

Four of these good people at King of Glory were confirmed by the bishop this afternoon and several more reaffirmed their commitments to follow Christ as part of this mission station.

This community has grown quickly, drawing both upon people with a background in the Episcopal Church and others who are "evangelicals on the Canterbury trail." I believe there are even a few who have not previously had a commitment to Christ as Savior. (Let us pray there will be more soon!).

Today there were thirty-nine communicants at the Eucharist. If you live in or near Waco and are looking for an orthodox Anglican place of worship, I heartily commend King of Glory Anglican Church for your consideration. You may find their website by clicking the title to this post.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father, your link does indeed lead to their website, however, none of "their" links seem to work.

Perhaps you could check it out?

Grannie Gloria

11:53 AM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

They all worked for me this afternoon, Grannie. Perhaps there was a temporary glitch. For me, using Google Chrome, they are fully functional.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Robin_G_Jordan said...

Someone may have been working on the website. I clicked on the title of the entry and the link took me to the site. I clicked all the links on the site and they took me to the appropriate pages.

Randall, someone needs to tell those "evangelicals on the Canterbury trail" that the Diocese of Fort Worth is not the Church of England. I was baptized in the Church of England and attended Church of England parishes in Hertsfordshire and Suffolk when I was younger and they were nothing like the churches in the Diocese of Fort Worth. The parson was addressed as Mr. so-and-so, not "Father." He wore surplice, cassock, and tippet on Sunday mornings, and the service was likely as not Morning Prayer. Any consecrated bread and wine left over from Holy Communion on Communion Sundays was reverently consumed after the service. It was not reserved, much less carried about in a procession in a monstrance.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Jordan-

I just thought you should know that I saw a mysterious man with a frown and a biretta hanging around the Anglicans Ablaze blog. Watch out for those anglo-catholic boogeymen...they're coming to get you...in their black helicopters no less.

BigTex AC

1:03 PM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

Robin, we do actually have a rather sizable parish in the diocese of Fort Worth with precisely those characteristics--St. Andrew's downtown. We get along quite well as a group, actually. (OK, there might be a couple of really AC folks here with some anti-evangelical attitudes, but they are a very small minority.) One, big happy family across the spectrum, actually.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

Oh, and Robin you will be pleased to know that I and the Rev. Davidson Morse routinely lead our daily school chapel service (a modified version of morning prayer) at St. Vincent's School in cassock, surplice, and tippet. I just wish we prayed outside sometimes so I could justify wearing a Canterbury cap! :-)

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to have them put their contact information on shelterinthestorm.org. Could be .com but it is a good sight for safe, orthodox anglican churches across the U.S.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

They are on shelteringinthestorm now!

6:14 PM  

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