Thursday, September 11, 2014

Diolog: Returning Vets, A Year at Lambeth, Nicaragua and more.

the Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Returning Vets Strike a Chord

Col. Lynn Smith-Henry (ret.) and Kim Perlock, a classical guitarist and educator, weren't necessarily on the same journey until David Boyd, the rector of St. David's, Austin, introduced them.

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Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace at Christ Church, Houston, in January

Mark your calendars for January 17, 2015, when Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace will perform at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston. Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. For more info, check out the event page.

Registration Open for ECW Annual Retreat, October 17-19

The 113th Annual Retreat for Women in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will be held  at Camp Allen October 17-19th. This favorite fall event has been expanded to Friday through Sunday, with options to be there for one, two or all three days. More information, including registration, is available here. 

New 2015 Diocesan Council Info Available Online

The 166th Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas is scheduled for The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas, on February 6-7, 2015. Exhibitor, volunteer and hotel information, as well as Nomination information, is now available online at   

Applications Now Open for Youth Delegates at 2015 Diocesan Council

If you would like to nominate a youth to Diocesan Council or if you are a youth and would like to apply to be a delegate for Diocesan Council, click here to read the qualifications and apply. Applications and nominations are due by November 4 and delegates are chosen by December 1.

Camp Allen Hosting Fishers Of Men Retreat

Camp Allen is hosting a weekend men's retreat October 10-12 designed for lovers of fly fishing. The retreat will include sessions on fly fishing, fly casting and spiritual programming. Fisherman of all skill levels are welcome. To register and learn more, visit

More Upcoming Events

September 12-13 - Daughters of the King Fall Assembly

September 14 - Moseley Memorial Organ Recitals at St. Thomas, Houston

September 21 - Invitation Sunday

Click here for a full calendar.

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