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From the Bishop

Dear Friends in Christ,

I will be flying to Milwaukee in early December to ordain Kendall Felton as a transitional deacon (which means he will ordained to the priesthood at a later time). He and his wife, Angie, and their three children, are members of St. Andrew’s Church in downtown Fort Worth, where he formerly served as director of youth ministries. Last spring he completed an Anglican studies program at Nashotah House and has now met all the canonical requirements for ordination to the sacred ministry. The service will take place at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Delafield, Wis., where Kendall will serve temporarily as a non-stipendiary deacon. Your prayers are asked for him and his family at this important time in their lives.

Our congratulations and best wishes go out to Fr. Lee Nelson and his people on his election as the first Rector of Christ Church in Waco, the newest parish in the Diocese. The congregation is completing renovations to the Lutheran church building they purchased some months ago, and they are looking forward to moving into the new facility in the weeks ahead.

Advent begins on Sunday, Dec. 3, and we enter into a new church year, as we prepare for the coming of the Savior. Each year I provide a suggested customary to our clergy, with suggestions on how to make Advent a special season of hope and anticipation. You may access it here.

Best wishes to all of you for a joyous Advent as the Christmas season draws near.

Faithfully in Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker
Fort Worth III