The 159th Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas was held in Galveston last weekend, February 15-16, at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The Episcopal Community of Galveston worked together in a marvelous way as hosts. His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston was the Preacher for the Opening Eucharist and preached a powerful sermon that reminded followers of Jesus that we are called and sent into the world to do something in his Name. The Rt. Reverend Don A. Wimberly, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, presided over the service as well as the diocesan business meeting the following day.
It was truly a wonderful event for the 1,000 lay and clergy delegates who attended. The careful planning and joyful service of the folks from St. Augustine, Grace, and Trinity Episcopal Churches in Galveston, assisted by others from the Galveston Convocation, made this an event to remember for the diocese!
Thanks be to God for a peaceful meeting of Episcopalians.
Thanks be to God for those who gave of their time, prayers, and talents to make it possible.
Thanks be to God for Bishop Wimberly, Bishop High, and Bishop Harrison, and the diocesan staff for their devotion!