The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 26, 2015. As Radical Hospitality & Newcomer Ministry Facilitator Flo Lowrey said, “it was a joyful celebration and Bishop High did a bang-up job!” Bishop High baptized Darcy and Bradley Sara, and confirmed, reaffirmed, and received 19 people at St. Martin’s! Those confirmed were Emelia Ambrose, Clay Cabes, Julianne Ceravalo, Adam Jarrett, Tanner Hilderhoff, Jacy and Jamie Lobstein, Rich May, Justan Presley, Edmund Sais, Bradley Sara, Caleb Tiemann,  Jack Tucker. Kathy Bedell, Yolanda Sais, and Karena Sara were received. Helen Carr and Christine Gehringer reaffirmed their baptismal vows.

Bishop High preached on Jesus as the Good Shepherd, making clear that we are important, valued, and loved by Christ, and that as hard-hearted as we’ve been, as lost as we’ve been, Jesus is seeking us; there’s nothing that can’t be resurrected through Jesus. Watch his sermon:

There was a reception following the service to celebrate this special day, and our bishop met with the Vestry.

View all the day’s photos at St. Martin’s Flickr gallery.
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