Author Archive: Michael Wallens

A letter from the Rev. Mike Wallens

Dear Friends in Christ: It has been a little over a year since I joined this faith community named St. Martin-in-the-Fields. It has been an enriching time for me. This parish is blessed with people of strong faith, hope and vision. It is also a place that reminds me of the following prayer: Abundant God, […]

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What is Ordinary Time? – by the Rev. Michael Wallens

On the liturgical calendar, we are in the middle of what is known as “Ordinary Time.” It is the time between two major cycles of seasons: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany and Lent/Easter/Pentecost. I am constantly inspired and challenged by the human capacity to dance, laugh and sing even in times of deep suffering. So it is no surprise […]

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Community of Hope

Have you felt the pull to be a provider of pastoral care? Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the Lord and care for others? Were you a Stephen Minister? Our diocese is bringing the Community of Hope program to this area. It’s a comprehensive curriculum to train lay people to pastoral care ministry. For more information, contact the Rev. Mike Wallens to see a brochure, and plan to attend an information night 7pm July 21 St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.

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Information for continuing the rector search process

Following a good meeting with the Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner, we are now poised to move into the next phase in our search for a new rector. There are four important groups which have important areas of responsibility in order to have a successful search: the Vestry, the Profile Committee, the Search Committee, and the congregation. Let’s look at each group’s responsibilities:

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Prayer as we search for a new rector

Almighty God, you know the needs of your Church in every place: look graciously upon us, the people of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and grant us the guidance of your Holy Spirit as we seek a new Rector for this parish. Give us discernment, wisdom, and confidence in your timing. Guide the members of our Search Committee, as they labor to be […]

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Worship during Lent

Henry Nouwen once described Lent as the season during which winter and spring struggle with each other for dominance. It is an appropriate image because during this time of year the darkness and light within each of us can become locked in conflict. We are called not only to examine the integrity of our own […]

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