Ecumenical Dialogue Group
Are you interested in forming ecumenical bonds in our community, learning about other beliefs and practices, and sharing our Episcopal beliefs and practices with others?
St. Martin’s has been invited by Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Community in Colleyville to explore our common elements of faith to strengthen mutual Christian understanding. Come and be a part of these discussions and experiences! Together we will share, learn, and nurture a sense of reverence and peace among all God’s children.
This ecumenical dialogue group will have a sequence of three meetings, each about two hours long. Meetings will be informal, fluid, friendly, and informative. The first meeting was Thursday, October 18, at Good Shepherd Catholic Community. Check out an outline of the first class!
Next meeting – Tuesday, November 20 at St. Martin’s
St. Martin’s will host the second meeting from 7-9 pm on Tuesday, November 20 – all are welcome! The topic that evening will be Anglican theology, history, liturgy, etc. Join us and the group from Good Shepherd in the large parish hall in our school building.
The third meeting will again be at Good Shepherd in Spring 2019.
Questions? Father Scot McComas at scot.mccomas@
Pulpit exchange on January 20
We’re going to have a pulpit exchange with Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Community. Each church will have a different preacher on Sunday, January 20, to round out our ecumenical dialogue, to strengthen our mutual understanding, and to unite us in our common desire to draw closer to God who loves us all. This particular Sunday is chosen because it falls in the internationally-observed Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed from January 18- 25, between the feast days of St. Peter and St. Paul. In this week we pray and act for the unity of the Church.
Father Richard Eldredge will deliver the sermon at St. Martin-in-the-Fields at our 10:30 am service, and St. Martin’s will welcome the group from Good Shepherd in worship and in fellowship. After the service ends, we can get to know one another better over coffee, lemonade, and snacks, and talk about our shared experiences.
Father Scot McComas will deliver a sermon at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Community at 11 am, and you are welcome to attend Mass there and share fellowship with our sisters and brothers in Christ at Good Shepherd.
Christian unity matters
Our society today is recognizably polarized; our faith need not reflect that. Working toward unity begins with understanding gained through dialogue and experience. There’s no better place to start than dialogue and shared worship with other local Christians from another denomination! Join us in reaching toward understanding and connection.