As you head to Mitchell Hall, you may notice a new framed black and white picture on the wall. This is a picture of the Anglican Bishops gathered for the 1948 Lambeth Conference. The 1948 Lambeth Conference opened at Lambeth Palace in England, with 314 bishops, 14 archbishops, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, in attendance. Together, they represented some 20,000,000 Anglicans world-wide. This was the first Conference since 1930, being disrupted by World War II.
This Conference produced teaching on the Christian doctrine of man, human rights, the Church and war, Communism, Education, the Christian way of life, Church unity, Holy Matrimony, Baptism and Confirmation, and more. This photograph reminds us of the beauty and the gift that is the Anglican way of life.
Lambeth Palace has been the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury since 1200 AD. The Lambeth Conference, until most recently, has met every 10 years. The first Conference was held in 1867. Bishops from around the Anglican Communion are invited to attend by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Would you be able to adopt-a-door and help us pay to refinish and restore our outside doors? We are in the process of doing just that. Philip Stanback is doing the work. He is sanding the solid oak doors down and properly restoring and refinishing each one. It costs us roughly $300.00 to fully finish one door. Can you adopt-a-door? If not any part of that will help us out a great deal. You can make your contribution online from our Parish Website. Go to www.stjohnsfortworth.com and click on “Online Giving” from the front page. Find the option “Adopt-a-Door”. Thank you so much, Gerald Gregory, Jr. Warden.
Support by Text-Giving
You can make any contribution to St John’s using your smart phone. It’s extremely easy and very secure. All you do is text the amount you would like to give to the number assigned to St. John’s, which is 1-817-477-6437. Put this number in your directory or address book in your phone for future use. The first time you text this number ,you will be prompted to visit a secure web address. Once you are registered, you will not need to repeat this step with future text-giving. After completing the registration follow the directions to make your donation. You will immediately receive a confirmation text showing your donation was successful.
Please remember you can also give online by visiting our website at www.stjohnsfortworth.com and clicking on “Online Giving.”