p1616882925-4According to the Red Cross, the ongoing flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy four years ago. More than 30,000 people in Southern Louisiana have been rescued since heavy rains led to massive flooding in August 2016.

Our brothers and sisters in Louisiana need your help! According to reports on the ground (care of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast), the flooding has increasingly gotten worse even though the rain has stopped. In some areas, the water has continued to rise.

Several families of the Holy Cross faith community in Baton Rouge now have homes that are flooded. This includes Canon Ernie Saik, who has six feet of water in his home! Fortunately, most were evacuated. Even so, as Fr. Jarrett Fontenot of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Baton Rouge reported last week, “I have cancelled church tomorrow, as the road to our church is underwater…along with the adjacent interstate. Three of our members experienced flooding in their homes; two have evacuated. Overall, the church folks are good. However, the Greater Baton Rouge area will take awhile to recover.”

Fr. Jim Tomkins of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in New Orleans writes, “We are about to flood a second time this year. Please keep Allyson and I in your prayers.”

Dean Tommy Lamb of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast is coordinating additional relief for the area. Donations will support visiting mission teams aiding in the relief effort, provide temporary housing assistance to those evacuated, help clean up efforts, and support those who are underinsured.

How you can help:ardf-mission-logo

Pray: Join us in praying for the people of Louisiana who were affected by this disaster

Give: If you would like to make a donation to assist, click below to donate online or send a check to:

Anglican Relief & Development Fund
PO Box 645354
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5354

Please put “Louisiana Flood” in the memo line.




Mark your calendars

The Church of the Holy Apostles Anglican, Fort Worth,  is excited to again have Father Jerry, of Love for the Least, speaking here on October 16, 2016, at both services (8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.) and at the adult forum between services in the Parish Hall.
Fr. Jerry and his wife spend several months each year going around this country raising awareness about the three billion people who have no access to the Gospel, along with what God is doing in Northern Iraq and other hot spots in the world.  The rest of the year they and their teams are “Missionaries to the Islamic World”, making several trips into Northern Iraq, providing much needed material aid to the displaced Christians and others, while always preaching the Gospel.  He has reported that many Muslims are converting once they learn of a loving, merciful God.
Please go to his website: to learn more and then encourage others to save the date to come and hear first-hand accounts of the situation in that part of the Islamic World.

Order of st. Luke

The OSL region V healing conference will be Fr. Sept. 30 and Sat. Oct.1 2016. The featured speaker will be Chauncey Crandall, MD.

Dr. Crandall is a cardiologist, a graduate of Yale with a practice in Florida. Dr. Crandall wholly believes in the power of prayer and will describe his journey on how he got there.

The event will be held at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5923 Royal Lane, Dallas Tx 75230

For further information contact                                                                                                                    Heinz Liedke                                                                                                                                                        Tel: 817 9336921                                                                                                                                                   email:


Want to Know More about the Daughters of the Holy Cross?

DaughtersHC-logo Information & Appetizer Night – St. Stephen’s Hurst

Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm

           Please join us for appetizers and an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what we do as Daughters of the Holy Cross here at St. Stephen’s. The DHC provides us a way to support and encourage each other in living out a lifelong vow to follow Christ by focusing on the four-fold areas of prayer, service, study and evangelism.  Taking this vow is a personal decision made after completing a nine session candidate study which is designed as a time of discernment for this vow.
  We will begin our next Candidate Study on Tuesday, August 30th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, and finish up on November 15th.  The sessions will be team led by several of our members.  If you would be interested in joining us please let Susan Beebe (, 817-343-3363) know and she will reserve you a spot  and get you the manual and journal materials so you will be prepared for the first session.
August 9th – Introduction & Appetizer Night, 7pm -8:30pm
August 30th – Candidate Study Session One, 7pm – 8:30pm
September 6th – Candidate Study Session Two, 7pm – 8:30pm
September 20th – Candidate Study Session Three, 7pm – 8:30pm
September 27th – Candidate Study Session Four, 7pm – 8:30pm
October 4th – Candidate Study Session Five, 7pm – 8:30 pm
October 18th -Candidate Study Session Six, 7pm – 8:30pm
October 25th – Candidate Study Session Seven, 7pm – 8:30 pm
November 1st – Candidate Study Session Eight, 7pm – 8:30 pm
November 15th – Candidate Study Session Nine, 7pm – 8:30pm