Ash Wednesday Service
Join us for the Ash Wednesday service at Noon, 12 p.m. Wednesday March 5, for the start of the Lenten Season.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
— Collect for Ash Wednesday
Remember, the better your Lent, the better your Easter. Join us at St. Chad's for sincere, traditional Christian worship throughout the entire Lenten Season.
“How We Got Here” — New Study Group – Sundays at 9
We have obtained copies of a pamphlet written by our founding Bishop Edwin Caudill.
This extraordinary tome covers the essentials of our Anglican faith in his typical friendly and professional way, and traces “how we got here” from the command of Our Lord two-thousand years ago to the present time; with accounts of the history of the early Church Fathers, the teachings of the Church and our participation in the sacraments and corporate worship.
During the Lenten Season we have the opportunity to read and study this work together, meeting at 9:00 o’clock every Sunday morning starting March 9.
Everyone is invited. Join in this opportunity for a new Lenten project this year to study and learn together.
True, Traditional Anglican Worship
Set on a quiet street among a grove of trees in a major Texas city, is a native stone Anglican Church. This is St. Chad’s Parish Church, which offers the worship services of this historic faith.
The Anglican worship services held here are much unchanged from the adoption of rites into the English language by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1549; codified by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1558, and authorized by Parliament in 1662. These Anglican services, after a few adjustments, were authorized in 1928 for the American Church. Through the successive consecration of its bishops, this Church can trace its origin back to the Apostles, and first century Christianity.
Established in 1992, St. Chad’s Parish was named for the seventh century bishop of Lichfield, England. This Parish is home for all worship, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funeral services, as well as the fellowship, visitation, and spiritual care of its members. St. Chad’s is also a sponsor of an annual Mission to Nigeria by Bishop Ebenezer Manuagwu.
Inside this Parish Church is a warm, friendly place that meets every need for Christian assembly, worship, and fellowship. The chancel contains furniture imported from England, including the altar, the altar rail, prayer desks, and the Bishops chair; artistically hand carved cabinetwork in beautiful quarter-sawn English brown oak. This furniture was purchased from a Parish in England that closed there many years ago, and is believed to be over 200 years old.
Above the altar is a stained glass window representing the four Evangelists and other spiritual references. The window was designed and built by a Parish member, and complements the worship center of the sanctuary.
All are welcome here. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated twice on Sundays; at 8:00 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible!
May 2011 marked 400 years since the first publishing of the King James Bible. This enormous work is acknowledged to be one of the greatest influences on the English language, and the English Church at its beginning, and then as a Scripture source for nearly all of the Christian world. A visit to the Internet shows that the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible is being observed all over the world.
The King James Bible is the source of the Propers in the Book of Common Prayer, the Scripture source that we live, learn, and worship by every day of our lives.
We are pleased to add observance of this work. St. Chad's has set up a display of an original page from the very first edition of the King James Bible from 1611. It shows this actual page, a certificate of authenticity and pages detailing some history of this momentous achievement.
Due to the popularity of the exhibit, it will be available indefinitely.
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