Episcopal Church

of Wichita Falls

All Saints Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Sunday  Morning Worship
with Communion
10:30 AM

905 Church Street
Decatur, TX 76234
Sunday Morning Worship
with Communion
10:00 AM




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Another successful downtown dinner! Special thanks to SuzAnne Russell!

Posted March 19

Downtown Dinner March 21st

Don't Forget it is our Tuesday for the Downtown Dinner this week! Shepherd's Pie or, if you prefer, Cottage Pie will be the main course! Thanks SuzAnne!

Posted June 23

ECWF Helps to Feed Homeless
Downtown dinner this past Tuesday was a lot of fun. It was Taco Tuesday!!! It was very well received! We
fed over 50 people who ate at Metropolitan Community Church, and others took ‘to go’ boxes for
loved ones who couldn’t make it. Those from ECWF who helped include: Mark Peterson,
Brent Walker, Vicki Walker, Ann Coleman, Ann Lucas and SuzAnne Russell. Next dinner is planned for September 20th – Menu and plans to follow!

Thank you SuzAnne for spearheading this outreach!


Posted May 27

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls completed another school year of committment to PowerPaks 4 Kids! The last PowerPak packing session was May 17, and the Episcopalians did their durn best to make sure hunger doesn't interfere with the education of some of our most vulnerable children.

Posted May 27

Check out The Episcopal Church of Wise County. Cleanliness is next to Godliness so I have heard, and here it is manifest. The Episcopal Church of Wise County provided laundry supplies to those in need of such to help keep a clean shirt on thier backs!

Posted March 19

Suzanne Russell planned, organized and rolled up her sleeves and cooked enough cottage pie to feed more than 40 needy of the community Tuesday night at Metropolitan Community Church on Travis Street. ECWF folks supplied desserts. This quarterly outreach project is not funded through the operating budget; however donations totaling  $175 were received and covered cost of entrée, salad, fruit and lemonade.

Suzanne discovers that she didn't bite off

more than she could chew!

SuzAnne Russell bought many of the goodies for the Shepherd's Pie, along with donations from others.  Pies and cookies galore would also contributed by ECWF folks.  We don't have a budget item for this outreach at this point, generally people donating for needs goods and expenses for these events. 

SuzAnne received $100 in cash donations for her expenses and ECWF received $75 in donations specifically for this meal.  And wow that matched!!  Roughly $175 in expenses and $175 in donations for this outreach effort.

Thanks to all ... especially to SuzAnne for doing the HARD work!!


Posted March 6

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls' outreach is our ongoing project to embody Christ in the world, and to make the world a little more kind. It is intrinsic to the process that we perceive need, devise a response, and follow through; what is not always clear is who benefits the most. We grow, we try, we cry, we smile, we carry on.


For the past several years Episcopal Church members have taken part in the POWER PAK 4 KIDS program sponsored by the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank. This participation has been an ongoing part of our outreach commitment, and we welcome newcomers to participate in our work. The next packing session will take place on Tuesday, March 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the parish hall at 5023 Lindale.

The W.F.I.S.D serves between 69% and 99% of its elementary school populations free or reduced-price meals on a regular basis. Many of these recipient children do not have adequate food at home on the weekends. POWER PAK 4 KIDS attempts to provide these hungry children with the nourishment they require to arrive at school on Mondays ready to learn.

About a dozen Episcopalians and their friends from other denominations, meeting once every three weeks throughout the academic year, have been helping to make the Power Pak project work. And this is how our work sessions progress:

1. We stuff each of the empty plastic bags (currently363) with a nutrition-themed coloring page and a note from The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls. 

2. As soon as the WFAFB driver delivers the food, we form an assembly line and fill each of the plastic sacks with 11 items of non-perishable and easy-to-access food.


3. We carry the food-filled sacks outside to load up a couple of the workers’ SUV’s.



4. We rest from our labors to enjoy a home-made dessert with coffee and conversation.

5. A few of us drive to the Farris Early Childhood Center and unload the sacks onto carts and roll them indoors to the multi-purpose room there.

6. We unload the carts to a storage area from which teachers will distribute the sacks into the backpacks of designated children at Farris and two other facilities each Friday afternoon.