Mike Patterson

Biography

Mike Patterson is a member of St. Michael and All Saints Episcopal Church in Blanco, Texas. He writes regularly for The Church News, the newsletter of the Diocese of West Texas.

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May 20, 2019

Diocese of West Texas volunteers pray for the health of their newly planted plum tree outside the Hozho Wellness Center in Farmington, N.M. Photo: Mike Patterson [Diocese of West Texas – Farmington, New Mexico] Generations of...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 13. Bishops express gratitude to...

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Over the next three years, dioceses will have an opportunity to review the province they are currently in and explore whether they wish to become affiliated with a different province. As approved...

July 12, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The House of Bishops on July 12 approved a resolution to develop and implement a “shareholder engagement plan” to guide dioceses, churches and individual Episcopalians investing in gun manufacturers...

July 12, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Three days ago, Native Alaskan Bernadette Demientieff appeared at joint session of the 79th General Convention and spoke about the destruction of the Gwich’in way of life, now threatened by drilling...

July 11, 2018

Sandra Montes performing during the July 7 Austin revival. Photo: Courtney Thompson/Diocese of Upper South Carolina [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Throughout the 79th General Convention, Sandra Montes has been one of the...

July 11, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 11. Episcopal News Service...

July 10, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] About two dozen clergy and lay leaders gathered the evening of July 9 at the 79thGeneral Convention to bear witness to the gun violence they have experienced in their lives, share their frustration...

July 9, 2018

Paula Elmore, left, assists Alice Holinger, deputy from Alaska, as she shops for Navajoland products. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Stroll the corridors of the sprawling...

July 8, 2018

Philip Schentrup speaks to those attending the public witness against gun violence on July 6. His daughter, Carmen, was among those killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Evelyn Schentrup watches. The family are members...

July 7, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry wears a chasuble depicting the life of Mary at the opening Eucharist of the General Convention. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News Service Against a medieval backdrop, the Holy Family flees to...

July 7, 2018

Philip Schentrup stands with his family as he addresses the House of Bishops about gun violence. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Philip and April Schentrup, Episcopalians whose...

July 6, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] How does social justice fit into the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church? This the question a proposed resolution presented during the 79thGeneral Convention would seek to understand....

July 6, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] How does social justice fit into the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church? This the question a proposed resolution presented during the 79thGeneral Convention would seek to understand....

July 6, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] More than a half-dozen speakers appeared before the Ministry Committee on July 6 to voice their support for a resolution that would eventually lead to scholarship funding for individuals pursuing...

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