When I came home from the Iraq War I felt like I lost everything. My first marriage ended, my untreated PTSD spiraled out of control, and I felt like God had abandoned me. During those difficult days, a friend invited me to an Episcopal Church. I went, and for the first time in a long time, while I was receiving communion, I felt that God loved me. Back then I wasn’t able to feel God’s love anywhere else in my life, but I felt it there at that altar.
This is why I’m part of this new church plant in Pflugerville. I want people to experience God’s love through the good news of Jesus and the sacramental life he calls us to. Truly nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ.
The new church plant in Pflugerville began on January 2nd, 2019, when our Vicar, the Rev. David Peters drank his first cup of coffee at West Pecan Coffee. This was 180 years after the Rev. Caleb Ives announced the formation of the first Episcopal Church in Texas, Christ Church in Matagorda in 1839. Christ Church, Matagorda first met in a Masonic hall, so we expect to utilize creative spaces as we begin this exciting new community. Every Tues-Thursday we meet for Cranmer’s Coffee Club, Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. Sunday we gather at Pfluger Park for Warrior Church, a workout and prayer group. See our events page.
We are so brand new we don’t have a name yet! For now, we are simply the New Episcopal Church in Pflugerville. Eventually, when the time is right, we will choose a name and request approval from Bishop Doyle, our Diocesan Bishop.
Pflugerville, Texas, United States