St. Stephen Presbyterian Church Celebrates Kirkin’ of the Tartan October 15
St. Stephen Presbyterian Church will hold its annual “Kirkin’ of the Tartan” worship service in its cathedral-style sanctuary on Sunday, October 15, at 11:00 am. The service includes music from the Fort Worth Scottish Pipes and Drums as well as special music by the St. Stephen choir conducted by Organist and Director of Music Ministries Mitchell Crawford, and the procession of tartans. It is followed by a large luncheon in the Parish Hall with traditional favorites, including haggis. All are welcome to attend.
The Kirkin’ of the Tartan is a service that celebrates the Scottish heritage of the Presbyterian Church USA. “St. Stephen is an unusually beautiful and apt venue for a Kirkn’ service,” says its pastor, Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch. “That’s why it has drawn a loyal and enthusiastic following over the years. Celebrating the Kirkin’ at St. Stephen is considered by many to be a unique Fort Worth event.”
St. Stephen Presbyterian Church is a welcoming and inclusive congregations of believers in Jesus Christ that has served the Fort Worth community since 1884. It is a co-founder of the Presbyterian Night Shelter and of Room in the Inn, a community-wide ministry of congregations welcoming the homeless into their buildings in the hottest and coldest months of the year. St. Stephen is known for its excellent music program and high-church-style worship.