By TERRY LEE GOODRICH
Star-Telegram staff writer
The head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, will visit Dallas for a blessing service for a community garden Monday afternoon.
Episcopalians in the Fort Worth Diocese have chartered two large buses to travel to Dallas for the event, and many Episcopalians from Granbury, Wichita Falls and other cities near the Metroplex are also expected to attend, said George Komechak, who is helping to organize the trip.
The 2:30 p.m. service will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church's Community Garden, where church members grow vegetables for local food banks.
Schori will also tour restored church buildings, event organizers said.
The Fort Worth group will travel to Dallas for Schori's appearance, even though leaders of the Fort Worth Diocese do not support her. Diocese officials asked the leader of world Anglicanism, which includes the U.S. Episcopal Church, to give Fort Worth an alternate national leader to Schori, who supports gay relationships. The appeal was denied.