Communication from our Rector
You, our St. Paul’s members, are responding with such grace to the coronavirus outbreak, and I am proud of you. These are uncertain days, yet I am grateful for each of you for the confidence you are maintaining in our Lord and for the care you are showing for our parishioners and community members who feel vulnerable, isolated and afraid. We have an important witness to share in our community as we hold fast to Christ our Lord. As St. Paul said, even in times of hardship and distress, “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Because of Christ, and as we hold fast together, we have nothing to fear.
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Communication from the Bishop of Tennessee
There will be much to assess, and much to do, as we begin to plan for our re-assembly in the future. We are a single community of faith in the diocese. I have confidence in God’s loving care and mercy. The Risen Lord is in our midst even when we are apart.
Once again, I share with you again the words from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, which apply equally well to this situation. “Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers… Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:11-13,15).
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Update on St. Paul’s Parish Events
All St. Paul’s in-person worship and gatherings are officially cancelled for the next two weeks until Monday, March 30. Communication will go out by that Monday to inform our parish about future events and circumstances. We will continue to host ministries which are essential for those most vulnerable: Alcoholics Anonymous, Coldest Nights, Nashville Cares, and the Connect Ministry.
Watch Sunday Services and Adult Christian Education Online
On Sundays, March 22 and 29, join us online for adult Christian education at 8:30 a.m. and a 10:00am Rite II service. Click here on Sunday morning to connect with St. Paul’s.
Watch, Engage and Pray with St. Paul’s
Watch, engage, and pray with us through Facebook Live for the following events at www.facebook.com/stpauls1892.
- Morning Prayers, each weekday at 9:50 a.m.
- Morning Reflection on N T Wright, 10 a.m. each weekday through Lent led by David Rowe
- Compline, 8:30 p.m. each evening through Lent led by Angela Tipps
- Tuesday’s with Morris
- Wednesday evening Lenten Class, 6 p.m.
Listen to Past Sermons
Listen to our past sermons online or through your favorite podcasting app by searching “St. Paul’s Murfreesboro”. Each week St. Paul’s posts the audio recording of our latest sermon online on our webpage.
You Are Not Alone
Especially in times of uncertainty and fear, we have a witness to share because of our trust in our risen Lord who has conquered death. We are able to lead in our community with confidence and grace as we care for one another and we care for our broader community. We will make it through this together.