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.
Communication from the Bishop of Tennessee
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:2).
These words of greeting from the Apostle Paul, written to the Church in Philippi, are appropriate for us. Shortly after greeting them, St. Paul reflects on all that has happened to him in his ministry, the many challenges and crises. “I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel” (Phil. 1:12). We in our own time, faced with the Coronavirus, might make St. Paul’s words our own, and rejoice in this opportunity to deepen our faith and to share the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection more fully.
This is a time of transition in our state and in our diocese, and I write now to offer further direction regarding the worship of the church over the next two-week period.
To read his full pastoral letter click here.
Update on St. Paul’s Parish Events
As we move into a new phase of worship we will continue add a few in-person worship services each week along with our current Sunday morning virtual service. Communications will continue to go out each Friday to inform our parish about future events and offerings. We will continue to host ministries which are essential for those most vulnerable: Alcoholics Anonymous, Nashville Cares, and the Connect Ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If you are ill or in the hospital, we care! Please contact Kristine+ or Michael+
or the parish office.
- For help with grocery or prescription delivery, please contact Anna Stewart.
- For help with technology, please contact our tech team.
- If a community member needs financial help, please contact the Connect ministry with the person’s name and phone number.
- For mental health support, please contact Kristine+ and she can help you connect with mental health services.
- St. Paul’s members have been generous in funding the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. If you are in a financial pinch, please contact Kristine+ and she can confidentially offer aid.
Watch Sunday Services and Adult Christian Education Online
Each Sunday we offer Adult Christian Education at 9:00 a.m., Worship (Rite II Service) at 10:00 a.m. followed by Catechesis of the Good Shepard (Sunday School) Level I 11:00 a.m., Level II 11:30 a.m., and Level III 11:00 a.m. All links to join these particular online programs can be found on our homepage, passwords for classes can be found in the weekly eNewsletter.
Watch, Engage and Pray with St. Paul’s
Watch, engage, and pray with us through either St. Paul’s Facebook page or via Zoom.
- Morning Prayers, each weekday at 9:50 a.m. Click here to join on Zoom.
- Daily Devotional, 10 a.m. each weekday through Lent led by David Rowe. Click here to join on Facebook Live.
- Compline, 8:30 p.m. each evening through Lent led by Angela Tipps. Click here to join on Facebook Live.
- Tuesday’s with Morris, Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Click here to join on Facebook Live.
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 and on our webpage. The live recording of each week’s worship service will be available on our Youtube channel by 1:00 p.m. each Sunday.
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.