Dear Good People of Saint David’s,
After carefully watching the almost hourly change of news and advice from the WHO, CDC, State of Tennessee, Presiding Bishop and other dioceses, Saint David’s will cancel all in-person gatherings of our Sunday morning programs and worship services through April 5.
However you can participate with live or recorded videos through Saint David’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/St-Davids-Episcopal-Church-241413725918095/, or YouTube channel, Saint David’s Nashville
Organist Stephanie Budwey has recorded some organ music for us to post in the near future.
In the meantime, I would like to inform you about the following events scheduled at Saint David’s this coming week that will be either suspended or held as scheduled:
- The Parish Office will be open Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm, but we encourage to you call, text or email instead of coming into the office.
- Lay Eucharistic Visitors home communion visits–SUSPENDED
- Monday, Lectionary Explorer’s Bible Study–SUSPENDED
- EFM–Will be held as scheduled at this time
- Wednesday, Adult Choir–SUSPENDED
- Saturday, March 21 Parish Workday–Will be held as scheduled at this time
As this moment unfolds, Saint David’s will assess how we deal with future gatherings on a week to week basis.
On a personal note, I want to add that I have great concern for our members who are aged 60+ and others of various ages who have immunity challenges, asthma, diabetes or heart conditions. I want to err on the side of caution, even if I am considered foolish.
In closing, I want you to know that our suspension of Sunday programs–except for the FB Live event–does not mean that the Church stops or that the Gospel goes to sleep. I’m here for you as your priest as I always am. Carol will be receiving calls and doing as she does to pull the plow. You can contact your Wardens and Vestry with reflections and concerns. And you can love your neighbor as yourself by being a source of stability, hope and light for others in uncertain times. As I’ve said before: God has this. God has us. Let us not forget whose we are.
O God of peace, who teaches us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: Lift us with your solid and steady Spirit to your presence where we may be still and know that you are the Divine, the beginning and end of our being; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
In peace, Carolyn+