Dear Good People of Saint David’s,
After carefully watching the news and advice from the WHO, CDC, State of Tennessee, Presiding Bishop and other dioceses, Saint David’s will continue postponement of in-person gatherings of our Sunday morning programs and worship services for the time being.
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
Choir Director Laura Duke coordinates leaders for daily Morning Prayer, to be posted on Saint David’s YouTube channel.
In the meantime, I would like to inform you about the following events scheduled at Saint David’s each week:
- The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm, but we encourage you to call, text or email instead of coming into the office.
- Lay Eucharistic Visitors home communion visits–SUSPENDED
- Monday Lectionary Explorer’s Bible Study–online through Zoom (contact the parish office for login information)
- EFM–held as scheduled through Zoom
- Wednesday, Adult Choir–SUSPENDED but the choir meets by Zoom for fun
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 YouTube and FB Live events and recordings–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+