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An Update on the Bishop Search and Transition Process

Bishop Search logo - CopyThe Search Committee has already begun their work of listening to the people of
The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee in order for them to develop an
accurate profile of our Diocese. This is a vital step in discerning the
qualities and gifts we are seeking for our next Bishop, and the Search
Committee wants as much data as they can gather.

 The Online Survey

The first way the Committee will gather data will be through a detailed online
survey about the Diocese and our hopes for our next Bishop. The survey will
take about 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single session. We
hope you will set aside half an hour to share your perspective. To start, please click here to take the survey.

If someone is not able to access the survey on a computer, we can provide a
paper copy. The Search Committee really does want to hear from everyone possible!

  

Holy Listening
Sessions — Save the Date!

In addition to the online survey, the Search Committee will also be gathering
data by hosting eight Listening Sessions throughout the Diocese during Lent.
You are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions to provide your
insight.

Monday, February 19,
2018:  Grace-St. Luke's, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Saturday, February
24, 2018:  St. Luke's, Jackson, 9:30-11:30 AM

Tuesday, February,
27, 2018:  All Saint's, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, February
28, 2018:  Emmanuel, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Saturday March 3,
2017:  St. Mary's,  Dyersburg, 9:30-11:30 AM

Sunday, March 4,
2018:  St. George's, Germantown, 1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, March 8,
2018:  St. Matthew's, Covington, 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, March 12,
2018:  Grace, Paris, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Website

The Search Committee is building a website to share news and other information
about the Search and Transition process. There’s not a lot of content yet, but
over time, you will find everything you need to know at: wtnbishop.com

We hope that you will take the time to get involved and make your contribution.
On behalf of the Search Committee, thank you in advance for taking the time to
make a difference in this critically important decision in the life of our
church.

Blessings,

Gayle McCarty+ and
Lavonnie Perry Claybon, co-chairs, Search Committee

The Sunday Sermon

Each week we will post the previous Sunday's sermon to our YouTube channel and you can follow the links from this page to see any of them. The list below is just the most recent sermons, but additional videos are available on YouTube.

We have to listen carefully to hear what Go is calling us to do, Mother Dorothy's sermon January 14, 2018

The power of the life force that we call water - to cleanse, to heal, to nourish, to sweep away what is past, to create new existence, to forge new identities, to create covenantal relationship...Welcoming our newest member by baptism on this day that we recall the Baptism of Christ. Mother Dorothy's sermon January 7, 2018

 Don't leave before the miracle happens, Mother Dorothy's Christmas Eve sermon

Responding obediently to God's call to us, Father David's Advet IV service

What kind of persons are we to be while we wait for Christ's return? The time that we're given in waiting is time for us to do a bit of revision, to make certain that we are living godly, holy lives. Father David's sermon, on 2 Peter 3:8-15a. 

Staying awake, being prepared for God doing new things in our lives..Sunday's sermon...

On Deborah - wife, prophetess and judge - and a God who is always inviting us back into relationship, lifting up the unexpected, and empowering us to work together to accomplish the impossible. Today's sermon...

Are we prepared to proclaim the Gospel message, and promote justice, peace and love? Are we ready? Today's sermon...

Remembering the saints who have gone before, and whose lives and witness remind us that no one is invisible to our God. A sermon on Matthew 5:1-12.

Giving God the best that we have...Today's sermon on Matthew 22:15-22...

How well prepared are you to accept the invitation to the King's banquet?

Are we bringing forth all of the mercy and love that we can from God's vineyard? The world - and all of those who are being forgotten - are counting on us. A sermon on Matthew 21:33-46.

"Is the Lord among us, or not?" How many of our sisters and brothers around the world who are without access to clean water are asking that question today? And how do we respond?

God commands us not to covet our neighbor's possessions, and many of us do not wish we had what others have. However, consider the human resentment that other's have the same as we do, but have not. in our eyes, worked as hard as we have to achieve it. Father Carletta asks if that is not the same as coveting God's power to forgive, and who is forgiven and how.coveting God's power to forgive, and who is forgiven and how.

Forgiving, because we are forgiven. Loving, because we are loved. Being reconciled with our brothers and sisters - God's created. Today's sermon.

Jesus instructed us to love our neighbor as ourselves, but sometimes when our neighbor is very different from us, it is difficult. However, that is precisely the moment we should remember that no matter our differences as Christians we have committed our lives to respecting the lives of every human being. And that may require us to stand up for others when they are mistreated.And that may require us to stand up for others when they are mistreated.

Who will we choose to remember? Whose stories will we choose to pass on to the next generation? Hearing again the story of two Hebrew midwives who chose God over Pharaoh, as we ask ourselves how we are called to stand against injustice and oppression...Today's sermon.

How do we respond to our human-kin this day? Leaving one another in the proverbial pit? Selling one another for a few pieces of silver? Sitting in silence while others suffer? Or can we be part of something else - rescuing one another from the flood waters, and lighting the path to love? Today's sermon...

Today, August 6 - the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Bearing the light of Christ into a dark world...today's sermon...

The next time someone tells you that you're not good enough, not worthy enough, not the image that they have in mind...remember who and whose you are. A sermon on Genesis 29, and the story of Leah and Rachel...

We can run, but we cannot hide from the God who made us, who knows us, and in spite of all of our shortcomings, loves us, still. Lessons from Genesis 28, and Jacob's story.

Blessed, and called to be a blessing to others. Lessons from Esau and Jacob.

What we learn about facing adversity from Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah...Mother Dorothy's sermon on Genesis 24...

Does Abraham's obedience to God in agreeing to sacrifice Isaac bring about the fracture of his family? How do we remain faithful even when the most precious things in our lives are at stake? Today's sermon...

No matter how much we think that evil has the last word, it is God who has the last word. And God's last word of healing brushes away the hurt to allow us to see the well of God's goodness that is right in front of us. Hagar, and the promises of God. Today's sermon...

Rev. Noble Walker's sermon June 18th, 2017...

We find community among fellow believers. We may speak different languages, come from different backgrounds, understand in different ways. But our shared love of God draws us together to be nourished in Word and fellowship, and empowered by the Holy Spirit at work in our lives to help us make a difference in the lives of others and in this world. Mother Dorothy's sermon....

Rev. Noble Walker's sermon May 28th

Speaking the language of Christ...Speaking the language of love...Mother Dorothy's sermon...

How much are we empowered when the scriptural texts that have been used to exclude us are used instead to include us? On being the chosen people, a royal priesthood, God's own people, delivered from darkness into light. Mother Dorothy's sermon...

When anyone suffers, we all suffer. When anyone is sick, we are all sick. Lessons on "being" Church from the Acts of the Apostles: Grow together in community, celebrate the abundance from God, share with all in need.

Padre Walker asks us how we deal with disappointment and says our faith should continue to give us hope in difficult circumstances.

Sometimes questioning God leads us to a better understanding of Him. Mother Dorothy encourages young people to continue to ask questions and seek answers in scripture.

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Why we must proclaim the Good News in word and deed - and not allow our voices to be silenced! Today's sermon, from Mother Dorothy!

From the first Passover - to the Crucifixion - to today: The blood of the Lamb that was shed for us still covers and protects us, and the final plague of death will pass over those who choose to follow God's path.

The Rev. Noble Walker asks "What are the stones in your life that prevent you from experiencing new life and resurrection?"

How to not miss the gift of grace that's waiting for us just because we don't recognize the packaging...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent...

God asks us to trust and obey him with the strength and courage given to us by the Holy Spirit...Rev. Noble Walker's sermon on March 12th.

God's holy Word...still our protection, still our help. Mother Dorothy's sermon, on the first Sunday of Lent..

Coming down from the mountaintop - transformed, unafraid and ready to serve. Today's sermon...

Jesus  is the cornerstone of and foundation of our spiritual lives, but each of us is a special brick in His house called to contribute to it as best we can.

God gave us the 10 commandments as a template to follow to happiness, all you have to do is follow them.

No empty words, no empty ritual...God wants our hearts, God wants us to be the light of the world. Today's sermon.

The call to follow Jesus...our unique gifts valued, no special skills required....Sunday, January 22, 2017

What are we looking for? Jesus still invites us to come and see what really matters...Today's sermon.

What's in a name? What does it mean to call ourselves followers of Jesus? Mother Dorothy explains it requires a commitment from us to claim that name for ourselves.

Sowing seeds of peace amid turbulent times...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the first Sunday of Advent...

Never tire of doing good....the hurting people in God's world need to see the light and love of God radiating through us..

Mother Dorothy explores the process which brings us together - from being alone, to being with God and into caring for each other in our community.

God is with us - God is always with us - even in the midst of our most difficult trials. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from October 9, on Jeremiah 29 and Luke 17.

The Church will remain relevant as long as we remember how it is that we order our lives: pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, gentleness, generosity, sharing, helping all of God's people. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from today. You can listen to Mother Dorothy's sermon here.

Padre Noble Walker talks about the importance of letting God mold our lives and accepting he has better things in our future than we can imagine. To hear his inspiring sermon, click here.

After becoming the first African American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming in the Olympics, Simone Manuel reflected, "it's not about me, but those who came before me and those who will come after me who now know it's possible." Giving thanks for the cloud of witnesses who paved the way of faith for us, as we take our own place in leaving a legacy for those who follow. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon...

Faith is the belief that somewhere out there beyond the dark, cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea, beyond war-torn countries, beyond tent-cities and ghettos, there is safety and a better life, with God and God's people who hear the call to help. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon, on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16.

God didn't entrust us with all of this "stuff" for us just to hoard it...Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on Luke 12:13-21...

"Your kingdom come" is not a passive petition to God...hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on how prayer changes us, and how we are called to change the world.

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Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Room B. Fr. David is leading a discussion of the Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, using a volume in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series by Scott M. Lewis.  We read one chapter per week. Also, we watch the version of each chapter that is presented in Philip Saville's 2003 film The Gospel of John. The commentary by Lewis is available for purchase in St. George's Bookshoppe. All are invited to join our Bible Study!

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