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Bishop's Voice
Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

Feast of the Reverend Pauli Murray

Liberating God, we give thee thanks for the steadfast courage of thy servant Pauli Murray, who didst fight long and well: Unshackle us from the chains of prejudice and fear, that we may

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Bishop's Voice
Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

An Open Letter from the Episcopal Bishops of African Descent

The escalation in frequency and frequency of attacks on persons of Asian descent during this pandemic has drawn our consciousness to the insidious toxicity of prejudice, scapegoating, and hate. Over the past year, we have heard of many overt and covert projections of anger onto members of the Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As Bishops of African Descent, we would like to say to anyone who has been impacted directly or indirectly by acts of anger that we suffer and stand with you. You are not alone.

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Bishop's Voice
Bishop Phoebe

2021 Bishop’s Missionary Appeal

Over the last year, we have been reminded of the critical role of technology in ministry. While we look forward to re-introducing physical presence in our interactions, we are grateful for the lessons learned as we worshiped, prayed, and served together virtually. These practices will continue to help us share the Good News throughout West Tennessee. Your donation will enable us to improve upon the good work that has already begun.

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Inspiration
Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

Lenten Opportunities 2021

Community Activities Lenten Preaching Series & Waffle Shop Begins Friday, February 19Presented by Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. 2nd St., Memphis Calvary Episcopal Church launches its 98th annual Lenten Preaching Series and

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Missional Ministries
Calvary Episcopal Church

Calvary Lenten Preaching and Waffle Shop March On

Lent 2021 breaks with tradition with some speakers participating via recorded messages from a physical distance. Attendees for in-person services will sign up in advance, wear masks, and sit spaced apart from others. A new addition for 2021–a line-up of local musicians specializing in everything from the hammer dulcimer to the harp–will play preludes to a mostly empty house. And Waffle Shop will serve customers through pre-orders and take-out food.

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COVID-19 Updates
Emily Austin

COVID-19 Update: January 26, 2021

To our diocesan family – I come before you to provide an update on the diocesan policies regarding in person worship.  Last week, the Shelby County Health Department issued a

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COVID-19 Updates
Emily Austin

COVID-19 Update: December 21, 2020

To our diocesan family, I come before you today after reviewing the most recent directives from Governor Lee and the Shelby County Health Department as well as guidance from advisors. 

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COVID-19 Updates
Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

COVID-19 Update: Nov. 11, 2020

Resumption of Activities Announcement from Bishop Phoebe To the Diocesan Family, Last month, we updated the diocesan guidelines regarding in-person worship and the resumption of Eucharist in one kind (bread

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COVID-19 Updates
Emily Austin and Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

COVID-19 Update: October 14, 2020

GUIDANCE FOR WORSHIPPERS:• The evening before the in-person worship service or church activity, each member of the household planning to attend should check their temperature (should be less than 100°

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COVID-19 Updates
Emily Austin

COVID-19 Update: August 5, 2020

To our Diocesan Family, Coronavirus continues to negatively impact our community.  I was hopeful that the summer heat and humidity would slow the spread of COVID-19 but unfortunately that has

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Bishop Phoebe Roaf
Bishop's Voice
Bishop Phoebe

COVID-19 Update from Bishop Phoebe

To our Diocesan Family, Coronavirus continues to negatively impact our community.  I was hopeful that the summer heat and humidity would slow the spread of COVID-19 but unfortunately that has

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Faithfully Memphis Podcast

Bishop Phoebe Roaf of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee sits down with Memphians and others in Shelby County regarding the issues facing our community, as well as the ways in which to explore how our faith informs our perspective and unites people from a variety of backgrounds.