(Tennesseean) St. Andrew’s Parish in Nashville to bid home sad farewell

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Members of St. Andrew’s Parish in Nashville will split their time this week between preparing for Christmas and packing up their church’s possessions.

The congregation will hold worship services on Sunday and Christmas Day and then say goodbye to the property that has been its home for more than 50 years.

“There’s a lot of grieving going on here,” said the Rev. James Guill, pastor of St. Andrew’s.

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Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:16 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ralph wrote:

“This is a time, not for exaltation, but for thanksgiving to God for his mercy. We find grace to sustain us in the most difficult circumstances.”

Huh? Non sequitur, Bishop. The baby Jesus is crying.

December 24, 8:48 am | [comment link]
2. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

And the Episcopal Diocese is not even going to make a facade of turning it back into a functional parish church…it’s going to use it to house church bureaucracy. There’s some Christmas cheer for you…

December 24, 10:15 am | [comment link]
3. APB wrote:

With bishops like this, it is easy to see how Dr. Schori gets her way.

December 24, 10:26 am | [comment link]
4. Capt. Father Warren wrote:

Just amazing what happens to some brains when the Mitre goes on.  I knew John Baurschmidt when he was rector of Christ Church in Covington, LA.  Never had a clue he would be the “sue ‘em” type bishop for the PB.  So sad.

December 24, 11:16 am | [comment link]
5. Statmann wrote:

The Southwast Region iss the only region in TEC that shows signs of vitality.  Same-sex marriage may well be the final line in the sand.  If TEC were to lose bigtime in the SE, it could face a financial crisis by GC in 2015.  Pledge dives for 2013 should provide early indicators.  Statmann

December 24, 9:52 pm | [comment link]
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