Bishop’s Statement

May 31, 2020

Statement of the Rt Rev’d John Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee, on the recent Nashville rally against police violence, and the confrontation that followed:

Episcopalians in Middle Tennessee join with many others in decrying the ongoing incidents of violence in our nation over the past few weeks, directed against individual African-Americans. The expectation of safety for all is a foundation of civil society. In its absence, we acknowledge the anger generated, in members … Read more

Scriptural Centering

May 29, 2020

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers another Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on 1 Timothy 2:1. (Intercessory Prayer)

Bishop John offers another Scriptural centering on prayer in the time of the Coronavirus.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Scriptural Centering

May 22, 2020

Bishop John Bauerschmidt offers a Scriptural Centering, introducing The Wilderness Road (Acts 8), for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee.

Bishop John introduces “The Wilderness Road: Acts 8.”

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Scriptural Centering

May 15, 2020

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers a Scriptural Centering on Thanksgiving based on Psalm 150 for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee,

Scripture Centering: Psalm 150

Bishop John has a new Scriptural Centering, for prayer in the time of the Coronavirus.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bishop’s Updated Pastoral Letter

May 8, 2020

Dear Clergy and Parishioners of the Diocese of Tennessee,

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:2).

These words of greeting from the Apostle Paul, written to the Church in Philippi, are appropriate for us. Shortly after greeting them, St. Paul reflects on all that has happened to him in his ministry, the many challenges and crises. “I want you to know, beloved, that … Read more

Scriptural Centering

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers a new Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on Colossians 1:28-29

Bishop John offers a Scriptural Centering arising from his video conference with the clergy of the Diocese this week.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Scriptural Centering

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers this Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on Mark 10:32-34

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Bishop’s Updated Pastoral Letter

April 24, 2020

Dear Clergy and Parishioners of the Diocese of Tennessee,

“Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:4-5).

I write to you in the great fifty days of the Easter Season, … Read more

Scriptural Centering

April 24, 2020

Bishop John and Caroline offer this Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee from their home in Nashville.

Bishop John and Caroline Bauerschmidt have a new Scriptural Centering for Eastertide.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Scriptural Centering

April 17, 2020
Bishop John Bauerschmidt

Bishop John has a new Scriptural Centering for Easter Week.

Bishop John has a new Scriptural Centering for Easter Week.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, April 16, 2020