February 21, 2021

 Morning Prayer online only at 8:30 and afterward on our Facebook page and at 11:00am and afterward on our YouTube channel.


Godly Play Sunday School - 9:30 am via Zoom:

 “The Great Parable” - told by Barbara Prunty

Contact formation@oteyparish for the link.


Sunday Forum, 9:30am-10:30am via Zoom: "Otey and the University" presented by John McCardell, past Vice-Chancellor of the University. Zoom info: GhWdGk3Z1YxRjVOVGpSMnNIdz09,  Meeting ID: 819 4921 2720; Passcode: 980868.


Fire on the Mountain Youth Sunday School - Fire on the Mountain meets 4-6 pm in St. Mark's Hall (with appropriate social distance) for games, snacks, a story, and a time of reflection. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited; please wear a mask. For more information contact Jeannie formation@oteyparish.org. 

Wednesday Night Learning Series on Reading While Black

with special appearance by Esau McCaulley  through March 24

According to Isaiah, true practice of religion ought to result in concrete change, the breaking of yokes. He does not mean the occasional private act of liberation, but “to break the chains of injustice.” What could this mean other than a transformation of the structures of societies that trap people in hopelessness? Jesus has in mind the creation of a different type of world.

― Esau McCaulley, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

During the season of Lent, Otey will host a learning series based on McCaulley’s groundbreaking new book. Steeped in Scripture and gorgeously written, Reading While Black will serve as a framework for considering the implications of Christian theology and text through the lens of the Black Christian experience. Author Esau McCaulley will join us the final night of the series.


Feb 24 – Chapter 1. The South Got Somethin’ to Say: Making Space for Black Ecclesial Interpretation

Mar 3 – Chapter 3. Tired Feet, Rested Souls: The New Testament and the Political Witness of the Church and Chapter 4. Reading While Black: The Bible and the Pursuit of Justice

Mar 10 – Chapter 2: Freedom Is No Fear: The New Testament and a Theology of Policing

Mar 17 – Chapter 6. What Shall We Do With This Rage? The Bible and Black Anger

Mar 24 – Discussion with author Esau McCaulley

Please join us each Wednesday via Zoom from 7 to 8 pm, by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82410831318?pwd=WUszaHFCckFVSS9qWmM2MDlKbFBJQT09. Or open your Zoom account and enter: Meeting ID: 824 1083 1318; Passcode: 289183

The book is available on Amazon or at your favorite bookstore.


CAC continues its work of serving the needy with food and in other ways. Director David Goodpaster is staffing CAC, taking sensible precautions while serving people in need 9 to 11am, Monday through Friday.  Please call 931-598-5927.


Parish staff members are combining in-person and remote work as best fits their duties. To meet with a staff member, please contact the staff member directly, call the office phone number (931-598-5926), or send an email (admin@oteyparish.org).

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