Please join Zephyrus in this ancient form of worship. Based on the medieval Daily Hours, Evensong has been sung every day in the Anglican Communion since the sixteenth century. It is a beautiful pause in our busy lives, surrounded by candles, music, and prayers. The service wil feature works by English Renaissance composer William Byrd. Be present “in the beauty of holiness!”
Please save the date for Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Paul Jones arena for the IMPACT Nehemiah Action! FACT: Over 3,000 inmates in our regional jail (over 3/4 of their annual population!) struggle with substance abuse issues - and women inmates have compounding issues as victims of domestic violence. Creating a local service solution will save lives, and save money. Come to the Nehemiah Action and you WILL help make a difference.
Sabbath, a short book written by Rabbi Abraham Heschel in 1951, is a gem. Heschel escaped the Nazis in the 1930s and went on to teach in New York. In this book, Heschel writes from an Orthodox Jewish perspective about universal truths of God’s gift of taking a day off once a week from whatever rat race ensnares us. “Sabbath,” says Rabbi Heschel, “is an opportunity to mend our tattered lives.” Rector Jim Richardson will lead a book discussion group on Wednesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. on April 8. You can purchase the book online, and we have a limited number of copies for use in the class.
The Old Testament on DVD: The Great Courses presents Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, whose lectures are informative, insightful, and even entertaining. At Community Night each week after dinner, Paula Kettlewell leads the group in viewing and discussing two lectures from the series. This course continues April 8.
May 6-27: Bible Women – All Their Words and Why They Matter by Lindsay Hardin Freeman (Gillian Breckenridge and Pastor Elaine, discussion facilitators)
Sessions will run from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
June 7-28: Whispering the Word – Hearing Women’s Stories in the Old Testament by Jacqueline E. Lapsley
(Gillian Breckenridge, Joe Lenow, and Pastor Elaine, discussion facilitators)
Sessions will start after the 10:00 a.m. service on the four Sundays in June, June 7, 14,21, and 28.
Both books are available on Amazon.
We now publish a monthly Vestry News article on our website. Typically included are a summary article, minutes and financial reports. See the link on the menu to the left or click here.
Please join us in the library after the 10 a.m. service (11:30-12:15) to discuss various aspects related to making end-of-life care decisions. This four-part series will address questions such as: What does it mean to be on life-support? or choose comfort care? What is "life-prolonging treatment"? How will my loved ones know what to do should something unexpected happen? How do I ensure that my wishes are fulfilled? What does my faith say about care at the end of life? When do I need to start talking to my family about my end-of-life decisions? Please see the schedule below. Adults of all ages are welcome!
4/19: How to Have the Conversation/Conclusion & Discussion with Dr. Margaret Mohrmann
View the St. Paul's 2014 Annual Report here.
View the St. Paul's Calendar - Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 here.
View the Building Task Force Interim Report by clicking here.
View Be Bold! Discerning God's Call - Claiming God's Vision, the 2012 St. Paul's Long Range Planning report by clicking here.
View the 2011 St. Paul's Long Range Planning report by clicking here.