It is our privilege to have Bishop Shannon Johnston with us for the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil is truly the highpoint of the Christian year and is the most celebratory (and opulent!) worship experience we offer. Bishop Johnston will preside and preach, and he will also baptize, confirm and receive new members into the Episcopal Church. Everyone is invited to participate. If you or a loved one wish to be baptized or received "officially" into the Episcopal Church, please contact the church office.
This year's Lenten reflections from St. Paul's are posted daily here.
The meditations were written by the members and friends of our parish. They honor our mutual commitment to lifelong spiritual formation. Inspired by the Scripture readings each day, every offering is original and reflects the thoughts, interpretations, and feelings of the author.
We hope that these meditations will help guide your journey through the Holy Season of Lent. May our lives be enriched as we share our understandings in these offerings.
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!
3/15: Medical Aspects with Dr. Dudley Rochester
3/22: Faith Perspectives with St. Paul's Clergy
4/12: Legal/Ethical Aspects with Ashley Hurst, Clinical Ethics Fellow, UVA
4/19: How to Have the Conversation/Conclusion & Discussion with Dr. Margaret Mohrmann
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.
PACEM Benefit Concert – On Sunday, March 22, St. Paul’s is fortunate to host a solo concert by Tim Shelton. Tim is a national recording artist who made his name in Bluegrass leading the band New Found Road. He is now striking out on a solo career that finds him branching out musically (hear a sampling at timsheltomusic.net). His show will include a mix of musical selections, including some old time gospel standards. The show will be a 3:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary. Tim is donating his time and talents for the show, but we are asking for attendees to consider donating $10 or whatever is comfortable to a free-will offering to support the PACEM ministry. Please come out to hear a great show, support a great cause and have some fellowship. Bring friends!
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.