Chili and Pumpkin-Carving

Sunday, October 30 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Chili and Pumpkin-Carving - Join us on Sunday, October 30 after the 10 a.m. service for chili, apple cider and pumpkin-decorating! St. Paul's will provide the cider and the fixings, but we need volunteers to bring chili, cornbread and sweets.  Bring a pumpkin to carve, a carving tool and an apron (if you want). We will have some small pumpkins for young ones to paint; please feel free to bring more. This is always great fun, so come join and get ready for Halloween!

Commemoration of All Faithful Departed

Wednesday, November 2 - 5:30 p.m and Sunday, November 6 - 9:30 a.m.

MumsBeginning October 16 and continuing for the following two Sundays, memorial books will be available for the entry of names of those who have died that you would like to have remembered as part of our All Souls' Commemoration on November 2 (officially known as the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed). This year, the reading of the names will occur twice: once at our Taizé Evening Prayer service on Wednesday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m., and again between the services on Sunday, November 6, when we observe All Saints' Day. In addition, you are invited to bring a photograph or other memento and place it on the high altar beginning on Sunday, October 30. These mementos will remain in place for the week following our All Saints' Day observance. (Please label all items to allow for the return to their rightful owners.)

Compline at St. Paul's

Monday nights at 9 p.m.

Join us for sung Compline! The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning 'completion' (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. Join us at 9 p.m. each Monday evening in the Chancel of the Nave beginning November 7. The chants are simple, and the service is brief. Many find it deeply moving and a wonderful way to end the day. Contact Christie Thomas with any questions (434-249-9868).

Politics and Faith

bishopcurry generic banner 3Our Adult Forum on Sunday, October 9, was on politics and faith. In this contentious election season, how do we, as Christians, engage with our friends and neighbors in love, even when we disagree? Presiding Bishop Michael Curry addressed our responsibility to vote as members of a civic community. You may watch his message here.


Parker Palmer, a renowned writer, educator, and speaker also addressed the political divide and how to remain in dialogue. His presentation is found here.

Finally, Forward Movement, a publishing arm of the Episcopal Church, has put together daily prayers for the election season beginning on October 9. You may download that schedule of prayers for use each day until November 8.


Transition News

Read an update from the Search Committee dated June 29, 2016 here.

Read an update from the Search Committee dated April 22, 2016 here.

Read a message from the Search Committee dated January 2016 here.

Read a letter from the Search Committee dated December 20, 2015 here.

Read a letter from the Senior Warden dated October 11, 2015 here.

Read the biographies of the Rector Search Committee here.

Read a letter from the vestry dated June 18, 2015 here.

Read a letter from our former rector Jim Richardson dated June 12, 2015 here.


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Vestry News

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.

Lifting High the Cross


Read Pastor Elaine's article Lifting High the Cross on page 10 of the Spring issue of the Virginia Episcopalian here.


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Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m.
Holy Communion
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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