Wednesday Evening Prayer, Community Night dinners, Youth Group, and Classes have resumed

Wednesdays January - March 2015

Community NightCommunity Night is Wednesday Night! It's family time at St. Paul's to enliven your mid-week through good food, great fellowship and learning.

5:30 pm - Evening Prayer in the Chapel
6:15 pm - Dinner in the Parish Hall (pay as the spirit moves you)
7:00 pm - Evening Program

Wednesday Evening Prayer – Come together during these long, dark winter nights for an intimate mid-week prayer service on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. before the Community Night supper.  The service is entirely led by lay persons, and each week of the month we use a different liturgy.  Most Wednesdays, a parishioner gives a homily based on scripture reading of their choosing.  In addition, every first Wednesday of the month, Albrecht von Gaudecker leads us in meditative Taizé chanting, and occasionally we do a contemplative service that involves prayers and reflections followed by periods of silence and meditation.  This is a special time to spiritually refuel mid-week, worship using diverse liturgical styles, and listen to a fellow parishioner bear witness to the Good News.  Please join us!

January 28:  Epiphany Contemplative Service led by Virginia Ritchie (no homily)

Youth Group on Community Nights - Youth in grades 6th through 12th are invited to join Grace Aheron-- one-half of the fearless youth group leader team-- in the upper room for Wednesday night youth activities. We play games, check in on our weeks, talk about issues going on in our lives, and pray together. Email Grace for more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Community Night Classes – Two classes are being offered. 1) The Rev. Elaine Thomas is leading the confirmation class and 2) Paula Kettlewell is leading a study of the Old Testament with a focus on the Book of Genesis.


Youth Group

St. Paul's Youth Group is back in the swing of things!  We have a number of opportunities to get involved: Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is our main youth group time where we meet together for dinner and activities; Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. is our youth small group; and Sunday mornings from 9-10 a.m. we have a youth Bible study. Come join in the fun as we serve our community and explore our faith together! If you have questions, please contact Joe Lenow at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Grace Aheron at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hope to see you there!


Lenten Retreat: Where Deep Gladness and Need Meet: God’s Urgent Call to Be Stewards of Creation

Saturday, February 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Community NightKononia of Charlottesville and St. Paul’s Memorial Church present a Lenten Retreat, Where Deep Gladness and Need Meet-God’s Urgent Call to Be Stewards of Creation, led by The Rev. Deborah M. Warner, the rector of Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Through Biblical stories, contemporary writing and images, participants in the retreat will be invited to reflect on how each of us is being called by God to be stewards of creation.

Questions that will be considered:

•    Who is my neighbor in the world of climate change?
•    Why does this matter to the faith community, now?
•    What difference can I / we make?  How?

Free and open to the public. All are welcome!



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.


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Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
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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