The St. Paul's youth group went on a week-long immersion trip in Wise County, Virginia with 14 participants over the week of June 12-18! They stayed at Grace House on the Mountain, a mission of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia that serves folks living in the coal country of Appalachia.
In drafting her report about the youth group trip to the Vestry, Pastor Elaine realized "I believe that this video compilation does far greater justice to the transformational opportunity our youth had along with their leaders and chaperones."
We are exceedingly grateful to Grace and Joe for the careful shepherding of our young people, demonstrating in word and deed the love of God for each and every one of them.
Before the trip, Grace described the undertaking: "We're calling it an 'immersion trip' instead of a 'mission trip' to invite folks to think more about why we, as Christians, do mission. Instead of thinking, 'We’re going to go into this community and help all these unfortunate people because we have a lot to give them,' we are trying to go into the trip with the mindset of immersing ourselves in a community that’s very different than ours (but not very far away!) in order to be transformed ourselves."
Hearing Technologies has completed the challenging installation of a hearing loop in the St. Paul's nave (They worked on ours at the same time they were installing a hearing loop at the Rotunda). The hearing loop allows hearing aids equipped with a T-coil to pick up the sounds spoken into the PA system's microphones. For those without hearing aids, we also have portable receivers available. For more information look for the handout in the narthex or speak with Tony Potter or John Reid.
Read Pastor Elaine's article Lifting High the Cross on page 10 of the Spring issue of the Virginia Episcopalian here.
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.
Attention, lovers of singing—now is your chance! The Chancel Choir warmly extends an invitation to everyone who enjoys singing in choirs to join us as you are able all summer long. During the months of June through August, we sing a variety of relaxed repertoire, designed to be low-stress but beautiful and worshipful. Whether you are visiting town, or too busy during the year to commit the rehearsal time, or former members of the choir—any and all are welcome to join us!
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.
View the St. Paul's 2015 Annual Report here.
View the St. Paul's Calendar - Winter and Spring 2016 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.
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