to everyone in our community

as a place of prayer and quiet reflection.


St. Paul's is located on the corner across the street from the Rotunda.





St. Paul's Memorial Church

We are the beloved of Christ....Celebrating God’s Grace with Generosity and service to all.

Join us Under the Tent

to Kick Off our

Annual Giving Campaign

Brunch served at 11:30 a.m.

October 5, 2014


Special Kid’s Events at Mad Bowl!

Please RSVP to
Church Office phone 295-2156
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SIGN UP September

Our calls to service come in a variety of ways, not the least of which is the gift of our time. Beginning next Sunday (9/14), and continuing through Sunday, September 28, we will begin our (gentle) campaign to encourage parishioners to consider volunteering their time to the Ministries of St. Paul's. Available for all services, the tables, banners and clipboards will be set up in front of the church for perusal. Each ministry will be represented with a sign-up clipboard, a brief description of the group or committee and up to date contact information. In addition, copies of the detailed Get Involved at St. Paul's Booklet will be available to take home.


This Fall at Community Night: Exploring Our Common Roots with Judaism

Through Wednesday, November 8

  • 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, with homily
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner - On us! Meet someone new!
  • 7:00 p.m. Exploring Our Common Roots with Judaism

As we are all painfully aware, we live in a world torn apart by religious violence, bigotry and hatred. There are many underlying reasons including ignorance of each other. One thing we can do is learn about the other two religions rooted in the Abrahamic tradition: Judaism and Islam. This fall we will have opportunities to learn more about the parent religion of Christianity – Judaism.  In the Winter-Spring, we will have a series on Islam.

To start our journey, we will begin by showing the outstanding PBS television series narrated by Simon Schama: “The Story of the Jews,” at our Wednesday Community Night, starting on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Each segment is 50 minutes, and for those who can stay, we will follow the film with a discussion.



A Note from Rector Jim Richardson

Dear friends,

I am excited to bring you this news: With the concurrence of our Vestry, I have issued a call to the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas to be our next associate rector, and she has accepted. Elaine comes to us from the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, where she is currently serving as the Curate at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Lancaster while the rector is on sabbatical.

Elaine’s first Sunday with us will be All Saints Sunday, Nov. 2, although you likely will see her visiting sooner. Elaine’s husband, Tim, is a management consultant, and he expects to get involved at St. Paul’s as well. She has a grown daughter in San Diego where her son-in-law is in the Navy; her son died in 2009.

Elaine, who is a native of North Carolina, has a Masters of Divinity degree from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. During her time in divinity school, she served as a consultant at Coventry Cathedral in England, completed an internship at Trinity Wall Street, and she has worked on a remarkable reconciliation project in South Africa where she became acquainted with Bishop Desmond Tutu.



Teen Youth Group News

We are very pleased to announce several major developments that will significantly strengthen our program for middle and senior-high school  students, led by our new youth group leaders, Joe Lenow and Grace Aheron.

For the first time in several years, we will be offering an education hour for 6th through 12th graders at 9 a.m. on Sundays, with youth encouraged to accompany Joe into the 10 a.m. service, beginning Sunday August  31. On Sunday evenings, beginning September 7, Grace will be on hand at the 5:30 p.m. worship (and teens are encouraged to join in), and then both Joe and Grace will lead the youth group gathering from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (including partaking of the Sunday evening dinner). We will also continue to offer a youth group meeting at Wednesday Community Night at 7 p.m., beginning September 10.

For those who don't know our new youth group leaders: Joe is a PhD student in religious studies at the University of Virginia and postulant for the priesthood from the Diocese of North Carolina, and has been active at St. Paul's for several years. Grace is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and was active in our Canterbury student program; she is completing a year of service with the Episcopal Service Corps in California (ask her about that!). We are delighted to have the leadership of both Joe and Grace this coming academic year.


Note from the Rector: Religious Education at St. Paul's

Our religious life is shaped by prayer, worship and community formation -- yet many of us sometimes bypass the richness of religious education available to us at St. Paul's. This fall we are offering Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. every Sunday. We have a dedicated core of Godly Play teachers for our young children; we will be offering "Feasting on the Word" for our 4th and 5th graders; and for the first time in many years, we are offering classes for middle and senior high school students, led by Joe Lenow. The Adult Bible study will be led by the Rev. Dr. Heather Warren, also at 9 a.m. We will have an open house on Aug. 24 where you can learn more. Please join us at 9 a.m. that Sunday and consider how your life can be enhanced by delving more deeply into our faith tradition. The first Sunday with classes will be Aug. 31.


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.


Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., in the church library. Reading and talking about a few verses in the Bible is a great way to start a day. Bagels, coffee, and fellowship are part of the deal. Contact Tim Rambo with questions - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Building Task Force Interim Report

View the Building Task Force Interim Report by clicking here.


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Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer