Wednesday Evening Prayer
Join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for a time of quiet contemplation and prayer. The service begins and ends with simple chants. There are three readings, drawing on both scripture and other sources, and two periods of silence during which you are invited to meditate, pray, reflect on the reading - whatever is most spiritually nourishing for you. Join us for this time of peace and renewal in the midst of a busy week and for dutch treat dinner afterward on the Corner - Michael's or Basil. Questions? Contact Virginia Ritchie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Adult Forum
Our adult forum on Sunday, January 22 (part three of Finding Jesus in the Public Sphere) will feature Mae Speight, a doctoral student in UVA’s Department of Religious Studies. Mae will speak to us about the history of religious women’s involvement in social reform, often through mission societies dedicated to the underserved in American society. Please join us in the lounge after the 10 a.m. service.
Bluegrass Mass
The 5:30 p.m. service on Sunday, January 22, will feature bluegrass music and the St. Paul's Bluegrass Band. As usual, dinner follows the Eucharist. Join us!
Annual Meeting, Vestry Election, and Potluck
Vestry Nominees and Election – The Vestry Nominating Committee (Darren Ball, Peter Dennison, Paul Legrand, Vickie Gottlob, Charles Lancaster, and Frank Rambo) is pleased to report that David Litherland, William Taylor, Christie Thomas, and Erika Viccellio have agreed to stand for election for the four open seats of the Vestry class to serve through January, 2019. Pictures and background information on the candidates are posted in the parish hall. The annual meeting and vestry election will be on Sunday, January 29. Ballots for the election of new vestry members will be available at St. Paul's on January 29 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through the start of the Annual Meeting that evening.
Potluck Dinner – This year’s annual meeting will be on Sunday, January 29, with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. Continuing our tradition, we will once again gather for a festive themed potluck dinner prior to the start of the annual meeting on Sunday, January 29. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Vestry and staff members will be "hosting" individual tables, each with its own theme. You can RSVP for the dinner by signing up for one of the tables in the parish hall, or by contacting the church office: 295-2156 or
Welcoming Will
A Note from the Senior Warden – Preparations are underway for the arrival of Will Peyton as the 10th Rector of St. Paul's. We have formed a Transition Team to help facilitate welcoming Will. Margaret Haupt, Lila Lassetter, Erika Viccellio and I are working together to organize welcoming efforts. There will be opportunities for everyone to be involved. Please contact one of us if you are interested in helping out or if you have a welcoming idea you would like to share. In the short-term, I am asking for your help with two very specific efforts.

Before Will arrives, we plan to assemble a "picture directory." We hope to gather photos of as many members of the St. Paul's community as possible. Initially, we will produce a directory of only photos and names. See below for details on how to get your photo included in the directory.

Additionally, from now until Will's arrival, we will make a major push to make sure that everyone has a name tag and we will encourage everyone to wear theirs when attending a service or other event at St. Paul's. If you need a name tag, ask an usher for the form you need to use to request one.

Assembling a picture directory and encouraging the wearing of name tags will be of tremendous benefit to Will as he begins the process of getting to know all of us. It’s also a great opportunity for us to learn the names of fellow parishioners whom we may not know.

Photo Directory
St. Paul's is compiling a photo directory of our members. A directory member is anyone who is involved with our community.  We want to compile this directory quickly to help our new rector, the Rev. Will Peyton, learn our names and faces and we want your photos! We want individual photos of every person (children included). If possible, also submit a family group photo (but the individual photos are most important given how the directory software works).
There are three different ways to submit a photo:
1.  Have a photo taken at one of our photo shoots
Have your picture taken at one of the “photo shoots” being held after each service (8, 10, and 5:30) on Jan. 22, 29, and Feb. 5 – and before and after the Jan. 29 annual meeting. No need to make a reservation; just show up and we’ll take your picture.
2.  Submit photos electronically
Submit your photos electronically from a computer or cell phone by emailing an image attachment to
3.  Submit printed photos to the office
We’re also seeking volunteer photographers to help at the times listed. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your photography skills, contact Leslie Middleton (293-5770, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Pat Punch (962-9075, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Mid-Winter Cleaning at St. Paul's
Clear the Way for Will Peyton! Come to the church on Saturday, February 18, to help clear the dust and add a shine to our building in anticipation of our new rector’s arrival. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. The more helping hands we have, the more we can accomplish! We'll clean from 9 a.m. - noon, but feel free to arrive late and/or leave early. 
For any who are interested in eating lunch together after the cleaning is complete, bring a crock pot of soup and/or sandwich fixings to share. We’ll enjoy some fellowship and celebrate our cleaning success!
Lenten Meditation Booklet
Once again we are creating a Lenten Meditation Booklet written by members and friends of St. Paul’s. You are invited to share your thoughts in prose or poetry to go along with one of the daily scriptural readings. Sign up in the parish hall after any of the three services on Sunday, January 22, or contact Anne Ribble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 296-7882.
Forward Day by Day Meditations
The Forward Day by Day meditation booklets for February through April are now available in the pamphlet racks by the front door of the church. St. Paul's subscribes to Forward Day by Day for anyone to take home and use. The booklet contains daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a Bible passage taken from that day's lectionary readings. You can also read the Forward Day by Day daily meditation online at Additional pamphlets on a variety of topics are also located in the racks. Please take a look next time you enter the church.
Upcoming Events
Virginia Intergenerational Model United Nations – The Virginia Intergenerational Model United Nations (VIGMUN) is the latest addition to the various events hosted by the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. It is an annual, single committee conference, this year The War on Drugs, being held on Saturday, February 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UVA's Newcomb Hall. The vision behind VIGMUN is to act as a forum where people can interact with others, regardless of their age. To achieve this, VIGMUN welcomes delegates from all walks of life and accommodates students from schools and colleges, as well as everyday adults who are interested in exploring Model United Nations. Please contact Susan Roberts for more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-409-0264
Shrine Mont Volunteer Work Weekend: April 7 - 9, 2017 – Volunteers are needed to spend a fun and giving weekend to help get Shrine Mont ready to open for the new year. Room and board provided. Projects to suit all skills and strength levels. Must be at least 16 years old. Sign up quickly, only 125 volunteers allowed. For more information please contact: Tom von Hemert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (434) 823-2331.
IMPACT Seeking Bookkeeper
IMPACT is a coalition of 26 congregations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County working together for justice, and St. Paul's is a long-time member. IMPACT is looking for a bookkeeper to maintain their financial records in an accurate and timely fashion. Pay is $15 per hour for up to 3 to 4 hours per week. Please send resume and a 2-3 person list of references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday, February 5th, or call the IMPACT office for more information: (434) 977-3022.

Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
9:00 p.m. Compline
12:15 p.m.
Holy Communion
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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