Lenten Supper Series Begins Tonight!
Beginning tonight, March 8, and continuing on the subsequent four Wednesdays through April 5, our regular 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer service will be followed at 6 p.m. by a simple soup and salad supper (with something more kid-friendly for the younger set). The evening will continue with an all-ages program as we explore our journey through Lent and launch into a new era at St. Paul's with our 10th rector at the helm. Bring your family and/or friends and "Come and See!"
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12.  Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour.
Adult Forum: Keeping a Holy Lent – Spiritual Practices
On Sunday, March 12, we will be offering the second session in our Lenten series on spiritual practices. This Sunday's forum will focus on Reading the Word of God. Daniel Wise, leader of the weekly Feasting on the Word Bible Study on Sunday mornings, and E.D. Rambo, the coordinator of children and family ministries and a Godly Play teacher, will lead us in learning about different ways of engaging with the Bible. Please join us in the lounge after the 10 a.m. service.
Lenten Devotional
Our booklet of reflections for each day of Lent, written by members and friends of St. Paul's, is available online here or in booklet form at the church.
A friendly reminder that our week hosting PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry) began March 4 and runs through Saturday, March 11. During this time, we will do our very best to accommodate normal St. Paul’s activities while protecting the safety and privacy of our guests. Thank you to everyone for helping us to continue the tradition of St. Paul’s hospitality with this valuable and rewarding ministry. Interested in helping out? We can use extra hands for take down on Saturday morning, March 11. Questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact Julie Lautenschlager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (434) 242-2853.
Canterbury Pilgrims
Members of the St. Paul’s Canterbury Episcopal Student Fellowship are on a pilgrimage to Elkhorn, WV this week. Members of the pilgrimage group are: Alicia Dejaeger, Meghan Madler, Jessica Manning, and Kate Lichti. Please keep them in your prayers.
Welcoming Events for our New Rector
Over the next few months we will be offering a variety of social events where parishioners will have an opportunity to meet and welcome Will. These will be offered at various times of day, hoping to have something to suit everyone’s schedule. 
If you would like to attend one of these events, please sign up here, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the church office: alice.fitch@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org or 295-2156.  
Let’s have a movable feast to celebrate and welcome our new rector!
Welcoming Newcomers
Practice radical welcome! We are seeing a lot of new faces these days at St. Paul's, and we hope that will continue now that our new rector has arrived. There are many ways to help a visitor feel welcome:
- Say hello!
- Invite them to coffee hour.
- Help them navigate the hymnal or our Eucharistic ritual.
- If there are children, suggest that they join the kids up front.
- Encourage them to fill out a pew card.  
- Introduce them to the clergy after the service.
- Suggest that they come to Adult Forum or Godly Play.
- Introduce them to someone in their peer group.
- Show them where the nursery is (or the bathrooms!).
We're all partners in ministry, so keep an eye out for newcomers and help welcome them into this community!
Zephyrus Evensong
On Sunday, March 12, St. Paul’s will be proud to host the local early music ensemble, Zephyrus, as they present Choral Evensong.  Featuring music of the 17th Century, their anthem will be the “Adoramus te, Christe” of Claudio Monteverdi. At 3:30 p.m., organist Jonathan Schakel will offer a recital of music by Bach, Howells, and Liszt, with the service beginning promptly at 4 p.m.  Be transported by music as we worship “in the beauty of holiness!"
An Invitation from the Flower Guild
Are you interested in joining the Flower Guild Ministry at St. Paul’s? You are invited to a Flower Guild Meeting on Sunday, March 12, at 3 p.m. at the home of Anne Russell (1603 Grove Road). It would be wonderful to see our numbers grow. No experience necessary and new additions to our group are always welcome. We will gather for tea, fellowship, and discussion regarding our Flower Guild ministry at St. Paul's. Please respond to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-466-3639 if you will attend.
Vestry Meeting
The Vestry will meet on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m., in the lounge. Questions for the Vestry can be directed to the Senior Warden, Christie Thomas, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Finance Committee will meet prior to the Vestry at 6 p.m. in the library. Questions for the Finance Committee can be directed to the Treasurer, Lynne Weikart, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Upcoming Community Event
The Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter of UNA-USA will meet Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 717 Rugby Rd. The United Nations Association will feature Girl Up of UVA in a presentation on "Girls Through the Western Lens." UVA students will lead an intergenerational discussion about how the West perceives third world countries and how our misperceptions have presented challenges to native cultures. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, and works to empower girls globally. UVA Girl Up members and community members will engage in small group discussion of these timely subjects presented by the students. The meeting is open to all. Refreshments will be served.
Lenten Retreat: Reflections from the Celtic Tradition
This year’s Lenten retreat will be held at St. Paul’s on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The morning program will be led by Kathy Spaar, a long-time retreat leader and spiritual director. Kathy will draw on the Celtic practices of prayer, poetry and pilgrimage that invite you to listen and respond to the deep wisdom of your own soul’s longing. The retreat is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Koinonia and St. Paul’s. To reserve a place, please call the office at (434) 295-2156 or email the church at office@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org.
Living in Canterbury House
Canterbury House at St. Paul's (120 Chancellor Street) is now accepting applications for residents for 2017-2018. Single and double rooms are available for women and men, undergraduate and graduate students. Rent is very affordable, laundry is on site, parking is available, and the house is ideally located close to Grounds and on The Corner. The main floor of Canterbury House serves as the heart of our weekly student ministry group, so applicants should be willing to share the space and express an interest in being a part of a community. Skinner Scholars and students who worship at St. Paul's are especially encouraged to apply! Please contact Kate at canterbury@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org for more information. 
Our next baptisms will be held at the Easter Vigil service on Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. If you, your child(ren), or other family members are interested in being baptized, please speak with a member of the clergy, or call the church office (295-2156) to schedule an appointment.

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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