Lenten Supper Series
Tonight's 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!"
Adult Forum: Keeping a Holy Lent – Spiritual Practices
On Sunday, March 19, we will be offering the third session in our Lenten series on spiritual practices. Come learn about the daily prayer services, known as the Daily Office in the Anglican tradition, that mark the different periods of the day. Joe Lenow, Christie Thomas, and Lachlan Hassman, leaders of these services at St. Paul’s, will tell us about the services in which they participate and how their participation is important in their lives. Please join us in the lounge after the 10 a.m. service.
Bluegrass Mass
The 5:30 p.m. service on Sunday, March 19, will feature bluegrass music and the St. Paul's Bluegrass Band. As usual, dinner follows the Eucharist. Join us!
PACEM Thank You
A note of thanks to everyone who helped to ensure success for our PACEM week. A total of 70 St. Paul’s volunteers logged approximately 285 hours over the course of a week.  We hosted 11-15 women each night and provided our guests with tasty meals and a safe and welcome place to rest. Whether it was helping to set up or taking down, assisting with meal preparation, serving as evening coordinator or overnight volunteer, each of you made a difference and a valuable contribution. If you have suggestions for ways we can make the experience for our guests and/or our volunteers even better next year, please feel free to contact Anne Ribble (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 434-996-8663) or Julie Lautenschlager (jlautenschlager@monticello.org; 434-242-2853). Thank you!
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 discussions of these timely subjects presented by the students. The meeting is open to all. Refreshments will be served.
Generation Wise
Generation Wise, a St. Paul's group which builds community among our older members, will meet Tuesday, March 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the lounge. Continuing our discussion of Joan Chittister’s The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, we will take up chapters titled Learning, Religion, Freedom, Success, Time, and Wisdom. Taizé chant again serves as our opening and closing, thanks to David Slezak. New participants are welcome. If more information is desired, contact Jean or Bill Sherman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-975-1605.
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.
Our next baptisms will be 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 (434-295-2156) to schedule an appointment.
Easter Lilies
Consider ordering an Easter lily to remember or honor a loved one or friend. The lilies will be used to decorate St. Paul’s and to add to the beauty of our worship during this joyous season. A $30 contribution is suggested. To order a lily, please contact the church office no later than Monday, April 10: office@stpaulmemorialchurch.org or 434-295-2156.
Stephen Ministry
Listen. That's what Stephen Ministers do. They don't jump in with unsolicited advice or judgement. Stephen Ministers have gone through 50 hours of training so they can really listen to what you have to say. If you or someone you know might benefit from this ministry, please contact the church office at 434-295-2156.
Schoolhouse Thrift Shop Volunteer Opportunity
The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop, a ministry of Region XV of the Episcopal Church, is seeking volunteers to assist with donation intake, pricing, and general organization. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts 1-4 times a month and receive a discount on all merchandise. Our particular needs are Monday morning (10-1), Friday (10-1 and 1-4), and Saturday afternoon (1-4). Please contact Leah at 434-973-2271 or visit the shop Monday-Saturday, 10-4.
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for July 14-16 for our parish weekend at Shrine Mont.

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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