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Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday
 
 
Services
 
8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
 
9:15 a.m. – Festive Eucharist Rite II with brass & choir (nursery care for 3 and under)
 
11:15 a.m. – Festive Eucharist Rite II with brass & choir (nursery care for 3 and under)
 
5:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II with hymns and sermon
 
 
Note: There will be no adult forum and no Godly Play classes on Easter Sunday.
 
Holy Week Services
 
Wednesday of Holy Week
12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist
5:30 p.m.   Evening Prayer
6:30 p.m.   Stations of the Cross
7:00 p.m.   Solemn Tenebrae   
 
Maundy Thursday
12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist
6:30 p.m.  Stations of the Cross 
7:30 p.m.  Foot Washing & Eucharist
 
Good Friday
12-3 p.m.  Good Friday Vigil/Meditations
3-6 p.m.    Confessions in the Chapel
6:30 p.m.   Stations of the Cross
7:00 p.m.   Passion, Collects, and Reserved Sacrament
                                
Holy Saturday           
9:00 a.m.  Liturgy For Holy Saturday
7:30 p.m.  Great Vigil of Easter
 
Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
 
 
A Note from Will
 
Dear St. Paul’s,
 
As we approach our first Easter together, I hope many of you will spend time in preparation – whether it’s a few minutes, one worship service, or the whole weekend – to think and pray over the question of what all this has to do with you.
 
The special services of the next few days – Maundy Thursday (at 7:30 p.m.), Good Friday (noon or 7 p.m.), and the Easter Vigil (7:30 Saturday evening) – tell two stories. Obviously, they tell the story of Jesus’s last days, his death, and his resurrection. This is a story we know; we’ve heard it before. But they also tell the story of the disciples. For Christians, this turns out to be our story, one we are always in need of reconsidering, catching up with, and finding our place in. In the foot-washing on Maundy Thursday, we are the disciples whom Jesus serves, and whom he calls into service. On Good Friday, we perceive the stunning solidarity of God in Christ with human suffering – including our own – even as we confront our own stubborn complicity in the power of sin and death. And in our Easter celebrations, we receive not only the gift of the assurance that death is conquered, but the challenge to live in the midst of sin and death as citizens of the kingdom of love and life. For each of us, that story is still unfolding. I hope the next few days at St. Paul’s will begin to reveal the next chapter for each of us and all of us.
 
– Will
 
 
Pastoral Note
 
We send our condolences to Mildred Robinson, whose mother, Mildred Wigfall, died on April 9.
 
 
A Note about the Good Friday Offering
 
Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has asked the whole Church to honor the tradition, dating to 1922, of directing Good Friday offerings to the ministries of the Church in the Holy Land.
 
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East is the home of many of our most marginalized and persecuted Anglican brothers and sisters, including the faithful in Iran, Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa, as well as in Israel and Palestine. From its center at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem, under the leadership of its archbishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, the Church offers extraordinary witness to Christ's healing and reconciliation, serving Christians and non-Christians alike in schools, hospitals, clinics, and refugee-assistance programs, and providing comfort and care in ancient Christian communities, some of whom face the possibility of extinction. 
 
All undesignated offerings at St. Paul's on Good Friday will go to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Please be generous.
 
 
An Invitation from the Flower Guild
 
The Flower Guild invites the congregation to join in the joy of adorning the church in blossoms for Easter. Please help us to create the window baskets on Saturday, April 15, after the 9 a.m. Holy Saturday service. No experience needed, all are welcome. It is great fun! Additionally, please bring any lovely flowering blossoms, branches, or greenery that you may have in your garden to the church by Saturday morning at 9 a.m. to be used for Easter.
 
 
Easter Vigil Bells
 
It is the custom in this congregation to ring bells at the proclamation of Easter during the Easter Vigil. Don't forget to bring your bells or car keys or whatever festive noisemaker you choose!
 
 
Easter Monday Holiday
 
The church office will be closed on Monday, April 17, the day after Easter.
 
 
Generation Wise
 
Generation Wise, a St. Paul's group which builds community among our older members, will meet Tuesday, April 18, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the lounge. Wrapping up  our discussion of Joan Chittister’s The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, we will take up chapters titled Future, The Present, Forgiveness, and Faith, as well as whatever concerns come forward. Taizé chant again serves as our opening and closing, thanks to David Slezak. New participants are welcomed. 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 , or Helen Reynolds, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who will be leading this session.
 
 
Contemplative Evening Prayer
 
Join us Wednesday, April 19, 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. Questions? Contact Virginia Ritchie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Easter Egg Hunt
 
All church school and nursery children are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn on the first Sunday after Easter, April 23, following the 10 a.m. service.
 
 
IMPACT Nehemiah Action
 
IMPACT needs our voices on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the MLK Performing Arts Center.
 
For over a decade IMPACT has brought together diverse Charlottesville congregations of differing faith traditions, economic backgrounds, ethnicity, and even political leanings to work together for justice in our community. As such, IMPACT is rare, if not unique. Our collective voice at the annual Nehemiah Action is Charlottesville's largest public advocacy gathering each year, and helps to give voice to the underprivileged and disenfranchised. Please consider offering three hours of your time to stand and be counted as we gather on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the MLK Performing Arts Center, which is located at Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road.
 
This year IMPACT is focusing on affordable housing for the elderly, helping our older neighbors to age in place. 6,100 senior households in the region, 65 or older, pay more than 30% of their income toward housing. There are 2,800 struggling senior households in Albemarle County alone. Too many seniors are wanting to age in place but they simply are not able to afford it. For more information on the housing issue and other ongoing IMPACT issues check out www.impactcville.com.
 
 
Welcoming Events for Will
 
We have scheduled a variety of welcoming events over the next few months to provide opportunities for parishioners to meet and welcome Will. The full list of events may be found here. You may add your name to one of the event lists by contacting the church office at alice.fitch@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org or 434-295-2156.
 
 
Stephen Ministry
 
Support: To hold in position so as to keep from falling, sinking, or slipping
We all need it. Our Christian brothers and sisters are God’s tools for giving us support. Please fill that role by being sensitive to the needs of others, and by taking time to support each other through prayers, phone calls, friendly chats after church, and even visits. Also remember that we have Stephen Ministers who are willing to step in and give their support. If you or someone you know might benefit from this ministry, please contact the office at 434-295-2156.
 
 
Newsletter Schedule
 
We are moving our newsletter publication day from Wednesdays to Thursdays, beginning next week. Be sure to look for next week's newsletter in your inbox on Thursday morning!
 
 

Worship Schedule

Sundays
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
Mondays
9:00 p.m. Compline
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Tuesdays
12:15 p.m.
Holy Communion
Wednesdays
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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