Holding each other's joys, sorrows and concerns before God in prayer is a spiritual practice that characterizes our life together at St. Paul's. In our worship services we pray each other's prayers together. Outside of our time together many parishioners make it part of their daily lives to pray the prayers of the parish community. You are invited to participate in your own way.
Thanks be to God
for the generosity of all the parishioners who donated the backpacks, school supplies, and money which enabled us to provide 103 backpacks to International Neighbors for distribution to refugee children in Charlottesville.
for the ministry of hospitality of all the parishioners who helped welcome the UVA students during their move-in days last weekend and with the Canterbury cookout this week.
for messages of prayer, support, and concern shared with St. Paul's from around the world since August 12.
for the ministry of our acolytes and altar guild as they gather for training and reflection this Saturday.
for the generosity of all who have made 2017 pledges, and all the members and friends of St. Paul's who support our ministries.
Your prayers are requested
for members and friends of the parish who are sick, sorrowful, or in any kind of trouble, including Rod Sinclair, David Nelson, Karin, Anne, Evelyn, Harry, JT, Betty, Lucy, Liz, Robert, Dorothy, Ted, Virginia, Anne, Bill, Mary Elizabeth Beck, Gena, Ruth, Derek, Jean Turman, Elizabeth, Guy and Mary Ann, Madeleine, Brett Blizzard, David, Christine, Ellis, Ernst, Lucia, Lila, Beverly, Angie, Ray, Hayden, Ellen, Eleanor, Marcus, the Barbour Family, Mary, the Hanson Family, and Richard Carveth.
for all those injured and traumatized in our community by the events of August 11 and 12.
for the music ministry at St. Paul's as we seek a full-time Organist and Director of Music to work alongside Daniel Hine.
for children and students beginning a new school year, especially our own parishioners, our refugee neighbors in Charlottesville for whom we collected school supplies and backpacks, and our Canterbury students and Skinner Scholars.
for our city and community and nation; for the victims of racism, oppression, and brutality; and for those who serve the common good in law enforcement and the courts.
for the church of Saint Philippe & Saint Jacques in Petite Montagne, Haiti, which gratefully received the offering for teacher salaries collected at our Shrine Mont weekend.
for church sextons and all who care for church property, including St. Paul's sexton Andre Jones, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of Ruvuma in Tanzania, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev, Maternus Kapinga, according to the Anglican Cycle of Prayer.
We commend to God’s never-failing care
victims of violence and warfare throughout the world, including migrants and refugees who have died fleeing danger.
those whom we love but see no more, including Lee Stephens (friend of Cyane Williams), Heather Heyer, H. Jay Cullen, and Berke Bates.