A Note from the Rector
Dear St. Paul’s,
In a few weeks, we’ll celebrate All Saints’ Day, one of seven Principal Feasts of our Church. (Can you name the other six? See page 15 of the Book of Common Prayer for a cheat sheet.) All Saints’ is when we celebrate the mystical unity of God’s beloved people in all times and places, thanking God who “in the multitude of thy saints, hast compassed us about with so great a cloud of witnesses” (p. 347).
On Wednesday, November 1, our usual 5:30 p.m. service moves from the Chapel into the Church. We’ll use the same basic form for worship we’ve been using on Wednesdays an informal service of prayer and song, with a short homily but we’ll include some special music from the choir. Like all our Wednesday services, this one will be brief and kid-friendly. Immediately following the service, we’ll gather for an All Saints’ pot-luck dinner, with our Canterbury undergraduate fellowship as our guests. Bring a favorite dish or passed-down recipe from one of the saints in your life, and we’ll label the dishes to mark who is being celebrated and remembered.
On All Saints’ Sunday, November 5, we’ll celebrate three new “saints” two adults and a baby with baptisms at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m, and we’ll read the names of members and loved ones who have died since last All Saints’ Day at all three services. Anyone who has been in the weekly prayers for the dead will be automatically included; to double-check, or to add a name, call or email Office Manager Alice Fitch (434-295-2156 or alice.fitch@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org). To memorialize someone who died prior to last All Saints’, you can contribute to memorial flowers for any Sunday (more details below).
– Will
The Rev. William Peyton
This Sunday at St. Paul's
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(Readings: Exodus 32:1-14 / Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 / Matthew 22:1-14)
8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist in the Chapel (quiet, traditional)
9 a.m. – Feasting on the Word: An exploration of this week's readings in preparation for the 10 a.m. Eucharist. Parishioners, friends, and visitors all welcome. (library)
9:30 a.m. - noon Nursery care: 0-4 year olds (Sunday school wing)
10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with the Chancel Choir (festive, intergenerational)
11:15 a.m. – Sunday School: 4 years old-1st grade / 2nd-3rd grade / 4th-6th grade (Sunday school wing)
11:15 a.m. Youth (7th-12th grade): Conversation and Bodo's (meet in Chancellor Street lobby)
11:15 a.m. – Adult Forum (parish hall)
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the Evening (informal, congenial)
6:30 p.m. – Dinner for UVA Students and Youth (lounge)
6:30 p.m. – Youth Group: 7th-12th grade (upstairs, following the dinner)
Upcoming at St. Paul's
Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry (lounge) (details below)
Weekdays at 8 a.m. – Morning Prayer (chapel)
Monday, October 16, 9 p.m. – Compline (chancel)
Tuesday, October 17, 12:15 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (chapel)
Tuesday, October 17, 2 p.m. – Generation Wise meeting (lounge) (details below)
Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. – Evening Prayer followed by Family Wednesday Dinner & Activities (details below), and Canterbury Fellowship Gathering
Thursday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. – Morning Bible Study (library) (details below)
Sunday, October 22 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Paul's News and Notes
Prayer Shawl Ministry The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in the lounge this Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Members of this ministry knit prayer shawls with prayerful intention for comfort and healing. Newcomers welcome! If you know of someone who could benefit from a shawl, please call the church office: 434-295-2156.
Generation Wise Generation Wise, a St. Paul's group which builds community among our older members, will meet Tuesday, October 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the church lounge. In our continuing discussion of Brian McLaren’s book The Great Spiritual Migration, we move to Part II, first lingering to do further justice to Chapter 3 in Part I. Taizé chant 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 434-975-1605.
Family Wednesday, October 18 – Family Wednesday starts with a brief, informal prayer service in the chapel at 5:30 p.m. and continues with fun for kids, fellowship and refreshments for parents, and dinner for all. Email E.D. Rambo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more or to help out.
IMPACT – Help create a community of justice! The IMPACT Annual Assembly will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation. We will gather with hundreds of neighbors from 26 diverse congregations, get updates on our current efforts to improve the availability of affordable housing for seniors, as well as vote on a new issue to work on this year; will it be healthcare, immigrant conditions, or housing? Come pray, sing, celebrate, and kick off a year where we'll make an IMPACT! Questions? Contact John Frazee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-242-0103.
Goodbye Luke, Hello Romans! – The Morning Bible Study group meets in the church library Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. over coffee to discuss readings from a selected book of the bible. Formerly the “Men’s Bible Study,” we now welcome everyone to our mornings of good fellowship and inspiring conversation. On October 19, Frank Rambo will be leading us in Godly Play. Then, on October 26, we begin exploring our next selected Bible book – Romans. As always, no prior familiarity with the readings is required. Please join us! Contact Jody at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
Healing Prayers Healing prayers are offered in the chapel during communion at the 10 a.m. service. If you would like prayers for yourself or someone else, please come to the chapel at the invitation to communion after which you may return to your place to receive the Eucharist with those gathered at the Holy Table.
Baptisms All Saints Day, November 5, is one of the days in the church year especially encouraged for baptism. If you, your child(ren), or other family members are interested in being baptized, please speak with a member of the clergy.
Flower Memorials – Interested in offering a flower memorial? The St. Paul's Flower Guild will create a beautiful arrangement to honor your loved one. Contact Claire Nachbar to set it up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 872-9232. Memorials are $100 for the church, $50 for the chapel.
Upcoming Community Events
A Community Table The power of gathering is boundless. The United Way is helping to set a community table, to share a meal and conversation at the Jefferson School City Center on Sunday, October 15, at 1 p.m. To learn more, contact Erika Viccellio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
United Nations Day Celebration Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Church (717 Rugby Road). This is the annual celebration of the founding of the UN in October 1945. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (a to do list by 2030) will be the topic of the meeting of the local chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA). The speaker will be Troy Wolfe, Senior Director of Education Program and Learning for the UNA. At this event the African Development Project, to which St. Paul's has offered leadership, will be recognized for its 30+ years of commitment in supporting and sustaining local communities in Uganda and Kenya. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Prayers of the Parish
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 ADP, its ministries, and all who contributed to the success of Harambee.
for the hospitality and generosity of Jennifer Minetree and Paul Tavernise and their daughters, Lena and Pia, who prepared dinner for our UVA students last Sunday.
for the seven members of the St. Paul's Youth Group, as well as their leader, S.K. Doyle, who participated in last Sunday's CROP Walk, raising over $350.
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, Betty, Liz, Robert, Dorothy, Ted, Virginia, Anne, Bill, Mary Elizabeth Beck, Gena, Ruth, Derek, Elizabeth, Guy & Mary Ann, Brett Blizzard, David, Christine, Bud, Lucia, Lila M., Beverly, Eleanor, Marcus, the Barbour family, Mary, the Hanson family, the Jazzaeri family, Sandra Bolton, Lynn, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Sandra Ball, Pierce, Libba, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, David, Doug, Nayademar & her family, the Free Clinic staff, Tim, Katherine, Lana, Chester, Jim.
for the 12 Canterburians who will be hiking and camping with the Rev. Dr. Heather Warren this weekend in the Shenandoah National Park.
for those preparing for baptism, including Christine Black, Gabi DiMarco, and Hank Greene.
for those injured in Las Vegas.
for all who suffer in the wake of recent natural disasters, including those left homeless by the California wildfires.
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 St. Luke's, Simeon; Emmanuel, Woodstock; St. Andrew's, Mt. Jackson; and St. Stephen's/Good Shepherd, Rocky Bar, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of Swaziland in Southern Africa, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya, 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 killed in Las Vegas.
those who have died in recent natural disasters.
all whom we love but see no more, including James G. Boatner (Jane Boatner's father), William E. Borah, Briana Bugg, Matthew Lee Dewhirst, Jimmie Meese Moomaw (Betsy Peyton's mother), Melissa Nunn, Thomas H. Porterfield, Ellen Schuman (who was buried from St. Paul's on September 29), and Walter Sablinsky.
Professor and Mrs. Arthur Pegau and Camilla Louise Wills, in whose loving memory last Sunday's flowers were given.
Frances S. Lewis, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.

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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