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 hospitality and generosity of Georgie and Herb Kettler, who prepared dinner for our UVA students the last two Sundays.
for the birth last Sunday in Brooklyn of Raija Harriet Taylor, daughter of Halley and Nathan Taylor, and granddaughter of Tony and Iris Potter.
for the marriage last Saturday at Christ Church of Stephany Lazo and William Lee (grandson of Frances Lee-Vandell).
for the faithful Vestry service of Jeannie Long from 2016 through last month.
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, Sandra Bolton, Lynn, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Sandra Ball, Pierce, Libba, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, David, Doug Vest, Naydamar & her family, the Free Clinic staff, Tim, Katherine, Lana, Chester, Jim, Andre.
for our next Director of Music and his family as they prepare to move to Charlottesville after Christmas: Deke, Joyce, Elle, Luke, and Jane Polifka.
for the Rt. Rev. Edwin "Ted" Gulick, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Virginia, as he prepares to retire at the end of this year.
for those preparing for baptism, including Christine Black, Gabi DiMarco, and Hank Greene.
for those preparing to travel to Haiti next month as part of St. Paul’s exploration of a partnership with an Episcopal community there: Michele Claibourn, Lachlan Hassman, Will Peyton, Mary Preston, and their guide Roger Bowen.
for the 223rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia, to take place at Christ Church, Glen Allen on November 4, for our lay delegates David Litherland and Mildred Robinson, and for the ministries we share with more than 80,000 Episcopalians in 180 congregations in our diocese.
for all who suffer in the wake of recent natural disasters, including the bereaved and the homeless.
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. Clement's, Alexandria and Christ Church, Gordonsville, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Dioceses of Thoothukudi - Nazareth and Tirunelveli in South India, and for their Bishops, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Devasahayam Ebenezer Clement and the Rt. Rev. Jayaraj Christdoss.
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.
all whom we love but see no more, including James G. Boatner (Jane Boatner's father); William E. Borah (brother of Ginger Meislahn); former vestry member John Lowe, who died at home in Maryland last Sunday; Melissa Nunn; and Walter Sablinsky (Corky's husband), who died October 7.
Joy Rotch Boissevain, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.