A Note from Parishioner Marty Sayler
Dear St. Paul’s,
“All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.” We, of the 8 a.m. service, say this every Sunday. We see the offering plates placed next to the bread and wine on the Holy Table as our sacrificial giving, which is blessed. Every time I witness this, I am reminded of all that I have, and what I have not sacrificed to God. I want to be a generous person in all areas of my life and am always striving to give more. I see God giving us the opportunity to experience the joy of giving; I have come to believe that the amount of joy received almost always exceeds the value of what I have given. St. Paul’s is deeply involved in meeting the needs of many people in our local community and in God’s global community. In our giving, I believe we can see ourselves as channels through which God’s generosity flows.
The Lord loves a “cheerful giver” and I think our attitude toward giving often reflects what we really find most important. Is it what I want, or is it God’s mission? Please consider making a difference for our neighbors and finding the joy in doing so. I pray that you will find God, working through your own generosity, making a difference for you.
– Marty
This Sunday at St. Paul's
Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
(Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 / Psalm 78:1-7 / Matthew 25:1-13)
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.Adult Forum (parish hall)
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)
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 dinner)
Upcoming at St. Paul's
Wednesday, November 8 - Monday, November 13 – Exploratory trip to the Diocese of Haiti
Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry(lounge) (details below)
Weekdays at 8 a.m.Morning Prayer (chapel)
Monday, November 13, 9 p.m. – Compline (chancel) (details below)
Tuesday, November 14, 12:15 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (chapel)
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. – IMPACT Research Kick-off (Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church)
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
Wednesday, November 15, 6 p.m. Canterbury Dinner and Fellowship Gathering (Canterbury house)
Thursday, November 16, 7:30 a.m. – Morning Bible Study (library)
(Just drop in, or contact Jody Lahendro for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)
Sunday, November 19Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Pledge Ingathering Sunday
Stewardship 2018
If you think of St. Paul's as your church, it follows that you see God's work being done through the ministries we share, and that you will want to support St. Paul's. The best way for a parishioner to support St. Paul's is to make a "pledge," which is a statement of intention regarding your giving for the coming calendar year. Pledge cards for 2018 are now available. We ask that you take some time to consider your pledge, and bring your pledge card to church next Sunday, November 19.
In the end, the right amount for you to pledge is an amount that you can give joyfully. The right amount will not be so large as to make you fearful or resentful, and not so small that you won't notice the difference in the context of your own income and budget. Within these guidelines, everyone can be generous, regardless of income level. Pledges for 2018 may be paid in any number of installments, at any time during the calendar year, by cash, check, credit card, or stock transfer. Thank you for joining your fellow parishioners in stretching our generosity muscles together.
St. Paul's News and Notes
IMPACT – St. Paul's parishioners and members of all IMPACT congregations are encouraged to attend the Research Kickoff on Tuesday, November 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (1901 Thomson Road). At its 12th annual Assembly, members of IMPACT, an interfaith coalition of nearly 30 congregations in the Charlottesville area, decided to focus on advocating for the development of more affordable housing in the community. St. Paul's is one of the founding congregations of IMPACT. For more information, contact John Frazee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or .
UVA Phofest – St. Paul's is pleased to host the UVA Vietnamese Student Association's Fall Phofest this Friday, November 10, from 5 - 8 p.m. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup made of broth, rice noodles, meat, and fresh herbs. Summer rolls, mango sticky rice, bubble tea, fried bananas, Vietnamese coffee, and plenty of vegetarian options will also be sold. Stop by to enjoy some authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and support a great cause. All proceeds will go towards the Pacific Links Foundation, an organization that helps fight human trafficking in Asia.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet this Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. - noon in the lounge. St. Paul's knitters make shawls for healing and comfort for parishioners, friends, and neighbors, and are embarking on a new project of knitting squares to sew into small quilts for lap robes. All are welcome, regardless of experience. ​Just drop in or call Margaret Haupt at 434-996-3548 for more information.
2017 Community Feast – St. Paul's is participating with other churches, retailers, community service organizations, and concerned citizens to provide Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need. This effort is being organized by our neighbors at Ebenezer Baptist Church and will be held on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center. Volunteers are needed! To help, click here.
Potluck Thanksgiving Eve Dinner – On the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 22, at 6 p.m., St. Paul’s is hosting our annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Chef Lloyd Snook will be cooking turkeys for all; please bring side dishes to share. Join us for this festive inter-generational event!
Thanksgiving Day Service – A Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist will be held on Thursday, November 23, at 10 a.m.
Sunday Dinner Volunteers Needed – St. Paul's provides dinner for UVA students and Youth Group members every Sunday following the 5:30 Evening Prayer service, and each week a parishioner (or group of parishioners) volunteers to bring a dish for the dinner. Many students attend this service, and the meal creates a great community atmosphere. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact John Reid: john.reid@stpaulsmemorialchurch.org or 434-806-4325.
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 the new life in Christ of those baptized at our All Saints' services last Sunday: Christine Black, Henry Greene, and Gabi DiMarco.
for the work of the 223rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Virginia last Saturday, and for the fellowship and ministries we share with more than 80,000 Episcopalians in 180 congregations in our diocese.
Godspeed and Blessings
to Lauren and Bob Carter, who left Charlottesville and St. Paul's last week for their new home in Seattle.
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, Ruth, Derek, Elizabeth, Guy & Mary Ann, Brett Blizzard, David, Christine, Bud, Lucia, Lila M., Beverly, Eleanor, Marcus, the Barbour family, Mary, Sandra Bolton, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Pierce, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, David, Doug, Tim, Katherine, Lana, Chester, Andre, David Lee, Jai's father, Libba, Frances.
for those preparing for marriage, including Gabi DiMarco and Jack Melson, to be married November 18 in North Carolina.
for those currently visiting the Diocese of Haiti 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 veterans of this nation this Veterans Day, and especially for veterans in our own congregation, including Jack Bocock, Jonathan Hine, Stephen Millard, Tom Nachbar, Rod Sinclair, and Hunter Wood.
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 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 all those entrusted by the voters with elected office this week, that through faithful administration and wise laws, they may exercise their duties in accordance with your purposes, safeguarding human rights, fulfilling our responsibilities in the community of nations, and promoting the well-being of all people.
for St. Aidan’s, Alexandria and Holy Cross, Batesville, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of Ughelli in Nigeria, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Cyril Odutemu, 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 Texas last Sunday.
all whom we love but see no more, including Spencer Liddle, who was buried from St. Paul's last Friday.
Frederica Abbott Davis, 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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