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.