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 all our blessings this Thanksgiving season, for the fruitfulness of the earth, and for the prosperity of our community and nation.
for the marriage of Gabi DiMarco and Jack Melson, married last Saturday in North Carolina.
for the institution on November 17 of the Very Rev. Katherine Doyle, mother of Youth Group Coordinator S.K. Doyle, as Rector of St. Thomas Church, Louisville, Kentucky.
for the ministry of the Schoolhouse Thrift Shop, a shared ministry of Charlottesville-area Episcopal churches, and for St. Paul's participation through the leadership of manager Leah Wise and board members Sheila Haughey and Ed Tourangeau.
for the ministry of Paris Ball, the Diocese of Virginia's Director of Christian Formation, who preached at last Wednesday's 5:30 service before meeting with twenty-two members of our Canterbury undergraduate fellowship for dinner and discussion.
for the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the more than 130 pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
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, Jai's father, Libba, Frances, Greg Vongas, Madison, Doug, Frank Heintz, Roger, The Haamel Family.
for all who are traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday.
for the Rev. Deacon Katherine Dougherty,
sponsored for ordination by St. Paul's, as she prepares for her ordination to the priesthood
at St. George's, Fredericksburg on December 9
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, our Assistant Bishop, as he prepares to retire at the end of this year.
for our city and community and nation; for the victims of racism, sexism, oppression, and brutality; and for those who serve the common good in law enforcement and the courts.
for all the baptized in their daily life and work, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of Wad Medani in Sudan, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Saman Farajalla Mahdi, 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.
all whom we love but see no more, including Helen Gabel (Anne Cressin's mother); long-time parishioner Alice MacInnis, for whom a memorial service will be held on December 28 at St. Paul's; and Rebecca Cash Lee McGovern (grandmother of Clare McGovern Lewis), for whom a committal service is scheduled for November 26.
Peter M. Larsen, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.