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 service of those who participated in the Community Feast organized by Ebenezer Baptist Church, including parishioners Donna Price, Robbie Wright, Pat Punch and Joel Hoppe (along with Charlotte and Avery).
for the hospitality of Lloyd Snook and all who contributed to the St. Paul's Thanksgiving Eve potluck dinner.
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 faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the more than 170 pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
Your prayers are requested
for St. Paul's this Advent season, that faithful watchfulness would lead us ever deeper into the incarnate life of God.
for members and friends of the parish who are sick, sorrowful, or in any kind of trouble, including 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, the Barbour family, Mary, Sandra Bolton, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Pierce, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, Doug, Tim, Katherine, Lana, Chester, Andre, Jai's father, Libba, Frances, Greg Vongas, Doug, Frank Heintz, Roger, the Haamel family, Jean Stewart Pryor, Finley and his family, Mark Gottlob, Lowell, Stephanie.
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 St. Mark’s, Alexandria; San Marcos, Alexandria; Trinity, Charlottesville;
and St. Andrew’s, Burke, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of West Buganda in Uganda, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Henry Katumba-Tamale, 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 Mary Jane Ellsworth, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 2 at 2 p.m.; longtime parishioner Alice MacInnis, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 28; and Rod Sinclair, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 2 at 11 a.m.