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 ordination to the priesthood last Saturday of the Rev. Katherine Dougherty, sponsored for ordination by St. Paul’s.
for the generous hospitality of Jeri Seidman and Casey Williams, who hosted our Family Wednesday Christmas Caroling night this week.
for the Advent outreach efforts of Dorothy Carney and Ginger Meislahn, who coordinated our Salvation Army Angel Tree project, and Anne Ribble, who helped organize our Advent ingatherings.
for all who donated gifts for the angels on our Salvation Army Angel Tree.
for the hospitality of Kevin Lonabaugh, who prepared dinner for our UVA students last Sunday.
for the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the more than 191 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, 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, Finley and his family, Mark Gottlob, Lowell, Stephanie, Tim, Fiona and her family, Ellis and Christy, John.
for Associate Rector Elaine Thomas and her husband Tim as they prepare for their move to New Jersey in January, and for Elaine’s new ministry as rector of All Saints, Hoboken.
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 Piedmont Church, Madison and the Church of the Creator, Mechanicsville, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of Wyoming, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Smylie, 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 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, on the fifth anniversary of the shooting.
all whom we love but see no more, including Alice MacInnis, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 28 at 2 p.m., and Lee Webb, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 28 at 10:30 a.m.