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 generosity of all who contributed diapers, cereal, and detergent to our community outreach partners, and for Anne Ribble, who helped coordinate our Advent ingatherings.
for all of the children who made the Christmas pageant such a special gift to the parish.
for the ministries of all the parishioners and staff who organize, lead, and beautify our Christmas worship, including the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, Choir, and acolytes.
for the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the more than 194 pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
Your prayers are requested
for St. Paul’s this Christmas season, that our eyes be open and our hearts and minds responsive to the presence of the incarnate God in the parish, in our community, and in the world.
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, 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, 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.
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 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. James-the-Less, Ashland, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Diocese of Yola in Nigeria, and for their Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Markus Ibrahm, 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 Bill Fishback, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on January 5 at 2 p.m.; Alice MacInnis, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 28 at 2 p.m.; Geneva Bowe Miller (Darren Ball’s grandmother); John Page; Chester Titus, whose funeral will be held at St. Paul's on December 22 at 10 a.m.; and Lee Webb, for whom a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on December 28 at 10:30 a.m.