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 ministries of all the parishioners and staff who organized, led, and beautified our Christmas worship, including the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, Choir, and acolytes.
for the birth in California on December 20 of Asher Maxwell Poist, son of Chad & Bokhyun Poist, little brother of Alexa Poist, and grandson of David & Betsy Poist.
for the birth on December 27 of John Venning Lichti Hendrickson, son of Caleb Hendrickson and Skinner Scholar Kate Lichti.
for the arrival in Charlottesville of the Polifka family, and the new ministry of Director of Music and Organist, Deke Polifka.
for Mark & Theresa McCullough's 25 years of marriage, as they renew their vows this Saturday, January 6.
for the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the over 200 pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
Godspeed and Blessings
to Elaine & Tim Thomas as they prepare for their move to New Jersey, and for Elaine’s new ministry as rector of All Saints, Hoboken.
Your prayers are requested
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, Libba, Frances, Greg Vongas, Doug, Frank Heintz, Roger, the Haamel family, Finley & his family, Mark Gottlob, Lowell, Stephanie, Tim, Fiona & her family, Jason, Dao.
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 Christ Church, Luray and Trinity, Fredericksburg, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and for their Archbishop, the Most Rev. Winston Halapua, 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 11 a.m. (note time change).
Emmett Reid, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.