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 life and witness of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
for the presence and ministry among us of our new Music Director and Organist Deke Polifka.
for the fun and fellowship of last Sunday's Yule Log Hunt, and for the work of all who made it possible, including John Frazee and his enthusiastic team of volunteers.
for the gracious hospitality of parishioners who organized and hosted last Sunday's reception, including Georgie Kettler, Jim & Nancy Galloway, Bob & Marty Sayler, Anne Cressin, and Christie Thomas.
for the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the 211 pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
Godspeed and Blessings
to Elaine & Tim Thomas as they 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., Eleanor, the Barbour family, Mary, Sandra Bolton, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Pierce, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, Doug, Tim, Katherine, Lana, Andre, Libba, Frances, Doug, Frank Heintz, Roger, Finley & his family, Lowell, Stephanie, Tim, Fiona & her family, Jason, Dao, Betty & Bill, Rose Marie.
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. John's, Tappahannock; St. Christopher's, Springfield; St. George's, Arlington; and Olivet, Franconia, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Anglican Church of Australia, and for their Archbishop, the Most Rev. Philip Leslie Freier, 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.
The Rt. Rev. Frederick Deane Goodwin, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.