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 our newly elected Vestry, as they mark the start of their work and ministry together at the Vestry Commissioning this Sunday.
for the leadership of parishioners who complete their Vestry service this weekend, Michele Allen, Anne Cressin, and Lloyd Snook; and Jeannie Long, who resigned from the Vestry last fall.
for the faith and ministry of the Rev. Ed Tourangeau, guest Celebrant at this Sunday’s 10 a.m. service.
for the youth and camp ministries of the Diocese of Virginia.
the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the 213 pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
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, Bud, Lila M., Eleanor, the Barbour family, Mary, Sandra Bolton, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Pierce, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, Doug, Tim, Lana, Andre, Libba, Frances, Doug, Roger, Finley & his family, Lowell, Stephanie, Tim, Fiona & her family, Dao, Betty & Bill, Fritz, Sierra, Bob Marsh, Thomas.
for our 2018 Vestry, as they begin their work together this weekend: Steve Bolton, Michele Claibourn, Peter Dennison, Vickie Gottlob, Phil LaMar, David Litherland, Anne Lorber, Bob Sayler, Jeri Seidman, William Taylor, Christie Thomas, and Erika Viccellio.
for the members of the Search & Nominating Committee of our Diocese, including parishioner Mildred Robinson, as they seek to nominate candidates to serve as our next Bishop Suffragan; and for the person God will call to that work.
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. Stephen's, Heathsville and St. Paul's, Richmond, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada, and for their Primate, the Most Rev. Frederick Hiltz, 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 Nicholas Marshall; and Mary Lee Webb, whose funeral will be held at St. Paul's on Monday, February 12, at 10 a.m.
Hope Jillson Vernon and Arthur Andrew Vernon, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.