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 hospitality and generosity of Christie Thomas, who prepared dinner for our students last Sunday, and of Pat Punch, Leslie Middleton, and Vickie Gottlob, who helped prepare our Lenten Wednesday dinner this week.
for Koinonia of Charlottesville, and for the Lenten retreat they sponsored here last week with Bonnie Thurston.
for Lenten musical meditations offered the last two Wednesdays by Bruce Carveth, and for the work of the African Development Project.
for the music ministry of St. Paul's junior choir, and of Canterbury leader Helen Schmedtje, who accompanied them on the flute last Sunday.
for the faith and generosity of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including all of the pledgers who have made financial commitments for 2018.
Your prayers are requested
for St. Paul's this Holy Week, that our worship and prayers this week would prepare us to be faithful witnesses to God’s transforming love.
for members and friends of the parish who are sick, sorrowful, or in any kind of trouble, including David Nelson, Karin, Anne, Evelyn, Betty, Robert & Dorothy, 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, Fiona & her family, Betty & Bill, Fritz, Sierra, Bob Marsh, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jason Corbin, Sherlene Henry, Gordon Fillingane, Donald & Carol, Brooke & Forest, Jim, Matti, Jonathan.
for those preparing for Holy Matrimony, including Laura Boorman and David Truesdale, to be married at St. Paul’s on April 14.
for those preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil, including Melanie, Ainsley, & Wythe Rightmyer, and Lena & Pia Tavernise.
for parishoners preparing for Confirmation or Reception in April, including Sophia Espie, Kate Landis, Peter Morris, Melanie Rightmyer, and Emily Webber.
for neighbors who are homeless or struggling to pay rent, and for all our partners in IMPACT as we continue to seek housing justice in our community.
for the members of the Search & Nominating Committee of our Diocese, including parishioner Mildred Robinson, as they seek 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 gun violence, and for those seeking to end it.
for Grace Church, Alexandria and Ware Church, Gloucester, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the peace of Jerusalem, and for the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, Archbishop of Jerusalem & the Middle East, 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 Elizabeth Akin; Jerry Greiner (Charles Greiner’s brother), whose funeral takes place Saturday in Texas; Katherine Jordan; Jonathan Walker; and former parishioner Katharine “Andy” Watson, who died on March 9.