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 musical contribution of the MIRA Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of Raven Hunter, as our guest choir at last night’s Tenebrae service.
for the hospitality and generosity of Renee Fuller, Peggy Galloway, and Theresa McCullough, who prepared dinner for our students last Sunday.
for the faithful witness of our Bishops, our Canterbury students, and other parishioners who participated in last weekend’s demonstrations against gun violence in Charlottesville and Washington.
for the Canterbury and youth group readers at last week's Palm Sunday services.
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, Doug, Roger, Finley & his family, Lowell, Stephanie, Fiona & her family, Betty & Bill, Fritz, Sierra, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jason Corbin, Sherlene Henry, Gordon Fillingane, Donald & Carol, Brooke & Forest, Jim, Matti, Jonathan, Harry Burt, Amanda's family & the VIA staff, Marianne.
for the Youth Group as they prepare for their trip to New York City April 6-8, and for the students and chaperones who will participate in the Nightwatch program at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and volunteer in the soup-kitchen ministry of All Saints Episcopal Church.
for St. Paul’s volunteers preparing to host the PACEM shelter, April 7-14, and for all the men who will be our guests.
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 search process at St. Paul’s as we seek our next Associate Rector & University Chaplain.
for our city and community and nation; for the victims of racism, injustice, and oppression; and for all who serve the common good in law enforcement and the courts.
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 Amanda Bates; Frances Harryman, who died Wednesday night; and Bob Marsh, to be buried from St. Paul’s on Tuesday, April 2.