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 ministry and leadership of our Bishop Suffragan, the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, and for her visit to St. Paul's this Sunday.
for the commitment to their Baptismal promises of those being confirmed on Sunday: Sophia Espie, Kate Landis, Peter Morris, Melanie Rightmyer, Erika Viccellio, and Emily Webber.
for the interfaith justice ministry we share with our partners in IMPACT, and for the progress made on the issue of affordable housing at Tuesday evening's Nehemiah Action.
for the hospitality and generosity of Kelly Trout, who prepared dinner for our students last Sunday, and of Rebecca & Matt Argon and Kathleen Lovett, who prepared our Wednesday night dinner this week.
for the ministry of the Rev. Canon Pat Wingo, Canon to the Ordinary, as he transitions to a new assignment in the Diocese of East Tennessee.
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.
Godspeed and blessings
to Margaret (Vicky) Lee, parishioner and chorister for eight years, and occasional pianist, and harpist, as she prepares to leave St. Paul's and Charlottesville next month to begin a new chapter in Winchester.
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, Betty, Robert & Dorothy, Anne, Mary Elizabeth Beck, Ruth, Derek, Elizabeth, Guy & Mary Ann, Brett Blizzard, David, Bud, Lila M., Eleanor, the Barbour family, Mary, Ronald, Sophie, Jane, Pierce, Sarah, Richard, Sammie, Doug, Tim, Lana, 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, Amanda's family & the VIA staff, Bob, John, The Rev. Alvin Edwards.
for those preparing to graduate next month, including Skinner scholars and members of our Canterbury fellowship who will be honored at St. Paul’s on Wednesday, May 2.
for former Associate Rector Elaine Thomas as she prepares for her installation as Rector of All Saints, Hoboken on May 12.
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.
for this parish, on the occasion of the pastoral visit of Bishop Goff; and for St. James', Leesburg, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East, and for their Archbishop, the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, 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 Genevieve Diane Osborne Ellis (Elaine Ellis Thomas' mother), and former parishioner Brenda Gledhill.
Margaret Mary Bolton McGettigan, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.