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 all the blessings of motherhood and for all those in heaven and on earth whose mothering has blessed our lives.
for the hospitality and generosity of Julie Lautenschlager and Peggy Galloway, who prepared dinner for our students last Sunday.
for the leadership of SK Doyle, as she completes her ministry with our Youth Group during next month's service trip to Southwest Virginia.
for the music ministry of the junior choir this spring.
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, 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, Lana, Libba, Doug, Roger, Finley & his family, Stephanie, Fiona & her family, Betty & Bill, Fritz, Sierra, Thomas, Elizabeth, Gordon Fillingane, Carol, Brooke & Forest, Jim, Matti, Jonathan, Amanda's family & the VIA staff, Bob, John, Alvin, Dave, Henry.
for those preparing for baptism, including Caroline Frances Borland, to be baptized at St. Paul's on Pentecost Sunday.
for those preparing for Holy Matrimony, including Colin Downes and Natalie Villalon (to be married at St. Paul's on June 2) and Rachel Clark and William Crutchfield III (to be married at St. Paul's on June 9).
for those preparing to graduate this month, including Skinner scholars and Canterbury members Lex Booth, SK Doyle, Derrill Hagood, Hannah Hall, Charlotte Hennessy, Lawson Kennan, Richard Potter, Walker Redd, Sam Roller, Jennifer Schmid, Lorriane Simonis, and Addison Wilner.
for former Associate Rector Elaine Thomas, as she prepares for her installation as Rector of All Saints, Hoboken on May 12.
for former Rector Jim Richardson, as he transitions to his new position as the Interim Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento, CA.
for Joe Lenow,
as he prepares for his Ordination to the Diaconate
on Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m.
, at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Herndon.
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 Grace, Kilmarnock and St. Mary's, Goochland, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Anglican Church in New Zealand & Polynesia, 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 Betty McLernon, whose funeral will be held at St. Paul's on Friday, May 25, at 4 p.m., and Donald Muntz.
Frances S. Lewis, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.