A Note from the Rector
Dear St. Paul’s,
Many of you have asked, as I have asked myself, when we should expect our next Associate Rector and Canterbury Chaplain to begin work at St. Paul’s. “When?” is an unavoidable question, but it’s not the most important question. The most important question is “Who?” Although the search has not moved as quickly as we thought it might, I am as confident as ever that, when we meet the person who is called to this work, the person who will fall in love with the challenge of helping our student ministry and our parish community to bring out the best in each other, we’ll be glad to have prioritized the Who over the When.
In many of our lives, and too often in the life of a parish church, the calendar can feel like a relentless tyrant, launching a daily barrage of deadlines and detours our way. As important as dates and deadlines are for our life together, if we allow them to absorb all of our attention and energy, they are more than capable of distracting us from the movement of the Spirit. In our search for an associate, too much concern for the calendar will keep us asking “When?” which is a question full of anxiety. “Who?” is a question full of possibility. It’s a question I hope you’ll continue to ask in your imagination and in your prayers.
– Will
The Rev. William Peyton
This Sunday at St. Paul's
Second Sunday after Pentecost
(Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 / Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 / Mark 2:23-3:6)
8 a.m.Holy Eucharist in the Chapel (quiet, traditional)
9 a.m. – Feasting on the Word: An exploration of this week's readings in preparation for the 10 a.m. Eucharist. Parishioners, friends, and visitors all welcome. (library)
9:30 a.m. to noon Nursery Care: 0-4 year olds (Sunday school wing)
10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with the Chancel Choir (festive, intergenerational)
11:15 a.m.Reception Celebrating our Acolytes, Sunday School, and Youth Ministries (parish hall)
5:30 p.m.Holy Eucharist in the Evening (informal, congenial)
Music Notes
This Sunday’s postlude is Ceremonial March by the English composer Herbert Sumsion (1899-1985). As the title suggests, this is a celebratory piece, suitable for weddings, graduations and other festive occasions.
Sumsion is associated with a very long tenure at Gloucester Cathedral (1928-1967), following in the footsteps of Herbert Brewer and Herbert Howells. He worked closely with Elgar and Vaughan Williams in conjunction with the Three Choirs Festival and was greatly influenced by their style. Though works for choir and organ predominate his oeuvre, Sumsion contributed lesser known chamber and orchestral works as well. The choir recently sang his Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A for our Ascension Day Evensong.
Upcoming at St. Paul's
Today, May 31, 4 p.m.Funeral for Sandy Snook
Saturday, June 2, 3 p.m.Marriage of Colin Downes and Natalie Villalon
Monday, June 4, 9 p.m.Compline (chancel)
Tuesday, June 5, 12:15 p.m.Holy Eucharist (chapel)
Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m.Finance Committee Meeting (library)
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 a.m.Morning Bible Study (library)
Friday, June 8, 5 p.m.20s and 30s "Fridays After 5" (Sprint Pavilion)
Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.Joe Lenow's Ordination to the Diaconate (Epiphany Episcopal Church, Herndon)
Saturday, June 9, 6 p.m.Marriage of Rachel Clark and William Crutchfield III
Sunday, June 10 Third Sunday after Pentecost
St. Paul's News and Notes
End-of-Year Celebration of Acolytes, Sunday School, and Youth – After the 10 a.m. service this Sunday, June 3, the whole parish is invited to a brief reception in the parish hall to celebrate our acolytes, Sunday School, and Youth Group ministries, and to recognize the leaders and participants. There will be special recognition for our graduating seniors, Parker DeVillier and Jamie Nachbar, as we thank them for their years of service as acolytes.
•   Parker DeVillier graduates from St. Anne’s-Belfield School on June 1stThe Daily Progress recently named him a First Team All-Central Virginia high-school swimmer, and his Piedmont Family YMCA relay team finished third at the national championships, earning him All-American status. He is committed to swim at Roanoke College and plans to major in computer science.
•   Jamie Nachbar graduates June 7th from Charlottesville High School, where he has been a president the Science and Engineering Club, captain of the cross-country team, captain of the Science Bowl team, and a leader in the globally-ranked Zero Robotics team. Jamie is going to Yale this fall, and plans to study computer science and mathematics, with a special focus on ethical issues related to artificial intelligence.
Parents of Teenagers Meeting – This Sunday, June 3, following the reception after the 10 a.m. service, leaders of St. Paul's Stephen Ministry (Doris Greiner, Margaret Haupt, and David Truslow) will meet in the lounge with parents of teenagers to discuss ways in which Stephen Ministry might be supportive. The leaders will describe how Stephen Ministry works and will answer questions.
20s and 30s "Fridays after 5" – St. Paul's 20s and 30s will gather on the downtown mall at the Sprint Pavilion on Friday, June 8, at 5 p.m. for free music and free fun. After you enter the pavilion, meet on the grass area to the right of the stage (close to the public restrooms). Drinks and food are available for purchase. Picnic blankets optional; kids welcome. Contact Rachel Teubner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.
Thursday Morning Bible Study – The St. Paul’s Thursday morning bible study group will continue meeting through the summer but will take a break from their study of Romans to read Frederick Buechner’s novel The Son of Laughter, a retelling of the Old Testament’s story of Jacob. This group of men and women meets every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 in the church library, coffee provided. Their casual and relaxed discussion requires no prior familiarity with the readings. All are welcome. Contact Jody at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-906-2583 if you have any questions.
Stewardship 2018: Growing Together in the Discipline of Generosity – A pledge is a statement of intention and belonging. It’s a way of saying, “I’m in. This is my church.” If that’s the way you feel about St. Paul’s, and you haven't yet made a pledge for 2018, you can make your pledge here or fill out a pledge card and bring it or mail it to church, or call or email the office. For a conversation about what pledging might mean for you, or how you might come up with an amount, contact the Rector (434-295-2156 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); for questions about logistics, accounting, or payment methods, contact Financial Secretary Martha Loach (434-295-2156 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
St. Paul’s Annual Parish Weekend at Shrine Mont: July 13-15
Our Shrine Mont registration is now open!
Shrine Mont is the spectacular 1,100-acre mountain retreat center of the Diocese of Virginia, 90 minutes from Charlottesville in Orkney Springs, Virginia. St. Paul's weekend includes time for individual and group activities like hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, tennis, and our annual kickball extravaganza, as well as ample opportunity for inactivity, like napping, reading, or just sitting on the porch.
The Rev. Dr. Craig Townsend will be our guest at Shrine Mont this year. A priest and a scholar of American religious history, Craig has long experience with pilgrimage. Having undertaken and led many pilgrimages, Craig describes pilgrimage as “not simply a journey toward God, but the ancient practice of taking time to see oneself journeying with God.” He invites St. Paul’s on such a pilgrimage with him – not a medieval route or exotic locale, but to and at Shrine Mont, to practice seeing our lives as pilgrimages, to refresh ourselves on our holy journeys, and to walk together in faith.
Our Shrine Mont weekend is July 13-15. Click here to sign up. We have a limited number of rooms available to us for our retreat this year, so sign up soon!
2018 Rates:
Children 18 and under - FREE
Adults in double rooms - $150 each
Adults in single rooms - $200 each
The registration deadline is Friday, June 29. All costs shown are per person for the entire weekend and include all meals. Payment plans and financial assistance are available.
[Note: St. Paul's subsidizes the regular Shrine Mont accommodation rates to help make the weekend as affordable as possible for our parishioners. If you'd like to help support our effort to offer discounted rates, we would gladly welcome donations, or simply a "round up" of your Shrine Mont payment, which will help us provide financial assistance to those who need it.]
Questions? Contact Shrine Mont coordinator Anne Cressin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-249-4362) or Alice Fitch at the church office: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-295-2156).
Upcoming Community Events
Charlottesville Women's Choir Concert The Charlottesville Women’s Choir will debut “Signs,” inspired by the 2017 Women’s March at its concert Sunday, June 3. The concert which features music of peace, equality and justice will be held at 4:30 p.m. at The Haven, a former church, at First and Market Street, Downtown Charlottesville. Donations at the door will help support Charlottesville International Neighbors, and a reception at The Haven will be held immediately following the concert. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 434-971-5813.
Save the Date for The C'ville Sing Out!: Sunday, August 12, 2018 – To mark the first anniversary of August 12, diverse members of the community have joined together to take back our city with a big, one-time sing-out at IX Art Park modeled on Toronto's Choir! Choir! Choir! Open to everyone; no experience necessary. Check out The C'ville Sing Out! website for more details. Katherine Scott Gilliam and Katey Buford are on the Sing Out! steering committee and would be happy to answer any questions (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Prayers of the Parish
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 of the St. Paul's volunteers who prepare dinners at the Salvation Army every Thursday, as they conclude the September - May season: Jane Butler, Kathleen Caldwell, Ruth Cameron, Sarah & Jim Cargile, Jean Dooley, Haike Giragosian, Vickie & Mark Gottlob, Sally Humphrey, Linda Hunt, Colby & Peter Johnson, Georgie Kettler, Paula Kettlewell, Kay & Charles Lancaster, Tara & John Little, Theresa McCullough, Elizabeth Morgan, Pat Punch, Sue Rainey, Mary Jane Ritchie, Lila & Ed Robb, David Truslow, and Diane Wakat.
for the ministry of our two graduating acolytes, Parker DeVillier and Jamie Nachbar; our other acolytes, Helen Albiston, Brendan Allen, Christopher Allen, Moira Allen, Caroline Bolton, Ian Bolton, Fred Claibourn, Betsy Daniel, Charlotte DeVillier, Jack DeVillier, Lucas Fuller, Mason Grasty, Charlie Hall, Rachel Hall, Matthew McCullough, Angus Munro, Alex Nachbar, Jack Nachbar, Elle Polifka, Richard Potter, James Rambo, Hannah Seidman, Buck Smith, Margaret Vincel, Trimmer Vincel, Emily Webber, Katherine Webber, Katherine Yencken; and the acolyte coordinators, Carol Buckner and Buck Smith.
for the ministry of all others who have contributed to our children’s and youth ministries this year, including nursery workers, church-school teachers, junior-choir helpers, and Youth Group leaders and volunteers.
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 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 Miller, David, 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, Sierra, Thomas, Elizabeth, Gordon Fillingane, Carol, Brooke & Forest, Jim, Matti, Jonathan, Amanda's family & the VIA staff, Bob, John, Alvin, Dave, Henry, Mary.
for those preparing for Holy Matrimony, including Natalie Villalon & Colin Downes (to be married at St. Paul's on June 2) and Rachel Clark & William Crutchfield III (to be married at St. Paul's on June 9).
for Joe Lenow, as he prepares for his ordination to the diaconate on Saturday, June 9.
for the Youth Group members and chaperones who will travel to Southwest Virginia next month to participate in service and prayer through the ministry of Grace House on the Mountain.
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 Christ Church, Alexandria, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, and for their Archbishop, the Most Rev. George Takeli, 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 Fritz Hollenberg (Stacie Reid's father) and Sandy Snook, whose funeral will be held at St. Paul's today at 4 p.m.
John Speed and Sydney D. Elliott, in whose loving memory this Sunday's flowers are given.

Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
9:00 p.m. Compline
12:15 p.m.
Holy Communion
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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