St. Paul's Memorial Church Newsletter


Telephone: 295-2156         June 3, 2010

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The Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 2010

8:00 a.m.          Holy Eucharist I with Homily

10:00 a.m.        Holy Eucharist II with Hymns and Sermon

5:30 p.m.          Holy Eucharist II with Hymns and Homily

Scripture for Sunday – 1 Kings 17:8-16, Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17

Church School Festival – We will celebrate the Church School during this Sunday’s 10 am  service!

Vacation Bible SchoolVacation Bible School is scheduled for June 21-25, 2010.  E-mail Iris Potter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 434-823-2709 to register your child.

New Nursery Coordinator – As you know, Vicki Fantozzi (and her husband Tom Fallace) are moving at the start of the summer. Vicki has done a wonderful job and we will miss her greatly. We are very excited to announce that Glynnis Welte has accepted an offer to become our new Nursery Coordinator.  We are confident that she will continue the great work being done in the nursery.

Ordination of Ryan Fleenor – Ryan Fleenor will be ordained to the diaconate on June 5, 2010, at 10:30am at Christ Church in Charlottesville. A luncheon honoring Ryan will be held at St. Paul’s at 1:00 pm that afternoon.

All parishioners are invited to both events!

NEWCOMER AND VISITOR ORIENTATION Sunday, June 13 after the 10 a.m. service.  Please meet in the church library just inside the Chancellor Street entrance for a brief introduction to St. Paul's Memorial Church.   Associate Rector Ann Willms and a member of the Newcomers' Ministry will be on hand to welcome you, answer your questions, and provide a brief tour of the church. 


GENERATION WISE GROUP EVENT - SAVE THE DATE!  To cap off our wonderful year together, Generation Wise will be gathering on Wednesday June 16 at 12:15 p.m. for lunch followed by an outing to the UVA Art Museum.  Located just 2 blocks from St. Paul's, the museum will be offering "Highlights of the Collection: From Rodin to Warhol" Go to for more information on the museum.  Parking and an accessible entrance are located behind the museum as needed.  Contact Ann Willms at 295-2156 for information and to RSVP for this event.

Fire in Concert - You are invited to hear Fire in concert on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at Holy Comforter Catholic Church, 208 East Jefferson Street in Charlottesville. While the performance is free, it is offered as a benefit for PACEM, the area's interfaith organization that brings people together across lines of race, class, denomination, and creed to provide shelter, meals and support to residents of our community who would otherwise be living on the streets in the cold of winter. Fire is a Charlottesville-based women's a cappella chamber choir whose members share both a desire to live lives grounded in the Divine and a great joy in singing well together.

Large Print Bulletins - We now have large print editions of the Sunday bulletin.  Please ask an usher if you would like one.



Reel Theology: Summer films and theological reflections


We are planning to show a series of films that work well as a basis for a theological reflection in July and August. Come join Jim and Lori on the following Wednesday nights. Since we don't have Community Night during the summer, eat before you come, or brown bag it -- we'll provide popcorn. The movies will start promptly at 7; the discussion will follow, after a short break. If you want to come just for the movie, that's OK too.


The tentative lineup:

July 14 - Smoke Signals, PG13, 89 minutes

July 21 - The Station Agent, R, 89 minutes

July 28 - Like Water for Chocolate, R, 105 minutes

Aug. 4 - Casablanca, PG, 102 minutes

Aug. 11 - The Elephant Man, PG, 122 minutes

Aug. 18 - Wall-E, G, 98 minutes

Aug. 25 - Being There, PG, 130 minutes (we will probably skip the credits and outtakes at the end)

Sept. 1 - Whale Rider, PG13, 101 minutes



Shrine Mont - During St. Paul's Centennial Year, we have our 30th annual retreat at Shrine Mont to celebrate!  In 2009, about 140 St. Paul’s parishioners sang, roasted marshmallows, hiked, danced,  fished, birdwatched, played kickball, laughed, read, geologized, washed green cups, knit, smacked a piñata, worshiped, talked and ate together at Shrine Mont.  This year promises more of the same, so join the fun from July 9 - 11th!

You can register on-line at the
St. Paul's website (  Go to the bottom of the page until you find 'St. Paul's News.'  It will say: Sign up for our 2010 Shrine Mont, our 30th this year, from Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11 here.


There are also be paper registration forms in the parish hall which you can mail or drop by the office.
Quandaries?  Ask me! Cindy Cartwright (Shrine Mont Grand Poobah)
434-295-6327 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteers Are Much Needed at The Haven at First and Market! -  The Haven is a resource center and day shelter for the disadvantaged and homeless in our community.  Located at 112 West Market Street, this wonderful new facility is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offers guests a safe place to rest, have a healthy breakfast, take a shower, do laundry, and seek assistance for medical, employment, and other needs.  University students filled many volunteer shifts when The Haven opened in January, so especially during summer vacation, the year-round community can take up the slack!  Volunteers take two-hour shifts, welcoming guests and assisting them in making use of various facilities.  For more information and/or a tour of The Haven, please contact Kaki Dimock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 973-1234.


EfM -  Education for Ministry is a four year course of study and an intense group experience, and a place to ask the deepest questions of faith. This is not for everyone, but we are looking for new members for our two EfM groups, led by Jim and Lori Richardson. The course comes with textbooks that take about two-to-three hours a week of reading, and then each group meets for 2 1/2 hours each week. The cost is $350 per academic year, and scholarships are available. The day group meets Mondays 1pm to 3:30 pm, and the evening group meets Mondays 7 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information, please contact Jim at (434)964-7946.


Heather Warren’s Ordination - As many of you know, our good friend, fellow parishioner, and beloved deacon, Heather Warren is being ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of North Carolina.  The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry will officiate and preach on June  26th at 11 am in Durham, N. C. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.  Many of us would like to be with Heather and her family for this very important day in her life and the life of the Church.  We have looked into renting a motor coach to take a group of us from Charlottesville to Durham and return on the same day.  Without knowing the size of the bus we might need, preliminary cost estimates are under $40 per person for the round trip.  Tentatively the schedule would be: departing from Charlottesville 6:00-7:00 am and leaving Durham to return 2:00-2:30 pm, arriving back in Charlottesville around 6:00 pm.  In order to reserve the appropriate size bus, we must be able to give a relatively firm number of passengers to the bus company no later than June 12.   Don Burchell has offered to coordinate this effort, please contact him at 434-979-3115 (home) or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP..

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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