A Note from Assisting Priest Heather Warren
Dear St. Paul’s,
One of our callings as a parish is to “raise up” candidates for Holy Orders. Although I do not know the exact number of people sponsored in our 108 years, it is not small. In 1977, the first year when women could be regularly ordained in the Episcopal Church, the first woman ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Virginia came from St. Paul’s, the Rev. Constance Chandler-Ward. Quite a number of candidates have arisen through our Canterbury Fellowship. We have listened, questioned, and prayed with St. Paul’s members of all genders, sexual orientations, and ages who believe they have heard a call to ordination.   
Discernment of a call to Holy Orders requires a parish open to the movement of the Holy Spirit as it has moved through the Church over the centuries. It also is a tremendous responsibility that takes the dedication of members who serve for months as the pastoral discernment committee to consider whether the call a person hears is one to ordained ministry or a different form of service in the Church. We were blessed this past Sunday to hear Gwynn Crichton, our current seminarian, preach. In December, we celebrated the ordination of Katherine Daugherty, now a former St. Paul’s member, to the priesthood. We look forward to June for the ordination of Joe Lenow to the transitional deaconate, the step before ordination to the priesthood. St. Paul’s is a parish that continues to grow in its relationship with Christ Jesus because of this important work. Thanks be to God who calls us to spread the good news of God’s love by equipping the saints for ministry, including ordained ministry.     
The Rev. Dr. Heather Warren
This Sunday at St. Paul's
Third Sunday of Easter
(Readings: Acts 3:12-19 / Psalm 4 / Luke 24:36b-48)
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.Adult Forum (parish hall)
11:15 p.m. – Sunday School: 4 years old-6th grade (Sunday school wing)
12:15 p.m.Skinner Scholar Luncheon (lounge)
2:15 p.m. – Canterbury House Spring Cleaning (Canterbury house) (details below)
5:30 p.m.Holy Eucharist in the Evening (informal, congenial)
6:30 p.m.Dinner for UVA Students and Youth (lounge)
6:30 p.m.Youth Group: 7th-12th grade (blue room, following dinner)
Upcoming at St. Paul's
Friday, April 13, 2 p.m. – Funeral for Frances Harryman
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry (lounge)
Saturday, April 14, 5 p.m. – Marriage of Laura Elizabeth Boorman and David Alexander Truesdale
Monday, April 16, 9 p.m. – Compline (chancel)
Tuesday, April 17, 12:15 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (chapel)
Tuesday, April 17, 2 p.m. – Generation Wise (lounge)
Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m. – Vestry Meeting (lounge)
Wednesday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. – Junior Choir Rehearsal (choir room)
(Contact Deke Polifka: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. – Evening Prayer (brief, informal, all ages)
Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m. – Harambee Dinner for all (parish hall) (details below)
Wednesday, April 18, 6:15 p.m. – Canterbury Fellowship Gathering (Canterbury house)
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 a.m. – Morning Bible Study (library)
(Contact Jody Lahendro: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Friday, April 20, 5 p.m. – UVA Vietnamese Student Association's Phofest (parish hall) (details below)
Sunday, April 22 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
St. Paul's News and Notes
Wednesdays in Easter season – Junior Choir rehearsals have resumed (Wednesdays from 4:30-5:20 p.m.) and will continue through May 2, with a performance in church on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day). Rehearsals end in time for choir families to attend the weekly brief, informal Evening Prayer service at 5:30, followed by a parish-wide dinner for all in the parish hall at 6:00. New choristers are welcome to join for this final session of the academic year, and should contact Deke Polifka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Twiddlemuffs are knit for Alzheimer and dementia patients who become agitated in the evenings. They look like handmuffs but have buttons, beads, and ribbons to twiddle with and calm the nerves. Some members of the prayer shawl ministry have begun knitting twiddlemuffs. If you would like to knit one, or if you know of someone who would like one, please join other knitters on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. - noon, or get in touch with Margaret Haupt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to knit one at home.
Spring Cleaning – Come one and all to the Canterbury House on Sunday, April 15, from 2:15 - 5 p.m. for a much needed spring cleaning. We will be working in the yard and garden beds, as well as inside the house. Sweet tea and lemonade will be provided. Contact Sarah Paquette with questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Generation Wise – Generation Wise, a St. Paul's group which builds community among our older members, will meet Tuesday, April 17, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the lounge and will continue their conversations of Thomas Moore’s book A Religion of One’s Own. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Jean or Bill Sherman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-975-1605.
African Development Project News – Our Harambee* fundraising dinner will take place in the St. Paul’s parish hall on Wednesday April 18, following the 5:30 Evening Prayer service. The dinner is being held early this year because Chris Macoloo, World Neighbors Director for Africa, will be visiting from Kenya and will be our speaker. Kate Schecter, World Neighbors’ CEO, will be here as well. Jewelry and crafts from Kenya will be on sale. All are invited to enjoy the festive dinner and learn from Chris about the MABUTA project in Uganda, which enables villagers to grow more food, raise goats and chickens, form savings and credit groups, and improve their health. (Kelli Olson and Cindy Cartwright visited this project with Chris last June). Since 1985 ADP has been partnering with projects in East Africa, and this is one of the projects we currently support. Click here for more information. Please RSVP to the St. Paul’s office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-295-2156. If you would like to help with food or set-up, contact Kelli Olson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. *Harambee means “pulling together” and describes a Kenyan custom: When a family needs a new roof or a cow, for example, they hold a big party with lots of food, and the guests make a gift of money as they leave.
UVA Phofest – St. Paul's is hosting the UVA Vietnamese Student Association's annual spring Phofest next Friday, April 20, from 5 - 8 p.m. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup made of broth, rice noodles, meat, and fresh herbs. Summer rolls, mango sticky rice, bubble tea, fried bananas, Vietnamese coffee, and plenty of vegetarian options will also be sold. Stop by to enjoy some authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and support a great cause. All proceeds will go towards the Pacific Links Foundation, an organization that helps fight human trafficking in Asia.
IMPACT Nehemiah Action – Stand with IMPACT for affordable housing on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the MLK Performing Arts Center (located at Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road). For over a decade IMPACT has brought together diverse Charlottesville congregations of differing faith traditions, economic backgrounds, ethnicity, and even political leanings to work together for justice in our community. Please consider offering your time to stand and be counted as we gather on April 24th. This year IMPACT is focusing on affordable housing, especially for the elderly, helping our older neighbors to age in place. For more information on the housing issue and other ongoing IMPACT issues, check out www.impactcville.com or contact John Frazee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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.).
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 faith and commitment of innumerable parishioners whose work ensured that our Holy Week observances and Easter celebrations were a rich and holy experience for all; and especially for the ministry of the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, ushers, acolytes, acolyte leaders, lay preachers, lay Eucharistic ministers, choristers, cooks, cleaners, and gardeners.
for the hospitality of Rebecca and Matt Argon, who hosted over a dozen Canterburians for brunch on Easter day.
for the new life in Christ of those baptized at our Easter Vigil: Melanie, Ainsley, & Wythe Rightmyer, and Lena & Pia Tavernise.
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, 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, Marianne.
for our PACEM guests this week and for all who are involved in hosting them.
for those preparing for Holy Matrimony, including Laura Boorman and David Truesdale, to be married at St. Paul’s on Saturday.
for parishoners preparing for Confirmation or Reception on April 29, 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.
for St. Thomas, Richmond; Grace, Berryville; and St. Mary's, Berryville, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.
for the people and ministries of the Church of Ireland, and for their Archbishop, the Most Rev. Richard Lionel Clarke, 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 Sandra Bolton (Steve Bolton's mother); Constance Chandler-Ward; and Frances Harryman, whose funeral will be held at St. Paul's on Friday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

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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