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.