Coming up on Grace Street
Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Church Office:  (804) 643-3589
For  Pastoral Care Emergencies:  (804) 349-3020  
Calendar & Upcoming Events
This Week  at a Glance
(For more upcoming events, please check out the St. Paul's calendar here)

Sunday 10/13
  • 9:00 a.m. Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
  • No Faith Formation Forum
  • 9:00 a.m. Meditation/Contemplative Prayer (Palmore Room)
  • 9:00 a.m. Family Group (Family Room, 219)
  • 9:00 a.m. Children's Sunday School (Children's Center)
  • 9:45 a.m. Nursery Available (Nursery)
  • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Eucharist (Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 a.m. Post-Service Fellowship (Gathering Space)
  • 11:30 a.m. Post-service Children's Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
  • 11:30 a.m. Youth Group Meeting (Youth Room)
Monday 10/14
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (prayers, no Eucharist) (Chapel) 
  • 2:00 p.m. Lectio Divina (Library)
  • 5:30 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting (Room TBD)
Tuesday 10/15
  • 8:00 a.m. Reflections & Prayers (Library)
  • 10:00 a.m. Program Staff Meeting (Library)
  • 11:00 a.m. Full Staff Meeting (Room 207)
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (prayers, no Eucharist) (Chapel)
  • 12:30 p.m. Al Anon (Youth Room, 110)
  • 5:30 p.m. Education for Ministry (Library)
Wednesday 10/16
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (prayers, no Eucharist) (Chapel) 
Thursday 10/17
  • 7:45 a.m. Book Club (Library)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Emmaus Lunch Program (Parish Hall and Atrium)
  • 12:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous (Youth Room, 110)
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (prayers, no Eucharist) (Chapel)
  • 5:30 p.m. HRI Memorials Committee Meeting (Library)
  • 7:00 p.m. Coffee & Conversation with Charlie (Southside, offsite)
  • 7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday 10/18
  • 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Church open for Altar Guild 
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
Saturday 10/19: Church Closed

Sunday 10/20:
  • 9:00 a.m. Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
  • 9:00 a.m. Faith Formation Forum: Sharing (Y)our Story (Norwood Room)
  • 9:00 a.m. Meditation/Contemplative Prayer (Palmore Room)
  • 9:00 a.m. Family Group (Family Room, 219)
  • 9:00 a.m. Children's Inspiration Station (Children's Center)
  • 9:45 a.m. Nursery Available (Nursery)
  • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Eucharist (Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 a.m. Post-Service Sanctuary Tours
  • 11:15 a.m. Post-Service Fellowship (Gathering Space)
  • 11:30 a.m. Post-service Children's Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
  • 12:00 p.m. Youngish Adult Brunch (offsite)
  • 12:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting (Palmore Room)
  • 6:00 p.m. Foyer Dinner (Parish Hall)
Worship, Music & General Announcements
Contact: The Rev. Dr. Charlie Dupree, Rector
Music Contact: Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Director of Music
Children's Choir Contact: Karen Harris, Assistant Director of Music
HRI Pilgrimage to Montgomery is Underway!

Our pilgrims are setting off today, Friday October 11 , for Montgomery, Alabama to dig deep into the work of racial reconciliation, to learn about our shared history, and learn how to heal from it. Please keep them in your prayers this week, and keep an eye out for updates "from the road"! 
All Saints Sunday: A Call for Names

On Sunday, November 3, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints and the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed, and we ask that you share the names of your loved ones who have died since the last All Saints Sunday. Borne out of ancient practice, the keeping of lists of those who have died is an excellent witness to the Communion of Saints. 

If you would like to add a name to the list of the deceased, to be read on All Saints Sunday, please email or call the front office at 643-3589  by Tuesday, October 29.
Community Giving Campaign
"St. Paul's: Your Community"
Starts This Sunday

At this time of year we ask you to share your thoughts about your involvement at St. Paul's by talking to another member of the parish. Someone will contact you. We need to know your thoughts to inform our clergy and vestry. Because you love this community, we ask you to commit your financial support to St. Paul's mission and ministries.

This is a short four-week campaign. Ingathering Sunday is November 17. We would appreciate your pledge as soon as possible. Thank you for your love for this community.

For more information about this campaign, what it means to pledge, or to make a pledge, email or pledge online here .

- Celia Luxmoore and David Baker
Co-Chairs,  Community Giving Campaign

Save the Date: Ingathering Sunday Appreciation Luncheon on November 17 th at 11:30am. Join us as we celebrate our awesome volunteers and the close of the Community Giving Campaign!
Coffee & Conversation with Charlie

The last two evening neighborhood  "Coffee & Conversations with Charlie" will take place on Thursday, October 17  for our South of the James neighbors  and  Thursday, October 24 for our Far West End neighbors. If you have any questions or  have not received an e-vite,  please feel free to call the church office at (804) 643-3589.
October Foyer Dinner

The next foyer dinner is coming up on October 20th, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. At the October dinner, we will hear a brief presentation from the Global Missions committee about their most recent visit to Mwitikira, Tanzania, which you won't want to miss! For more info on this fun parishwide event, please visit our web event here
Faith Formation 
Contact: Keli Cooper
What is Faith Formation?

Sunday morning faith formation classes enable churchgoers to ask questions  and dig deeper into their faith.  We take these opportunities to consider Scripture from a variety of angles and discuss a range of topics relating to the church and God's impact in our world.  Faith formation is held from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. each Sunday and is open to all. 

W e have two different options each Sunday. Forum is located in the Norwood Room (on the first floor of the parish house). This is a space where we ask questions and dig deeper into our faith. There are a variety of series (like those listed below) throughout the year. 

We also offer weekly (Sunday morning) meditation in the Palmore Room,  on the second floor of the Parish House

We hope that you will join us for one of these opportunities on Sunday mornings! 

Please note: we will NOT have forum on Oct. 13, Nov. 24, and Dec. 29th, but we hope that you will join us for meditation each of those Sundays.
Fall Faith Formation Forum
(9:00 a.m. on Sundays)
More details about these and more faith formation offerings are on our website under the "Parish Life" tab.
"Sharing (Y)our Story"October 20th, 27th, November 3rd, 10th, and 17th.  (Coordinated along with Sarah Nolan, Minister for Stewardship).

The Sharing (Y)our Story faith formation series is designed to provide a space for members of our community to share their faith story in a safe and authentic space. We hope that people will attend these sessions in order to get to know others better and feel a richer connection to our parish family, "St. Paul's, Your Community!" This five-week series is held in conjunction with the Community Giving Campaign. 

Our presenters for this series are as follows: 

October 20th: Maritza Pechin
October 27th: Mary Kay Huss
November 3rd: Matt Stehle
November 10th: The Rev. Dr. Charlie Dupree
November 17th: Dr. Kia Bentley 
Meditation/Contemplative Prayer
(Sunday Mornings, 9:00 a.m.)

On  Sunday mornings , we offer meditation at  9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m.  in the  Palmore Room  (on the second floor of the parish house).  Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice where we let go --we quiet our minds to rest in God's presence. Sunday morning meditation is open to everyone; you do not need to have experience meditating to join us. Led by a facilitator and an assistant, each gathering includes a short reading, a guided chant, and silent group meditation. There is an optional opportunity to share your experience or thoughts.  Please join for as many or as few sessions as you would like.
Youth, Youngish Adults, 
and Children + Family Ministries

Youth:  Cat Parler (
Children + Families: Linda Willis
Godly Play in the Children's Center
(9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. every Sunday)

Godly Play (Children's Sunday School) takes place in the  Children's Center for children who have turned 3 - 5th graders. We look forward to welcoming your children back for faith-based, interactive learning! (For more info on Godly Play, please check out our Children & Family Ministry webpage here .)
Children's Choir Has Started!
(After the 10 am worship service
in the choir room)

 There is no age limit (but participants should already know how to read fluently). We'll have two 6-week sessions, Fall and Spring. Please see our webpage for more information and instructions on how to sign your child(ren) up to participate!
A Note About Childcare

If you would like to secure childcare for your evening/weekday meeting, group, or activity at the church, please let Linda Willis know (at 3-5 days ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 
St. Paul's Family Group 
(Every Sunday @ 9 a.m.)
Everyone is invited to join our Family Group - parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends. Join us in 
Room 219 each Sunday at  9 am. Many families are seeking opportunities to meet with other families for conversation and support.  No two families are alike, and all are welcome. We will always have coffee and snacks in our room on the second floor. 

St. Paul's is an inclusive and affirming house of worship.
Children's Space: Young Families Welcome

  Our family space at the front of the church's Sanctuary is a comfortable area for our young ones and parents. There are soft blocks, board books, paper and crayons, and lacing cards. It's important for children to be able to see and hear what is going on in the service!
Youngish Adult Ministry  Fall Schedule of Events 

 Youngish Adults, check out our fall schedule HERE and in the elevators, and
mark your calendars for the events that are just around the corner. For more information on the Youngish Adults, please visit our webpage here. If you would like to stay up-to-date with these opportunities by
subscribing to our e-blast, please let Keli Cooper   ( know and we'll get you signed up!
Youth Group Opportunities Coming Up!

St. Paul's Youth (6th-12th Grade) group events calendar is here, and our upcoming events can be found on the Youth Group webpage hereIf you would like to stay up-to-date with these opportunities by subscribing to our e-blast, please let Youth Ministry Intern Cat Parler ( know and we'll get you signed up! (And, if you haven't already, stop by the youth room to say hi to our new plants, pictured above!)
Contact: Lynn Williams
Laundry Love is Coming Up
(Saturday, October 19th, 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Are you looking for an Outreach opportunity that is only once a month for a few hours? Join a group of dedicated volunteers and help folks get their laundry done. It's a great way to get involved when you don't have a lot of spare time!  This month, Laundry Love will be on Saturday, October 19th. Please join us. 

For more info on this ministry, please check out our webpage here
Save the Date - Volunteering on the Farm 
@ Shalom Farms Northside
(Saturday, November 23 - 9am to 12pm)

Join us for an inter-generational day of service at Shalom Farms. The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. We will meet at 9am and work on the farm until approximately noon. More details will follow closer to the date.
Parish Life + Stewardship
Stewardship Contact: Sarah Nolan
Introducing: PushPay (Online Giving Platform) and the St. Paul's App

St. Paul's is now using Pushpay for all our online giving and pledge payments. To view the new platform and make an online gift visit If you have a recurring payment through ACS, you will need to stop payment on your ACS account and set up an account with Pushpay. If you need help doing this, please contact Minister for Stewardship, Sarah Nolan at or ext 5416. 

Along with our new online giving platform, Pushpay has developed a custom St. Paul's app for your phone! This App will provide you with the latest on upcoming events, recent sermons, staff contacts and easy access to our giving portal. You can get the App by texting "stpaulsrva app" to 77977, or visit
 St. Paul's Women's Gathering: Nia Dance night!

It's time for our next exciting St. Paul's Women's gathering. We will be attending a wonderful dance class, Nia (many at St. Paul's may have heard Molly sing this class' praise!). This class will take place on Monday, October 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 at SoulShine Studios at 9200 Stony Point Parkway Suite 111 Richmond, VA 23235, and we will gather for a meal at Brio in Stony Point afterwards. 

Class registration is $16. Please contact Kimberly Ligon at or Anne Dobson for registration instructions. Advance registration is highly encouraged. Looking forward to dancing with all of you! 
Parish Retreat 2020

The 2020 parish retreat will go from 
Friday, April 17th  through  Sunday, April 19th! Please mark your calendars and check back for more info about this exciting opportunity on our website as the date draws closer. Registration begins in January 2020!
St. Paul's Prayers
Contact: Carter Johann
We pray for public, non-profit, and religious social service work and ministries in Metropolitan Richmond: For all in need of mental health services, all mental health workers, counselors, and treatment facilities.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. (Matthew 25:35-36 NRSV)

We pray for all the Baptized in their daily work, especially those of our congregation and community who are in the transportation industries including: flight, ship and train crews, baggage and freight handlers, dock workers, engineers, bus and cab drivers and maintenance and sales personnel.

We pray for those who are ill: for Dan Benn, partner of Gail James; Bruce Kissal, brother of Maria Everett; Yvonne Harris; Bev Sale; Mary Garner Mitchell, and Roger Robillard. We also pray for those who are no longer with us: Dean Taylor. May his soul be at peace.

Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that you are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

If you would like to add a name to the prayer list, please contact Administrative and Membership Associate, Carter Johann, at or  (804) 643-3589 ext. 5501.
Communications Submissions

The deadline for submitting copy for Grace Notes (our weekly bulletin insert) and Coming Up on Grace Street (this weekly e-blast) is  Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m., but earlier is always appreciated. Please send your content through this form to  Sarah A. Foote, Director of Communications. Please note that content may be edited to accommodate space limitations and style guidelines. 
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