Coming up on Grace Street
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Calendar & Upcoming Events
This Week  at a Glance
(For more upcoming events, please check out the St. Paul's calendar here)

Sunday, 7/28
  • 9:00 a.m. Meditation/Contemplative Prayer (Palmore Room)
  • 9:45 a.m. Nursery available 
  • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service w/Holy Eucharist (Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 a.m. Post-Service Fellowship (gathering space)
  • 11:30 a.m. Interim-led "Home Stretch" Event: "Worship"
  • 4:30 p.m. Youth prepare and serve dinner at Liberation Family Services (offsite)
  • 6:15 p.m. Women's Group dinner and Compline (offsite)
Monday, 7/29
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
  • 4:45 p.m. Global Missions Meeting (Library)
Tuesday, 7/30
  • 8:00 a.m. Reflections and Prayers (Library)
  • 10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Palmore Room)
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
  • 12:30 p.m. Al-Anon (Youth Room)
Wednesday, 7/31
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
Thursday, 8/1
  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Emmaus Lunch Program (Scott Hall and Atrium)
  • 12:00 p.m. Noon AA (Youth Room)
  • 12:05 Daily Worship (Chapel)
Friday, 8/2
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
  • Church office closes at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8/3: Church closed

Sunday, 8/4:
  • 9:00 a.m. Bishop Chilongani speaks - Faith Formation (Norwood Room)
  • 9:00 a.m. Meditation/Contemplative Prayer (Palmore Room)
  • 9:45 a.m. Nursery available 
  • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service w/Holy Eucharist (Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 a.m. Post-Service Fellowship (gathering space)
  • 11:30 a.m. HRI Meaning-Making Exercises (Sanctuary)
Worship, Music & General Announcements
Contact: The Rev. Bill Queen, Interim Rector
Music Contact: Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Director of Music
Special Visit from the 
Bishop of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania
Next Sunday, August 4th

On Sunday, August 4,  Bishop Dickson Chilongani of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika will be visiting and preaching at St. Paul's! He'll be speaking in the Norwood Room during the 9:00 a.m. Faith Formation hour. For more information about this exciting visit, please click here
Contemplative Evening Services

In the Chancel of the Sanctuary 
August 18th @ 5:00 p.m. 

Please join us for our second contemplative service on Sunday evening, August 18th. The service begins at 5:00 p.m. and is located in the Chancel of the Sanctuary. Our first contemplative service last week was a great experience for many, and we look forward to this next one. For more details on these services, please visit our web event and Facebook event. See you there! 
Women's Group Dinner + Compline
This Sunday Evening, July 28

This Sunday evening, the women of St. Paul's will be meeting at Cafe Caturra for dinner at  6:15pm and afterwards we will attend  Compline at St. Stephens (starts at  8pm). Please join us for a lovely evening of fellowship and worship. 

Please RSVP by emailing Anne Dobson at This will help us to make reservations at the Cafe. Hope to see you then!
Summer Choir at St. Paul's

The choir is now in summer mode and if you would like to sing with us, all you have to do is show up for a brief rehearsal in the choir room at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday!
Please Join Us for "The Home Stretch": 
FOUR Parish Events to Help Us Prepare 
for Our New Rector 

Heritage, Leadership,  Worship and  Connections will be our topics. It is important for you to try to attend all of them, as each topic will build upon the previous ones and will prepare the way for the ones to follow. 

Each session will go from  11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The dates are as follows: 
  • Sunday, June 30 (The notes and takeaways from this session may be found and downloaded HERE and on our website).
  • Sunday, July 14 (Notes from this session can be found and downloaded HERE)
  • Sunday, July 28, and
  • Sunday, August 11
Each event will offer a light lunch immediately after Sunday worship, from 11:30 to noon, followed by an hour of focused work upon that day's topic. You will be done by 1:00 pm. Please let us know on your registration if you will need child care, and please pack your child a lunch. Also, be sure to sign up in advance, so we can be sure to have enough food.

Please Register HERE! 
Save the Date: Shrine Mont Parish Retreat 2020

The 2020 parish retreat will go from  Friday, April 17th through  Sunday, April 19th We had a great time this past spring and we hope everyone can join us next year!  For more information on the Parish Retreat, please visit our webpage
Faith Formation 
Contact: Keli Cooper
It's Almost Time to Register for EfM!

St. Paul's will be launching an EfM group to run mid September 2019 to early June 2020. Please note that while folks are welcome to inquire ANYTIME leading up to registration, we will be accepting registration from August 1st through 15th. For more info on this program and how to get involved, please check out our web event here!  

Starting August 1st, forms and checks can be turned in to Keli Cooper's mailbox in the church office or mailed to St. Paul's. Forms will be made available on our website this upcoming week. Please let Keli ( know if you have any questions about registration!
Meditation/Contemplative Prayer Practice 
9:00 a.m., Palmore Room 

Meditation practices take place on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Palmore Room.  For more info, click here
Youth, Youngish Adults, 
and Children + Family Ministries

YA + Youth: Keli Cooper
Children + Families: Linda Willis
Youngish Adults: There's a "Blast" for That.


Did you know ... there is a weekly Youngish Adult e-blast? (Here is our most recent edition. ) It includes information about upcoming events and opportunities to engage with fellow St. Paul's parishioners in their 20s-40s, like monthly brunch, movie nights, and special worship services.  For more information on the Youngish Adults, please visit our webpage here .

If you would like to stay up-to-date with these opportunities, please let Keli Cooper  ( know and we'll get you signed up!
And... There's one for the Youth, too!

Looking for a way to get your middle/high-schooler more involved with St. Paul's youth ministry? Our youth group offers opportunities for youth to make some new friends, have fun, worship and grow together, and occasionally get some service hours to boot (Example: we will be making and serving dinner at Liberation Veterans Services
this Sunday, July 28th!)

Find out all of the fun things our youth take part in by signing up for our weekly (biweekly during the summer) e-blast. ( Here's our most recent one. ) Email Keli at to get connected! 

Come see for yourself what St. Paul's youth ministry is all about and visit our webpage here
Children's Worship + Nursery Room
Nursery: Our Nursery is open at 9:45 a.m. for our youngest children and is staffed by Michele Tisdol and Maggy Barnes. Please feel free to slip out if you would like your child to participate in communion. 

Worship: We have colorful worship bags as you enter the church that contain paper and crayons and activity sheets for older children. There is space at the front of the church available for families with little ones who might want to draw, build with blocks or look at books during the worship service. 

We invite all children to participate in the Gospel Procession. Following the Procession, children who are three years old through 1st grade are invited to Children's Worship and to return during the Passing of the Peace.
  • We are also looking for Children's Worship guides following the Gospel Procession during the 10 a.m. service. If this is something you are interested in helping out with, please contact Linda Willis at  
Seeking: Doorkeepers + Storytellers for Godly Play
Starting in September

One of the most important things you can do for your child is to share your faith with them. Godly Play offers a wonderful opportunity to do just that. I f  you have not had an opportunity to observe how it works, please contact Linda Willis at l   or check Godly Play out  on YouTube

Come. Be a part of the story of God's people. 
Summer Peace Camp for Kids 
Coming Up in 2 Weeks!
August 12-16

The third Annual Peace Camp, hosted by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, First Mennonite Church and Lakeside United Methodist Church, will be held from August 12 - 16, 2019. Children in K-8th grade will learn to build a culture of peace through art, music, games and visitors from various countries.  Charmaine Crowell-White will be our guest teacher with the 6 - 8th graders, focusing on drama! 

Please email Linda Willis, Director of Children's and Family Ministries  ( with any questions, and check out our web event for more details and to register!
Contact: Lynn Williams
College Prep Shower for 
Armstrong Leadership Program Graduate
Sunday, August 18, after the worship service
Please join us in congratulating and supporting Armstrong Leadership Program graduate and St. Paul's grant recipient Chloe Murdaugh as she prepares to head off to college at Radford University in the fall! We invite you to come celebrate Chloe's accomplishments and encourage you to help support her continued education through donations of a  computer,  desk lamp, bedding, alarm clock, laundry basket, etc., or a financial donation or gift card

Contact Davis Wrinkle at (804) -837-0557 for donated items and additional information. To view our web posting for this event, please click here
Habitat for Humanity 2019 Unity Build: 
Several Chances to Build!

The 2019 Unity Build is an interfaith effort of Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity, designed to bring people together from within different faith groups to learn about one another while building homes and hope in RVA. We are trying to build a team of 8 people that would like to work on at least one build day, and have two dates already in place: 

- Saturday, August 17th
- Saturday, September 21st

For more information, see our web event here!  And please email Lynn WIlliams at if you are interested in this opportunity!
Laundry Love: A Once-a-Month Ministry

Want to get involved with Laundry Love? Now's your chance! We are looking for some more volunteers to help out once a month. Click here to find out more about this important ministry!
See You at P R I D E !
September 28th, 12pm - 8pm

 Virginia's family-friendly PrideFest on Brown's Island is coming up in September, and we are looking to recruit volunteers to "table" with us at the St. Paul's booth! We will be offering love, free hugs, and words of encouragement to anyone at PrideFest.

Please see our web event for more info and contact Lynn Williams at  if you would like to volunteer! 
Parish Life + Stewardship
Stewardship Contact: Sarah Nolan
Making Meaning of the St. Paul's Windows 
Next Sunday, August 4 and August 18 in the Sanctuary

HRI members are conducting small-group discussions in which we sit in small groups to consider the Lee and Davis memorial windows in the St. Paul's Sanctuary. What did they mean to the congregation that installed them? What can they mean to us in the future? Please join us in the Sanctuary after the service to discuss, and check out our web event for more details.
 HRI Pilgrimage  to Montgomery, Alabama 

The History and Reconciliation Initiative is planning a pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama for October 2019!  If you are interested in going to Montgomery as a St. Paul's group, please contact Linda Armstrong ( or Lew Holley ( to express interest and check out our web event for more details! 
St. Paul's Prayers
Contact: Carter Johann
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

We pray for governments and governing bodies of Metropolitan Richmond: For the Supervisors of Henrico County, the County Administrator, and all county employees.

We pray for all the Baptized in their daily work, especially those of our congregation and community who are in the information technology and telecommunications industries including programmers, designers, manufacturers, sales, repairs and support personnel.

We pray for those who are ill: for Dan Benn, partner of Gail James; Grant Hellmers; Lyn Peple; Steve Jenkins; and Bruce Kissal, brother of Maria Everett. We also pray for those who are no longer with us: for William Baver, father of Chris Baum.

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.
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