Coming up on Grace Street
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Calendar & Upcoming Events
This Week  at a Glance
(For more upcoming events, please check out the St. Paul's calendar here)

Sunday, 7/7
  • 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. Faith Formation Committee Meeting (Youth Room)
  • 11:30 a.m. Making Meaning of the St. Paul's Memorial Windows -- Exercises led by HRI (Scott Hall) 
Monday, 7/8
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
  • 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service for Willard "Van" Robinson (Sanctuary) - no reception afterwards
Tuesday, 7/9
  • 8:00 a.m. Reflections and Prayers (Library)
  • 10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Room 207)
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
  • 12:30 p.m. Al-Anon (Youth Room)
  • 3:00 p.m. Tea at Westminster Canterbury (offsite)
  • 5:30 p.m. HRI Steering Committee Meeting (Library)
Wednesday, 7/10
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
Thursday, 7/11
  • 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, 7/12
  • 12:05 p.m. Daily Worship (Chapel)
  • Church office closes at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7/13: Church closed

Sunday, 7/14
  • 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. Lunch + Parishwide Interim "Home Stretch" Activity: Leadership (Scott Hall)
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
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! The diocese Bishop Chilongani serves is "the Anglican Church of Tanzania's largest diocese," according to this article about his appointment to the position.

We are excited to welcome the Bishop to St. Paul's and hear of his work in Tanzania. Please mark your calendars for this very special Sunday! 
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. Come and lend your voice to the choir as we lead the congregation in worship. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Christopher Reynolds ( creynolds@stpaulsrva.org).
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
  • Sunday, July 14
  • 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.


*Our kickoff event in this series, focusing on "Heritage," yielded many great discussions -- look for the notes/summary on our website this week!
Contemplative Evening Services 
This Summer

In the Chancel of the Sanctuary 
July 21st @ 5:00 p.m.
August 18th @ 5:00 p.m. 
 
Please join us for our first contemplative service on Sunday evening, July 21st. The service begins at 5:00 p.m. and is located in the chancel of the Sanctuary. Feel free to dress comfortably and join us for a worship service focusing on music, Scripture, readings, and silent meditation. 

Following the service, we invite you for light refreshments in the gathering area of the Parish House. We will have a second contemplative service on Sunday evening, August 18th @ 5:00 p.m.

More details about these evening services will be posted to our web event soon... keep an eye out! 
Save the Date: Shrine Mont Parish Retreat 2020



The 2020 Shrine Mont Parish Retreat dates have been confirmed, so all you early bird planners can mark your calendars in advance! The 2020 parish retreat will go from  Friday, April 17th through
Sunday, April 19th. We had a great time this past May/June in the mountains, and we hope everyone can join us next year!
Please stay tuned for more information. 
Faith Formation 
Contact: Keli Cooper
Fall Formation Opportunities 

 
This upcoming fall, we will be launching a few different formation group opportunities. These will meet at various times throughout the week, focusing on a specific topic. These topics include a
contemplative book study, a  working parent's group , and an opportunity for  lectio divina . More information to come; please keep a lookout for more details, coming soon to our website! You will be able to sign up for these groups in September, and each group will begin in October. Please let Keli Cooper know if you have initial questions:
kshipleycooper@stpaulsrva.org.
What's "EfM" All About?

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. We will get you more information about this as it becomes available.

For more info on this program and how to get involved, please check out our web event here
Meditation/Contemplative Prayer Practice 
9:00 a.m., Palmore Room

Meditation practices have resumed on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Palmore Room.  We will continue the practice during the summer from  June 16 - September 1.  

For more info, click here
Youth, Youngish Adults, 
and Children + Family Ministries

YA + Youth: Keli Cooper
Children + Families: Linda Willis
Seeking: Doorkeepers + Storytellers for Godly Play

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 willis@stpaulsrva.org   or check Godly Play out  on YouTube

Come. Be a part of the story of God's people. 
Third Annual Peace Camp

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Lakeside United Methodist Church 
First Mennonite Church 

August 12 - 16, 2019
For children Kindergarten - 8th grade

It's not too late to register your child(ren) for our annual Peace Camp in conjunction with First Mennonite + Lakeside UMC! We are inviting you to come to Peace Camp and share information about your or your family's country of origin.  We have visitors from  Colombia Haiti and  Afghanistan, and would like to add two more countries!

Charmaine Crowell-White, history interpreter and acclaimed teacher, will be working with the middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) this year! 

For more details, please email Linda Willis, Director of Children's and Family Ministries  (lwillis@stpaulsrva.org), and check out our web event for more details!
Outreach 
Contact: Lynn Williams
Habitat for Humanity 2019 Unity Build: 
Looking for Team Members!

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. The 2019  Unity Build will kick off in July and run through October. The Unity build will build two homes for two deserving families. 

As a partner in the build, our congregation will be putting God's love into action by helping to build a better community with affordable housing. We need YOU! We are trying to build a team of people that would like to work on at least one build day. 

Please email Lynn WIlliams at lwilliams@stpaulsrva.org if you are interested in this opportunity!
STILL SEEKING:   Travel-Sized Toiletries 
for Emmaus Guests! 

Our weekly  Emmaus program is still looking for the following items to hand out to our guests (all travel sizes): Lotion, shampoo, deodorant, razors, hand sanitizer, lip balm, tooth paste, tooth brushes.

We are also looking for some more people to come and interact with our guests. It is equally important in this ministry to provide true fellowship to our guests, as it is to provide the meal. 

If you are interested, please contact Lwilliams@stpaulsrva.org Thank you  for your help, and many thanks  to those who have chipped in to help us with these and other valuable parts of our Emmaus ministry! 
Parish Life + Stewardship
Stewardship Contact: Sarah Nolan
 HRI Pilgrimage  to Montgomery, Alabama 
THIS OCTOBER



The History and Reconciliation Initiative is planning a pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama for October 2019!  

Would you like to visit such historic landmarks as the Civil Rights Memorial Center; the National Museum for Peace and Justice; The Legacy Museum; the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, and Dester Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church? 

Come with us for this lesson in the history of Civil Rights and witness how Montgomery has sought reconciliation with its history.

If you are interested in going to Montgomery as a St. Paul's group, please contact Linda Armstrong (lindaharmstrong@gmail.com) or Lew Holley (l.holly6@comcast.net) to express interest. Cost of the trip will depend on the number of people who wish to travel.  No obligation to participate until costs are determined. 
Making Meaning of the St. Paul's Windows

The History and Reconciliation Initiative would like to begin a conversation about St. Paul's memorial windows and what they mean to us today. Building on successful workshops at the recent parish retreat, HRI members want to sit with small groups to consider the Lee and Davis memorial windows, what they meant to the congregation that installed them, and what they can mean to us in the future. The goal is to begin building a parish-wide consensus about how we incorporate our history into our identity going forward. 

 HRI members will be present in the sanctuary after the July 7, July 21, August 4, and August 18 services. We can also meet with any group during a weekday, an evening, at St. Paul's, Westminster-Canterbury, or any other convenient location. 

 Please notify Chris Graham at cgraham@stpaulsrva.org if you plan to attend, if you have for any questions, or to set up an off-site get-together. We can work with groups of up to ten people, and can bring photographic reproductions of the windows to outside locations.
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 Mayor and City Council of Richmond, the Chief Administrative Officer, and all city employees.

We pray for all the Baptized in their daily work, especially those of our congregation and community who are in the horticultural business including florists, landscapers, gardeners, and laborers.
 
We pray for those who are ill: for Dan Benn; partner of Gail James; Grant Hellmers; Fran Lightbound, friend of Anna Showers-Cruser; Lyn Peple; Steve Jenkins, and Ruth Ambrogi. We also pray for those who are no longer with us: for Elizabeth Gallalee, mother of Mary Hunter Ayers & grandmother of Thomas & Lee Katherine. 

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 cjohann@stpaulsrva.org or (804) 643-3589.
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