WEEKLY UPDATE
Holy Week and Easter
Tonight – Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. – Tenebrae
This service is led by our acolytes and Junior Choir.
It is brief, solemn, and beautiful, with no communion.
Childcare provided.

Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Eucharist
On Maundy Thursday, Christ’s institution of the Eucharist – the Last Supper – is connected with his call to serve. At this service, the congregation is invited to participate in the ancient practice of footwashing. We will use the High Altar for communion, and the Parish Choir will sing.
Childcare provided.

Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
Services at noon and 5:30 p.m.
A three-hour service begins at noon and includes a five-part cycle of meditations, psalms, music, and silence. The 5:30 service is much shorter, and includes the spectacular chanting of the Passion Gospel by a small group from our Parish Choir.
Childcare provided at the 5:30 p.m. service.

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. – Easter Vigil
This service begins at 7:30 p.m., moving from darkness into light, with scripture and song by candlelight preceding Baptisms, and culminating with lights, flowers, bells, singing, and the proclamation of Resurrection. Reception following in the parish hall.
Childcare provided.

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
Services at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. 11:15 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.
Music Offerings for Holy Week and Easter
Solemn Tenebrae – Tonight – Wednesday, 4/17: with the Junior Choir
A Lenten love song by Helen Kemp (1918-2015)
Quando corpus morietur by Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736) Elizabeth Eareckson & Sophie Gibson, soloists
Christ has no body now but yours by David Ogden (b.1966) 

Maundy Thursday, 4/18: 
Organ: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen, Op. 122 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Ubi caritas by James Biery (b. 1956)
Ave verum corpus by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Good Friday, 4/19: 
The noon service includes musical meditations by Deke Polifka (organ), Daniel Hine (piano), Bruce Carveth (English concertina) and Kevin Warren (jazz piano).        
The 5:30 p.m. service features a small choral ensemble (schola) singing the Passion according to John set to ancient plainsong, with choral responses by Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611).

The Great Vigil of Easter – Saturday, 4/20: 
Sicut cervus desiderat by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)
Let all the world in every corner sing by Edward T. Chapman (1902-1981)
Organ: Toccata by Marcel Lanquetuit (1894-1985) 

Easter Sunday, 4/21: Music for Choir, Organ & Brass at both 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services
Organ: Saraband for the morning of Easter by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
An Easter greeting by Martin How (b. 1931) Junior Choir, 9:00 a.m. only
Let all the world in every corner sing by Edward T. Chapman (1902-1981) 11:15 a.m. only
Sing ye to the Lord by Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946) 
A Repeating Alleluia by Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)
Organ/Brass: Toccata from Symphony No. 5 by Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Next Week at St. Paul's
Monday, April 22 – Parish office closed ( Easter Monday holiday)

Monday, April 22, 9 p.m. – Compline (chancel)

Tuesday, April 23, 12:15 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (chapel)

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. – Evening Prayer, with homily by Alicia DeJager (brief, informal, all ages)

Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m. – Dinner for all (parish hall)

Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m. – Poetry Reading Group (library)
Contact Peter Moench: moench.peter@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 24, 6:15 p.m. – The University Fellowship Gathering (Canterbury house)

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 a.m. – Bible Study (library)

Friday, April 26, 5 p.m. – UVA Vietnamese Student Association's Phofest (parish hall) (details below)

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry (lounge)

Sunday, April 28 – Second Sunday of Easter
St. Paul's News & Notes
Holy Week Messages from our Bishops – An Easter message from Presiding Bishop Curry can be found here, and a Holy Week message from Bishop Goff can be found here.

A Note about the Good Friday Offering – Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has asked the whole Church to honor the tradition, dating to 1922, of directing Good Friday offerings to the ministries of the Church in the Holy Land. The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East is the home of many of our most marginalized and persecuted Anglican brothers and sisters, including the faithful in Iran, Iraq, Syria, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa, as well as in Israel and Palestine. From its center at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem, under the leadership of its archbishop, the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, the Church offers extraordinary witness to Christ's healing and reconciliation, serving Christians and non-Christians alike in schools, hospitals, clinics, and refugee-assistance programs, and providing comfort and care in ancient Christian communities, some of whom face the possibility of extinction. All undesignated offerings at St. Paul's on Good Friday will go to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Please be generous.

The Jane Rotch Memorial Organ – The Vestry voted in March to buy an exquisite chamber organ, identified by Music Director Deke Polifka as well-suited for our needs, and to dedicate it in memory of Jane Rotch, who died last September after sixty years of devoted service to St. Paul's as a lay leader and choir member. Contributions in Jane's memory are now being gratefully received. Much more information about this effort is available in a brochure in the narthex, the parish hall, and the choir room.

An Invitation from the Flower Guild – The Flower Guild invites the congregation to join in the joy of adorning the church for Easter. Please help us to create the window baskets on Saturday, April 20, immediately following a brief Holy Saturday service with the rector at 9 a.m. No experience needed, all are welcome. Additionally, please bring any flowering blossoms, branches, or greenery that you may have in your garden to the church by Saturday morning at 9 a.m. to be used for Easter.

Easter Vigil Bells – The first proclamation of Easter happens every year partway through the Easter Vigil. It is a moment that is both solemnly joyous and raucously loud. Please come prepared to make some noise! Bells, car keys, rattles, and all festive noisemakers are welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt – All children are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn on Easter Sunday, April 21, immediately following the 9 a.m. service. Children are encouraged to bring a basket for collecting Easter eggs. In case of rain, the hunt will be held indoors.

UVA Phofest – St. Paul's is hosting the UVA Vietnamese Student Association's annual spring Phofest on Friday, April 26, from 5 - 8 p.m. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup made of broth, rice noodles, meat, and fresh herbs. Summer rolls, fried bananas, Vietnamese coffee, fried rice, 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 Children of Vietnam, an organization that helps poor and homeless children in many underdeveloped areas of Vietnam.  

Parish Youth Ministries (PYM) Weekend Retreat – PYM is a committee made up of high schoolers throughout the state of Virginia who meet during the school year to plan and lead retreats for middle and high schoolers. This event will be held May 10-12 at Shrine Mont, in Orkney Springs, VA. This is a chance for middle schoolers to spend a fun weekend connecting with friends from St. Paul’s and other middle schoolers from around the diocese. There will be fun for all, including lots of yummy Shrine Mont food, hikes, games, bonfires, and more. For more details, go to the PYM website or contact St. Paul's University Fellowship parishioner and PYM retreat weekend chaperone Sarah Paquette (sdp3nk@virignia.edu or 703-638-4590). Cost increases as the date approaches, so sign up soon! 
2019: A Foundation for the Future – If you haven't yet made a 2019 commitment, you may do so here, or mail or bring a pledge card to church anytime. Be part of a thriving 2019 at St. Paul's!

Text to Give – To make a donation to St. Paul's at any time in any amount, text SPMCUVA to 434-771-1025.
Mission & Service News
The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop Seeks Volunteers The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop, a ministry of the Charlottesville Region of the Diocese of Virginia, is seeking new volunteers to help them live into their mission. They are seeking regular monthly, bi-weekly, and/or weekly volunteers to fill out shifts on Monday morning, and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons. Shifts are three hours long, and they are happy to accommodate volunteer's scheduling preferences. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a board member, or if you have any questions, email St. Paul's parishioner and Thrift Shop Manager Leah Wise at leah.thriftshop@gmail.com or call the shop at 434-973-2271.

The Emergency Food Network (EFN) Seeks Volunteers – Help feed our neighbors in need! For 45 years EFN has relied on volunteers to keep their operation running smoothly. Help is needed in the following areas: Office Volunteer – answer the phone and enter orders into the computer, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., one morning a month; Distribution Volunteer – finish filling the bags and give them out to the clients, noon - 4 p.m., one day a month. Both activities occur at EFN's offices at 900 Harris Street. Training provided. For more information about the organization, visit the EFN website. To volunteer, contact Alaina Schroeder at alaina.efn@gmail.com or St. Paul's parishioner and EFN board member Anne Ribble at anneribble47@gmail.com.

Mozambique Relief – Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is working to provide immediate assistance to those affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa, and to develop long-term strategies for disaster response in impacted communities. Donations to the ERD International Disaster Response Fund will help ERD respond to this crisis. Donate by check to St. Paul’s (with “Disaster Relief” in the memo) or online at Episcopal Relief & Development.
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 University Fellowship and Youth Group readers at last week's Palm Sunday services.

for the confirmation of Alicia DeJager by Bishop Goff at last week's Wednesday Evening Prayer service.

for the faithful gifts of all who support the life and ministries of St. Paul's, including the 239 households who have made financial commitments for 2019.

Your prayers are requested

for St. Paul's this Holy Week, that our worship and prayers this week would prepare us to be faithful witnesses to God’s transforming love.

for members and friends of the parish who are sick, sorrowful, or in any kind of trouble, including David Nelson, Anne, Anne, Mary Elizabeth Beck, Ruth, Mary Ann Miller, David, Lila M., Pierce, Doug Vest, Libba, Thomas, Jim, Matti, Bob , John, John Ritchie, Debby Strzepek, Lynda, Joyce, Jason, Joy, Margaret Ann, Nancy, Tyson Kemp, the Haamel family, Judith Kovacs & her family, Katie, Chauncey, Kyle, Andrew, Emmett & Townson, Rick, Bobbie, Barbara, Helen, Nick, Sallie Brown, Andre, Joann, Ted.

for those preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil, including Cara Carter and her children Julian, Laurel, & Quinten Sechser; Caroline Free; and Amit Shahane.

for parishioners preparing for marriage, including Laura Shaffer & Amit Shahane, and Jacqueline Langholtz & William Taylor.

for the community of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the emergency personnel who responded to the fire there, and all those planning and contributing to re-building.

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 Kris Roi Episcopal Church and School in Léger, Haiti, and for our growing partnership with them.

for the renovation of our children's and youth ministries and for all our leaders and volunteers as we search for a Director of Children’s & Youth Ministries.

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 Grace Church, Alexandria, and Holy Comforter, Richmond, according to the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer.

for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of the Land of the Holy One, 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 Joann Healey (Deborah Healey's mother), Timmy Hendricks, and Anna Mason (whose memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church).