St. Paul's Memorial Church Newsletter
Telephone: 295-2156 www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org October 28, 2010
Pastoral Emergency: 806-9069
The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost – October 31, 2010
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I with Homily
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II with Hymns and Sermon
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist II with Homily
Condolences of the parish to Joy Perry upon the death of her husband Charles; to Kay Hollifield upon the death of her son Guy; and to Emily Guffey upon the death of her aunt Carol Vaughn Williams.
Adult Ed - Praying with The Book of Common Prayer will be the topic of the Adult Education Forum, Sunday, October 31 after the 10am worship; led by The Rev. James D. Richardson in the parish hall.
Commemoration of All Faithful Departed - Tuesday Nov. 2 at 12:15 pm and 7 pm. One of the great traditions of the Church is this simple annual service when we remember all those who died in the last year, and anyone else we want to remember who has died. Instead of a sermon, we will read the names of the departed from a commemoration book. We are asking members of the congregation to add names to the book, which will be available in the narthex beginning this Sunday. Each name will be read on Nov. 2 at each of these services, followed by a Eucharist. All are invited to add names, and all are invited to come to one of these services.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Saturday, November 6 from 10-noon in the parish hall lounge. We will be knitting prayer shawls, comfort dolls to send to the children in Haiti and mittens for children living in the homeless shelter. On Sunday, November 7th, Barbara Salsbury will display shawls following the 8:00 service. Patsy Hunt will display them following the 10:00 service. The shawls are available free of charge.
Duduza Dolls - On Sunday, November 7th, our duduza (comfort) dolls will be blessed during the 10 o'clock service before being sent off to Haiti. Thanks to so many people who have already turned in delightful hand-knitted dolls. Our collection is brilliant and diverse and will surely bring joy to many children.
Wednesday night service – Please join us next Wednesday (11/03) at 5:30 for a traditional Taizé service.
Newcomer's Class -- Are you new and interested in joining St. Paul's? Would you like to meet people and learn more about the opportunities to be involved at St. Paul's? Would you like to know more about the Episcopal Church, our ways of worship and our wide perspective of inclusion of all God's people wherever you are in your spiritual journey? Rector Jim Richardson will lead a Newcomer's Class beginning Nov. 14. The class will be offered after 10 am service, and continue for three Sundays (Nov. 14, 21, 28). Please join us! You can sign up for the class by calling the office 295.2156, Monday through Thursday.
Concert to benefit PACEM – You are invited to hear Fire in concert on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at Holy Comforter Catholic Church, 208 East Jefferson Street in Charlottesville. While the performance is free, it is offered as a benefit for PACEM, the area's interfaith organization that brings people together across lines of race, class, denomination, and creed to provide shelter, meals and support to residents of our area who would otherwise be living on the streets in the cold of winter. Fire is a local women's a cappella chamber choir whose members share both a desire to live lives grounded in the Divine and a great joy in singing well together.
NEW!! Choral Evensong sung by the Senior Choir—Sunday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. Come join in this ancient form of worship. Based on the medieval Daily Hours, Evensong has been sung every day in the Anglican Communion since the sixteenth century. It is a beautiful way to close the day, surrounded by candles, music, and prayers. At 7:30, our organist, Albrecht von Gaudecker, will present music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Hindemith, with the service beginning promptly at 8. Be present “in the beauty of holiness!”
Cropwalk - Some Cropwalk pledges are still outstanding and we need to send all contributions in by the first of November. We request that those who have not yet turned in their contributions send them to the Church office or to Wilma Bradbeer at 130 Stribling Ave., Charlottesville, 22903. Hearty thanks again to all who participated in our wonderful walk to combat hunger in God’s world.