St. Paul's Memorial Church Newsletter
Telephone: 295-2156 www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org October 7, 2010
Pastoral Emergency: 806-9069
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 7, 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
Congratulations to Kay Slaughter who was named the Virginia Conservationist of the year by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Kay recently retired as senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center.
Adult Ed: The Not-So-Secret Prayer Life of Your Clergy - Have you ever wondered what goes on in your priests’ prayer life (Oooo!)? When, where, how, and why they pray? This Sunday, October 10th, at the Adult Education Forum in the Parish Hall after the 10am service. Hear Jim Richardson and Heather Warren.
Adult Ed: Spiritual Direction and Prayer - What is spiritual direction? Who and what is a spiritual direction? Come find out! The Adult Education Forum presents Dr. NorveneVest, spiritual director, retreat leader, author of Tending the Holy - Oct. 17 after 10am worship, the Parish Hall.
Bishop’s Listening Session – Bishop Shannon Johnston’s next listening session on the blessing of same gender unions will be held at St. Paul’s Ivy on Wednesday, October 13th, from 7 – 9 pm.
United Nations Association - The local chapter of the United Nations Association invites parishioners to honor the 65th anniversary of the U.N. by attending our meeting on Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 PM at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 717 Rugby Road. The meeting will feature renowned ethicist, Dr. William May speaking on "Containing Runaway Fear in American Foreign Policy". The speech will be followed by a wine, cheese and cider reception in honor of UN Day and the progress made on the Millennium Development Goals.
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to speak on Difference and Democracy in the Post-Secular World - The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce that one of the most respected religious thinkers of our time, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, will deliver a series of lectures on “Difference and Democracy in the Post-Secular World.” These lectures will be held in the Dome Room of the Rotunda, at the University of Virginia on October 11, 12, and 13, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
The lectures are titled, "When Rights Become Wrongs", "Losing Civil Space", and "How Civilizations Defeat Decline".
Jonathan Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth since 1991, and is a widely respected authority on faith and society. A philosopher and theologian, Chief Rabbi Sacks has played a leading role in advancing dialogue within pluralistic societies. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, "He is respected in every continent because he has done more than anyone in Britain today to focus our attention on the needs and challenges of community in the global world." Former Prime Minister Tony Blair called him "A towering figure in the intellectual life of Britain today." He was knighted by the Queen in 2005 and became a Life Peer in 2009.