St. Paul's Memorial Church Newsletter
Telephone: 295-2156 www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org September 16, 2010
Pastoral Emergency: 806-9069
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 19, 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
100th Anniversary Celebration – Please join us this Sunday, September 19th, for our Centennial service and luncheon.
Don’t Miss It! Gardening and Prayer: Adult Education Forum featuring UVA Prof. Vigen Guroian, noted Orthodox theologian, avid gardener, author of Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening-- Sept. 26 after 10am worship, the Parish Hall.
Personnel News - Alice Fitch is our new Office Coordinator. She is in the office from Monday through Thursday from 9 am until noon.
Community Night Book Group with Paula Kettlewell - We will be reading Journey to the Common Good: Faith, Anxiety and the Practice of Neighborliness by Walter Brueggemann. A leading Old Testament scholar presents a Biblical counter narrative to today’s political and economic conditions and policies calling us to “… journey together to the common good.” Sessions will be held on five consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on September 22nd at 6:45 pm in the Library at St. Paul’s. Each session will last roughly an hour.
United Nations Association - The local United Nations Association cordially invites parishioners to our next meeting which will feature Journalist and Author, Helena Cobban, on her recent book "Re-Engage! America and the World after Bush". This meeting will be on Sunday, September 19 at 3:00 pm at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 717 Rugby Road. Just come on over after the St. Paul's Luncheon. The meeting is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Music Education - Don Loach, our Music Director Retired, is teaching a course this fall called Art of Listening to Music: Developing Musical Perception. If you'd like to develop your listening skills further you should register for the course. It will meet eight consecutive Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM in Room 201 of Clemons Library at the University beginning September 23. The topics include Sound and Texture, Time and Movement, Melody and Melodic Coherence, Organization, Harmonic Frameworks; Fundamentals of Tonal Harmony, Sectional and Continuous Organization, and finally a study of German and Franco-Russian styles in the late 19th century up to WW I. To register online go to http://www.scps.virginia.edu/sis/newstudents.htm, or phone 982-2779 for help; you may need it. The fee is $190. The course number is NCFA 125. If you took a course last academic year, you register as /returning.htm, or phone 982-2779.
CROPWALK 2010 - $150 can buy a hundred chicks and two wire chicken coops, providing two families with a reliable source of eggs, protein and income. $120 can enable three women to attend a literacy class for a year and change their lives forever. $200 can provide a struggling farm family with a draft animal to significantly increase their food production and also carry produce to market. Money well spent.
These are some of the many benefits for the world’s poor generated by the interfaith Crop hunger walks conducted in 2000 American communities each year. The walks are sponsored by Church World Service for international relief and development, disaster response, and local hunger-fighting. The almost $300 million raised in the last 20 years has been a humanitarian blessing to countless families.
Region XV Episcopal Church Women will be holding a “Meet and Greet” session at Church of Our Savior on September 19th from 2 – 4 pm. The purpose of this session is for women to find out what resources are available to them through the Diocese. It will also provide a time for each church to showcase what they do in regards to outreach and fundraising.
Right next door The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop will be open for a tour at 3 pm. This is a Region XV outreach ministry where there are volunteer opportunities available.