Telephone 295-2156 www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org January 31, 2007
Schedule for Sunday, February 4, 2007 ~ The Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Homily
9:00 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. First Sundays Family Service
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II with Sermon
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11
2007 Pledge Envelopes are available in the parish hall.
2006 Annual Reports are available in the narthex, Chancellor St. hall, or Chapel.
Annual Parish Meeting Held Last Sunday
About 200 parishioners participated in last Sunday’s Annual Parish Meeting, electing seven members of the Vestry, six for full three year terms and one to complete the final two years of a full three year term. Those elected were: Tom Daniel, Margaret Haupt, Deborah Healey, Doug Little, Mildred Robinson, Louise Sinclair and Buck Smith. The person who will fill the two year unexpired term will be selected by lot at the Vestry dinner on Tuesday, February 6.
Alan Mead expressed confidence in St. Paul’s during this time of transition and thanked his clergy colleagues and lay staff, the Transition Committee, Wardens Tony Potter and Peter Dennison, the Vestry, music staff, Church School, and many, many people who work and pray for St. Paul’s in a variety of capacities and often unnoticed ways. He highlighted the work some years ago to make the needlepoint kneelers and cushions’, remarking how each design was done by a different person and how it was all done much sooner than predicted. Alan also introduced Amanda Kucik Rinas who was sponsored for ordination by St. Paul’s. Amanda has graduated and is serving as a Deacon and will be ordained a priest this Saturday in Richmond.
Junior Warden Peter Dennison reported on the many projects involving property, including a new roof and gutters for Booker House (the parish will probably be responsible for half the cost), an approval by the City to begin the handicapped access project, the new playground required by code at Chancellor Street, and the plan to develop a working property committee to assist the Junior Warden.
Treasurer, Jack Bocock, reported a budget for 2006 that on the books balanced with a surplus of $1, but noted that in reality, since the money to balance it came from the Operating Fund Reserve, that it was really a deficit. He outlined the 2007 budget and remarked that 2007 would be a tight budget year and that cuts were made from the only place we could without impacting program. Below is a summary of the 2007 budget.
Paul Brockman gave a report of the Diocesan Council meeting informing the parish of the election of The Very Rev. Shannon Johnston as Bishop Coadjutor, of the emotional minute of silence to honor Holly Semple, and of the unanimously passed courtesy resolutions honoring Holly and David and Betsy Poist for their 29 years of service to St. Paul’s Betsy Poist was later appointed to the Board of Examining Chaplains, and our moving forward with Millennium Development Goals as we move forward in our emphasis on mission. Finally, Paul reported that there was repeated standing ovations for Bishop Peter Lee for his various leadership efforts, including protecting the property of the Diocese and defending it from lawsuits begun by individuals who have left us.
Senior Warden Tony Potter gave his report thanking St. Paul’s for their support during his term as Senior Warden. He was joined by Bruce Carveth, Charles Lancaster and Jane Rotch in a humorous Gilbert and Sullivan parody, “We Are the Very Model of Devout Episcopalians” written by Bruce Carveth and Tony Potter. To read the text please visit our website at www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org. A budget summary follows.
Pledges $590,000 Mission and Outreach
Open Plate 48,000 Outreach and Service Commission $50,000
Rent 60,081 Discretionary Funds 1,500
Interest 2,500 Mission to wider Church
Endowment 42,960 Diocesan Pledge 67,000
Wheat Budget 3,823 Region 15 4,000
Ministry Fund 10,000 University Commission 6,500
Diocese of Virginia ____15,000 Theological Education 500
Total Income $772,364 TOTAL MISSION $129,500
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Other Compensation 148,282
Christian Education 11,350
Buildings and Grounds 147,522
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $772,363
Book Sale, Bake Sale, African Jewelry Sale this Sunday in the Parish Hall following the 10:00 a.m. Service
- The African Development Project will sell necklaces, scarves, bracelets, and a few wall hangings. Most of the jewelry was made by children whom Jackie Chege has helped at Watoto Village in Nairobi. This is one of the projects we added to our group of efforts in Kenya after Bev Wann's and Sharon Davies' visit last January. The jewelry is lovely, and all the profits will go to Watoto Village, primarily for school fees.
- Religious books will be on sale including books by Margaret Guenther who will be leading our Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, February 17th. She will also preach on Sunday, the 18th, and lead Adult Education at 11:15 a.m. (see adult Education below).
- Church School Bake Sale to benefit the Heifer Project.
New Adult Education/Confirmation Lecture Series
Sunday, Feb. 11th Paul D. Jones, Assistant Professor of Western Religious Thought at the University ofVirginia ~ “When Episcopalians think about God”
Sunday, Feb. 18th The Rev. Margaret Guenther, author, Associate Rector St. Columba’s Church, Washington,D.C. ~ “When Episcopalians pray”
Church School Valentine Luncheon
Sunday, February 11th
Immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service, all Church
School families are invited to visit their children’s classrooms and
stay for lunch in the parish hall. Please bring a dish of food to share.
Nursery care for infants will be available until lunch at 11:45 a.m.
Prayers and Blessings to former parishioner, Will Peyton, former student intern, Amanda Kucik Rinas, and former Canterbury Student Fellowship leader, Susan Daughtry, who will be ordained priests this Saturday,
February 3rd, at Church of the Holy Comforter, Vienna, Va.
Parish Survey ~. With the hope of saving effort and expense, the Search Committee urges those with internet access to take the survey online by going to the St. Paul’s homepage, www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org, and clicking on the Survey Link. If you need a paper copy, please pick one up at the church next to the collection box. Responses to the survey are confidential. Anyone attending St. Paul’s can fill out a survey, either paper or on line. Please fill out the survey at your earliest convenience -- the deadline is Sunday, February 4th.
“Discernment Through Prayer: Seeking Guidance for the Parish Profile ” ~ Wednesday, February 7th, at 6:15p.m. with a soup and salad supper followed by the retreat in the Chapel from 7:00-8:30 pm. Led by Leslie Middleton and Adrienne Carlée. Please call the church office at 295-2156 if you plan to attend. Please call Alice Fitch at 296-8989 to RSVP for childcare.
The Gay-Straight Concerns Group is hosting dinner and showing God & Gays: Bridging the Gap on Friday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge. This powerful documentary film explores the religious struggle of reconciling sexuality and spirituality, wrestling through the eyes and experiences of people wanting a relationship with the very religion that rejects them. Please join us for dinner, documentary and discussion! RSVP by emailing Gwynn Crichton at gwynnc@earthlink or calling 295-2233.
Supper with Singles Group at the Lucia House behind Church Of Our Savior on Rio Road, Sunday, Feb. 11th, at 6:00 p.m.. Please bring a dish to share and the beverage of your choice. Also, we are planning an informal gathering to see some of the art on the downtown mall on Friday, Feb. 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. Please meet at the Second Street Gallery at 6:00. Questions? Call Lindsay Lowdon at 295-8735.
Mark Your Calendars Now! Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 20th, details to follow.
BISHOP COMING FOR CONFIRMATION ~ The Right Reverend David Colin Jones, Bishop Suffragan of our diocese, will be at St. Paul’s for Confirmation and Reception on Sunday, March 11th. (Those already confirmed in another branch of the church are Received rather than Confirmed.) Confirmation preparation for adults will be offered during the Adult Education period following the 10:00 a.m. service on three Sundays: February 11th and February 18th .
Shrine Mont Camps Registration Now Available! Get more information on the camps and a registration form athttp://camps.thediocese.net.
Don Loach to Offer Course on the Concerto ~ Concertos come in all sorts of shapes, sizes. We are familiar with some of them; they reappear unceasingly on concert programs and flood the CD market. We will look at a few or these, but also confront some great pieces that remain unfamiliar to many of us. Their composers are well-known--Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Berg, Bartok, and Brahms. But rarely do we hear those masterpieces other than the ‘standard’ concertos for piano or violin.
This course is intended to be an exploration. To aid our travel we’ll revitalize our understanding of basic musical concepts, such as tonality, meter, rhythm, texture, and structure; come to grips with evolving concepts of sonata and concerto forms; and listen thoughtfully to recorded performances, cognizant of their unique features.
Recommended readng for the course. The Concerto: A Listener’s Guide by Michael Steinberg, is available at the University of Viirginia bookstore.
Instructor: Donald G. Loach, Associate Professor of Music Emeritus, Univ. of Virginia.
Dates/Time: Thursdays, Feb. 8-April 5 (except March 8). 7-9 p.m.
Location: Clemons Library, Robertson Media Center, Room 322B
Schedule #: 76035 NCFA 054
To register: www.scps.virginia.edu (Visa or MasterCard); or 434-982-5313.