St. Paul's Memorial Church Newsletter
Telephone: 295-2156 www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org April 8, 2010
Pastoral Emergency: 806-9069
The Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2010
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I with Homily
10:10 a.m. Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist II with Hymns and Sermon
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist II with Hymns and Homily
Adult Ed – Join us after the 10 am service this Sunday, April 11th, for a visual extravaganza as Ginger Greene shares her Peace Corps experiences in Africa.
Easter Thanks from Jim - Holy Week and Easter were amazing and wonderful at St. Paul's, and many hands made it possible. Special thanks to Wayne Nolen and the Altar Guild; Joan Burchell and the Flower Guild; Daniel Hine, Albrecht von Gaudecker and Emily Guffey and our choirs and muscians; Neal Halvorson-Taylor and Hannah Trible for their work with our university students; Millie Faucett for serving dinner to students; and Ann Willms and Heather Warren, who were the intrepid clergy serving at everything; and to so many others. The Good Friday noon-to-3 pm vigil was new at St. Paul's, and I am especially thankful to those who gave homilies. We added music at the Good Friday evening Tenebrae, and special thanks to the singers who chanted psalms. The total attendance from Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday evening was 1,317 worshippers. Thanks so much to everyone!
Parish Tea (save this date) – A Parish Tea will be held at the home of Jim & Lori Richardson on the afternoon of Sunday, April 25th. More details will follow in next week’s newsletter
Prayer Shawls - This Sunday, April 11th, Jane Butler will display shawls in the parish hall following the 10 a.m. service. If you know of someone in need of comfort, please feel free to take a shawl. The recipient need not be a member of St. Paul's or reside locally.
Integrity/Charlottesville will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15th, in the Library. Please join us to help plan our outreach and fundraising efforts, as well as a pride Eucharist in May.
Aging – Karin Bonding, Finance Professor at the U.Va. McIntire School of Commerce, will discuss “Improving Your Fiscal Health” at the Institute on Aging’s next “Aging 101.” The lecture takes place on April 20 at 3:00 at the Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville. Professor Bonding, Chartered Financial Analyst, will address the need for advance planning. She stresses the importance of having both a trust and a will because “there is no bigger burden on your children than not knowing your wishes.”
Eco-Saints Tip # 20: WASTE – “Waste not, want not” chanted our grandparents back in the day. This slogan resonates today with the fact that, according to the USDA and other sources, from 30% to 40% of all food produced, bought, and sold in this country is wasted. Add up all the losses that occur throughout the food chain and Americans, on average, waste 1400 calories a day per person, or about two full meals. This is happening while tens of thousands of people throughout the world, mostly children, die of hunger-related causes every day. Farms, processors and supermarket chains produce a lot of waste, but 95% of over-all food waste is in kitchen preparation and in food consumption in homes and restaurants, much being sent to landfills where it rots, producing methane, a greenhouse gas 22 times more powerful than CO2. From another perspective, 25% of all freshwater and 4 percent of all oil consumed in this country are used to produce food that is never eaten. Planning meals better, using leftovers creatively, making just enough,—instead of too much, and composting food scraps—are obvious solutions to the problem of waste, and these efforts matter. Avoiding the waste of food will not in itself feed hungry children in a far country, but this habit, adopted by many individuals and ultimately by our culture, opens the way to better stewardship of resources in everything we do and can lead to a more just world.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Saturday, April 17th, from 10 a.m. -noon in the parish hall library. Join us in this ministry which creates shawls for comfort and healing.
PACEM's Volunteer Recognition Event: Shelter from the Storm - Come together as a sheltering community to celebrate PACEM's sixth year of providing "a pillow for every head." This event is Friday, April 23rd, from 5 - 7 p.m. at The Haven at First and Market. Gather with PACEM's extended family for fellowship, music and food prepared with some PACEM guests' help.
Library Notes – Recently the parish Library has acquired a number of books that may be of interest. Some of them are displayed on the shelf at the Chancellor Street entrance. Please browse and borrow, trying to limit yourself to no more than three items per visit. The book slips should be filled in and placed in the box in the Library next to the card catalog.
United Nations Association - The film, Soldiers of Peace, which was a hit at a United Nations film festival recently, will be shown at the April meeting of the local chapter of the United Nations Association in the parlor of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 717 Rugby Road at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 18. The film, narrated by Michael Douglas, features fourteen stories from around the world on positive actions for peace. The meeting is free and open to the public and parishioners are cordially invited to attend and join the discussion.
4/11 Holy Baptism
4/18 Earth Day Sunday
4/25 Baccalaureate Sunday
5/2 Youth Sunday
5/9 Bread for the World (Mother’s Day)
5/16 Pastoral Care Sunday
5/23 Commencement Sunday / Pentecost / Picnic
5/30 Memorial Day weekend
6/7 Church School Sunday
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:16