St. Paul's Memorial Church Newsletter



Telephone: 295-2156         May 13, 2010

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter (Pastoral Care Sunday), May 16, 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 Hymns and Homily

Scripture for Sunday – Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26

Rector’s Forum – The next Rector’s Forum has been rescheduled to this Sunday, May 16th, at 9 am in the Chapel. This replaces the forum originally scheduled for May 30th.

This Sunday, May 16Centennial Celebration of the Ministries of Pastoral Care and Spiritual Life!

- Talk with members about their experience in pastoral and spiritual life ministries in the parish hall between 9-10am and after the 10am service.  If you have been wondering what pastoral ministry is about, or how to get involved, this is your chance to find out! 

- Worship at the 10am service of Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing and blessing of prayer shawls

- Come to Adult Forum at 11:30am-12:15pm to hear Suzanne Smith, Chaplain at Martha Jefferson Hospital, talk with us about how we do pastoral care in our community.

Prayer Shawl Ministry - Following this Sunday’s  8:00 service, Peggy Latham and Carol Muntz will be available to display prayer shawls.  Ann Normansell, Jane Rotch and Mary Carolyn Lawson will display shawls following the 10:00 service.  If you know of someone who needs comfort, please take a shawl. The shawls are knit with prayerful intention for comfort and healing.  

A Note from Jim Richardson - As everyone knows by now, a 4th year student, Yeardley Love, was found killed (allegedly by her ex-boyfriend) a week ago. What you may not know is she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority which meets here at St. Paul's on Monday evenings. Our Associate Rector Ann Willms has been reaching out to the sorority women, and she spoke at a special private memorial service we hosted for the sorority a week ago. I am hugely proud of Ann's work with these young women who are much in grief, and our outreach to them is in the finest tradition of why we were founded to serve the University of Virginia community.

New Nursery CoordinatorVicki Fantozzi (and her husband Tom Fallace) are moving at the start of the summer. Vicki has done a wonderful job and we will miss her greatly. We are very excited to announce that Glynnis Welte has accepted an offer to become our new Nursery Coordinator.  We are confident that she will continue the great work being done in the nursery.

The Charlottesville Women’s Choir- The 26th Annual Spring Concert will be Sat. May 22nd, at 7:30 pm, at The Haven. Enjoy an evening of multicultural, a cappella music that promotes peace, justice, and equality! The Haven is located on the corner of First and Market Streets in Downtown Charlottesville. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Interfaith Pray for Peace Gathering - Please join us in the Chapel on Thursday, May 27  from 7:15pm to 9:00pm as St. Paul ’s hosts the Charlottesville Interfaith Pray for Peace Gathering.  The Interfaith Pray for Peace Gathering welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs to an inspired and inspiring flow of prayers, meditations and songs for peace.  All are welcome including guests. 


Generation Wise is a group which meets monthly to discuss topics related to the journey of aging.  Next meeting will be Wednesday, May 19 in the lounge, from 12:15 - 1:30pm.  We will consider "To Move or Not to Move - and where to go if you do."  (in other words, the issues of transitioning from home to retirement community, smaller home, home of one's children, etc.)  How and when do we make these decisions?  What are the positives and negatives involved?  What are some of the helpful resources you have found?  What words of experiential wisdom can you share with the group?  All are welcome!  Contact Ann Willms at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Travel with Jim and Lori to visit "Palestine of Jesus" in February 2011. It will be fun and the trip of a lifetime! We hope to fill our allotment of 35 slots for the course.

St. George's College in Jerusalem will be our host and provide room and board from the evening of Feb. 16 through March 2. We will leave Charlottesville on Feb. 15 and return March 3 or 4.

We're offering two options: You can leave all the details to us and travel as a group or you can register and travel independently (if you need to use frequent flier miles for part of the airfare, or wish to tack on travel in the area afterwards). We ask that you provide us with copies of your receipts and itinerary if you choose the second option so we can be as much of a group as possible while we are there.

The nonrefundable course fee deposit of $300 is due by May 25, with 50% of the total course fee due on Sept. 9, and the balance due on Dec. 5. The course is $2,905, and you may purchase cancellation insurance for an additional $145.25. Airfare from the group will be $1,300 to $1,500 depending on how many of us travel together.

More information can be found at the college's website: We will have an informational meeting at noon on May 19th (bring your lunch if you'd like) and again that evening at community night at 7 pm. We will be available to answer questions and collect deposits.

Hope you can join us!

Lori Korleski Richardson


Commencement Sunday and Pentecost Outdoor Service and Picnic, Sunday, May 23rd - Service of Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am at St. Paul's.  Pentecost Outdoor Service and Picnic from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at McIntire Park shelter #3. 

Come to the IMPACT Celebration! On May 20th at 6:45PM at Union Run Baptist Church, the 30+ congregations of IMPACT will gather to celebrate another year of furthering justice in our city and county. Music, good food, and fellowship will abound. Contact John Frazee for directions or more information (295-6327, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Playground - Recently, some of the Chancellor Street/St. Paul's playground equipment was damaged.  If everyone could help keep an eye on the playground and try to supervise children playing there, our investment should last a long time. 

Large Print Bulletins - We now have large print editions of the Sunday bulletin.  Please ask an usher if you would like one.

Newsletters - The cost of postage continues to increase and has a direct effect on our budget. We currently mail our newsletter to 390 people. If you would like to change from a mailed to an electronic weekly newsletter, please contact the office at 434-295-2156 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vestry Notes

The next vestry meeting is May 18th at 7 pm.  All are welcome! The agenda is as follows:


7:00 pm                         Opening Prayers, Call to Order

7:01 pm                         Grounding in the Word  -- Sandy Gilliam

7:15 pm             Approval of the minutes of the April meeting

7:20 pm             April Financial Report – Jack Bocock, John Reid



7:30 pm                         Appointment of Stewardship Analyst – Jack Bocock



7:40 pm                         Stewardship – Virginia Ritchie

7:50 pm                         Vestry Nominating Committee – Pam Dennison

8:00 pm                         Mutual Ministry Review & Summer retreat– Pam Dennison

8:10 pm             Building and Grounds Report – Pat Punch

8:20 pm             Memorial Garden update – Pat Punch

8:30 pm                         Update on office staffing – John Reid

8:35 pm                         Personnel update (CLOSED) – Jim Richardson

9:00 pm             Closing prayers, adjournment


Reel Theology: Summer films and theological reflections


We are planning to show a series of films that work well as a basis for a theological reflection in July and August. Come join Jim and Lori on the following Wednesday nights. Since we don't have Community Night during the summer, eat before you come, or brown bag it -- we'll provide popcorn. The movies will start promptly at 7; the discussion will follow, after a short break. If you want to come just for the movie, that's OK too.


The tentative lineup:

July 14 - Smoke Signals, PG13, 89 minutes

July 21 - The Station Agent, R, 89 minutes

July 28 - Like Water for Chocolate, R, 105 minutes

Aug. 4 - Casablanca, PG, 102 minutes

Aug. 11 - The Elephant Man, PG, 122 minutes

Aug. 18 - Wall-E, G, 98 minutes

Aug. 25 - Being There, PG, 130 minutes (we will probably skip the credits and outtakes at the end)

Sept. 1 - Whale Rider, PG13, 101 minutes

Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
9:00 p.m. Compline
12:15 p.m.
Holy Communion
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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