Category: Events

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When:
September 29th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online | Zoom

Two-Part Workshop on Wednesdays, September 22nd and 29th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom

Join Becky Robinson, Chapter Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach in Richmond, to learn about centering prayer. Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence.

We will gather for two 1.5-hour sessions over Zoom to discuss prayer as a relationship, guidelines for centering prayer, “thoughts” and what to do with them, and the impact of centering prayer in your life. There will be an opportunity to practice 20 minutes of centering prayer during each gathering.

Please REGISTER HERE or e-mail Keli Shipley Cooper, Minister for Faith Formation, by Monday, September 20th, if you are interested in attending one or both sessions.

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When:
May 27th, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

We miss you! As St. Paul’s begins the process of gathering for in-person worship, we want to create space to be with you and hear from those of you who are new/newish to St. Paul’s. We want to answer any questions you might have about regathering details, coming back to church (maybe attending St. Paul’s in person for the first time), and continuing your journey with St. Paul’s. The clergy of St. Paul’s look forward to seeing you and connecting with you face-to-face very soon.

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Contact Sarah Nolan by e-mail or at 804-545-5407 with questions.

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When:
May 23rd, 2021 at 11:30 am
Where:
Capitol Square next to St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace St.

This year the picnic will be outside on the Capitol grounds across the street from the church following the Sunday worship service. Bring chairs and blankets. St. Paul’s is providing lunch boxes or you can bring your own. There will be cupcakes and room for kids to run! Everyone is welcome whether you join worship in-person or online.

Due to State Capitol rules and so we can order the correct number of lunches, you must RSVP (even if you do not need a lunch order).

The deadline to RSVP for boxed lunch is Tuesday, May 18th.

If you do not want to order a box lunch, but would like to attend, please contact Carter Johann at cjohann@stpaulsrva.org or 804-545-5401.

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When:
June 9th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

SIX WEEK BIBLE STUDY SERIES | May 5th – June 9th on Zoom

Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m.
(We are experimenting with having Bible Study at 7 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of working people who cannot make 5 p.m. Let’s give this schedule a try! Feedback always welcome.)


Bible Study is Back! Our next six-week series will be led by Rainey, Charlie and Gwynn.

Our first session on May 5th will be led by Charlie to reflect on what we learned from Dr. Karoline Lewis’ recent series “What is the Bible and Why Should We Care?” (You can access the recorded sessions if you missed these lectures! Click links to find: Session One and Session Two).

The remaining sessions will focus on the Sunday Revised Common Lectionary Gospel readings from the previous Sunday. Each week Gwynn, Charlie, or Rainey will give some background with history and/or context as we begin our discussion. And then we can explore together. We have gained some good tools from our sessions with Drs. Gench and Lewis. Let’s keep the great discussions going on Wednesday evenings!


Texts for Each Week
May 5th | Reflecting on Karoline Lewis’ Lectures on Bible
May 12th | High Priestly Prayer (Ascension) – John 17:9-16
May 19th | Pentecost – John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
May 26th | For God So Loved the World – John 3:1-17
June 2nd | Jesus and Beelzebul – Mark 3:20-35
June 9th | Jesus’ Parables – Mark 4:26-34

Please note we will be using multiple translations which you can access online through www.biblegateway.com (or simply click on the hyperlinks for text listed below).

RSVP is helpful, but not required. Click Here to RSVP.


Zoom Log In Information: https://zoom.us/j/91956001401?pwd=SGlmUFJhU1pxTTkxdVhxZWg4RWtmZz09
Meeting ID: 919 5600 1401 | Passcode: 680755

Contact Rev. Gwynn Crichton or Rev. Rainey Dankel with any questions.

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When:
May 17th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (ZOOM)

January-May, we will gather on the specified Monday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the monthly book read. There will be some guided questions as well as space for you to share your thoughts about the book. We will meet for approximately an hour and a half. All are welcome.


Monday, May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.

Practicing Imperfection by Rev. Dr. Charles T. Dupree | Facilitated by Rev. Charlie

To know life is to look at it honestly. Practicing Imperfection is a candid exploration of one person’s move from being addicted to praise and perfection to becoming more comfortable in his own skin. Through humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm, Practicing Imperfection shares the journey of Episcopal priest Charles Dupree in developing a consistent, sustainable, meditation practice. Dupree describes how the ancient practice of meditation can bring about a healthier, happier, more awakened existence, and what, for him, has been a healing balm in a busy world and demanding vocation. Drawing from childhood experiences, a recent sabbatical, and the experiences of serving as a parish priest, Dupree examines some of life’s larger questions. As an Episcopal priest, he is clearly religious, but also whole-heartedly spiritual. Uniting those seemingly conflicted qualities, he helps us see that we are all looking for the same thing: freedom from that which no longer serves us. In our modern world, it is difficult to carve out the space to examine what is going on in our lives and minds; meditation is a way to create that space. This is a book for people who want to be released from the pressures of being better, smarter, or more successful, and those who want to lighten up and be a fuller participant in life.

Zoom Information: https://zoom.us/j/94265099761?pwd=eFh3dm5MNko4Mlo0U0ZxN0Zvc2pPdz09

Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123

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Event Information

When:
April 4th, 2021 at 10:00 am
Where:
Online and In-Person (registration required)
815 E. Grace St.
Richmond

Joyfully celebrating Easter together online AND in-person! The bishop has updated the guidelines for in-person, indoor worship, and we are now able to offer reduced capacity seating (approx. 50-60 persons) for an in-person Easter service inside the Church (registration is required). We will also offer Holy Communion of one kind (bread only) both during and following the service.

What Easter will look like this year:

  • 8:00 a.m. Easter Worship Service offered in-person indoors with pre-registration. Click here to register for 8:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Worship Service offered in-person indoors (with pre-registration) and simultaneous online live-stream on Facebook and website. Click here to register for 10:00 a.m. (Currently at capacity. You can sign up on the waiting list or consider joining the 8:00 a.m. service.
  • We will offer Holy Communion (bread only) during the in-person service.
  • We will also offer the opportunity to receive Holy Communion with an Easter Blessing in the Memorial Garden after the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone who would like who did not attend the service. You do not need to register for this.

Check out our indoor worship guidelines to know what to expect HERE. Please only attend worship and receive communion if you are healthy and non-symptomatic with COVID-19 or any other transmittable disease that could compromise the health of another congregant.

If the registration is full, we will have a waitlist which you can sign up for through the same process in case someone cancels their attendance. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Carter at the church office at 804-545-5401.

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When:
March 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is Richmond’s 2021 and first-ever Poet Laureate, Douglas Powell (aka Roscoe Burnems).

Douglas Powell/Roscoe Burnems is Richmond, VA’s first poet laureate. He is also a published author, spoken-word artist, comedian, educator, father, and husband who has dedicated his craft to entertaining and enlightening. As a career poet, he has become a National Poetry Slam Champion, two-time southern regional finalist, Tedx Youth speaker, and the star of the first poetry and comedy special streaming on Amazon Prime, entitled Traumedy. Website: roscoeb.webs.com.

Click here to register. You can sign up for just one or all of our speaker webinars. All sessions will be recorded and available on our main events page below for one week following the presentation.

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When:
March 18th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is poet and writer, Sonja Livingston

Sonja Livingston’s latest book, The Virgin of Prince Street: Expeditions into Devotion, uses an unexpected return to her childhood church to explore the changes in the larger Church and in her own life. The result is an unflinching look at the shifting Roman Catholic Church and personal concepts of devotion. The book won an INDIES Prize for essays and Richard Rohr praised it for “infusing nuance and generosity into an increasingly polarized religious landscape.” Sonja’s first book, Ghostbread, a memoir of childhood poverty has been adopted for classroom use around the nation. Her writing has been honored with an AWP Book Prize, a New York State Arts Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, a VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, and appears in many outlets including Salon, America Magazine, Sojourners and several textbooks on writing.

Sonja is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches in the Postgraduate Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Website: www.sonjalivingston.com.

Click here to register. You can sign up for just one or all of our speaker webinars. All sessions will be recorded and available on our main events page below for one week following the presentation.

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When:
March 11th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is poet and artist, the Rev. Spencer Reece

Spencer Reece is a published poet (The Clerk’s Tale 2004; The Road to Emmaus 2014), and Episcopal priest, presently serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, New York City, where he conducts services in both English and Spanish. After a career in retail clothing, Spencer was ordained a priest in 2011. While at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, he studied Spanish in an immersion program in Honduras, returning after graduation to teach poetry to girls in the orphanage Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. “I went there to help the girls heal, and they helped to heal me,” says Reece. From an undergraduate study of poets George Herbert and John Donne to his present work as writer and priest, Reece affirms the connection of the arts and spiritual life. His book of daily meditations including his own watercolor illustrations is scheduled for release in 2021. Spencer’s latest book entitled All the Beauty Still Left: A Poet’s Painted Book of Hours contains his own watercolor illustrations and has just been released.

Click here to register. You can sign up for just one or all of our speaker webinars. All sessions will be recorded and available on our main events page below for one week following the presentation.

Click for more details on Lenten Series and other speakers.

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