Category: Parish Life

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When:
September 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Where:
Contact David Hoover

The LGBTQI+ community of St Paul’s will be celebrating Richmond Pride with a potluck on Friday night, September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Southside home of Bill Roberts and David Hoover. If you identify as LGBTQI+, plan to gather for a time of fellowship and fun. Bill and David will provide ham and drinks. Please bring a dish to share. Hope you will join us! RSVP to David Hoover.

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When:
October 1st, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Where:
Bryan Park
4308 Hermitage Rd 23227

The St. Paul’s community is celebrating St. Francis’ Feast Day with a creation care outdoor worship service that includes the Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist followed by a parish potluck picnic at Bryan Park, Picnic Shelter #1.

St. Franci of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the poor and the environment, expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, praising all creatures as sisters and brothers under God, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast day.

Please bring your well-behaved pets, a lawn chair/blanket, and a dish to share for this specially designed, family-friendly service to worship God our Creator, give thanks and bless God’s creatures (especially those who are part of our families), and pray for healing and restoration of God’s good creation.

Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

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When:
September 28th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace Street

Join us Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. for our first Community Engagement Book Discussion of the Fall. We will be reading Rust- A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Goldbach. The discussion will be Facilitated by Barbara Holley and Lynn Blankman.

This gathering will be in-person in the Palmore Room.

CLICK HERE to RSVP


The Community Engagement Summer Book reads will host book discussion groups this Fall. Please join us for lively conversations about the summer reads. Book and group dates are as follows:
September 28th – Rust- A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Goldbach, Facilitated by Barbara Holley and Lynn Blankman
October 26th – The Home Place – Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, Facilitated by Rev. Gwynn Crichton and Steve Otto
November 16th – How the Other half Eats: The untold Story of Food and Inequality in America by Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD, Facilitated by Anne Dobson and Sheena McKenzie
December 14th – Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, Facilitated by Matt Stehle and Mary Hayden Stehle

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When:
August 14th, 2022 at 9:00 am
Where:
Norwood Room

August 14, 21 & 28 @ 9:00 a.m. in the Norwood Room

Join our Rector for an exploration of Expansive/Inclusive Language and the Episcopal Church. Conversations about language are happening everywhere, even in the church. During three sessions in August, we’ll learn more about how St. Paul’s and the Episcopal Church are thinking and making decisions about the language we use during our principal worship services. Our time together will include current materials, as well as discussing our own experiences of worship and language.

August 14 | The following report from the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision will serve as the springboard for our conversation. You may look at the whole document or just focus on pp. 21-24. CLICK HERE to read.

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When:
May 4th, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Where:
Brambly Park
1708 Belleville St. 23228

Getting back together again! All youngish adults (20s-40s) are invited to join us for a social hour at Brambly Park located in Scott’s Addition. We’ll be there for snacks, beverages, and to hang out with one another. We will meet in the park area (outdoors), pending weather. Swing by anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to hang out and connect. Please e-mail the Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper by Wednesday, April 27th if you plan to attend.

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When:
May 11th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

Join facilitators Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm on Zoom for an engaging conversation with Jamie Manson about reproductive rights.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this WEBINAR


OUR CONVERSATION PARTNER: Jamie Manson, President of Catholics for Choice

Jamie Manson is President of Catholics for Choice. For over fifteen years she has been a thought leader and advocate in the field of women’s equality and reproductive rights in the Catholic Church and the public square. For 12 years, she was a columnist at the National Catholic Reporter where she was one of the few openly LGBTQ journalists in the Catholic media in the world. She was an often-solitary voice for reproductive freedom and justice and was one of the first to sound the alarm about the right-wing push for religious freedom.

Jamie’s expertise in Catholicism and sexual ethics was first formed during her studies at Yale with her mentor, Margaret Farley. She edited and wrote the introduction to Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics, a collection of writings by Margaret Farley (Orbis Books, 2015). Jamie has published op-eds in the New York Times, NBC Think, Ms. Magazine, and Rewire and has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, NPR, the LA Times, and CNN. She is the recipient of the Sr. Theresa Kane Woman of Vision and Courage Award.

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When:
April 3rd, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace St

Please join us for our third service of Choral Evensong for the season. Evensong is part of the Daily Office, along with Morning Prayer. The Daily Office is derived from the regular services of monastic communities in the early Church. The Choir will be joined by guest organist, Dr. David Kelley from the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, VA. The choir will be presenting the following works: Preces & Responses – Martin Neary, Evening Canticles in E Minor – Leo Sowerby, and The Altar – Roland E. Martin. All are welcome! In-person and live-streamed.


CHORAL EVENSONG | April 3 @ 5:00 p.m. | Service Leaflet

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