Category: Parish Life

Event Information

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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Event Information

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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Stations of the Cross | At Home and At St. Paul’s

Church Open for Prayer and Stations of the Cross Devotion on Good Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. During Holy Week, the church and Memorial Garden will be open and available for socially distanced quiet prayer and silent meditation. You are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross at the altar rail in […]

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Picture of lilies and the word Easter

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:
April 28th, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

You’ve heard it said, and likely have uttered it yourself, “the Bible is authoritative for my life.” But what does that really mean? This course will address basic questions about the Bible that we rarely talk about: How and why did the Bible get put together? What is the Word of God? What is scripture, anyway? And why should we read it? In a time when Christianity itself is under scrutiny, having a renewed understanding of the function of the Bible in our lives is critical for conversations about faith and how to live out our beliefs.

Join us for this two-part Bible Study led by Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary. This offering is a partnership between St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA., and will be held online, through Zoom on Wednesday, April 21st from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 28th from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

You will need to register for the Bible Study – Click Here to Register.

If you have registered, you will have received an e-mail with the link to join (check your spam box if you do not see it in your primary e-mail box). If after searching you are unable to find the e-mail with your link to join the meeting, click here to e-mail Sarah for help.


Speaker Bio:

Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007. Lewis is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon; Embody: Five Steps to Leading With Integrity; SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD); and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Lewis was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to be a part of the Values and Voices Campaign 2016 (valuesandvoices.com) and again in 2021. Her current projects include John and Method, and Belonging: Five Keys To Abundant Life.

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She is the Program Director for the Festival of Homiletics, an annual conference that features the best preachers in America today, a contributing writer for Working Preacher, and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. Visit karolinelewis.com to sign up for her blog, podcast, and to connect with her about resources for preaching, leadership, and being a woman in ministry.

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April Book Club on April 19th at 7pm is the Book Bless Me Ultima

Event Information

When:
April 19th, 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, April 19th @ 7:00 p.m.

Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya | Facilitated by Sarah Nolan

Bless Me, Ultima is a coming-of-age novel by Rudolfo Anaya centering on Antonio Márez y Luna and his mentorship under his curandera and protector, Ultima. It has become the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the Chicano literary canon since its first publication in 1972.

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

Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123

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Upcoming Book Clubs on Mondays in 2021 –

April 19th @ 7:00 p.m. | Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya facilitated by Sarah Nolan
May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.Practicing Imperfection by Rev. Dr. Charles T. Dupree facilitated by Charlie Dupree

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