Category: Parish Life

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

CLICK HERE to RSVP


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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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.

Click for more details on Lenten Series and other speakers.

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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.

Click for more details on Lenten Series and other speakers.

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Event Information

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.

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Event Information

When:
March 4th, 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 poet and writer, Tanya Olson.

Tanya Olson is the author of the poetry collections STAY (YesYes Books, 2019) and BOYISHLY (YesYes Books, 2013), which received a 2014 American Book Award. Her poem “54 Prince” was chosen for inclusion in Best American Poems 2015. She was named a 2011 Lambda Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation and won a Discovery/Boston Review prize in 2010. Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. You can find Tanya’s most recent book HERE.

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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Event Information

When:
March 22nd, 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, March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion facilitated by Kia J. Bentley

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

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

Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123

CLICK HERE to RSVP


Upcoming Book Clubs on Mondays in 2021 –

March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion facilitated by Kia J. Bentley
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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