Homecoming Sunday is a tradition at St. Paul’s, Richmond. For years, you have gathered on the Sunday after Labor Day to celebrate your heritage as a community of faith in downtown Richmond. If we have learned anything in our short tenure at St. Paul’s, it is the fierce attachment and devotion most of you have for your church home on 815 E. Grace Street. We hear the aching and longing in your voices when you say, “I miss my church!” It is indeed a painful time of exile from our church home as we have known it.Read More
What does pastoral care really look like in practice? Such mutual caring and love is best described for me when Jesus says to his disciples, “Abide in me as I abide in you” (Jn 15:4).Read More
Guest contributors Lynn Williams, Barbara Holley and Matt Stehle reflect in this week’s Weekly Chapel on the particular importance of this moment to engage in the process discernment, as St. Paul’s continues to explore its expression of Community Engagement.Read More
Every Other Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
Join St. Paul’s and All Saints RVA this Thursday, July 16th for a discussion of church music on Zoom. Scott Hayes (All Saints) and Christopher Reynolds (St. Paul’s) will facilitate a range of interviews on Church Music every other Thursday through August.
July 16: Rev. Charles Dupree discusses his life as a priest, composer, and artist.
July 30: Scott Hayes and Christopher Reynolds share their approach to orchestrating hymns, choral anthems, and organ repertoire at the organ.
August 13: Michael Boney from St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, will share his experience as an African American in the world of Anglican church music. Michael has served a variety of parishes throughout the Episcopal church.
August 27: Rev. Bill Roberts and David Hoover, who will present on the anxieties brought on to musicians during this pandemic. Bill recently retired from Virginia Theological Seminary, while David continues as a psychotherapist and spiritual director.
This program is hosted on Zoom by All Saints and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches.Read More
Wednesdays Mornings @ 10:00 a.m. on ZOOM
Facilitated by staff and parishioners, we begin our time in silence followed by an opening reading, 20-minutes of silent meditation, and an optional time to share with one another. We end by 10:45 a.m.
Meditation and specifically contemplative prayer is an ancient spiritual practice where we let go— we quiet our mind to rest in God’s presence. No registration nor experience meditating is required. All are welcome.
Meeting ID: 992 0893 6039 // Password: 177762
If you have any questions or are interested in facilitating, e-mail the Director of Adult Faith Formation, Keli Shipley Cooper HERE.Read More
Vows By the Rev. Charlie Dupree This Sunday, The Right Reverend Jennifer Brooke-Davidson will be at St. Paul’s. She is one of two bishops who serve in the Diocese of Virginia. Surrounded by the St. Paul’s community, she will baptize, confirm, receive, and reaffirm baptismal vows. What does it mean to vow? According to some […]Read More
Adversity By the Rev. Charlie Dupree The office of Morning Prayer includes the following prayer: Lord God, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling […]Read More
God’s Dwelling Place By the Rev. Charlie Dupree We prayed Psalm 84 on Sunday . . . “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of Hosts? My soul faints for the courts of the Lord.” The psalmist goes on to express a very extreme statement in verse 10: One day in [the Lord’s] courts […]Read More