Category: Worship

Weekly Encouragement: At Home

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Two weekends ago I went home to the area where I grew up. I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and have lived about half of my life there. My mother and brother still live there, as well […]

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Weekly Encouragement: “A Little Child Shall Lead Them”

This “weekly encouragement” post was written by guest blogger, the Rev. Bruce Birdsey. Bruce, an ordained Episcopal priest, sometimes acts as celebrant for our Noonday Worship in the Chapel downstairs, and was kind enough to assist with our service this past Sunday. Please enjoy this special “guest” post! “That we may be mutually encouraged by […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Give us Grace

Weekly Encouragement “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, This past Sunday, a friend of St Paul’s parish honored, through the donation of flowers at the Moses window, the Buffalo Soldiers. They especially honored Mr. Robert Damell, Sexton of St Paul’s for sixteen years, […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Spiritual Gardening

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Lynn Ellen and I are not great gardeners, nor do we have much bare ground at our home upon which to garden. We do grow lots of basil in pots and yearly make enough pesto alla genovese […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Creating a Home Altar

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Do you have any kind of a home altar or other place of spiritual focus in your home or garden to be an intentional reminder of your relationship with God? You probably already have some religious or […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Politics + Prayer

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I was asked to give the Invocation prayer today for the Virginia Senate, at the opening of the General Assembly’s special session on gun control. I was told that my prayer could be no longer than one […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Commuting Through History

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, June 18th was the City of Richmond’s Department of Public Works’ “Multimodal Day,” when commuters were invited to use alternative modes of transportation to get to work. I chose the bicycle as my alternative mode of transportation […]

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Weekly Encouragement: A Marked Awareness of Time

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, For many years I have been an avid almanac user. When I was in my junior scientist stage (seriously using a microscope, telescope, and chemistry set), the almanac helped me locate and identify the planets. Which one […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Communing With… Community

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, At Shrine Mont two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to do one of my favorite activities: commune with nature. What this means to me is to get out into nature and observe carefully what is unfamiliar […]

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Weekly Encouragement: Seeking God

“That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, At Shrine Mont this past weekend we had a getting-to-know-you activity that involved some of us trying to draw pictures from phrases and others trying to guess phrases from our pictures. This phrase happened to come to […]

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