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Christian Discernment and Community Engagement

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.

Rector’s Blog: Vows

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,…

Rector’s Blog: Adversity

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,…

Rector’s Blog: God’s Dwelling Place

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…

Rector’s Blog: The Presentation

The Presentation By Charlie Dupree In the season of Lent, we get to move alongside Jesus as he makes his way to the Cross. It gets even more real as we enter Holy Week . . . the Last Supper,…

Rector’s Blog: Resolutions

Resolutions By the Rev. Charlie Dupree New Year’s Resolutions. I can’t help but notice that a building block of the word “resolution” is the word “solve.” If something, dissolves, it loses its shape or its form. It becomes loose and…

Rector’s Blog: May We Walk Gently…

May we walk gently . . . By Charlie Dupree “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” The song was first recorded in 1947. But here we are today . . . on the edge of 2019, tipping over into…

Rector’s Blog: Thou shalt know him

Thou shalt know him By Father Charlie A poem has been making its way around St. Paul’s. We heard it first at Advent Lessons and Carols. This past Sunday, Rainey used it as a part of her series on art…