Pastoral Care + Prayers
During this strange and difficult time, we want to reassure you that the clergy, staff and lay pastoral leaders of St. Paul’s are here for you. We want to walk and abide with you in times of crisis, illness, grief as well as significant life events such as the birth or adoption of a child. If you are in need of anything, or would like someone to speak with, please know that we’re available while the physical church building is closed. There are many ways you can receive support. See below for how to request prayers or contact a member of the clergy.
Please send names of individuals for whom we may pray (with their permission) to Carter Johann and we will add them to our list. This list will be included in the intercessions and Prayers of the People in Sunday worship service and published in our weekly newsletter Grace Notes. You can e-mail Carter Johann HERE.
As an alternative to public prayer, we offer daily confidential prayers that may be accessed by sending an email to our prayer chain HERE.
The clergy of St. Paul’s are conducting virtual pastoral visits via Zoom, telephone or other platforms in compliance with the Diocese of Virginia Covid-19 Guidelines for Pastoral Offices and Pastoral Care designed to minimize risk and protect parishioners and clergy, especially the most vulnerable among us. We will notify you as soon as we can safely begin in-person, socially-distanced pastoral visits.
Currently, Eucharistic Visits are currently suspended by the diocese until we are approved to safely re-gather, celebrate and distribute Holy Communion with an exception for end of life visits.
Other active pastoral care ministries during this time include sending cards and delivering Sunday flowers, and as well as providing meals after childbirth or illness.
To request a virtual pastoral visit and for any other pastoral needs or concerns, please email or call the Reverend Gwynn Crichton, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care: E-mail HERE or call (804) 545-5415.