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News & Events

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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Lenten Adult Forum Series

Sundays, March 4–18
How much do you know about the Apostle Paul of Tarsus — the world’s first Christian writer, the foundation of our church, and one of the most controversial figures in the history of our faith? Come learn more about his life and revolutionary theology through our Lenten forum series and book study. We’re fortunate to be joined by the Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary, as our guide for the three-week Lenten forum series, Mar. 4-18.

Memorial Donations for Easter Lilies

Due Sunday, March 25
One of the many ways that St. Paul’s offers glory to God during the Easter season is by decorating the church with memorial lilies. If you’d like to make a gift to the Altar Guild for lilies in honor of a loved one, visit by Sunday, March 25, or pick up an envelope in your pew.

Holy Week and Easter Services

Sunday, March 25 — Sunday, April 1
Click here to see our full schedule of services during Holy Week, including Palm Sunday, a Taizé service on Tuesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Great Vigil of Easter, and Easter morning services.

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, March 28
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, March 28. We are requesting servers and donations of salads, fruit, and desserts at the shelter by 5:45 p.m. If you would like to help, please contact Laura Johnson at

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
As you may have already heard, our annual St. Paul’s Parish Retreat to Shrine Mont has relocated from the previous season of mid-September to the weekend of April 13-15, 2018. The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Dean of Virginia Seminary, will be leading the Adult Education sessions on "Religion and Politics (and don’t worry, you won’t be told which way to vote)"! Join us for a playful exploration of how theological perspectives relate to all the complex themes of our day: capitalism, healthcare, tax policy, social issues, and defense. Registration is now open at and all are welcome.

Youth & Children Silent Auction

Friday, May 4
The 10th Annual Silent Auction & Cocktail Party to benefit St. Paul’s youth and children’s ministry will be held on Friday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. Save the date! We are on the lookout for great items to add to the auction (including event tickets, vacation getaways, summer camps, local store/restaurant gift cards, etc.)! If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, we’d love to connect! Email Mandy Hodges.

Explorers' Summer Camp

June 18 - August 17
Join us for summer fun at St. Paul’s Explorers summer camps! Children (2-5 years) will explore our world for 8 weeks between June 18 - August 17. Register at Questions? Contact Rees Kirkorian, Explorers Director.

Vacation Bible School

June 25-29
We’re ready to start building an awesome Vacation Bible School program! If you’re interested in signing up your child, click here or visit VBS runs from June 25-29, 2018 for ages 4 through 3rd Grade. Tuition is $60 per child and will be collected at registration on the first day of camp. Please reach out if you have any questions (!

Ongoing News/Events

Volunteer Opportunity with Lazarus Ministry

Wednesdays & Thursdays
Two volunteers are needed to help return phone calls to our Lazarus Ministry from people seeking financial help, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Spanish speakers are a bonus. If interested, please contact Laura Simmons.

Nursery & Day School Openings and 70th Anniversary

Our St. Paul’s Nursery and Day School, celebrating its 70th birthday, is now enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in the 3’s, 4’s or K/5’s, or know a family who would be, please visit and contact us for this year or future years. “Like” the Nursery & Day School on Facebook, and join us for our annual fundraiser, The Spring Soiree, on April 27. Please contact Headmistress Martha Scott Schafer if you’d like an invitation.

Gentle Yoga for All

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
St. Paul’s hosts a “Gentle Yoga for All” class on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome! A percentage of the class fees are donated to the Lazarus Ministry and Carpenter’s Shelter. For more information, please contact Margaret Townsend by email or by phone at (571) 218-2161.

Sure Foundation Ties & Totes Available

To support St. Paul’s in our Sure Foundation Year, we have tote bags and men’s & boys’ ties from Vineyard Vines available for purchase. Stop by the parish office or contact Maria Halloran to buy yours!