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News & Events

Stay up-to-date on all upcoming events and deadlines at St. Paul's! Find services and parish happenings on our events calendar, read in-depth articles in our quarterly Epistle Magazine, and sign up for our eNewsletters so you won't miss a thing.

Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Youth Sunday: Services & Forum

Sunday, October 22
Our youth are taking over this Sunday morning's services and forum! They will be doing everything from leading prayers, reading, serving, and even preaching at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Be sure to also join us for the forum, as they tell stories and show photos and video from their recent mission trip to Belize. On this return trip, the students worked again with King’s Children’s Home, and this forum promises moving and entertaining stories from their experience serving in the world beyond our doors. Come listen and learn at 10 a.m. in Norton Hall.

Carpenter's Shelter Planning

Sunday, October 22
Our annual Carpenter’s Shelter planning meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10-10:45 a.m. in the Vestry Room (3rd floor of Wilmer). All are welcome to join, whether you have served in the ministry before and have ideas for 2018 or have never participated but are interested. Please contact Ben Richardson if you have questions.

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, October 25
St. Paul's will host dinner at the Carpenter's Shelter on Wednesday, October 25. 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.

Family Fall Festival

Sunday, October 29
The whole family is welcome for some fall fun at the 3rd Annual Family Fall Festival! Join us on the playground on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. for food, games and prizes, a petting zoo, face painting, and more. We will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of St. Paul’s Nursery and Day School on this day! Contact Mandy Hodges with any questions.

Christ House Dinner

Monday, October 30
Help is needed for a Christ House dinner on Monday, Oct. 30. Servers will be needed from 4:30-6:15 p.m. and bakers can drop off baked goods at Christ House on Sunday the 29th or Monday the 30th before 4:30 p.m. Christ House is located at the corner of West & Prince Streets. If you would like to help, please contact Bob Aulthouse at 703-505-2008 or by email here.

All Saints' Choral Evensong

Wednesday, November 1
Let the St. Paul's Choir lead you into a choral worship service on the occasion of the Feast of All Saints, 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. A reception will follow in Norton Hall.

Sure Foundation: From the Archives!

Sunday, November 5
On this Feast Day of All the Saints, our historic year continues with a show-and-tell featuring some of the images and artifacts from our 200-year-old collection. Come see St. Paul's through the ages! 10 a.m. in Norton Hall.

Hymns & Graces Services

Sunday, November 19
Get a head start on Thanksgiving week with our annual services of Hymns and Graces, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services.

Thanksgiving Gratitude Lunch

Thursday, November 23
All are welcome to gather in Norton Hall on Thursday, Nov. 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., to celebrate Thanksgiving. We’ll provide the turkey and drinks, and would love for you to bring your favorite side dish or dessert (to serve 8) — but you don’t have to. (Please let us know if and what you are bringing when you RSVP.) We ask for $20 a person with a side dish/dessert or $30 a person without. Please RSVP to stpaulsthanksgiving17@comcast.net. Questions? Contact Barbara Beach or Chas Harris. Hosted by Aging Gracefully with Spirit, but all are invited!

Advent Wreath-Making

Sunday, December 3
Advent starts later than usual this year, but it's a perfect time to make your wreath and celebrate the four weeks of this season of expectancy. Bring the whole family — 10 a.m. in Norton Hall!

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 and we hope you consider joining us at Shrine Mont next spring! Registration is now open at stpaulsalexandria.com/shrinemont and all are welcome. If you have any questions or wish to learn more information, please contact the Rev. Greg Millikin.

Ongoing News/Events

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.

Altar Flower Donations

Today’s flowers are given by...you! Altar flowers can honor a loved one, celebrate a birth, baptism, confirmation and mark other special occasions. Learn more about this special Altar Guild program or schedule a donation by contacting Jane Cole at 703 780-0204 or via email.

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!

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