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News & Events

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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, February 25
The 2018 Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 25 at 10 a.m. in the nave. Please join us to vote for our new vestry class and hear about the state of our parish, including the 2018 Annual Report. Bios and photos of vestry nominees are available in Wilmer and Norton Halls, and online here.

Inquirers' Class

Sundays, Feb. 25 - Mar. 18
If you are new to St. Paul’s, seeking membership, or wish to learn more about our parish and the Episcopal Church, the Inquirers’ Class is for you. The class meets Sundays at noon from Feb. 25-March 18. Click here to sign up, and email the Rev. Alyse Viggiano with any questions.

Lenten Choral Evensong

Sunday, February 25
On Sunday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m., commemorate the season of Lent with a moving musical service. Choral Evensong will be sung by St. Paul’s Choir, directed by Grant Hellmers. This Evensong will honor the memory of Ray Glover, editor of The Hymnal 1982 and longtime member of St. Paul’s Choir. A reception will follow, and feel free to bring Aldi gift cards to donate to our Lazarus Ministry.

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, February 28
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, February 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 Ruth Apelt.

Region IV Lenten Forum at St. Paul's

Wednesday, February 28
This Lent, the Episcopal Churches of the City of Alexandria are hosting a Wednesday night forum series, including Eucharist, a “Simple Supper,” and discussion on the theme “Living our Baptismal Covenant.” This Wednesday’s program will be held at St. Paul’s, with the Rev. Kate Sonderegger speaking on the topic “Identifying Evil in an Alt-Truth Age.” Join us at 6:00; click here to see the full series.

Men's Bible Study

Thursday, March 1
Join us for our next Men’s Bible Study, Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 a.m. in Norton Hall. This month’s discussion will be led by Charles Cowherd. Coffee is provided. The St. Paul’s Men’s Bible Study meets the first Thursday of each month.

First Friday Dinner

Friday, March 2
Join our Explorers Families in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the next First Friday dinner! The whole family is welcome — Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bring your favorite dessert or beverage and the St. Paul’s Explorers families will provide the rest. RSVP is required by Wednesday, Feb. 28 at

Saints & Singers Cocktail Party and Fundraiser

Saturday, March 3
You are invited to “March Musical Madness” — our 6th Saints & Singers Cocktail Party to support St. Paul’s Music Program! Join us March 3 from 6–8 p.m. at the home of Bob & Eleanor Long; click here to buy your ticket or donate.

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.

Lenten Quiet Day

Saturday, March 10
The Daughters of the King and St. Paul’s Center for Spiritual Direction invite you to a Lenten Quiet Day, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll begin with prayer, meditation, and silence. Verleah Kosloske, TSSF, will offer a morning workshop for those new to Quiet Day. The morning silence will end with Holy Eucharist led by the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, Amy Dyer will lead a workshop on making and praying with Anglican Prayer beads. Everyone is welcome to all or any part of the day. Please RSVP to if you plan to come for lunch and/or the prayer bead workshop.

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.

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!