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THE FLOWERS ON THE HIGH ALTAR are given by Juliana Walton to the Greater Glory of God and in honor and memory of her parents.
SUNDAY FORUMS IN LENT - WHERE GOD HAPPENS BY ROWAN WILLIAMS
At Sunday Forums during Lent, the book we will be discussing is Where God Happens by Rowan Williams. We will discuss this book for four Sundays in Lent. You can purchase the book on Amazon. Fr. Shawn also has some copies for purchase for $13.50. If you do not get the book, do not worry. Please join the conversation nonetheless. This Sunday, Fr. Richard Wall discusses “Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another.”
MAKE THE CENTENNIAL BELL RING AGAIN
Fifty years ago, St. Paul's parishioners erected our roof top bell as part of their celebration of the parish's 100th anniversary. Last fall as we launched our Sesquicentennial activities, the Vestry approved establishment of a "150 Fund" to raise funds for one or more tangible gifts to the parish to mark this milestone. Right now, the motor that powers the centennial bell from a switch in the sacristy is out of commission. Replacing it requires a $7500 investment. The 150 Fund already contains almost half the needed amount. Both the 150 Committee and the Vestry agree that bringing the bell back to full function would be a most appropriate use of at least part of the monies the 150 Fund might ultimately contain. The new technology will move the clapper and not the bell, and will enable us to automatically ring the Angelus on a daily basis, something we have always longed for!
With four months left in our Sesquicentennial schedule, this would be an excellent time to make a gift to the Fund. During Lent and most especially during Holy Week, we benefit from the generosity of the generations that preceded us in this holy place. Their commitment is manifest still in the physical environment in which we worship today. Won't you join in restoring the bell and potentially in other additions to the physical fabric of our parish for those who come after us? Contributions to the Fund can be made through the parish website or by check payable to St. Paul's with "150 Fund" on the memo line.
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN LENT
March 8 – March 29
BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY
5:15 p.m. - Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. - Eucharist
6:30 p.m. - Lenten Supper (Suggested Donation $5)
7:00 p.m. – Presentation
8:00 p.m. - Compline
March 29: “Light from the East: Eastern Christian Liturgical Traditions – Part II,” by Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, who is an Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America. His area of specialization is Byzantine Liturgy. Fr. Stefanos is a Greek Orthodox priest.
April 5: “An Anglican View of the Liturgy,” by Fr. Shawn Strout.
FAREWELL GIFT FOR JOHN BOHL
John Bohl's last day as Interim Director of Music falls on Easter Sunday. While John does not wish for a large celebration, we cannot simply let that day pass without thanking him for his service to this parish. To wish John well as he leaves us, we will say farewell at both coffee hours that Sunday, and present him with a purse.
To contribute towards the purse please make a check out to St Paul's, marked "John Bohl Purse." Please note that these gifts are not tax deductible.
EASTER STORY TOURS AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
National Gallery of Art, "Easter Story in Art" TOURS with David Gariff, NGA Senior Lecturer, Monday April 3 & Saturday April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Meet NGA West Building Rotunda. No reservations necessary. For details contact Nancy Work at worknw [at] verizon.net. NOTE: Mr. Gariff repeats these public tours on April 4,5,6,7 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.
St. Paul's parishioners are encouraged to regularly make their confession: an opportunity to free ourselves from sin and burden, as we prepare to greet God's great gift. Priests are always available to hear confessions every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., every Saturday at 8:30 a.m., or by appointment.
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
Your gifts of non-breakable, non-perishable items will help keep local families fed this spring. It's an easy way to make a difference and an ideal way to introduce children to the importance of helping those in need. The donation basket is located at the baptismal font.
What better way is there to honor the Lord's incarnation than to uplift in some way the life of a needy person? An opportunity is at hand - our Grate Patrol is looking for help preparing and delivering breakfast on weekends to the dozens of homeless people in our area.
Preparation of 400 bags takes place in the Parish Hall from 2:00-3:30 p.m. each Friday. All help is welcome -no advance notice is necessary. Index 17 on the front or back door keypad to be "buzzed in."
Delivery takes about 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings - 5:45 - 9:00 a.m. We meet in the church parking lot and follow 2 distinct routes to deliver meals and hot coffee. Please contact Glenn Marsh to schedule this - 703 622-6464 or gmarsh338 [at] outlook.com. Thank you for your blessing of help throughout the year.
ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP
The Adult Discussion Group continues its study of Archbishop Ramsey's Anglican Spirit; today's topic is Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism. The Group meets in the Common Room at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us for one or more sessions.
Parents of Children ages 3-12. We welcome children to both Level 1 (ages 3-6) and Level 2/3 (ages 6-12) immediately following the 9 a.m. communion. We will conclude by 11 a.m.
This week, we invite parents to join us downstairs around 10:40 a.m., for time together to talk about setting up a family prayer table. This can be a great way to pray and celebrate the liturgical year together as a family. I'll have a small basket you can take home to help you get started!
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY
A Sunday Afternoon Bible Study aimed at young adults/young professionals meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Carwithen Parlor. The group is looking at the Book of Revelation. Each session includes time of teaching and reflecting on the Scriptures, with emphasis on their applicability to our daily lives. The group is led by Dr. Ryan Danker of Wesley Theological Seminary. Please dial 43 on the keypad at the front or rear door and someone will let you in.
This week we pray: