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Magazine - St. Paul`s Episcopal Church, Alexandria
HOLY WEEK/EASTER 2015
THE
EPISTLE
Magazine
DEDICATIONS
EXPLORERS
A new resource to complement the BCP offers prayer
guidance for all seasons; explore Holy Week with a new
Faith Seeking Understanding
short course.
Eight bells at VTS honor members of the Hooff and Norman
families; the Navy christens a
ship honoring decorated Marine Chesty Puller, father of
Martha Downs.
The St. Paul’s Explorers Preschool Program is bouncing
into the new year with fun,
enriching new programs. Learn
more and check out some photos from this fall and winter.
PAGES 19 & 24
PAGES 5 & 20
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PAGE-TURNERS
Check out some of the latest
works penned by St. Paul’s
parishioners and associates.
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LENTEN
LEARNING &
PRAYER
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CONTENTS
WASTE NOT,
WANT NOT
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St. Paul’s begins a gleaning
program at the Old Town
Farmers Market, gathering
extra produce for those in
need through the Lazarus
Ministry and Annie B. Rose
House.
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WHY ATTEND THE
ANNUAL MEETING?
PAGE 12
PAGE 27
BJ Martino gives some serious - and some silly - reasons
not to miss one of the most
important church events of
the year - Sunday, March 15
at 10:00 a.m. in the nave.
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GREG FOSCATO
SWINGS FOR THE
FENCES
2015 ANNUAL REPORT
St. Paul’s parishioner Greg
Foscato worked his way
through the ranks for his
dream job working for the
Washington Nationals. Jim
Morrell interviews him on
page 12.
Turn to the middle of this
issue for a copy of the 2015
Annual Report, including the
agenda for this year’s Annual
Meeting, financial information, and vestry nominations.
CL E RG Y
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The Journey of Lent: A Letter from the Rector
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VTS Bells Dedicated to Hooff & Norman Families
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Sharing an Abundant Harvest: Farmers Market
Gleaning Program
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Enriching Spirit, Mind, and Aesthetics: St. Paul’s
Lectures
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Why Attend the Annual Meeting?
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St. Paul’s Book Nook
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Foscato Follows Dream to the Major Leagues
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The Third Century Campaign Honor Roll of
Donors
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Explorers Program Bounces into Spring
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Take a Life-Changing Journey: More Pilgrimage
Opportunities
The Rev. Oran E. Warder
Rector
Dorothy Pearson
Coordinator of Lazarus Ministries
The Rev. Judith Harris Proctor
Vicar
Donna Lefeve
Special Projects Coordinator
The Rev. Ross Kane
Associate Rector
Francisco Zelaya
Maintenance Engineer
The Rev. Samuel A. Mason, ObJN
Associate for Pastoral Care
weeSIT
Child Care Service
The Rev. Annie Pierpoint Mertz
Ministry Resident
Scott Mann & Associates
Accounting
Greg Millikin
Ministry Resident
Focus Data Solutions
IT Support
Chris Miller
Seminarian
VES T RY
Stephen Smith
Seminarian
B.J. Martino
Senior Warden
S TA F F
Jim Morrell
Junior Warden
Kelsey Parrish
Communications Director
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Daily Prayer for All Seasons - and All of Us!
Anke Hobbs
Office Manager
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Navy Christens Ship for Dedicated Marine
Mandy Hodges
Minister to Youth, Children & Families
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Sunday School & Youth Group News
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These Three Days: A Faith Seeking Understanding
Short Course
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St. Paul’s Music News
Maria Halloran
Stewardship Director
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Ask Mother Manners: Episcopal Funerals
Elena Keydel
Membership Registrar
2015 Annual Report
Grant Hellmers
Organist-Choirmaster
Jim Bennett
Minister of Music
Anne Hedman
Treasurer
Saint Pollard
Register
Anne Ayres
Brad Coburn
John Cole
Churchill Hooff
Bill Marino
Elisabeth Millard
Temple Moore
Michael Pope
Pierce Prior
Heidi Schneble
Paul Schurke
Cathy Tyler
Tuckie Westfall
Rebecca Wetherly
Rees Kirkorian
Director of St. Paul’s Explorers
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THE JOURNEY
OF LENT
A letter from St. Paul’s Rector, the Rev. Oran E. Warder
Dear People of St. Paul’s:
As the Church once again makes the journey of Lent,
we do so with the full knowledge of the joy and celebration that awaits us on the other side of the cross. As
we make the journey we live simultaneously in both realities. The ancient wisdom of the church is to invite us
during the season to embrace the disciplines that will
draw us closer to our Lord and to one another—not just
for this forty day journey, but for all our journeys and
for all our lives.
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Embracing discipline has its roots in what it means to
be a disciple of Jesus, one who follows. The word “discipline” also originates in the idea that for we human
beings, a sense of order is required for us to flourish, to
grow, and to learn. In his recent presentation, as part of
the Martha J. Horne lecture series, Dr. Timothy Sedgwick reminded us that part of the genius of Anglicanism, part of our identity and part of contribution to the
wider Christian tradition, is our understanding that the
Christian faith is a way of life and not a set of beliefs.
It is a practice, a rhythm, a pattern of life. For me, this
understanding of discipline—as order that can bring
meaning and purpose to a faithful life—makes sense as
a positive truth, as opposed to the usual negative and
more oppressive interpretation of the word.
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At St. Paul’s, we hope to live into this truth by aspiring
to the five tenets that define our common life:
• Our members will be engaged in a daily conversation
with God in prayer and Bible reading
• Our members will keep the Sabbath by attending
worship
• Our members will be committed to ongoing faith formation
• Our members will have a ministry in the Church and
in the world
• Our members will give generously in support of the
mission of the Church
Again, these aspirational goals are intended to give
meaning and purpose to our lives, not to be yet another item for our to-do lists. They are something to think
about not only for our Lenten journey, but for all our
journeys.
This 2015 Holy Week/Easter Edition of the St. Paul’s
magazine is filled with stories of mission, stories of our
community in action and service, and stories of lives
changed for the sake of the Gospel. Your discipline,
your discipleship, your patterns of faithful living make
a difference.
Wishing you every blessing as we journey on toegther.
Faithfully,
Oran
P.S. Rector’s Sabbatical Summer of 2015
In recognition of our 15 years together as pastor and
people, I am so pleased that the Vestry has granted me
sabbatical time during the summer of 2015. This time
away will allow me the opportunity to disconnect from
the day to day operations of parish life, allow me to
connect in deep and meaningful ways with family and
friends, and will provide the opportunity to reconnect
with St. Paul’s with a refreshed and renewed spirit. I am
grateful to this remarkable parish, to our amazing vestry leaders, and to the most incredible parish staff ever
assembled, who all make this opportunity possible.
VTS BELLS DEDICATED
TO HOOFF & NORMAN
FAMILIES
On November 3, 2014, the Hooff and Norman families gathered at Virginia Theological Seminary for
the blessing of eight bells given in honor of Elizabeth Dunn Hooff and Charles Rapley Hooff, Jr. by
Caroline Hooff Norman and James Theron Norman. The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., Dean of
VTS, officiated the blessing ceremony before the
bells were installed in the new Seminary Chapel.
The eight bells are inscribed:
Tenor - ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’
Bell seven - ‘O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’
Bell six - ‘O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord’
Bell five - ‘O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’
Bell four - ‘O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord’
Bell three - ‘O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord’
Bell two - ‘O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord’
Treble - ‘O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord’
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SHARING AN
ABUNDANT HARVEST
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or
gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien: I am
the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 23:22
As part of St. Paul’s commitment to Hunger Free Alexandria, last fall we began gleaning at the Old Town
Farmers Market, assuring that extra produce goes to
those in need in our community.
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The concept of gleaning goes back to the Old Testament; Israelites were to leave some food in the fields as
they harvested, so that those in need could follow the
harvesters and find provision for themselves and their
families. In a post-industrial economy the practice of
gleaning has changed, but we retain the spirit of caring
for the vulnerable.
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Farmers at the Old Town Farmers Market leave extra
produce, so that they need not carry excess back to
their farms, while volunteers distribute the food to
the St. Paul’s Lazarus Ministry and the Annie B. Rose
housing complex in Old Town. If you are interested
in gleaning, contact the Rev. Ross Kane at [email protected]
stpaulsalexandria.com.
Photos: Priscilla Smith
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Enriching Mind, Spirit, and
Aesthetics: St. Paul’s Lectures
WRITTEN BY THE REV. ROSS KANE
The 2015 Benjamin Latrobe Lecture featured architect, author and journalist Roger K. Lewis, FAIA.
Using clever cartoons on architecture as a heuristic tool, Lewis spoke engagingly on the challenge of
historical preservation. How do we add to old architecture in a way that preserves its history and aesthetic while also reflecting the present? Drawing from his rich experience, Lewis shared the many approaches to historical preservation.
On February 8, St. Paul’s welcomed Dr. Timothy Sedgwick, Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics at
the Virginia Theological Seminary, as the 2015 Martha J. Horne lecturer. Drawing from Anglican divines
across the centuries, Dr. Sedgwick spoke on the Anglican tradition as a way of life rather than a strict set of
cognitive beliefs. Amid varying forms of Christianity
that focus exclusively upon faith as an act of the mind,
Anglicanism prefers to speak of faith as something
that entails our whole selves.
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Audio recordings of both lectures are available on
the St. Paul’s website under News & Events > Audio.
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Photos: Joe Backus
WHY ATTEND THE
ANNUAL MEETING?
WRITTEN BY B.J. MARTINO
Here are the top three reasons you should attend
the St. Paul’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 15,
at 10 a.m. in the Nave:
1) It’s your chance to vote in an election where there
is absolutely NO negative campaigning.
2) This is the one time each year you are encouraged
to bring a cup of coffee into the pew.
3) In the event of technical difficulties, you get a free
saxophone concert from Ross Kane!
But, seriously, why should you come? Because the
Annual Meeting is the one chance each year we can
all come together to hear about all the good work St.
Paul’s is doing, here at home and abroad. It is your
opportunity to let your voice be heard, by voting in
the elections for vestry, and conducting the business
of the parish.
At the same time the Annual Meeting allows us to
listen to our Rector give his Annual Report, describing his vision for our continued life together as a
church. It is a time when we can give thanks for all
those who serve in the church, and remember those
whom we lost.
Please join us!
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ST. PAUL’S BOOK NOOK
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Check out these reads by St. Paul’s parishioners and associates.
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Captivating, diverse
short stories by St. Paul’s
parishioner Chip Simpson.
Seedy secrets of Northern
VA are uncovered by
Michael Pope.
Take a deep dive into an
underwater photo journey,
authored by Carol Kaufmann.
There is real diversity in the short stories
that make up the Webley .45 collection.
We watch a young man, who was sexually
abused as a boy, dream of killing his assailant. We hear the confession of a black man
who has “passed” as white for much of his
life, and we watch a gay man struggle to be
honest with his partner, his father, and himself. On the lighter side, there are endings
that surprise us and the chronicle of a practical joker. Most importantly, these diverse
tales are brought to life by unique and credible characters. They will touch you and you
will root for them, despite their flaws and
foibles. You may even find that one or two
of them “will drift like phantom companions
along the edges of your mind” — to borrow
a phrase from the author — long after you
meet them in this captivating book.
Behind the bucolic plantation estates of
Northern Virginia lies a history of scandal.
The region has a rotating cast of greedy supervisors, vain senators, bullying occupiers
and party bosses. The Aryan Nations once
flooded the streets of Arlington. Infamous
floating brothels once sailed the Potomac.
Even George Washington’s death at his historic estate outside the capital is shrouded in
mystery. Join journalist and author Michael
Lee Pope as he serves a cookie full of arsenic
on a cold platter of revenge.
Ocean is like being on a dive. Open the book,
and the reader is swept into the magic of
an underwater world, face-to-face with a
floating Yellow-Banded Sweetlips; with a
glow-in-the-dark Deep-Sea Anglerfish; with
a Sea Horse swaying in balletic motion; with
a Sand Tiger Shark gliding along the ocean
floor, its gaze haunting, its hook-toothed
mouth gulping open and closed.
R.K. “Chip” Simpson lives in Alexandria with
his wife Patty. He is a graduate of Dartmouth
College and a veteran of the Marine Corps
and the war in Vietnam. He served as a diplomat in several of our embassies in Europe
and Africa for over twenty years. Upon retiring from the government, he worked as
a pediatric nurse for fifteen years. He has
three adult children.
Michael Lee Pope is an award-winning journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He
has reported for the Alexandria Gazette
Packet, WAMU 88.5 News, the New York
Daily News and the Tallahassee Democrat.
A native of Moultrie, Georgia, he grew up
in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated
from high school in Tampa, Florida. He has
a master’s degree in American studies from
Florida State University, and he lives in the
Yates Gardens neighborhood with his lovely
wife, Hope Nelson.
Descriptions and photos of book covers from Amazon.com
The text by Carol Kaufmann enchants with
its descriptions of coral reefs; a journey on
Alvin, the 17-ton submersible; and a meditation on our oceans. Then, for each creature, she writes a lively and informative essay, along with vital statistics—size, habitat,
range, diet, and more.
St. Paul’s parishioner Carol Kaufmann is a
cat lover, former staff writer for National
Geographic, and coauthor of the bestselling
Safari and Ocean. She lives in Alexandria.
An authoritative guide for
job seekers of all kinds by
Robb Mulberger.
Dissect Deuteronomy with Love to read? Let’s talk
the help of Parish Associate books: come join St. Paul’s
Stephen L. Cook, Ph.D.
book club!
St. Paul’s parishioner Robb Mulberger’s “Ultimate Job-Seeker’s Guide” has been touted
as the only guide you will ever need to get the
job you want. Mulberger’s guide takes you
through the process step-by-step, prepares
you to outshine your competition, teaches
you how to be on an equal footing with your
interviewers, prevents you from making the
mistakes that will hurt your chances, and
is written by a recruiter who knows how
it all works in the world of work. This book
is perfect for new college grads, return to
workforce moms and dads, anyone leaving
government for the private sector, anyone
applying for an internal position in their current employer - or anyone looking for a job!
A lost treasure for large segments of the
modern world, the book of Deuteronomy
powerfully repays contemporary readers’
attention. It represents Scripture pulsing
with immediacy, offering gripping discourses that yank readers out of the doldrums and
back to Mount Horeb and an encounter with
divine Word issuing forth from blazing fire.
God’s presence and Word in Deuteronomy
stir deep longing for God and move readers
to a place of intimacy with divine otherness,
holism, and will for person-centered community. The consistently theological interpretation reveals the centrality of Deuteronomy
for faith and powerfully counters critical
accusations about violence, intolerance, and
polytheism in the book.
Author Robb Mulberger has worked as a
recruiter, managed several national staffing firms, currently owns and operates NRI
Staffing Resources of Washington, D.C., (a
regional staffing services firm), and served as
a director and the president of the American
Staffing Association.
book group for some book talk. Join us
in these informal discussions, held on a
Wednesday each month in the Vestry Room
on the third floor of Wilmer Hall. Look for
announcements in the bulletin and weekly ePistle newsletter, and contact the Rev.
Samuel A. Mason, ObJN at [email protected]
com or (703) 549-3312 x23 for more details.
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Stephen L. Cook serves as a Parish Associate
at St. Paul’s, and the Catherine N. McBurney
Professor of Old Testament Language and
Literature at Virginia Theological Seminary.
He did his doctoral training in Old Testament
at Yale after having earning the M.Div. degree at Yale’s Divinity School. Stephen has
served in several capacities as an officer
of the Society of Biblical Literature and is
currently chair of the executive committee, the Catholic Biblical Association, Baltimore-Washington Region.
Avid readers are welcome to join St. Paul’s
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Foscato Follows Dream
to the Major Leagues
WRITTEN BY JIM MORRELL
Since the Washington Nationals came to town ten years ago,
St. Paul’s has enjoyed some interesting connections to the
team.
Then-Nationals’ manager Davey Johnson worshipped at St.
Paul’s on Easter Sunday 2013, just 24 hours before Opening
Day.
Long-time parishioner Katie Noe was carrying in her groceries near St. Paul’s one morning when a new neighbor offered
to help. She accepted, only to find out later that this “nice
young man” was none other than Nationals ace Jordan Zimmermann.
But St. Paul’s most enduring connection to the Nationals remains parishioner Greg Foscato, who has worked in connection with the team since their debut in 2005. Foscato, his wife
Tara, and daughter Ava have been members of St. Paul’s since
2008.
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Foscato currently serves as an Account Manager in the team’s
Premium Sales department. In that capacity, he works to sell
suites and premium club seats and also represents the Nationals at business, community and charity functions around
Washington, DC.
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Foscato’s desk now sits inside the park of one of the league’s
best baseball teams, but his journey to get there was a long
one filled with passion, patience and persistence.
Born in Santa Monica, California, Foscato’s family moved to
New Cannan, Connecticut when he was 7 years old. He quickly embraced the nearby New York Mets, and loved going to
games at Shea Stadium.
“I remember hanging out near the parking lot after games just
to gain a glimpse of the players. I loved the whole experience,
and thought it would be great to be a part of it,” he said.
As a college freshman, Foscato moved to Washington, DC
to attend George Washington University where he would
eventually graduate with a degree in philosophy. While he remained a baseball fan, he now found himself in a city without
a team.
“It was strange to live in a big city with no baseball presence. I
missed it,” he said.
After graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the US
Navy eventually serving as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer aboard the Frigate USS Stark (FFG-31) and later serving
as a Tomahawk Missile Strike Officer aboard the Destroyer
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80). Foscato was then assigned to the
Pentagon to assist with the Navy’s submission to the 2001
Quadrennial Defense Review, an assessment of what Naval
forces will be required over in the upcoming four years.
Foscato’s office in the Pentagon was in the same wing where
terrorists crashed an American Airlines jet during the attacks
of 9/11. Fortunately, Foscato had been called to a meeting in
Arlington early that morning. Nonetheless it was a tense time,
as his wife Tara and family were unable to reach him in the
hours after the attack.
The following year, he left the Navy and joined a defense
contracting firm but Foscato soon found himself reminiscing
about his childhood dream of working in professional sports.
So when Major League Baseball announced that the Montreal Expos were moving to Washington, DC in 2005, Foscato
knew he wanted to be a part of the team. Unfortunately, so
did thousands of other people. What soon separated Foscato,
however, was his persistence.
To make his dream happen, he decided to pursue a Master’s
degree in sports management and look for a chance – any
chance – to build a connection with the team.
As he watched TV one night, Foscato saw an ad for a job fair
being held for the Nationals. He decided to go. On a freezing
day in February, he found himself standing in line with hundreds of other people at the D.C. Armory.
“I began to wonder what I was doing there,” said Foscato. “It
was a six hour process to fill out forms and be interviewed.
My friends were making fun of me, asking me if I was going to
sell hot dogs.”
Weeks later, Foscato received a call from the stadium with
a job offer – to sell hot dogs. It was an entry-level job selling
food at various vending stands throughout the stadium. It was
far from what he wanted, but it was still an opportunity.
“It was a tough decision. This wasn’t what I had in mind at
all. But I was going to start my Master’s degree that fall, so
I figured it was a chance to maybe make some contacts with
the team,” said Foscato. “It was humbling though. It was long
hours, long lines and little pay.”
After a few weeks though, he was approached by a supervisor and offered a new position managing food services for
the stadium’s suites. In his new role, Foscato worked closely
with the Nationals’ sales team in making arrangements for the
team’s high profile guests.
“That was really my gateway. I was finally getting to know a lot
of the people who worked for the team,” he said.
Those connections would come in handy the very next season.
In 2006, Foscato applied for and secured a highly sought-after internship in the team’s sales and marketing office while
taking classes for his Master’s degree. In the offseason, he interned for the Redskins and soon took a job with that team’s
sales and marketing department.
In April 2007, the Nationals came calling.
“One of the best parts of the job is taking someone’s child onto
the field for batting practice or tracking down an autographed
ball from a favorite player. You see the smile, the tears and the
gratitude and it takes me back to how much I loved going to
baseball games as a kid,” he said.
Foscato enjoys the parts of the job away from the stadium too.
“I really enjoy getting to work with the city’s business community. You meet a lot of interesting people, and there’s this common thread of baseball that brings the town together,” he said.
These days, Foscato is busy prepping for the 2015 season, and
he likes the team’s chances.
“The team is getting more experienced. We have the Manager
of the Year. I think we’re in good shape to make another playoff run,” he said.
Regardless of how the Nationals perform on the field, Foscato’s perseverance in following his dream is already a championship example.
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“They were looking to fill a job in their customer service department working with season ticket holders. They remembered me from my internship and eventually offered me the
job,” he said.
Since then, Foscato has moved up steadily through the Nationals’ sales department from customer service to group
sales and now to premium sales. On game days, he is a constant presence in the stadium checking on guests and helping
customers get the most out of their experience.
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THE THIRD CENTURY
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Thank you to the more than 290 families and friends of St. Paul’s who have helped us raise over
$3.4 million and exceed our goal! With your support, we will lay a solid foundation for our church and community.
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Charlie and Dodo Ablard
Brian and Anna Abram
Carolyn Abshire
Jennifer and Tim Adams
Pen and Elizabeth Agnew
Dale Allen
Tom and Sherri Andersen
Paul and Ana Anderson
Anonymous
Lindsay and Max Angerholzer
Florence Anrud
Janet E. Ardrey
Leslie S. Ariail
Patricia and David Arnaudo
Anne and David Ayres
Joseph and Carolyn Backus
Virginia Ticer Baechler
Marilyn and Doug Baker
Harry and Jeannie Baldwin
Neil Balkcom
Attison and Karen Barnes
Alain and Mary Bashore
Tim and Mia Bass
Paul and Marguerite Bateman
Bruce Batten and Currie Smith
Erika Baum
Mr. and Mrs. Clark R. Bavin, Jr.
Sally and Dick Bawcombe
Rosemary Beales
Timothy and Julianne Belevetz
Jim Bennett
Nancy and John Benson
Ron and Ruthi Birch
Duncan Blair
Kathryn and Andrew Blair
Bill Blumberg
Mr. and Mrs. Richard K.V.Z. Bolton
Jim Bowen
Tyler Boyd
Al and Cynthia Boyer
Dennis and Cindy Brack
Burgess and Michael Bradshaw
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Brady, Sr.
Matt and Sarah Braughler
Carol Brewer
Suzanne Brock
Scott and Jennifer Broetzmann
David and Tammy Brown
Valerie and Julian Burke
Nancyanne Burton
Mason and Kristin Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Calvert III
John and Caren Camp
Bill and Amy Campbell
Steve and Kathy Cheney
Thomas D. Clay and Kathleen J.
O’Day
Dale and Carole Cloyd
Brad and Julie Coburn
Sharon Coburn
John and Jane Cole
Emily Cole
Chris and Courtney Cox
Hamilton and Marianne Crockford
Tommy and Anne Ashley Croker
David and Susan Crowley
Amy Lois Curtis
Odie O. Curtis
Mary Dannahey
Joe and Melanie Davis
Tal and Barbara Day
Joan and Jeff DeBoer
Robert L. Deitz
Octavio and Elizabeth Delasobera
Thomas A. DePasquale
Hugh DeSantis
Scott Donaldson
Joan Dreyer
John and Kathleen Dunn
Stephen and Emily Dunton
Monte Durham
Jenifer Ehrlich
Tim and Page Elliott
Tamara Ellis
Kevin Enochs and Carol Kaufmann
Garrett and Allison Erdle
Tucker and Lisa Eskew
Kevin and Sharon Fay
Jeff and Joan Ferrill
Carter and Mike Flemming
Henry and Lee Fonvielle
Lee and Janet Forsgren
Steven and Laura Francis
Cindy and Mark Freese
Chris and Talley Fulghum
Carolyn Fuller
Michael and Kristin Gallagher
Jack and Diane Galvin
Mr. and Mrs. Jaye S. Gamble
Rick and Heather Garcia
Scott and Cele Garrett
Leigh Ann and John Gaskins
Edward and Joan Gaulrapp
William and Francine Gemmill
Phillip and Teri Gennarelli
Betsy Gerdeman
Jane Gleeson
Michael and Michelle Gleeson
Neil Glenicki
Raymond Glover
Will and Leslie Golden
Susan Golightly
Joey and Regina Gray
Roger Grayson
Bill and Helen Grayson
Thomas and Sheila Gresinger
Libby and John Guinn
Michael and Ashley Gula
Charlie and Ann Morton Habliston
Caroline Habliston
Vance and Julia Hall
Maria and Tim Halloran
Ginny Hammill
Charles “Rodger” and Karen
Hammons
Randolph and Anne Harrell
Chas W. Harris
Jane Harter
Fred and Lee Hathaway
The Hedman Family
Jennifer Heffernan
Jay and Deasy Heimbach
Grant Hellmers
Mary Lee Herbster
Thomas A. Hickok
Anke Hobbs
Mandy Hodges and Ryan Tritch
John and Christy Hollywood
Marian Holmes
Denise Holyoak
Charles R. Hooff III
Churchill and Jennifer Hooff
Don and Martha Horne
Mr. and Mrs. Morris C. Hoven, Jr.
Ann and David Hudgins
John Hurst
Frank and Susan Hyre
William and Janney Jay
Dr. Sam and Shanti Jeyanayagam
Bert and Mary Lee Johnson
Geoff and Alexandra Johnson
Andrew and Laura Johnson
Jim and Caroline Kahl
Ross and Liz Kane
Ann Kavaljian
Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Keefe
Sheila Kennett
John and Dianne Keppler
Elena Keydel
Charlie and Lee King
Jerry Kirks
Randall and Meldie Kish
Drew and Susan Kittey
Jacquelyn and Ben Kittredge
Paul and Ashley Klick
John and Verleah Kosloske
Joe and Bridget Koury
Stan and Gail Krejci
John and Malicia Kromer
Joe and Soyoung Kubler
Chuck and Joan Langdon
Donna R. Lefeve
Michael and Rozanna Levine
Doug and Sara Ann Lindsey
Bill and Betty Livingston
Tim and Jackie Locke
Bob and Eleanor Long
Andrew Lund
Kyle and Stephanie Lynch
Nicole and Michael Majestic
Joe Manson
Anthony and Corinne Marasco
Ellen Marcus and Kathleen Hartnett
Bill Marino and Elizabeth Reynolds
Ian and Lesley Markham
David and Martha Martin
BJ Martino
Sam and Joyce Mason
Greg and Anna May
Steve and Liza May
Peter and Sarah McElwain
Susan McGrath
Betsy Meholick
Chris Melling
Annie Pierpoint Mertz
Elisabeth Millard
Christopher Miller
Pam and Bo Miller
Craig Miller, Jr. and Lisa Brock
Greg Millikin and Andrew Rutledge
Katherine and David Molnar
Will and Anne Monahan
Robert L. Montague III
Temple and Marty Moore
Jim and Nicole Morrell
Robb and Ginny Mulberger
Marsha and Bernard Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Murphy
Patrick Murray
Charlene and Eric Nieman
Mr. and Mrs. James Norman
Bob and Lynn O’Connell
Wendy and Brendan Owens
Kelsey Parrish
Dorothy Pearson
William L. Pelesh
Jack and Nancy Perkins
Jane Perkinson
Patrick and Ellen Pinschmidt
Saint and Maria Pollard
Michael Pope and Hope Nelson
Pierce and Devon Prior
Don and Judith Proctor
Brandon Ray and Kara Hardie
Paul and Amy Reed
Alice Reid and Bill Richardson
CJ Reid
Jeffrey and Beth Resetco
Amy Reynolds
Nancy Richards
Steve Richardson
Leslie and Kevin Ristau
Lyle and Christine Roberts
Lauren Roberts
Tricia Rodgers
Cindy Roscoe
Mary Ann Rudy
The Rutter Family
Fred and Cathy Sachs
Penelope Saffer
Jon and Carter Schildknecht
Catherine and Wesley Schmidt
Heidi Schneble
Paul Schurke and Melanie Carson
Rocky and Kathy Semmes
Graham and Sue Setliff
Michelle Shader
Tim and Kate Sharman
Rob Shaw and Martha Marks
John and Elizabeth Siegel
Geoff and Melissa Sigler
Cal and Sally Simmons
Laura Simmons
Chip and Patty Simpson
Bill and Nancy Smith
Steven and Nancy Smith
Gordon and Kimberly Speed
Mr. and Mrs. Jason T. Spence
Alex and Ruth Squadrini
Joe Stanko and Dede Spitznagel
Ted Stark and Christine Corcoran Stark
Brooke and Marybeth Stoddard
Allen and Jean Stuhl
Jeremy and Dawn Stump
Roger and Susan Sullivan
Scott and Teresa Taylor
Allison and Emerson Teer
George and Carol Terwilliger
Eric and Robin Turner
Cathy and Ruffin Tyler
John and Sarah Versaggi
Joanne N. Vinyard
Virginia Theological Seminary
Derek and Sissy Walker
Janey Wallace
Jim Wallace
Matthew and Lisa Walsh
Oran and Barbara Warder
Shannon L. Watson
Bill and Ann Webb
Florian Weilke and Riwo Oboh-Weilke
Linda B. Westfall
Rebecca and Jim Wetherly
Tommy and Karen White
Bob and Stuart Wineland
Katharine and Frank Wood
Greg and Nancy Woodford
David and Katie Woodruff
Pamela Wright
Jackie Wysong
Below: Before and after photos of the renovated Rectory kitchen, one of the many goals we are able to accomplish thanks to generous donors.
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EXPLORERS PROGRAM
BOUNCES INTO SPRING
Don’t you wish you were two years old again? St. Paul’s
Explorers Preschool Program opened its classrooms to
42 energetic preschoolers this fall and winter. The program is a creative, play-based preschool designed especially for toddlers 18 months to almost three years old
who are ready to head to school for the first time and
explore their growing world.
The Explorers preschool program is also unique because
it has open enrollment year-round, custom schedules
from two days a week up to five days, and admits students at 18 months old. The small student-teacher ratio
allows the program to accommodate students with special needs and those just needing TLC as they explore
away from their parents and caregivers for the first time.
Rees Kirkorian, the Explorers Director, says, “Our Explorers are having so much fun they don’t realize how
much they are learning and growing.” Mr. Rees (as his
students call him) leads a very talented team of eight
early childhood educators who specialize in meeting
the unique needs of this age group. “During the year the
Explorers staff work closely with our families to make
sure our students are meeting their developmental,
emotional, and social needs in a loving, safe, and fun environment.”
Spoiler Alert: Reserve your spot for Explorers Summer
Camp Program 2015: June 15- August 14. Kids 18
months­– 5 years old are invited to explore one of the
coolest summer programs in Old Town. Morning and extended day options are available all summer long!
If you would like more information about the St. Paul’s
Explorers Programs or to enroll for Summer or Fall
2015, please email Mr. Rees: [email protected]
gmail.com.
Happy Exploring!
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Explorer preschoolers are introduced to a three-hour
daily schedule filled with new friends, books, puzzles,
sand, dough, music, dance, numbers, colors, shapes, outdoor play, art, dress-up, bounce house, healthy snacks,
and much, much more! Each week they explore a new
theme in three classrooms: the Penguins, Hedgehogs,
and Pandas. Themes for the fall/winter included: Explore your Home, Friends, Pets, Bathroom, Mouth,
Healthy Foods, Family, Weather and Things you Love!
Introducing Explorers FALL 2015 PM Program (2:005:00 p.m.). Now Explorers have the option of a morning program (9 a.m.-noon) or the new limited afternoon
program. Enrollment for fall is filling up, so reserve your
space ASAP!
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TAKE A LIFE-CHANGING JOURNEY:
MORE PILGRIMAGE OPPORTUNITIES
WRITTEN BY LESLEY MARKHAM
You may know that Oran is taking a group from St.
Paul’s on pilgrimage to Jerusalem this summer. We
are pleased to announce that there will be two more
pilgrimage opportunities in 2016. In April, we will depart for Turkey to take a journey through the eyes of
Saint Paul and those who were faithful to the spread
of Christianity in the centuries after Jesus’ death.
Join Oran, fellow parishioners and our expert tour
guide, Aydin Aygün of Eon Tours (www.eontours.
com), on an amazing tour of the beautiful land of Turkey. We will travel to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya,
Yalvac, Laodicaea, and Pamukkale. We will also visit
Aphrodisias, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Didyma and Troy.
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At the end of June, we will travel back to Jerusalem
and the Holy Land and be hosted once again by St.
George’s College for a historical, educational and
spiritual course on the life and ministry of Jesus. The
College is one of the institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. It is nestled in the Cathedral close
in East Jerusalem.
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We will travel through the story of Jesus from his
birth in Bethlehem, to his childhood in Nazareth, to
his teachings in Galilee, and to his death at Calgary.
We will have time to reflect and pray about our own
lives and how they intersect with, and are shaped by,
the Christian story. We will also engage with the other two Abrahamic faiths – Judaism and Islam.
The cost of the Turkey tour will depend upon the
number of people in the group, but you should budget
for $4,200 (an additional $990 for a single room). The
cost includes all breakfasts, some lunches and all but
two dinners. It also includes transportation during
the course and site entry fees. It excludes international flights to and from Istanbul, beverages during
meals, visas ($20), and travel insurance.
The pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place between June 28 and July 5, 2016 at a cost of $1,870
(add $300 for a single room). The cost includes accommodation, all meals, transportation, and entry
fees to sites. International flights are excluded from
this price.
For more information or to reserve a place on a 2016
pilgrimage to Turkey or the Holy Land, please contact
Lesley Markham at [email protected]
Daily Prayer for All
Seasons – and All of Us!
WRITTEN BY THE REV. ANNIE PIERPOINT MERTZ
For me, daily prayer is a challenge – after all, I am so
busy. I have noticed that I’m more likely to describe
my life to others as “hectic” or “absolutely crazy” than
“peaceful” or “prayerful.” The quickening pace of this
American culture often sets the rhythm of my own daily life – far more than I would like.
I am not alone in that sentiment; in response to a call
from General Convention, a diverse team of Episcopalians from across the US met to create a new daily
prayer resource for busy people. The resulting book,
“Daily Prayer for all Seasons,” was approved by general convention in 2012 and recently published. It joins a
host of other resources meant to complement the Daily
Offices and Daily Devotions in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.
Daily Prayer for All Seasons is rooted in the Benedictine monastic tradition, which carefully marks the passage of time in a daily schedule of worship, work, and
study. At first, the idea of applying that kind of ancient
discipline to the chaos of modern life seems odd. Indeed, when I looked at the table of contents for the first
time and realized that there were 8 different “hours,” or
devotions for each day, I nearly fainted! Praying once a
day is challenging enough, but praying eight times a day
felt impossible.
Miraculously, and for the first time, I was able to take
this principle to heart: I found myself reaching for the
green book on my desk because I wanted to pray, and
not because I felt I “had to.”
To my great surprise, I developed a routine. Each of the 8
“hours” in a day has its own theme; some of the time, I’ll
pray an office at the suggested time, but more often I pick
an office for its theme. For example, if I feel as though I
need more “Forgiveness” one morning, I pray that office
instead of the “Discernment” office traditionally done at
the day’s start. This routine of quickly scanning my spirit
and emotions to guide my choice emerged quietly and
organically – it was not an assigned “task.”
If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my spiritual journey,
it’s that God loves – loves – to surprise us. I can almost
hear God’s gleeful laughter each time I pick up the book
to pray. Who knew that I, a busy perfectionist with no
time, would ever develop an imperfect, yet regular
prayer routine? Well, yes, God knew. And I’m sure God
knows exactly what my prayer life will morph into next.
In the meantime, I join in the laughter and give thanks
for the daily gift of the hours that make up my day.
But as I began to use the book and pray some of the
hours, it became clear that my particular obstacle to
daily prayer is my perfectionism, and not the “task” of
daily prayer itself. The genius of this resource (and the
Benedictine schedule, I suspect) is that it is meant to
be a supportive foundation for one’s relationship with
God – not a daily spiritual performance measured in
terms of “passing” or “failing.”
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WRITTEN BY JOSHUA STEWART / REPRINTED FROM THE MARINE CORPS TIMES
navy christens ship
for decorated marine
A mobile landing platform is christened in honor of Marine legend Chesty Puller
by his daughter, St. Paul’s parishioner Martha Puller Downs.
One of the most decorated Marines in
the history of the Corps has received
another honor. On Saturday, February
7, the Navy christened the mobile landing platform afloat forward staging base
Lewis B. Puller.
Lt. Gen. Puller, well known as “Chesty”,
had one of the most distinguished careers in the Corps. He served both as an
enlisted Marine and officer and spent all
but 10 years of his 37 years in the service overseas, according to his official
biography.
Puller had 14 personal decorations in
combat, plus many campaign medals
and unit commendations. He’s the only
Marine to earn the Navy Cross five
times.
“This ceremony not only honors a true
Marine hero and legend, but also the
men and women who have worked so
diligently to bring this first-of-its-kind
ship from concept to reality,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a statement.
The ship is the Navy’s third mobile landing platform, but the first afloat forward
staging base variant. Compared to its
predecessors, the Puller has a flight
deck, berthing for 250 personnel, fuel
and equipment storage, and maintenance spaces. It’s designed for helicopter operations, but Marine Corps planning documents show that officials are
determining whether the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft can operate from
the ship as well.
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The Navy Department plans to build
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one more afloat forward staging base.
The amphibious transport dock ship
Ponce was used as an interim AFSB before the Puller.
Its crew includes both uniformed sailors
as well as civilian mariners that work
under the Navy’s Military Sealift Command.
Martha Puller Downs, Puller’s daughter,
is the ship’s sponsor, according to the
release. The vessel was built by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company,
a subsidiary of General Dynamics. The
christening ceremony was held at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard.
The Puller was christened as the Corps
plans to make greater use of its mobile
landing platforms and maritime prepositioning force ships. The vessels are
floating warehouses loaded with gear
and fuel can be offloaded to support Marines ashore. The Puller and other AFSB
variants are expected to support counter-piracy operations, maritime security
operations, humanitarian and disaster
relief missions, and crisis response missions, Navy officials have said.
Facing a gap between the number of amphibious ships in the fleet and demands
for Marines deployed on amphibious
ships, the Corps is looking to other vessels, including MLPs like the Puller, as
alternative ways to launch missions from
the sea.
“Born from a long-standing request
from U.S. Central Command, the AFSB
is an effective option to deploy forces
for low-intensity operations without
reducing the availability of amphibious
warships required for other missions,”
Marine Corps planning documents say.
The MLP AFSB is
designed to provide
dedicated support for
the Air Mine Counter Measures (AMCM)
mission as well as support for special warfare
missions.
The ship is capable of
supporting additional missions including:
counter-piracy operations, maritime security
operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief
missions and Marine
Corps crisis response.
--THIS EVENT IS OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC.
Seating is limited.
General Dynamics NASSCO cordially invites you to
the christening ceremony for the
USNS Lewis B. Puller
(MLP 3 AFSB)
GUEST SPEAKER
General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Gate opens at 9:00am
Ceremony begins at 10:00am
General Dynamics NASSCO
2798 East Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92113
Opposite page: Mrs. Martha Puller Downs prepares to christen USNS Lewis B. Puller in honor of her father. From top: the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB); Oran tours the
USNS Lewis B. Puller [left]; the start of construction ceremony for MLP 3 was held at the NASSCO shipyard on February 28, 2013 [right]; Ship’s Sponsor Martha Puller Downs,
Ship’s Matron of Honor Janice Brinkley and their husbands tour the USNS Lewis B. Puller with NASSCO Manager of Public and Government Relations Dennis DuBard and
NASSCO Area Manager Aaron Rockwell.
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Enter through Gate 6
(Intersection of Harbor Drive and 28th Street)
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SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUP NEWS
WRITTEN BY MANDY HODGES
Our Sunday school classes have gotten off to a great start in this New Year, focusing their workshop
learning on the story of Jesus & John the Baptist. Pictured above, you can see our 4th & 5th grade
students creating a knot blanket during class to donate to a local homeless shelter.
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Below: Middle School students prepare for Lent during small group time on Sunday night with the
help of their youth leader, Heidi Schneble.
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Since our last Epistle Magazine update, the youth
group has taken on a variety of activities! Check out
some pictures from…
- Some of our high school students attending Evensong
at St. John’s Church in DC (right)
- Volunteering with ALIVE! to deliver food in
December (above)
- Compline and prayer stations during a youth group
meeting (below)
Youth ministry at St. Paul’s aims to offer a variety
of ways for students to plug into both church and
the greater community. Our New Year of Sunday
night programs has already included glow-in-thedark dodgeball, a walk to Starbucks for small groups
(discussion time), and visits from Ross and Annie to
lead talks on faith. If you have never given “YG” a try,
come see us on Sunday nights from 5:00 - 6:45PM!
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THESE THREE DAYS
WRITTEN BY GREG MILLIKIN
“He was lifted high upon the cross, that he might draw the whole world to himself”
– The Preface of Holy Week, The Book of Common Prayer, p.379
As we move through the 40 days of Lent together, our hearts
and minds are inevitably also looking ahead towards the triumph of Easter. But between the penitential Lenten Season and
that joyous Sunday morning lays the culmination of Holy Week
– the “Three Days” of the Triduum: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Great Vigil of Easter.
In these three days, marked by our distinctive Anglican liturgy, a richly drawn and beautifully enacted worship experience
emerges. Wrapped up in any close study of these three key days
of Holy Week is a realization how greatly our regular sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist stem from the Triduum as laid
out in our Book of Common Prayer.
There is so much to digest about the Triduum that we felt it
would be a great idea to offer you a chance to learn more as
you prepare for Holy Week. In autumn, our seven-week survey course for St. Paul’s entitled Faith Seeking Understanding
promised to “spin off” into short courses in the Spring dealing
with specific topics. “These Three Days” is the second such
course. And so, for three Tuesday nights, in Norton Hall from
6:30-8:00pm, all who are interested are welcome to join me on
this journey through the theology, history and liturgies of these
three days. We will break bread together over dinner, followed
by a presentation and discussion:
• Then, on Tuesday, March 24, we look ahead to the Good Friday liturgy, the powerful and sobering remembrance of the Passion and the Crucifixion.
• Finally, on Tuesday, March 31, we conclude, as we have entered Holy Week itself, with a glimpse towards the Resurrection ahead of us as we study the liturgy and significance of the
Great Vigil of Easter. It is this singular, dynamic liturgy that encompasses all of the theology built into the 1979 Prayer Book
– a worship experience that begins in utter darkness and culminates with the brilliance of the risen Christ.
It is our hope that “These Three Days” offers you an advanced
opportunity to engage this season prior to Easter spiritually –
and to build anticipation for the wonderful worship opportunities offered at St. Paul’s during Holy Week. There is no advanced
“homework” but I hope to leave you with some sampling of resources for prayer and study throughout the three classes.
Do consider attending the course – no matter if you have participated in Faith Seeking Understanding previously or not! – and
do consider worshiping with us during each dramatic day of the
Triduum. As always, if you would like to attend these classes, or
would like more information, please come find me after worship
on Saturdays or Sundays, and please RSVP to [email protected]
• On Tuesday, March 17, we look at Maundy Thursday, the
commemoration of the installation of the Eucharist at the Last
Supper on the night Jesus was arrested. It is a dramatic worship
event in our tradition.
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Understanding
st. paul’s music news
St. Paul’s music ministries continue to grow in the Lent and Easter season
WRITTEN BY GRANT HELLMERS
COME SING AND RING! I invite you
to join one or more of the choirs at
St. Paul’s during this season as we
make the Lenten journey and prepare ourselves for Easter. On Easter Day, the Angel Choir and St. Cecilia Choir will sing at the 9:00 a.m.
service (joined by brass quintet),
and the Adult Choir and Hand Bell
Choir (along with the brass quintet)
will sing and ring at the 11:00 a.m.
service.
Each level completed by a singer
leads to the award of an RSCM medal with ribbon color recognizing the
level they’ve completed. This choir
is a most enjoyable group of singers
to work with; they work hard and
have fun at the same time. The choir
would greatly benefit from further
growth, so please let me know if
your child or other children you
know would be interested in joining
St. Cecilia Choir.
Choir, directed by Grant Hellmers,
will sing. The offering taken at this
service will go to the Lazarus Ministry at St. Paul’s which provides hope
and help to those in need. A reception follows each of the four annual
evensong services. Evensong reception helpers are always needed,
so please contact Grant Hellmers
([email protected]) if
you can help with organizing any of
these.
The Angel Choir (age 4 through 2nd
grade) rehearses on Wednesdays,
4:45-5:15 p.m. in the choir room,
and sings on the first Sunday of
each month at the 9:00 a.m. service,
as well as on Easter Day (9:00 a.m.)
and Christmas Eve (4:00 p.m.) This
choir has grown into a large one
with strong and enthusiastic young
singers. New singers are always
most welcome to join and make a
merry sound.
The Hand Bell Choir (adults and late
teens rehearsing on Wednesdays,
7:45-9:00 p.m. in the church) is
seeking additional ringers. No previous experience in hand bell choir
ringing is necessary; we’ll teach you
on the job. Our ringers are a really
enjoyable group of people and rehearsals are great fun. The Hand
Bell Choir plays four or five times
each year including on Easter Day
at the 11:00 a.m. service.
Instrumentalists are always welcome to join the band (Damascus
Road Dogs) which plays at the 9:00
a.m. Sunday services. Jim Bennett,
who directs the band and arranges
the music for them to play, can be
contacted at [email protected] for details about rehearsal
times and any other questions you
may have.
The St. Cecilia Choir (3rd grade and
up) rehearses on Wednesdays,
6:00-6:45 p.m. in the choir room,
and sings on the first and third Sundays of each month at the 9:00 a.m.
service, as well as on Easter Day
(9:00 a.m.) and Christmas Eve (6:00
p.m.). On March 1 this choir sang
at the 11:00 a.m. service instead of
the 9:00 a.m. service so that they
could experience singing the treble
line along with the Adult Choir lower voices. St. Cecilia Choir is using
the Royal School of Church Music in
America program of music learning.
The Adult Choir continues to grow in
musical accomplishment. New singers (including for the Lenten season
through to Easter Day) are always
welcome. At present we are especially in need of additional altos for
the choir. Are there altos out there
who could join us to make music?
Choir rehearsals are on Thursdays,
7:30-9:30 p.m. in the choir room. A
social time follows each rehearsal.
Instrumentalists are also invited
to play at the 11:00 a.m. services
at any time for the prelude or at
the beginning of the communion.
Please contact Grant Hellmers at
[email protected]
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I hope you will join us to make music during our Lenten journey and
on Easter Day. To join any of these
choirs and/or offer your instrumental gifts to the worship of God at St.
Paul’s, or for further information,
please contact Grant Hellmers at
Choral Evensong for Ascension Day [email protected]
will take place on Thursday, May
14, 7:30 p.m. for which St. Paul’s
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Ask Mother Manners
Mother Manners tackles the solemn but sacred subject of Episcopal funerals.
Dear Mother Manners,
Please don’t consider me morbid but I am really confused
about funerals.
I’ve watched funeral scenes
on television and in films, and
attended funerals at funeral
homes and several in churches
of different denominations. In
addition, I watched a very long
funeral service at the National
Cathedral which had a seemingly endless line of speakers
(some of whom quoted the deceased using questionable language).
Some services seem maudlin
and others have a feeling of celebration. Some had lots of music and prayers while others had
really tedious speakers giving
eulogies that ranged from humorous and touching to repetitive platitudes.
Are there rules for funerals?
Is it necessary to have people,
other than the clergy, talking
about the deceased?
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Mother Manners is pleased to
report the Episcopal Church
not only has rules for funerals
but also two beautiful liturgies
(Book of Common Prayer, pp. 468505). The first has the traditional
“thee and thou” language and
the second uses contemporary
English.
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“Concerning the Service,” a preface to the liturgies found on
page 468, and a note on page
507 are most enlightening and
Mother Manners commends
them to you. From these you
learn that Christians are properly buried from the church since
the burial rites are worship services. The church is a familiar
and sacred place of many memories for the person who has died
and for family and friends.
The burial service is an Easter
liturgy, celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection, in which all will someday share. Vestments are white,
music is encouraged and the
suggested readings point to the
Resurrection, our life in Christ
and the eternal love of God. The
Old Testament reading and the
Epistle should be read by lay
persons, often a child, sibling or
close friend.
Of course the Gospel is read by
the priest or deacon and the sermon preached is supposed to focus on the Resurrection. Which
leads us to the touchy subject of
eulogies.
Eulogies should be brief, well
prepared and limited to no more
than two speakers, taking five
minutes each. It is unfortunate
(I watched the Cathedral service
you did and share your pain) that
some eulogists speak about the
deceased more like the subject
of a celebrity roast rather than
the guest of honor at a funeral.
While warm personal stories
may remind us of the characteristics we treasured in the
deceased, some tales are better
left told among friends at the
post-service reception. We are
joyful, even as we mourn, but we
are not hilarious or ribald.
Easter hymns are preferable for
a funeral and it is a real gift to the
survivors if the deceased left a
list of his/her favorite hymns and
Scripture readings. The result is
a service which truly reflects the
person being honored.
Please note: Episcopalians never
have an open coffin at a funeral service. The coffin is closed
and covered with a white pall,
symbolizing that all are alike
in death, children of God. The
creepy factor of an open coffin
funeral is definitely a ten on the
one to ten scale, but then that’s
just my opinion. With cremation
gaining favor in recent years, the
urn of ashes is usually covered
by a small pall and placed near
the altar. At a memorial service
a coffin or urn is not present,
since private interment usually
precedes a memorial.
Again, Mother Manners does
urge you to read the Order for
the Burial of the Dead (p. 468)
and the note cited above (think
of it as Holy Homework) and
perhaps write down prayers,
hymns and scripture especially
important to you. Leave the list
as a last and most wonderful gift
to your loved ones. You never
know.
Thank you for writing. I am, as always, here to enlighten you.
Mother Manners
Got an Episcopal etiquette question for Mother Manners? Email
[email protected] and
we’ll pass it on!
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A nnual R eport
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Annual Meeting
Sunday, March 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. in the Nave
Agenda
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Call to Order
Opening Prayer
Approval of Minutes
Announce Results of the Advisory Ballot for Vestry Election
Elections
Report of the Rector
Presentation of the 2015 Budget
Announcement of Election Results (other ballots if necessary)
Report of the St. Paul’s Foundation
The Necrology
Adjourn (no later than 10:50 a.m.)
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Annual Report
Minutes of 2014 Annual Parish Meeting
Nominating Committee Report
St. Paul’s Representatives
2015 Parish Operating Budget
Special Fund Account Balances
2015 Stewardship Results “At-a-Glance”
St. Paul’s Foundation Report
St. Paul’s Foundation Financial Statements
The Necrology
St. Paul’s 2014 Financial Supporters
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2015 A n n u a l R e p o r t
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The Rt. Rev. Shannon Sherwood Johnson
Diocesan Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Susan Ellyn Goff
Bishop Suffragan
The Rt. Rev. Edwin Funsten “Ted” Gulick, Jr.
Assistant Bishop
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Clergy
Staff
The Rev. Oran E. Warder
Rector
Kelsey Parrish
Communications Director
The Rev. Judith Harris Proctor
Vicar
Anke Hobbs
Office Manager
The Rev. Ross Kane
Associate Rector
The Rev. Samuel A. Mason, ObJN
Associate for Pastoral Care
The Rev. Annie Pierpoint Mertz
Ministry Resident
Greg Millikin
Ministry Resident
Chris Miller
Seminarian
Stephen Smith
Seminarian
P ar i s h A ss o c i a t e s
Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D.
The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales
The Rev. Sean H. Cavanaugh
The Rev. Thomas D. Clay
Stephen L. Cook, Ph.D.
Amelia J. Dyer, Ph.D.
Dr. Raymond F. Glover
The Rev. Frederick L. Houghton
The Rev. Matthew W. Kozlowski
The Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham
The Rev. Anne D. Monahan
Mandy Hodges
Minister to Youth, Children & Families
Grant Hellmers
Organist-Choirmaster
Jim Bennett
Minister of Music
Maria Halloran
Stewardship Director
Elena Keydel
Membership Registrar
Rees Kirkorian
Director of St. Paul’s Explorers
Dorothy Pearson
Coordinator of Lazarus Ministries
Donna Lefeve
Special Projects Coordinator
Francisco Zelaya
Maintenance Engineer
weeSIT
Child Care Service
Scott Mann & Associates
Accounting
Focus Data Solutions
IT Support
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Annual Report
of the
Rector
and
S e n i o r W ard e n
Dear People of St. Paul’s:
For over 200 years people have sat in the pews at St. Paul’s seeking knowledge and understanding, strengthening their faith,
and serving their community. Our connection with our forebearers is strong and it compels us to consider generations that will
follow. In 2014, we did just that: 2014 was a year spent looking forward to our future, to the third century of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church. After much thoughtful consideration, the Vestry decided to undertake a capital campaign and work began on the Third
Century Campaign in the spring. Officially launched in October, the campaign was fast and highly successful, raising over $3.4
million dollars. What an amazing response! We are so grateful to everyone who volunteered to help with the campaign and to
everyone who made a financial pledge to support the Third Century Campaign. The people of St. Paul’s once again showed their
commitment to this place and to its mission—to shine as a light in the world to the glory of God.
Funds raised from the Third Century Campaign will be used in three major areas. First, and foremost, we will undertake several
maintenance projects. Work on the Rectory, the only building not renovated in 2009, is underway and the sound system in the
nave will be addressed in the coming months. Also planned are renovations to the façade and waterproofing in Norton. The
next phase will address the debt from our previous building project, freeing up much-needed funds in our annual budget. And
finally, the third phase will add to the endowment managed by the St. Paul’s Foundation. This endowment, currently valued at
$3.7 million, will, we hope, one day be able to support all of the maintenance needs of St. Paul’s.
2014 was also a year of growth for the congregation and programs at St. Paul’s. Each week, our welcome coffee committee
warmly welcomes newcomers to our services and our church. With ever-expanding programs for youth, children, and adults, St.
Paul’s offers a wide array of ministries that serve our community. Introduced in the spring, Faith Seeking Understanding offered
a chance for both long-time parishioners and those new to St. Paul’s to more deeply investigate their faith. Our music program
continued to expand, offering a dynamic and beautiful compliment to worship at St. Paul’s. Outreach ministries also flourished,
allowing parishioners at St. Paul’s to serve those most in need in our community.
As we begin a new year together, let us give thanks. Through your continuous support, St. Paul’s is a place where lives are being
changed—lives inside the church, outside our door, and around the world. Your gifts to St. Paul’s, offered through annual giving,
capital gifts, and legacy gifts, help us to serve faithfully now, and to secure this legacy of faith for future generations. St. Paul’s
has stood the test of time, and in a few short years as these projects are completed, we will be a congregation and church in an
even better position to grow together and serve our community. St. Paul’s will continue to shine brightly for the glory of God
well into the next century.
Faithfully,
Mr. B.J. Martino
Senior Warden
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of the
Call to Order
At 10:00 a.m., the Rev. Oran Warder called to order the annual parish meeting recognizing that this is the 205th year as our parish
in the Diocese of Virginia.
Opening Prayer
The Rev. Warder opened the parish meeting leading the congregation in prayer. Following opening prayer, the Rev. Warder
appointed Duncan Blair as the parliamentarian and Karen Grane as recorder for the parish meeting.
Approval of the Minutes
The Rev. Warder presented the minutes of the annual parish meeting held on February 24, 2013 as presented to the parish in the
Annual Report. Mr. Tucker Eskew moved for the approval of the minutes of the annual parish meeting held on February 24,
2013, Mr. Stan Krejci seconded and the minutes were approved.
Recognition
The Rev. Warder recognized Vestry members for their service to the parish as follows:
Retiring Vestry Members
Members of the Vestry whose terms expire this year are Scott Broetzmann, Larry Campbell, Karen Grane, Stan Krejci, Anthony
Marasco and Jim Norman. The retiring Vestry members serve as tellers to the parish meeting. The Rev. Warder appointed
and offered special thanks to former Vestry members Morrie Hoven, Harry Baldwin, C.J. Reid, Christopher Campagna, Laura
Francis, Jim Kahl, and Steve May to assist the retiring Vestry members as tellers.
Executive Committee Members
The Executive Committee is comprised of Scott Broetzmann, Senior Warden; Larry Campbell, Junior Warden; Anne Hedman,
Treasurer; and Karen Grane, Registrar. The Rev. Warder; the Rev. Judith Proctor, our Vicar; and the Executive Committee meet
every week.
Remaining Vestry
The Rev. Warder thanked those Vestry members who are continuing their service to the parish and our Class of 2015—Lezlie
Booth, John Cole, Temple Moore, Michael Pope, Pierce Prior, and Tuckie Westfall—and Class of 2016—Brad Coburn, Anne
Hedman, Jim Morrell, Saint Pollard, Heidi Schneble, and Rebecca Wetherly.
Report of the Nominating Committee
Vestry Election
and
Announcement
of the
Results
of the
Advisory Ballot
for
Mr. Scott Broetzmann, on behalf of the Vestry Nominating Committee, reviewed the election procedures. He introduced and
thanked all the candidates who offered themselves in service to St. Paul’s and the Vestry. Mr. Adams explained that advisory
ballots were mailed to all communicants in the parish. Mr. Adams reported Bill Marino, B.J. Martino, and Cathy Tyler received
the majority of votes. Mrs. Donna Lefeve moved, Mr. Stan Krejci seconded, and the parish approved to accept the results of the
advisory ballots. Mr. Larry Campbell moved that the nominations for the Vestry election be closed, Mr. Tim Adams seconded,
and the parish approved.
Mr. Broetzmann then asked the parish to strike the names of Bill Marino, B.J. Martino, and Cathy Tyler from the ballot and for
the parish to vote for three (3) of the remaining five (5) candidates namely Anne Ayres, Churchill Hooff, Kyle Lynch, Elisabeth
Millard, and Paul Schurke.
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Thanks to Parish Staff and Parish Associates
The Rev. Warder recognized the parish staff for their commitment and dedication over the past year: Grant Hellmers, Jim
Bennett, Ellen King, Annie Pierpoint (Ministry Resident), Hester Mathes (Seminarian), Chris Miller (Seminarian), Kelsey Parrish,
Anke Hobbs, Maria Halloran, Elena Keydel, Donna Lefeve, Louise Forstall, Godfrey Majwega (PMM Company), Dorothy
Pearson, Molly Khatcheressian, weeSIT, Scott Mann and Associates, and Focus Data Solutions. Additionally, the Rev. Warder
thanked the office volunteers.
The Rev. Warder also thanked all the Parish Associates: Diana Butler Bass Ph.D., the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales, the Rev. Sean
Cavanaugh, the Rev. Thomas Clay, Stephen Cook Ph.D., Dr. Raymond Glover, the Rev. Frederick Houghton, the Rev. Frederic
Huntington, the Rev. Matthew Kozlowski, the Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham, and the Rev. Anne Monahan.
Thanks to Parish Volunteers
The Rev. Warder thanked members of the parish for their service to the parish as follows:
Diocesan Council Delegates: Karen Grane, Larry Campbell, Kathryn Blair, David Brown, Bob Long and Scott Broetzmann
Diocesan Council Alternates: Diana Forbes, Phil Hartenstein, Jim Morrell, Sally Bawcombe, Matt Joergensen and Jackie Locke
Region IV Council: Karen Grane
Vestry Day School Representative: Anne Hedman
Parish Day School Representative: Lisa Eskew
Outreach Committee Co-Chairs: Scott Broetzmann, Karen Grane, and Brad Coburn
Thanks to Parishioners Serving as Trustees
The Rev. Warder recognized and thanked those parishioners serving as Trustees for St. Paul’s:
Parish Trustees: Duncan Blair, Suzanne Brock, Bo Miller and Cathy Tyler
Cemetery Trustees: Gerald Fauth (Managing Trustee), Andrew Blair and Bryan Lavie
Rector’s Report
The Rev. Warder presented his Annual Report to the parish. He recalled his meditation to the Vestry on February 10th which
described the use of the church properties over the prior three (3) days. These three (3) days were a slice of the life of our faith
community and demonstrates how St. Paul’s shines as a light in the world to the glory of God. The Rev. Warder stated that 2014
may be a pivotal year for our parish. Bequests from Robert and Hilda Soper have been received and will support the mission
of St. Paul’s. Mrs. Soper’s bequest of $2.5 million significantly increases the corpus of St. Paul’s Foundation and will enable the
Foundation to grow into its mission to care for our church properties.
The Rev. Warder reported the 2014 Operating Budget reached the dream of 10% of every dollar supporting the Diocese and
10% supporting our outreach ministries. He stated that St. Paul’s Foundation has agreed to accept the debt obligation incurred by
the renovation to our church buildings. The Rev. Warder stated that another dream for 2014 was to expand our staff to include a
full-time musician. He stated that Grant Hellmers has a rich background in the classical Anglican tradition. The addition of Jim
Bennett to the staff is not to compete with Mr. Hellmers but to expand the music that is offered.
The Rev. Warder commended everyone to read the Annual Report, to follow the five (5) aspirational goals and to shine as light
in the world to the glory of God. He asked that the jazz ensemble, led by Jim Bennett, play for the meeting.
All Things St. Paul’s: A Ministry Review
The Rev. Judith Proctor (Vicar) and Hester Mathes (Seminarian) gave an overview of all the St. Paul’s ministries and their
importance and role in local, regional and global communities. As the name of each of the various worship ministries, fellowship
ministries, parish-wide events, outreach ministries, and child and youth programs was called, a sign was held up by a parishioner
sitting in the pews.
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Anne Hedman provided an overview of the 2013 financials and stated that our collection of income grew 4% which was more
the U.S. economy and that pledges and collections are 90% of St. Paul’s revenue. Ms. Hedman thanked parishioners for their
generosity in 2013.
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Special Funds Report
Ms. Hedman provided a brief update on the status of St. Paul’s Special Funds.
Announcement of the Results of the Vestry Election
Mr. Broetzmann reported the following were elected by the parish to the Vestry: Anne Ayres, Churchill Hooff, and Elisabeth
Millard, as well as Bill Marino, B.J. Martino, and Cathy Tyler as affirmed in the advisory ballot.
Presentation from the St. Paul’s Foundation
The Rev. Warder reported that Amy Curtis, President of St. Paul’s Foundation, was unable to attend today’s Annual Meeting.
He commended parishioners to read the Foundation’s report in the Annual Report. The Rev. Warder recognized and thanked
the Board of Trustees of our Foundation: Amy Curtis (President), Charlie King (Treasurer), Suzanne Brock (Secretary), Attison
Barnes, Andrew Blair, David Brown, Janey Wallace and Saint Pollard (Vestry liaison).
Pray the Necrology
The Rev. Warder prayed the Necrology and honored the following:
Joyce MacDonald Glover
February 14, 2013
Howard Fischer Edwards
February 14, 2013
Marion Mundy Young
February 22, 2013
Catherine Ann McLean
March 10, 2013
John Thorpe Lawrence Richards
March 30, 2013
Mary Smith French
April 16, 2013
Virginia Jefferson Bruner
May 18, 2013
Elizabeth Walker Gurney
June 11, 2013
William Dodd Hathaway
June 24, 2013
John McCauley Braswell
July 26, 2013
Edith DeVault Palmer Dodge
August 4, 2013
Fariss Fraser Craig
August 11, 2013
Allen Rhodes DeLong
September 3, 2013
Franklin Barker West
September 6, 2013
Christopher DeWitt Simmons
October 3, 2013
Gail Crawford Pierce November 14, 2013
Julia Louise Van Fleet December 18, 2013
Margaret Higgason Lavinus
February 7, 2014
Peter Carrington Williams February 13, 2014
Thomas Edward Braswell, Jr. February 23, 2014
Blessing and Dismissal
The Rev. Warder blessed the Annual Meeting and it was at 10:50 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Karen M. Grane
Recorder
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Ms. Hedman reviewed the 2014 Operating Budget, which is a balanced budget and has been adopted by the Vestry. She reported
that the 2014 budget includes increased personnel costs and increased funds to the Diocese and our outreach ministries. Ms.
Hedman stated that we are blessed by the Soper bequest and that St. Paul’s Foundation will take over the debt servicing of the
renovation work.
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Vestry Terms
Six positions to fill three-year terms
Vestry Members Completing a Term of Office
Class of 2015
Vestry Nominees
Julian Burke, Julia Hall, Geoff Johnson, Jim Kahl,
Eleanor Long, Kyle Lynch, Katherine Murphy, Paul
Schurke, Geoff Sigler, Jason Spence, Matt Walsh
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Julian Burke
Employment: Realtor, McEnearney Associates - 23 years,
Town & Country Properties - 10 years.
Hobbies: Watching sports, especially our children’s games;
reading; hiking.
St. Paul’s Experience: First Friday - Co-chaired with Valerie;
Men’s Group; Chalice Bearer - 2009 to present; Acolyte
Mentor- 2009 to present.
I care about St. Paul’s because of the strong sense of family
I get when I walk into the church. St. Paul’s has provided
a special place for me and my family to worship, build
meaningful relationships, and participate in outreach
programs. I marvel at how our church has grown since I
attended the church preschool many years ago. As with
most things in life, I get back so much more from my
involvement in St. Paul’s than I put in. There have been
numerous occasions when either a parishioner or clergy
member has reached out to our family in meaningful and
supportive ways. I especially appreciate the rich history
that we have at St. Paul’s with so many families, who have
generations who have attended our church. Yet at the
same time, we are such an inviting church and one that
welcomes new members with open arms. I enjoy being a
part of a community that embraces the past, present and
also thinks seriously about the future. That is the essence
of what St. Paul’s is all about. I look forward to giving
back to St. Paul’s in any capacity that I can.
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Julia Hall
Employment: After accompanying my husband and
children to several diplomatic posts, where volunteer work
included teaching both English and Italian, I reentered
the work force at the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars as Secretary to the Director, James
H. Billington. After three years there, I accompanied him
to the Library of Congress where I served as one of his
Special Assistants for the next ten years. I retired in 1997.
Hobbies: Travelling to Italy whenever possible; visiting
art galleries; going to concerts; reading; enjoying active,
young grandchildren (with the help of visits to the gym).
St. Paul’s Experience: For a number of years, I sang in the
choir. I have been a tutor at both Mt. Vernon Elementary
School and Lyles-Crouch since the Alexandria Tutoring
Consortium was started in 1997. I have also participated
in Pastoral Care programs including serving on a
Care Team, as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, and visiting
Goodwin House. Currently, I am one of the “money
counters” and an usher.
I care about St. Paul’s because this community is very
important to me. It has given me and my family
direction, strength and enjoyment through prayer, music
and friendship. I have benefitted from being a part of
its efforts and contributions to others within the church
and outside its walls. It has enriched my life. Faith takes
many forms and St. Paul’s has helped me along that road.
I would like to try and give back a little of what I have
received.
Geoff Johnson
Employment: St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, Associate
Director of Development; have worked at St. Stephen’s
& St. Agnes School for 15 years in Development,
previously as a Campaign Director, Director of Annual
Giving and Director of Alumni Relations. Prior to
joining the Development staff in 1999, worked at the
Washington Post Writers Group as Director of Editorial
Administration and had a 3-year stint as a writer of a
syndicated cartoon.
Hobbies: Bike riding, spending time with my boys at
Boy Scouts, camping, doodling, history, occasionally reenacting as a Revolutionary War rifleman for the First
Virginia Regiment.
St. Paul’s Experience: …started when I graduated from
high school at St. Paul’s in 1989. (St. Stephen’s held its
graduation here!) Reconnected with the church in the
late 1990s. My experience has been enriching ever since,
as a chalice bearer, intercessor, helping with youth group
in the early 2000s, occasionally playing guitar in the guitar
ensemble, making several memorable pilgrimages to
Shrine Mont, etc.
I care about St. Paul’s because it is the center of my faith
for pivotal moments in my family life like the baptism
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Hobbies: Sports, reading, music, supporting New Hope
Housing of Northern Virginia
St. Paul’s Experience: Usher and lector
I care about St. Paul’s because it is our family’s vibrant and
growing church home. The staff and the congregation
Jim Kahl
Employment: Political Law Attorney, Womble Carlyle reach out in amazing ways to support each other and the
Sandridge & Rice; former Deputy General Counsel, world around us – both in good times and difficult times.
On the vestry, I will work to serve and strengthen St.
Federal Election Commission
Hobbies: Denison University football fan (son is on team); Paul’s ministries, as a follower of Christ.
trying to become a better tennis player and skier; history/
politics buff; getting to the gym whenever possible; and Katherine Murphy
endless work on old family house at the Jersey Shore.
Employment: I’ve worked in advertising and consumer
St. Paul’s Experience: Served two terms on the Vestry; four marketing at national agencies and most recently for
years on the Executive Committee as Treasurer, Junior McDonald’s Corporation directing the advertising,
Warden, and Register; worked on various fundraising communications and public relations plans of 700
campaigns; co-leader of New Directions effort for job restaurants.
seekers in early 90s.
When we began our family, I worked as St. Paul’s Director
I care about St. Paul’s because St. Paul’s has been our family’s of Stewardship for nearly six years before returning to
spiritual home since Caroline and I moved to Alexandria the corporate world. Since August 2014 I have been at
in 1988. Our children were baptized at St. Paul’s and home with my family.
attended the Preschool and Sunday school, and I was Hobbies: I enjoy keeping busy at our children’s sporting
received into the church at St. Paul’s. This is a unique and events, spending weekends in the Northern Neck and
caring community that occupies an important role in our volunteering in many roles at our children’s school and at
lives in good times and in trying times.
St. Paul’s.
of children, and is also my own spiritual center in the less
large but no less important moments when I have simply
been inspired by words of the clergy or called to volunteer.
With its mission to “Shine as a Light,” service at St.
Paul’s affords the chance to connect with the parish,
the Alexandria community, and beyond. It would be a
privilege to have another opportunity to contribute to
this incredible community of faith, family and friends.
St. Paul’s Experience: During 14 years here I have
participated in First Fridays, Meals Ministry, Sunday
School teaching and chalice bearing. I’ve volunteered with
the Third Century Campaign and with the pre-wedding
conferences. My children, who were baptized here, have
benefited from St. Paul’s preschool and the Angel Choir.
I care about St. Paul’s because this is the place that defines
Eleanor Long
Employment: After a career in marketing and training in the community for me in Alexandria. As a newcomer to
financial services industry, I returned to school four years Alexandria when I got married, I turned to my church for
ago to receive certification in college counseling. I now belonging and fulfillment and I have received it ten-fold
work with high school students to help them find the best here at St. Paul’s. It is the social and spiritual fabric of my
life and I love it.
possible college “fit.”
Hobbies: Tennis, dog-walking, reading.
St. Paul’s Experience: Sunday School teacher for 13 years;
lector; member of Angel Tree team.
I care about St. Paul’s because my family and I have been
nurtured by Christian education programs and found a
home in an inclusive and welcoming community. Our
sons grew up as acolytes and active participants in the
youth program, including numerous mission trips. We are
committed to St. Paul’s outreach programs, the excellent
pastoral care, the beautiful music, the liturgy, and the rich
tradition of teaching from the pulpit.
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Kyle Lynch
Employment: American Bankers Association
Paul Schurke
Employment: I am a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S.
Coast Guard. Currently, I am the Auxiliary Engineering
Lead for the Coast Guard Ship Design Team, stationed at
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.
Hobbies: Woodworking, home brewing and grilling
St. Paul’s Experience: I have been a member of St. Paul’s
since we moved to Alexandria in 2010, and have become
involved in the Beefeaters’ care of the Church including
cemetery cleanup and woodworking repairs around the
church, playing my viola for summer communion music,
serving as a lector and intercessor, and most recently
appointment to the Vestry. We were happy to baptize our
daughter, Clara, in 2012, and look forward to seeing her
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grow in the church.
I care about St. Paul’s because as a military family, far from our
home towns, St. Paul’s has provided my family with not
only a place to worship, but a place to serve our community
and share the love of friends. I hope to strengthen our
facilities, fellowship, and faith serving on the Vestry.
St. Paul’s Experience: We have been regular parishioners for
the past six years during which time I have been a regular
participant at First Fridays and Welcome Coffees. I have
also served as a Marshal during the annual Bishop’s visit.
I care about St. Paul’s because St. Paul’s reminds me of the
church and community in which I was raised. As the
father of three young children, I want them to grow up in
Geoff Sigler
the same kind of church community. To me, that is what
Employment: I am a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn St. Paul’s offers: a community where we can feel assured
& Crutcher in Washington, where I have worked for that our children will be nurtured and sustained as they
thirteen years. I primarily represent corporate clients in grow and a place where we, as adults, can find our own
class actions and other litigation matters.
sense of place and belonging. I welcome the opportunity
Hobbies: Attending University of Virginia basketball/ to serve St. Paul’s and do my part to preserve and further
football games with my family
the values and mission of the church and our community.
St. Paul’s Experience: Lay Committee for Stephen Smith,
Matt Walsh
Sunday School, see more below
I care about St. Paul’s because my wife and I started worshiping Employment: Special Agent - Federal Bureau of Investigation
at St. Paul’s around ten years ago, soon after we married Hobbies: Golf and woodworking, although these days I
and moved back to Virginia. We view St. Paul’s as an prefer spending free time with my family. Currently, you
extension of our family, and many of our most valued can find me with a whistle around my neck coaching
friendships have been formed through the church. Each eight-year-old girls’ basketball.
of our three children was baptized at St. Paul’s. Our oldest St. Paul’s Experience: My wife Lisa and I joined St. Paul’s
son (Thomas) graduated from the Day School last year; in 2004. Both of our daughters were baptized at St.
our middle son (Jay) currently attends the Day School; Paul’s and regularly attend Sunday school. We have been
and our youngest son (Conrad) attends the Explorers’ baptismal counselors since July of 2009 and in 2011 we
Program. Sunday morning worship and Sunday School were asked to head up this ministry which we continue
are a weekly highlight for our entire family. I’ve also to do today. This past fall I served as a volunteer for the
enjoyed participating in numerous church activities, Third Century Campaign. Over the past decade I have
including service on Lay Committee, First Friday, and the attended retreats at Shrine Mont, enjoyed First Fridays,
Youth Silent Auction. I hope to have the opportunity to parish picnics, pancake suppers, and have substitute
serve the St. Paul’s community as a member of the Vestry. taught Sunday School in a pinch. I also participated in
Stirred to Action, have enjoyed fixing things with my
Jason Spence
brother and sister Beefeaters, and am extremely fond of
Employment: CME Group - Executive Director, my St. Paul’s tie.
Government Relations. Prior to my work at CME Group, I care about St. Paul’s because St. Paul’s is a place of faith,
I spent a number of years working for the House Financial renewal, and support for my family. We are grateful to be
Services Committee and the U.S. Treasury focusing on raising our children in such a giving, accepting, and closefinancial services policy.
knit church home and to be part of a church family that
Hobbies: I enjoy golf, tennis, skiing, and running.
does so much good for so many.
C u rr e n t V e s t r y C l ass e s
Class of 2017
Anne Ayres
Churchill Hooff
Bill Marino
BJ Martino
Elisabeth Millard
Cathy Tyler
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Brad Coburn
Anne Hedman
Jim Morrell
Saint Pollard
Heidi Schneble
Rebecca Wetherly
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St. Paul’s Representatives
Executive Committee
B.J. Martino, Senior Warden
Jim Morrell, Junior Warden
Anne Hedman, Treasurer
Saint Pollard, Register
Region IV Council
Karen Grane
Vestry Day School Representative
Anne Hedman
Class of 2015
John Cole
Temple Moore
Michael Pope
Pierce Prior
Paul Schurke
Tuckie Westfall
Parish Representative to the St. Paul’s Nursery and
Day School
Lisa Eskew
Class of 2016
Brad Coburn
Anne Hedman
Jim Morrell
Saint Pollard
Heidi Schneble
Rebecca Wetherly
Trustees
Duncan Blair
Suzanne Brock
Bo Miller
Cathy Tyler
Class of 2017
Anne Ayres
Churchill Hooff
Bill Marino
BJ Martino
Elisabeth Millard
Cathy Tyler
Diocesan Council Delegates
Karen Grane
Larry Campbell
Kathryn Blair
David Brown
Bob Long
Jim Morrell
Scott Broetzmann
Outreach Committee Co-Chairs
Karen Grane
Brad Coburn
Cemetery Trustees
Gerald Fauth, Managing Trustee
Andrew Blair
Bryan Lavie
St. Paul’s Foundation Liaison
Saint Pollard
St. Paul’s Foundation
Amy Curtis, President
David Brown, Treasurer
Suzanne Brock, Secretary
Tim Adams
Attison Barnes
Mia Bass
Andrew Blair
John Siegel
Ted Stark
Diocesan Council Alternatives
Diana Forbes
Julia Hall
Sally Bawcombe
Cathy Sachs
Vance Hall
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2 0 1 5 P ar i s h O p e ra t i n g B u d g e t
Ordinary Income/Expense
Income
2015 Budget
Current Year Pledge Payments
Prior Year Pledge Payments
Advance Pledges Transferred
Plate Offerings
Foundation Contribution
Other Income Accounts
Church Use Reimbursement
STP Day School Use Reimbursement
Total Ordinary Income
1,230,809
15,000
40,000
203,654
150,000
314,097
2,000
6,750
1,962,310
Expense
Work within the Church
Diocese of Virginia
Region IV
VA Theological Seminary
Total Work within the Church
122,000
2,000
1,250
125,250
Outreach
International Outreach
Regional Outreach
Alexandria *
Other Work
Outreach General Funds
Total Outreach
12,500
2,750
80,518
17,000
9,150
121,918
Personnel
Personnel Compensation
907,508
Seminarians3,900
Staff Parking
3,660
Rectory (411 Duke)
14,665
Pension90,316
Personnel Insurance
100,980
Other Personnel Expenses
1,543
Total Personnel
1,122,572
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Operating/Maintenance
Copier14,040
Postage & Delivery
4,800
Communication Items
23,573
Computer Hardware & Software
10,000
Office Equipment - Contract/Repair
13,400
Office Supplies
6,900
Office Expenses
4,100
Church Utilities
62,300
Maintenance & Cleaning
95,776
Repairs & Improvements
26,000
Insurance35,468
Total Operating/Maintenance
296,357
Programs
St. Paul’s Explorers’ Expenses
9,075
Children Education
6,580
Hospitality3,000
Worship5,000
Acolytes1,150
Music4,601
Youth Education
9,510
Adult Education
3,816
Child Care
28,496
Pastoral Care
152
Stewardship3,485
Parish Life Items
48,722
Council & Retreat
2,000
Total Programs125,587
Other
Accounting Services
50,400
Sunday Parking
4,500
Compilation/Audit4,000
Mortgage/LOC Interest
111,200
Total Other170,100
Total Expense
Net Income
1,961,785
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Balance as of 12/31/14
Administrative
Advance Pledges
Audit Sinking Fund
Major Repairs
Operating Reserve
Rector’s Discretionary
Beede83,497
Maxine Bishop
27,114
Soper Gift
81,612
Shonk Memorial Fund
31,680
Rector’s Discretionary Funds
3,603
23,717
5,576
84,936
54,220
Misc. (Worship/Education)
Christian Education
1,514
Collier530
Memorial22,476
Service
Jay Von Hemert
39,189
Lazarus Ministry
34,085
Ramey98,756
Music
Bogle9,179
Youth
Auction Fund
Sally Petty
Total
Ways
to
Give
at
4,484
15,221
621,389
St. Paul’s Church
You can give financially to St. Paul’s Church in many ways. We are grateful for all financial gifts, but we particularly appreciate
those members who make a pledge to the Annual Operating Fund that funds the church’s immediate financial commitments
such as outreach, parish ministries, parish staff salaries, and physical plant expenses.
Cash or Check: Simply drop it in the offering plate at one of our weekly services or mail it to the Parish Office.
Electronic Debit: Electronic debit provides a safe and easy way to fulfill your pledge to the Operating Fund. Electronic debit is
convenient, costs you nothing, and keeps your pledges up to date. You may sign up by completing an authorization form found
on our website at www.stpaulsalexandria.com (under Giving > Make a Pledge Now) and bringing a canceled check to the Parish
Office, or for St. Paul’s members, give through the online directory by signing up at https://stpauls.infellowship.com.
Securities: To make a gift of stock, please contact Maria Halloran at ext. 21 or Leigh Ann Gaskins at ext. 12 in the Parish Office
at 703-549-3312 for the wire transfer to the church account at Morgan Stanley. The contact at Morgan Stanley is Marc Eisner at
703-535-8334.
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Planned Giving: Provide for the future of St. Paul’s by becoming a member of the Covenant Circle. Talk with your financial
advisor about including a bequest to St. Paul’s Church in your will.
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T h e S t . P a u l ’ s F o u n da t i o n R e p o r t t o
F e br u ar y - M ar c h 2 0 1 5
the
P ar i s h
The St. Paul’s Foundation was established in 1992 to build an endowment for the support, care, maintenance, and restoration
of the buildings and grounds owned by St. Paul’s Church and to support and benefit the Christian mission of St. Paul’s Church
outside the parish. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia and, as such, receives charitable
gifts, bequests, and grants and makes long-term investments to provide for the future needs of our church’s historic buildings and
grounds. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible. If your company offers matching donations, the Foundation
has the necessary paperwork to enable them to match your generous gifts.
The Foundation is governed by a board of Trustees who meet several times a year to discuss, monitor and direct the activities of
the Foundation. In 2014 two long-serving trustees, Charles King and Jane Wallace, retired. The Vestry approved the addition of
four new trustees who bring extensive experience to our group. The current trustees are Amy Curtis, President; David Brown,
Treasurer; Suzanne Brock, Secretary; Timothy Adams, Attison Barnes, Mia Bass, Andrew Blair, John Siegel and Ted Stark. They
are joined by Vestry liaison Saint Pollard and parish liaison and Director of Stewardship Maria Halloran.
In 2014, the Trustees of the St. Paul’s Foundation worked on several different projects to ensure that our new, larger corpus
will be properly administered and nurtured as it grows. With the anticipated growth through the Third Century Campaign
contributions, these processes are even more important. To that end, the By-laws were amended and updated to reflect best
practices and an investment policy statement was adopted. The Foundation received several bequests and memorial gifts in 2014
from long time parishioners. Contributions to the parish were $185,000, which greatly aided the Vestry and enabled St. Paul’s to
begin the Rectory renovation and undertake the Capital Campaign without straining cash flow.
The Foundation sponsored the ever popular Latrobe Lecture and Champagne Reception in January 2015 by welcoming architect,
author, and journalist Tom Kerns, FAIA. This annual event, which grows each year, is important in increasing awareness of the
Foundation’s mission and as a community building event.
However, there’s plenty more to accomplish. There will always be needs in a parish of this size and historic importance. We
welcome your gifts and support as we guide the Foundation into the future. Your generosity enables the Foundation to fulfill its
mission.
In 2001, we established the COVENANT CIRCLE which is a society of parishioners who have remembered St. Paul’s Church
or St. Paul’s Foundation in their will or estate plan in order to provide for the future of St. Paul’s. This group now stands at over
50 members but there is room for many more. We realize the importance of this wonderful parish in many of our lives, and our
need and willingness to give back to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for our many blessings. Please speak to your lawyer
or advisor about the many benefits that accrue from making bequests through your estate.
Please remember that the Foundation grows in three ways:
1)
Gifts in memory of loved ones, in thanksgiving or to the glory of God
2)
Legacies and bequests
3)
Market appreciation
Your gifts and commitment to this church not only with your Time and your Talent but also with your Treasure are critical in
maintaining and expanding our mission throughout the community and the world.
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St. Paul’s Foundation, President
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INCOME STATEMENT
JAN - DEC 14
Income
Investment Income
Capital Gains/(Losses) - ST
-22,613.45
Capital Gains/(Losses) - LT
610,532.94
Dividends108,709.40
Interest499.82
Unrealized Gain/(Loss)
-415,681.01
Total Investment Income
281,447.70
Contributions Income
Restricted8,230.35
Unrestricted17,829.21
Capital Campaign
9,505.00
Catharine Wheel Window Restoration
5,000.00
Total Contributions Income
39,539.91
Legacies & Bequests
119,942.63
Total Income440,930.24
Expense
Bank/Brokerage Fees
15.00
St. Paul’s Church Restoration
25,460.70
Conferences/Seminars500.00
Capital Campaign Designated
5,000.00
Contributions185,000.00
Registration & License Fees
25.00
Printing and Reproduction
126.78
Accounting Fees
2,400.00
Investment Advisor Fees
17,247.32
Total Expense235,774.80
Net Income205,155.44
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BALANCE SHEET
JAN - DEC 14
Assets
Current Assets
Checking/Savings
Burke & Herbert Checking
182,019.64
Total Checking/Savings
182,019.64
Other Assets
Fidelity Investments
Cash116,903.35
Common Stocks
Cost957,752.60
Unrealized Gain/(Loss)
431,965.42
Total Common Stocks
1,389,718.02
Total Fidelity Investments
1,506,621.37
Diocese Investment Fund
Cost2,042,436.28
Unrealized Gain/(Loss)
41,752.89
Total Diocese Investment Fund
2,084,189.17
Total Other Assets
3,590,810.54
Total Assets3,772,830.18
Liabilities & Equity
Equity
Retained Earnings
3,567,674.74
Net Income
202,155.44
Total Equity
3,772,830.18
Total Liabilities & Equity3,772,830.18
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The Necrology
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servants. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep
of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive them into the arms of your
mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in the light. AMEN.
Burial and Memorial Services held since the 2014 Annual Meeting:
Jacobus Petrus Joubert
March 10, 2014
August Von Born Millard
September 27, 2014
Valda Clark Anderson
March 18, 2014
David M. Abshire
October 31, 2014
Ruth Lincoln Kaye
April 30, 2014
James Michael Mark Dyer
November 11, 2014
Robert Grant Hitchings
May 5, 2014
Golda Sutton Bragg
November 29, 2014
Thelma Morris Trimble
May 23, 2014
Thomas Frank Johnson, Jr.
December 28, 2014
Ellen Coffin Bancroft
June 24, 2014
Bayard Winslow Kennett, III
January 17, 2015
Elizabeth Taylor Dunn Hooff
August 1, 2014
Anna Lamar Abshire Bowman
January 18, 2015
Joan Marie MacClurg Pryce
August 25, 2014
Claire Louise Gregory
January 21, 2015
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Vincent Francis Callahan, Jr.
September 20, 2014
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Thank
you to
A l l S t . P a u l ’ s S u p p o r t e rs
Below is a listing of parishioners who have pledged or made regular contributions to the 2014 Annual
Operating Fund. It is with deep gratitude that we give thanks for all the many gifts, talents and resources
contributed by the entire parish family.
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Amy Bayer
Rosemary Beales
Tom and Jenny Becherer
Bruce and Betsy Beckwith
Fred Beer and Lezlie Booth
Tim and Julianne Belevetz
Jack and Babs Bennett
Gregory and Cheryl Bennett
William and Laura Bennett
John and Nancy Benson
Joel and Julie Bernard
Ron and Ruthi Birch
Andrew and Kathryn Blair
Duncan Blair
Anne Blas
Richard and Mary Helen Bogan
Eddie and Bonnie Boland
Richard and Catherine Bolton
Brian Bonnet
Lorissa Bounds
Julien and Jacqueline Bourgeois
Robert Boyd
Al and Cynthia Boyer
D.D. Bozek
Thomas Bracewell
Dennis and Cindy Brack
Pat Bradford
Michael and Burgess Bradshaw
John and Kirk Brady
David and Marian Brant
Matt and Sarah Braughler
Susan Braun
Christina Braun
Joe and Becca Brocato
Suzanne Brock
David Brock
Geoffrey and Courtney Brock
Scott and Jennifer Broetzmann
David and Tammy Brown
Hendrik and Sherry Browne
Bob and Martha Brumbaugh
Christian Burch
Julian and Valerie Burke
Taylor and Henrietta Burke
Kristyn Burnett
Jim and Helene Burnley
Nancyanne Burton
Joe and Kyra Busby
Mason and Kristin Butler
Yvonne Callahan
Skipp and Mary Calvert
John and Caren Camp
Christopher and Shannon Campagna
Larry and Stephanie Campbell
Bill Campbell and Amy Andryszak
Paul and Amelia Carew
Bill and Susan Carnell
Jacien Carr and Gina Robbins
Gardner and Kate Carrick
Margaret Carter
Joe and Tricia Cascio
Steve and Kathy Cheney
Donna Chuba
Robert and Beth Clark
Thomas Clay and Kathleen O’Day
Liam Cleaver and Ace Everett
Dale and Carole Cloyd
Brad and Julie Coburn
John and Jane Cole
Sammye Collins
John and Susan Connors
Stephen and Catherine Cook
Tom and Shirley Cooper
Hugo and Laura Cordova
Maeva Cosier
Charles and Jackie Cottrell
James Cottrell
Mike Courts and Ellen Manetti
Chris and Courtney Cox
Hannah Cox
Robert Cox and Holly Lennihan
Hamilton and Marianne Crockford
Tommy and Anne Ashley Croker
David and Susan Crowley
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Charlie and Dodo Ablard
Brian and Anna Abram
Carolyn Abshire
James Ackley and Emily Leeding
Tim and Jennifer Adams
Robert Adams
Pen and Elizabeth Agnew
Fil and Suki Agusti
Robert and Loran Aiken
Reec Akuak
Peter and Anastasia Albritton
Dale Allen
Paul and Ana Anderson
John Anderson
Max and Lindsay Angerholzer
Florence Anrud
Susan Anthony
Dennis and Ruthie Apelt
Leslie Ariail
David and Pat Arnaudo
Bob Aulthouse and Catherine Cox
David and Anne Ayres
Bruce and Amy Babcock
Jennifer Babcock
Joe and Carolyn Backus
Virginia Baechler
Doug and Marilyn Baker
Harry and Jeannie Baldwin
Steve and Denise Balistreri
Barbara Ballentine
Luke Barber
Jim and Jo-Anne Barnard
Cheryl Barnes
Sara Bartley
Alain and Mary Bashore
Tim and Mia Bass
Paul and Marguerite Bateman
Bruce Batten and Currie Smith
Erika Baum
Clark and Mason Bavin
Dick and Sally Bawcombe
Tim and Libby Bawcombe
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Amy Curtis
Odie Curtis
Fred and Ann Czerner
John Daniels
Chris and Mary Dannahey
John and Livie Davis
Joe and Melanie Davis
Lynne Davis
Tal and Barbara Day
Jeffrey DeBoer
Howard and Rosamond Deiderich
Robert Deitz and Tina Hofmann
Octavio and Elizabeth Delasobera
Mark and Cathy DeMichier
Larry Dempsey and Emily Cole
Kirk Denkler and Thora Colot
Thomas DePasquale
Caulley and Alex Deringer
Hugh DeSantis
Steve DeSimone and Lili RomeroDeSimone
Rodger Digilio and Frede Ottinger
Joan Dixon
Scott and Anita Donaldson
Michael and Anne Donohue
Robert and Ashli Douglas
Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Duke
Dennis Dullinger
Will and Denise Dunbar
John and Kathleen Dunn
Stephen and Emily Dunton
Monte Durham
Amy Dyer
Lester and Katherine Edwards
Jane Edwin
Jenifer Ehrlich
Marilyn Eisenhardt
Don and Nancy Elder
Carter and Jean Ellis
Tamara Ellis
Will Elwood
Ed and Lisa Emblom
Carroll and Betty English
Kevin Enochs and Carol Kaufmann
Garrett and Allison Erdle
Josephine Erkiletian
Tucker and Lisa Eskew
Charles and Emily Faulkner
Kevin Fay and Sharon Cumby Fay
Bruce Fergusson and Ann Bailey
Jeffrey and Joan Ferrill
Mike and Carter Flemming
Ron Flemmings and Joe Yacinski
Mike and Tucker Fogarty
Henry and Lee Fonvielle
Rip and Diana Forbes
Lee and Janet Forsgren
Louise Forstall
Steven and Laura Francis
Mark and Cindy Freese
Margaret French
Steve and Paige Fronabarger
Chris and Talley Fulghum
Dan and Maura Fuller
Carolyn Fuller
Steve and Kim Gallagher
Michael and Kristin Gallagher
Jack and Diane Galvin
Jaye and Liz Gamble
Rick and Heather Garcia
Scott and Cele Garrett
Bill and Mary Welby Garrison
Bruce and Joyce Gates
Edward and Joan Gaulrapp
Bill and Francine Gemmill
Phillip and Teri Gennarelli
June Geoffray
Betsy Gerdeman
Dale Gibb
Cameron Gilreath
Jeanie and Gordon Ginsburg
Kevin and Jane Anne Gleason
Michael and Michelle Gleeson
Neil Glenicki
Ray Glover
Wells Goddin and Laurie MacArthur
Goddin
Will and Leslie Golden
Susan Golightly
Robert and Joan Gotwald
Karen Grane
Joey and Regina Gray
Erinn Gray
Bill and Helen Grayson
Roger Grayson
Richard and Susan Green
Tom and Sheila Ann Gresinger
Joanne Vinyard-Grossmann
Doug and Lana Guiler
John and Libby Guinn
Mike and Ashley Gula
Joanne Gunn
John and Caroline Guy
Charlie and Ann Morton Habliston
Caroline Habliston
Vance and Julia Hall
Tim and Maria Halloran
Ginny Hamill
Rodger and Karen Hammons
John and Amy Hanley
Paul and Lisle Hannah
Randolph and Anne Harrell
Chas Harris
Henry and Anne Hart
Whitney Hart
Jane Harter
Fred and Lee Hathaway
Rea and Caryn Hederman
Bruce and Anne Hedman
Jay and Deasy Heimbach
Anne Heising
Dennis Hensley
Mary Lee Herbster
Lee Hernly and Ann Murphy
Julie and Austin Herr
Ivan and Julia Hodge
Tyler Hodge
Margaret Hodges
Steve and Lucie Holland
Matt and Littany Hollerbach
Hunter and Christine Hollins
John and Christy Hollywood
Mike and Elizabeth Holm
Marian Holmes
Charles and Gugie Hooff
Churchill and Jennifer Hooff
John and Lynn Hooff
Don and Martha Horne
Scott and Heather Houck
Rick and Jean Houghton
Morrie and Holly Hoven
Thomas and Lindsay Howell
David and Ann Hudgins
Thomas Hulfish
Nancy Hulkower
Fred and Linda Huntington
John Hurst
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Tim and Jackie Locke
Bob and Eleanor Long
Scott and Darrah Love
Jeff and Lyn Loveng
Andrew and Caryn Lund
Ann Lundwall
Warren and Holley Lutz
Joy Lyles
Kyle and Stephanie Lynch
Laura Machanic
Charles and Mary Mackall
Marc and Jenifer MacKeigan
Mark Maddox
Barry Maglaughlin and Cate Powell
William and Melissa Malpass
Joe Manson
Anthony and Corinne Marasco
Ellen Marcus and Kathleen Hartnett
Bill Marino and Elizabeth Reynolds
Ian and Lesley Markham
David and Martha Martin
Ted Martin and Melissa Hurt
BJ Martino
Meredith Martino
James and Sarah Mason
Sam and Joyce Mason
Ryan and Lara Mattina
Greg and Anna May
Steve and Liza May
Claude Mayo
Nathan and Katie McAfee
Bob and Gale McBrien
Scott and Jennifer McCandless
Peter and Sarah McElwain
Dean McGrath and Pat Bryan
Ian and Kathie McGrath
Susan McGrath
Bob and Anna McLean
Jerry and Betsy Meholick
Chris Melling
Stephen Memery and Liza Chapman
Margaret Midyette
Elisabeth Millard
Craig Miller and Lisa Brock
Jim and Sarah Mills
Christopher and Bronwyn Mixter
Aaron and Stacie Moats
David and Katherine Molnar
Will and Anne Monahan
Bob Montague
Page and Elizabeth Moon
Marty and Temple Moore
Jim and Nicole Morrell
Christian and Nancy Moscoso
Daniel and Brandon Moss
Frank and Joan Mount
King and Brooke Mueller
Robb and Ginny Mulberger
Chris and Katherine Murphy
Rick and Sally Murphy
Charlene Myers
William Nakhleh
Cheryl Nally
Louis and Jamie Netherland
Eric and Charlene Nieman
Jim and Caroline Norman
Laura Northey
Bob and Lynn O’Connell
Donald and Barbara O’Leary
Joanne Odle
Amy Olson
Brendan and Wendy Owens
Tom and Anne Pariser
Kelsey Parrish
Monica Parry
Sanders and Lorraine Partee
Bob and Trudy Pearson
Dorothy Pearson
Bill Pelesh
Algis and Kathy Penkiunas
Jack and Nancy Perkins
Jane Perkinson
Steven and Martha Peterson
David and Kathryn Phippen
Bill and Sandy Pinney
Patrick and Ellen Pinschmidt
Jerry and Susan Poliquin
Saint and Maria Pollard
Rob and Caty Poulin
John and Katie Prible
Rick and Janet Price
Pierce and Devon Prior
Don and Judith Proctor
Howard Pyle and Victoria Sheffield
Carl and Alicia Ragsdale
Paul Rapchak
Alice Reid and Bill Richardson
C.J. Reid
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Frank and Susan Hyre
Clark and Jane Irwin
Chris Israel and Erin Streeter-Israel
James and Barbara Jacob
Bunny Jacob
Willy and Janney Jay
Sam and Shanti Jeyanayagam
Geoff and Alexandra Johnson
Thomas and Margaret Ann Johnson
Andrew and Laura Johnson
Bert and Mary Lee Johnson
Chris and Dana Jones
Freeman and Anne Beverly Jones
Jim and Caroline Kahl
Al and Suzanne Kalvaitis
Ann Kavaljian
Dikran and Polina Kavaljian
Murney Keleher
Chris and Heather Kelly
John and Dianne Keppler
David Kiernan and Mandy Locke
Charlie and Lee King
Randy and Meldie Kish
Paul and Ashley Klick
Stillman and Mary Knight
Brian and Sarah Knutson
John and Verleah Kosloske
Joseph and Bridget Koury
Matthew and Danielle Kozlowski
Stan and Gail Krejci
Jonathon and Kristen Krieger
John and Malicia Kromer
Jack and Brenda Kuhlman
Larry Laurent
Yolanda Layser
Donna Lefeve
Aaron and Maria Leibowitz
Kathleen Lemmon
Michael and Rozanna Levine
Ray and Mary Frances Lewis
Cindi Lewis
Carlos and Jennifer Li
Marilyn Lightfoote
Doug and Sara Ann Lindsey
Elizabeth Lipowicz
Raelene Listhrop
Mari Lou Livingood
Bill and Betty Livingston
Benjamin Locher
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Elizabeth Reid
Phil and Ewa Reiman
Jeffrey and Beth Resetco
Nancy Richards
Steve Richardson
Ronnie Rickman
Kevin and Leslie Ristau
Robert and Michaela Robinson
Ronald and Melanie Rodgers
Tricia Rodgers
Lynn Rogerson
Cindy Roscoe
Steve Rosenstock and Carol Brewer
Chase and Stephanie Rowan
Mary Ann Rudy
Fred and Cathy Sachs
Juan Sanchez and Lauren Roberts
George and Martha Sawyer
Chris and Laura Schepis
Jane Schleicher
John and Kathryn Schmidt
Rodney and Lois Schmidt
Wes and Catherine Schmidt
Heidi Schneble
Eric and Elizabeth Schnobrick
Paul Schurke and Melanie Carson
Emily Schwab
Tom and Ann Scully
Rocky and Kathy Semmes
Brian and Jessica Sereno
Graham and Sue Setliff
Michelle Shader
Tim and Kate Sharman
Rhod and Emily Shaw
Rob Shaw and Martha Marks
Edwin and Jennifer Sheridan
Elizabeth Sibold
Katherine Sibold
Ray and Phyllis Sidorsky
John and Elizabeth Siegel
Geoff and Melissa Sigler
Cal Simmons and Sally Dyson Simmons
Laura Simmons
Richard Simmons
Celeste Simonds
Chip and Patty Simpson
Peter and Katharine Smeallie
Bill and Nancy Smith
Joan Smith
Page and Patsy Smith
Priscilla Smith
Steven and Nancy Smith
Lori Sommerfield
Gordon and Kim Speed
Jason and Jane Spence
Alex and Ruth Squadrini
Joe and Dede Stanko
Ted Stark and Christine Corcoran Stark
Chip Stelljes
Kerri Stevens
Bob and Gin Steventon
Tom and Kay Stimson
Stuart and Ann Stock
Brooke and Marybeth Stoddard
TJ Storch
Luke and Laura Strange
Allen and Jean Stuhl
Jeremy and Dawn Stump
Daisy Sullivan
Martha Sullivan
Roger and Susan Sullivan
Jennifer Sutherland
Daniel and Betsy Sweet
Mark and Christina Sweet
Rob and Frances Talley
Sebastian and Mary Tavel
Scott and Teresa Taylor
Tucker Taylor
Millie Tazelaar
Emerson and Alison Teer
George and Carol Terwilliger
Patsy Ticer
Margaret Townsend
Alexander and Cecily Treadway
Mark and Becky Tromblay
Howard Tucker
Eric and Robin Turner
Ruffin and Cathy Tyler
Craig and Sally Veith
John and Sarah Versaggi
Gary and Louise Viadero
Steve and Abby Vopelak
Lou and Judy Wagner
June Wagner
Derek and Sissy Walker
Jim and Lynn Walker
Jane Wallace
Jim Wallace
Gill and Amy Waller
Johnny and Lisa Waller
Matt and Lisa Walsh
Jeff and Ellen Walter
Will and Jennifer Warburton
Oran and Barbara Warder
John Wasielewski and Bessy Kong
Shannon Watson
Bill and Ann Webb
Florian Weilke and Riwo Oboh-Weilke
Kurt and Maura Weisenfluh
Dustin and Bridget Weiss
Marianne Weitz
Linda Wellman
Don and Tuckie Westfall
Jim and Rebecca Wetherly
Scott and Jenny Whaley
Tommy and Karen White
Victoria Willson
Andrew and Lynn Wilson
Bob and Stuart Wineland
Brandon Winfrey and Shazalynn CavinWinfrey
Sharon Bingham Wolfolk
Frank and Kathy Wood
Elizabeth Woodbury
Greg and Nancy Woodford
David and Katie Woodruff
Charlotte Woods
Theodore and Nina Wright
Jackie Wysong
Jason and Emilie Zaborski
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SERVICES AT ST. PAUL’S
Calendars handy?
Whether electronic or paper, be sure these make it on your schedule.
March 28: Liturgy of the Palms
Faith @ 5:00
March 29: Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
7:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist - Family Service with
Procession from Market Square
11:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir
5:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II
April 1: Wednesday in Holy Week
12:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
April 4: Holy Saturday
12:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday Service, in the Chapel
7:30 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter
April 5: Easter Sunday
6:45 a.m.
Sunrise Service at St. Paul’s Cemetery
7:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Music
9:00 a.m.
Family Service with Holy Eucharist,
Children’s Choir and Brass
11:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Choir and Brass
* Please note that there will be no [email protected] or 5:00 Sunday services this weekend.
April 2: Maundy Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Simple Supper and Foot Washing
Ritual for children and parents in
Norton Hall
7:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Choir and the
stripping of the altar
April 12
11:00 a.m. Bishop’s Visit with Baptism,
Confirmation and Reception
*In addition to other regularly scheduled services
April 3: Good Friday
7:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist from the Reserve
Sacrament
12:00-1:00 p.m. Proper Liturgy for Good
Friday, joint service at Christ Church
5:30 p.m.
Family Service
7:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
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