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Latest News and Updates

Chili Cook-off!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Friday, October 13th at 6:00p.m. come help decide the winner in St. Paul’s Chili Cook-off.  Tickets for tasters cost $5, kids 10 and under are free.  The Cook-off is a fundraiser for the trip to the National Youth Gathering in 2018!  St. Paul’s would like to thank the County Grill for providing corn bread muffins for this event!!

Blessing of the Animals

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:00p.m. on the church lawn, behind the Sanctuary on the Gildner Road side.  All creatures, great and small, are invited to come for a blessing.  Please restrain animals for their safety and comfort.  

Riverdale Community Yard Sale

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., St. Paul’s will participate in the Riverdale Community Yard Sale.  Bargains galore at the church and throughout the neighborhood.  Food and drinks will be for sale at the church.  Maps of all participating locations will be available. 

The church will be accepting donations of items for the sale starting on Sunday, September 17th.  Please call to make arrangements outside of normal office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-2:30)  Please, no clothing, due to space limitations.

Sunday school schedule

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 17th.  The adult class will meet at 8:45a.m. each week. Youth of all ages will meet after worship at approximately 11:45 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.  




Outdoor Worship & Picnic

Monday, June 26th, 2017

This Sunday, July 2nd at 11:00a.m., join us for our annual Outdoor Worship & Picnic at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton.  We will meet at the picnic pavilion next to the gazebo and ranger station.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, paper products and cold drinks will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and invite a friend!  Our theme is Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July.  

Synod Assembly and Bishop Election

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Sunday, June 11th , Virginia Lutherans gathered at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia for Synod Assembly elected the Rev. Bob Humphrey of Muhlenberg, Harrisonburg to be the next Synod Bishop. 

We lift up prayers of thanksgiving for the faithful service of Bishop Jim Mauney and his family, and praise God for the past 18 years of ministry together.

We lift Bishop-elect Humphrey and his family. Grant him the wisdom, strength, grace, compassion, sense of humor, and patience necessary to serve.  

We lift up Synod Council and newly elected Council and committee members.

We lift up the ELCA as together we serve God and neighbor throughout the world.

We ask God to bless the Virginia Synod and to grant every thing that our Synod may need as we begin this new chapter.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen


Summertime at St. Paul’s

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

St. Paul’s Sunday school programs will take a break for the summer after class on May 21st.  Our Rally Day kick-off for the new season will be September 10th and the first day of classes in the fall will be September 17th. 

During the summer, our worship schedule remains the same–10:00a.m. on Sunday mornings, except on July 2nd when we have our outdoor worship & picnic.

On July 2nd, please join us at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, at 11:00a.m.  for worship followed by our annual picnic.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, paper products and cold drinks will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and invite a friend!  Our theme this year is “Red, White & Blue” for the 4th of July.  There will be NO services at the church on July 2nd.

This summer, we lift up special prayers of thanksgiving for the ministry of Bishop James Mauney of the Virginia Synod as he prepares to retire, and we ask God’s blessing on Synod Assembly the weekend of June 9th-11th and on the election of our new Bishop.   

A Trip down Memory Lane

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This Sunday, February 19th, at 10:00a.m., St. Paul’s invites you to join us for a special service celebrating our Lutheran heritage.  Worship will be based on the “Old Red Book,” The Service Book & Hymnal from 1958.  If you miss saying “Thee” and “Thou” and “Holy Ghost,” this is the service for you.  Invite a long-time Lutheran friend and revisit church the way it used to be in “the good old days.” 

Souper Bowl of Caring

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

CAN WE DO IT?  YOU BET WE CAN!!  976 cans and packages of soup were delivered to the H.E.L.P. Food Pantry for the Souper Bowl of Caring!  Next year?  1,000!!

Celebrating Epiphany

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Seems the camels got stuck in the snow, so we will celebrate the Epiphany of Our Lord this Sunday, January 15th with Holy Communion.  If your holidays aren’t complete without singing “We Three Kings”–now’s your chance!  Worship begins at 10:00a.m.