St. Paul Episcopal Church is a large, downtown parish in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a long history of moving worship, strong Christian formation and outreach. Worship is central to our life together as we gather to praise and be fed by the gifts of God.
All are welcome this Sunday, April 6, the Fifth Sunday in Lent
- Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. in the nave
- Evensong and Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
- Sermon by the Rev. Don Goodheart
Christian Formation 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
- In the Rector’s Forum this Sunday, April 6 at 9:15 a.m. in Colhoun A, the Rev. Don Goodheart, the Rev. Tom Murray and the Rev. Darby Everhard will present “Spiritual Food: The Sacraments.”
- At 9:15 a.m. Sunday, April 6, in Colhoun C, Dr. David Nelson will present “Romans,” the fourth session of his four-part series, The Story of the Bible.
- Lynn Parsley’s Sunday series, Some Things Bear Repeating, will conclude Sunday, April 6, at 9:15 a.m. in the chapel. For the final class, a discussion of apology and forgiveness will continue from last week.
- The Adult Confirmation class will meet Sunday, April 6, at 9:15 in the conference room.
EYC will meet Sunday, April 6, immediately following the 10:30 service until 1:45 p.m. in the youth room.
On Friday, May 2, St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry is sponsoring a Graylyn Butler’s Tour and Lunch. After a guided tour of the Graylyn Manor House, originally the home of Bowman Gray, Sr., and Nathalie Lyons Gray, the group will enjoy lunch in the Manor House dining room. The cost is $42 per person. The group boards the bus in the St. Paul’s parking lot at 10:50 a.m. To reserve a space, mail your check, payable to St. Paul’s, to Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at 723-4797.
St. Paul’s Preschool will host SPPring Sing on Wednesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Colhoun room. The fund-raising event will feature an art show with works by each Preschool student, performances by the children, a teachers’ crafts and bake sale, dinner and a silent auction.
Tickets are $7 each, or four for $25, and should be purchased by Sunday, April 20. Contact the Preschool office at 723-4395.
St. Paul’s Community Gatherings Committee will host its first gathering on Sunday, April 27, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. under the covered parking area near the west entrance, with Colhoun as a backup in case of rain.
An authentic Mexican dinner will be served to parishioners and Kids’ Café students and their families. The event will also feature live music and activities for children.
Contact Church Receptionist Peggy Slater at email@example.com or 723-4391, ext. 1201, by Tuesday, April 22, if you plan to attend.
For information about how you can support and participate in the Community Gatherings ministry, contact Grace Broughton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rector’s Forum will present a three-part series, Journey in Faith, at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, May 4 and 11 in Colhoun A.
- The first session on outreach as faith in action will be led by Outreach Minister Sally Dudley.
- The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke will present “Passage to India: Spiritual Dimensions of Travel” on May 4.
- An update of the Rector search is tentatively planned for May 11.
The church offices will be closed on Good Friday, April 18, and Easter Monday, April 21. Normal office hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22.
On Wednesday, April 16, in Colhoun A, St. Paul’s Seniors welcome Alan Hearst and the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Guitar Ensemble. Lunch ($6) begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. No reservation is necessary. Guests are welcome.
The ECW Spring Coffee will be on Monday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Colhoun B. All women of St. Paul’s are invited to attend. There will be a brief meeting followed by an update on plans for the 2014 Bazaar. Child care can be arranged for three or more children. Contact Lorre Ruffin at 722-4292 or email@example.com.
The Altar Guild invites parishioners to its annual Palm Cross Workshop on Thursday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in rooms 305 – 306. Experienced cross makers will teach participants how to make the crosses, which will be distributed at services on Palm Sunday. Lunch will be served at noon. Donations for lunch will be greatly appreciated.
The full schedule of Christian Formation opportunities at St. Paul’s throughout Lent are listed in the Soul Food and Our Faith brochure. Printed copies are available at the back of the nave, outside the chapel, at the west entrance and at the front desk. Throughout Lent–
- Prayer cards and other Lenten devotional materials are available at the back of the nave and outside the chapel.
- Parishioners may walk the Stations of the Cross in the nave throughout Lent. Booklets containing the liturgy are available at the back of the nave.
- The Labyrinth in the chapel will be open all day on Wednesdays during Lent, with a special emphasis on the time from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., right before the 5:30 Eucharist in the chapel.
Throughout the season of Lent, St. Paul’s will collect food for the South Fork Elementary School Family Food Pantry. Parishioners are encouraged to feed others by supplying pasta and pasta sauce, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned and packaged fruit, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, rice, beans, oatmeal, grits, breakfast bars and juice. Bring your donations to any of the Lenten formation events and place them on the specially-decorated cart.
The Wednesday Supper Series will conclude on April 9 in Colhoun A with “Soil and Sacrament, A Reflection on Feeding.” Supper is from 5:30 to to 6:15 and costs $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger, with a maximum of $20 per family. The program, from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m., features Fred Bahnson, Director of the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.