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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, June 24, the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost.

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves will preach.

  • Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. in the nave
  • Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

On June 24, we celebrate the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. Our patronal feast commemorates the two greatest leaders of the early church and especially St. Paul for his commitment to Christ and his fervent proclamation of the Gospel.

All are welcome to participate in Summer Choir which will sing at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday services through September 2.

June 24 will be Superhero Sunday at St. Paul’s.

Lemonade on the Lawn, sponsored by various ministries of the church, will follow the 10:00 service.

EYC will meet in the youth room from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for “Board with Summer” board game night.

Child care for infants and toddlers will be available during the 10:00 a.m. service in rooms off the first-floor Preschool hallway, accessible through the Goodheart Entrance. Children’s Chapel will be offered during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Visit an online liturgical calendar listing the readings for Sundays and major Holy Days from the Revised Common Lectionary. Read Fred Horton’s commentaries on the diocesan web site.

Lemonade on the Lawn

Lemonade on the Lawn, sponsored by various ministries of the church, will follow the 10:00 service. Parents are asked to pick up children from child care before joining the gathering.

June 24 Music Ministry
July 1 Flower Guild
July 8 Senior Adults
July 15 Summer Enrichment Sunday lunch. Lemonade on the Lawn will not be offered.
July 22 Caring in Community Committee
July 29 Boy Scouts
August 5 ROSES Visitation Ministry
August 12 Faith and Justice Committee
August 19 Episcopal Church Women

Church on the Go!

The Children’s Ministries has assembled Church on the Go! bags for vacationing St. Paul’s families who want a portable worship experience to take with them on their travels.

Each bag contains all that’s needed to make an altar and conduct a worship service. Also included are prayers, a finger labyrinth and Trip Talks. For children, there are coloring and puzzle activities with crayons, coloring pencils and stickers.

The bags will be available at the back of the nave all summer. Families going on vacation are asked to take only one bag.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“A Season of Giving?”
Presented Sunday, December 13, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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At a time of year when we are presented with so many opportunities to give, what are we, as Christians, to do when directly confronted by those known as “panhandlers?” How do we give in that context? Or do we give at all? Dixon discussed the theology of Christian giving and offered some brass-tacks practical advice for dealing with those who confront us to solicit our gifts.

Living While Black

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, continued on Thursday, November 19. The program, titled, “Beyond the Headlines: Living While Black,” featured parishioners Joyce Jacob-Mua and her son Louis-Patrick Mua and the Rev. Lawrence Womack, Rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. Their conversation focused on the challenges racism imposes on everyday life for African Americans. The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser facilitated.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 6 of 6”
Presented Sunday, November 1, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

November 1, 2015, Class by David Nelson

“How God Came to Be: An Exploration of the Trinity”
Living the Trinity
Presented November 1, 2015, by Dr. David Nelson

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Dr. David Nelson presented a six-part series, How God Came to Be: An Exploration of the Trinity, on Sundays in the chapel, beginning September 20 and concluding November 1, 2015. The class explored the doctrine of the Trinity by considering how it came to be within the context of the church’s witness and worship.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 5 of 6”
Presented Sunday, October 25, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Law Enforcement and the African American Community, Part 2

“Law Enforcement and the African American Community, Part 2”
Presented October 22, 2015, at St. Paul’s

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The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, continued on Thursday, October 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Colhoun Room. The program featured parishioner Joyce Jacob-Mua and Winston-Salem Chief of Police Barry Rountree. The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, Rector, and the Rev. Corey Miller facilitated the discussion.

Sunday, October 18, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 4 of 6”
Presented Sunday, October 18, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Sunday, October 4, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 3 of 6”
Presented Sunday, October 4, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Sunday, September 27, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 2 of 6”
Presented Sunday, September 27, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Law Enforcement and the African American Community

“Law Enforcement and the African American Community”
Presented September 24, 2015, at St. Paul’s

Please note: This recording includes the soundtrack of a video containing profanity.

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The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, returned for its third season on Thursday, September 24, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Colhoun Room. The program was the first of a two-part series titled, “Beyond the Headlines: Law Enforcement and the African-American Community.” The September 24 session was a conversation with John Lewis, St. Paul’s Building and Grounds Supervisor, a Mason and former football player and winner of the Brian Piccolo Award at Wake Forest University, and Mark Davidson, a retired N.C. Highway Patrol Officer and candidate for Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Also participating in the conversation were St. Paul’s Rector the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser and the Rev. Corey Miller.

Sunday, September 20, 2015, Rector’s Forum

“The Beautitudes, Part 1 of 6”
Presented Sunday, September 20, 2015, by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

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Starting on Sunday, September 20, and concluding on November 1, 2015, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser presented Blessed Are: The Beatitudes. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who get insulted. They are all named as blessed by Jesus. But what does that mean, why is it important, and why would Jesus kick off his longest recorded sermon with all these blessing proclamations? Parishioners joined Dixon in a six-session deep dive into this group of sayings, often called the Beatitudes, with discussions about the meaning of blessings, and what it means for our lives today.

Help Make VBS 2018
a Success

VBS will be offered from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Monday July 30 through Friday, August 3, in Colhoun A. This year’s theme is Rolling River Rampage.

Theme-related decorations and supplies are needed, and there are still openings to register children and volunteer helpers. Donations to provide scholarships for invited guests from the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope family shelter and Kids’ Café are also welcome.

Decorations and Supplies Needed

  • Rafts (to borrow)
  • Fake trees (to borrow)
  • Pup tents (to borrow)
  • Camping chairs (to borrow)
  • Fishing net (to borrow)
  • Small net
  • Paddles or oars (to borrow)
  • Rope
  • Toy fish/plastic fish (14)
  • Blue sheets or blankets
  • Broom
  • Bowls
  • Pots and pans (to borrow)
  • Funnel
  • Eye dropper
  • Wicker basket (to borrow)
  • Laundry baskets (4 to borrow)
  • Bucket
  • Kitchen timers (6)
  • Paint stirrers
  • Dollies (4- wheel, to borrow)
  • Google eyes (self-adhesive)
  • Cut cloth (less than 6-inch squares)
  • Glue dots
  • Tape-scotch tape and masking tape
  • Clay
  • Disposable foil pans (4)
  • Aluminum trays (3)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Freezer paper
  • Dish soap
  • Plastic cups
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Coffee filters
  • Small drinking cups
  • Diaper Genie bags
  • Rain gutter (2 about 6 feet each)
  • Blue tarp
  • Car wash sponge (large)
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Baking soda
  • Cornmeal
  • Food coloring
  • Cooking oil
  • Egg cartons
  • Straws
  • 1-liter bottles (11 empty, with tops)
  • Pennies
  • River rocks
  • Cones (game)
  • Wading pool (to borrow)
  • Toddler slide (to borrow)
  • Frisbees
  • Hula hoops (10)
  • Cooler (large to borrow)
  • Spray bottles (empty)
  • Balloons
  • Bed sheets (flat)
  • Towels (bath and beach)

Registration

Registration is now open to all. The cost is $15 per child, payable by check when you return your registration form.

Download a registration form

Please mail your check and your completed registration form to:

The Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
520 Summit Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Volunteers

The following positions are open. Complete written instructions will be provided.

  • Craft helpers
  • Game leader and helpers
  • Science leader
  • Mission and outreach helper
  • Snack leader and helper
  • River guides

To volunteer to help, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

Scholarships

To donate to the scholarships fund or to apply for a scholarship for a child, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

Senior Adults’ June Luncheon

On Wednesday, June 20, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome Ron Morris, author of the Winston-Salem Journal’s “Bird’s-Eye View” column, as luncheon speaker. Morris was president of the Audubon Society of Forsyth County and is a retired curator of the North Carolina Zoo.

His program is titled, “Bird-Friendly Gardening.”

Fellowship begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 in the Colhoun Room. The program begins at noon. The cost is $6. All are welcome.

 

Superhero Sunday

June 24 will be Superhero Sunday at St. Paul’s.

Children–adults, too!–are encouraged to celebrate the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul by dressing for the 10:00 a.m. service as their favorite superheroes.

Children’s Chapel and activities after the service focus on what qualities make a superhero.

Young Adults’
Taco Tuesday

On Tuesday, June 26, the Young Adults’ group will meet at 6:00 p.m. for Taco Tuesday at Mi Pueblo, 644 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103.

The Young Adults’ group, for parishioners and friends in their 20s and 30s, normally meets for tacos on the last Tuesday of each month. Contact the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org to express your interest and join the email list.

Summer Enrichment Sunday

All are invited to celebrate the Summer Enrichment Program’s 46th anniversary on Summer Enrichment Sunday, July 15.

Program participants, their families, volunteers, supporters and staff will be honored at the 10:00 a.m. service, followed by a potluck lunch for all in Colhoun A.

Fried chicken, dessert and beverages will be provided. Parishioners are asked to bring side dishes to share. St. Paul’s youth will accept dishes outside the church before the service and take them to the Colhoun Room.

Center of Hope Summer Dinners

Thanks to all who have volunteered, all slots for the dinner teams have been filled. Watch for more volunteer opportunities in the coming months.

The Rev. Nancy Vaders, Director of Outreach Ministries, has organized teams from St. Paul’s to provide dinner at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope family shelter on Tuesday, June 12, Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, August 14. Every meal provided by volunteers saves the center approximately $500 and is much appreciated.

The Center of Hope is at 1255 North Trade Street in Winston-Salem, 27101. To ask questions or volunteer offline, contact Nancy Vaders at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1502 or nvaders@stpauls-ws.org. To volunteer online, click the links below.

June 12 Dinner Group

Volunteers gathered in the St. Paul’s kitchen to help prepare the meal and delivered and served it to approximately 120 guests at the Center of Hope.

July 17 Pizza Party

Volunteers will meet at the Center of Hope at 3:30 p.m. to prepare salad and serve pizza, salad and dessert starting at 4:30. Everyone should be ready to go home by 6:15 p.m. Volunteer to help by visiting the Sign-Up Genius page.

August 14 Cookout

St. Paul’s volunteers will help the Center of Hope offer an old-fashioned cookout, preparing and serving hot dogs, burgers, chips and dessert. One or two grills are needed as well as volunteers to help cook and serve. The event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 3:30 p.m., with dinner served at 4:30. The group will be done by 6:30. To help with this event, visit the Sign-Up Genius page.

ReadWS Information Session

For those interested in helping struggling readers and their parents, ReadWS is hosting an information session about its Augustine Literacy Project® and its Reading Party programs.

The next session will be held on Tuesday, July 31, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane.

Call  (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509, or email info@readws.org if you plan to attend.

Parish Picnic

St. Paul’s Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, August 26, following the 10:00 a.m. service. The picnic will be held on the church grounds. St. Paul’s will provide the meal. Feel free to wear your “picnic clothes” to the service. All are welcome.

 

Memorials Committee Funding Requests

Funding Requests to the Memorials Committee are now being accepted.

The committee oversees and recommends expenditures from the St. Paul’s Memorial Fund, comprised of all unrestricted memorial gifts to the church. Any St. Paul’s program or ministry may apply.

Contact Parish Administrator Tom McDowell at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1214 or tmcdowell@stpauls-ws.org for instructions and application forms.