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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, August 20, the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

The Rev. John E. Shields 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

Lemonade on the Lawn will follow the 10:00 a.m. service.

Child care for infants and toddlers will be available from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 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 for children three years old and older.

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.

August 20 Youth Ministries
August 27 Lemonade will not be served
The Parish Picnic will be held near the Goodheart Entrance in the back of the church

Donate a Book Bag

Parishioners are invited to donate a backpack-style book bag for one or more Kids’ Café students. Labels with the children’s names, gender (B for boy and G for girl) and school grade are posted on the outreach bulletin board in the first-floor stairwell off the Goodheart Entrance. Peel off and remove the label for the child to receive the backpack.

Suitable backpacks are available locally at Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Ollie’s, Gabe’s, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx.

Bring the backpack, marked with the child’s name, gender and grade, to the front desk or to Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries Sally Dudley’s office by Wednesday, August 23.

Shredding Event

St. Paul’s will host a free shredding, recycling and donation event to benefit The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem on Saturday, August 26, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in the parking lot behind the church. All are welcome to bring documents to shred, as well as computers and electronic equipment to be recycled. Donations of clothing, housewares, books, DVDs and furniture will also be accepted for sale in the Salvation Army Family Store.  Cathode ray tube televisions will not be accepted. Cash donations may be dropped in the Red Kettle. COR365 Information Solutions is donating the shredding services.

Parish Picnic

St. Paul’s Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, August 27, following the 10:00 a.m. service. The picnic will be held on the church grounds. St. Paul’s will provide the meal. Donations will be accepted to a Kanuga Scholarship Fund. Feel free to wear your “picnic clothes” to the service. All are welcome.

 

Blessing Teachers, Students and Book Bags

On Sunday, August 27, during the 10:00 a.m. service, St. Paul’s will offer blessings to teachers and students as they begin the new school year. Children and youth who wish to receive a special blessing of their book bags are invited to bring them forward during the announcements, after the Peace.

Hawaiian Sunday

St. Paul’s Children’s Ministries will celebrate Hawaiian Sunday on August 27. All are encouraged to wear Hawaiian clothing to the 10:00 a.m. service and the parish picnic afterwards. Children in Children’s Chapel will hear water stories from the Bible. After lunch, children will hear more water stories and play water games. Towels are encouraged.

Cub Scout Bike Rodeo and Ice Cream Social

St. Paul’s Cub Scout Pack 910 is hosting a Bike Rodeo and Ice Cream Social in the back parking lot at Whitaker Elementary School on Sunday, August 27, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Boys from first through fifth grade are invited to bring their bikes, helmets and families to meet the Pack’s scouts and Pack leaders and consider becoming part of their exciting and fun plans for 2017-2018.

Current scouts, wear your “Class B” Pack shirts and bring a friend to share scouting.

To find out more about your son’s becoming part of the tradition, join the Pack’s Facebook group or contact Matthew Phillips at (336) 462-8687.

 

Education for Ministry Group Forming

St. Paul’s Education for Ministry (EfM) group is now forming. EfM is a four-year program offered by the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South.

EfM equips lay persons responding to the call to Christian ministry. Participants study Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology.

Contact David Tamer at davelaw@bellsouth.net or (336) 407-7345.

New in St. Paul’s Bookshop

New in the St. Paul’s Bookshop, Chemo Pilgrim: An 18-week Journey of Healing and Holiness by the Rev. Cricket Cooper is a very personal book of illness, spirituality, and healing.

The Rev. Cooper, an Episcopal priest, received a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, for which she would need to undergo an 18-week/six-cycle chemotherapy treatment plan. She decided to pair each of the chemo treatments, if possible, with a pilgrimage to some holy site or religious community. The journey’s sharp ups and downs led her to understand that there is one path and we travel it together—sometimes to unexpected places.

After counting down the 18 weeks of the chemo, much to her oncologist’s (and Cooper’s) chagrin, the cancer was not cured. The book recounts her subsequent month of radiation therapy. Cooper’s terror of this treatment was allayed when she was able to see the radiation as “Healing Light” and realize that December—her radiation month—is also the month of the Jewish Festival of Lights, of the Solstice, of Christian Advent/Nativity/ Epiphany and other faith-based celebrations of light.

Taking as her meditation the Episcopal Collect for Advent 1: “Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light,” she explored what this might mean beyond the context of Advent and in her own situation.

While waiting for the “all-clear” report from the doctors, Cooper faces residual issues of moving from the status of being a patient to the status of being “a survivor.”

You do not need to have or have had cancer to appreciate this book.  Any of life’s adversities will do.  This book is peppered with wisdom, including the deepest of wisdoms – differentiating pain from suffering.

St. Paul’s Bookshop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day weekend.

Profits from the Bookshop support outreach at St. Paul’s.

The Daily Office

All are welcome to meet for Morning Prayer in the chancel area of the nave at 8:15 a.m. on weekdays through the summer, though no officiant will be scheduled.

Morning Prayer led by scheduled officiants will resume on Monday, September 11.

Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer as officiants at Morning Prayer this fall. Contact the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1211, or sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org if you would like to serve.

Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 20, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome the Rev. Darby O. Everhard, Associate Rector, as luncheon speaker.

Darby’s program will focus on her trip to the Galápagos Islands during her sabbatical earlier this year.

Fellowship begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 in the Colhoun Room. The program begins at noon. The cost is $6.00. All are welcome.

Portrait Directories Ready for Pick-up

St. Paul’s 2017 Portrait Directories are available for pick-up at the front desk during office hours by individuals and families pictured.

One copy has been reserved for each household of those pictured.

Additional copies are available to parishioners who would like a copy, one per household, while supplies last.

 

 

Jail and Prison Ministries Training

The Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries will offer a training session for volunteers on Sunday, October 15, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 950 File Street, Winston Salem NC 27101.

St. Paul’s Prison Ministry conducts a worship service at the jail four times a year. Current volunteers must receive this training annually to remain active in the ministry. Upon completing the training, new volunteers may begin serving after the jail staff processes their applications.

Trainees must be at least 21 years old and are asked to bring a photocopy of their driver’s license or other photo ID to the training session.

Contact Temp or Amy Elliott at (336) 924-6790 or nthia19@aol.com.

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.

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.