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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, August 19, the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost.

The Rev. Darby O. Everhard 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

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

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.

Lemonade on the Lawn, sponsored by Episcopal Church Women will be offered following the 10:00 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.

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.

Education for Ministry Group Forming

St. Paul’s Education for Ministry (EfM) group is now forming.

EfM is a four-year program designed by the School of Theology of Sewanee, the University of the South, to equip laypersons to engage in ministry. EfM involves intensive study of the Old Testament, the New Testament, church history and theology. EfM groups typically meet once a week for about two hours to discuss their studies and engage in theological reflection.

St. Paul’s EfM group is mentored by David Tamer. For more information about EfM, contact David at (336) 407-7345 or davelaw@bellsouth.net.

Young Adults to Study Homebrewed Guide

The Young Adults group for those in their 20s and 30s will begin their autumn Bible study on Thursday, August 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and meet every other week. This season, the group will read and discuss Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History: Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers by Bill Leonard.

Contact the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org  if you intend to participate.

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. A donation jar will be available for those who wish to help provide financial assistance with Kanuga Parish Weekend expenses. Feel free to wear your “picnic clothes” to the service. All are welcome.

 

Senior Adults to Visit Civil Rights Museum

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will take a day trip to Greensboro on Friday, August 31, to visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum for a docent-led tour.  The museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. It celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.

The group will eat lunch at Lucky 32 before returning to Winston-Salem.

The bus will leave the St. Paul’s side parking lot at 8:45 a.m. To reserve your place, send a check, payable to St. Paul’s with “Senior Trip” noted in the memo line,  for $20 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. The check covers transportation costs and admission to the museum. Lunch will be at your expense. Contact  Anne at arahn@stpauls-ws.org or (336) 723-4797.

Parish Ministry Fair

St. Paul’s will launch this year’s annual giving campaign, “Share Joy,” on September 9 with a parish ministry fair at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A to showcase the many ministries at St. Paul’s.

All are welcome to visit the fair to meet ministry leaders and explore volunteer opportunities to participate in the work of the church.

Senior Adults September Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 19, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome Health Educator Debbie Barr and Audiologist Kaila Higuchi as speakers.

They will offer a presentation about ACHIEVE, a Wake Forest Baptist Health research study comparing two programs that may promote healthy aging and cognitive health in older adults: a healthy aging education program and a hearing loss intervention that includes free hearing aids. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period about hearing loss.

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. No reservation is necessary. All are welcome.

Faith & Justice Program

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series will begin its 2018-2019 series on  Thursday, September 27 at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The program, titled “The Pot Within,” will be presented by the Rev. Rodney Stilwell, Senior Chaplain for Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries.

Drawing on Mark 7:32-37 and Romans 12:1-5, Stilwell will lead a time of listening to God through the work of the potter’s wheel. Using one part theater and one part theology, he will begin with Mark’s story of healing and discuss how listening brings us to transformation and away from destructive conformity.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.

Senior Trip to Kanuga

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will visit Kanuga Conference Center Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19, staying at the Kanuga Lake Inn.

The group will travel by coach bus, leaving the St. Paul’s parking lot at 8:30 Thursday morning and arriving at Kanuga in time for lunch.

After lunch, Activities Director Nate Williams will lead a moderately strenuous walk to the waterfalls in Dupont State Forest next door to Kanuga. Group members are also free to enjoy the afternoon on their own at Kanuga.

After a 5:00 p.m. reception, followed by dinner, the group will enjoy game night, featuring bridge, Chronology and other favorite card and board games.

Following breakfast at Kanuga Friday morning, after some free time, the group will take a LaZoom Asheville tour featuring sights of the city as well as entertainment by actors.

The group will enjoy lunch catered by 67 Biltmore on the way home. The bus is expected to arrive back in Winston-Salem by 5:30 p.m.

The total cost for the trip is $235 (double room) or $280 (single room). To reserve your place, mail a check to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn, payable to St. Paul’s with “senior Kanuga trip” noted in the memo line. Include your roommate’s name if you choose a double room.

Call Anne at (336) 723-4797 for more information.

La bohème

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry will take a group to see and hear Piedmont Opera’s production of Puccini’s La bohème at The Stevens Center of the UNCSA on Sunday afternoon, October 28.

A passionate, timeless story of love among young artists in Paris, La bohème is among the world’s most popular operas. Depicting the joys and sorrows of love and loss, the opera reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.

The group will meet in the side parking lot at St. Paul’s at 1:30 p.m. and travel by bus to The Stevens Center. To reserve your place, send a check for $62 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

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.