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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, May 26, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

The “8 and 10” summer schedule begins this Sunday.

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

Children’s Chapel will be offered during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Child care will be available for infants through three-year-olds during the 10:00 a.m. service in rooms 107 and 114 off the Preschool hallway, accessible from the Goodheart Entrance.

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.

Hospital Visits Update

In years past, we have been able to call both Baptist and Forsyth hospitals and check a religious census each day to see if any members of St. Paul’s were in the hospital.

Policies at Forsyth (and all Novant Hospitals) have recently changed, and they are no longer producing the religious census. This means that if you or a member of your immediate family go into the hospital and you want a pastoral visit, you will need to call or email St. Paul’s to let us know.

At this time, Baptist still has a religious census we can check, but we strongly encourage you to let us know about hospital admissions regardless, so we can be available to you if that would be helpful.

There will be an article about all of this in the summer issue of ParishLife. If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Darby O. Everhard at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1209, or deverhard@stpauls-ws.org.

Homebrewed Church History, class 2 of 3

Sunday, February 17, 2019
“Homebrewed Church History”

Dr. Bill Leonard and Matthew Phillips, teachers

Dr. Leonard’s recent column for Baptist News Global,An ‘apology’ is not ‘repentance’: responding to clergy sexual abuse and other crises in American Christianity” addresses questions raised in this class.

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Dash Baseball

St. Paul’s parishioners and staff members will attend a Dash baseball game together on Friday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $13 each. Make your check payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with “Dash” in the memo line.

To buy tickets, see Betsy Reiners at the church offices or contact her at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1219, or breiners@stpauls-ws.org.

Pentecost Celebration

On Sunday, June 9, the Day of Pentecost, St. Paul’s will celebrate the birth of the Church with a parish-wide Pentecost Celebration, in and around the covered parking area near the Goodheart Entrance, following the 10:00 service.

Lunch, including fried chicken, potato salad, rolls and cake will be provided. Vegetarian options will also be available.

Music and fun activities for all ages will be offered, including a fire juggler, balloon animals, magic tricks and games.

Wear red!

Birthday Gifts to Support Outreach

Parishioners are encouraged to bring birthday gifts to the Pentecost Party to support the Summer Enrichment Program and Kids’ Café.

Camp Bob Campers’ needs:

  • Rain jackets or ponchos
  • Athletic socks
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Towels for swimming
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlights
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Disposable cameras
  • Battery-operated personal fans

Kids’ Café needs:

  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Color pencils
  • Color markers
  • Highlighters
  • Dixon Ticonderoga or Dixon Oriole brand pencils
  • Pencil pouches
  • Rulers
  • Staplers and staples
  • College-ruled and wide-ruled loose-leaf notebook paper
  • College-ruled and wide-ruled composition notebooks (no spiral-bound notebooks, please)

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 16 Caring in Community Committee
June 23
June 30 Faith & Justice Committee
July 7
July 14 Summer Enrichment Sunday potluck luncheon
July 21
July 28 Episcopal Church Women
August 4 Scouts BSA
August 11 ROSES visitation ministry
August 18 Senior Adults ministry
August 25 Choristers

June Senior Adults Luncheon

On Wednesday, June 19, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome as speaker Jackie Alexander, Artistic Director of the National Black Theatre Festival.

Alexander will offer a preview of this summer’s festival, July 29 through August 3, featuring more than 100 performances in venues throughout Winston-Salem. Highlights will include live theater, films, seminars, a teen poetry slam and a star-studded celebrity gala.

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 reservations are necessary. All are welcome.

Supplies Needed for Camp Bob Campers

This summer, during the second week of July, St. Paul’s will send approximately 20 middle-schoolers from our Summer Enrichment Program to Kanuga’s Camp Bob, an uplifting summer camping experience for children who otherwise might not be able to attend camp.

Camp Bob’s program, for children between 8 and 17 years old, is specifically designed to develop trust and hope in all its participants. Thanks to sponsorship from more than 20 churches, including St. Paul’s, and other organizations across the Southeast, approximately 1,000 children attend Camp Bob each summer at no cost to their families.

Parishioners are asked to donate supplies St. Paul’s campers will need for the week. The most-needed supplies include:

  • Rain jackets or ponchos
  • Athletic socks
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Towels for swimming
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlights
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Disposable cameras
  • Battery-operated personal fans

Donations may be dropped off in the “Camp Bob 2019” bin located at the Goodheart Entrance by Wednesday, July 3.

Summer Enrichment Sunday

All are invited to celebrate the Summer Enrichment Program’s 47th anniversary on Summer Enrichment Sunday, July 14.

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.

Youth Episcopal Pilgrimage to Washington

St. Paul’s youth in ninth through twelfth grades and 2019 confirmands are invited to join Director of Youth Ministries Nick VanHorn on an Episcopal Pilgrimage to Washington, DC, Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26.

The group will view historic places through the lens of the Episcopal tradition, studying social justice at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where the Rev. King spoke and discussing supersessionism after visiting the Holocaust museum. The group will also visit the Museum of the Bible, the National Cathedral and other “surprise” locations.

The cost is $425. Registration and a $100 deposit are required to reserve a spot. Scholarships are available. Deposits are non-refundable unless all spots are filled.

Space is very limited and will be filled as registrations and deposits are received. A waiting list will be kept once all spaces have been filled.

For more information and to register for the trip, contact Nick at nvanhorn@stpauls-ws.org.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be offered Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This year’s theme is, “To Mars and Beyond.” Registration is open to all children from three years old through rising sixth-graders.

The To Mars and Beyond space travel adventure will encourage voyagers to explore where God’s power can take them.  Along the way, children will discover new possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God!

All are welcome to attend the closing program at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 2, in Colhoun A.

Adult and teen-aged volunteer Star Guides and Station Leaders are needed to help make the journey successful. Star Guides lead the voyagers from adventure to adventure. Each voyager group will need at least one adult guide and one teen guide to keep the voyagers safe and on mission. Each Station consists of at least one adult and one teen to put the voyagers through their training.  The stations include Bible Story, Drama, Crafts, Science, Recreation, Snacks, Mission and Power Launchers. Adults are also needed to help voyagers find their space crews at the beginning of each day.

To volunteer, contact the Rev. Lauren Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

To register a child, download the registration form and mail it to Lauren, along with your check, payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, for $15 per child. Scholarships are available.

Seniors’ Fall Trip to Trinity Center

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry will sponsor a three-day, two-night trip to Trinity Episcopal Center on the Outer Banks Wednesday, October 16 through Friday, October 18.

The trip will feature lunch at the Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, a walking and bus tour of historic downtown Beaufort, the choice of a coastline cruise or a visit to the North Carolina Maritime Museum and a tour of Tryon Palace in New Bern.

The coach bus will leave St. Paul’s parking lot at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, arriving in Kinston in time for lunch. Upon arrival at the 62-acre Trinity Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Salter Path, there will be opportunities for walking on the beach, socializing, dining and playing games.

The group will spend Thursday touring historic Beaufort by foot and bus. After a waterfront lunch at The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery, group members may choose to enjoy either a coastline cruise on Miss Crystal Coast with Captain George or a visit to the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

After breakfast on Friday, the group will go to New Bern to visit Tryon Palace and tour the palace, kitchen, stable and formal gardens. There will be box lunches on the bus, which will arrive back in Winston-Salem by 6:00 p.m.

The total cost for everything is $405 (double room) or $475 (single room). To reserve your place, send a $200 deposit to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn, with the balance due by Sunday, September 1. Anne asks that you register early, as it greatly helps with room reservations at Trinity Center.

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.