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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, July 2, the fourth 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 be offered after 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.

July 2 Flower Guild
July 9 St. Ruth’s Circle
July 16 Dudley Colhoun Men’s Prayer Breakfast
July 23 Summer Enrichment Sunday and Potluck Lunch
July 30 Stephen Ministry
August 6 ROSES Visitation Ministry
August 13 Episcopal Church Women
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

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, while supplies last.

 

 

Flip Flops Needed for Mission Trips

Flip flop-style thong sandals and new and gently-used running shoes of all sizes are being collected for refugees in Greece.

Two groups of St. Paul’s parishioners will deliver the donated shoes during mission trips to Greece in July.

Leave your gift in the green bin in the Goodheart Entrance by Sunday, July 9.

Summer Enrichment Program Support Needed

The Summer Enrichment Program, one of St. Paul’s longest-running outreach ministries, will kick off its 45th year on Monday, July 3, and continue through Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday.

The program includes creative activities, swimming, field trips and other opportunities for 60 to 80 first- through ninth-grade children  from the Boston-Thurmond and Weatherwood neighborhoods.

Give a Gift

Summer Enrichment Program staff members and volunteers are calling on parishioners to provide essential supplies, including:

  • White bath towels (so that all children receive the same color towel)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent wipes
  • Men’s and women’s deodorant
  • Flashlights, including batteries

Leave your donation in the specially-marked green bin in the Goodheart Entrance. You can also bring your donation as a birthday gift to the Pentecost Party after the 10:00 service on June 4.

To make a financial contribution to the program, send your check, payable to St. Paul’s with “Summer Enrichment” in the memo line, to Sally Dudley, Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries.

Volunteer

Summer Enrichment Program volunteer opportunities include preparing lunches, leading activities, sponsoring field trips, and supporting the program financially.  Adults and older youth interested in volunteering should contact Vicki Robins, SEP Advisory Committee Chair, at robins04@earthlink.net or (336) 416-3842.

Jail and Prison Ministries Training

The Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries will offer a training session for volunteers on Sunday, July 16, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

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.

Alain Truche to Play in Pipe Organ Series

Assistant Organist and Choirmaster Dr. Alain Truche will be one of three organists to present Baroque-fest II The Noack, Op. 87, 1978, on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 South Hawthorne Road.

The program, hosted by the Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Series, will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach and others played on the church’s Noack organ. The other organists are Frances Burmeister and Dr. Don Armitage.

Admission is free.

ReadWS Information Sessions

For those interested in tutoring struggling readers, ReadWS is hosting information sessions.

  • Wednesday, July 26, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Robinhood Road Family YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem
  • Thursday, July 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem
  • Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem

Contact Pam Blizard at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509, or pam@readws.org if you plan to attend.

Tutor Training Sessions

October Seven-Day Training, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,17 and 19 at St. Paul’s

January Seven-Day Training, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on January 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and February 1 at St. Paul’s

Vacation Bible School

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School, to be offered from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Monday July 31 through Friday, August 4, in Colhoun A. This year’s theme is Rome: Paul and the Underground Church. Guided by St. Paul, children will explore a crowded Roman marketplace, tiptoe past watchful Roman guards, encourage first-century Christians who meet in a dark cave, race chariots and make daily discoveries about God’s love.

 Volunteer

Volunteers are needed!  Download a volunteer form to see the opportunities available to adults and youth in sixth grade and higher.

Support

Parishioners are asked to supply the following:

  • 10 Laundry baskets (to borrow)
  • Plastic wading pool (to borrow)
  • 10 Bamboo styluses
  • 10 Gift boxes
  • 50 Paper grocery sacks
  • Newspaper or newsprint (need lots!)
  • 10 Bed sheets (flat-any size)
  • 10 Tacky quick dry glue
  • 10 Elmer’s Glue
  • Paper towels (5 rolls)
  • Baby Wipes (5 containers)
  • 4 rolls Aluminum Foil (Heavy Duty)
  • Paint, including any type of water colors (washable)
  • 200 Wooden clothespins
  • 5 packages Post-Its, an color
  • 12  Rulers
  • 10 two-foot lengths of 8-inch wide cardboard tubes
  • 1 Roll of duct tape
  • 2 Cardboard refrigerator boxes
  • 1 Roll black plastic sheeting
  • 110 Paper plates (dinner sized)
  • Religious foam stickers
  • 7 Jump ropes
  • 8 Hula Hoops
  • 7 Tennis balls
  • 6 Large bowls
  • 40 Bags of flour
  • Ring of skeleton keys

Register

Registration is limited to 100 children.

The cost is $15 for one child and $10 for each additional sibling, payable at the time of registration. Scholarships are available.

The first 40 families to register and the first 10 adult volunteers receive a free CD. Additional CDs are available for $10 each.

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

Scholarships are available. For details, contact Deacon Lauren at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

Contact

For information or to volunteer, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, August 16, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome Ginger Hendricks, Executive Director of Bookmarks, as luncheon speaker.

Bookmarks sponsors the Carolinas’ largest literary arts gathering, the annual Festival of Books and Authors, and an Authors in Schools program. Hendricks will talk about Bookmark’s new independent, non-profit bookstore at 634 West Fourth Street, suite 110, as well as plans for this year’s festival, September 7 though 10.

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.

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.

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.