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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, February 18, the First Sunday in Lent.

The Rev. Darby O. Everhard will preach the first sermon in this year’s Lenten series, A Promise is a Promise: God’s Unfailing Love for Deal-Breakers Like Us.

  • Holy Eucharist at 7:45, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. in the nave
  • Choral Evensong at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Part one of the Rector’s Forum six-part class, Searching for a Script: The Ethics of Living a Christian Faith, will be led by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser and Matthew Phillips in Colhoun A at 10:15 to 11:00 a.m.

Know Thyself: The Enneagram as a Path of Grace and Mercy will be offered from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m., in Colhoun B and C. Class leaders will be the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, Nancy Dunn and Julie Smith. Today’s class, the first of nine, will focus on Enneagram type one: The Perfectionist.

Episcopal 101 Confirmation Class is underway and is meeting in the chapel. Sunday’s class on church history will be taught by Nick VanHorn.

Child care for infants and toddlers will be available during the Annual Meeting in rooms off the first-floor Preschool hallway, accessible through 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.

2018 Annual Meeting Report Recordings

Vestry Class of 2021

Henri Brown, Christine Storch, Richard Rogers and Bill Orr

Morning Prayer and the Annual Meeting were held in the nave at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 4. A brunch was held in the Colhoun Room following the meeting.

Junior Warden’s Report by Allan Burrows

2017 Treasurer’s Report by Carol Davis

Senior Warden’s Report by Sally Engram

Rector’s Report by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser

Henri Brown, Bill Orr, Richard Rogers and Christine Storch were  elected to serve a three-year term on the Vestry.

Junior and Senior Wardens Tom Connors and Allan Burrows
Junior and Senior Wardens Tom Connors and Allan Burrows

Tom Connors was elected Junior Warden. Allan Burrows is Senior Warden.

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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Rector’s Forum: Searching for a Script

Throughout Lent, the Rector’s Forum will explore Searching for a Script: The Ethics of Living a Christian Faith. Classes led by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser and Matthew Phillips will meet in Colhoun A at 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Christian ethics is the way we do worship beyond any constraints of time and place. While it might be tempting to see worship as a rehearsal and life as the “real thing,” the opposite is true: a life lived ethically is the way we prepare to worship.

This Lent, we will explore the aspects of prayer, penitence and reconciliation, intercession, offering and witness as they are expressed in the worship service, and see what connections we might make to how we live ethically in the world. Sessions will build on the work of Stanley Hauerwas and the Rev. Samuel Wells. Books by both authors are in the St. Paul’s library and St. Paul’s Bookshop.

Know Thyself: The Enneagram

Know Thyself: The Enneagram as a Path of Grace and Mercy will be offered Sunday February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m., in Colhoun B and C. Class leaders will be the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, Nancy Dunn and Julie Smith.

Building on the winter Enneagram seminar, this class will explore the nine personality types of the Enneagram model of the human psyche. Each type experiences change, stress, love and community differently, and we will learn not only about the intricacies of our individual types, but our relationships to other types around the circle. The class schedule is as follows:

February 18 – One: The Perfectionist
February 25 – Two: The Helper
March 4 – Three: The Achiever
March 11 – Four: The Individualist
March 18 – Five: The Thinker
April 8 – Six: The Loyalist
April 15 – Seven: The Adventurer
April 29 – Eight: The Challenger
May 6 – Nine: The Peacemaker

Episcopal 101

What’s a thurible? Why do we read so many Scripture lessons in church? What is the Episcopal Church doing to offer aid in the war in Syria? These and many other Episcopal questions are being addressed during our winter-spring 2018 session of Episcopal 101 on Sunday mornings between January 14 and April 15. Confirmation Sunday will be April 22.

Teachers are the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, the Rev. Darby O. Everhard, the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves, the Rev. John E. Shields and Nick Vanhorn.

Class Topics

  • January 14: The Anglican Ethos
  • January 21: Holy Baptism class notes (recording unavailable)
  • January 28: Signs and Symbols
  • February 4: Annual Meeting
  • February 11: Stop Hunger Now food packaging event
  • February 18: Church History
  • February 25: Anglican History
  • March 4: Scripture
  • March 11: The Book of Common Prayer
  • March 18: The Book of Common Prayer Practical Uses
  • March 21: Instructed Eucharist
  • March 25: Stewardship
  • April 1: Easter Day
  • April 8: Polity
  • April 15: Recap (or snow make-up day)

The classes are open to all members of St. Paul’s—newcomers and old-timers alike.

Choral Evensong

The St. Paul’s Chamber Choir will sing a service of Choral Evensong, Sunday, February 18 at 5:00 p. m.  in the chapel.

Canticles: Plainsong
Responses: William Byrd
Anthems: Miserere mei, Gregorio Allegri
Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake, attributed to Richard Farrant
Psalm 25: Plainsong

The Daily Office

Morning Prayer

All are welcome to meet for Morning Prayer in the chancel area of the nave weekdays at 8:15 a.m. to start the day in prayer and community.

Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer to lead the services. 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.

Evening Prayer

Weekdays, Monday, February 19 through Friday, March 23, 4:30 p.m. in the nave

Compline

Sundays, February 18 through March 18, 6:15 p.m. in the nave, March 25, 6:15 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday Sermon-Wednesday Supper Series

This year’s Lenten Sunday Sermon-Wednesday Supper Series explores the theme, A Promise is a Promise: God’s Unfailing Love for Deal-Breakers Like Us.

The sermon series will be preached on Sundays, February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18. The supper series will be Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Colhoun A, led by the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser and the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves.

Throughout the stories of the Old Testament, the people are called into covenant life with God. A promise of trust is established between God and all of creation. But over and over again, the people change their minds and break their promises. What doesn’t change, though, is God’s unfailing love for these imperfect deal breakers. This Lent, we will engage with the Scripture lessons and see what we might learn about ourselves and about God from Old Testament covenant teaching. The Wednesday night Bible study themes will be reflected in the following Sunday morning sermon.

  • February 18 – Promise of All Promises
  • February 21 and 25 – Promise of Family
  • February 28 and March 4 – Promise of Law
  • March 7 and 11 – Promise of Life
  • March 14 and 18 – Promise of Belonging

All Wednesday night parish gatherings include supper for the whole family from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Programs will be presented from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. The cost for supper will be $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12, with a maximum cost per family of $20. After supper, child care for children three years old and younger will be available in room 107 off the Preschool hallway. A program exploring the A Promise is a Promise theme will be offered for Pre-K students through fifth graders in the chapel.

February Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 21, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome back the Rev. Glenn Miller, United Methodist cleric and retired Navy chaplain. Miller will follow his popular October program on the five major religions with a program titled, “The Origin and Basic Beliefs of Islam.”

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.

Faith & Justice February Program

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, will continue Thursday, February 22 at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A. The program, titled “Immigration: Separating Fact from Fiction,” will be presented by parishioner Penni Bradshaw, a partner with Constangy Brooks & Smith and a Board-Certified Specialist in Immigration Law.

Has the U.S. become less welcoming to immigrants? Is it harder to immigrate to the U.S. from some countries than others? Penni will offer a brief history of immigration in this country and explore recent developments in immigration enforcement and policy.

Following the program, there will be a screening of an hour-long video recording of a recent Trinity Institute presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas, undocumented immigrant, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder of Define America.

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

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.

Interactive and Instructed Eucharist

The Gifts of God for the People of God: An Interactive and Instructed Eucharist will be offered on March 21, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Colhoun A. This final program in this year’s supper series will be led by the Rev. Darby O. Everhard, the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves and Nick VanHorn.

Why do we pray such a long prayer on Sundays before communion? What is really happening to the bread and the wine? The Holy Eucharist is saturated with words, symbols and gestures that point to deeper meaning. Ever wonder what that deeper meaning is? In an interactive set-up that encourages questions and engagement, we will participate in an Instructed Eucharist at the close of our Wednesday night supper series. As we prepare for Holy Week and Easter, let’s draw closer to one of the chief expressions of our worship of Jesus Christ, the Holy Eucharist.

This Wednesday night parish gathering will include supper for the whole family from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. The program will be presented from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. The cost for supper will be $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12, with a maximum cost per family of $20. After supper, child care for children three years old and younger will be available in room 107 off the Preschool hallway.

Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 21, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome St. Paul’s parishioner Dr. Tom DuBose, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, as luncheon speaker.

Tom’s program is titled, “Healthcare and Healthcare Policy: A Moving Target.”

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.

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.

Samaritan Inn Volunteer Opportunity

St. Paul’s needs six volunteers to serve the overnight shift at the Samaritan Inn, an 80-bed homeless shelter at 414 East Northwest Boulevard, from 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 through 8:00 a.m. Sunday, April 15.

Volunteers will serve dinner and breakfast to the men staying overnight at the shelter. During the night, each volunteer will take a two-hour shift watching security monitors.

To sign up, either as an individual or on behalf of your small group, visit the Sign-Up Genius page. For information, contact Director of Outreach Ministries the Rev. Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org or 723-4391, ext. 1502.

Troop 910 to Celebrate 100 Years

Boy Scout Troop 910 will host a 100th Anniversary and Reunion Dinner from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in Colhoun A. Current and former Troop and Pack 910 members, leaders and families are invited.

The following day, prayers will be offered for scouts during services at St. Paul’s.

Troop 910 was chartered as Troop 10 on April 15, 1918, and is the oldest Boy Scout troop in the Old Hickory Council still in operation. The dinner will celebrate the troop’s first 100 years.

To buy tickets and make donations, visit https://troop910.ticketleap.com/troop-910-100th-anniversary-banquet/

Visit the event Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1721822234781229/

Contact Bill Orr at borr2861@gmail.com.

Some Enchanted Evening

The Senior Adults Ministry will attend the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem’s production of “Some Enchanted Evening” on Sunday afternoon, April 15.

The program features songs by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein from musicals including Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and others. The bus will leave the side parking lot for The Arts Council Theatre at 1:30 p.m.

To reserve your place, send a check payable to St. Paul’s for $23 per ticket to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

Senior Adults Virginia Trip

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry will take an overnight trip to Virginia on Tuesday, May 22 to Wednesday, May 23.

The trip, planned and led by Sally Engram, will begin with a visit to Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s summer home. After lunch at the Liberty Station in Bedford, the group will tour the National D-Day Memorial. Following a reception at our hotel, the Appomattox Inn and Suites, we will dine at the Babcock House in Appomattox.

After breakfast at the Appomattox Inn we will visit the Appomattox Court House and the American Civil War Museum’s Appomattox location. The group will eat box lunches from Babcock House on the way back to Winston-Salem.

The total cost of the trip, including transportation by coach bus, meals and lodging, is $196 per person, double occupancy, or $246 for a single room. The bus will leave the St. Paul’s parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22 and is expected back by 5:00 p.m. the following day. To reserve your place, send a check payable to St. Paul’s for the full trip cost 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.