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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, October 22, the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost.

The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will preach.

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

Formation classes for all ages continue this Sunday.

Continuing through October, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser is presenting Choosing Wisely: The Wisdom of the Proverbs for a High-Anxiety Digital Age at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A.

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves and the Rev. Darby O. Everhard are continuing a six-part class, Episcopal 202, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 in the chapel. All Christians struggle sometimes with knowing their own spiritual gifts and figuring out how to use them. Episcopal 202 is designed to orient us to the distinctly Anglican ways of prayer, worship, fellowship and service through the various ministries at St. Paul’s. Come learn how you might grow deeper in your faith in the coming year.

Child care for infants and toddlers is available from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in rooms off the first-floor Preschool hallway, accessible through the Goodheart Entrance. Children’s Chapel is offered during the 9:00 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.

Annual Giving Campaign

As of Wednesday, October 11, 290 pledges totaled $1,281,977.90, bringing us 61% of the way to our $2,100,000 campaign goal. Mail your completed pledge card to Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries Sally Dudley at church or pledge online. Contact Sally at sdudley@stpauls-ws.org or (336) 723-4391, ext. 1502.

‘Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow’

St. Paul’s 2018 annual giving campaign, “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,” began on Sunday, September 17 and concluded with a parish-wide celebration on October 15.

Pledges will continue to be welcome at any time.

A campaign video by Todd Davis, “Got Dox?” premiered at the Parish Ministry Fair. The video features parishioners singing the Old 100th.

For more information about the campaign, visit the Annual Giving section of the web site.

Read a campaign message from our Rector, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser.

Read a campaign message from Campaign Co-Chairs Laura and Brad Ross.

Read about three generations of one family for whom St. Paul’s is the family’s “foundation and rock.”

Pledge online.

Choosing Wisely

The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will present Choosing Wisely: The Wisdom of the Proverbs for a High-Anxiety Digital Age at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A on September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Have you ever had trouble sleeping because you were worried about something? Have you ever wondered why entertainment news gets as much airtime as humanitarian crises? Do you ever question if our culture has lost the ability to discern what is truly important and what is not?

If these questions resonate with you, then there is good news for you: you are not alone. Human beings have wrestled with these same issues for thousands of years and there is a whole body of literature to help us navigate them: The Wisdom Tradition.

Join Dixon for a six-week Bible study exploring the history, theology and central themes of the book of Proverbs. Proverbs means “to choose” and this class will demonstrate the ways ancient wisdom can help us all to choose wisely in an age of fake news, celebrity gossip and high anxiety.

Episcopal 202

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves and the Rev. Darby O. Everhard will teach a six-part class, Episcopal 202, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 in the chapel.

Have you ever felt stuck and unable to move forward in your faith? Are you struggling with deeper engagement with a ministry that is meaningful to you?

Whether you are new to the Episcopal Church, new to St. Paul’s, or have been here for a long time, this is a common experience. All Christians struggle sometimes with knowing their own spiritual gifts and figuring out how to use them.

Episcopal 202 is designed to orient us to the distinctly Anglican ways of prayer, worship, fellowship and service through the various ministries at St. Paul’s. Come learn how you might grow deeper in your faith in the coming year.

Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, October 18, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome the Rev. Glenn Miller, United Methodist cleric and retired Navy Chaplain, as luncheon speaker.

Miller will give a brief synopsis of the five major religions and their interaction.

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.

October Faith & Justice Program

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, will continue its 2017-18 speaker series on Thursday, October 26, at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The speaker will be John Senior, PhD, Director of the Art of Ministry Program and Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethics and Society Wake Forest University School of Divinity. His program is titled, “Water Rich, Water Poor: Water Security in an Age of Climate Change.”

Under the conditions of climate change, water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. What obligations do Christians—particularly, Christians in the Global North whose access to resources is relatively secure—bear to those who face challenges to water and other forms of resource security?

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

Senior Adults to Attend Opera

All tickets are sold.

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will attend Piedmont Opera’s production of “Silent Night” at the Stevens Center on Sunday afternoon, October 29.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, which recounts the spontaneous Christmas truce of the First World War, has traveled the globe and is now making its North Carolina premiere.

The cost is $62 per person. The bus will leave St. Paul’s side parking lot at 1:30 p.m. To reserve your seat, send your check, payable to St. Paul’s, to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

All Souls and All Saints Celebrations

St. Paul’s will celebrate All Saints’ Day on Wednesday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the side altar in the nave, and at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel with a service of Holy Eucharist. The names of loved ones who have died in the past year will be read at both services.

In addition, all who attend the 5:30 service will be invited to write the names of other loved ones on cards which will be blessed by the celebrant during the service. They may also bring framed photographs of departed loved ones to be displayed on a table. Those who are unable to attend the service may send names to Amy Schell at aschell@stpauls-ws.org for inclusion in the blessing.

St. Paul’s will also celebrate All Saints’ Sunday on November 5, remembering all saints, both widely known and those known to us among our friends and family. The names of loved ones who have died in the past year will be read during all the liturgies that day. At 5:00 p.m. in the nave, there will be a Choral Eucharist featuring the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, sung by the St Paul’s Choir and the Choir of St Mary of the Hills in Blowing Rock.

Saints and Sinners

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves will present “Saints and Sinners: Historical Figures as Role-Model Disciples” at 10:15 a.m. on November 5 in Colhoun A.

Do you think saints might be too good to be your model? Having role models in faith is an important part of every Christian’s formation, and while there’s no substitute for a model you can talk with, in church history we can uncover a new and vibrant source of new ways to learn about the life of faith. The class will talk about the scriptural basis for this approach and practical ideas about how to find mentors among the Communion of Saints.

The class is the first in a four-part series titled, Looking Back to the Future of Your Faith: Finding Models and Mentors in the Church’s History. Do you feel like your faith is less strong than you’d like it to be? Have you wondered how to find the right role models for faith? The Church’s history can be a way to see into the lives of people who have shared similar struggles. In this four-part series, speakers from St. Paul’s and beyond will be the guides to find examples of discipleship among Christians past and present.

Call for Vestry Candidates

St. Paul’s is now accepting nominations for qualified candidates to serve a three-year term on the Vestry, beginning in February 2018.

An eligible candidate must be an enrolled, confirmed adult communicant in good standing, as defined by the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina which state, “A communicant in good standing is a communicant who, for the preceding year, has been faithful in corporate worship (unless for good cause prevented) and has been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God.” He or she must be a pledging member of the parish.

If you or someone you know loves St. Paul’s and is sincerely devoted to furthering its mission and ministries, you are encouraged to nominate that person as a potential candidate. You may submit your nominations, including self-nominations, by Sunday, November 5, to Anne Dunn at annedunn74@hotmail.com.

71st Annual Bazaar and Luncheon

St. Paul’s 71st Annual Bazaar and Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Colhoun Room. The theme of this year’s Bazaar is “Ringing in the Season” and the focus is on fellowship and fun. St. Margaret’s Circle is organizing this year’s event with many longtime volunteers taking leadership roles in planning and staffing the various booths and activities.

As always, donations of merchandise and volunteer help are needed. To donate or volunteer, contact Christine Storch at christinekstorch@gmail.com.

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This year’s Bazaar will offer popular traditions from years past, including:

The Bazaar Food Booth, featuring festively-wrapped homemade baked goods. This is an extremely popular area of the Bazaar. We welcome homemade goodies including cookies and cakes, pies, jams and jellies, candy, chutney and even soup. Bring in your favorite dish to share with our shoppers.

The Wishing Tree silent auction, stocked with goods and service vouchers donated by area businesses and parishioners. Let us know if you have a donation for the Wishing Tree. Every year we have new and fun items at auction. If you have something you would like to donate, email Jamie Stacy at jamiefstacy@gmail.com.

The Bazaar Luncheon, served in Colhoun B and C from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To-go orders may be picked up in the hallway outside the kitchen during that time. The menu includes a choice of lasagna or chicken salad with bread, salad, tea or coffee and a choice of brownie or lemon tart. For information about the Luncheon, contact Anne Dunn at annedunn74@hotmail.com.

Raffle tickets are on sale at $5 each in advance and throughout the day of the Bazaar until drawings for prizes take place. You do not need to be present to win a prize, which this year again includes a reserved parking space at the Preschool. For more information or to donate something to the Raffle, contact Liz Noland at elizabeth.noland@gmail.com

Bazaar Angels support the Bazaar by making tax-deductible cash donations. Mail your check, payable to St. Paul’s ECW with “Bazaar” in the memo line, to the church.

Vendors support the Bazaar by making a small payment to the ECW and a table is provided to sell products during Bazaar hours. If you are interested in this please contact Emily Shute at eeestes27@gmail.com

Tickets for the raffle and the luncheon can be purchased in advance at the front desk and on Sunday, October 22, 29 and November 5 in the library before and after classes.

“We’re selling Luncheon tickets in advance to streamline ordering. Parishioners can easily treat their co-workers to lunch, either to eat in or to-go,” said Christine Storch, ECW President. “The raffle tickets can be bought ahead of time, too, so that even if you can’t make it to church the day of the Bazaar, you still have a chance to win.”

Proceeds of the Bazaar and Luncheon will support the mission and ministries of St. Paul’s as well as local, national and international charities recommended to the ECW Council by the Co-Chairs. Join us on November 8 for a fun and festive start to the Christmas season!

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Boy Scout BBQ Fund-Raiser

Boy Scout Troop 910 will have a BBQ Fund-Raiser Lunch on Saturday, November 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the youth room at St. Paul’s.

Barbecue will be provided by Little Richard’s, and each $10 plate will include barbecued pork, baked beans, BBQ slaw, a bun, banana pudding and a drink. Eat-in or order to-go.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at https://troop910.ticketleap.com/ or at the event.

The Troop is raising money to fund camping trips and other scouting activities.

 

 

Contact Cynthia Tessien at cynthia.tessien@gmail.com or (336) 659-1194.

Disciples in America

Dr. Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History at Duke University Divinity School, will present “Disciples in America” at 10:15 a.m. on November 12 in Colhoun A.

Do you want to talk about faith or live it? The American Church is filled with great stories of people who went beyond talk. Christianity in America is a story of fascinating intersections: religious leaders who pioneered ways of reaching more people than ever before, leaders shaped quietly (and sometimes loudly) by their faith, and religious traditions old and new infused with a distinctly American flavor.

Dr. Wacker will use a selection of figures from American church history to illustrate ways of living out a committed faith with tradition, reason, distinct experience, and a fascination with identity. Dr. Wacker is the author or co-editor of seven books, including the recent award-winning biography, America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation. A celebrated teacher of generations of ministers, Dr. Wacker has also had a powerful impact on the field of church history, training dozens of active scholars.

The class is the second in a four-part series titled, Looking Back to the Future of Your Faith: Finding Models and Mentors in the Church’s History. Do you feel like your faith is less strong than you’d like it to be? Have you wondered how to find the right role models for faith? The Church’s history can be a way to see into the lives of people who have shared similar struggles. In this four-part series, speakers from St. Paul’s and beyond will be the guides to find examples of discipleship among Christians past and present.

November Faith and Justice Program

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, will continue its 2017-18 speaker series on Thursday, November 16, at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The speaker will be artist Mary Beth Blackwell-Chapman. Her program is titled, “Human Rights: An Artist’s Perspective.”

The concept of human rights emerged on a strong global stage after the horrors of World War II.  But when was the first formal declaration of human rights?

Cyrus the Great, Conqueror of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruled his people in 500 BC with a surprisingly enlightened view – even by modern standards.  Using her works of art, artist Mary Beth Blackwell-Chapman will share her thoughts on the vision of Cyrus.  How does art influence the conversation on human rights?  What does it mean for the 21st century?

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

 

Senior Adults to Visit Quarry Park and Central Library

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will visit Winston-Salem’s new Quarry Park on Reynolds Park Road and the new downtown Central Library on Fifth Street on Friday, November 17.

All will enjoy the spectacular view of the downtown skyline over the 12-acre park’s lake. A walk around the park is optional.

The 103,000-square-foot library, which opened August 31, serves as a community living room and cultural center.

The St. Paul’s bus will leave the side parking lot at 1:00 and return by 4:30 p.m. To reserve your place, contact Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

Disciples and Reformers

St. Paul’s welcomes the Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard who will present “Disciples & Reformers” at 10:15 a.m. on November 19 in Colhoun A. Leonard is the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies, Professor of Church History and former dean, Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Can the reformers of the Church help you figure out how to grow and deepen your faith? The story of the Church is a story of reformation: sometimes in global tides of sentiment, and sometimes with local passion. As the world marks the 500th year of the Lutheran Reformation, we’ll take some time to consider a trio of reformers not as leaders of movements, but as people of deep faith themselves.

Bill Leonard is one of the most celebrated Baptist historians in America. His work crosses denominational lines to focus on his true passion: the wonder and varieties of religious expression. His most recent book conveys this in the title alone: The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History: Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers.

The class is the third in a four-part series titled, Looking Back to the Future of Your Faith: Finding Models and Mentors in the Church’s History. Do you feel like your faith is less strong than you’d like it to be? Have you wondered how to find the right role models for faith? The Church’s history can be a way to see into the lives of people who have shared similar struggles. In this four-part series, speakers from St. Paul’s and beyond will be the guides to find examples of discipleship among Christians past and present.

Disciples in Relief

Parishioner Matthew Phillips will teach a class titled, “Disciples in Relief” at 10:15 a.m. on November 26 in Colhoun A.

Are you worried that your favorite saint might be a sinner too? One advantage of historical role models is that we often have multiple views on their lives: in some cases, we can know these disciples better than people who share the pew with us. We’ll use Thomas More as an example: a celebrated Catholic saint with a controversial role in the English Reformation. Through literature and biography, we see commitment to strive for justice and a cautionary tale of overzealous faith.

St. Paul’s parishioner Matthew Phillips is the John Hendley Fellow, an associate teaching professor of law and ethics, and the director of the BB&T Center at Wake Forest University School of Business. Trained as a lawyer and minister, he teaches courses in business law and political economy with particular attention to the way professional identity can link the goals and aspirations of young people with the creation of value in their working lives.

The class concludes a four-part series titled, Looking Back to the Future of Your Faith: Finding Models and Mentors in the Church’s History. Do you feel like your faith is less strong than you’d like it to be? Have you wondered how to find the right role models for faith? The Church’s history can be a way to see into the lives of people who have shared similar struggles. In this four-part series, speakers from St. Paul’s and beyond will be the guides to find examples of discipleship among Christians past and present.

New in St. Paul’s Bookshop

New in the St. Paul’s Bookshop, The Deep Blue Bible Storybook contains 146 Old and New Testament stories retold for children 3-6.  Each story invites the reader and listener into the experience happening on the pages and creates space for children to wonder about the people and events that have shaped so many.

This Bible has been specifically organized in a way that will help your child learn how to read and use a Bible.  Each book of the Bible has an introduction page that helps children and adults learn more about the writer and why the book was written.  With bright and exciting illustrations, your children will find themselves immersed in the culture of these beloved stories.

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.

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.