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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, April 30,  the Third Sunday of Easter

The Rt. Rev. Peter Lee will preach at the 10:00 service. The Rev. Dr. Fred Horton will preach at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. in the nave
  • Holy Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. in the nave
  • Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
  • Compline at 6:15 p.m. in the nave

There will be no formation classes and no breakfast served this Sunday.

All adult and youth confirmands and mentors are to meet in Colhoun B and C at 8:30 a.m.

All are invited to a reception in Colhoun A following the 10:00 service.

Child care for infants and toddlers is available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon 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.

The Daily Office

Continuing through June 2, St. Paul’s will offer Morning Prayer weekdays at 8:15 a.m. in the chancel area of the nave.

Compline will be offered in the nave on Sunday, April 30 and May 14 and 21, following the service in the chapel.

Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer as officiants at Morning Prayer. Contact the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1211, or to learn of schedule opportunities and receive quick instruction in leading the service.

Mission Trip to Greece

Plans are underway for a mission trip to Greece this summer. A team from St. Paul’s will travel to Greece in late July to continue its work in several refugee camps in the Athens area.

The cost will be $2,000-2,500, and partial scholarships will be available. Space is limited. If there is enough demand, another trip may be planned for late June and/or early July.

Contact Sally Dudley, Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries at or (336) 723-4391, ext. 1502, if you are interested.

Samaritan Inn Volunteer Opportunity

St. Paul’s needs four 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 Friday, April 28 through 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29.

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, contact Director of Stewardship and Outreach Sally Dudley at or 723-4391, ext. 1502.

Circle Meetings

A New Circle for women in their 20s and 30s is being formed. The first meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, at The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, 840 Mill Works Street, Winston-Salem, 27101. Contact Kabler Meyer at (336) 413-9007 or

St. Agatha’s and St. Helena/Elizabeth’s Circles will have their annual spring luncheon on Tuesday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m. in the Arbor Room at Arbor Acres. Contact Yvette Simmons (St. Agatha’s) at (336) 765-6692 or or Doris Arzonico (St. Helena/St. Elizabeth’s) at (336) 765-8233.

St. Anne’s Circle will meet on Monday, May 8, in Colhoun A for lunch ($6) at 12:15 p.m. The speaker will be Fam Brownlee, a local historian who works in the North Carolina Room at the Forsyth County Library and is a regular guest on the WSJS morning show. He has lots of interesting information to share about St. Paul’s and the surrounding area. All are welcome. Contact Lynn Holtzclaw at (336) 761-1098 or, Peggy Slater at (336) 766-5794 or

St. Mary’s Circle will meet on Monday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Doris Eller’s home, 1420 Mount Tabor Court. The speaker will be Christine Ringuette, director of Dress for Success Winston-Salem. Contact Stella Surratt at (336) 725-1119 or Toni Corpening at (336) 768-6259.

St. Margaret’s Circle will meet on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Kristie Blanco’s home, 2824 Bartram Road. Contact Aly Moser at and Elizabeth Foley at (336) 624-8430 or

St. Lucy’s Circle will have their annual spring covered dish social for members and their spouses on Friday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Kathy and Bob Teasdall’s home, 2732 Forest Drive. Members are asked to bring a dish to share and the beverage of their choice. Contact Bonnie Flythe, (336) 749-1945 or if you plan to attend.

Friends of Music Concert

On Friday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m., Friends of Music at St. Paul’s will present The Low Down with The Jewel Tones, featuring music for two baroque celli, theorbo, baroque guitar and harpsichord.

The guest musicians are Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, Lisa Liske-Doorandish, Billy Simms and Barbara Weiss.

While the featured bass instruments–“the low down”–are most often used in the supporting role of continuo in music of the baroque era, this concert will showcase “the jewel tones” of these instruments in soloist roles, often accompanying each other. The program will include pieces from the 16th through 18th centuries by Ortiz, Corette, Pasqualini, Bach and others.

An offering will be taken.

United Thank Offering

The Episcopal Church Women’s United Thank Offering spring ingathering will be held at all services on Sunday, May 7.

St. Paul’s will also recognize and honor the ministry of the ECW that Sunday.

There will be envelopes in the pews and chapel chairs that day for your contributions, which you can then place in the offering plate or basket. Your offering may be made in cash or by check, payable to St. Paul’s ECW with “UTO” indicated in the memo line. You may also mail your offering to the church.

The United Thank Offering is an Episcopal Church Women’s ministry that is more than 100 years old. It directly supports our goal to be a missionary diocese. Twice a year, St. Paul’s ECW collects our offerings and sends them to the UTO diocesan chairman. A presentation is then made to the National Church where a select committee considers the many requests that have been received from both at home and abroad. We are especially proud that St. Paul’s is consistently among the largest UTO contributors in our diocese.

Let us show our thankfulness for all God has done for us by sharing our blessings with others. Please return the blue envelope with your gift on Sunday, May 7, or consider making a donation by mail.

Rector’s Forum:
Welcome Happy Morning

In the Rector’s Forum, the Rev. Dr. Fred Horton and the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will present a series, “Welcome Happy Morning: How the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Transforms the World,” on May 7, 14 and 21 in Colhoun A at 10:15 a.m.

When Jesus rose to new life on Easter Day, he changed the entire scope of all humanity’s relationship to God. What was once dead in us all is now alive in Jesus Christ. But how did we get here? Why do we need Jesus’ resurrection? And what does it mean to live as Easter people, here on earth?

Join Fred and Dixon for a discussion of the theology of the resurrection for our time and place.

Men’s Monday Dinner

St. Paul’s Men’s Ministry invites the men of the parish to gather in the Colhoun Room on Monday, May 8, from 5:30 to 6:00 for socializing and from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for dinner and a program by St. Paul’s parishioner Thomas D. Schroeder, a United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina. Judge Schroeder will talk about how judges go about deciding the cases they hear and about being a person of faith holding responsibilities to the public.

The cost for dinner is $10, payable at the door. No reservation is required, but those who plan to attend are asked to email Tom McDowell at

Tom Schroeder attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, graduated from Kansas University in 1981 with a B.S. in Business Administration, and received his law degree in 1984 from Notre Dame Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Law Review. Upon graduation, he served as law clerk for the Honorable George E. MacKinnon, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

He joined the law firm of Womble Carlyle where, as a partner, he handled litigation and trials involving a variety of business and product liability matters. For approximately 15 years, he served as national counsel in litigation pending in state and federal courts throughout the country. His trials include a plaintiff’s verdict exceeding $15 million in a business dispute alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and the successful defense of a multi-billion dollar cost reimbursement lawsuit involving over 500,000 underlying claimants brought under theories of fraud, federal RICO, failure to warn, and violation of multiple states’ business codes.

Judge Schroeder took his oath as United States District Judge in January 2008 and holds court in Winston-Salem. In 2009, he was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. He remains an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, where he has served as Vice President and as co-chair of its Bench/Bar Liaison Committee; the Winston-Salem Downtown Rotary Club; the Board of Directors of the Chief Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court; and the Board of the Notre Dame Law Association.



ReadWS Information Sessions

ReadWS is hosting information sessions in the coming months for those interested in tutoring struggling readers. Sessions will be held:

  • Thursday, May 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist church, 450 Metropolitan Drive in Winston-Salem
  • Wednesday, June 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 South Main Street in Kernersville

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

Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, May 17, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome parishioner Penni P. Bradshaw, a board-certified specialist in immigration law.

Penni’s program, “Challenges to the US Immigration System: Understanding the Issues with Refugees and  Undocumented Persons,” will feature a look at the historical background of US immigration to gain insights into important  issues currently facing our country today.

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.

May Faith & Justice Program

The 2016-17 Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, will conclude Thursday, May 18 at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The speaker will be the Rev. John E. Shields, Priest Associate at St. Paul’s. His program is titled, “When Fear Enters the Equation, the Devil Usually Wins.”

According to John, misguided legislation, unjust prison sentences, and institutional racism all share a common denominator: Fear. When systems stigmatize and scapegoat the other, we all suffer. Our faith should inform our response.

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, May 25 and 26, staying at the recently renovated 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, group members can visit Connemara, Carl Sandburg’s home in nearby Flat Rock, or enjoy the afternoon on their own at Kanuga.

Mark Upright, Kanuga COO, will socialize with the group before dinner to give an update on the conference center. After dinner, the group will enjoy game night, featuring bridge, Chronology and other favorite card and board games.

Following breakfast at Kanuga Friday morning, the group will visit Western North Carolina Nature Center. Owned by the City of Asheville, the WNC Nature Center is dedicated to connecting people with animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians.

The group’s final stop before heading home is Phil’s Bar-B-Cue Pit in Black Mountain. The bus is expected to arrive back in Winston-Salem by 5:30 p.m.

The total cost for the trip is $200 (double room) or $238 (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, for the full amount or a deposit of $125 with the balance due Tuesday, May 4.

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

Bazaar Chairs Needed

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Women are looking for volunteers to chair the 71st Annual Bazaar and Luncheon, scheduled for November 8, 2017.

This event offers fellowship, food, treasures and crafts to appeal to our whole community. Many experienced volunteers have already signed up to help make this year’s event a success.

If you are interested in playing a leadership role in one of the longest-standing traditions of our parish, contact ECW President Christine Storch at

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.


Between now and June 1, registration is open to St. Paul’s parishioners, Preschool families, Kids’ Café participants and families staying in the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter. From June 2 through July 21, registration opens to the general public. 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


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


For information or to volunteer, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at