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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, May 27, Trinity Sunday.

Please note: St. Paul’s will begin its “8 and 10” summer schedule this Sunday, continuing through September 2.

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

The Sunday Breakfast Buffet will not be served.

There will be no formation classes.

Child care for infants and toddlers will be available during the 10:00 a.m. service 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.

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.

Senior Adults Virginia Trip

This trip is sold out.

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


ReadWS Information Sessions

For those interested in helping struggling readers and their parents, ReadWS is hosting two information sessions about its Augustine Literacy Project® and its Reading Party programs. The first session is on Tuesday, May 22,  from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2151 Silas Creek Parkway. The second session is Thursday, June 7, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the main lobby at Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller Street. Call (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509, or email if you plan to attend.

Call  (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509, or email if you plan to attend.

The State of Black Winston-Salem

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, will continue Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A.

The program, titled “The State of Black Winston-Salem: A Cause for Concern for All Camel City Residents,” will be presented by James Perry, President and CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League.

The 2017 State of Black Winston-Salem report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents have a home ownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthful food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Black residents are 1.4 times more likely than white residents to be arrested for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem.

Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices. Black third-graders in Forsyth County are approximately 60% less likely to read at grade level than white third graders.

The state of black residents in Winston-Salem challenges all discerning residents. Learn about the challenges and become part of the solution.

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


Prayer Around the Jail

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries has invited St. Paul’s parishioners to gather at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and pray for inmates, their families and the jail staff as part of “Prayer Around the Jail.”

The event will take place on streets surrounding the Forsyth County Jail, 201 North Church Street. Prayers begin at 6:00 p.m. Free parking is available after 5:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s parishioners are to meet on North Chestnut Street near the corner of Third Avenue.

If you plan to attend, contact Director of Outreach Ministries the Rev. Nancy Vaders at or (336) 723-4391, ext. 1502.

Dash Baseball

St. Paul’s parishioners and staff members will attend a Dash baseball game together on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.

The seats are at the Kilpatrick Townsend Picnic Terrace. There will be a fireworks display following the game.

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

Welcome Brunch

St. Paul’s Welcome Committee will host a brunch for visitors and newcomers from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, in Colhoun B and C.

Visitors and newcomers are invited, along with anyone else in the parish who would like to connect with new people, tour our facilities, learn about ministries, and enjoy a delicious brunch.

R.s.v.p. to Betsy Bost at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1219, or

Senior Adults to Visit York Farm

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will visit York Farm in Mt. Airy on Saturday, June 9.

York Farm was founded by Wesley York in the late 1800s. His great-grandson, former parishioner Kyle Montgomery, is now farming the land. Kyle traveled to South America, China and India to learn international applications of organic farming practices. Today York Farm aims to honor the traditions of the family-run farm while providing the community with fresh, nutritious organic produce. York Farm supplies a number of farm-to-table restaurants, including the Diamondback Grill.

The group will travel by bus, leaving the side parking lot at 9:00 a.m. After a  two-hour tour of the farm, the group will eat lunch at 13 Bones in Mt. Airy.

To reserve your place, send a check payable to St. Paul’s for $25 per person  to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. The cost of lunch is not included. Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or

Center of Hope Summer Dinners

Looking for meaningful (and fun) service opportunities this summer?

The Rev. Nancy Vaders, Director of Outreach Ministries, is organizing three teams from St. Paul’s to provide dinner at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope family shelter on Tuesday, June 12, Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, August 14. Every meal provided by volunteers saves the center approximately $500 and is much appreciated.

The Center of Hope is at 1255 North Trade Street in Winston-Salem, 27101. To ask questions or volunteer offline, contact Nancy Vaders at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1502 or To volunteer online, click the links below.

June 12 Dinner Group

Volunteers will gather at 2:15 p.m. in the St. Paul’s kitchen to help prepare the meal for approximately 120 people and deliver it to the Center of Hope in time to serve at 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will be ready to leave by 6:30 p.m. Visit the Sign-Up Genius page to volunteer.

July 17 Pizza Party

Volunteers will meet at the Center of Hope at 3:30 p.m. to prepare salad and serve pizza, salad and dessert starting at 4:30. Everyone should be ready to go home by 6:15 p.m. Volunteer to help by visiting the Sign-Up Genius page.

August 14 Cookout

St. Paul’s volunteers will help the Center of Hope offer an old-fashioned cookout, preparing and serving hot dogs, burgers, chips and dessert. One or two grills are needed as well as volunteers to help cook and serve. The event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 3:30 p.m., with dinner served at 4:30. The group will be done by 6:30. To help with this event, visit the Sign-Up Genius page.

Senior Adults’ June Luncheon

On Wednesday, June 20, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome Ron Morris, author of the Winston-Salem Journal’s “Bird’s-Eye View” column, as luncheon speaker. Morris was president of the Audubon Society of Forsyth County and is a retired curator of the North Carolina Zoo.

His program is titled, “Bird-Friendly Gardening.”

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. All are welcome.


Vacation Bible School

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School, to be offered from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Monday July 30 through Friday, August 3, in Colhoun A.

This year’s theme is Rolling River Rampage. Participants are invited to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Along the river, children will discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and they can trust God to be with them through everything. Music, crafts, games, science, snacks, puppets, and more!

The cost is $15 per child, payable by check when you return your registration form.

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 or to volunteer to help, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or

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 for instructions and application forms.