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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, July 22, the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost.

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

All are welcome to participate in Summer Choir which will sing at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday services through September 2.

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.

Lemonade on the Lawn, sponsored by the Caring in Community Committee, will be offered following the 10:00 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.

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 22 Caring in Community Committee
July 29 Boy Scouts
August 5 ROSES Visitation Ministry
August 12 Faith and Justice Committee
August 19 Episcopal Church Women

Help Make VBS 2018
a Success

VBS will 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.

Theme-related decorations and supplies are needed, and there are still openings to register children and volunteer helpers. Donations to provide scholarships for invited guests from the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope family shelter and Kids’ Café are also welcome.

Decorations and Supplies Needed

  • Rafts (to borrow)
  • Fake trees (to borrow)
  • Pup tents (to borrow)
  • Camping chairs (to borrow)
  • Fishing net (to borrow)
  • Small net
  • Paddles or oars (to borrow)
  • Rope
  • Toy fish/plastic fish (14)
  • Blue sheets or blankets
  • Broom
  • Bowls
  • Pots and pans (to borrow)
  • Funnel
  • Eye dropper
  • Wicker basket (to borrow)
  • Laundry baskets (4 to borrow)
  • Bucket
  • Kitchen timers (6)
  • Paint stirrers
  • Dollies (4- wheel, to borrow)
  • Google eyes (self-adhesive)
  • Cut cloth (less than 6-inch squares)
  • Glue dots
  • Tape-scotch tape and masking tape
  • Clay
  • Disposable foil pans (4)
  • Aluminum trays (3)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Freezer paper
  • Dish soap
  • Plastic cups
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Coffee filters
  • Small drinking cups
  • Diaper Genie bags
  • Rain gutter (2 about 6 feet each)
  • Blue tarp
  • Car wash sponge (large)
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Baking soda
  • Cornmeal
  • Food coloring
  • Cooking oil
  • Egg cartons
  • Straws
  • 1-liter bottles (11 empty, with tops)
  • Pennies
  • River rocks
  • Cones (game)
  • Wading pool (to borrow)
  • Toddler slide (to borrow)
  • Frisbees
  • Hula hoops (10)
  • Cooler (large to borrow)
  • Spray bottles (empty)
  • Balloons
  • Bed sheets (flat)
  • Towels (bath and beach)


Registration is now open to all. 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


The following positions are open. Complete written instructions will be provided.

  • Craft helpers
  • Game leader and helpers
  • Science leader
  • Mission and outreach helper
  • Snack leader and helper
  • River guides

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


To donate to the scholarships fund or to apply for a scholarship for a child, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or

ReadWS Information Sessions

For those interested in helping struggling readers and their parents, ReadWS is hosting information sessions about its Augustine Literacy Project® and its Reading Party programs.

Upcoming sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, July 31, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem
  • Monday, August 6, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lewisville Public Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
  • Wednesday, August 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Robinhood Road Family YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem

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

Center of Hope Summer Dinners

Thanks to all who have volunteered, all slots for the dinner teams have been filled. Watch for more volunteer opportunities in the coming months.

The Rev. Nancy Vaders, Director of Outreach Ministries, has organized 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 gathered in the St. Paul’s kitchen to help prepare the meal and delivered and served it to approximately 120 guests at the Center of Hope.

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.

Education for Ministry Information Session

St. Paul’s Education for Ministry (EfM) group is now forming.

An information session for those interested in the program will be held in the conference room on Sunday, August 5, following the 10:00 a.m. service.

EfM is a four-year program designed by the School of Theology of Sewanee, the University of the South, to equip laypersons to engage in ministry. EfM involves intensive study of the Old Testament, the New Testament, church history and theology. EfM groups typically meet once a week for about two hours to discuss their studies and engage in theological reflection.

St. Paul’s EfM group is mentored by David Tamer. For more information about EfM or if you are interested in EfM but cannot attend the meeting, contact David at (336) 407-7345 or

Senior Adults Luncheon

On Wednesday, August 15, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome back as speaker the Rev. Glenn Miller, United Methodist cleric and retired Navy chaplain.

Miller will offer a program titled, “Good Grief, Charlie Brown,” in which he will share his thoughts about how God is with us during periods of grief.

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.

Parish Picnic

St. Paul’s Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, August 26, following the 10:00 a.m. service. The picnic will be held on the church grounds. St. Paul’s will provide the meal. Feel free to wear your “picnic clothes” to the service. All are welcome.


Senior Adults to Visit Civil Rights Museum

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will take a day trip to Greensboro on Friday, August 31, to visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum for a docent-led tour.  The museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. It celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.

The group will eat lunch at Lucky 32 before returning to Winston-Salem.

The bus will leave the St. Paul’s side parking lot at 8:45 a.m. To reserve your place, send a check, payable to St. Paul’s with “Senior Trip” noted in the memo line,  for $20 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. The check covers transportation costs and admission to the museum. Lunch will be at your expense. Contact  Anne at or (336) 723-4797.

Senior Adults September Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 19, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome Health Educator Debbie Barr and Audiologist Kaila Higuchi as speakers.

They will offer a presentation about ACHIEVE, a Wake Forest Baptist Health research study comparing two programs that may promote healthy aging and cognitive health in older adults: a healthy aging education program and a hearing loss intervention that includes free hearing aids. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer period about hearing loss.

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. No reservation is necessary. All are welcome.

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.