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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, May 26, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

The “8 and 10” summer schedule begins this Sunday.

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

Children’s Chapel will be offered during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Child care will be available for infants through three-year-olds during the 10:00 a.m. service in rooms 107 and 114 off the Preschool hallway, accessible from 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.

Hospital Visits Update

In years past, we have been able to call both Baptist and Forsyth hospitals and check a religious census each day to see if any members of St. Paul’s were in the hospital.

Policies at Forsyth (and all Novant Hospitals) have recently changed, and they are no longer producing the religious census. This means that if you or a member of your immediate family go into the hospital and you want a pastoral visit, you will need to call or email St. Paul’s to let us know.

At this time, Baptist still has a religious census we can check, but we strongly encourage you to let us know about hospital admissions regardless, so we can be available to you if that would be helpful.

There will be an article about all of this in the summer issue of ParishLife. If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Darby O. Everhard at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1209, or

Dash Baseball

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

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

To buy tickets, see Betsy Reiners at the church offices or contact her at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1219, or

Pentecost Celebration

On Sunday, June 9, the Day of Pentecost, St. Paul’s will celebrate the birth of the Church with a parish-wide Pentecost Celebration, in and around the covered parking area near the Goodheart Entrance, following the 10:00 service.

Lunch, including fried chicken, potato salad, rolls and cake will be provided. Vegetarian options will also be available.

Music and fun activities for all ages will be offered, including a fire juggler, balloon animals, magic tricks and games.

Wear red!

Birthday Gifts to Support Outreach

Parishioners are encouraged to bring birthday gifts to the Pentecost Party to support the Summer Enrichment Program and Kids’ Café.

Camp Bob Campers’ needs:

  • Rain jackets or ponchos
  • Athletic socks
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Towels for swimming
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlights
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Disposable cameras
  • Battery-operated personal fans

Kids’ Café needs:

  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Color pencils
  • Color markers
  • Highlighters
  • Dixon Ticonderoga or Dixon Oriole brand pencils
  • Pencil pouches
  • Rulers
  • Staplers and staples
  • College-ruled and wide-ruled loose-leaf notebook paper
  • College-ruled and wide-ruled composition notebooks (no spiral-bound notebooks, please)

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.

June 16 Caring in Community Committee
June 23
June 30 Faith & Justice Committee
July 7
July 14 Summer Enrichment Sunday potluck luncheon
July 21
July 28 Episcopal Church Women
August 4 Scouts BSA
August 11 ROSES visitation ministry
August 18 Senior Adults ministry
August 25 Choristers

June Senior Adults Luncheon

On Wednesday, June 19, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome as speaker Jackie Alexander, Artistic Director of the National Black Theatre Festival.

Alexander will offer a preview of this summer’s festival, July 29 through August 3, featuring more than 100 performances in venues throughout Winston-Salem. Highlights will include live theater, films, seminars, a teen poetry slam and a star-studded celebrity gala.

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 reservations are necessary. All are welcome.

Supplies Needed for Camp Bob Campers

This summer, during the second week of July, St. Paul’s will send approximately 20 middle-schoolers from our Summer Enrichment Program to Kanuga’s Camp Bob, an uplifting summer camping experience for children who otherwise might not be able to attend camp.

Camp Bob’s program, for children between 8 and 17 years old, is specifically designed to develop trust and hope in all its participants. Thanks to sponsorship from more than 20 churches, including St. Paul’s, and other organizations across the Southeast, approximately 1,000 children attend Camp Bob each summer at no cost to their families.

Parishioners are asked to donate supplies St. Paul’s campers will need for the week. The most-needed supplies include:

  • Rain jackets or ponchos
  • Athletic socks
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Towels for swimming
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlights
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Disposable cameras
  • Battery-operated personal fans

Donations may be dropped off in the “Camp Bob 2019” bin located at the Goodheart Entrance by Wednesday, July 3.

Summer Enrichment Sunday

All are invited to celebrate the Summer Enrichment Program’s 47th anniversary on Summer Enrichment Sunday, July 14.

Program participants, their families, volunteers, supporters and staff will be honored at the 10:00 a.m. service, followed by a potluck lunch for all in Colhoun A.

Fried chicken, dessert and beverages will be provided. Parishioners are asked to bring side dishes to share.

Youth Episcopal Pilgrimage to Washington

St. Paul’s youth in ninth through twelfth grades and 2019 confirmands are invited to join Director of Youth Ministries Nick VanHorn on an Episcopal Pilgrimage to Washington, DC, Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26.

The group will view historic places through the lens of the Episcopal tradition, studying social justice at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where the Rev. King spoke and discussing supersessionism after visiting the Holocaust museum. The group will also visit the Museum of the Bible, the National Cathedral and other “surprise” locations.

The cost is $425. Registration and a $100 deposit are required to reserve a spot. Scholarships are available. Deposits are non-refundable unless all spots are filled.

Space is very limited and will be filled as registrations and deposits are received. A waiting list will be kept once all spaces have been filled.

For more information and to register for the trip, contact Nick at

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be offered Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This year’s theme is, “To Mars and Beyond.” Registration is open to all children from three years old through rising sixth-graders.

The To Mars and Beyond space travel adventure will encourage voyagers to explore where God’s power can take them.  Along the way, children will discover new possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God!

All are welcome to attend the closing program at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 2, in Colhoun A.

Adult and teen-aged volunteer Star Guides and Station Leaders are needed to help make the journey successful. Star Guides lead the voyagers from adventure to adventure. Each voyager group will need at least one adult guide and one teen guide to keep the voyagers safe and on mission. Each Station consists of at least one adult and one teen to put the voyagers through their training.  The stations include Bible Story, Drama, Crafts, Science, Recreation, Snacks, Mission and Power Launchers. Adults are also needed to help voyagers find their space crews at the beginning of each day.

To volunteer, contact the Rev. Lauren Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at

To register a child, download the registration form and mail it to Lauren, along with your check, payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, for $15 per child. Scholarships are available.

Seniors’ Fall Trip to Trinity Center

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry will sponsor a three-day, two-night trip to Trinity Episcopal Center on the Outer Banks Wednesday, October 16 through Friday, October 18.

The trip will feature lunch at the Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, a walking and bus tour of historic downtown Beaufort, the choice of a coastline cruise or a visit to the North Carolina Maritime Museum and a tour of Tryon Palace in New Bern.

The coach bus will leave St. Paul’s parking lot at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, arriving in Kinston in time for lunch. Upon arrival at the 62-acre Trinity Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Salter Path, there will be opportunities for walking on the beach, socializing, dining and playing games.

The group will spend Thursday touring historic Beaufort by foot and bus. After a waterfront lunch at The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery, group members may choose to enjoy either a coastline cruise on Miss Crystal Coast with Captain George or a visit to the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

After breakfast on Friday, the group will go to New Bern to visit Tryon Palace and tour the palace, kitchen, stable and formal gardens. There will be box lunches on the bus, which will arrive back in Winston-Salem by 6:00 p.m.

The total cost for everything is $405 (double room) or $475 (single room). To reserve your place, send a $200 deposit to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn, with the balance due by Sunday, September 1. Anne asks that you register early, as it greatly helps with room reservations at Trinity Center.

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.