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Preaching this Sunday

The Rev. Stuart Hoke will preach on November 24, 2019.

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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.

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Events for November 24, 2019

7:45 am

Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

November 24 @ 7:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Sunday, repeating until April 5, 2020

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States
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A Rite One spoken service in the nave at 7:45 a.m. most Sundays between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Preaching Today: Want to know who’s preaching via email? Sign up for our weekly email, @StPaul’s, to get that and other exclusive information each week. Click here to sign up.  Visit an online liturgical calendar listing the … Continue reading Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

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8:45 am

Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

November 24 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

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9:00 am

Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

November 24 @ 9:00 am
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States
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A Rite Two service in the nave (the main church). During the school year, music is by the Novices, Choristers, and Chorale. Children’s Chapel and childcare are available during this service. Preaching Today: Want to know who's preaching via email? Sign up for our weekly email, @StPaul's, to get that and other exclusive information each … Continue reading Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

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Children’s Chapel

November 24 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

For children 3 years old and older. Children sit with their families in the nave (the main church) at the start of the 9 am service and are led in a group to the chapel shortly after the service begins. They return to sit with their families during the Peace. Nursery There is a small … Continue reading Children’s Chapel

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10:15 am

EYC Sunday Morning Formation

November 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

St. Paul’s Youth Room, 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC United States
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Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) Sunday morning formation. Grades 6-7 meet in the Parlor for Film School Grades 8-12 meet in the youth room for a study

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Children’s Formation Classes

November 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Formation classes for Children meet on Sundays from 10:15 to 11:00 am. 3- and 4-year-olds meet in Room 232, second-floor Preschool hallway 5-year-olds and kindergarteners meet in Room 236, second-floor Preschool hallway First graders meet in Room 235, second-floor Preschool hallway Second and third graders meet in Room 211 and 210 of The Station at … Continue reading Children’s Formation Classes

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Formation: Building Stories

November 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Colhoun A, 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States

Sacred Spaces in the Church Dr. Mark Ardrey-Graves and Prof. Matthew Phillips and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Frank Join us for a 4-week exploration of how our sacred spaces shape our stories of faith. Nov. 3: The Burning Bush: Spaces for God Scripture tells the stories of special spaces in which people meet God. What … Continue reading Formation: Building Stories

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Formation: You Can Go Home Again

November 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Rewriting our Sacred Stories and Claiming our Belovedness as Children of God Martha Metzler and Sara Ardrey-Graves Join us for a 4-week exploration of how our sacred stories change when we confront obstacles and change in our lives, and how God invites us, all the time, to rewrite and claim our own individual sacred stories. … Continue reading Formation: You Can Go Home Again

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11:15 am

Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

November 24 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

The Nave (main church), 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States
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A Rite 2 service in the nave with music sung by St. Paul’s Choir. Childcare is available during this service Preaching Today: Want to know who’s preaching via email? Sign up for our weekly email, @StPaul’s, to get that and other exclusive information each week. Click here to sign up.  Visit an online liturgical calendar listing the readings … Continue reading Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

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Morning Prayer, Rite 2

November 24 @ 11:15 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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4:30 pm

Advent Intergenerational Workshop

November 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Colhoun Room 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States
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Join us to learn about Advent (beginning Dec 1) and nine ways you and your family can choose to keep Advent this year or start a new tradition. Workshop stations include: “What is Advent?”, Advent Wreath (candle holder ring, artificial wreaths, and candles will be available for purchase; supplies start at $3 and go to … Continue reading Advent Intergenerational Workshop

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5:00 pm

Episcopal Youth Community

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 1, 2019

EYC or Episcopal Youth Community is our weekly fellowship opportunities for youth grades 6-12 led by the EYC ministry team.  On Sundays, youth will engage in various opportunities to experience a communal atmosphere that accepts youth where they are spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.  EYC's goal is to create an environment where youth feel comfortable … Continue reading Episcopal Youth Community

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Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

November 24 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

The Chapel at St. Paul’s, 520 Summit St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101 United States
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Located in the Chapel, this is an informal, come-as-you-are Rite Two service for all ages with a variety of music. Preaching Today: Want to know who’s preaching via email? Sign up for our weekly email, @StPaul’s, to get that and other exclusive information each week. Click here to sign up.  Visit an online liturgical calendar listing … Continue reading Holy Eucharist, Rite 2

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Jail and Prison Ministry Sunday, Dec 1

Join us on Sun, Dec 1
Prayers will be offered at services this day for those who are incarcerated and their families and for jail and prison employees. St. Paul’s joins Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries to offer this annual holiday outreach ministry, “In The Name of the Father,” to provide gifts for imprisoned fathers to present to their children.

“In the Name of the Father” Christmas Gift Drive

This program allows inmates at the Forsyth Correctional Center to present their children with gifts at the center’s Christmas party. On November 17, tags will be available in the library for each child whose father qualifies, showing the child’s gender and age. Parishioners choose a tag and buy two gifts for the child; a piece of clothing and a toy, game, or other appropriate gifts. Each gift should have a value of about $20, making the total for each child $40. The unwrapped gifts, with the child’s tag attached, can be placed in the labeled “In the Name of the Father” bins at the Goodheart Entrance through Sunday, Dec 8.

College Ministries

St. Paul’s is excited to partner with the Episcopal Student Fellowship at Wake Forest University. This is a great and vital part of our local ministry. ESF builds community in many ways, including:

  • Weekly Wednesday Night Dinners
  • Sunday Evening Worship Services
  • Weekend Retreats Each Semester
  • Intramural Sports
  • Service Events
  • Small-Group Bible Study

ESF welcomes any and all who want to join regardless of background, gender identity, religious affiliations, sexual orientation or really anything else.

If you would like more information, visit the website by clicking here.

Cookies Needed!

Calling all cookie bakers. Help Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries Christmas outreach by baking cooking to give to jail inmates. The ministry needs 3000 “sturdy” homemade or purchased cookies; sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal, or peanut butter (large, about 3-inch in diameter.)

Contact Brooke to sign-up for the number of cookies, brooke@forsythjpm.org or (336) 759-0063 x1000.

Please deliver the cookies by Friday, December 13, 9 am – 12 pm in sealed, bulk containers to:

Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries
McGee-Hedgley Chapel
307 Craft Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Brunswick Stew for Thanksgiving Week

Our Senior Adults will cook Brunswick stew for your Thanksgiving crowd or to freeze. Orders will be ready for pickup after the 9:00 and 11:15 services in front of the kitchen on November 24 or in the kitchen the next week. To order, follow the link below to print out the form. Forms are also available at the back of the nave, outside the chapel and the reception desk.

Click here to download the form.

Two Exciting New Titles Added to the Bookstore

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time by Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe is about Wells as a powerful churchwoman and witness for justice and equity from 1878 to 1931. Born enslaved, her experience flowed through the struggles for justice in her lifetime, especially in the intersections of African Americans, women, and those who were poor. This book is a guide for the current state of affairs in American culture, enlivened by the historical perspective of Wells’ search for justice.

Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling With Whiteness by Peter Jarrett-Schell is about personal journey of a priest’s understanding of his Whiteness that widens into an invitation to wrestle with larger cultural issues of race and belonging.  He delves deeply into how Whiteness has shaped his life. Jarrett-Schell challenges readers to personally consider the role of race in their own lives.  In recent years, white institutions, congregations, and individuals have all begun to wrestle with their racial legacy. But these reflections often get lost abstracting ideas of white privilege, white fragility, structural racism, and the like, until they become nothing more than jargon. This book challenges its readers to look closely at how these concepts show up in their everyday lives. By examining how Whiteness has distorted his own perceptions, relationships, and sense of self, Jarrett-Schell argues for the personal stakes that white people have in dismantling racism, and offers the creative possibilities that emerge when we begin to do the work.

Audio from “The Word of the Lord?”

When we read the Bible in worship on Sundays we use a lectionary. This ancient way of reading the Bible has many benefits but a drawback is that some of the real strangeness of the scriptures can get sanitized. Not so, however, in the readings assigned for the services of Morning and Evening Prayer! This Daily Office lectionary includes many of the offensive, bizarre, and just plain odd parts of the Bible and that is what this class is all about. Join the rector, The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser, for a six-week Bible study that will uncover the insight and good news in some of the Daily Office lectionary’s strangest and most troubling stories.

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September 22

September 29

October 6

Annual Giving: Giving Hands, Grateful Hearts

Dear St. Paul’s Parishioner,

Have you ever looked at your own hands and thought about what awe-filled things they can do?

Your hands do amazing things. From holding a child for the first time to feeding someone in need, your hands foster love and grace.

This year’s campaign, Giving Hands Grateful Hearts: Grow, Give, Bless, and Serve, celebrates the many ways this parish shares God’s abundant love and grace with others.

Your pledge of any amount helps us grow in our relationship with Jesus. It allows us to serve our elderly community through the ROSES Ministry, to give over 90 children an opportunity to participate in Summer Enrichment and Vacation Bible School and blesses all of us through the liturgy and worship at St. Paul’s every Sunday and through the week. None of this is possible without the support of all the parishioners of St. Paul’s. Although we cannot participate in every ministry here, by making an annual pledge, your hands and hearts become an intricate component in all the ministries that make St. Paul’s the place it is. 

We invite you to prayerfully consider how your hands and hearts can be used here St. Paul’s. We hope this year will be the inaugural year for you to pledge to St. Paul’s! We have enclosed a pledge card and confidential reply envelope in this packet. You can place the completed card and envelope in the offertory plate during any worship service or simply mail it. You can even pledge online at stpaulswinstonsalem.org.

Also enclosed is a notecard. We encourage you to write your prayers for the coming year on it and share how your hands and hearts can bless others here at St. Paul’s and in our larger community. On November 17th, we will bring up our prayers (and pledge cards if you haven’t yet pledged) to the altar for a special blessing.

  

Tim Cooper, Co-Chair            Kate Cooper, Co-Chair

More About the Giving Hands, Grateful Hearts Campaign

Hurricane Dorian

From the Diocese of North Carolina:

AS WE CONTINUE TO PRAY the effects of Hurricane Dorian will be minimal throughout North Carolina, we also need to consider those devastated by the storm so far, especially our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas.

As always, we encourage those who want to help to support Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund. This ongoing fund is used to provide help and relief following whatever storm develops, wherever it is needed. Already, Episcopal Relief & Development is hard at work in the Bahamas.

SPECIAL NEED

This particular storm also brings the need for relief even closer to home. More than 60 students at Saint Augustine’s University, Raleigh, call the Bahamas home, and Hurricane Dorian has impacted their families in ways we cannot yet measure as news and updates from the islands are still hindered by spotty communication. We do know there has been horrific flooding along with the destruction of both family homes and commercial buildings.

The Gamma Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Saint Augustine’s is working to raise funds specifically for the students’ families affected by the storm. To contribute to this relief effort, donations can be made by check to (make checks payable to “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gamma Psi Chapter” and note “Hurricane Dorian Relief” in the memo line):

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gamma Psi Chapter
c/o Lavar Stubbs
St. Augustine’s University
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

Donations to the Bahamian families of Saint Augustine’s students can also be made online via the Diocese of North Carolina.

Confirmation Information Sessions

Confirmation Information Session for all youth grade 8 or above wanting to participate in confirmation this year must to show up to one of three confirmation meetings with their parents. This is mandatory!

You must come if you want to participate in Confirmation this year, but we have provided 3 dates. Just pick one! The dates are; Sunday, Sept 8, 15, or Sept 29 (changed from Sept 22). All will meet in the youth room from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

Music Release: Symphony No. 2, “America”

Symphony No. 2, “America” by composer and native of Charlotte, Dan Locklair is available now in the bookstore. St. Paul’s Bookstore is open Tues-Thurs from 11 am to 1 pm and proceeds benefit outreach at St. Paul’s.

Learn more about the bookstore here.

About Dan Locklair and Symphony No. 2, “America”

Naxos American Classics has released Dan Locklair’s Symphony No. 2 “America,” along with his Hail the Coming Day, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, and PHOENIX for orchestra.

The disk was recorded by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, led by Kirk Trevor and Michael Roháč. Organ soloist is Peter Mikula.

The composer writes, “My Symphony No. 2 “America” unabashedly celebrates America: “The Land of the Free”. Begun in May, 2015, this three-movement composition was completed in July, 2016 and is scored for a large triple-wind symphony orchestra. The World Premiere was given by John Gordon Ross and the Western Piedmont Symphony (Hickory, NC) in October, 2017. Approximately 22 minutes in length, each movement is a reflection upon a holiday that is at the heart of America: 1. Independence Day; 2. Memorial Day; 3. Thanksgiving Day. A single, well-known melody associated with the essence of each of these American holidays is heard in each movement.”

Prayer Circle Around the Jail

This year we want to increase participation in the community-wide prayer circle to over 500 people. Can you help spread the word and bring people of all ages to pray? This year’s date is Friday, September 13, at 5:30 pm (prayer starts at 6 pm) for our community-wide prayer around the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center (jail) [201 N. Church Street, Winston-Salem]. Join us in prayer asking God to touch the hearts of those inside. Please ask your friends to join you, as this event is open to everyone. If you are interested in being a part of the St. Paul’s group, please email Rev. Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

Photo by Andrew Dye/Journal.

New Podcast from Bishop Michael Curry

Bishop Curry has a new podcast! From the public affairs office:

Each week in Season 1, Bishop Curry introduces one of the seven Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listeners are invited into deeper engagement with each practice as Kyle and Sandy share their insights and offer questions for reflection or small group discussion.

Click here to listen.

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.