After months of construction and renovation, the clergy, staff, and vestry are excited to open the doors to the newest addition to St. Paul’s. The Station at St. Paul’s officially opened on September 8, 2019, on the 90th Anniversary of the first service in the sanctuary. The building, constructed in 1961, was built for IBM and most recently housed the WSJS 600 AM radio station.
Today, the building opens following an extensive renovation made possible by the generous parishioners of St. Paul’s and the hard work of all involved. In addition to Sunday classes for children and adults, the building also houses an extensive amount of outreach programs including READWS whose mission is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, educators and parents to use the evidence-based, best practices of a multisensory structured literacy approach. Kids Café, another vital ministry of St. Paul’s, operates Tuesday through Thursday evenings and serves dinner followed by a homework session guided by volunteers who assist students with daily assignments.
If you would like to know more information about outreach at St. Paul’s, click here >>
For inquiries about the Station at St. Paul’s, please email Jason Franklin at email@example.com
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.
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.
St. Paul’s will temporarily suspend in-person gatherings until at least March 29, 2020, but we will continue worship online. We will be live streaming this Sunday’s service at 10 am on Facebook. The Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves will be preaching.
You can view the live stream here >>
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Click here for updates on St. Paul’s preparation for and response to COVID-19.
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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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.
Sing with the St. Paul’s Choirs. The choirs of St. Paul’s are always looking for new singers. Children and Youth, ages 6 and up, are invited to join the St. Paul’s Novice Choir and Choristers. Please contact Dr. Mark Ardrey-Graves (ext. 1403; firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. For adults interested in joining the choir, please contact Dr. John Cummins at email@example.com.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Andrew Dye/Journal.
The Fall service schedule begins Sunday, September 15.
Holy Eucharist will be at 7:45, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. in the nave and at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel.
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.
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 email@example.com for instructions and application forms.