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This Sunday

All are welcome this Sunday, April 3, the Second Sunday of Easter

The Rev. John E. Shields is preaching.

  • Holy Eucharist at 7:45, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. in the nave
  • Holy Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Please note: Breakfast and formation for children and youth will resume this Sunday. All adults are welcome to gather in Colhoun A at 10:15 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship.

This week’s readings are published on the Lectionary Page. Fred Horton’s commentaries on the readings are posted on the diocesan web site.


ECW Spring Luncheon

The ECW Spring Luncheon, featuring parishioner Allison Perkins, Executive Director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, as guest speaker, will be held on Monday, April 4, at 11:30 a.m. in Colhoun A.

Allison’s program is titled, “Faith, Community and the Commitment to Both by the Women of Reynolda.” All adult women of the church are invited to attend.

All whose surnames begin with A through M are asked to bring a dessert to share. All with surnames beginning with N through Z are asked to bring a salad.

Child care will be available.

Contact Christine Storch at christinekstorch@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Diocesan Cottage Meeting

As part of the search for our next Bishop Diocesan, the ‘Cottage Meeting’ for the Winston-Salem Convocation of the Diocese of North Carolina will be held in Colhoun A on Monday, April 4, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to express their opinions, ideas and suggestions to members of the Nominating Committee, who will attend.

St. Paul’s parishioner John D. Hunter is co-chairing the committee with the Rev. Jemonde Taylor, Rector at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

For current information about the search for our next bishop, visit the diocesan bishop search web site.

All are encouraged to complete a bishop search survey online.

History Day 2016

The Bicentennial Planning Committee of the three Episcopal dioceses in North Carolina will present History Day 2016 on Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gastonia. “Hearts, Homes and the Holy Spirit: Mission & Ministry in North Carolina Mill Villages, 1890 - 1940” will feature a keynote speaker, a panel presentation, exhibits and tours of the Gaston County Museum and the recently restored Loray Mill. An optional Friday evening event at Chapel of Christ the King in Charlotte will highlight the history of this former mill mission and conclude with dinner at a local restaurant. For registration and program details click “News & Events/Upcoming Events” at www.dionc.org or contact Lynn Hoke at (919) 602-4305. History Day 2016 is the last in an annual series leading up to the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of the Diocese of North Carolina next April 22, 2017, at Christ Church, New Bern, in the Diocese of East Carolina.

Preschool Consignment Sale

St. Paul’s Preschool will hold its 12th Annual Children’s Clothing and Consignment Sale in Colhoun A from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. Articles for the sale, including new or used clothing (up to size 16), maternity wear, furniture, books, DVDs, toys and shoes, may be dropped off in the Colhoun Room between 9:00 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 12, 13 and 14. The sale cannot accept cribs or car seats. A preview party will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission to the preview party is free for consignors and donors and $5 for everyone else. Contact Chastity Sterenczak at crae23@icloud.com or (336) 264-8685.

Jail and Prison Ministries Training

The Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries will offer a training session for volunteers on Sunday, April 17, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 450 Metropolitan Drive,Winston Salem NC 27101. St. Paul’s Prison Ministry conducts a worship service at the jail four times a year. Current volunteers must receive this training annually to remain active in the ministry. Upon completing the training, new volunteers may begin serving after the jail staff processes their applications. Trainees must be at least 21 years old and are asked to bring a photocopy of their driver’s license or other photo ID to the training session. Contact Temp or Amy Elliott at 924-6790 or nthia19@aol.com.

Rector’s Forum Eastertide Series

The Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves will present a Rector’s Forum series on Eastertide Sundays at 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 24 and May 1. In Easter, we celebrate Christ’s resurrection by feasting—Easter brunch and dinner, family gatherings and lots of delicious food. While Lent is 40 days, Eastertide is 50, so we feast for more days than we fast! God’s invitation to celebrate in this Easter season can take the shape of spiritual practices of thanksgiving, joy and Sabbath.

Choose Freedom: A Study of Galatians

The Rev. Dr. Fred L. Horton, Professor Emeritus in the Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest University, will present Choose Freedom! A Study of Galatians at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel on Sunday, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Paul’s letter to the Christians in Galatia warned against an esoteric version of the Christian faith and reminded his readers that the good news he had announced to them was about freedom—not bondage to religious practices. While the “advanced Christianity” Paul wrote about was a product of first-century Christianity in Turkey, the issues Paul addressed are strikingly modern. Join Fred Horton in a six-week study of this epistle’s passionate plea to the early Church.

Senior Adults Trip to Historic Salisbury

St. Paul’s Senior Adults Ministry is planning a day trip to Salisbury on Friday, April 22. The morning will begin with a tour of historic Salisbury by trolley, led by a docent. A highlight will be a visit to the Dr. Josephus Hall House, built in 1820.

Dr. Mark Ardrey-Graves, Director of Music Ministry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and husband of St. Paul’s Associate Rector the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves, will join the group for lunch at Emma’s of Salisbury. After lunch Mark will lead a tour of St. Luke’s.

The St. Paul’s bus will leave the side parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to return by 4:00 p.m. The cost, including lunch, is $35 per person. To reserve your place, mail a check payable to St. Paul’s to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Call Anne at 723-4797.

Samaritan Inn Volunteer Opportunity

St. Paul’s needs six volunteers to serve the overnight shift at the Samaritan Inn, an 80-bed homeless shelter at 414 East Northwest Boulevard, from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 through 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Volunteers will serve dinner and breakfast to the men staying overnight at the shelter. During the night, each volunteer will take a two-hour shift watching security monitors. To sign up, either as an individual or on behalf of your small group, contact Director of Stewardship and Outreach Sally Dudley at  sdudley@stpauls-ws.org or 723-4391, ext. 1502.

A Christian Response to Terrorism

The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will present a Rector’s Forum series, A Christian Response to Terrorism, at 10:15 a.m. on May 8, 15 and 22 in Colhoun A. Hebrews 13:8 boldly proclaims that, “Jesus Christ is same, yesterday, today, and forever,” yet we read that verse in a world where, “9/11 has changed everything.” How do we hold these two realities together? This very tension provides the guiding dynamic of this seven-part class on what a uniquely Christian response to terrorism looks like. During each session, the Rev. D. Dixon Kinser will provide space to explore and discuss topics like Christians and fear, Christians and evil, Christians and just war, etc., that will provide some guidance for how Christian people live in a post-9/11 world.

Reynolds Homestead Visit

On Tuesday, May 24, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will travel to Critz, Virginia, to visit the Reynolds Homestead at Rock Spring Plantation, the boyhood home of R.J. Reynolds. Built in 1843 by R. J. Reynold’s father, Hardin Reynolds, the Homestead has been designated a State and National Historic Landmark. After touring the home and grounds, the group will eat lunch at Stuart Family Restaurant in Stuart, Virginia.

The bus will leave the upper parking lot at 9:15 a.m. To reserve your place, send a check payable to St. Paul’s for $10 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. The price of lunch is not included. Contact Anne at 723-4797.