THIS WEEK AT SHALLOWFORD
Friday, April 19 - Good Friday
10am Compass Group A
7:30pm Service of Tenebrae
Saturday, April 20
10:00am Shallowford Singers Rehearsal
Sunday, April 21 – Easter
7:00am Easter Sunrise Service @ Shallowford Square
9:30am Family Easter Egg Hunt and Light Breakfast
10:30am Easter Sunday Worship - The Resurrection of the Lord - One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Monday, April 22
Church Office Closed
Tuesday, April 23
Church Office Closed
Wednesday, April 24
9:30am Women's Breakfast @ K&W
Sunday, April 28
9:00am Joyful Noise
9:30am Spiritual Awakenings
11:30am Compass Group C
2019 Session Committee Chairpersons
Administration - Bob Federchuck
Building and Grounds - Jack Hartle, Tony Brett
Christian Education - Lynn Watkins
Fellowship and Congregational Care - Carolyn Auman
Welcoming - Sally Gant
Worship - Jane Pfeuffer, Al Gaskill
Carolyn Auman, Tony Brett, Bob Federchuck, Sally Gant,
Al Gaskill, Jack Hartle, Jane Pfeuffer, Lynn Watkins
At the Stated Session meeting of February 18, 2019 the Session:
Heard a number of suggestions from Mark Ramsey that included:
Scripture: I Corinthians 15: 19-26 and and John 20: 1-18
Sermon: Rev. Jeff Sockwell
Greeters: Linda Edgar and Claudette Honeycutt
Ushers: Stewart Ellis and Gary Pope
Nursery: Susan Hoopes and Eleanor Russell
Lector: Bill Honeycutt
Make a Difference! Empty Bowls!
Support the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina.
When? Dinner Tuesday, April 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and/or
Lunch Wednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where? Benton Convention Center, 301 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem
How: Tickets $35 in advance and/or $40 at the door get you a meal and handmade pottery bowl. See: emptybowlsnc.org
¡Esperamos que puedas venir! We hope you can come!
El Buen Pastor will host another Kermesse (Festival) on Cinco de Mayo, Sunday, May 5. Similar to last year’s Kermesse, in August, the 5 de Mayo Food Fest will feature Mexican food and children’s games. The Kermesse will begin at 1 p.m., Sun., May 5, at El Buen Pastor Church, 4637 Tim Rd., Winston- Salem. Proceeds will be used to pay for air conditioning repairs.
The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study has been temporarily suspended, with the plan to resume meeting at any time there is congregational interest. We will continue to meet for breakfast and fellowship on the last Wednesday of each month at K&W, at 9:30. This gathering will appear on the church calendar as “Women’s Breakfast.” Let Jane Pfeuffer know if you would like to be added to the list for an email reminder of the breakfast.
Saturday, May 4 is WORLD LABYRINTH DAY. Plan to come and walk our beautiful Shallowford Labyrinth. Anyone interested in giving an hour or two to assist with greeting or hosting on that day, please contact Sally Gant. Many thanks to Stephen McKee for volunteering many hours to week and tend the Labyrinth over the past few weeks, so it will look its best on this day!
The WALL in Arnold Hall now hosts “Masks - Creations of Fantasies and Dreams.” Martina Moore is a professional artist who has explored the ceremonial use of masks throughout history and expresses her talent by creating beautiful examples using multiple materials. Mrs. Moore presented a mask making workshop at Shallowford in February and this exhibit also includes some of the results of that event. On view through April.
The Sunday Morning Book Group is reading The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, a former Franciscan priest. The book illustrates the simple need for humanity to accept the freedom of God’s grace and its power to change lives. The group meets Sundays at 9:30am in the Library. Books are available on Amazon. We look forward to you joining the discussion!
HOLY WEEK EVENTS
Trough Friday, April 19: "Stations of the Cross" on view in the Sanctuary during church building hours.
Friday, April 19: 7:30pm: Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Sunday, April 21: 9:30am: Family Easter Egg Hunt and Light Breakfast
Sunday, April 21: 10:30am: Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord
RETREAT WEEKEND AT ST. FRANCIS SPRINGS
The Way of the Pilgrim: Course and Retreat
May 17-19, 2019
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC
This Pilgrimage course is open to everyone and promises to be a wonderful weekend with the founder and director of The Pilgrimage program, Dr. Paul Lang, of First Presbyterian Church, Fargo, North Dakota.
We have had two courses and one retreat led by Paul and look forward to having him with us, again, to lead this course. Paul will use his recently published book The Pilgrim’s Compass: Finding and Following the God We Seek as the focus of our time together. Course sessions will include both time for learning and time for contemplation, walks, and rest. Throughout the weekend, there will also be time for fellowship and time to spend in individual reflection amid the beauty of St Francis Springs Prayer Center. The retreat will begin with supper on Friday, May 17 and conclude with lunch on Sunday, May 19. Attendees are asked to read the book prior to the retreat. It can be ordered from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Cost: $180 per person for double occupancy (couple or sharing a room with someone) $240 for single occupancy. This amount includes 2 nights in an ensuite room (in either the lodge or a cottage) as well as all meals.
Registration is open each Sunday morning through April 28. More information may be obtained at the registration table in the Gathering Space. Please will join us!
Advent/Christmas 2019 Devotional - Thank you to those who have begun turning in their writings for the 2019 Advent/Christmas Devotional booklet. As you complete your submission, you can turn these in to the church office or email them to Janet Sockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are still a few topics left for the if anyone else would like to join in! Please see Janet or email her for the list of topics and template.
From the Outreach Committee: The Crisis Control Gift of the Month: Collected by the West Forsyth Christian Preschool
Why not pick up some “extra” next time you go to the store and deposit it in the barrel inside the entrance to Arnold Hall? We are “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”!!
April - instant grits
The Outreach Committee thanks you for your generosity!!
Ongoing Ministries - We recently celebrated the generous stewardship of our congregation through worship and music, service including VBS with El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Hispanic mission, West Forsyth Christian Preschool, our community garden, Pilgrimage Ministry, the Art Wall, 12 Step Recovery groups, Hinkle House celebrations, Bloodmobile, CROP Hunger Walk, Presbyterian coffee and chocolate, and much more.
"Much more" includes Campus Ministry. You may not realize that Joanne Federchuck was on the committee of several churches and Salem Presbytery which called Stewart Ellis to be the Presbyterian Campus Minister in the area in 1990. Stewart retired 11 years ago but that ministry continues at WSSU, Wake Forest, Salem College and the University of NC School of the Arts. Several Shallowford folk volunteer with the Listening Post Cooperative Campus Ministry at UNCSA, including Janet Scharling, Kathy Muder, Elizabeth Reid who provides brownies, and Stewart chairs the board of this ecumenical ministry with students which has been happening on Wednesdays for three decades. Presbyterian pastor Khelen Kuzmovich is the Coordinator. Like every good ministry, we give and we receive. UNCSA students gives us wonderful Sunday afternoon concerts every year through our annual Shallowford Series concerts taking place in January, February and March.