The Rev. Jessie Dodson: The Rites of Confirmation and Reception in the Episcopal Church

Each year St. Paul’s has an opportunity for our parishioners to deepen their relationship to the wider church through the sacramental rite of Confirmation or Reception in the church. This article, taken largely from the EpiscopalChurch.org Glossary, helps to explain more about the ritual and how…

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The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach: Let’s Tell the Stories of Our Faith

In February, the Vestry and Clergy, along with other St. Paul’s parishioners, attended Diocesan Convocation held at Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky. Convocation is an annual event when lay and clergy from around the Diocese come together for inspiration, learning, fellowship and worship – all are…

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In Harlan, Teenagers Find Their God-given Potential…and Much More

By Kari Greenfield The sign as we pull into town reads “Harlan: Where the adventure begins,” proceeded by the Dairy Queen billboard which urges passing drivers to “Bring in your church bulletin and receive 10% off Sunday lunch.” In Kentucky, lines blur between church and state.…

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New Year, New Beginnings

The ancient Romans had among their pantheon a god of doorways. His name was Janus. He had two faces, one looking backward and one facing forward, symbolizing that he was the god of endings and new beginnings. His name, of course, gives us the month of…

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The Church Has Been ‘Called for a Time Such as This’

Few of us would disagree with the assessment that this year’s presidential campaign is one of the most acrimonious we have ever experienced.  We are all accustomed to candidates promising sure-fire solutions to complicated problems based on assumptions on which reasonable people can disagree.   We have…

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Finding a Sacred Sense of God’s Peace

chapel of the Cross_JPby Marge LoPresti, Pastoral Care Associate
I have always been drawn to silence. As a child I was raised Roman Catholic and attended Saint Paul’s elementary school in Euclid. I remember frequently skipping out of recess and slipping into the empty church to visit with God.

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