St. Paul's Church
Sharing God’s love with one another and our neighbors – All are welcome!
Founded in East Toledo in 1889, St. Paul's Episcopal Church has been faithfully serving the communities of East Toledo, Oregon, and the surrounding areas ever since. Our first church building, at Fourth and Euclid in East Toledo, burnt down in 1951, and the parish relocated to Oregon when the new sanctuary was built. The stained glass window was the only one to survive the fire and now is located above the primary entrance to the sanctuary.
We are part of the Diocese of Ohio and The Episcopal Church.
ABOUT OUR WORSHIP
St. Paul's regular 10AM worship is Holy Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer, except on 5th Sundays, when our liturgy is Morning Prayer. Each Sunday, we hear three readings from Scripture, say the Psalm together, declare our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed, pray for the needs of the world and all people, and celebrate Holy Communion. Music is included throughout the service, primarily as congregational hymns accompanied by organ or piano. Our worship is the heart of our life together as a community committed to sharing God's love with one another and our neighbors. Please know that children (and their noise!) are always welcome in worship at St. Paul's.
Our worship follows the Book of Common Prayer, "one of the major works of English Literature. Since its introduction in the sixteenth century, it has had an enormous influence on everything written in English. It has gone through many of revisions, both in England and in the other countries of the Anglican Communion, but the original text is still comprehensible and relevant." For more on the history and beauty of theBook of Common Prayer: God Talk.
Mobile Food Pantry
St. Paul's hosts a monthly mobile food pantry from Food for Thought on the 2nd Tuesday, where we provide food for 40-80 households, primarily drawn from our immediate neighborhood. In addition to providing space, time, and effort to serve our neighbors, we also collect and contribute supplies of toilet paper to distribute to the guests of the food pantry.
picnic-style dinner and entertainment
Every July, we provide a picnic-style dinner and entertainment (usually bingo) to a community of neighbors in need right down the street. With hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, and watermelon for 40, it's a good meal, and it's good to gather with neighbors for dinner, fellowship, and laughter.
Eat In to Help Out
Our annual Eat In to Help Out dinner has raised funds for community organizations such as the East Toledo Family Center, the Oregon Senior Center, and Helping Hands of St. Louis in East Toledo. This is a free will offering dinner, with the folks of St. Paul's cooking up a delicious Hungarian dinner and serving as hosts and waiters.
St. Paul's Disaster Fund, funded entirely by the offering on the first Sunday of the month, has helped us to respond to crises near and far, including the destructive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma; the Ebola crisis in west Africa; and the devastation in the Philippines. We support 2 Cents a Meal with a free will offering on the last Sunday of every month, which supports both hunger ministries in the Diocese of Ohio and the Cherry Street Mission in Toledo.
United Thank Offering
St. Paul's gives to the United Thank Offering in May and November of each year, "a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry."
798 S Coy Rd
Oregon, OH 43616-3008