On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 pm the placement of a public marker recognizing our 200th anniversary will take place; then on Sunday, April 30, an historic celebration of the Holy Eucharist using the liturgy for Holy Communion from The Book of Common Prayer of 1789.
The Ohio Historical Connection (the state’s historical society) has acknowledged the historical significance of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as the first officially founded worshiping community in Medina County, and of our building as the only stone church in county and as a particularly fine example of English Gothic church design. Therefore, we will be placing an official historical marker in front of the church building on Saturday, April 29, 2017, as part of our Bicentennial Year of Celebration.
Mayor Dennis Hanwell, State Senator Larry Obhof, and a representative of US Senator Sherrod Brown will be joining us at 1:00 p.m. for the unveiling of the marker. A reception will follow, during which our Parish Directory photographer will take a panoramic picture of all who are present.
We are inviting and encouraging ALL PARISHIONERS to be here and to take part in the photograph, and to return the next day, Sunday, April 30, for worship at 9:30 a.m. when we will use the first American prayer book service for Holy Communion, and be joined by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, as our preacher.