Parish Events

Parish Picnic & Sunday School Awards - June 24
We are combining two reasons to celebrate this year.  The Parish Picnic and Sunday School Awards Day will be the same day.  We will be picnicking and awarding on Sunday June 24.

The 8 o’clock service happens in the church as normal. The 10 o’clock service will be held in Pastor Vicki’s backyard.  We will put up a tent and some tables and chairs.

This year, continuing the theme of St. Paul’s being the Church the Children Built, the parish picnic service has been designed by the 5 – 8th grade Sunday School class and the kids will be leading most of the service.

We will also be dedicating a time capsule in honor of our 75th Anniversary.

We will honor the Sunday School students, their teachers and have special honors for high school graduates. The children’s choir will sing at the picnic.

After church we will play games and then eat lunch.

Hamburgers and hot dogs as well as beverages and tableware will be provided.  Bring a dish to share.  There is a sign up sheet in the parish hall for some help with set-up, cooking, games and clean up.

Jason Miller's Ordination - August 4 - Save the Date!!
Jason Miller will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday August 4 at 11 am at St. Paul’s.  This is the next step in Jason’s process that will lead to ordination to the priesthood.  In the Episcopal Church everyone who is a priest is ordained a deacon first.  Jason will have to be a deacon for at least six months before his ordination to the priesthood, which will likely be sometime in February.   Bishop Franklin will assign Jason to a congregation where he will serve as a deacon.

Everyone is welcome to attend the ordination.  We will be having a reception after the service.  There will be a sign up sheet in the parish hall to help with that and to provide some of the goodies. 

If you would like to contribute to St. Paul’s gift to Jason note “Jason gift” on your check.

Tourist in our Hometown - August 5 Planning Meeting
After a year’s worth of events for our 75th Anniversary, no one wanted the fun to end.  So during the 2018-19 program year we will be playing tourist in our home town.  We will do all the things that tourists to our region do, things that many of us have never done or haven’t done in a long time.  Everything from Maid of the Mist to a Bandits lacrosse game to theater & museums are on the table.

If you would like to help plan, we will have a meeting of anyone interested in helping plan an event or two on Sunday August 5 between the 8 & 10 am services.  If you aren’t able to be here for that meeting, but are willing to help or have a good idea get in touch with Pastor Vicki (

Canalside & History Boat Tour - August 19
The first “Tourist in Our Home Town” event will be Sunday August 19.  We will take a boat tour up the Buffalo River and hear about the history of Buffalo and how the river shaped our history.

We will leave St. Paul’s after the 10 am service (wear casual clothes) and go to Canalside.  We will get lunch somewhere at Canalside and catch the 2:30 pm River History Cruise.

You can purchase your tickets for the boat ride here -  The cost is $21 for adults and $12 for children.

Clarence Hollow Farmer's Market - August 26
St. Paul’s is the featured non-profit at the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market on Saturday August 25.  We will be handing out our church tote bags, as well as flyers on Sunday School and some resources for prayer and Bible Study at home. 

This year we will also have a cut out of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (the preacher at the Royal Wedding) for people to take their pictures with.

This is a great chance to get our name out in the Clarence community and meet some of our neighbors.  We need a few workers.  The Farmers Market is from 8 – 1.  We need two or three people to help staff the table.  The sign up sheet will be in the Parish Hall in August.

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