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COVID-19 Updates

Worship

At the direction of Bishop Rowe, we are suspending all in-person worship and parish events, until further notice.  We are continuing to broadcast Morning Prayer at 10 am on Sunday on our Facebook page and posting the video on our Vimeo channel later in the day.  We are continuing to host many events on Zoom for all ages – subscribe to our e-newsletter for information and links.

Holy Week

Holy Week is, as the name suggests, the holiest week of the Christian year.  We are offering two ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at home this year.

Holy Week at home is activities for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and an at home Easter Vigil for your household.  You can sign up to get a Holy Week at Home packet here.

On the Day before Easter, April 3, we will be dropping off stuffed Easter Eggs so that you can have your own, socially distanced, Easter Egg Hunt.  You can sign up for the drop-off Easter Egg Hunt here.

Puzzle Exchange

We have a puzzle exchange located in the garden area in front of our building.  It works like the little free libraries. Bring the puzzles that you have finished and pick up a new one or two.  We are suggesting that you leave the puzzles in your trunk or garage for a day or two (Johns Hopkins says the virus might live up to 24 hours on cardboard).

During the winter the path to the box is cleared from the north side of the building (closer to Main St.) – so drive around, park on that side & walk past the red doors to the box.

2021 Annual Meeting

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Annual Meeting
was held Sunday January 31 at 11 am on Zoom.

Annual Meeting 2021 Minutes

Reports

State of the Church (Rector’s Report)

Stewardship Committee Report

Finance Committee Report

December 2020 Balance Sheet

December 2020 Treasurer’s Report

2021 Budget

 

Elections

We elected 1 Warden for a Two-year term, and 3 Vestry members for Three-year terms.

Candidate for Warden: Paul Mikulski
My name is Paul Mikulski. I am married to June (former vestry member) and am the father of Jennifer, James, Andrew and Sarah. I retired 10 years ago after spending 24 years as a police officer in the Town of Amherst. I currently work a part time job and have extra time I would like to give to my community.

Candidate for Vestry: Mike Elkan
My wife Maryanne and I have been attending at St. Paul’s since January, 2019 and I was received into the Episcopal Church the same year.  We came from St. Mary’s RC Church in Swormville, where we were active in ministries for a number of years. It’s quite a change here at St. Paul’s from the large parish atmosphere we experienced before – so much more intimate before COVID-19 changed everything. I hope I can add something to the renewal of our community in the months and years ahead.

Candidate for Vestry: Simone Fancher
Member of St. Paul’s since 1994 +/-.
Church school teacher + volunteer.
Former vestry member, acolyte, reader, teacher, youth group advisor of St. John’s, Dunkirk, as a teen/young adult.
Active with various Clarence community, scout & school groups. Mother of 3 children, Jonathan, Stefanie & Christopher. Owner of the Cheesy Chick Cafe and food trucks.

Candidate for Vestry: Michael Matthews
Our family transferred to St. Paul’s in 2014 from St. David’s in West Seneca.  At St. David’s I served on the Vestry and Finance Committee during a very successful capital campaign and new building construction to create a new West Seneca Food Pantry.  We attend 10 o’clock service where my wife, Tiffany, teaches the kindergarten to 1-st grade Sunday School, our older son, Nathan, is an acolyte and our younger son, Colin, looks forward to being an acolyte soon.  Now that we have acclimated as members at St. Paul’s, I feel it is now appropriate to also help contribute and collaborate as a vestry member.  I look forward to helping to serve the St. Paul’s community.