Special Needs at the Dayton Episcopal Food Bank
Brrr, January 2013 is Turning Out to Be a Cold Month and the Homeless in Dayton Need Your Help! The growing need for food assistance in the Dayton area is soaring, especially in the west side of Dayton. Many people in this area are living in poverty. The DEFP currently feeds approximately 200 families and per month, and is quickly becoming a vital and growing resource for these families! Here is how you can help. Our stock is low: 1lb. bag of dried beans, cereal, 1lb. bag of rice, spaghetti sauce, canned food (tuna, soup, fruit, etc.), and pasta. As always, we truly appreciate your support and assistance. Thank you‼
Youth of Dayton are Here
Y.O.D.A.H (Youth of Dayton are Here), the Dayton deanery-based youth group would like to invite all of your high school aged young people to join us at our weekly meetings! This faith based group is led by the Rev. Christopher Richardson from St. Andrews in Dayton, Kelli Paul from Christ Church, Dayton, and Emily Sexton from St. Paul’s in Oakwood. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm at Christ Church Dayton for bible studies, games, snacks, discussion, and community! While this program is based in the Episcopal Church, all those of faith or who are exploring their faith are invited, regardless of religious affiliation!
Shop Amazon.com through our Web Site
If you go through St. Paul's web site to get to Amazon.com when you make your purchases, a portion of the sale comes back to St. Paul's and helps support our Library. Look for the Amazon.com link in the right column on this page.
Dayton Episcopal Clothing Room
The Dayton Episcopal Clothing Room at St. Andrew's Church stocks all sizes of clothing for infants, children, men, women, and plus sizes. The clothing is free for our needy friends. This fall we are collecting warm winter clothes for all sizes. Your gently used clothing donations are always appreciated! They can be placed in the green check boxes in the parish hall.
We have recently opened a Housewares Room. We stock bed linens, blankets, towels, kitchen items, and small appliances. Currently, we especially need sheets and blankets.
We rely solely on donations of goods and money from the local Episcopal churches. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may write a check to St. Andrew's Church with "Clothing Room" in the memo line and give it to Bee Tanner or mail it to St. Andrew's Church, 1060 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45406.
To learn more about us or to volunteer, go to our new website: decr.org and check us out!
Annual Pledge Campaign Continues
All things come of Thee, O Lord. And of Thine own have we given Thee. The ingathering for our pledges of time, talent and treasure has passed, but you can still return your pledge to the Parish Office or in the collection plate on Sunday morning. Your pledge helps us plan our budget for the coming year.
Readers needed for Pentecost Gospel
Are you a linguist? Are you at least sort-of-fluent in another language? Here at St. Paul’s, we have developed the wonderful custom of celebrating the Feast of Pentecost by having a group of parishioners read the day’s Gospel in as many languages as possible. We’re looking for volunteers! This year, Pentecost falls on May 27, which is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. You can expect to be asked to read a verse in your chosen language; in addition, the whole group will read part of the first and last verses together. You are welcome to do your own translation, or a translation of your reading will be provided if you prefer.
The reading for this year is - John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.
Our search is over! The Rev. Deborah Woolsey will join us as our Rector on January 20, 2013. Please pray for St. Paul's & Rev. Woolsey as we embark on this next phase of our journey. More