St. Paul's News
Published 4/11/2024

News in Brief

Reception Classes - Those who desire to be received into the Episcopal Church during our May 12, 2024, visitation from the bishop should contact Mike Miller at These classes are held in the library and will be on April 14th and April 28th beginning at 4pm.

The remaining Confirmation classes will be on this Sunday, April 14, and on Sunday, April 28, in the library at 4pm.
"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" (1601/02) by the famous and controversial Baroque painter, Caravaggio (1571-1610), depicts St. Thomas just after Christ has declared that he is not a ghost, and has invited Thomas to touch his wounds. In the gospel, Thomas is not reported to have touched the wounds but rather immediately declares "My Lord and my God." In Caravaggio's painting, however, Thomas leans in close and puts his hand in Christ's side, perhaps an indication of Caravaggio's own dynamic yet troubled faith.

Let us Pray the Collect for the third Sunday of Easter

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Upcoming Worship & Events

This Sunday at 10am — Worship  (Nave, also online)

Coffee Hour following the 10am service

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will take place on the 3rd Sunday of the month with The Rev. Canon Michael Spencer, Canon for Transitions and Congregational Ministry at the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

This Sunday, 5pm (2nd & 3rd Sunday in April) — GROW! (in the Quire)✝

Tuesday & Friday, 9:30am — Morning Prayer
(Chapel of the Holy Spirit & online)

✝A choir, also sometimes called quire, is the area of a church or cathedral that provides seating for the clergy and church choir. 

An Irish Spring This Weekend

Join us this Saturday, April 13, for Irish Spring from 6 to 10pm at St. Paul's in the Parish Hall. There will be Irish Ceili dancing called by Anna Bumiller (no special dance skills needed) and traditional Irish food featuring Irish beer, corned beef, and potatoes. Admission is free!

The festival atmosphere will be made complete with a performance from Jameson's Folly - a family band that wows every crowd with intense bagpipe solos, fiery fiddle licks, irresistible harmonies and the promise that you will be tapping your toes, clapping your hands, and dancing the night away! Proceeds from the event will support our Community Outreach Program.

Please sign up to volunteer for this fun event.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Cloister.

April Birthdays

Happy Birthday to those with birthdays in April!

Debby Subashi 04/04
Kisa Grossmann 04/04
Carolyn Angel 04/06
Carolyn Kiefaber 04/13
Greg Heiman 04/13
John Sampson 04/14
Betsy Burns 04/18
Jean Ireland 04/28
Jane Huson 04/30 

Movie Night - Tues., 4/30

Join us on Tuesday, 4/30, for April Movie Night when we will be showing Roxanne (1987) starring Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Fred Wilard and Shelley Duvall. Perhaps the success of this modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac retelling is the genius of Steve Martin's screenplay.

Join us for dinner at 6:00pm, movie at 6:30, and popcorn throughout.

Seniors with Grace

Seniors will meet on Thursday, 4/25, to greet new faces and renew friendships. Everyone 55ish years and older is welcome. Our senior ministry will remain focused on physical and social community health. We begin with Morning Prayer, followed by a small brunch and fellowship. Please reach out to Verger & Worship Leader, Ron Brown-Gray at if you have questions and/or if you are in need of community support.

Bishop to Visit Miami Valley

On April 28, Bishop Kristin Uffelman White will be in our area for the Hope Rising Convocation, a regional gathering of Episcopalians, at 4:00 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church in Kettering.
Bishop White will also visit St. Paul's Episcopal Church on May 12 when new members will be confirmed and received into the church by her. 

Church Financials

St Paul's Episcopal Church
Executive Summary - March 31, 2024, Financials
Provided by Bill Coffin, Finance Chair

MTD Total Income $24.2k vs budget $32.4k; unfavorable variance [$8.2k]
MTD Total Expense $53.0k vs budget $47.9k; unfavorable variance [$5.1k]
MTD Surplus/[Deficit] [$28.8k] vs budget [$15.5k]; unfavorable variance [$13.3k]
MTD Comments: MTD Total Income is off from budget. Pledge is unfavorable to budget by ($11.2k); this is partially offset by favorable Building Use Fees of $5k [the preschool pre-paid the summer months; this will result in unfavorable monthly variances for those months]. MTD Total Expense is off from budget. Primary drivers are unfavorable Buildings & Grounds [$1.5k] and Insurance [$5.5k] (quarterly insurance payment was budgeted in April) partially offset by favorable Administration $2.2k [the Diocese covered the vestry retreat expenses].
YTD Total Income $126.0k vs budget $134.6k; unfavorable variance [$8.6k]
YTD Total Expense $160.4k vs budget $157.7k; unfavorable variance [$2.7k]
YTD Surplus/[Deficit] [$34.4k] vs budget [$23.0k]; unfavorable variance [$11.4k]
YTD Comments: YTD Total Income is off from budget. Primary drivers are unfavorable Pledge & PY Pledge [$22.9k] and Investment Income [$2.2k] partially offset by favorable Non-Pledge Income $12.4k and Building Use Fess $4.6k. YTD Total Expense is off from budget. Unfavorable variances include Insurance [$5.5k] and Utilities [$1.9k] partially offset by favorable Total Clergy, Staff and Contractors $1.1k and Total Administration $1.4k.

In summary, most of the significant variances are due to timing and most accounts are tracking close to budget. Of concern is the $22.9k unfavorable variance in Pledge and PY Pledge. Every parishioner can help by keeping current with your pledges.


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