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St. Paul’s Bicentennial
April 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm$0.00
A historically accurate worship service will be celebrated with liturgy and readings from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer. Period hymns and music selections, under the direction of Joy Renner, will include pope organ, violin and soprano soloist Janet McMahon. Many parishioners will be dressed in period costumes for all of the events. The public is invited to join in on the fun!
Following the service, former Curator of Adena Mansion & Gardens, Mary Anne Brown, will be guest speaker at a tea reception in St. Paul’s Church Great Hall. Mary Anne will provide an oral presentation, which will attest to the many connections between Adena Mansion, Ohio Governor Thomas Worthington and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Governor Worthington’s son, James T. Worthington, donated 10,000 bricks for the construction of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The official church records include the following entries for the Worthington family: 3 daughters and 1 son were married, 7 grandchildren were baptized, 1 daughter was confirmed and 1 grandson and 1 son-in-law had their funerals at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The community is encouraged to attend to learn more.