St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Oxford NY
34 Main Street, PO Box 72, Oxford, NY 13830

"Say to Wisdom, "You are my sister!" call Understanding, "Friend!""
- Proverbs 7:4

The first St. Paul's Church of Oxford was the first religious edifice built in Oxford, located on Fort Hill. It was a wooden structure, built in the Village, consecrated in 1816, that served the community for more than forty years. The present St. Paul's Episcopal Church, constructed of bluestone, was designed in the Gothic Revival style by architect, Henry C. Dudley. It was erected in 1857 on the East side of the Village of Oxford. It still stands proudly today, facing the beautiful Washington Park, in Chenango County, NY.

St. Paul's News

We're planning to send out a monthly emailed newsletter, as well as already making a printed version available at the church. When we have the email list available that information will be posted here. A short sample of the June newsletter is below.

June 2012
Greetings and Blessings everyone!
I'm not sure about you, but this last Pentecost truly was an amazing day for me. In a few different ways, I was reminded in no uncertain terms that the Holy Spirit is indeed alive and well and working the good work of God. The key thing is to just be aware of the Spirit's work. This month I'd like to share with you one of the things the Spirit showed me on Pentecostsomething that struck me as quite wonderful and worthy of prayer and meditation. To make a long story short, Zion hosted a memorial service. All the testimonials agreed that the person being honored was a regular, ordinary human being who was dedicated to simple generosity. And, in his generosity of spirit, he truly was a bright shiny light for many. One of the testimonials in particular struck me and this is what I'd like you all to consider. For his son's high school graduation, this person gave his son a book with an inscription. The book was Dr Seuss' "Oh, The Places You'll Go" and the inscription was Rudyard Kipling's poem "If". Though the Kipling poem is from a father to his son, the sentiment applies to all, and to my mind fully accords with the Gospel.

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