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Weekly Prayer

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Amen

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St. Paul's Welcomes The Rev. Canon Dr. Daniel J. Pinti

Meet  Fr. Dan

 I would call myself a "bi-vocational priest", which means I  believe I have two callings, or vocations:  to the  priesthood and to teaching and academics. Each is  integral to "who I am". I answered the teaching call first,  getting a Ph.D. in English and pursuing an academc  career. I'm a tenured professor at Niagara University,  where I've taught since 2001.

 It was coming to Western New York to teach at NU that  opened the way for me to answer God's call to the  priesthood. I began seminary at Bexley Hall in Rochester,  and finished at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.  I was ordained deacon in 2008, and priest in 2011. Since  then I've served as vicar of St. Aiden's in Alden, and as  canon priest at St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo.

 I've come to St. Paul's, Lewiston partly in the hope of  integrating these vocations, by beginning a campus  ministry with Episcopal students at NU. What such a  ministry will look like exactly will be largely up to the  students. My guiding questions for them will center on "community": what shape and purpose (s) might a Episcopal community at NU have, and how might that community connect with others? From a pastoral perspective, my sense is that for many younger people college becomes a time to "grow out of" the faith they were raised with. I'm hoping to help them find a faith they can grow into, and that grows with them. 

My wife Maria and I have three children (which is not quite the right word anymore): Zach, John and Rachel. Zach is 23 and finishing his degree at NU this year. John and Rachel are about to turn 18 and in thier senior year at Clarence High School. Maria is a nurse and works in infection control in the Patient Safety department at ECMC. My major pastime/stress reliever is playing the guitar, which I do as much as I can, often quite loudly.

Everything I've mentioned falls under the category of blessings: I'm blessed by my family, my music, by my profession, by serving God's people as priest, and by St. Paul's. Thanks be to God, and God bless you all!

 

Chicken and Biscuits

 St. John's Episcopal Church is hosting a Chicken & Biscuit lunch on   Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m.

 The church is located at the corner of Main and Chesnut Streets in   Youngstown, NY. Call (716) 745-3369 for more information.

 

October Mission Project

During the month of October St. Paul's Mission Committee is gathering non-perishable food for a Thanksgiving donation. The food will be blessed  on Harvest Altar Sunday then donated to those in need. Your donation can be dropped off at the church on Sunday's between 10:30 and 12:30 a.m. or Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Please call Teresa at (716) 297-6480 to arrange an alternate drop off time.

The holidays are a time of great need for many. Please consider donating what you are able to this food drive.

 

United Thank Offering

 The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. UTO is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the monies to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. 

 

St. Paul's UTO ingathering will take place on Sundays, October 15 & 22. All donations will be offered in thanksgiving during the 180th Diocesan Convention on October 27 and 28 of 2017.  Please give generously.


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