Last Communion Service at St. Paul’s Episcopal church in Le Center, Minnesota, to be held this week

Posted by Kendall Harmon

You can read the notice here and check some statistics there.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Parishes* Christian Life / Church LifeParish Ministry

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Posted January 8, 2013 at 6:45 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. APB wrote:

A familiar picture in two respects.  First, a sudden, inexplicable exodus after 2003.  Second, some good folks stepping up at the donation plate, for a sort time, to keep things operating.  Sadly, it did not get better.  Prayers for them.

January 8, 8:59 am | [comment link]
2. C. Wingate wrote:

It’s amazing that it held on as long as it did. I notice in the community profile that only 14% of the residents thought it was important to attend church services regularly.

January 8, 9:14 am | [comment link]
3. C. Wingate wrote:

APB, you need to go back and read the scale on the left side of the graph. In any east coast diocese this parish would never have made it into this century. It’s simply astonishing that they survived 2005, when the parish only collected $1000 all year; I would have to guess that either they had a Canon 9 priest with a day job, or they shared a priest with someone else, or they had one hell of an endowment. This is a small, very rural town in an overwhelmingly Lutheran and Catholic area; presumably the head of the town bank back in the day was an Episcopalian, because I can’t see otherwise how they managed to build their pretty little stone chapel.

January 8, 9:23 am | [comment link]
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