Events for December 2022

Small church with a big heart

Small church with a big heart 640 480 Episcopalians in Connection

Fr. Seth Wymer, accompanied by Deacon Paul Scanlan, blesses the hundreds of pairs of underwear donated by parishioners at St. Paul’s, Logan, for their first Undie Sunday.

St. Paul’s Church in Logan is a quiet, unassuming church in a small, quiet, and unassuming town in Southeastern Ohio. However, like most people who are quiet and unassuming in their nature there is a spirit that is on fire – and to that end St. Paul’s is a powerhouse in Logan.

Under the capable direction of Deacon Paul Scanlan, (who was also recently appointed as the Convener of Deacons for the diocese) this fall St. Paul’s kicked off “Undie Sunday” (it rhymes beautifully when spoken like a true Appalachian native – think Undie Sundie). During one weekend, this quiet and unassuming church collected over 500 pairs of children’s underwear to help restock “The Closet” – a clothes closet in the Logan-Hocking School District that exists to help under-privileged children in Appalachia have new, clean clothes.

After receiving the call from The Closet, Deacon Paul made an announcement to the parish and in two weeks’ time, the underwear came rolling in.

St. Paul’s is quickly becoming like the Ghostbusters when a need arises to be Christ in the world – “Who you gonna’ call?” Well, maybe we’re not the Ghostbusters, but certainly this powerhouse of love, St. Paul’s, responds to the call!

The Rev. Seth Wymer serves as Rector at St. Paul’s, Logan, and St. John’s, Lancaster.