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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Vision Statement

Our mission is to welcome all people, encourage Christian growth, and proclaim the Gospel by word and deed.

  • Sept 23 1865. -- Rev and Mrs Kendrick dined with the Cookes on Gibraltar on Saturday,
  • Sept 24th 1865 -- Jay Cooke attends church in the morning and evening. Rev Kendrick preached "Pray without Ceasing." His sermon was described as "a faithful and practical expositon of the text."
  • Oct 1st 1865 -- J Cooke attends the first service , including a baptism, in St. Paul's.
  • Oct 8th 1865 J Cooke attends the 10:30am and 5pm services at St. Paul's. "Large congregations & good sermons." Bible classes growing to 80-90 on this Sunday.(Pollard 123)
  • June 10th 1866 -- J Cooke attended St Paul's 10:30am and 6pm services. Rev Meade, a candidare for orders, read the services but fainted during the evening service. (Pollard 129)
  • June 17th 1866 -- J Cooke went to St Paul's. In the morning he heard Mr Kendrick preach on Luke 18:37 and in the evening, Mr Clamore preached on Luke 10:32.(a Presbyterian) (Pollard p 131)
  • June 25th 1866 -- J Cooke went to church at 10am and heard Mr Kendrick preach on Mark 8:36.
  • Sept 21 - Sept 24th, The Rt Rev C. P. McIlvane, Bishop of Ohio stayed at Gibraltar with the Cookes.  The Bishop led the Saturday prayers at Gibraltar and "preached a plain forcible evangelical sermon at St Paul's on Sunday. Bishop Charles Pettit McIlvane, D. D., D. C. L. departed the 24th. Bp McIlvane was a prominent figure in US History as well as th Episcopal Church. Pres A Lincoln sent him to London in hopes of keeping the British from supporting the South. McIlvane, along with many Evangelicals hoped the kingdom might begin. This optimism would have come to St Paul's with him. but the year passed without Christ's return. (see Standing Against the Whirlwind : Evangelical Episcopalians in Nineteenth-Century America by Diana Butler for an review of Bp McIlvane's work at this time.
  • Sept 23rd 1866 -- J Cooke attended the confirmation service at St Paul's, noting Mr Kendrick received a call to Kansas. Jay Cooke wrote in his Journal "God will send another & a suitable & useful man -- let us not doubt -- but it is a sore trial to lose Kendrick -- He is in all respects a perfect minister & never was one more conscientious or energetic in the discharge of every duty.
  • Sept 30th 1866 - Jay Cooke's Journal reports Mr Kendrick was sick with carbunkles so Jay Cooke led services on Gibraltar for those resident there.
    • The Rev. J. Mills Kendrick, left St Paul's for Fort Scott Kansas in 1866. Next he was elected to the rectorship to St. Paul's Church, Leavenworth, Kansas on October 1, 1868. During his rectorship the nave of the church was extended and completed. Mr. Kendrick resigned the rectorship July 1, 1874. In 1875 he returned to Ohio to accept the charge of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbus.

      From 1878 until his 1889 consecration as the third Bishop of New Mexico and Arizona, he served as a diocesan general missionary in Ohio. During that period he also served five years as superintendent of city missions in Cincinnati. In 1888 he received his doctorate in divinity from Gambier University. He was consecrated as Bishop in Trinity Church, Columbus, Ohio, on January 18, 1889. Kendrick's assignment, was the large district of New Mexico, Arizona and a portion of Texas, covering about 236,313 square miles. It was seen as one of the most difficult districts for any Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Bishop Miles Kendrick was consecrated in 1889 to serve a Missionary District that encompassed NM, AZ, SW TX and Mexico, a district one-third the size of the United States. Kendrick initially settled in Las Vegas, New Mexico, then he moved his office to Albuquerque. He later moved his offices to El Paso, Texas.

      "Recognized as a good, simple-minded, earnest spirited clergyman of powerful physique and self-denying spirit, he was chosen for the work of a"missionary bishop." He administered the diocese, despite great obstacles. He was married, June 28, 1864, to Sarah H. Allen at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati. He maintained a winter residence in Phoenix and a summer home in Oceanside, California, where he died on December 16, 1911, after twenty-three years of service in the Southwest.

      He is mentioned in "The Clergy and the Myth of the American West" by Ferenc M. Szasz in Church History, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Dec., 1990), pp. 497-506 Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the American Society of Church History http://www.jstor.org/stable/3169145

      See: The records of the Episcopal Church, The Clergy Annual and the records of the dioceses he served for additional information.

      The military service of Capt. J. Mills Kendrick, U. S. Volunteers, assistant adjutant-general in the 4th Division of the Army of Ohio is well documented. See http://www.civilwarhome.com/nelsonshilohor.htm