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Lent Edition 2017

Oaks News is a publication of Oaks of Righteousness, a Christian mission in Troy, NY

You're Invited:
Dedication of St.
Patrick's Chapel
Join us March 17, 2017, at 7 pm for the
dedication of St. Patrick's Chapel (and
more!) at Oaks of Righteousness. See
story on Page 2.


1. For Pastor Hannah Mudge and
Pastor Paul Hunter celebrates the Eucharist in West Hill with members of the
6 years of gospel ministry to youth group. Pastor Paul joined Oaks as a full-time priest this winter.
the people of North Troy

2. For months of faithful and

diligent work day volunteers
Pastor Paul Hunter answers
3. For growing excitement in our call to minister at Oaks
congregation as we do
mission strategizing The Rev. Paul Hunter, formerly canon for mission at the
Cathedral of All Saints, has accepted a call to minister as a priest
Prayer Requests at Oaks of Righteousness.
1. For the Lord to forge new Pastor Paul joined the Oaks team in February, stepping into a
relationships for us as we seek vacancy left by Pastor Hannah Mudge, who resigned from co-
to reach another wave of pastoring Oaks after planting the ministry 6 years ago with Pastor
children and adults for Jesus Christina Hunter. Pastor Hannah is pursuing further theological
study and is seeking to recover from a long-term illness.
2. For wisdom and strength for
Pastor Paul Hunter as he takes While serving the Cathedral as a priest, Pastor Paul also led
on his leadership role at Oaks outreach and evangelism eorts in Albany. He opened The Well, a
weekly drop-in coee shop that ministered to homeless people,
3. That the St. Patrick's Chapel state workers, and anyone who stopped by. He launched a youth
dedication would glorify God group that disciples kids in West Hill, led a regular prayer table in
above all Arbor Hill, and oversaw a monthly Spanish-language Eucharist.

4. For God to send a new round

of ministry volunteers to help
with Open Cafe/cooking
Lent Edition 2017

Pastor Paul often describes himself as a "street priest" at heart

and is excited to share the love of Jesus with residents in North
Central Troy. Both he and Pastor Christina are also looking
forward to ministering as a husband and wife team.

Oaks Open House and New

About Us
Chapel: Join Us March 17!!
Oaks of Righteousness is a Seven years ago, Oaks' first Eucharist was in a Troy living room.
Christian ministry of the Worship eventually moved under the Hoosick Street bridge, into
Episcopal Diocese of Albany. Ingalls Park, and into an old diner.

We believe that Jesus Christ is On March 17, the church at Oaks will have a permanent worship
fulfilling this Scripture in the lives home with a new chapel being dedicated in honor of the Irish
of the people of North Troy: missionary bishop, St. Patrick.

"The Spirit of the Lord God is Bishop William Love decided to name the chapel in Oaks' new
upon me, because the Lord has building in solidarity with the Christian witness of the former St.
anointed me to bring good news Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in North Troy, which closed in
to the poor...that they may be 2010. Our building used to be the rectory of that church.
called oaks of righteousness, the
planting of the Lord, that He may Prior to the chapel dedication at 7 pm, Oaks will host an open
be glorified" (Isaiah 61:1, 3b). house featuring food, games, and music from 4 to 6:30 pm in the
new Oaks Cafe & Ministry Center in the basement of our
Contact Us building. The festivities will continue at 6:30 pm with a bagpipe-
led outdoor procession leading up the chapel dedication.
The Rev. Paul Hunter You are most cordially invited to celebrate God's goodness with
The Rev. Christina Hunter us and to ask for his blessing on mission here for years to come.
Oaks of Righteousness
3027 Sixth Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: (518) 423-4891



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Pastor Hannah's goodbye party in January featured a time of
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