St. Paul's in Flint marks 140th anniversary

The Reverend Barbara Cavin read from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer.

A Flint church with a lengthy history and long list of members celebrated a birthday Sunday.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church has been home to Flint mayors and dignitaries through the years.

Sunday, the church opened its doors to the community for tours.

"It was like going back to my childhood in the 1928 prayer book," said The Reverend Barbara Cavin.

Sunday, The Reverend read from the 1789 Book of Common Prayer; the same sermon that would have been read 140 years ago.

Through the years, members say the church's mission has not changed.

"We try to feed people to clothe them and to listen to hem and just have our doors open," said church member, Laura Meyer.

The church also holds tours during the city's art walk in the Summertime.