Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information April 2017

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April 9th PALM SUNDAY: Holy Eucharist at 10:30 beginning with the Blessing of the Palms and processing into the church.

April 10th HOLY MONDAY: (Chrism Monday) Mother Suzanne will travel to St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City to join the clergy of the Diocese for the Renewal of Ordination Vows.

April 13th MAUNDY THURSDAY: Evening service beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Holy Eucharist and the Washing of Feet, followed by the stripping of the altar.
Servers: LEM Womack, OT reading Kidwell, B - Eps & Crucifer Kidwell, J - Altar all guild,
Ushers Brandon, P and Kenner
Readings: OT Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14, Psalm 116:1, 10-17, Eps 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Gospel John 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 14th GOOD FRIDAY: Good Friday service beginning at noon, followed by Stations of the Cross.
Servers: LEM Braddock- OT reading Kidwell, J – Eps & Crucifer Brandon, P
Readings: OT Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, Eps Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9, Gospel John 18:1-19:42

April 16th EASTER DAY: Holy Eucharist at 10:30, followed by children’s Easter Egg Hunt.

It is time to place your order for Easter lilies. The price for the plants this year is $7.00. If you would like to help decorate our sanctuary with lilies this Easter Sunday, please fill out the order form and place it in the alms basin on Sunday or turn it in to the office no later than Sunday April 9th. If you would like to sign up for Easter Altar flowers, please see Iva Nell Templer. Thank you!



Coffee Hour
Following worship service, we have a wonderful time of fellowship with our friends and a great opportunity to greet visitors.
A special thanks to all who make this happen by volunteering to serve as coffee hostess. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall every month giving you the opportunity to serve. Coffee is always served. The snack can be a slice of cake, cookies, sandwiches, chip and dip, crackers and cheese, etc—and recently root beer floats were a big hit. This was never intended to be an entire meal, just a snack; some wish to serve more and that is fine. That is their gift to you, so just say “thanks.” If you are not able to serve, you might consider buying coffee, creamer, sugar, small plates, cups, napkins etc.
Please join us each Sunday for this fellowship. If you have questions, feel free to ask one of the ECW officers: Paula, Joyce or Carol.

The vestry meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to all members of St. Paul’s.


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2014 Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: David Braddock-2017 ---- Junior Warden: Philip Brandon-2019

Vestry Members:
Ken Aungst-2018 ----Nancy Davidson-2019
Joyce Kenner-2016 ---- Rick Hammock -2018 ---- Carol McElroy-2017
Vestry Clerk: Nancy Davidson
Treasurer: Philip Brandon
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer

INSTRUCTED EUCHARIST (Link to pdf file) from September 9, 2012.

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