Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information July 2016

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Children's Chapel Information


**** August is Favorite Hymn Month ****

Remember to fill out the index card with hymn # and name and place in the basket in the narthex. Requests will be accepted through after church on Sunday July 17th.

We will not be meeting during the summer; the next meeting will be the second Monday in September.

We will be collecting for Camp New Hope in June and July
We need your change; we will once again have a container to put in your loose change to donate to support the mission of Camp New Hope. Camp New Hope is a summer camp program that provides children who have a parent who is incarcerated with an opportunity to have some fun and be provided with some additional emotional support. It is a program worthy of our support.

Tuesday July 5th 7:00 p.m.
Favorite hymn night

we will continue our favorite hymn night. We will be singing songs that are hopefully familiar and easy to sing. The songs will come from the 1982 hymnal, the Lift Every Voice and Sing II hymnal and Wonder Love and Praise. We sing for about an hour and then have refreshments in the parish hall. Hope you can join us and bring a friend or two.

Electronic (E) Books and Libraries and Music

With today’s smart phones, IPhone and Android operating systems and Tablets you can download to and read books, watch movies and listen to music. Many options are available for free stuff.

Let me introduce this to you by telling you about what I have and how I use them. I have both an IPhone, and an IPad; I also have a Nook, which is an electronic reader for Barnes and Noble book stores. I have apps for the Nook that runs on both my laptop computer and my IPad.

To read E Books on my phone and IPad I have two primary resources the Altus Public Library, which is part of the Southern Prairie Library System and Base Library at Altus Air Force Base. To use the Altus Public Library you need an account (library card number) which you can get by stopping by the Library on Hudson. To use the Altus Air Force Base Library system you must be authorized (civil service, active duty, retired or dependent) and stop by the library to get the account information.

Both Libraries use a portal called Overdrive which is a management/console program and it has apps for all popular devices and Windows operating systems. When using this to read a book it is synced between both my IPhone and IPad; by being synced if I have last read the book with my IPhone and then next time I open the same book on my IPad, it will ask me if I want to move forward to my last page read. Then when I go back to my IPhone it will ask me the same question. Even with my old eyes I am able to read without any problem on my IPhone. Both libraries also have movies and music albums that you can run on your phones and tablets.

Another component you will need to establish and account with is Adobe. A good place to learn more about the Adobe Digital system is at . To use the Overdrive system you will have to create an account with Adobe Digital.

Another resource for free E books is the Gutenberg Project site,

The following is from their web site: “Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.
No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books. Over 100,000 free eBooks are available through our Partners, Affiliates and Resources.”
I will be happy to help you get started with this technology, just ask me.
Jon Kidwell


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, Bobbie, 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.


Please visit our Facebook site and become a Fan. If you are a Facebook user with your own page you may want to check your privacy settings. I recommend you set them to Friends only. (Jon Kidwell)

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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