Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

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Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information September 2014

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Children's Chapel Information

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

September 7th
Children’s Chapel will start again on September 7th. If you are interested in volunteering for this, then please tell John Womack. The format for this is straight forward. During Children’s Chapel, the children learn and take part in a service that reflects the first part of our service up to the peace, but it is on their level. They light the candles, write their own prayers and hear a Bible story. The leader of Children’s Chapel will then tell a children’s sermon based on the Bible story. A love for teaching children about the love of God is the only skill required. The Diocese does require those who work with children to take a 2 hour course called Saving God’s Children. Mr. Womack is trained in teaching this class.

September 8th
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Our next meeting will be on Monday the 8th at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall; Dinner will be provided.
All women in the church are a part of this organization; you are already a part of our group. We meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m., most of the time in homes. Because of Labor Day this month, we start off on the second Monday. We hope you will join us for food and fellowship September 8th. If you have any questions please contact Paula Womack or Billye Kidwell.

September 10th.
St. Paul’s Wednesday Program of Evening Prayer and Bible Study will begin again.
Evening Prayer will begin in the chapel at 6:00 p.m. Bible Study will be held in the library following Evening Prayer and conclude between 6:30-6:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including your friends who may not attend St. Paul’s.

October 4th 10:00 a.m.St. Paul’s annual “Blessing of Pets and Animals”.
All of God’s Creatures are Welcome 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 4th.
Francis introduced the idea that we humans are only one part of God’s creation.
‘The moral progress of a nation and its greatness should be judged by the way it treats its animals.’ ( Gandhi)

Christian Formation, AKA Christian Education
This is a life long process which involves a process of growing in our relationship with Christ, self, others and the creation we live and work in. Through study, prayer, contemplation and sharing with others we learn how to live and share our faith both within our Christian community and the secular world. In addition to our Sunday worship and fellowship, we have Tuesday noonday prayer and Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible study; what else would you like to do for Christian Formation? If you have some ideas or questions about this, please contact Jon Kidwell. We could also try some type of on line activity, either in real time or as comments and replies.

MONTHLY VESTRY MEETINGS
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.

 

Facebook
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: John Womack-2016

Vestry Members:
Ken Aungst-2015 ---- Stephanie Allen-2016
Joyce Kenner-2016 ---- Billye Kidwell-2015
Carol McElroy-2017
Vestry Clerk: Jeremy Hunn
Treasurer: Jon Kidwell
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer

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





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