Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

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Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information December 2017

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POINSETTIAS:
The poinsettias are being ordered. This year they will be $7.00. If you would like to help with the cost and dedicate a plant in memory of or thanksgiving for someone, please fill out one of the order forms found in the narthex and place it along with your check in the alms basin.

Come and Sing with Us:
Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. we will continue our favorite hymn night. We will be singing songs that are familiar and easy to sing, as well as occasionally going over songs scheduled for the upcoming Sundays. We sing for about an hour and then have refreshments in the parish hall with great fellowship. Hope you can join us and bring a friend or two.

Mark Your Calendars:
On Sunday DECEMBER 17TH THE HANGING OF THE GREENS immediately after services On Sunday DECEMBER 24TH the 10:30 AM service will be LESSONS AND CAROLS
On DECEMBER 24TH at 10:30 PM we will have our traditional CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
St Paul’s traditional CHRISTMAS EVE RECEPTION will be held immediately after the 10:30 pm service

Christmas Eve Reception and Set-Up:
St. Paul’s traditional Christmas Eve Reception will be held again this year immediately following the 10:30 p.m. worship service. Everyone in the congregation is asked to bring their favorite finger foods to share with the parish family and our Christmas guests. All are needed and appreciated!
There will be an announcement made concerning the setup.

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.

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

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2017 Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: John Womack- 2020---- Junior Warden: Philip Brandon - 2019

Vestry Members:
Ken Aungst-2018 ----Nancy Davidson-2019
Iva Nell Templer-2019 ---- Rick Hammock -2018 ---- Carol McElroy-2020
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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