Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

Epistle

Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information December 2019

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Looking for Something to Do?
We can always use help; there are many opportunities to serve:
Altar Guild - Ushers -- Readers - Crucifer - LEM -- Hospitality
Yard/Grounds workers


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.

You may email your order to the church stpauls.altus@att.net Please include the following information:
Name of donor_____________________________________________________
Given in thanksgiving for____________________________________________
Given in memory of_________________________________________________
Paid (check)___________Paid (cash)____________

HANGING OF THE GREENS
Hanging of the Greens will be DECEMBER 22nd immediately after the worship service. Please plan on staying after the church service to help us decorate the church and "celebrate." We will also be using red poinsettias which may be given in memory of/or thanksgiving for those whom you wish to remember at Christmas. Further information and forms to purchase are contained in this Epistle.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Saint Paul's traditional Christmas Eve Service will begin at 10:30 pm. There will be Christmas
Organ music played beginning at 10:15 pm. INVITE your friends and neighbors to join us!!

CHRISTMAS EVE RECEPTION AND SET UP
St. Paul's traditional Christmas Eve reception will be held immediately following the 10:30 pm worship service. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite finger foods to share with the parish family and our Christmas Guests. All goodies from finger sandwiches to desserts are needed and appreciated. There will be an announcement made regarding the setup.

Noonday Prayers, every Tuesday at 12:00 noon

Vestry Meeting Nov. 26th at 6:00 pm

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 6:30 p.m. on the fourth 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)

2019 Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: John Womack- 2020---- Junior Warden: Jodi Bakshas- 2022

Vestry Members:
Carol McElroy-2020
--- John Womack -2020

Rick Hammock -2021 ---- David Braddock -2021

Nancy Davidson-2022 ---Jodi Bakshas 2022 -- Bonnie McAskill 2022

Vestry Clerk: Nancy Davidson
Treasurer: Nancy Davidson
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer

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





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