Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

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Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information June 2017

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Come and Sing with Us:
Tuesday, June 13th 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.

 

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.

Comment from Jon Kidwell
A reflection from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist I read recently talked about the “Examen Prayer”. After some searching this is what I found at: http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.
The method presented here is adapted from a technique described by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. St. Ignatius thought that the Examen was a gift that came directly from God, and that God wanted it to be shared as widely as possible. One of the few rules of prayer that Ignatius made for the Jesuit order was the requirement that Jesuits practice the Examen twice daily—at noon and at the end of the day. It’s a habit that Jesuits, and many other Christians, practice to this day.
How to Make the Examen Part of Your Day
Variations on the Examen
Reflections on Praying the Examen
Handouts on the Examen

This is a version of the five-step Daily Examen that St. Ignatius practiced.
1. Become aware of God’s presence.
2. Review the day with gratitude.
3. Pay attention to your emotions.
4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
5. Look toward tomorrow.

The geek that I am I found an app for it: Examen is the name to search for.

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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)

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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