News & Information March 2015
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ECW NEWS - - NO ECW MEETING IN MARCH…
February was a busy month with the reception for Mother
Suzanne’s ordination and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.
The reception was a tremendous success and while we did
not have a large turn-out for the pancake supper it was
enjoyed by all who attended. Many thanks to all the women
who helped with these events, and a big shout out to the
men of St Paul’s who helped in setting up and especially
cooking and cleaning at the pancake supper - - we couldn’t
have done it without you.
It is time to place your order for Easter lilies. The price
for the plants this year is $7.00. If you would like to
help decorate our sanctuary with lilies this Easter Sunday,
please fill out the order form and place it in the alms
basin on Sunday or turn it in to the office no later than
Sunday March 23rd. If you would like to sign up for Easter
Altar flowers, please see Iva Nell Templer. Thank you!
LENTEN CALENDAR FOR THE REFRIGERATOR
Wednesday Soup Supper and Program
LENTEN SOUP AND STUDY: We will begin our
traditional Lenten Soup Suppers and Study on Wednesday,
February 25 at 6:00 p.m. SOUP, BREAD, AND CRACKERS will
be provided by members of St. Paul’s. There is a sign-up
sheet on the table as you enter the Parish Hall. Please
sign on the date of the Wednesday night you are willing
to help provide the meal, including the type of soup you
are bringing. (This is so there may be a variety each evening)
We need 3 individuals to sign-up for soup each week and
1 for bread/crackers. The soup, bread, and crackers need
to be at the church by 5:45 pm and serving will begin at
6:00 pm. The Lenten Study will begin at 6:45 pm.
STUDY: This year the study
series will be an exploration of the “I AM”
sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. This series will
help us find and form an answer to the most essential question
of the Christian faith,---WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?”------One
by one, Jesus’ statements will grab our imagination,
reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect
us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first ‘I AM.”
These significant, yet ordinary images (bread, light, Shepherd,
vine, and more) will give us insightful ways to experience
Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known. There
is a DVD, filmed on location in the Holy Land, which allows
us to travel and actually see the places where Jesus stood
while disclosing his true identity, and in what context
he spoke each “I AM.” We will finish each session
by about 7:30p.m.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Just a little “head’s up”
on the Holy Week Schedule.
PALM SUNDAY: March 29 Holy Eucharist at 10:30 beginning
with the Blessing of the Palms and processing into the church.
HOLY MONDAY: (Chrism Monday) March 30, Mother Suzi will
travel to St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City to
join the clergy of the Diocese for the Reaffirmation of
Ordination Vows, pick up holy oils, and lunch.
MAUNDY THURSDAY: April 2 Evening service with Holy Eucharist
and the Washing of Feet, followed by the stripping of the
altar. (Time to be announced at a later date)
GOOD FRIDAY: April 3 Good Friday service beginning at noon,
followed by Stations of the Cross
EASTER DAY: April 5 10:30 Holy Eucharist, followed by children’s
Easter Egg Hunt
MARCH IS COMMUNITY CUPBOARD MONTH
AT ST. PAUL’S
Associated Christian Ministries, local churches, and community
individuals support Community Cupboard. There is an incredible
need in our immediate community and we hope that St. Paul’s
will rise to the challenge. The Cupboard has many requests
for baby formula and disposable diapers so when you are
considering donating this month, please keep those items
in particular in mind. The St. Paul’s “grocery
cart” will be in the parish hall beginning March 1st
and will stay there throughout the month of March. Also
keep in mind that the Cupboard welcomes individual donations
throughout the year. Their address is 900 S. Carver Road,
and the phone number is 482-5040. Please remember that God
intended for us to care for those less fortunate than ourselves.
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)
Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: David Braddock-2017 ---- Junior Warden:
Ken Aungst-2015 ---- Iva Nell Templer-2016
Joyce Kenner-2016 ---- Billye Kidwell-2015
Vestry Clerk: Jeremy Hunn
Treasurer: Philip Brandon
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer
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