Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

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Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information November 2016

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Children's Chapel Information

ECW February meeting
No meeting in February

Shrove Tuesday Activity
February 28, 2017

Operation Care
Is are now operating from their new location
221 W. Walnut St.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

VOLUNTEERS
HELP JOIN THE EFFORT AND SPREAD THE WORD!
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and the pillars of our community. We simply wouldn't be able to serve people in the capacity that we do without them. From counselors, spiritual leaders and receptionists, to organizers, event planners and pantry aids, we welcome anyone with a willingness to help others. One-on-one training is available and for only 4 hours a week, you can help make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us today.

Our Mission
To nourish the body and the spirit of men, women and children in our community; by helping them see their potential, value and worth, helping them pull themselves up in times of hardship, and teaching them to be good stewards of the resources God provides for them.

Our Success
For the first half of 2016, we have been able to assist 33 individuals with Emergency Lodging which totaled to 66 nights and 3,185 dollars. We also provided 18 individuals with Southwest Transit tickets, which totaled to $456.20. 24 individuals received gasoline vouchers totaling to the amount of $400. 5 individuals with 20-dollar Goodwill Vouchers, and 19 individuals with Medical Prescriptions totaling to $625.97. Heaven’s Storehouse (food pantry) have provided 390 families with food assistance, which breaks down to 308 children, 759 adults and a total amount of $4,675. 62 thus far this year. We provided 17 individuals with identification cards, 3 with driver’s licenses, and 3 individuals attended budget class. We also assisted 9 individuals to obtain their G.E.D. 63 with Joseph’s Closet vouchers. We assisted 98 individuals with paying their Altus Power bill, totaling $6,539.49. We helped 13 with utility bills other than Altus Power, which totaled to $886.76.

As we are able, they could use our help.

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 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: Philip Brandon-2019

Vestry Members:
Ken Aungst-2018 ----Nancy Davidson-2019
Joyce Kenner-2016 ---- Rick Hammock -2018 ---- Carol McElroy-2017
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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