Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information November 2015

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Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
ECW will be meeting will be Nov 2nd, at 6:00 pm at the Plaza, dutch treat.

Wednesday Program of Evening Prayer and Bible Study
St. Paul’s Wednesday Program of Evening Prayer and Bible Study has begun again.
Evening Prayer will begin in the chapel at 6:00 p.m. Bible Study will be held in the library following Evening Prayer and conclude between 7:30-7:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including your friends who may not attend St. Paul’s.

ECW will once again be selling Georgia pecans. Watch your e-mail for news of their arrival and details.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED will meet Friday, Nov 6th at 11:30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Lunch will be provided by Strong Tower Ministries.

Advent is the period preceding the Christmas season. It begins on the Sunday nearest November 30, the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, and covers four Sundays. Because the day it begins changes from year to year, so does the length of each Advent season. In 2015, Advent begins on November 29th.
The word advent, from Latin, means “the coming.” For centuries, Advent has been a time of spiritual reflection as well as cheer and anticipation. Even the Christmas season has become more secular with advertisers urging holiday gift-givers to buy and buy some more. Advent still brings joy and the observance of ancient customs. Christian families find quiet moments lighting candles in the Advent wreath, and children use Advent calendars to count the days until Christmas.

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, 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.


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2014 Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: David Braddock-2017 ---- Junior Warden: John Womack-2016

Vestry Members:
Ken Aungst-2018 ---- Iva Nell Templer-2016
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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