Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information August 2015

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ST. PAUL’S FALL KICK OFF will be on Sunday, September 13. After worship there will be a covered dish luncheon in the parish hall. The meat will be provided by the church and you are requested to bring your favorite side dishes. It will be a time of fellowship and the PLEDGING OF TALENTS. The Pledging of Talents is the opportunity for each of us to participate in the various ministries of St. Paul’s, both within the church and in the world. This would include such things as Altar Guild, serving as Crucifer, Lay Readers, LEMs, Ushers, Acolytes, teachers of Christian education, Lay Eucharstic Visitors, helping in the church office, ECW, and others. (you will hear more about each of these in next month’s Epistle) There will also be some new out-reach ministries presented on that day. Each of us have talents that can be used to build up the kingdom of God and this will be an opportunity to exercise those gifts.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Plans will be announced at a later date.

September 16th.
St. Paul’s Wednesday Program of Evening Prayer and Bible Study will begin 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.

St. Paul’s annual “Blessing of Pets and Animals”.
All of God’s Creatures are Welcome. Time to be announced for Sunday October 4th.
Francis introduced the idea that we humans are only one part of God’s creation.
‘The moral progress of a nation and its greatness should be judged by the way it treats its animals.’ ( Gandhi)

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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