Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Thomas and A Street - Altus, Oklahoma

News & Information October 2014

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ECW News:
ECW is scheduled to meet in the home of Bobbie Severson-Olson on Nov 3rd at 7 p.m. Additional information and address will be provided.

ECW will once again be selling this year's crop of Georgia pecans. Pound packages of pieces will sell for $10 and halves will sell for $11; we will need everyone's help in buying and selling. As a reminder, ECW uses money we make to buy coffee, kitchen supplies and other things in support of St Paul's. Most recently we have paid for updates to the nursery. We expect the pecans to arrive before Thanksgiving to be available for holiday baking.

The Community Cupboard
Harvest for the Hungry

The Community Cupboard is a year-round effort by ACMI and the Southwest Community Action Group, Inc. to help feed families in the Altus area. Since the beginning of 2014, 1,783 baskets have been handed out by the Community Cupboard, feeding over 2,868 adults and 1,785 children. Generous and caring people donated 12,000 items in the 2013 Harvest for the Hungry drive. Please help us reach 15,000 this year! We are asking you to fill the bags provided with non-perishable food items to restock the Community Cupboard which is located at Southwest Community Action Group, Inc. (900 S. Carver Rd.)

The following items are urgently needed:
Canned meat – soup – canned vegetables – canned fruit – dried beans – dried peas – pasta – rice – jelly and jam – flour – sugar – cornmeal – canned and powdered milk – peanut butter – Ramen noodles – instant mashed potatoes – crackers – hot and cold cereal – bar soap – laundry detergent – toilet tissue – baby food – disposable diapers. Bags will be distributed to every house in Altus on the 1st and 2nd of November.

Please place your filled bags by your front door no later then 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th, and we will come by to pick up your kind donation. If your house is missed, call 482-5040 on Monday, the 10th and we will come and pick up your filled sack(s).

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-2015 ---- Iva Nell Templer-2016
Joyce Kenner-2016 ---- Billye Kidwell-2015
Carol McElroy-2017
Vestry Clerk: Jeremy Hunn
Treasurer: Philip Brandon
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer

INSTRUCTED EUCHARIST (Link to pdf file) from September 9, 2012.

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