St. Paul’s Newsletter – February 22, 2024

Lenten greetings, dear Friends.

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word ~ From the Collect for the Second Sunday in Lent, BCP 166

May you find this to be a season in which you are drawn into a deep knowledge of, and love for, God.

The Second Sunday in Lent

Last week (2/18), the first Sunday in Lent, our Gospel lesson reminded us that we must commit time and energy to prayer and Bible study in order to successfully survive the emotional deserts of life.

This Sunday (2/25), join us at 9:30 a.m. as we learn from Jesus’s example of how to live into the fulling of God’s purpose.

Community-wide Lenten Services & Luncheons

Invite a friend and join us at St. Paul’s at Noon each Wednesday during Lent for a service led by various churches from the Claremore Ministerial Alliance. Each service is followed by lunch (donations appreciated) in the Parish Hall. Next Wednesday, February 28, our service will be led, and lunch provided by, the Claremore Assembly of God Church.

Christian Formation

Last Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent (2/18), we discussed the Introduction and chapter 1 – The Rung of Hope – in the book Ladder to the Light by Steven Charleston. A Native American, former Episcopal Bishop of Alaska, and current resident of Oklahoma, Charleston shares insight he has gleaned about his Christian journey as related to his indigenous customs. The journey he guides us through in his book correlates beautifully with the journey upon which we embark during the Lenten season.

This Sunday, the second Sunday of Lent (2/25), we will discuss chapter 2 – The Rung of Blessing. All are welcome to join us each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. as we discuss this indigenous elder’s meditations on hope and courage.

Hospitality Continues

For the next several weeks, until they are able to repair the damage that flooding has done to their own building, our friends from First Christian Church will continue to utilize the nave for their worship services on Sunday mornings @ 11:00 a.m. 

Let Us Pray

  • For a holy Lent
  • For Dellaura
  • For the victims of the war in Ukraine
  • For Israel and Palestine, and for the victims of the war in Gaza
  • For the needs of the members, family, and friends of our congregation, specifically The First Christian Church of Claremore/ Cory Wilcox/ Rick/ Doris, as she travels/ Vernon/ Dellaura/ Miranda & Brayden/ Nancy S/ Velma/ Jim/ Judy/ Ani/ Aaron Blum/ Robert/ Lloyd/ Patricia/ Marie/ Russell/ Virginia/ Barbara/ Grace/ Lauren/ Cindy/ Stephen/ John/ Tom Patterson/ Jan/ Tom/ Bob & family/ Jean/ Al/ Carol W/ Mark/ Brian/ Pat/ Mark H/ Mike/ Chris/ Brady/ Patrick/ Zachary

If you have prayer requests to add to the Newsletter, email them to or reply to this email.

Save the Dates 

  • Sunday, February 25 – Second Sunday in Lent
  • Wednesday, February 28 @ Noon – 3rd Community-wide Lenten service and luncheon
  • Sunday, March 3 – Third Sunday in Lent
  • Wednesday, March 6 @ Noon – 4th Lenten luncheon
  • Sunday, March 10 – The Rev. Canon Steve Carlson visits; Fourth Sunday in Lent
  • Wednesday, March 13 @ Noon – 5th Lenten luncheon
  • Sunday, March 17 – Bishop’s Committee Meeting; Fifth Sunday in Lent

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