St. Paul’s Newsletter – 28 March 2024

Blessings, Dear Friends!

Holy Week Details

Holy Week is in full swing, so be sure to mark your calendars for the following events!

  • Thursday, March 28 @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday Service at St. Paul’s (including a ceremonial foot washing for those who wish to participate)
  • Friday, March 29 @ 6pm – Good Friday Tenebrae Service at Grace Methodist Church 9472 Hwy 20, Claremore
  • Saturday, March 30 @ 7pm – The Great Easter Vigil at St. Paul’s (with guests Canon Betsy, Grace Methodist, and First Christian)
  • Sunday, March 31 @ 9:30am – Easter Day Holy Eucharist at St. Paul’s, followed by Easter dinner in the Parish Hall (Ham will be provided; feel free to bring a side item.)

Christian Formation

Last Sunday, the Sunday of the Passion (3/24), we discussed chapter 7 – The Rung of Renewal – 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, Easter Day (3/31), we will discuss chapter 8 – The Rung of Change – and the Epilogue. 

Sunday, April 7, we will not have formation class.

Our book study during the season of Eastertide will be A Journey with John, part of the 50 Day Challenge collection from Forward Movement. Our first discussion will take place on Sunday, April 14, and will include Days 1-14. This study will take us through Pentecost. All are welcome to join us Sundays at 8:30 a.m. as we discuss the Gospel of John and its relevance to us today.

Hospitality Continues

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

  • With gratitude for the gift of Christ and the redemption provided by his death and resurrection!
  • For the repose of Velma Landley
  • For the repose of Dellaura Riggle   
  • For Rick’s nephew, Corey
  • For Christina’s uncle, Johnny
  • For Tom Keenze
  • 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/ Janie/ Lillian/ Rick/ Vernon/ Miranda & Brayden/ Jim/ Judy/ Ani/ Aaron Blum/ Virginia/ Stephen/ John/ Tom/ Carol W/ Brian/ Mark H/ Mike/ Chris/ Brady/ Patrick/ Zachary/ Brian W/ Donna

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Save the Dates

  • Thursday, March 28 @ 7 p.m. – Maundy Thursday service
  • Friday, March 29 @ 6 p.m. – Good Friday Tenebrae service at Grace Methodist Church
  • Saturday, March 30 @ 7 p.m. – The Great Easter Vigil service
  • Sunday, March 31 – Easter Day! – Service at 9:30 followed by Easter Dinner
  • Monday, April 1 – Sunday, April 7 – Clergy Vacation
  • Sunday, April 7 – Morning Prayer led by Ron Parker and Shelby Mancell

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