Dear Parish Family,
But before we make our resolutions and commit to change our lives over the next 40 days so that we might be more Christ like, we come together for one last "party" or "celebration" on the Tuesday evening before Lent begins. That day is called "Fat Tuesday" or "Mardi Gras". So on the evening of FEBRUARY 25th from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm we will have St. Paul's Annual Pancake Supper. It is open to the entire community of Altus where there is no charge for the meal but donations will be accepted. There will be pancakes galore with sausage, hot syrup, orange juice, fruit and coffee. The men of St. Paul's do the cooking and the rest of us will act as servers and hostess' to welcome our guests with great Christian hospitality.
On the Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning the week after Ash Wednesday, we will have our traditional SOUP SUPPERS and LENTEN STUDY. There will be a simple meal of soup and bread. There will be a Sign-up-Sheet for the soups. When preparing your soup please prepare enough for about 10 people. We will need at least 3 soups per evening so please sign up and tell what kind of soup you plan to bring so that we may have a variety. The meal will begin at 5:30 pm and the Lenten Study will begin at 6:30 and last until 7:30-7:45.
The Lenten Study will be "THE
WALK, Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life" by
Adam Hamilton. Last spring we had a book study entitled "SAINT
PETER' by the same author which was warmly received with great
There will be copies of the book "THE WALK" available for you in the Parish Hall with a basket for donations to defray the cost of the book. (recommend $10.00) It is also available on Kindle from Amazon for $9.99. If you wish a book a sign-up sheet will be on the first table entering the Parish Hall. Sign up no later than February 9 to guarantee a book by March 4th.
As we get closer to the beginning of Lent there will also be available in the Parish Hall several other resources for your use during the journey through Lent.
On FEBRUARY 28TH there will be a Special Retirement Dinner in honor of The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. and Mrs. Debbie Konieczny in Oklahoma City. It will be in the Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center. It is open to all of the Diocese of Oklahoma and reservations may be made on the Diocesan Website: epiok.org
I encourage you to "check out" the Diocesan Website. There are numerous activities in the Diocese which cover a plethora of interests. We at St. Paul's are part of a much larger Episcopal family in Oklahoma. There is lots going on, so be adventurous, look and see what is available, you might just be surprised!