Shield Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
210 E. 9th St., Bartlesville, OK  74003
Phone:  (918) 336-1212     FAX (918-336-2557)
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Our mission is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

November 20, 2015
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In This Issue

Bishop's Calendar

November 26th - December 6th
The Anglican Church of Uruguay

December 6th
Bishop Visitation
Grace Church, Muskogee
Companion Diocese Uruguay

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Bishop Pollesel

Holy God, source of healing and of peace, bless with your grace the companion dioceses of Oklahoma and Uruguay. Through our partnership one with another may we grow in mutual affection and communion, seek a more profound experience of truth, build up the Church in unity and give glory to Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.


November Newsletter: 
In English
In Spanish

We love sharing your news stories and event announcements!
Please email your news to Communications Director, 
Nicole Baxley directly at
Be sure to include your congregation's name and city in your email!
From the Diocesan Office 
Syrian Refugee Crisis

Brothers and Sisters in Christ: 

Our Presiding Bishop has recently released a statement regarding the worldwide Syrian refugee crisis. I stand with our Presiding Bishop in his statement, and I commend every member of our diocese to prayerfully read it here.

In Christ,
+Bishop Ed

2016 Holy Land Pilgrimage Trips
Deposit Due: February 15th 
In 2016, we are thrilled to offer two pilgrimages to the Holy Land! We would love for you to join us!

These are incredible opportunities to walk where Jesus walked and experience the Holy Land together with members of our diocesan community.

Youth Pilgrimage
July 31 - August 8, 2016
The door-to-door cost (not including souvenirs or soft drinks):
Double Room = $3,365 
Single Room = $3,765
Adult Pilgrimage
August 8 - 19, 2016
The door-to-door cost (not including any personal expenses such as: telephone calls, beverages, laundry and medical insurance):
Double Room =  
Single Room = $4,765
Diocesan Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The Diocesan Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. The office will reopen on Monday, November 30th.
Bishop Ed Bobblehead Delivery

Bishop Ed Bobbleheads are being delivered to those who have donated or pledged $100 or more to Tomorrow's Leaders: the Campaign for St. Crispin's!

We thank you for your donation to help support the amazing ministry of St. Crispin's!

Around Our Diocese 
Leading from the Heart
Originally printed in the Bartlesville Magazine
By Kelsey Walker, Bartlesville Magazine

With a passion and commitment to social justice, the Rev. Dr. T. Lee Stephens - better known as "Father Lee," rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, in Bartlesville, is known for his work bringing a voice to the hidden, invisible and often forgotten. Despite what he refers to as an "unremarkable" start, his contributions to the Bartlesville community are known as anything but.

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More News
Visit the News section of our diocesan website to see more news! 
Upcoming Events 
November Events 
Guest Preacher at All Soul's, Oklahoma City
November 22nd
All Soul's, Oklahoma City is pleased to welcome the Rev'd Canon Alistair MacDonald-Radcliff as their guest preacher this weekend!

All Souls' Episcopal Church 
6400 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

He is the International Senior Advisor to the Prayer Book Society USA. Fr. MacDonald-Radcliff, was interim Dean of All Saints' Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, and is a priest licensed for the Diocese of London in the Church of England.

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December Events 
Advent Retreat
December 5th
St. John's Tulsa and Christ Church, Tulsa are hosting an Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Rev. Scott Gunn, our Diocesan Convention Chaplain will be our retreat leader. We hope you will come join us and celebrate advent with the saints.

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Episcopal Night at the Oklahoma City Thunder
December 6th and 13th

Thunder tickets are here! Our pre-sale went wonderfully, but there are still some tickets available! 

There are approximately 100 tickets left for the December 6th game, against the Sacramento Kings. We have 28 for December 13th game against the Utah Jazz. Both of these games promise to be lots of fun! Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. 

Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete the registration form, your check made payable to the Diocese of Oklahoma (tickets are $15 each), and send to Sabrina Evans at the Diocesan Office.

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More December Events

December 4th, 21st - 24th: Old Post Chapel 140th Anniversary
Events Beyond December 
New Beginnings
February 13th - 14th
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2016

NB bannerNew Beginnings is a unique experience designed specifically to respond to the needs and concerns of Junior High Youth. The program has spread to many dioceses throughout the country and to Europe. New Beginning's purpose is to help young people grow in the love of themselves, others, and Jesus Christ.
Our next event will take place February 13th - 14th at Christ Episcopal Church, Tulsa. We hope to see you there!

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National & International News 
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Contact Information 
Nicole Baxley
Communications Director
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
(405) 232-4820