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210 E. 9th St., Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Contents
Lent - How Did Your Congregation Celebrate?

St. David's, OKC, Welcomes Bishop Ed

Safeguarding God's Children Offering in Tulsa

Mission Camp to be at St. Crispin's

Cursillo

Come Listen to the Music

Province 7 Daughters of the King Assembly

Vestry Academy

Annual Conference and Bishop's Day Coming

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Medical Professionals Needed for Summer Camp

Counselor in Training (CIT) Applications Available

Saint Simeons's Educational Opportunities

Presiding Bishop: On Healing and Wholeness

Studying Your Congregation and Community

Panelists Announced for Climate Change Webcast

Piano Concert Series, All Souls', OKC

Organ Concert at St. Paul's Cathedral

Lenten Quiet Day - St. John's, Tulsa

Brightmusic Concerts

Abundant Living Workshop

Altered Scheduled for March

Deadline Extended for UTO Grants for Young Adults

Beecherl Corrigan Fellow Programs

Holland Hall, Tulsa, Book Fair

Lenten Activity 3

New Resource

Church Next

Diocesan Events


February 20 - 21

Popcorn Theology  Women's Retreat

St. Crispin's


 

March 7

Vestry Academy

St. Crispin's
 

March 20 - 22

Make My Mission St. Crispin's

Mission Camp 

 

April 24 - 25

Annual ECW Conference and Bishop's Day

Grace, Ponca City

 

April 24 - 26

Cursillo

St. Crispin's

 

Summer Camp Dates

 

May 29 - 30

ABC Camp

 

May 31 - June 6

Senior Camp

 

June 7 - 13

9th - 10 grades

 

June 14 - 20

4th - 6th grades

 

June 21 - 27

7th - 8th grades

 

June 28 - July 4

9th - 10th grades

 

July 5 - 11

4th - 6th grades

 

July 12 - 19

7th - 8th grades

 

NEW THIS YEAR, CAMPERS WILL ATTEND THE GRADE THEY ARISING INTO.

 


               

Community Events


February 22
Organ Concert
Clive Driskill-Smith
7 p.m.

February 24
Foundation of America Webinar - Caregivers
Integris Baptist Medical Center
OKC

March 3
Panel on Islam, Christianity, and Oklahoma
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Tulsa

March 5
Dancing with THE WORD
presented by Marilyn Brown Oden
OK City University
1, 2:30, 7 p.m.

March 7
Winter JAM 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC
Doors open at 5 p.m.
jamtour.com 

August 5 - 8
Network of Biblical Storytellers
Chevy Chase, MD

August 24 - 28
Mediation Skills Training
United Methodist Church of the Servant, OKC
Contact Dianne Peters
diannepeters@gmail.com


               

Bishop's Calendar

 

February 22

St. Philip's

Ardmore

 

March 7

Vestry Academy

St. Crispin's

 

March 8

St. Michael's and All Angels

Lindsay

 

March 9 - 19

House of Bishops

Kanuga Conference Center

Hendersonville, NC

 

Companion 
Diocese
Uruguay
            

Uruguay

     

 

  Bishop uruguay

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.

 

New Web site:

 

 http://uruguay.anglican.org/

 

 


 

 

 

Diocesan Newsletter

The next Diocesan Newsletter
 will be 
Friday, February 27, 2015.

We Are Epiok.org

February 20, 2015

Issue 8

Lent - How Is/Did Your Congregation Celebrate?

Share with us the photographs from your Pancake Supper, Ash Wednesday services, or other events for this beginning of Lent. We will do a recap each week in the newsletter. Pictures should be sent in JPG format and names of individuals. Photographs and articles can be sent to sevans@epiok.org. 
St. David's, OKC, Welcomes Bishop Ed

February 8 was an exciting day at St. David's, OKC. Bishop Ed was present and busy. There was 1 Baptism, 2 Confirmations, and 2 Reaffirmations. 




Safeguarding God's Children Offering in Tulsa

SafeguardingChrist Church, Tulsa, is offering Safeguarding God's Children on Sunday, March 1st at Noon. Anyone is welcome to attend please register by emailing Wes Wilson,wes@christchurchtulsa.org

 

Please bring $5 for lunch.

Mission Camp to be at St. Crispin's

This year's Mission Camp will be held at your favorite spot - St. Crispin's!

Beginning on Friday, March 20 (check in at 3 p.m.) - Sunday March 22 (check out at 1:30 p.m.) you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the grounds and facilities, while enjoying the opportunity to be with your friends. Mission Camp is open to 6th - 12th graders. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 9.

Cost is $80. Click here for application. You will receive all other forms when the application is received in our offices.

YOUNG ADULTS - want to spend the weekend at Camp? We are looking for volunteers to come and  be a part of this weekend's activities. No cost to you! Contact Sabrina Evans at 405 232 4820 or email sevans@epiok.org with any questions or to volunteer. 

Without volunteers, we can't have Mission Camp!

Cursillo

 

Dear Episcopal friends,

 

The Episcopal Cursillo Ministry intends to empower Christians to live what is fundamental to their faith. This year's weekend is at St. Crispin's beginning around 5 PM on Friday evening, April 24th, and concludes around 5 PM on Sunday, April 26th.  I prayerfully hope that you will consider attending. The weekend's cost has been reduced to $95 person. However, no person will be turned away for financial need. My wife, Jeannie, is the weekend's Lay Rector and Dean Justin Lindstrom is the Spiritual Adviser. An application can be obtained by clicking the attachment (click here for application).

 

In Christ's love,

 

Gil Haas

President, Secretariat

Oklahoma Cursillo Ministry

Come Listen to the Music



As if empowering Oklahoma Episcopalians to live what is fundamental to their faith was not enough to whet interest, the Oklahoma Cursillo Ministry has even more exciting news! Boone Williams, director of music for the upcoming weekend (April 24 - 26 - see above article for application link) has convinced Laura and Morgan Jones to join him on the weekend's music team. Laura and Morgan Live in Minnesota, and their lives are filled with the Spirit, their music, and Cursillo. They have lead music for Eucharist at the Episcopal General Convention, participated in the festival Eucharist honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and have performed at Phoenix Symphony Hall. They have provided music for dozens of churches and Cursillo weekends in Arizona, California, Iowa, Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida, and Kentucky. Their two CD's are entitled "By Grace" and "Voice of the Shepherd." Morgan has been Diocesan Youth Minister for Arizona and Laura's parents were founders of the Cursillo movement in Minnesota and North Dakota. The Jones' invited their Cursillo community to their wedding, and 450 people (including 30 musicians) crowded into the church that normally held 250 people. Laura's past studies at Cambridge have led her to be a principal at a private one-on-one school. This complements her passion for teaching students that have been kicked out, shoved out, or pushed out due to disabilities, socio-economic circumstances, or poverty. Following his degree in music performance from Arizona State, Morgan is facilities manager for a 132-year-old church in downtown Minneapolis. On any given evening, you might well find them at home, guitars in hand, trying to discover a new picking pattern or figuring out what key works best.
Province 7  Daughters of the King Assembly 2015
 
All Daughters from across the Province are invited to Albuquerque, NM on April 10-11, 2015 for Assembly.

Download Registration here, or find a linkhere
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Registration is $75 for Daughters, $5 for JDOK, $30 for a guest (includes meals). Deadline to Register is March 25. This is also the deadline for the special prices at the hotels.

Included in the registration packet are some ideas for things to do in and around Albuquerque. Hotel prices are good for 2 days before and 2 days after the Assembly, so plan to take some time to see this beautiful area!

Our speakers this year include Mark Goodman, Dean of the Cathedral, who will talk about the Saint John's Bible. The Cathedral is fortunate enough to have one of the 299 copies of the Heritage Edition of this great work-the first fully illuminated Bible since the Middle Ages.

Our Provincial Chaplain Fr. Mike Gemignani will also speak. Even more exciting will be the opportunity to purchase his recently completed book Praying Deeper, which includes 80 of his meditations from his daily blog about Mysticism!

We in Albuquerque are looking forward to welcoming all our Sisters in Christ to Assembly. 

If you have trouble with the links in this newsletter or on the blog, or if you have questions about Assembly...contact  Cindy Davis.

Vestry Academy

 

The 22nd annual Vestry Academy that will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at St. Crispin's Conference Center. This event is open to all vestry members and treasurers.

 

Mission congregations that receive financial assistance from the Diocese are required to send members of the Bishop's Committee as a condition of their assistance.

 

The primary focus of this conference is the vestry person's role as a leader in the responsible stewardship of ministry and only secondarily with conducting the business affairs of the church.

 

It is very important that we have the completed registration forms in hand prior to February 21st. If your Annual Parish Meeting falls after that date and you wish to reserve space, you may do so by writing "Participant to be designated" in the space reserved for name on the registration form. The $20 per participant registration fee includes the Vestry Resource Guide, additional material to be distributed during the conference, and lunch at St. Crispin's.

 

Please contact Diane Ellsworth at dellsworth@epiok.org or call 405.232.4820 for additional information.

SAVE THE DATE:  Annual Conference and Bishop's Day

 

"Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening"

April 24 & 25, 2015

 

Mark your calendars to attend the Annual Conference & Bishop's Day presented by the Episcopal Church Women. Join women from around the state for wonderful fellowship in the magnificent Grace Episcopal Church in Ponca City. The Rev. Lee Stephens is keynote speaker. Inspirational worship with Bishop Konieczny, The Rev. Debora Jennings and The Rev. Dee Bright. Have an opportunity to meet Wesley.  Who is Wesley?? Watch for registration information available soon.

Summer Camp Events and News
Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Ready to plan your fantastic summer at St. Crispin's? We're ready. You can go to:

http://www.episcopaloklahoma.org/camps/stcrispins.html

and CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Please be sure to read the additional information on the home page with regards to your medical information. You should print this out and bring with you to camp, along with a copy of your medical insurance card (front and back). Camp sessions are also listed on the camp page. Cost is the same as the last two years $315 (but if your register early, you get a $10 discount!), which includes all meals, activities, and a special camp tee-shirt. 
Medical Professionals Needed for Summer Camp

One of the most important and needed volunteer roles is that of the medical volunteer. We are looking to increase our pool of potential medical professionals willing to serve for a camp session. Specifically we are looking for MDs, PAs, and NPs. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with the youth in our Diocese and fill an essential need at Summer Camp! Please contact Daniel Chapman, Summer Camp Director, if you are interested in learning more. stcrispinsdirector@gmail.com
Counselor in Training (CIT) Applications Available

Being on Summer Staff is a very demanding job. Done correctly it is also extremely rewarding. We have in place the Counselor In Training (CIT) program to expose participants to the demands of being a counselor and maximize their preparedness to one day be great counselors themselves. 

As a participant in the CIT program, you will begin to understand the hard work, dedication, and effort that go in to creating an amazing experience for our campers at St. Crispin's. It's also a ton of fun! Making the transition from 100% served to 100% serving comes with deep rewards from the special sense of paying it forward. You love Camp. Now you get to help others fall in love with it! 

The application to be a CIT is due BEFORE March 1, 2015. 
If chosen to be a CIT you will be required to attend CIT training on June 6-7, 2015 (the end of Senior High session).

Want more information or the application to apply? Go to:

http://www.episcopaloklahoma.org/camps/stcrispins.html
Community Events and Information
Saint Simeon's Educational Opportunities


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The Episcopal Church Events and Information

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori: On Healing and Wholeness

 

Healing is the primary work of people of faith and the communities of which they are a part. Christians, as disciples of One who came to save (rescue, heal, make whole) the world and its inhabitants, seek to heal their relationships with one another and with all that is.

 

Episcopalians believe this is God's mission and we are its ministers or servants. We are meant to seek to repair what is breached and broken, to stitch up what is torn, to heal what is sick, to release what is imprisoned and oppressed, to comfort the dying, to encourage the ignored, forlorn, and grieving. Our life finds meaning in responding to the cries around us and within us, as individuals in community. We follow One who was himself vilified, tortured, and finally executed for proclaiming the possibility of reconciled relationships in communities divided by poverty, violence, and religion.

 

The tragic death of Thomas Palermo challenges us all to attend to the work of healing. We cannot restore what is past, but we can seek reconciliation and wholeness for all who have been affected - the Palermo family, Heather Cook, the biking community and others in Baltimore, the Diocese of Maryland, bystanders and onlookers who have witnessed any of these traumatic events. 

We begin in prayer - lament and wailing at loss and at human frailty. We continue in prayer - for succor and comfort, for compassion, for transformation and healing. Episcopalians worship a God who came among us in fragile human flesh and suffered pain and death at the hands of other human beings. We understand his resurrection to mean that death does not have the final word - and that healing and wholeness transcend the grave. That healing is never quick or easy, it does not "fix" what has already happened, but it does begin to let hope grow again.

 

Our task is that hard work of healing. It requires vulnerability to the pain of all involved - victims, transgressors, onlookers, friends and families and coworkers and emergency responders and community members. A violent death often divides communities, yet ultimately healing requires us all to lower our defenses enough to let others minister to us, to hear another's pain and grief, to share our own devastation, and indeed to look for the possibility of a new and different future.  Healing also comes through a sense of restored order, which is the role of processes of accountability.

Healing requires hope for a redeemed future for the Palermo family as well as Heather Cook. Many have been changed by this death, yet their lives are not ended. They can be healed and transformed, even though the path be long and hard. Our work is to walk that path in solidarity with all who grieve and mourn. May we pray with the psalmist, "Yea, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me." May we also be that companioning presence, the image of God in the flesh, for those who walk through that valley.


The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Studying Your Congregation and Community: Free Tool Provides Information on Congregational, Diocesan Trends


The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has posted information to help congregations and dioceses understand the demographics of their areas, an important tool for growth and vision processes. The information, Studying Your Congregation and Community, is available for no fee here.

 

Studying Your Congregation and Community allows users to easily download customized MissionInsite demographic profiles based on a 3-mile radius around their congregations.  These community profiles include 2010 Census data, demographic estimates through 2014, and projections through 2019. 

 

"This free feature has proven helpful for congregations and dioceses of all sizes in strategic planning and development," explained C. Kirk Hadaway, Ph.D., Officer for Congregational Research for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society "The uses include such applications as stewardship, short- and long-term planning, and strategic development."

 

Additionally, the congregational 11-year Participation and Giving trend charts, called Church Charts online, have been updated with 2013 Parochial Report information, which is the most recent available.

 

Be sure to check the Research & Statistics page here for additional important congregational information including Parochial Report filing process, due to dioceses March 1. 

 

For more information contact Christine Kandic, Congregational Research Assistant for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, at ckandic@episcopalchurch.org.

Panelists Announced for The Climate Change Crisis

Live webcast on March 24
Kick off to 30 Days of Action

The Climate Change Crisis, presented by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society on March 24, and addressing one of the most significant topics in today's society, will feature panelists well-versed in the critical areas of the environment and the impact of climate change on our world.

The 90-minute live webcast will originate from Campbell Hall Episcopal School, North Hollywood, CA. In partnership with Bishop J. Jon Bruno and the Diocese of Los Angeles, The Climate Change Crisis will begin 11 am Pacific.

Forum Participants
The forum will be moderated by well-known climatologist Fritz Coleman of KNBC 4 television news. 
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will present the keynote address.
Two panels, each 30 minutes, will focus on specific areas of the climate change crisis: Regional Impacts of Climate Change; and Reclaiming Climate Change as a Moral Issue.

Panelists include:
Bishop Marc Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California He has made climate change a focus of his episcopacy. 
Princess Daazhraii Johnson, former Executive Director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, one of the oldest Indigenous non-profit groups in Alaska focused on protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  She currently serves on the SAG-AFTRA Native American Committee, the Dancing with the Spirit committee, and is an active member of her community. 
Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist with the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983. She currently serves as Science Advisor for Risk Reduction in the Natural Hazards Mission of the US Geological Survey.
Mary D.  Nichols, J.D., Chairman of the California Air Resources Board. She is responsible for implementing California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions legislation as well as setting air pollution standards for motor vehicles, fuels and consumer products. 

Please note additional panelists may be announced later.
30 Days of Action

In addition to stimulating conversation and raising awareness about The Climate Change Crisis, the live webcast will serve as the kickoff to 30 Days of Action. A range of activities developed by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will be offered for individuals and congregations to understand the environmental crisis and will be available on here. The activities will culminate on Earth Day, April 22. 

The forum
* There is no fee to view the live webcast. The webcast will beviewable here.
* Registration is not required for the live webcast.
* Questions can be emailed starting now and during the live webcast; send questions to publicaffairs@episcopalchurch.org.
* The forum will be available on-demand following the live webcast.
* The forum is ideal for live group watching and discussion, or on-demand viewing later. It will be appropriate for Sunday School, discussions groups, and community gatherings.
* Resources such as bibliography, on-demand video, materials for community and individual review, discussion questions, and lesson plans will be available.

For more information contact Neva Rae Fox, Public Affairs Officer for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, publicaffairs@episcopalchurch.org.
Congregational Events and Information
Piano Concert Series, All Souls', OKC

Concert Series - Parishioner Virginia Campbell is sponsoring her 32nd annual Piano Artist Series of concerts. The next concert to be presented on Sunday, February 15th at 2:30 p.m. in the church will be Valery Kuleshov, piano. Future dates are Sunday - March 8 and April 19, 2015. For ticket prices and further information, please call Virginia at: 405-843-5895. 

Organ Concert at St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral Music Society is excited to sponsor organist Clive Driskill-Smith in concert Sunday, February 22 at 5:00. The concert is free and everyone is invited. 

Clive is sub-organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He will perform music of Harris, Bach, Vierne, Walton, Bovet and others. After a year as Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral and Assistant Organist at Winchester College, he went up to Christ Church, Oxford University, as the Organ Scholar. While at Christ Church, he was awarded the ARCM (Associate of the Royal College of Music) diploma in Piano Performance and the FRCO (Fellow of the Royal College of Organists) diploma. He has had further study on the Continent with Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Andrea Marcon, Luigi Tagliavini and Dr Harald Vogel. Winner of the Royal College of Organists' Performer of the Year Competition in 2000 and the Calgary International Organ Competition in 2002, Clive has performed in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Canada, the USA, South America, Australia and New Zealand. 
Lenten Quiet Day - St. John's Tulsa


Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble Concerts

 

The fourth concert of Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble's 2014-15 concert season, to be held at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. The Monday evening performance is at All Souls' Episcopal Church in northwest OKC, and the Tuesday evening performance is at St. Paul's Cathedral downtown. Both of these concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

The title of the concert is "Music of War and Remembrance," featuring Paul Schoenfield's deeply moving "Sparks of Glory," written in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. Special guest Pamela Richman, of the University of Central Oklahoma music faculty, will narrate this powerful unforgettable work.

Senior Adults Events and Information
Abundant Living - A Time for Transition 12th Annual Conference



Are you over 60? Feel like 60? Care for the over 60? This this conference is for you!
 Join fellow seniors, family members, and caregivers for three days at the 12th Annual Abundant Living Conference held in the piney woods of Camp Allen. Explore aging as a spiritual journey, learn from geriatricians, enjoy nature walks, cooking, canoeing, art, song fests, and more.

Speakers include:  Elizabeth (Bets) Anderson, DrPH, RN; The Rev. Helen Waller Appelberg, DMin; The Rev. Barbara Crafton; Carmel Dyer, MD; James S. Goodwin, MD; Jean M. Goodwin, MD; Br. Michael Gallagher, OSB & Fr. Peter Frunk, OSB; Jamie Martin-Currie, MEd; The Rev. Glenice Robinson-Como; and The Rev. Henry Strobel, PhD. 

March 16 - 19, 2015
Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center.

For more information, click here. 

To register, click here.
Young Adult Events and Information

Altered Scheduled for March

 


 

For those of you who don't know what Altered is, it has taken the place of Vocare, as an Episcopal Young Adult Retreat. This retreat allows Episcopal young adults to come together and share common life experiences and often identify with the current struggles of being a young adult in today's society. We are all pulled in different directions for work, school, and relationships and this weekend allows for everything to be put on hold, and for us to figure out how our lives need to be altered, how we can alter the world, or how our relationship with Jesus Christ needs to be altered.

 

The spring Altered is March 20-22nd at St. Crispin's Conference Center and is for anyone between the ages of 18-35. We will have fellowship, devotion, small groups, and group talks. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other young adults in the Episcopal Diocese.

 

Click here for application.  

 

If you or any potential attendees have any questions please email us at: okaltered@gmail.com

Deadline Extended for United Thank Offering Special Anniversary Grants for Young Adults

 

The deadline has been extended for applications for the United Thank Offering special $1250 grant for young adults (ages 21-30).

 

Established by United Thank Offering, a ministry of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church, in honor of its 125th anniversary, the grants are designed to provide start-up funds for a new project that focuses on any of the Five Marks of Mission.

 

Nine grants will be awarded throughout The Episcopal Church.

Additionally, United Thank Offering has announced that the criteria has been updated and expanded.

 

The new deadline for young adults to submit applications to their diocesan bishops is March 17. From there, bishops will select one application per diocese. Applications are due from the diocesan offices on March 27 at 5 pm Eastern. 

 

Application and additional information are available here. 

The funds are not permitted to the continuation of on-going ministries.

 

A video of the start-ups will be showcased at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.

 

For more information contact the Rev. Heather Melton, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society's United Thank Offering coordinator, hmelton@episcopalchurch.org.

Beecherl Corrigan Fellows Program

 

The Beecherl Corrigan Fellows Program is a Christian leadership development program for recent college graduates who seek to build Christ's kingdom in their future vocations. The program is based at Church of the Incarnation, a flourishing parish located in Dallas, Texas.

 

The nine-month program has grown out of an awareness that many young people today desire the spiritual development necessary to become part of the next generation of Christ-centered leaders in the marketplace, in ministry, in their families and in their communities.The Beecherl Corrigan Fellows program provides a forum for young people to become firmly rooted in Christ while learning to live cohesive lives of faith in all areas of their lives.


For more information or to appy, click here
Episcopal School Events and Information
Holland Hall, Tulsa, Book Fair


The state's oldest and largest book sale, the 55th Annual Holland Hall Book Fair, is scheduled for February 28 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Holland Hall Middle School, 5666 E. 81st Street, Tulsa. Over the past year thousands of books have been donated by the schools faculty and families as well as by others throughout the Tulsa community. 

These donations have been carefully sorted into a variety of categories to make finding the right book for you an easy task. 

You'll find new, used, big, small, hard and paperback, and even rare books along with children's reads, games, toys, music and movies. Admission is free for children and $1 per person over the age of 18. So go along on Saturday, February 28 to see what bargains you can find at this year's Holland Hall Book Fair. For more information, call 918-481-1111 or visit hollandhall.org.
Christian Formation News 
Lenten Activity 3
 
A Web page http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days-2015/   called "40 bags in 40 days" is this week's suggestion. The idea is to "declutterize" your space during this time of Lent. Even though we are in Lent and you might not get 40 bags, the idea is to pick one area a night and work on it. Like, that coat closet with the 15 pairs of gloves, 5 hats, and 8 scarves. Then there's the kitchen "catch-all drawer." This is a challenge everyone can participate in and know the things you remove from your house can help someone else!

Another page you might look at is:
and share the messy, imperfect moments of your life. 
New Resource

Daily Prayer for All Seasons is now available for free downloading on the website of The Episcopal Church here.

Developed by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music and authorized by the 77th General Convention in 2012, the prayers in Daily Prayer for All Seasons are presented according to liturgical season beginning with Advent and progressing through Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.  In addition, two sections are offered for Ordinary Time: Creation and Rest.

In each, all prayers are grouped according to eight particular themes: praise, discernment, wisdom, perseverance and renewal, love, forgiveness, trust, and watch.

Daily Prayer for All Seasons "was compiled and written by a diverse team of people from all over the United States," according to the Introduction of the book.

The Introduction continues: "We came together periodically over four years to create a set of prayers that acknowledge in their brevity both the need to pray and the short time we have to pray."
Included in Daily Prayer for All Seasons are explanatory pages of how to best utilize the prayers.

Printed copies of Daily Prayer for All Seasons are available in English and Spanish from Church Publishing Inc. Daily Prayer for All Seasons on the web is made available by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.
ChurchNext

Economic inequality is arguably the biggest threat to our modern world and the Trinity Institute and ChurchNext are trying to make this conversation more accessible. We've just launched a new class for groups here
, alongside the other four courses whose presenters include the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Also, learn about the Bible from progressives like Nadia Bolz-Weber, Phyllis Tickle, and Rachel Held-Evans in animate:Bible. This is an outstanding series of classes that will spur conversation and help form disciples.

Finding God in Divorce with Carolyne Call is an incredibly helpful course for anyone who's been touched by divorce. The death of a marriage makes us ask the 'why God?' question and Carolyne expertly offers insignt and advice on how to see God in it all.

Finally, Crisis Communications with Meredith Gould reminds us that churches are not immune from crisis - everything from snow storms to sex scandals will hit us and every congregation needs a Crisis Communications plan. This course will show you what you need to do, why you need to do it, and how to get started.

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Contact Information
Sabrina Evans
(405) 232-4820
sevans@epiok.org