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Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma

Our mission is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

July 24, 2015

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In This Issue

Bishop's Calendar 


August 1st
Diocesan Ordination
St. Patrick's, Broken Bow

August 8th 
Companion Diocese 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.




July Newsletter: 

We love sharing your news stories and event announcements! 
Please email your news to Communications Director, Nicole Baxley directly at
Around Our Diocese
IONA School of Formation Graduation

On Sunday, June 14th, the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma's IONA School of Formation held a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015. This class is the first to complete all three years of their education and formation program in our IONA School of Formation.

Our Class of 2015 includes Bryan Beard, Laura Blazek, Glenda Marie Ford-Lee, Suzanne Mollison, Larry S. Rogers, Michael Mack Watkins and Jim D. Welch. 

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Baptized, Confirmed, Received, or Reaffirmed at St. John's, Durant
By St. John's Episcopal Church, Durant

Bishop Edward Konieczny visited St. John's Church in Durant on Sunday, July 12th, for baptisms and confirmations.  Father James Blagg presented two adults and three youth for baptism and presented 20 people for confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation. Not a single pew was vacant for a record attendance to welcome Bishop Ed and to support those being baptized, confirmed, received, or reaffirmed.

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Men's Choir from Church and Community
to Sing at Christ Memorial
By Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, El Reno

The Annual Community Men 's Choir will sing on August 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Memorial. This annual event offers an opportunity for men's choirs from Canterbury and surrounding churches to gather and offer music for worship. 


The church is located at 500 South Barker, El Reno. 

More News from Around Our Diocese
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Upcoming Events
July Events 

Safeguarding Training  


 Ministry, like much of the work Jesus Christ has given us to do, is a ministry of relationships. Children, youth and adult supervisors, parents, clergy, and other volunteers come into contact with one another to share their lives, worship, have fun, and explore how their spiritual beliefs shape their lives.


Safeguarding God's People Training:   


Sunday, July 26th (this Sunday) 

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Oklahoma City 


Safeguarding God's Children Training:  


Sunday, August 2nd 

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Oklahoma City 


Sunday, August 30th 

After the 9:30 a.m. service

St. Matthew's, Enid


"Roll and Walk" to the State Capitol


Please join us in a commemorative "roll and walk" to the Oklahoma State Capitol to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act -- a great family and community event organized, in part, by Partners graduate Ellyn Hefner.


We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at:


399 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103 
United States 
Parking lot in mid-town


We will process the 1.7 miles to the Capitol together!   


Wednesday, July 29th (this Wednesday)

The Oklahoma Parkinson's Foundation will be holding a Parkinson's 101 Event at Saint Simeon's this Wednesday, July 29th, at 4:00 p.m.


Attendees will learn about common and secondary symptoms, treatments, and 4 keys to improving quality of life in this 90-minute course designed to inform and inspire.

August Events 
Happening #63 Scheduled Happening
August 7 - 9

Happening #63  this year will be August 7 - 9, with check in at 7 p.m. on the 7th at St. Augustine of Canterbury@ Oklahoma State University, Stillwater!


Happening is a Christian experience presented for teenagers who are in or have completed grades 10, 11, or 12, and is led by other teenagers with the help of clergy and lay adult leadership. 

The purpose of the Happening - A Christian Experience program is to be one of the instruments within the Anglican Tradition to renew the Christian Church in the power of the Holy Spirit, in order that the Church may respond more readily to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the world.

If you are interested in attending,complete the registration and mail it to Sabrina Evans, ( along with your check for $50. 

Diocesan Ordination

Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 a.m.


By the Grace of God


The Right Reverend Dr. Edward J. Konieczny
Bishop of Oklahoma

will ordain


Bryan Beard
Laura Blazek
Larry Samuel Rogers
Michael Mack Watkins

Jim D. Welch


to the Sacred Order of Deacons




Thomas Andrew Dahlman

Sean Armington Ekberg


to the Sacred Order of Priests


in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church


 St. Patrick's Episcopal Church   

4250 West Houston St.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012  

Your Prayers and Presence are Requested  


Clergy: Red Stoles


Mind, Body, and Spirit in the 2nd Half of Life

Thursday, August 6th
Registrations due: July 31st (next Friday)

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and Senior Ministries Committee presents the fourth annual Mind, Body, and Spirit in the 2nd Half of Life conference! This year's event will include six unique workshops on a variety of topics, and you will be able to choose three to attend.


There will also be a special luncheon speaker, tons of resources and door prizes!

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Events Beyond August

Bishop Lecture Series    

We hope you will join us for the second annual Bishop Lecture Series this fall at St. Paul's Cathedral, Oklahoma City! This year's event will be held September 11th - 12th, beginning with a Friday evening reception and continuing with a Saturday program and lunch. Our special guest speaker will be Kristin Lindeen.

More Events
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August 5th - 8th
The Network of Biblical Storytellers' Festival Gathering
August 8th
Installation of the Reverend Doctor John Toles
August 8th
John Brooks Walton Presentation on Historic Skelly Mansion
August 13th - 15th
Education for Ministry (EfM) Annual Training
August 22nd
Episcopal Night at the OKC Dodgers Game
August 24th - 28th
Mediation Skills Training
August 27th
(Every 4th Thursday of the month)
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
October 10th
(Register by: August 31st)
National Acolyte Festival
July 31 - August 8, 2016
2016 Youth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
National & International News

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