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Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma

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

August 21, 2015

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In This Issue

Bishop's Calendar 
September 5th 
Bishop Visitation andOakerhater Celebration
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
From the Diocesan Office
2015 Diocesan Convention

October 30 - 31, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
100 East Second Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 74103

Hosted by: 
Trinity Episcopal Church, Tulsa
Diocesan Convention is on its way! Below you will find a few reminders of upcoming deadlines: 

Deadline: September 15th
Deadline: September 15th

Reservations for the Hotel Block Deadline: September 30th*
*The hotel will hold the block of rooms until September 30th, reservations may be made after September 30th based on availability of rooms only

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on October 20th**
**Registrations after October 20th will not be able to be completed online, these registrations must be completed using the paper forms and
will be subject to an additional cost of $15 per registrant.  

Click here to learn more about 2015 Diocesan Convention!
Pilgrimage for Peace
Remembering Jonathan Daniels
This past Saturday, August 15th, our own Bishop Ed participated in thePilgrimage for Peace event, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Episcopal Seminarian, Jonathan Daniels, in Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. 
Over 1,500 people gathered for this historic event!

Around Our Diocese
ChurchNext has offered the diocese two more schools - so anytime during the year if your congregation would like to sign-up, just let Sabrina Evans know. 

If you are interested in taking part in this unique form of formation, please contact Sabrina Evans at and she will get it arranged. 

For more information on ChurchNext, click here.

Click here to learn more! 
More News from Around Our Diocese
Upcoming Events
August Events 
Friday Prayer Service
Offered Every Friday at 12:00 p.m.
Take a peaceful break from work with a moment of prayer. A brief prayer service is offered every Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the Children's Chapel at OU Health Sciences Center.

The order of service comes from the Book of Common Prayer, and is open to all people of faith. The service typically lasts no more than 10 minutes. The Children's Chapel is on the west side of the first level, behind the waterfall. This is an outreach ministry of St. Paul's Cathedral. 
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 Children Training:

Saturday, August 22nd (this Saturday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd, Sapulpa

Sunday, August 30th
After the 9:30 a.m. service
St. Matthew's, Enid
Saturday, August 22nd  (this Saturday) 
We hope to see you at the game tomorrow! Remember, your ticket includes a Braum's Combo Meal Voucher, Limited Edition Dodgers hat, "PlayBall!" Game program, and more! 
August 24th - 28th (begins this Monday) 

Conflict is normal and inevitable - whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts.
The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict.   

"Loving Your Neighbor: Islam, America, and Christianity"
Tuesday, August 25th (this Tuesday)

The next Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) panel discussion and Q&A session is scheduled to take place at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Edmond on August 25th. St. Mary's, Edmond. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.
Click here to learn more! 
Thursday, August 27th; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  

Saint Simeon's will hold its Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group each fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., and includes free dinner!

This group is open to anyone in the Tulsa area who has a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Guests are welcome, and cold drinks and cookies are served!

The speaker for the August 27th meeting will be Saint Simeon's Gina Sides, who will be presenting on "Understanding a Typical Day of Someone with Dementia."
Book Sale
Saturday, August 29th
St. Michael's, Norman's semi-annual book sale is August 29th! They have books, CDs, DVDs, and tapes for sale. Hard-back books are $1; paper-back books are $0.50.   

St. Michael's Episcopal Church 
1601 West Imhoff Rd. 
Norman, OK 73072

We are located at the corner of Hwy. 9 and Imhoff Rd.
September Events
Fall Tea and Style Show
Saturday, September 12th  
St. Luke's, Tulsa is hosting a Fall Tea and Style Show! The style show is provided by the Assistance League of Tulsa. 

The requested donation is $10.00 per person, and all proceeds go to benefit their Outreach Ministries. For reservations, please call 918-838-7897.

It is sure to be a wonderful event, and we hope to see you there!

The Retreat In Daily Life (RIDL)
Late September - April 
Interviews completed: July 1st to August 31st

The Ignatian RIDL is a prayer journey for those who want to live more deeply in relationship with God. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the retreat is a time set apart in the midst of everyday life to help participants discern more clearly God's movement in their hearts.

Events After September 
Diocesan Convention Events
There are a number of events occurring during this year's Diocesan Convention.

Click on each below to learn more:

Trinity, Tulsa's Thursday Evening Event
Thursday, October 29th
First-ever Clergy Spouse Community Service Event
Friday, October 30th 

Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-In 
Friday, October 30th 

More Events
Click on the name of each event below to learn more!

August 28th - 29th
Natural Church Development (NCD) Training
(this event is completely full)
September 1st 
Oklahoma Conference of Churches Art Auction and Reception
September 11th - 12th
Bishop's Lecture Series
September 19th
A Prairie Labyrinth Retreat
September 20th
Interfaith Youth Tour
October 6th - 8th
(Registration Deadline: September 21st)
2015 Clergy Conference
October 10th 
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