Outreach and Mission
Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw
you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And
when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?
And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the
king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the
least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew
Jesus says that in “the least of
these” – his brothers and sisters who are in need – that’s where we find him
most of all. You will see Episcopalians in Oklahoma serving “the least of
these” in their communities in many ways – building houses with Habitat for
Humanity; providing a hot meal for those who are hungry; giving shelter to
families who are getting back on their feet after a job loss; visiting
prisoners and bringing them the comfort of God’s love; helping people recover
from tornadoes and other natural disasters; providing free health screenings to
their communities; and much more.
Most of Episcopalians’ outreach and
service work happens through local congregations who see the needs of their
communities and take action to help. You can find out more by checking out your
local Episcopal Church and its ministries.
Episcopalians also participate in some
broader ministries in our diocese and in our world. Check out the links below
to find out more.
Preparedness and Recovery
In May of 2013, a series of deadly tornados swept through the state leaving a wide path of disaster, destruction and devastation. Due to the severity of these storms, President Obama declared a major disaster area in the state and ordered federal aid to support state and local recovery efforts. As support poured in from throughout The Episcopal Church, across the country and around the world, the Diocese provided
financial assistance to many families directly affected by the storms.
Why become involved in Prison Ministry or Criminal Justice concerns? ~ Jesus said: "I was in prison and you visited me." (Matthew 25:36) ~ Jesus, himself, was arrested, imprisoned, convicted, and sentenced to death.
The Diocese's Commission on Prison Ministry serves as a network and resource for equipping our congregations in the community.
Relief & Development
We facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease.
Our work addresses three life-changing priorities to create authentic, lasting results.
The Saint Francis Foundation
The Saint Francis Foundation is the fundraising arm, the offering plate, the community chest for Saint Francis Community Services. What you give to the foundation — through a financial contribution, or an in-kind donation, or with the gift of your time — does a world of good. You can serve people in the greatest need through programs that save, enrich, and restore lives. Please, consider a gift. It makes a world of difference.