Announcements

St. Crispin's Newsletter Spring 2019

Thursday, 11 April 2019
St. Crispin's Newsletter Spring 2019
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ECW Conference Details & Registration

Monday, 08 April 2019

ECW ANNUAL CONFERENCE & BISHOP’S DAY
Deadline April 15

We’ve had a change in our keynote speaker for the upcoming conference.  Don’t miss out on the fellowship and fun of the ECW gathering at St. Crispin’s as we welcome Oklahoma’s own Connie Cronley as our keynote. 

The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner was scheduled to be with us.  She will be unable to be in Oklahoma at that time.  Connie Cronley has stepped in as keynote and this promises to be an entertaining event.


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St. Crispin's seeks Summer Medical Staff

Friday, 05 April 2019
St. Crispin's Summer Camp is looking for medical professionals to volunteer for a session of camp this summer. All volunteers must be a licensed RN, PA or MD and be able to practice in the state of Oklahoma.
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The Rev. Beth Hill Bell to Serve St. David's OKC

Thursday, 04 April 2019
In consultation with the Bishop’s Committee, I have appointed the Rev. Beth Hill Bell to serve as Bi-vocational Priest-in-Charge of St. David’s, Oklahoma City, effective upon the departure of the Rev. Tracey Carroll in May.


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The Rev. J. Michael Matkin to serve as curate in S

Thursday, 04 April 2019
I am very pleased to announce that, in consultation with the Vestry and the Bishop’s office, the Rev. Tom Dahlman, Rector of Emmanuel, Shawnee has called the Rev. J. Michael Matkin to serve as a curate effective July 1, 2019.  Michael is a senior at the Seminary of the Southwest and was raised up for the ordained priesthood by All Saints’, McAlester.  He was ordained to the transitional diaconate at All Saints’ in January.
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Farewell Reception for the Rev. Canon Susan Brown

Thursday, 04 April 2019
Please join me for a celebratory reception to thank Susan for her service and to send her off with our prayers and best wishes! The reception will be on Wednesday, April 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Office. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here. If you have any questions contact Lesli Graft via email at LGraft@epiok.org or 405-232-4820.
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Safeguarding God's People

Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Safeguarding God’s People
May 4    10:00 am – 1 pm
At the Diocesan Offices
Please notify Sabrina Evans by email or call to register.
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Godly Play Training Scheduled

Monday, 01 April 2019

Godly Play Commuter Core Training is scheduled for August 3, September 21, and October 19, 2019, at All Souls' Episcopal Church. There is not charge for any church in the Diocese of Oklahoma to attend. You will need to be at all three trainings to be certified.


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June Ordinations

Thursday, 28 March 2019
By the Grace of God, the Right Reverend Dr. Edward J. Konieczny, Bishop of Oklahoma, will ordain James Gorton, Nathan Johnson, Gary Kirby, Lance Schmitz, Willard Smith and Pamela Vetovitz to the Sacred Order of Priests.

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Weather Aware

Thursday, 28 March 2019

We are approaching severe weather season so please remain weather aware.


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Reminder: Holy Orders applications due May 31

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Although the deadline is approaching, there is still time for those who would like to begin to explore such a vocation this year. Applications are due May 31 for our Aspirancy Program. 
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New Canon to the Ordinary

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
We are pleased to announce that  the Rev. Canon Michael Durning will be joining our staff!
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St. John’s, Oklahoma City Seeking Nursery Workers

Saturday, 09 March 2019
Interested persons should contact Fr. David Stock at (405) 420-8470.
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Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Wednesday, 06 March 2019
WE HIT OUR GOAL!
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Encuesta de Búsqueda del Obispo Coadjutor

Monday, 04 March 2019

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Oklahoma Bishop Coadjutor Search Survey

Monday, 04 March 2019

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Executive Council's Visit to Oklahoma

Thursday, 28 February 2019
The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church's Visit to Oklahoma
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Bishop’s Appeal

Thursday, 28 February 2019
We are at 95% of our goal!
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Search & Nominating Committee - Status Report

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

February Status Report


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New Diocesan Staff Members

Monday, 25 February 2019
Please join us in welcoming Cathy, Judith, and Sarah to our Diocesan Staff!
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New Interim Rector at St. John’s, Tulsa

Thursday, 21 February 2019

The Rev. Samuel Colley-Toothaker will begin serving the parish on March 13th!


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Death of the Rt. Rev. Jacob Kofi Ayeebo

Thursday, 14 February 2019
Please keep all of Bishop Jacob's family and the Anglican Diocese of Tamale in your prayers.
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An Announcement from Bishop Ed

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
I write to share with you a transition in the Diocesan Staff.
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Presiding Bishop Calls for Good Friday Offering

Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Information, including bulletin covers and bulletin inserts on the Good Friday Offering, is available.
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The Way of Love

Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Practices for Jesus-Centered Life  
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Congregation Personnel & Delegates Report

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Congregations are required to complete an annual Congregation Personnel and Delegates Report.


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Parochial Reports

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Every congregation is required to complete a Parochial Report for The Episcopal Church.


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Vestry Academy Evaluation

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
This evaluation has closed, thank you for your participation!
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Transition at All Souls’, Oklahoma City

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
I write to share with you the news of a transition at All Souls’, Oklahoma City.
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A Special Message from the Bishop

Wednesday, 06 February 2019
I am convinced that God is calling us to a season of spiritual growth.
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A Special Announcement from Bishop Ed

Saturday, 02 February 2019

Please join me in extending congratulations to the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook on being elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego!


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Guidelines for Healthy Congregations

Thursday, 31 January 2019
Printed copies are available from the diocesan office by request.
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Search & Nominating Committee - Status Report

Tuesday, 29 January 2019
The work of the Bishop Search Committee has begun!
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Diocesan Office Seeks an Office Coordinator

Monday, 14 January 2019
The Diocese of Oklahoma seeks an Office Coordinator.
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Follow-up to Search and Nominating Committee

Thursday, 03 January 2019
This process has changed considerably from the last time our diocese went through such an election.
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Announcement - The Rev. Shelley Forrester

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
I write to share with you the news of a transition at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lawton.
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New Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
We are pleased to announce that Kate Carney Huston will be joining the diocesan staff!
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How Are You Using the "Way of Love" Materials?

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
The Presiding Bishop’s Office wants to hear from YOU!
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Search and Nominating Committee Announcement

Thursday, 13 December 2018
An Announcement from the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
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Summer Camp Registration Opens January 1st

Thursday, 06 December 2018
Several new programs have been added, and we look forward to a fun summer of programming for everyone!
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A Special Announcement from Bishop Ed

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Bishop Ed has announced his intention to retire on January 1, 2021.


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Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Thursday, 29 November 2018

The Diocese of Oklahoma seeks a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries


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Diocesan Convention Workshops Highlight Evangelism

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

This year’s Diocesan Convention theme is "You Will Be My Witnesses" 


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Announcement - the Rev. Irving Cutter

Thursday, 25 October 2018

I write to share with you the news of a transition at St. John's in Tulsa.


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A Special Announcement from Bishop Ed

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook has been announced as a nominee for Bishop.


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Funeral Service of Greg Huston

Thursday, 18 October 2018

It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Greg Huston, died early Monday morning.


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Announcement - the Rev. Mary Koppel

Friday, 12 October 2018

I write to share with you the news of a transition at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Miami.


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Will Retherford Releases New Single “HUMAN”

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Will Retherford makes a return with his first single “HUMAN” in over 5 years. 


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Storm Damage?

Thursday, 11 October 2018
If your congregation or any of your members have experienced personal injury or property damage from our recent storms, please contact the Rev. Paul Snyder, our Diocesan Disaster Recovery Coordinator. 
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Saint Francis Ministries

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Saint Francis Community Services Rebrands Organization as Saint Francis Ministries to Better Reflect its Expanding Mission in Oklahoma and Worldwide
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Cemetery Plots for Sale

Wednesday, 03 October 2018
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City has burial plots for sale. 
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Fr. Blake Woods Elected to the Happening National

Thursday, 06 September 2018
Congratulations to Fr. Blake Woods, our Chaplain to the University of Oklahoma, who was recently elected to the Happening National Committee!
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St. Crispin’s Seeking Director of Food Services

Thursday, 16 August 2018
St. Crispin’s Camp and Conference Center, located approximately one hour from Oklahoma City, is a 450-acre, 300+ bed facility surrounded by beautiful Oak & Hickory forest in central Oklahoma.

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An Announcement from Bishop Ed - the Rev. Stephen

Friday, 27 July 2018
I write to share with you the news of a transition at Trinity Church in Tulsa. The Rev. Stephen L. McKee has announced that he will be retiring at the end of this year. Steve has served at Trinity, Tulsa for 17 years.
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Presiding Bishop's Letter Regarding Upcoming Surge

Wednesday, 25 July 2018
A few months ago, through my annual physical, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course. On this coming Tuesday, July 31st, I will have surgery to remove the prostate gland. 
 
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An Announcement from Bishop Ed - the Rev. Dee Brig

Monday, 23 July 2018
I write to share with you the news of a transition at Grace Episcopal Church in Ponca City. The Rev. Dee Wellington Bright, Sr., has been called to serve as the Rector of Church of Our Savior in Palm Bay, Florida. 
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St. John’s, Tulsa Seeking Part-Time Office Support

Thursday, 05 July 2018
St. John’s, Tulsa is seeking part-time office support that reports to the Rector or Director of Parish Operations.
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General Convention Coverage

Friday, 29 June 2018
Wondering how to keep up with everything happening in General Convention? Worry no more! 
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A Special Message from Bishop Ed about General Con

Friday, 29 June 2018
In just a few days, The Episcopal Church will gather for the 79th General Convention in Austin. This gathering, held every three years, is the democratic process by which we discern how and where we are being called as the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.
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Brotherhood of Saint Andrew at General Convention

Thursday, 21 June 2018
The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is the official men’s organization of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion in the United States and worldwide. Over the years, we have had numerous Brotherhood Chapters throughout the Diocese of Oklahoma. 
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Handbook for Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
The Diocese of Oklahoma is pleased to offer to our congregations a new Handbook for Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors!
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Episcopal Asset Map - Is Your Congregation Updated

Monday, 11 June 2018
Have you heard the news?
The Episcopal Church is replacing their "Find a Church" page
with the Episcopal Asset Map!
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Best Practices for Pictures and Live-Streaming Ser

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
Many congregations have a website with photos of children and youth. As a reminder, the diocese has an Image Release for minors, along with Best Practices, for your use.
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Church Growth and Development Newsletter!

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
In May, your diocesan Church Growth and Development team began offering a monthly newsletter to help you and your congregation grow in your mission and ministries.
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A Special Announcement from Bishop Ed (the Rev. Bo

Monday, 04 June 2018
We are very pleased to announce that, in consultation with the Bishop's Committee, I have appointed the Rev. Bob Scott to serve as a bi-vocational priest at St. Luke's, Tulsa, with his first Sunday on July 22nd.  
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A Special Announcement from Bishop Ed (the Rev. Ke

Monday, 28 May 2018
We are very pleased to announce that, in consultation with the Bishop's Committee, I have appointed the Rev. Keith Fallis to serve as a bi-vocational priest at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Sapulpa, with his first Sunday on July 22nd.  
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New Assistant Chaplain at Casady Episcopal School

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
We are delighted to share that the Rev. Kirsten Baer has accepted a call to serve as the new Assistant Chaplain at Casady Episcopal School in Oklahoma City, beginning in August.
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Volunteer Medical Staff Needed at St. Crispin's Su

Thursday, 17 May 2018
St. Crispin's Summer Camp is looking for medical professionals to volunteer for a week of camp this summer
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New Canon for Finance & Administration

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
I write to share with you the news of a transition in the Diocesan Staff. Erin Morgan, Chief Financial Officer and Canon for Administration & Finance, will be moving to Hawaii with her family and, therefore, will be leaving her position at the Diocesan Office. 
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The Living Church Archives Available Online

Friday, 13 April 2018
Did you know? Previous issues of The Living Church magazine are now available online through Google books!
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Are You Prepared?

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Storm season is upon us, are you ready? Each year we need to evaluate our disaster preparedness. Has anything changed that needs to be updated? Are the same people involved or has anyone new been added?
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Thy Kingdom Come

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
For the second year, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined the worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families.
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A Special Easter Message from Bishop Ed

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
As we've walked this journey of Lent together, at times, we may have felt as though we were truly in the desert. The blinding and deafening noises and distractions of our world, of violence, disconnection, apathy, and hatred, have attempted to pull us away from our path, and toward the path of the world.
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A Statement from Bishop Ed

Monday, 26 March 2018
On April 2nd, teachers in school districts across Oklahoma plan to begin a walkout in protest of low teacher salaries and funding for education. According to reports, Oklahoma is listed last in the United States in the ranking of teacher pay and overall funding for education. 
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New St. Crispin's Program Director

Monday, 26 March 2018
We are pleased to welcome Beth Gaertner as the new St. Crispin's Program Director!
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Assistive Technology and Durable Medical Equipment

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Assistive Technology and Durable Medical Equipment is a state mandated origination that repairs and distributed medical equipment.
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Presiding Bishop Calls for Good Friday Offering

Tuesday, 20 March 2018
[The Episcopal Church, Office of Public Affairs] "The Good Friday Offering is one way we in the Episcopal Church help to support the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East," Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry wrote to the bishops and clergy of the Episcopal Church. 
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Tips for Easter from Our Canon for Church Growth a

Friday, 09 March 2018
The choir is rehearsing, the altar guild is planning the decorations, the priest is thinking about the sermon ... all to prepare for the most important Sunday of the year, the day we celebrate the Lord's Resurrection.  But is your church really ready for Easter?
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Episcopal House of Bishops Meeting in Retreat Acce

Thursday, 08 March 2018
The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church are meeting in retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. On March 7, the House of Bishops unanimously accepted the following statement on gun violence.
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New Latino Missioner for Tulsa

Tuesday, 06 March 2018
The Diocese of Oklahoma is delighted to announce that the Rev. Alberto Moreno Casas has been appointed by the Bishop as the new Latino Missioner for Tulsa. 
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Presiding Bishop Announces The Episcopal Church 20

Friday, 02 March 2018
Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has announced the launch of The Episcopal 2018 Annual Appeal and calls upon Episcopalians throughout the church to participate.
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From Bishop Ed - An Announcement from St. Paul's C

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I write to share with you some news from St. Paul's Cathedral in Oklahoma City. Dean Justin Lindstrom has resigned as Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, effective April 1st. The below letter was sent out this morning:
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From the Presiding Bishop

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released a video calling for action to make this country safe. "We must make our country safe because all of us are valuable and we are all children of God."
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Reorganization Enhances Clergy Care

Friday, 23 February 2018
A benefit from the recent Diocesan staff reorganization is that The Rev. Canon Tony Moon, Ph.D. is now designated as the point person for Pastoral Care for the clergy of our Diocese.
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Bishops United Urges Assault Weapons Ban, Prayers

Friday, 16 February 2018
Bishops United Against Gun Violence, of which Bishop Ed is a member, has issued the following statement in response to yesterday's tragic shoot shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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New Rector at St. Luke's, Ada

Friday, 16 February 2018
We are delighted to share that the Rev. Erin Jean Warde has accepted a call to serve as the Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ada, effective Monday, April 16th. Her first Sunday will be April 22nd. 
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Diocesan Office Staff Reorganization

Friday, 09 February 2018
The staff of the Diocesan Office has been newly reorganized, in order to better support the mission of our congregations and institutions. 
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New Assistant Rector at All Souls', Oklahoma City

Wednesday, 07 February 2018
We are delighted to share that the Rev. Christopher W. Yoder has joined the staff of All Souls', Oklahoma City effective February 1st as Assistant Rector. 
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From the Presiding Bishop

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
[The Episcopal Church, Office of Public Affairs] In honor of February Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for an increased understanding and commitment to the Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University, known as HBCUs.
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Congregation Safety Steps and Precautions

Thursday, 25 January 2018
Due to recent events involving churches and violent behavior, there have been questions about what we can do to protect our congregations. We would like to encourage our congregations to use reasonable precautions for all kinds of situations and to remember some of the more likely scenarios, which are not always in the news.
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New Diocesan Director of Stewardship & Development

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
We are pleased to announce that Tyler L. Davis will begin as the new Diocesan Director of Stewardship & Development on February 15th!
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St. Mary's Episcopal School Offers NEW Early Three

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
St. Mary's Episcopal School in Edmond will offer a NEW preschool program for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Bishop Ed Elected to Anglican Consultative Council

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
[The Episcopal Church, Office of Public Affairs] The Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny was elected by the Executive Council on January 23 to serve as the Episcopal Church bishop member on the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC).
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St. Paul's Cathedral Nursery Hiring

Friday, 12 January 2018
St. Paul's Cathedral in Oklahoma City is seeking two part-time Nursery and Child Care Assistants who will be responsible for the care of the children of the parish on Sunday mornings, occasional Wednesday evenings, and other services/engagements as agreed upon.
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Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

Thursday, 11 January 2018
If you are looking for a six-week program offering prayer and reflection for this Lent, look no further than Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. This resources is from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist and the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.
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“The Good Book Club”

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Episcopalians around the world will read the Gospel according to Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during Eastertide in 2018. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites you to join in this adventure of reading the Good Book along with thousands of your fellow Episcopalians.
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Bishop Ed's Recovery Update

Friday, 05 January 2018
Bishop Ed's recovery from his hip revision surgery is progressing well. He has restrictions on driving for a few more weeks, and is anticipating limited activity for a few months, but he is doing well. 
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Seeking Native American Missioner

Monday, 01 January 2018

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