By St. John's, Oklahoma City
The people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City celebrated their 100 year anniversary as a congregation on Sunday, September 30th. The 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services were folded into one 9:30 a.m. service, a festive Eucharist that featured special offerings of music from the congregation. The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook was our guest preacher. After the service, a potluck lunch party then ensued that exhibited more fabulous talent from our congregation, and a game of St. John’s trivia provided a learning experience and memory exercise for all. Members who were confirmed at St. John’s as early as the 1930s were present.
St. John’s was established as a mission of St. Paul’s in 1918, and even before that, they started as a Sunday School class in someone’s living room. Established as a parish in 1921, St. John’s has moved locations at least twice before landing at the current location on Brookline Avenue in the mid-1960s. The ministries of St. John’s have been far and wide, the most prominent being St. John’s School which formed countless young people over its 66-year history from 1951-2017. St. John’s continues its ministry of education by partnering with local schools in need by donating supplies to teachers who otherwise would reach into their own pockets to serve their students.
924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102