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The Rev. Andy Johnson Accepts

Associate Rector Position

We are excited to welcome The Rev. Andy Johnson and his family to All Souls’ Church.  The Johnsons plan to move to Oklahoma City at the beginning of March.  Please read the letter that Father Yoder sent by email to the parish earlier today.

Sunday, February 2, 5:00 p.m.

Join us for Evensong in the Church.  The candles in the church will be blessed and there will be incense.   Daughters of the King will host a reception following the service.  Nursery is available on the lower level.

“Souper” Bowl Sunday!

This Sunday is “SOUPER Bowl” Sunday for the Guild of St. George. There will be soup pots located around the entrances to the Church proper in which you can put monetary donations for The Guild’s food pantry.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Adult Inquirers’ Class

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. 
The group meets in the Chapel of St. Mary following the 10:00 a.m. service. This course is for those who desire to become a member of All Souls’, or who wish to learn more about the Anglican tradition. Those who complete the course will have the option to be confirmed (or received) by the Bishop of Oklahoma on May 10.  Contact Father Yoder (cyoder@allsoulsokc.com) if you have any questions.  Childcare will be available.  

Parenting with Joy and Purpose

Thursdays, January 9  – February 13, 7:00 p.m. 

It’s not too late to join us!  We will be learning in the next session how to teach kids responsibility and respectful behavior.  Don’t miss it.  All classes will be conducted by Kaye Wilson.  Register here or call the church office (405) 842-1461.  Nursery is available with registration.

Ministry and Mission Requests

Donations for Bags of Love

Sunday, February 2 deadline

Love is in the air!  Children’s M&M (Ministry and Mission) will be putting together “Bags of Love” for the clergy to distribute to our homebound parishioners on or near Valentine’s Day.  Items you might consider:
  • candy, mints
  • individually packaged tea bags
  • snacks, cookies
  • post-it notes, notecards/envelopes
  • pens, pencils, word puzzle books
  • simple items you think someone who is homebound would enjoy receiving 
Get creative!  Please leave your new or unused items in the box located near the lower level reception desk by Sunday, February 2.  

The French meaning of the word Foyer is hearth or hearthside. The Foyer movement of fellowship and food began at Coventry Cathedral in England in the late 1960s and then spread to parishes all over Britain and in America. Today, many Episcopal churches throughout the United States have Foyer groups that promote fellowship among members and encourage the informal exchange of ideas, experiences and common problems within a Christian context while breaking bread together.  Please consider becoming involved in a Foyer group.  If you cannot attend and would like to participate in a group, please contact Lucy Covington (lucyc@allsoulsokc.com).

Other news and events:

Father Yoder’s Wednesday Bible Study – The study will not meet on February 5.

Grief Group – Initial meeting will be Wednesday, February 12, noon (South Lounge). Brown bag lunches welcome.
Virginia Campbell Piano Artist Series – Sunday, February 16, 2:30 p.m. Chih-Long Hu, Piano  (Church)
Parenting Toolbox – February 23, 11:30 a.m. (CFLC)  Lunch provided for teens and adults.
Save the Date!  Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Red Beans and Rice Supper – February 25, 5:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Holy Communion services with Imposition of Ashes – February 26 – 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.*, 12:00 p.m.* and 6:00 p.m*.  *Nursery available
Pastoral Emergency Phone – If you have an emergency on the weekend or after church office hours, you can call the church, leave a message and a member of the clergy will be paged.  Church office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bishop Ed and Debbie

Retirement Dinner
Friday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.
You are invited to attend an evening at the Civic Center Meinders Hall of Mirrors to celebrate Bishop Ed’s retirement.  Tickets are available online. 

All Souls’ to Host

The Living Church Institute Conference

Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5

What is Anglican Christianity? Where did Anglicanism come from, and what should we hope for its future?  This conference will take up these questions in order to inspire a new generation of Anglican Christians seeking faithfulness and holiness within the wider Church Catholic. Find registration details and schedule of events here.

Children

Sunday School Registration – Forms for Godly Play and Children’s Sunday School are located at the reception desk on the lower level.
M&M  Mission and Ministry – 9:15 a.m. (Purple Room, lower level)   
Children 3 years through 5th grade participate in fun and meaningful mission projects or learn a new skill during Adult Sunday School.
Ages 3-Kindergarten – Children gather in the back of the church and process behind the crucifer to receive a blessing at the altar.  They attend Children’s Chapel and Sunday school on the lower level during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Grades 1st-5th – Children sit with their families at the beginning of the service.  During the sermon hymn they follow the crucifer to the Chapel of St. Mary.  Sunday School follows on the lower level during the remainder of the service. 

Infant and Toddler Childcare – (Purple and Yellow Rooms, lower level)    Childcare is available for both Sunday morning services. Pagers are available for parents.
Youth
Confirmation Class – 9:15 a.m. (Yellow Room, lower level)
Youth Sunday School – 9:15 a.m. Grades 7th-12th  (Kennedy Parlor)
“THE WAY” – 11:31 a.m. (Christian Family Life Center) 

Adults

All Classes Meet at 9:15 a.m. 
Rector’s Forum – (Parish Hall) “Anglican Lives: An overview of Anglican history through the lives of Anglican Christians”
Gospel of Grace at Home  – (South Lounge)  
All young adults and parents are invited to join in discussion and prayer on the book of Mark.
Coffee Break – (Red Room, lower level)  

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