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The
Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011


AUG.‐SEPT.
2011


THE
 CANTICLE
 St.
Augustine
of
 Canterbury
 Episcopal
Church
 14700
N.
May
Ave.
 Oklahoma
City,
OK
 73134


 (405)
751‐7874
 http://staugustine. episcopaloklahoma .org/


The
Service
of
Remembrance
for
the
10th
 Anniversary
of
the
attacks
of
9/11

 Pages
4
and
6


Brotherhood
of
St.
Lawrence
is
smokin’!



 Our
chapter
of
the
Brotherhood
of
 St.
Lawrence
went
to
Tulsa
in
 August
to
participate
in
the
The
 third
annual
Oklahoma
 Championship
Steak
Cook‐Off.
 According
the
Tulsa
World,
It
 “featured
seasoned,
award‐winning
 cooking
professionals
squaring
off
 against
plucky
upstarts
with
a
 dream
in
a
competition
that
raised
 money
for
charity
while
pleasing
 taste
buds
and
filling
stomachs.

 
 Founding
chairman
Tripp
Haggard
 said
the
competition
was
conceived
 by
the
Brotherhood
of
Saint
 Lawrence
‐
a
men's
fellowship
 group
‐
as
a
"small‐town
type
event
 in
the
big
city."



This
photo
from
an
article
in
the
Tulsa
World,
with
a
photo
of
our
 very
own
Marc
Dillard
and
Terry
Cannon,
Chad
Yarbrough
and
 George
Lauffer!
Photo
by
Michael
Wyke,
courtesy
of
the
Tulsa
World



The
Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011


Children’s
Christian
Formation
 A
letter
from
Sabrina
Evans,
 “Folks
I
am
so
thrilled
that
people
have
stepped
 up
to
serve
in
leadership
roles
for
our
Children's
 Sunday
morning
formation
 programs.

However,
we
have
something
 missing
‐
Men!

There
are
no
men
working
in
 any
of
the
classes
(with
the
exception
of
Fr.
 Joseph).

We
need
to
show
our
children
that
 everyone
who
has
ever
repeated
the
Baptismal
 Covenant
truly
understand
its
meaning
and
 steps
forward
to
help.

You
will
not
be
required
 to
serve
every
Sunday
but
I
think
a
male
 influence
in
these
classes
will
really
make
a
 difference.

In
the
3
year
old
‐
1st
grade
room
‐


CHURCH
NEWS CANTERBURY
FAIRE:
come
 to
the
Faire
on
Saturday,
 Oct.
1.
More
than
25
artists
 and
crafters
will
show
their
 wares,
delicious
food
will
be
 sold,
and
Friar
Tuck
will
 make
an
appearance!
There
 will
be
fun
children’s
 activities,
such
as
jousting
 on
hobby
horses!
 STAINED
GLASS:
A
brilliant
 thank
you
goes
to
Claren
 Denning
for
creating
two
 colorful
stained
glass
 windows
for
the
Children’s
 Chapel

and
the
Godly
 playroom.
Please
stop
by
 and
see
these
beautiful
 creations.
 


serve
as
a
door
person
‐
training
provided.

In
the
 2nd
‐
5th
grade
room,
serve
as
teacher
with
two
 other
adults.
 
Additionally,
we
are
looking
for
a
few
people
to
 serve
in
Children's
Chapel.

This
will
occur
about
1
 x
every
8
weeks.
 
If
you
are
willing
to
serve
in
either
of
these
 capacities,
please
let
me
know.”
 
Sabrina
Evans
 Director
of
Christian
Formation
 Episcopal
Diocese
of
Oklahoma
 924
N.
Robinson
 Oklahoma
City,
OK

73102
 christianformation@epiok.org


THE
AMERICAN
FLAG
used
in
 Sunday’s
Service
of
 Remembrance
is
on
loan
to
us
 from
the
Lauffers.
This
flag
was
 the
first
flown
in
Washington,
 D.C.
above
the
Capitol
building
 on
June
16,
1987
at
the
 request
of
George
and
Diana
 Lauffer.



9/2
Jaimee
March
 9/3
Kristen
Shelton
 9/10
Lyla
Rousseau
 9/12
Evelyn
Thrower
 9/13
Stacy
Holleman
 9/17
Rev.
Robby
Trammell
 9/18
Frank
Stone
 9/20
Ainsley
Dean
 9/20
Jason
Clark
 9/22
Manny
Duncanson
 9/28
Pamela
Castor


BIRTHDAYS



 ANNIVERSARIES


8/1
Lucy
Herndon
 8/2
Don
Moon
 8/14
Hadyn
Rodrigues
 8/14
Janice
Wilson
 8/14
Brent
Zweifel
 8/21
Robert
Martin
 8/21
Joice
Thompson
 8/27
Ronald
Chamberlain
 8/27
Rick
Inselman
 8/27
Edra
Thrower
 
 9/1
Emily
Stone



 8/12
Margaret
&
Joel
Kahn
 8/13
Amy
&
Kurt
Smith
 
 9/1
Nancy
&
Mike
Howard
 9/3
Stacy
&
Bill
Holleman
 9/10
Peri
&
Greg
Bennett
 9/17
Marsha
&
Mark
Tygret

 
 If
your
birthday
or
anniversary
is
 not
listed
here,
please
let
Yvette
 Walker
know.
 2



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Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011


VBS
2011:
Living
like
Jesus
did



 Our
idea
was
ambitious
and
way
out
 of
the
box.
Would
people
bring
a
tent
 and
sleep
at
the
church
as
a
part
of
 VBS?
It
wasn’t
until
the
parish
hall
was
 covered
with
tents
of
all
sorts
that
we
 got
the
answer
–
yes!
28
children
and
 a
dozen
more
adults
can
to
be
a
part
 of
St.
Augustine’s
first
VBS
Lock‐In.
 Using
the
materials
from
Palestine
30
 A.D.,
activities
were
designed
to
help
 us
“Live
Like
Jesus
Did.”



was
painting
tee
shirts
using
 natural
fruits
and
vegetables.
We
 rotated
the
activities
so
everyone
 had
a
chance
to
make
bread,
 butter,
and
paint
their
shirts.


Each
child
had
a
drinking
mug
to
 decorate
and
use
to
gather
water
 from
the
community
“well”
 whenever
they
were
thirsty.
The
 Rev.
Dana
Orwig
came
and
 provided
her
musical
talents
with
 Jewish
folk
music
and
dance.
We
 We
started
on
Saturday
at
1
p.m.
 added
our
musical
instruments
to
 Tents
popping
up
and
children
 liven
up
our
songs.
This
was
a
great
 dressing
in
costumes
from
the
 Christmas
pageant.
Then,
there
were
 addition
and
was
a
favorite
of
all
 ages.
For
supper,
we
fried
the
 three
separate
groups
doing
work
–
 bread,
had
our
fresh
butter,
boiled
 one
was
making
bread
which
we
 would
later
fry
for
part
of
our
supper
 eggs,
honey,
cheese,
bananas
and
 pineapple,
hummus,
banana
bread,
 meal;
one
was
making
butter
using
 and
soups.

After
supper,
the
 cream
and
their
arms;
and
the
last


CHURCH
NEWS

GUILD
OF
ST.
GEORGE


KAIROS
COOKIES
are
wanted
 by
Chuck
Evans
for
a
Kairos
 weekend
on
September
 28th.

If
you
are
interested
in
 making
cookies
for
this
event,
 please
contact
Sarah
Kelley
at
 staugustine@sbcglobal.net
 or

751‐7874.

Sarah
has
the
 details
for
the
cookies.


The
Guild
of
St.
George
was
started
 as
an
outreach
ministry
for
the
 Episcopal
Churches
in
the
Oklahoma
 City
Region.
Because
of
its
 downtown
location
St.
Paul's
 Cathedral
has
been
the
location
of
 the
Guild
for
over
twenty
years.



ART
EXHIBIT:
Father
Joseph
is
 planning
to
take
a
group
to
 see
the
Ancient
Bible
and
Text
 Exhibit
at
the
Oklahoma
City
 Art
Museum.

If
you
are
 interested
in
going,
please
 contact
Sarah
Kelley
at
751‐ 7874
or
 staugustine@sbcglobal.net.
 


Since
opening
in
April
of
1983
the
 Guild
has
distributed
more
than
a
 million
dollars
in
goods
and
services
 to
needy
people.
Over
ten
thousand
 meals
a
year
are
being
provided
 from
the
Guild's
pantry.
The
Guild
is
 always
in
need
of
volunteers
as
well
 as
financial
and
material
resources.
 Each
day
dozens
of
bus
tokens
are
 distributed,
numerous
prescriptions
 and
utility
bills
are
paid
for,
and
 nearly
a
hundred
bags
of
groceries


children
went
out
into
the
yard
to
 play
while
the
adults
readied
for
 their
next
activity.
Children
had
 wooden
items
to
make
boats
and
 lamb
toys,
and
things
to
paint,
 along
with
jewelry
to
string.
We
 crushed
olives
for
their
oil
and
 made
honey
and
almond
perfume
 from
the
oil.

 Then
our
resident
“rabbi”,
Father
 Joseph,
had
us
gather
around
the
 fire
pit
and
told
us
the
story
of
 creation,
using
his
drum
for
 accompaniment.
Then,
it
was
 time
for
us
to
go
to
our
tents
and
 sleep.
We
rose
on
Sunday
 morning
around
7
a.m.
and
 breakfast
was
prepared.
It
was
 the
same
as
our
supper
but
tasted
 just
as
good.
We
then
went
to
the
 early
service
and
worshipped
 together.
–
The
VBS
team
 are
given
away
to
people
who
 need
charitable
help.
Over
the
 course
of
any
given
month
the
 Guild
spends
$6,000
or
more
to
 meet
the
needs
of
the
poor.

 Toiletry
items
such
as
soap,
 shampoo,
toothpaste,
 deodorant,
and
toilet
tissue
are
 needed
at
any
time.?
We
 encourage
people
who
travel
to
 collect
soap
and
shampoo
from
 their
hotel
rooms
and
donate
 these
items.



Guild
of
 St.
George
 Oct.:
 Cereals
of
 all
types


3



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Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011




 Service
of
Remembrance

 for
9/11
attacks
 September
11,
2011
 


4



The
Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011



Vacation
Bible
School.

 July
30,
2011
 


“Jesus
loves
me
this
I
know,
‘cause

 The
Bible
tells
me
so.”


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Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011


9/11
sermon
by
Rev.
Joseph
Caldwell
Alsay
 Today
is
Sept.
11,
a
date
that
will
be



 remembered
for
generations
yet
to


come.
It
is
a
date
that
Americans
 consider
one
of
the
most
significant
in
 the
nation’s
history.
It
is
a
date
that
is
 associated
with
other
epic
historic
 events
such
as
the
founding
of
the
 United
States,
the
end
of
the
conflict
 between
the
North
and
the
South,
the
 bombing
of
Pearly
Harbor,
and
the
end
 of
World
War
II.
It
is
remembered
 because
it
is
a
date
that
challenged
the
 freedom
of
a
free
people.
 On
this
day,
when
we
remember
the
 carnage
wrought
by
that
morning,
we
 can
recall
with
crystal
clarity
the
effects
 of
distilled
evil.
It
is
on
this
day
–
ten
 years
later
–
that
we
bring
that
 collective
pain
and
lay
it
upon
the
“altar
 of
anguish.”
 The
deep
wound
to
the
psyche
of
the
 United
States
has
not
completely
 healed.
We
fought
back,
first
against
the
 Taliban
in
Afghanistan,
and
then
against
 Saddam
Hussein
and
those
who
 supported
him
in
Iraq.
Seal
Team
Six
 took
out
Osama
Bin
Laden,
the
man
 behind
the
terror.
Yet
none
of
these
 actions
has
brought
healing.
The
surface
 is
scarred
over.
 The
pain
remains.
 And
it
is
on
this
day
of
all
days,
“9/11.”
 As
many
call
it,
a
date
that
challenged
 the
grace
of
forgiveness
that
we
who
 claim
to
be
Christians
have
been
told
by
 our
Lord
Jesus
Christ
to
offer,
even
to
 our
enemies
we
hear
in
our
appointed
 readings
of
Scripture,
a
mixed
message.
 In
fact,
the
three
lectiornary
passages
 assigned
for
today,
taken
from
the
end
 of
the
book
of
Genesis,
from
St.
Paul’s
 Letter
to
the
Roman
Christians,
and
 from
Matthew’s
retelling
of
Jesus’
 parable
to
his
disciples,
present
us
with
 profound
lessons
on
tolerance
and
 forgiveness.


Jesus
in
today’s
Gospel
answered
Peter’s
 question,
“How
often
should
I
forgive?”
 with
“Not
seven
times,
but
I
tell
you
 seventy‐seven
times.”


what
has
been
done.
It
means
taking
what
 happened
seriously
and
not
minimizing
it;
 drawing
out
the
sting
in
the
memory
that
 threatens
to
poison
our
entire
existence.
It
 involves
trying
to
understand
the
 In
talking
about
righting
wrongs,
Paul
in
his
 perpetrators
and
so
have
empathy,
to
try
to
 letter
to
the
church
in
Rome,
echoes
Jesus
 stand
in
their
shoes
and
appreciate
the
sort
 when
he
says,
“We
will
all
stand
before
the
 of
pressures
and
influences
that
might
have
 judgment
seat
of
God.”
He
adds
a
quote
 conditioned
them.”
 from
Isaiah,
the
prophet,
“As
I
live,
says
 the
Lord,
every
knee
shall
bow
to
me,
and
 Forgiveness
does
not
have
to
mean
 every
tongue
shall
give
praise
to
God.
So
 forgetting,
and
reconciliation
is
not
always
 then,
each
of
us
will
be
accountable
to
 possible.
Forgiveness
means
trusting
 God.”
 judgment
to
God,
and
this
is
only
possible
 by
the
grace
that
comes
from
God
alone.
 In
the
very
last
chapter
of
Genesis
we
read
 Archbishop
Tutu
writes,
“Forgiving
means
 the
finale
of
the
Joseph
story.
God
takes
 abandoning
your
right
to
pay
back
the
 evil
and
turns
it
into
good
in
order
to
 perpetrators
in
his
own
coin,
but
it
is
a
loss
 achieve
God’s
purpose
of
salvation.
Life
 that
liberates
the
victim.”
 itself
is
sometimes
too
easy!
And
 forgiveness
is
not
an
easy
gift
to
give!
Yet,
 Today,
we
are
bound
to
wonder
how
 for
our
own
health,
it
is
a
necessity.
 different
world
history
would
be
if
all
 persons
and
nations
thought
this
way.
 Not
to
forgive
means
holding
onto
the
 hate.
Not
to
forgive
is
like
someone
 Alexander
Pope
once
said,
“To
err
is
 drinking
poison
in
the
hope
that
the
other
 human,
to
forgive,
divine.”
 person
will
die.
 God
became
human
in
Jesus
of
Nazareth.
 Truth
be
told,
forgiveness
is
much
more
 He
lived
among
us,
not
just
teaching
about
 beneficial
to
the
one
who
forgives
than
to
 love,
but
more
importantly,
showing
us
the
 the
one
who
is
forgiven.
All
of
us
know
 love
of
God.
Jesus
chose
to
show
power
 that
this
is
not
just
theory
but
understand
 through
his
powerlessness
on
the
cross.
 its
truth
from
experience
letting
go
of
 Jesus
continually
gave
the
example
of
 feelings
of
revenge
and
retribution,
is
a
 turning
the
other
cheek,
of
offering
mercy,
 potent
healing
act.
It
has
nothing
to
do
 love
and
forgiveness.
God
came
in
Jesus
 with
sentiment;
it
is
a
powerful
act
of
will.
 and
offered
us
the
redemptive
power
of
his
 blood.
He
also
gave
us
a
pattern
for
how
 Yet,
as
nations,
we
have
failed
miserably.
 humans
can
live
godly
lives.
 As
communities,
we
have
not
learned
to
 forgive.
Archbishop
Desmond
Tutu
knows
 Jesus’
example
was
vital,
as
men
and
 about
forgiveness
through
the
daring
act
 women
do
not
naturally
let
go
of
past
 of
helping
lead
south
Africa
through
truth
 hurts.
We
have
to
learn
grace
and
 and
reconciliation
after
the
end
of
 forgiveness.
 Apartheid,
said:
“To
forgive
is
a
process
 Until
we
find
in
ourselves
the
capacity
to
 that
does
not
exclude
hate
and
anger.
 forgive,
we
continue
to
be
linked
to
the
 These
emotions
are
all
part
of
being
 cause
of
our
anger
and
our
unforgiving
 human.”
Tutu
continues,
“You
should
 never
hate
yourself
for
hating
others
who
 emotions.
Only
as
we
forgive
are
we
able
to
 do
terrible
things;
the
depth
of
your
live
is
 move
on
and
become
the
more
Christlike
 person
that
God
has
called
us
to
be.
 shown
by
the
extent
of
your
anger.”
 “Forgiveness
does
not
mean
condoning


St.
Augustine
of
Canterbury,
Sept.
11,
2011


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Canticle


Aug.‐Sept.
2011


From
the
internet:
Church
bulletin
bloopers!

 They're
Back!
Those
wonderful
Church
Bulletins!
 Thank
God
for
church
ladies
with
typewriters.
These
 sentences
(with
all
the
BLOOPERS)
actually
appeared
 in
church
bulletins
or
were
announced
in
church
 services.
Thanks
to
Carol
Shanahan:



 The
Fasting
&
Prayer
Conference
includes
meals.





deterioration
of
some
older
ones.


 Scouts
are
saving
aluminum
cans,
bottles
and
other
 items
to
be
recycled.
Proceeds
will
be
used
to
cripple
 children.


 Please
place
your
donation
in
the
envelope
along
with
 the
deceased
person
you
want
remembered..




The
sermon
this
morning:
'Jesus
Walks
on
the
Water.'
 The
church
will
host
an
evening
of
fine
dining,
super
 The
sermon
tonight:
'Searching
for
Jesus.'


 entertainment
and
gracious
hostility.


 Ladies,
don't
forget
the
rummage
sale.
It's
a
chance
 Potluck
supper
Sunday
at
5:00
PM
‐
prayer
and
 to
get
rid
of
those
things
not
worth
keeping
around
 medication
to
follow.


 the
house.
Bring
your
husbands.


 Remember
in
prayer
the
many
who
are
sick
of
our
 community.
Smile
at
someone
who
is
hard
to
love.
 Say
'Hell'
to
someone
who
doesn't
care
much
about
 you.


 Don't
let
worry
kill
you
off
‐
let
the
Church
help.



The
ladies
of
the
Church
have
cast
off
clothing
of
 every
kind.
They
may
be
seen
in
the
basement
on
 Friday
afternoon.


 This
evening
at
7
PM
there
will
be
a
hymn
singing
in
 the
park
across
from
the
Church.
Bring
a
blanket
and
 come
prepared
to
sin.




Miss
Charlene
Mason
sang
'I
will
not
pass
this
way
 again,'
giving
obvious
pleasure
to
the
congregation.



 Ladies
Bible
Study
will
be
held
Thursday
morning
at
 10
AM
.
All
ladies
are
invited
to
lunch
in
the
 For
those
of
you
who
have
children
and
don't
know
 Fellowship
Hall
after
the
B.
S.
Is
done.


 it,
we
have
a
nursery
downstairs.



 The
pastor
would
appreciate
it
if
the
ladies
of
the
 Congregation
would
lend
him
their
electric
girdles
for
 Next
Thursday
there
will
be
tryouts
for
the
choir.
 the
pancake
breakfast
next
Sunday.



 They
need
all
the
help
they
can
get.



 Irving
Benson
and
Jessie
Carter
were
married
on
 October
24
in
the
church.
So
ends
a
friendship
that
 began
in
their
school
days.




Low
Self
Esteem
Support
Group
will
meet
Thursday
at
 7
PM
.
Please
use
the
back
door.




The
eighth‐graders
will
be
presenting
Shakespeare's
 A
bean
supper
will
be
held
on
Tuesday
evening
in
the
 Hamlet
in
the
Church
basement
Friday
at
7
PM
.
The
 congregation
is
invited
to
attend
this
tragedy.


 church
hall.
Music
will
follow..



 At
the
evening
service
tonight,
the
sermon
topic
will
 Weight
Watchers
will
meet
at
7
PM
at
the
First
 be
'What
Is
Hell?'
Come
early
and
listen
to
our
choir
 Presbyterian
Church.
Please
use
large
double
door
at
 the
side
entrance.


 practice.


 Eight
new
choir
robes
are
currently
needed
due
to
 the
addition
of
several
new
members
and
to
the
 
 


The
Associate
Minister
unveiled
the
church's
new
 campaign
slogan
last
Sunday:
'I
Upped
My
Pledge
‐
Up
 Yours.


 7



The Canticle  

The newsletter of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church

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