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The
Canticle


May
2011


THE
 CANTICLE


MAY


2011


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


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


Holy
Week
at
St.
Augustine’s
marched
 to
the
beat
of
a
different
drummer!
 Page
3‐4


VBS
is
coming,
July
30‐31.
How
can
you
help?



 By
Yvette
Walker
and
Sabrina
Evans


This
year’s
Vacation
Bible
School
focuses
on
the
“Life
 and
times
of
Jesus”
‐‐
July
30
starting
at
1
p.m.,
and
 ending
July
31at
conclusion
of
10:30
service.

 Sabrina
Evans,
Director
of
Christian
Formation
for
the
 Episcopal
Diocese
of
Oklahoma,
is
planning
this
year’s
 event.

 According
to
Sabrina,
“We
will
sleep
in
tents
on
the
 property
and
each
tent
will
be
a
business
or
 shop.”

Sabrina
asks
the
members
of
St.
Augustine
to
 help
make
this
year’s
VBS
a
success
by
assisting
with
 the
following:

 • •

Make
Lentil
soup
(using
the
recipe
provided.
 Recipes
will
be
at
St.
Augustine’s
for
pick
up!)
 Make
Hummus
(using
the
recipe
provided)


• • • • • • • • • • •

Provide
ingredients
for
Pita
Bread
–
Yeast,
 flour,
salt
 Provide
boiled
eggs
 Make
banana
nut
bread
loafs
or
provide
 whole
loaf
purchased
from
store
 Provide
bananas,
milk,
pineapples
 Donate
a
tent
 Make
a
donation
to
help
fund
our
crafts
 Come
and
help
us
set
up
prior
to
VBS
 Help
make
our
well
area
 Help
sort
out
costumes
 Help
us
take
down
after
the
10:30
a.m.
 service
on
July
31
 Pray
for
us!


As
you
can
see,
there
is
a
lot
to
do,
and
this
year’s
 VBS
is
especially
ambitious.
“The
Life
and
Times
of
 Jesus”
will
be
a
rewarding
event
for
the
children
of
 St.
Augustine’s,
and
the
child
in
all
of
us!



The
Canticle


May
2011


From
the
Diocese:
The
Great
50
Days
Unfold
 The role of the church is to continue the proclamation of the resurrection expressed with such joy at that first Easter. We hear the proclamation of the resurrection in order to pass on the Good News. In a sense, Christ rose again within the church. Through the Holy Spirit, the risen Christ is revealed in every new generation. The apostles found themselves filled with the power to continue the acts of Jesus that revealed God's presence: Peter healed the man at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:1-10); "Many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles" (Acts 5:12a); Philip unfolded the meaning of God's word to the Ethi-opian eunuch on the road to Gaza (Acts 8:26-39). The Great Fifty Days traditionally were a time when the mysteries of the faith were revealed to

MEN’S
RETREAT
 WITH
FATHER
JOE

Father
Joseph
Alsay
is
the
 Retreat
Chaplain
for
a
Men’s
 Retreat
at
St.
Crispin’s
 Conference
Center.
The
 event
is
May
19‐21
and
is
 $120
for
a
double
or
$150
 for
a
single.
The
fee
includes
 the
two
nights
and
six
meals
 at
the
retreat.
See
the
flyer
 in
the
Narthex
for
more
 information.


UNITED
THANK
 


the recently baptized. The meaning of all that the candidates experienced in Holy Week and the Easter Vigil unfolds in this time of intense theological reflection on just what it means to live as a covenant people. For congregations involved in the catechumenal process, the Great Fifty Days are a time of reflection on baptism. "What difference does my baptism make?" ask the recently baptized as they gather with priest, catechist, sponsor, and those who have reaffirmed their Baptismal Covenant. A question to ask each week: How will we know the risen Christ in our lives today? Taken from The Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, 3rd edition by Sharon Ely Pearson & Robyn Szoke (2009: Church Publishing)

OFFERING
 

 United
Thank
Offering
 donations
and
prayers
have
 built
churches,
made
needed
 renovations,
fed
the
hungry,
 clothed
the
poor,
provided
 shelter
to
the
homeless
and
 provided
care
and
support
for
 those
with
physical,mental
and
 emotional
problems.
YOU
CAN
 HELP
this
worthy
cause.

Begin
 now
by
saying
prayers
of
 thanksgiving
and
daily
placing
 your
offering
in
your
"Blue
 Box"
for
your
many
blessings
‐
 great
&
small.

(Blue
Boxes
are
 available
on
the
large
table
in
 the
Commons
area.)
Next
 Ingathering
‐
Sunday,
June
5th
 



ALTAR
FLOWERS

 The
Altar
Guild
needs
 donations
to
the
flower
 fund
year
round.

Consider
 making
a
memorial
or
 thanksgiving
donation.

The
 Flower
Dedication
Book
is
 located
on
the
counter
in
 the
Commons
Area.

Make
 donation
checks
to
“St.
 Augustine
Episcopal
Church
 and
write
“Altar
Guild‐ Flowers”
in
the
memo.
 Thank
you.
 Guild
of
 St.
George
 May:
 Canned
 meat
or
 fish
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The
Canticle


May
2011


Holy
Week
at
St.
Augustine’s
 April
17‐24,
2011



 Photos:
This
page,
Palm
Sunday
procession
(led
by
 Father
Joe
on
the
African
drum)
and
Easter
Egg
Hunt
 
 Next
pages:
Maundy
Thursday
and
Easter
Services


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Canticle


May
2011


Lord,
the
resurrection
of
your
son
 has
given
us
new
life
and
renewed
 hope.
Help
us
to
live
as
new
people.
 Grant
us
wisdom
to
know
what
we
 must
do,
and
the
strength
to
 complete
it.
Amen.

 –
prayer
from
the
St.
Augustine
Facebook
page.
 Have
you
joined
us
yet?


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Canticle


May
2011


BIRTHDAYS
AND
ANNIVERSARIES!
 This
list
includes
April
and
May.
We
know
this
list
is
dated
and
incomplete.

 Help
us
by
submitting
your
birthdays
and
anniversaries
to
yvettebwalker@gmail.com.
 BIRTHDAYS
 April
3
 Rev.
Lynn
Borego
 Judy
Moon
 April
4
 Karen
Inselman
 April
5
 Bill
Holleman
 April
15
 Angelique
Chamberlain
 April
18
 Amber
Madsen
 April
23

 Jim
Neville
 April
25
 Karen
Walker
 April
28
 Pamela
Castor


April
29
 Steph
Whaley
 May
1
 Peri
Bennett
 Sarah
Kelley
 May
2
 Josh
March
 Pamela
Tison
 May
3
 Darin
Herndon
 May
5
 Kathy
Herndon
 May
7
 Mike
Starcevich
 May
8
 Chance
Shamblin
 May
9
 Heather
Gonzales


May
11
 Vivian
Hall
 May
15
 Brett
Holleman
 May
17
 Amy
Tison
 May
18
 Carol
Yarbrough
 May
19
 Evan
Chamberlin
 May
21

 Joel
Kahn
 May
24
 Myron
Strassner
 May
26
 Kailyn
Karasek
 May
27
 Al
Ginsberg


ANNIVERSARIES
 April
2
 Isobel
&
Ted
Zweifel
 April
5
 Carol
&
Tim
Shanahan
 April
7
 Judy
and
Don
Moon
 April
19
 Linda
&
Rev.
Robby
Trammel
 May
15
 Kathy
&
Darin
Herndon
 May
21
 Joan
&
Myron
Strassner
 May
22
 Cindy
&
Al
Ginsberg
 May
27
 Diana
and
George
Lauffer
 


Altar
Guild
receives
special
honors
 Father
Joe
honored
the
members
of
the
Altar
Guild
with
certificates
for
recent
training,
as
well
as
for
their
 continued
hard
work
and
efforts
at
St.
Augustine’s.
He
singled
out
Altar
Guild
director
Cindy
Ginsberg
for
a

 special
necklace
from
the
Holy
Land,
made
of
Alexandrite.
The
very
special
necklace
will
be
passed
down
to
 future
directors.



 


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