MORE FOR THIS WEEK

Plans for Gloria’s Ordination to the Priesthood announced (unofficially).

The Ordination to the Priesthood of The Rev. Gloria Walters will be announced in mid -May, officially.   But here’s the scoop!

DATE:     FRIDAY, June 20th

TIME:     To be announced.

PLACE:   OKLAHOMA CITY

AT:         St. Paul’s Cathedral,  127 NW 7th Street, OKC, OK

 

Deacon Gloria will be ordained along with four other Ordinands, three to be ordained Deacon, and  one other to be ordained Priest as well.

What’s Deacon Gloria doing, these days?

Beginning on Palm Sunday, the 13th of April, Deacon Gloria Walters began her ministry as Regional Vicar for Southeastern Oklahoma, and specifically to be the Vicar of St. Luke’s, Idabel, St. Mark’s, Hugo, and St. James’, Antlers.  All three congregations have been subsisting with “supply clergy” only for about fifteen years.

When Deacon Gloria is ordained a priest on the 20th of June, she will function as a Bi-Vocational Priest, meaning that she will continue her full time profession in the schools (Denison I.S.D. in Texas) and will serve these congregations on weekends.  Deacon Gloria will normally go to two of the congregations each Sunday, according to a planned schedule.

 

CAN WE ATTEND THE ORDINATION IN OKC?

Absolutely!    We don’t know the time of day for the Ordination Service, yet.  If you would like to spend the day, Friday, June 20, attending the Ordination Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, please make your plans to do so.  If you would like to share rides, please talk to our Parish Secretary, Doris Campbell, or make up your own car pool.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

A training class for Stephen Ministers is being formed now.  Please see Michael Clements or Father Jim Blagg for details.   Thank you!

Yes, it’s takes time and commitment.  It is truly a ministry.   As a Follower of Jesus Christ, is this where He is leading you?    Pray about it!

-     Thank you for thinking about this.    Father Jim Blagg+

Menís Group Forming at St. Johnís

THIS WEEK:   Men’s Group Forming at St. John’s

On the evening of April 27, an ad hoc group of men from St. John’s met to discuss the formation of a chapter of the Episcopal Church organization for men, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew.    Three things were decided, as follows:

  1.  Beginning in May, we will meet as a fellowship of men from St. John’s on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, right after the Morning worship and coffee hour.    In May, this would be May 11 and 25.
  2. Beginning as soon as possible, the first regular project would be the maintenance (cutting) of the lawn across the street (The Old Middle School playground) as a service to the Boys and Girls Club of Durant, and the other programs to be located in the facility, under the auspices of the Foundation which is purchasing the school from Durant Schools.
  3. We will have dinners or picnics to invite and serve others.

Brian Strader is helping to organize the men’s group and assist in chartering a chapter of The Brotherhood.    The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has chapters in all diocese of Province VII (the Southwest) except Eastern Kansas, including chapters in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Tahlequah.

See more on The Brotherhood, it’s aims and ministry, on other pages.

See Brian Strader or Father Jim Blagg about The Brotherhood!

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The Brotherhood of St. Andrew A worldwide ministry to men and boys in the Episcopal and Anglican Communion.

St. John’s group to meet 2nd & 4th Sundays.

There are three disciplines of The Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

DISCIPLINES OF PRAYER, STUDY AND SERVICE

Discipline of Prayer
To pray daily for the spread of Christ's kingdom, especially among men and youth, and for God's blessings upon the labors of the Brotherhood.

Discipline of Study
To study the Holy Scriptures regularly and the teachings of the Church, to attain a better understanding of how to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom.

Discipline of Service
To make continuous efforts, week by week, to bring others nearer to Christ through his Church.

 

Examples of  ministry in chapters of The Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

BOY SCOUT TROOP SPONSORSHIP

Many Brotherhood Chapters help sponsor or support Boy Scouts of America troops in their churches. Some of the activities that may be performed are:

  • Helping with advancement in the troop
  • Helping with troop leadership
  • Assisting in troop transportation
  • Providing merit badge counselors
  • Help the troop recruit new members

           The Mission of St. John's Church in Durant is to serve the world in Christ's name.

 

ABOUT SUNDAYS!

We worship on Sundays at 10 am.

Children's Class is staffed for 10 am Service.

The nursery is staffed for the 10 am Service.

Activites following Morning Worship include

 

 

+Weekly Fellowship in our Parish Hall with refreshments.

+ A Monthly Fellowship Lunch for all.

(Lunch on Third Sundays unless anounced)

 

Sunday 6:30pm  Service of Holy Communion.

 

ABOUT WEDNESDAYS!

Wednesday 5:30 pm  Service of Holy Communion.

 

 

We are a congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.

The Mission of the Diocese of Oklahoma is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

 

 The Episcopal Church welcomes you. 

 

                  

  

Contact Us  
St Johnīs Episcopal Church
515 West Beech Street
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Telephone: 580 924 1332
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Regular Schedule  
  • Church Open For Prayer Weekdays
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday
  • Holy Communion or Morning Prayer
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Refreshments or 3rd Sunday Lunch
    11:10 AM
  • Holy Communion
    6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Monday
  • Turning Point AA Group
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday
  • Turning Point AA Group
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday
  • Holy Communion
    5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday
  • Newcomer's Bridge Club
    1:00 PM
  • Turning Point AA Group
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday
  • Friday bridge group
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday
  • Turning Point AA Group
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Affiliations  
Announcements  
Shrove Tuesday Pankcake Supper

March 4 from 5 to 7 pm

Worship Times

Sunday Morning Worship 10 AM.

Sunday Evening Communion 6:30 PM.

Wednesday Communions  Noon and 5:30 PM.

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