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October Mission Project

Our church is joining other Indian Nation Presbytery Churches for our October Mission Project in providing disaster relief to areas affected by recent hurricanes and flooding. These areas, to date, are largely in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, but with other tropical storms forming, our efforts may extend beyond these 3 states.

There are a number of items that these areas are presently in need of:

Non-perishable meat products
Rakes and shovels
First aid kits
Work gloves
Contractor bags
Hygiene kits

We are proposing that our church members donate a monetary amount which will be used to purchase some of these items.  The Mission Committee has been approved by Session to use monetary donations to make these purchases. In addition, a portion of the Mission budget will be used to purchase a large number of hygiene kits which typically cost around $4/kit or $96/case.

We have volunteers ready within INP to help us drive our donations/purchased items to the nearest designated collection point.

We are so thankful that our church members are always behind the Mission projects, understanding the needs identified and so willing to give what they can to help others who are in need.

 

Sunday, September 18, 2020

There will be no worship service at 8:30 a.m.

The 11:00 a.m. service is temporarily our only worship service. The service will also be live streamed on Facebook. If you attend worship in the church your attendance gives your consent to be included in the broadcast

Everyone attending worship is required to wear a mask even when singing to ensure the safety of our musicians and members of the congregation.

 

“God Bless Us Four, a Little Bit More”

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

 

 

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Change in Worship Services – Rev. Mitch Miller

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

As we are all finding out, “Life as usual” may never mean the same thing again.  But I am not ready to give up just yet, at least not on everything.  I wait and hope and long for the day when we will all be back together in worship again.  But I don’t know when that will be.  I pray sooner rather than later.

The session promised that we would constantly re-evaluate our worship situation as things changed around us.  Again, our primary concern is health and safety of the congregation.  At our stated meeting last night, the Session continued this process.  After a lengthy discussion and considering a number of factors, primarily the recent increase in cases of COVID 19 in the state of Oklahoma and more closely, Oklahoma County, we are making the following changes:

Beginning this Sunday, July 19, we will be worshiping at 11:00am only.  We will continue to stream the service live on Facebook, as well as allow people to worship in the sanctuary.  We will continue to expect people to practice social distancing and we will now require worshippers to wear masks. 

The Session has not set a time frame nor and ending date for this policy.   The Session will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and the state and local government regulations and guidelines.  The Session will re-evaluate this decision at each month’s stated meeting, and more often if necessary.

We encourage those not attending worship in person to watch live on the Santa Fe Presbyterian Church Facebook page each week at 11:00am.  Again, you do not need a Facebook account to log on to the Facebook page.  If you are having trouble with this let us know, we can help.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Finally, we ask again that you remain patient with us and pray for us as we prepare for this next adjustment in the life of the church.

Your Servant in Christ,
Mitch Miller, Pastor

July Mission Project – NSO Martha’s House

Needs of NSO Shelter Apartments:

THANK YOU for helping our church sponsor apartments at the women’s shelter.   We could not do this without your help.    Items need not be new but in good and working order.   There’s a box under the officer’s mail boxes near the kitchen to put things brought to the church.    If you have questions, please call the church office

 

Toasters
Dish drain towels
Hand Mixers
Reg. size new pillows
Can Openers
Shower curtain liners/clips
Pots and Pans
Wall decorations for YOUNG moms and children
Microwaves Baking sheets, cupcake pans, and 9×13 dishes
Measuring cups and spoons
Colanders
Kitchen cutting knives and boards

MARTHA’S HOUSE IS A TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES.

  • Martha’s House has seven fully-furnished, three-bedroom apartments. Each unit comes stocked with the basics the family may need, provided by apartment sponsors (individuals, churches, businesses, etc.)
  • Residents pay a monthly program fee that covers all bills. A portion of their fees go into an escrow account, which they can use as a down payment on an apartment when they complete the program.
  • Parents in the program at Martha’s House must attend weekly life skills classes that prepare them for permanent, independent living.
  • Residents must either be participating in the ReMerge program through United Way, be employed or be in school full time during the length of their residency. They can live at Martha’s House for up to 24 months.

“Martha’s House was a blessing, a wonderful blessing. When I left my husband I went to many places, but they wouldn’t help me because I had been hit physically, even though I knew my kids and I were in danger. I found Martha’s House, and they were so good to me. You are the angels that God put in my path. You are my family.