Good Morning from the Church Mouse
Monday, June 29, 2020
Pic of the Day .
And baby makes three.
Meet June Maureen, born June 25 at 5:56 am. She was 7lbs 15.5oz, 19 3/4 inches. Everyone is doing well. They got to go home Saturday. Oh and most important - meet Mary and Bill Bryan's granddaughter.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move
every human heart [and especially the hearts of the people of this land], that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in
justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
OSU to offer Swab Pod testing.
OSU is opening a “swab pod” Monday on the Stillwater campus. That means people getting tested will not have to do the discomforting deep, nasal swab.

“The voluntary drive-up/walk-up service will be by appointment, first to employees and their families,

and then, beginning July 9, to OSU students and the greater Stillwater community,” according to OSU Human Resources.

“The oral swab tests, which are less invasive than nasal swab tests, will be administered by the OSU Center for Health Sciences under the covered driveway on the east side of UHS at 1202 W. Farm Rd.”
Appointments can be made by calling the OSU Medicine Hotline at 918-599-5300. The call needs to be made by 5 p.m. the day before they want the test scheduled, “making sure to note they are requesting testing on the Stillwater campus.” Patients need to bring their OSU-Stillwater ID to the testing site.

“The swab pod will be open through September at which time testing services will likely be transferred back to UHS’ permanent indoor facilities.”
It also noted that by-appointment testing is also available through the Payne County Health Department by calling 405-372-8000.
from the The Oklahoma City County Health Department....many people attending these serious seven locations are often more exposed to COVID-19.
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A Seed A Day
Seed of Encouragement
The task that lies before us is NEVER greater than the POWER that resides within us. So, when we are faced with a difficulty, we must remind ourselves and say it out loud... GREATER is HE that is in me than he that is in the world... I have the strength to face ALL conditions by the POWER that Christ gives me! We have to trust that if God allows us to experience it, He will also give us the Grace to handle it, the Strength to endure it, the Mercy to come through it and the Power to OVERCOME it!!! Keep the faith and continue to declare VICTORY IS MINE!!!
No, despite all these things, OVERWHELMING VICTORY is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37
I can endure ALL these things through the POWER of the One who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 29, 2020

Saint Peter & Saint Paul

John 21:17 [Jesus] said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”
Jesus comes to Peter sitting by a charcoal fire, just as he was when he betrayed Jesus. And Jesus appears to him as he fishes, reminding him of his life before Jesus first called him. But Jesus points him once again away from the sea and away from the charcoal fire, forgiving him. Jesus is reaffirming Peter’s new life: Feed my sheep.
Jesus reminds Peter that being a good shepherd means dying for the sheep. Jesus tells Peter that he will have another moment in which to make a fateful decision—and the next time, Peter will make a different decision. Peter is being raised up by Jesus, restored, and sent out.

MOVING FORWARD: Even when you don’t feel capable or prepared or holy enough, Jesus is calling you to follow. It’s time to move forward from your past and ask God what is in store for your future.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Maiwut (South Sudan), The Arctic (Canada), and Haiti

Let love be your guide, in all things, great and small. Let it help you learn what to say and when to say it and how. Trust it to reveal the best moments to act and the times when you should wait before stepping forward. Let love be the measure of your success, for it speaks more to the value of your life on this earth than any amount of possessions or privilege. Rely on it as the source of your courage for it is stronger than any other emotion. Nurture the love within you so that it begins with the few for whom you care and then matures to overflow in compassion for every life you see. Search for love between the lines you read in another's story and teach love to those who look to you for guidance. Believe in love and practice love knowing that one day when you are no longer here it will be your love that will remain.
The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston
Farmer's Almanac

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"Let us pray. Let us pray every day. Let us pray every day for the wisdom, courage, and strength to be bearers of Jesus Christ’s hope, mercy, and grace in the world."
Trinity Church on the Green New Haven

Durufle's wrenching "Pie Jesu" performed by Sarah Comfort Reed, Soprano, and Walden Moore, Organ in Trinity Church on the Green. Recorded June 21st, 2020.

An updated note from St. Andrew's Financial Committee and Rev. Mary:

“Thanks for your financial and moral support for the Church during this difficult time for everyone. Although our contributions are down in May, the Federal funds provided to the Dioceses for our benefit to offset Personnel cost have allowed us to stay “in the black”. We will continue to need your support as the Federal funds will be depleted in June. In addition, we will be facing some added expense in preparing the Church to reopen."

You can make your offerings or contributions through Tithely , make arrangements through your bank to have a check mailed to the church, or just drop a check in the mail (P.O. Box 938, Stillwater, OK 74076).

Stay safe and God be with you.”
. ...just download Zoom and off you go.

Sounds easy.....but if you have questions or need some help with Zoom so you can join in on Sunday Services, meetings, etc. contact Amy or Dalton Parsons and they will be happy to help you. You can text or call Amy at 405 714 0882. You can text or call Dalton at 405 612 2077
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Digital Ministry Resources

June 30 - Julie Wilber

July 02 - Floyd Loftiss
July 02 - Jenkins Peek
July 05 - Cheryl Farr
July 06 - Joan McKeever
July 07 - Jera Kiespert
July 13 - Wade Campbell
July 15 - Jim Heley


June 29 - Jane & David Bosserman

July 06 Tracy & Jay Boyington
July 16 - Lynn Schwartz & Jim Cox
July 19 - Susan Chinburg & Steve Locy
July 23 - Amy & John Polonchek