712 S. Columbia Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104
Church Office Hours:
Mon - Th, 9 am - 3 pm
Closed on Fridays
9:30 am - Church School - all ages
10:30 am - Fellowship
11:00 am - Worship in English
11:00 am - Worship in Spanish
Join us for coffee, juice, cookies and
conversation in Fellowship Hall before
Church School and Worship.
The church office will be closed
Monday, April 22, in observance of the
April promises to be a special month here at the church.. We will celebrate
, beginning with
Sunday on April 14. The
(children of the church) will sing to close the service that day. And, as is our custom, we will collect the annual
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering,
to help people in need locally and throughout the world. After the service we will have a wonderful opportunity for fellowship with a
we will share an Agape Meal & Communion in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm. An Agape Meal, or Love Feast, is an ancient Christian tradition of sharing a fellowship meal with the community of faith. It was often incorporated into a service of worship itself. The church will provide the simple meal that includes a variety of breads, cheeses, fruits, and nuts.
service this year will be a combined service of several local Presbyterian churches, held at 7:00 pm at Southminster Presbyterian Church, including a combined choir from all the churches. The theme will be: A Service of Shadows and Stones, which will involve readings (based on the seven last words of Christ), each followed by a congregational hymn or choir anthem.
And of course, join us for our
, on April 21. The very heart and core of the Easter message is about hope!
Our world today is often filled with injustice, oppression, violence, cynicism, despair, emptiness, loneliness, suffering, sorrow, and fear. Yet, the Sacred Presence of God (as revealed in and through the life and ministry of Jesus, and through the story of his death and resurrection) is always with us and within us – miraculously enabling us to initiate and participate in profound moments of love, charity, compassion, peace, joy, justice, dignity, and therefore hope.
This is what marks us as ‘Easter people’ and as a ‘resurrection community.’ And this particular understanding invites and encourages us to ‘practice resurrection’ in the here and now.
Phillips Seminary student,
lead our Adult Church School class in an informative discussion of her home country of Uganda. Judith is doing part of her Supervised Ministry Program with College Hill during Lent.
It’s been busy upstairs in the
have been studying about
Mardi Gras, Lent, Ash Wednesday
. They put on a festive Mardi Gras
and had an all green food party on St. Patrick's day. The
are preparing to
for the congregation on
and we are getting ready for our Easter egg hunt. We may be calling on help from the congregation to stuff the eggs.
COLLEGE HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Dr. Kim J. Childs, Director of Music
Mike Gibson, Organist
Sunday Morning Music Offerings
Featuring the Chancel Choir
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The Gift to be Simple
– Dale Wood
Blessed is He
– Gerald N. Lindberg
Thine is the Glory
– Michael Burkhardt
BELLissimo Handbells ~ Enduring Gladness
– Ron Mallory
Christ is Now Arisen
– K. Lee Scott
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The Chancel Choir of College Hill Presbyterian Church
. in the second story choral room (next to the church office) for singing, fellowship and fun! If you would like to sing with the Chancel Choir,
we are welcoming new members
. Please contact the Director of Music.
BELLissimo Handbell Ensemble of College Hill
in the second story choral room. If you are interested in playing in this fun ensemble (permanent member or substitute), please contact Director of Music for more information.
Please (click name to) contact our
Director of Music,
Proctors Needed at
through April 19
8:30-10:30 a.m. or 12:00-2:00 p.m.
monitor student testing
. A teacher will administer the test, but a second adult is required to be present. You need only commit to
but are welcome to sign up for as many as you would like.
Just arrive at your scheduled time, go through a brief 15-minute orientation, and help observe the students during testing. You may bring a book to read while you are monitoring.
are also needed during these times. Volunteering for just one shift helps! Please
(click name to
for more information.
1st Sunday Food Collection
KWI Food Pantry
1st Sunday food collection will go to the Kendall Whittier, Inc. Emergency Food Pantry.
We will again be collecting canned vegetables and canned fruit, which are especially needed, as well as other food items.
Cash donations are also always welcome and appreciated
Penny Fund Donations Welcome
Thank you for your donations to the Penny Fund! You are always welcome to
), in the
This money goes toward funding many College Hill needs and events we enjoy throughout the year!
If you would like to
to decorate the sanctuary for an upcoming worship service, please
on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. There are many open dates available for the new year. Your dedication will also be announced in the worship bulletin.
Flowers can be purchased from any store or brought from home. Please bring them in two containers the morning of the service for which you have signed up.
Visit our Facebook page for
1 - Jerry Abercrombie
3 - Will Nole
7 - Lee Collins
8 - Stefanie Olson
8 - Cara Wood
10 - Nancy Vanderburg
12 - Elizabeth Buchner
12 - Jana Stagner
16 - Gavin Buchner
18 - Carolyn Brady
19 - Pat Lucy
20 - Nancy Gammie
22 - Lilianna Coleman
22 - Margaret Watson
23 - MaryAnn Bumgarner
25 - Elizabeth Brady
25 - Doris Moser
25 - Andrew Redding
25 - Marianne Stambaugh
28 - Terry Baxter
29 - Aidan McCullough
Birthday Endowment Fund!
Saturday, April 6
9:00 a.m. ~ Noon
A workday day has been scheduled to
a time of
to clean, repair and generally do anything around the church that needs attention. There will be plenty of work for all skill and energy levels indoors, and weather permitting, outside.
are much needed and appreciated – many hands make light work! Light snacks will be provided to keep us going throughout the morning. (Click name to) contact
if you have any questions.
Sunday, April 14
We will have our traditional
as the children enter the sanctuary waving palm branches, with the congregation joining in. We will also celebrate with a
following worship, so please
bring a dish
Sunday, April 14
One Great Hour of Sharing:
Your gift to OGHS changes people's lives! Please
and remember to make your check payable to College Hill with 'OGHS' in the memo line,
click the button
directly through their
Maundy Thursday • Good Friday • Easter
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm
Agape Meal with Communion
Friday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
service held at Southminster Presbyterian, Service of Shadows and Stones’, including a combined choir.
Easter Service of Worship ~
April 21, 11:00 a.m.
Our celebration will include
guest Trumpter Kacie Heckler,
BELLissimo Handbell Ensemble,
and our Organist,
If you ordered an
see information and link to order form below
), please be sure to
take it home
with you after the service.
Easter Lily Orders
If you are interested in purchasing an
($11/plant) to help decorate the church during Easter,
are available for
), and also on the table in the Narthex.
Donors’ names and the names of those being honored, are listed in the bulletin for the Easter service of worship.
Order & payment deadline is
Sunday, April 14
Checks should be made payable to College Hill, with 'lily' noted in the memo line, and can be placed in the offering plate on Sundays, or mailed/dropped off to the church office.
If you have any questions, please (
click name to
Introducing New Members
f a long friendship is the best predictor of a lasting marriage, then Hayley Normile and Ethan Voelkers will be celebrating their anniversary for decades to come.
The couple first met in the 7
grade at Dwight summer camp. Both raised Presbyterian, Ethan is from Bartlesville, and Hayley is from Norman. They later served as Dwight counselors, and then went their separate ways-- Hayley to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and Ethan to OSU in Stillwater. Fast forward to 2015, when Ethan decided to organize a camping trip for a few friends, including Hayley. Sparks flew from more than the campfire, and the two began dating long-distance, a year-long challenge that they handily met.
Ethan and Hayley moved to Tulsa for work last year, and say they see no reason why they’d ever want to leave. Ethan, a marketing/ business major in college, is the Marketing Manager at Fleet Feet. Hayley, who majored in environmental engineering, is a water and waste-water engineer at the Cowan Group.
In their free time in Tulsa they play with their rescue dogs (Moka and Moose), run along Riverside Drive, drink coffee at Fair Fellow’s, and watch movies at Circle Theatre. They have separate interests, too. Hayley is an avid quilter, and Ethan is a bicyclist who rides (when he can) with the Wednesday night “Last Call” group. Outside of Tulsa, there’s weekend camping in northwest Arkansas, and longer camping trips to national parks. The couple has visited 8 so far with friends, and—no surprise—will spend their honeymoon in a tent at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Ethan and Hayley joined College Hill in November after visiting other churches in Tulsa. They say they’ve found a uniquely progressive and right-sized congregation of incredibly caring folks, and they are eager to be involved...
the wedding. FYI—they’ll be married outdoors in Tulsa on May 11. All weddings are special, but this one is extra-special: Pam Normile, a Presbyterian pastor and Hayley’s mom, will have the pleasure of officiating.
Thursday, April 11
Luncheon Club will meet a
this month. Please plan to join us for wonderful food, fun and fellowship!
The group typically meets the third Thursday of the month (except in July), either in Fellowship Hall, or at a nearby restaurant.
All are invited - hope to see you there!
Tuesday, April 23
Not to be confused with the College Hill Book Club, we have another small group called the Book Study Group.
The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright
"Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest."
We select one or two books a year to read and discuss in depth over several monthly Tuesday evening sessions. (typically on the fourth Tuesday)
If you have a (gently used)
that you can donate for building and grounds use, please contact
, or you can drop it by the church office during business hours.
Congregational Care Seeking New Ministry Team Members
If you are interested, and/or would like more information, please
(click name to)
Kendall Whittier, Inc.
Golf Fore Groceries
Saturday, June 1
Bailey Golf Ranch ~ Owasso
Friends, Spring is almost here! Thoughts of getting outdoors and enjoying nicer weather are upon us. Do you golf? Here's a chance to
get out and enjoy the links
helping to feed neighbors in need
for our first-ever charity golf scramble:
the programs of
Kendall Whittier Inc.,
Emergency Food Pantry
Each golfer's registration provides
20 hungry neighbors with nutritious groceries for a week.
Don't golf? You can assist us by becoming an event sponsor or volunteer.
Something for the Spirit
Ways to Reduce Stress
"Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget: don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the kid in you everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego. (Ego = Edging God Out)
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.
Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm
will be held at the home of
(click name to)
with any questions.
April 28 after worship
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
for lunch and discussion at Panera Bread (1624 E. 15th St., just west of Utica on the south side of 15th St.) to go over their latest read,
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles.
After a few emotionally-draining book selections, our book club was ready for something different and uplifting. Enter the second novel from Amor Towles,
A Gentleman in Moscow
(Book Club previously read his first novel,
Rules of Civility
). Hailed by
The Seattle Times
as “enjoyable, elegant” and
The Chicago Tribune
The Wall Street Journal
review exclaimed the novel “buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, twists of fate and silly antics.”
Please (click name to) contact
if you are interested in learning more about Book Club.
Reading Partners is still in
for the remainder of the school year. With only a matter of weeks before school is out for the Summer, this is a great time to
try out the program with shortened commitment.
Sign up today, and
empower a struggling reader
to succeed in as little as one hour a week through the end of April.
Click below to register or call (918) 949-1979.
Most commercial cocoa, coffee, and tea farmers have very little control over the growing market and price of their products. However,
Equal Exchange encourages co-operatives, environmentally sustainable growing practices, employs fewer middlemen, and provides better prices for growers.
For several years, College Hill has sold Equal Exchange products, with the small profit margin dedicated to Just Hope projects, such as micro-banks, clinic, and model farm. A very special thank you to Gay & Mark Miller and Martha Brown for their faithful dedication to our “store.”
Having ironed out all the wrinkles of ordering and keeping the “store” open and stocked, Terry Baxter, moderator of the Outreach & Mission ministry team, would like to offer the opportunity of this relatively simple but satisfying (& delicious) work to other volunteers(s). If the line of eager applicants ins long – take a number, and the winner will be announced by the ministry team. Any questions, call Martha Brown, 918-583-3652.
Birthday Endowment Fund
A meaningful way to
this year is to
an amount equal to your new
This donation is also a wonderful way to
such as children, grandchildren and friends and allows the
for special projects.
Checks can be made payable to College Hill and marked "Birthday Fund" on the memo portion of the check.
Recycle and Donation Center
We have re-purposed the cabinets in the hallway outside of Fellowship Hall for use as a place to deposit recycling and donations.
Recycle bins will accommodate paper, cans, plastic bags, compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, and printer cartridges.
Donation bins are also available for diapers and baby care products, dry goods and hygiene items, and school supplies.