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A tEDdy Bear Picnic by Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Picnic time for Teddy BearsThe little Teddy Bears are havingA lovely time todayWatch them, catch them unawaresAnd see them picnic on their holiday Jimmy Kennedy In 1907, music composer John Walter Batton wrote the music for The Teddy Bear’s Picnic. In 1932, Jimmy Kennedy added the lyrics to Batton’s melody and the teddy bears came […]

It’s in the Bag by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

As disciples seeking to respond to God’s call, it is important to make one on one contact, shake hands with and verbally express love to those who go unrecognized or are taken for granted. “I’ve been here 15 years and nothing like this has ever happened before.” This was the reaction of the activity coordinator […]

Special One-Night Online Study on Discipleship

by Shawnee St. Paul's

“If you try to build the church, you will rarely get disciples. But if you make disciples, you will always get the church.”— Mike Breen, Building a Discipleship Culture Coming Up Next Week: a special one-night study on what it means to be a disciple and to cultivate a life of discipleship. Join us Tuesday […]

The Helpers by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers     At some point I learned to pray to see with holy sight and to hear with holy listening. I’ve heard Pastor Tiffany say to pray, “Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours.” These prayers sound elegant and they’re […]

Is It Ever Just a Task? by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Monday mornings, enough said. The worst right? Not too many people that I know enjoy Monday mornings. For some it is the task of realizing that the weekend is over, the alarm clock rings earlier, and there are 5 full days ahead to push through. However, for me I have come to look forward to, […]

Spring Ring & Sing Sunday

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Every spring, St. Paul’s celebrates worship with a special music Sunday. Join us this Sunday for an Old Fashioned Ring & Sing with songs of spiritual revival. You will leave with your soul renewed. Please follow and like us:

I Like Using Chopsticks by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

I like using chop sticks. It took me a little while to get the hang of using chop sticks but I’m glad I have. I like feeling like I’m sharing in someone else’s culture even if I’m just eating at a restaurant in the middle of Shawnee, Oklahoma. I like getting fortune cookies. Do you […]

Sing! Sing a New Song! by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Music inspires my soul and refreshes my being.  Music can either send me in a tailspin of memories or can totally cause me to have an emotional meltdown. This past Sunday it sent me over the edge, tears pouring down my face. It was during the last song of worship, the Hymn of Joy as […]

The Altar of Your Ears by Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

In recent months I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the presence of Fred Rogers. Through his television programs, his writings, and the stories of those who knew him best, Mr. Roger’s has come to life, inspiring me anew. I grew up with Fred in my living room, calmly teaching me about friendship, or […]