Posts from May 2019

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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.

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 […]

COEXIST by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

April 20, 1999 Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.                                                                                               – Fred Rogers I was a Junior at Enid High School, it had been a great year and we had just had our Junior/ Senior Prom. […]

Why I’m Such a Series Guy by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

For a long time now I’ve either overheard or been a part of debates over the best methods for designing worship services and preparing the messages. As for me, I have to admit… I’m a geek for a good Sermon Series! One big reason I enjoy a sermon series is that I really enjoy theming. […]