South Tulsa church plant attracts 82 on Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve, the retelling of Christ’s birth also heralded the first worship service for Living Water, a new church plant in south Tulsa County.
Among the 85 people in attendance were a mother and her 8-week-old baby, who represented Mary and Jesus in the re-enactment.
"We began with assembling sandwiches for our Call to Worship," Pastor Heather Scherer said. "We blessed blankets gifted by the congregation and used them to kneel on for Communion."
On Christmas Day, the blankets and the sandwiches were taken to the Day Center for the Homeless.
Volunteers Dallas and Jaime Weaver, Reese Alger, and Mark Mann led the music. Rev. Scherer’s sermon focused on God shining the light of Jesus into the darkness of the world, drawing from the Gospel of John. The service concluded with a "birthday cake for Jesus" celebration. The worship was at Camp Loughridge, in west Tulsa. Worship services will continue on the first Sunday of each month.
Scherer welcomes contact information for people without church homes in the south Tulsa area. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 918-853-8872.