Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

South Tulsa church plant attracts 82 on Christmas Eve


Dressed as an angel, young Kevin Lund of Glenpool leads volunteer performers in retelling the Christmas story for Living Water. Photos by Shannon Blanchard

Candles glow as Christmas Eve worship culminates for Living Water, new in Tulsa.

Comedy show
to benefit new church

Laugh with the ones you love Feb. 15 in Tulsa at a comedy show (possibly for Valentine’s date night?) and help support the new Living Water church. The Late Night Nun will bring the funny to fundraising in "Til Death Do Us Part: Late Night Catechism 3." Staged in Jubilee Hall at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, the Friday night show begins at 7.

Ticket information: www.LivingWaterTulsa.com

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 heatherscherer1@gmail.com,  918-853-8872.



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