News & Events
Covid Vaccination Pod cancelled due to only four people signing up. We will still hold the Anti-body testing on June 27th. Sign up at church or call the office.
Adult Confirmation Class coming this summer.
Contact Rev'd Dawn
Summer Fun Nights @ St. Mike's - 2nd Saturday Evenings
After a year of social distancing, St. Michael’s will host Summer Fun Nights on the second Saturdays of June, July, and August. We will offer a brief service with Eucharist before the evening’s activity for those who play too hard to attend Sunday worship.
These are excellent opportunities to invite friends of all ages!
Want to help plan and organize? Ask Deacons Laura or Ann or Rev’d Dawn. Help is always welcome!
June 12th Family Game Night & Snacks @ 7 p.m.
July 10th Movie Night on the Lawn @ 8 p.m.
August 14th Trivia Night & Ice Cream Social @ 7 p.m.
Landscaping - Spring and Summer
The grounds at our church can be one of the most peaceful places to spend time and the right landscaping makes all the difference. Beautiful, well-tended landscaping can contrbute to a welcoming atmosphere for St. Michael's, beckoning visitors to seek out some spiritual time - right at our front doors.
Click HERE for viewing the plans
The Tulsa Race Massacre -- Engaging in Reconciliation
Tulsa Race Massacre, May 31-June 1, 1921
The Episcopal Church
Engaging in Reconciliation, May 2021-∞
Vernon AME, June 1, 1921 Vernon AME, May 2021
The Tulsa Race Massacre was the worst civil disturbance on American soil since the Civil War.
The photo on the left is the historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal church, which was founded in 1905, before statehood, and was destroyed by fire in the Tulsa Race Massacre. The shell of the church was all that was left. The photo on the right is the church today. Restoration was made through community donations committed to reconciliation and peace. The people and churches of The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma contributed more than $165,000 to this historic effort.
Here is a brief account of the Massacre event:
100 years ago, May 30, 1921, 19-year-old Dick Rowland was falsely accused of attacking 17- year-old Sarah Page on a downtown elevator, in the Tulsa Tribune. This false narrative struck the match that lit the fires of racial discord in this city and erupted into 16 to 18 hours of carnage, destruction and mayhem. One of the most prosperous black communities at that time in the United States was destroyed. What took many Tulsa residents a lifetime to build took other people only hours to destroy. One library, two dozen grocery stores, four drugstores, eight doctors’ offices, a dozen churches, over 30 restaurants and an entire neighborhood were reduced to ruins. Countless lives were forever changed by the racist actions and attitudes of Tulsa citizens. The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre reveals how wrong attitudes can result in great destruction. But that Spirit of Greenwood would not die. With the indomitable human spirit of resilience, this community literally rebuilt itself bigger and better, economically than before.”
– the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission
For the next two Sundays, Pentecost and The Service of Healing, the messages and prayers of St. Michael’s will reflect on the tragedy of the Race Massacre in our state, a commitment to love of reconciliation among all our neighbors, and the way ahead.
For those who are willing to go deeper into the past and current racial injustice in our nation, the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma will again offer an in-depth study series, which will include reading, videos, and dialogue. If you are interested in exploring “Sacred Ground-Becoming Beloved Community,” please click here.
Additional Resources for Becoming a Beloved Community:
+Up from the Ashes
+A Minecraft Black Wall Street History Lesson
+Greenwood Cultural Center's 6-week Learning Series
+Angel of Greenwood Tulsa Burning
+Race Massacre Survivor Stories
+The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History
+Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples With Its Historical Racial Trauma
+Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma
+Riot on Greenwood: The Total Destructions of Black Wall Street
+Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre
+The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Race Riot of 1921
+Redreaming Dreamland: 21 Writers and Artists Reflect on the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Fire in Beulah
+Episcopal Church Racial Justice Audit of Churchwide and Diocesan Leadership (Full Report)
+The University of Oklahoma’s Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Symposium
+The History and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre