- Ada, Oklahoma


November 1, 2013

Religion Briefs


Ada —


Jehovah's Witnesses hosts special assembly day Nov. 2


The annual Special Assembly Day of Jehovah’s Witnesses is Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 9:50 a.m. and concluding at 3:55 p.m.

This year's program will be held at the Expo Center, 4500 West Highway 270 in McAlester. There will be 20 congregations attending from throughout central and southeastern Oklahoma. These include Ada, Antlers, Atoka, Checotah, Clayton, Durant, Madill, Poteau, Hugo, McLoud, McAlester, Okmulgee, Sallisaw, Shawnee, Stigler,  Talihina, Tecumsah, Tishomingo, Wewoka and Wilburton. 

Theme of the program is “God’s Word Exerts Power” based on Hebrews 4:12. Based on this theme, the following questions will be answered. Just how powerful is the Word of God? How can we fully utilize its power in our lives? How can we use it more effectively to assist others?

A highlight of the day’s program is guest speaker, David McMahan, from the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brooklyn, N.Y., addressing the audience at 11:05 a.m. on the theme “Reject the Deceptive Power of Satan’s World” and once again at 2:55 p.m., when he will speak on the subject “Let the Power of God’s Word Keep Transforming You.” No collections will be taken. 

The event is open to the public.


Sacred Heart Thanksgiving dinner set Nov. 10 at Konawa


The annual Sacred Heart Thanksgiving dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 10. Serving times are 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The dinner will be served in the parish hall which is located west on state Highway 39 from Konawa and one mile north on Sacred Heart Road.

The traditional menu will be turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, Sacred Heart’s famous sweet potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, hot rolls, green beans, pumpkin and pecan pie, and an assortment of desserts and salads.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children (4-12 years of age.) Youngsters 3 years old and younger eat free. All take-out dinners will be $8. No phone orders will be taken.

A raffle will be held with an opportunity to win a $100 Walmart gift card. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance  or at the door. The winner’s name will be drawn at 1 p.m. Winner does not need to be present to win.

The Rev. Adrain Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B., and the Sacred Heart parish extend an invitation to the community to share this Thanksgiving meal.

For more information, phone 405-374-2823.


Francis Halloween carnival set today


Francis Halloween carnival takes place today, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Francis Fire Station.

Activities include games, concession with hotdogs, nachos and Frito chili pie and door prizes.

Tickets are four for $1. Trick or Treat in Francis will also be tonight. Those wishing to participate should turn their porch lights on. All others should make sure their porch light is turned off.


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