|Updated: 9/11/2012 3:52 pm
||Published: 9/11/2012 3:51 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa, the first church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will hold a City-wide Thanksgiving Service on September 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, recognizing Tulsa’s emergency personnel and first responders and remembering those who have given their lives.
The service will include presentation of the colors by the Tulsa Police Honor Guard members Sgt. Clay Ballenger, Cpl. Brandon Disney, Officer Harold Goad and Officer Susannah Ralston. The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums will lead the processional.
The community is invited to attend and join Rev. Tony Scott of First Baptist, North Tulsa and Dr. James D. Miller of First Presbyterian Church at this service. The Rev. Tom Branch, Sector Chief of Tulsa Police and Fire Chaplaincy Corps and Chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Investigation will reflect on Emergency Personnel: the Scope of Service. Mr. Allan Waita of Simba Trucking, LLC will share his story as a recipient of service in a trucking accident, and Mr. Stacy Ward, retired firefighter will reflect on giving and receiving, drawing from his experiences of service as a firefighter and recipient of care in a serious motorcycle accident.
Mrs. Liesa Smith, the principal of Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, will speak about the power of community in relation to the recent tragic fire at the former Barnard Elementary School building near 17th and Lewis that housed the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences.
Facility tours are available to the public before the service, beginning at 6 p.m. and after the service upon request in the Miller Atrium.