By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011
Spring Market organizers (L to R): Lori Knoepfel, Pat Bartley, Krystine Gibson, Vicki Wing and Tim Veldstra.
The first annual Spring Market arts and crafts festival, hosted by King of Kings Lutheran Church, will be held March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Glenpool Conference Center located at Highway 75 and 121st Street South.
The event is open to the public; admission is one canned good or a dollar donation, which will be collected and donated to the Glenpool Outreach Center.
More than 60 vendors from Tulsa and surrounding areas will be featured, such as Scentsy, Turtle Creek Candles, Homemade Gourmet, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and Forget-me-not Cards and Gifts. Other Spring Market exhibitors will include an entertaining, organizing and interior design vendor as well as numerous arts, crafts, jewelry, food and gift vendors.
“Spring Market will be fun for the whole family,” said Krystine Gibson, treasurer of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), the women’s ministry at King of Kings. “There will be plenty of door prizes, a bake sale and face painting in addition to our wide variety of exhibitors.”
Spring Market will be the first public event held at Glenpool’s new conference center. “This new venue opened up a great opportunity for us to reach the Glenpool community beyond the confines of our church building,” said Vicki Wing, LWML president. “We’re excited about Spring Market and look forward to hosting it for years to come.”
Proceeds from the Spring Market will support King of Kings’ local, national and international missions. Spring Market organizers invite the public to attend the event, see the new Glenpool Conference Center, and support a worthy cause.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a non-profit Fortune 500 financial services organization, will assist King of Kings with its charitable gifting by matching the funds raised at Spring Market. “Thrivent is a benevolent organization and we’re proud to support the local Glenpool community,” said Tim Veldstra, financial associate at Thrivent. “It is a joy to give money for a good cause.”
“It’s a great joy to receive it,” added Pat Bartley, LWML secretary. “It is also fun to give. Spring Market is a way we can benefit missions and incorporate the Glenpool community into the event.”
King of Kings Lutheran Church sees itself as a servant of the Glenpool community. “We’re always looking for ways to pull the community together,” said Lori Knoepfel, secretary and family minister at King of Kings. “Spring Market is an excellent way to do just that. It’s a fun opportunity to be servants and unite our community.”
King of Kings held its first service September 11, 2005 with missionary-at-large and pastor Rick Tabisz. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 10 to 110 members. King of Kings is currently developing a team for its mission trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras in June. There, team members will help staff a medical and dental clinic and build homes.
The church is located at 14023 S. Casper St. in Glenpool. Worship service is held Sundays at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school and Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.kingofkingsok.org for more information.