Sapulpa ( Population ca. 21000...
Sapulpa ( Population ca. 21000 ) has five shopping centers with restaurants, retail shops, physicians, beauty shops, pharmacies, video stores, grocery stores, automobile supplies and more. Several discount stores are located in the city. The unique, historical downtown has a variety of retail and speciality shops. Martha's Corner, a public park, offers a relaxing atmosphere for rest stops. Sapulpa merchants strive hard to offer quality servive, many provide ' special orders ' for local shoppers.
What All the Fuss is About
The best measures of a church's beauty are normally found in the interior, and Wesley United Methodist Church is no exception. Its own literature boasts how its pure English Gothic design continues the tradition from the Middle Ages of giving voice to its faith, and further how the "color selection, stained-glass windows, pulpit furniture, kneeling cushions, beamwork, appointments and wood carvings" retells the fundamentals of our faith. This is no idle boast! The interior will testify to the truth, that this is one of the most intricately designed and detailed sanctuaries in Oklahoma.
Free Apple Fritters!
The food and service here are both excellent and each entree comes with a salad (waldorf or green - both are delicious), all the apple fritters you want and nice light dinner rolls. It offers a comfortable ambience and reasonable prices. The apple fritters are wonderful. I like both the waldorf and the green salad. Also the chicken fried steak and fried catfish are well prepared and very tasty.
And Jesus Wept
Unfortunately, Harvey Ave. was knee deep in construction when we visited, so I didn't get to get over and see this statue. It's across the street on the property of St. Josephs Catholic Church. While not an "official" part of the memorial, the concept is just as powerful as the rest of what we saw. St. Josephs itself was almost completely destroyed by the bombing. This statue of Jesus has his back turned to the site, with his hands over his face in the act of crying, with the inscription "and Jesus Wept"
First Lutheran Church - the Windows
Overall, the interior of the First Lutheran is a study in contrast. The ceiling and walls are creamy. The altar is dark. The windows are nearly uniform. Besides the altar, which by itself is no special wonder, I found a painting in the entrance foyer (near the secretary's office) to be the most startling object in the church. Painted by one of the congregation, it depicts a perfect likeness of the exterior of the church (as seen in my tip above) with the Christ sweeping his hand over the Gothic towers in benediction.