1 Corinthians 9:24-27 "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize".
OEFC WORSHIP Online Church Family: the 9:15AM service will be livestreamed HERE. 9:15AM in-person services in the Main Auditorium (register HERE) or Fireside Room (register HERE) (if the Fireside Room is full, please let Pastor Steve know that you wanted to attend. We may offer another service down the road if the Fireside Room is consistantly full). 11AM in-person service in the Main Auditorium only (register HERE). Children in Grades 1-6 (first 30 to register) will be dismissed after the worship time to meet in the Fireside Room for their own physically distanced worship and teaching time. If you are trying to add a VISITOR to your household when you register, please note that Date of Birth is required Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the service to sign in FIRESIDE ROOM attendees may enter by the South door for sign-in Wearing a mask in the building is mandatory
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Tonight (Friday, April 9) - Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM (Family Feud)
Sunday, April 11 Worship Service @ 9:15AM & 11AM (with Children's Service @ 11AM)
Monday, April 12 Men's Bible Study @ 7PM. Facilitator Ray.
Tuesday, April 13 Men's Bible Study @ 6AM. Facilitator Cameron.
NEW STUDY: Ladies' Bible Study (Jonah) @ 9:30AM. Facilitator Jola. Cost $25.
DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20).
Wednesday, April 14
GriefShare (new time: 10AM to NOON). Contact Marion to register ($20).
ASK Prayer Network (1:15-2:30PM) Praying with every generation for all nations asking God to do what only He can do and doing whatever He asks of us.
MOPS @ 7PM - Mothers of Preschoolers (no childcare this year)
NEW STUDY: Ladies' Bible Study (Gideon) @ 7PM. Facilitator Mary. Cost $25.
Thursday, April 15 Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM
Friday, April 16 Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM
ONLINE MISSIONS CONFERENCE: RISK IT ALL Available for the next several weeks, our Annual Missions Conference is here! Watch inspiring videos and updates from OEFC missionaries to see how God is at work in the world. Get involved through giving, prayer, and encouragement. Colouring books for younger children are available in the church office!
PARENT / CHILD DEDICATION Sunday, May 9 there will be a Parent/Child Dedication in the morning service! If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, email Pastor Steve and plan to attend the class at 2PM on Sunday, April 25 (for those who have not previously had a child dedicated at OEFC).
LADIES BIBLE STUDIES
Jonah Tuesdays, April 13-May 16 (9:30-11:30AM) What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this Bible study, Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city. Facilitator: Jola. Cost $25.
Gideon: Your Weakness, God's Strength Wednesdays beginning April 14 (7-9PM) Do you feel overwhelmed? Inexperienced? Intimidated? Insufficient? Too old? Too young? Too invisible? Too afraid? Gideon’s story involves far more than a wet fleece and a battle won with 300 soldiers. His epic victory actually tells of one man’s struggle with his own weakness, and the One True God who transformed it into triumph. So if you’ve ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength. Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift. Join Priscilla Shirer for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, your God, and GIDEON. Facilitator: Mary. Cost $25.
DAVE'S MEALS: last chance to order SABC is wrapping up Dave's Meals with one final week to order! Place your order by 2PM on April 19 with delivery to Okotoks or Calgary on April 22. Click HERE for all the details and support the camp's ministry while enjoying yummy food! CHECK IT OUT!
LIBRARY NEWS The church library is open during Sunday church services and weekday office hours. When signing out books and DVDs, please fill out a Borrowing Slip on the desk.
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations Teen years: preparation for life or permission to loaf? Written for teens by teens, twins Alex and Brett Harris have sparked a growing movement of young people who rebel against their culture's low expectations. Choosing to "do hard things" for God's glory, they present compelling strategies for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact!
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM
One-time or scheduled giving to OEFC: Cash or cheques may be dropped off at the church, T-F 8:30AM-4PM Prayer Chain requests can be submitted HERE or phone 403-938-3311. Staff are available at [email protected] (if you need assistance, have a confidential prayer request or just want to talk with someone).