Galatians 6:9-10 "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
HIGHWAY CLEANUP ON SATURDAY, MAY 1 Must be 9 years old; 9-12 year olds must be supervised by a parent
Raising funds for OEFC Youth - we will meet at the church at 9AM on Saturday, May 1. Cleaning 13km on Highway 2A between Okotoks and Calgary. The more people we get the faster it goes, so we encourage you to bring along your friends! All funds will go toward youth ministries and youth missions at OEFC. Questions? Contact Chris Young.
Raising funds for Hand In Hands Dominican Foundation - sign up or find out more details about meeting place and time. All funds go directly toward efforts to improve the quality of lives of people living in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED Dwight and Lisa are looking for 5-10 photographers to help them create a collaboration with a worship song. Email them for more info or to volunteer. Thanks!
OEFC WORSHIP Online Church Family: the 9:15AM service will be livestreamed.
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
Sunday, April 18 Worship Service @ 9:15AM & 11AM (with Children's Service @ 11AM)
Monday, April 19 Men's Bible Study @ 7PM. Facilitator Ray
Tuesday, April 20 Men's Bible Study @ 6AM. Facilitator Cameron
Ladies' Bible Study (Jonah) @ 9:30AM. Facilitator Jola
DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20).
Wednesday, April 21 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.
Prayer Meeting @ 7PM.
Ladies' Bible Study (Gideon) @ 7PM. Facilitator Mary
Thursday, April 22 Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM
Friday, April 23 Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK
Steve & Theresa Murray going with Trans World Radio (South Africa bound)
Their house here in Okotoks to sell Vaccinations and visa application processes
Their schedule: August/September: 6 weeks in Benin; September/October: moving to Johannesburg; October: 6 weeks in Swaziland; November: fully into their roles in South Africa (Steve as Africa Director of Technical Services and Theresa in Member Care)
All arrangements in these uncertain COVID-19 times: paperwork, travel, health and protection
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).
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. New from Jennie Allen, Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts is a biblical guide to discovering how to submit our minds to Christ, because how we think shapes how we live. As we surrender every thought to Jesus, the promises of God flood our lives in profound ways. Also from Jennie Allen, Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard.
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM HERE Family resources for Sunday, April 18 HERE One-time or scheduled giving to OEFC can be found HERE; 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).
CURRENT RESTRICTIONS OEFC is limiting registration for our Fireside Room service and our Main Auditorium services based on 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance. We continue to follow provincial guidelines by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining physical distance. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding! The church building will remain open during regular office hours (T-F 8:30AM-4:30PM). Some staff members may be working from home, so if you want to stop by to see someone, just call ahead to make sure they are in their office!