Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
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 - meeting 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 - Contact Melissa to 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 worship song collaboration. 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 or Fireside Room
11AM in-person service in the Main Auditorium. 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 23) - Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM
Sunday, April 25 Worship Service @ 9:15AM & 11AM (with Children's Service @ 11AM)
Parent / Child Dedication class @ 2PM
Monday, April 26 Men's Bible Study @ 7PM. Facilitator Ray.
Tuesday, April 27 Ladies' Bible Study (Jonah) @ 9:30AM. Facilitator Jola.
DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20).
Wednesday, April 28
GriefShare (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.
Ladies' Bible Study (Gideon) @ 7PM. Facilitator Mary.
Thursday, April 29 Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM
Friday, April 30 NO Jr/Sr High Youth because of Highway Cleanup
Saturday, May 1 Highway Cleanup (meet at church at 9AM)
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Larry & Diane Willems, serving with EFCCM in Thailand
Pray for: Follow up with families after a good response in Children’s Outreach program; Mrs On and daughters, Nat and Beya, to know the Lord; English Club girls coming to church; Men’s monthly meeting in church; Wisdom for Larry and Diane to know whether they should accept an invitation to relocate and minister in a church 13 hours south of Chiang Mai; Health, safety and provision especially in these times of added COVID-19 restrictions in Thailand
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 Dead Sea Squirrels juvenile fiction series (from Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales and voice of Larry the Cucumber) tells the story of Merle and Pearl, two 1st century squirrels from Israel who’ve been preserved in sea salt in a cave alongside the Dead Sea. When 10-year-old Michael discovers them 2000 years later and sneaks them home in his backpack, hijinks ensue after this salty couple reanimate and take their new friend on adventures full of action, humor, music, and character-building lessons.
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM
Family resources for Sunday, April 25
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 by 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!