Romans 6:2b-4 "We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
OEFC WORSHIP: RESURRECTION SUNDAY & BAPTISMAL SERVICE
Online Church Family: the 9:15AM service will be livestreamed. A booklet containing testimonies of the baptismal candidates will be available at the church on Sunday.
9:15AM in-person services in the Main Auditorium (click HERE to check availability). Fireside Room (click HERE to check availability) (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 (click HERE to check availability). 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 2) - Good Friday Service & Communion (click HERE to check availability and to register). Livestream available.
Sunday, April 4 - Resurrection Sunday and Baptismal Service Worship Service @ 9:15AM & 11AM (with Children's Service @ 11AM)
Monday, April 5 Men's Bible Study @ 7PM. Facilitator Ray.
Tuesday, April 6 Men's Bible Study @ 6AM. Facilitator Cameron.
DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20).
Wednesday, April 7 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
Thursday, April 8 Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM
Friday, April 9 Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM Family Feud!
VIRTUAL MISSIONS WEEK: RISK IT ALL Available April 9-17, our church website will host our Annual Missions Week! Watch videos featuring some of our OEFC missionaries and missions organizations to see how God is at work in our world. There will also be photos and written updates from our missionary families. More details to come next week!
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Graeme & Sarena Rattray serving with EFCCM, presently in Edmonton Please pray for Graeme and Sarena taking on the role of EFCCM ministry coach for South East Asia, encouraging present missionaries and recruiting new candidates; teaching a missions outreach class at Millwoods EFC in April; encouraging their Thai family
Salvation for Jojo who is seeking
Sarena making friends with her music students (many internationals) as she teaches piano two days a week at a music school
Direction and provision as they wait upon the Lord for His timing in returning to Thailand; Thai government is not yet issuing the visas they need
Sarena’s mom’s house to sell
Kyra have a healthy pregnancy and safe arrival of baby
Connor, Kyra and Nolan to finish their university term well
TECH RE-CREW-TMENT! Our tech crew is looking to expand. If you have ever wanted to be a part of a major television studio, learn the intricacies of Hollywood level movie editing, and wondered what life is like in a world driven by the words “Lights, Camera, Action!” then this is almost for you. Camera operators, content editors, production directors and presentation projectionists: None of that mean anything to you? Perfect, you fit in already! Training, Secret Service inspired radios, and T-shirts are provided and there are no significant age restrictions. Please contact Pastor Michael.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY: 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.
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. The Beauty of Broken: My Story and Likely Yours Too by Eliza Morgan Find beauty and hope by facing and dealing with the messiness of family life. The family is an imperfect institution. Broken people become broken parents who make broken families. But actually, broken is normal and exactly where God wants us. Owning our brokenness shapes us into God’s best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our family.
OILFIELD BIBLES If you know someone with ties to the energy industry who is having a tough time and could maybe use a bible, contact Barry or stop by the church to get a free oilfield Bible. They are very easy to give away!
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM HERE Family resources for Sunday, April 4 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!