"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you" (Deuteronomy 31:6 AMP). 

 

THANK YOU

Thank you for your faithful giving to OEFC! Online or scheduled giving options can be found HERE; Cash or cheques can be dropped off at the church, T-F 8:30am-4:00pm; Cheques can be mailed to OEFC, 28 Westland Road, Okotoks AB T1S 1T2

COMPASSION CAMPAIGN

The global lockdown has created the largest poverty-related situation in over 20 years. In response, Compassion International has launched their most ambitious fundraising campaign yet. More information on Compassion's We Rise As One campaign can be found HERE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking to fill a variety of leadership positions for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).  Please contact Marion Dueck, Director of Ministry to Women, for more details or to express your interest.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

CR is now meeting again, and a men's step study will begin on August 15. For further information, email [email protected] 


MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK

Gordon & Norma Pike, serving with Reach Global (Tennessee) 

Pray for:

  • Several Latin American students and staff who have suffered the death of loved ones from COVID-19; several others have family members who are seriously ill from it
  • God to bless and encourage each of those who pray for or support Gordon and Norma  
  • The students in the course about domestic violence as they work on plans to combat it in their communities. Statistics about increasing domestic violence during COVID-19 quarantines are alarming! Many Latin American countries continue in quarantine. Pray for wisdom and understanding for these students to address this immediate need and pray for protection for people (particularly women and children) in very vulnerable situations. 

VIDEO & LIVESTREAM

  • Sundays @ 10am (9:50am for prayer time) "LIVESTREAM" button at www.okotoksefc.ca 
  • Family resources to go with the Kid's Story on Sunday, July 19 HERE and Kids' Club online (Tuesday nights at 6:30pm; open to boys and girls going into Grades 1-6; invite friends to sign up for a craft kit at [email protected])
  • SABC's Camp4U is a FREE youtube video series designed for campers ages 6-12 with new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

PRAYER & SUPPORT

Submit Prayer Chain requests via email [email protected] or phone 403-938-3311. The church is open T-F 8:30am-4:00pm and staff are available at [email protected] (if you need assistance, have a confidential prayer request for staff only, or just want to talk with someone).

FACE MASKS

Ambrose University is inviting those who like to sew to help them provide each student with five face masks for the fall semester. Their target is 3,000 masks by August 15. More information and instructions can be found HERECompleted facemasks can be dropped off at the church for delivery to Ambrose.