I Peter 2:24 "He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.”

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE You are invited to a special Good Friday service with Communion on April 2 at 7PM. (the first 105 to arrive will be seated in the MAIN Auditorium; the last 35 to arrive will view the LiveStream service in the FIRESIDE room). The service will also be available online through our website.

THANKS... ...from the Nominations Committee to those who responded with suggested names for Elders Board and Finance & Property Committee. Nineteen people used the Survey Monkey link, two emailed their suggestions, and eight used pen and paper. Please pray for the Elders Board and Nominations Committee as they work to prepare the ballot for our Sunday, May 30 Congregational Meeting and Elections.

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 with your questions, enthusiastic enrollment, or Starbucks gift cards. 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: ONE YEAR LATER We would love to hear your stories and comments about things you've learned or experienced this past year (funny / spiritual / thought-provoking / encouraging / serious)! Send them HERE by March 31 (your email will serve as permission for us to publish your comments verbally or in writing, either with or without your name).

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 Hanhart. Cost $25. Register HERE.

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!

OEFC WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
Online Church Family:
the 9:15AM service will be livestreamed and is accessible HERE.
9:15AM in-person services in the Main Auditorium (Register HERE). (Fireside Room is already 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, March 26)
- Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM Because of the resurrection Mary knew she mattered
Sunday, March 28 Worship Service @ 9:15AM & 11AM (with Children's Service @ 11AM)
Monday, March 29 Men's Bible Study @ 7PM. Facilitator Ray.
Tuesday, March 30 Men's Bible Study @ 6AM. Facilitator Cameron.
Ladies' Bible Study (9:30-11:30AM) Facilitator: Jola.
DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20).
Wednesday, March 31 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.
Ladies' Book Club (7-9PM). Facilitator: Mary.
Thursday, April 1 Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM
Friday, April 2 Good Friday service and communion @ 7PM

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Rob & Kara serving with Wycliffe in Ethiopia

Please pray for …

  • Several Bible transcripts stuck at the printers, held up due to COVID-19 related logistical issues
  • The logistics of the Ethiopia trauma healing facilitator training program to come together for the April 5 start (trainers coming from Kenya and 32 practitioners coming from all over Ethiopia, and many different churches and ministries)
  • The complete funding of this trauma healing initiative (two of the four phases have been funded)
  • Peace in Ethiopia as there are still many areas experiencing ethnic violence and tension
  • All the planning and patience necessary for the Bustin family to return to Ethiopia in July

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 Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt is a classic children’s book that tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Three trees on a mountain dream of what they wanted to become when they grew up. One wants to be a treasure chest, another an ocean-going boat, and the third a signpost to God. Their wishes come true in a way they never expected. 

EFCC - PRAIRIE DISTRICT OEFC is part of a larger group of churches, and the district office is located at OEFC! Thanks for praying for the search for a new District Superintendent.

SABC UPDATE Southern Alberta Bible Camp is looking for a full-time Communications Director. More info HERE. Click HERE to be added to the camp's monthly email prayer list! 

LINKS AND INFO
LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM HERE
Family resources for Sunday, March 28 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!