Acts 20:24 "But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God."
SUNDAY WORSHIP We are thrilled to be open for in-person services starting on Sunday! We will be offering ONE service (TWO venues) on May 30 at 9:15AM, with plans to have two services (9:15AM and 11AM) beginning June 6. Thanks for wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing. Thanks to the 118 individuals who participated in the LiveStream survey. Your input is deeply appreciated and will be considered as we move forward!
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - SUNDAY, MAY 30 @ 7PM Registration for the meeting is required and will CLOSE on Friday at NOON. Click HERE to register for the ZOOM meeting OR to attend in person. A camera and a microphone are helpful when using ZOOM, but NOT required. The election of Elders Board and Finance & Property Committee and a financial update will be on the agenda, as well as God stories by Barbara, Sharon, and Stephen & Teresa M. The Elders Board is recommending that Julia B, Rob E and Lisa S be accepted as new OEFC members. Everyone is invited to participate in the meeting, but only OEFC members will be able to vote. All voting will take place after the meeting (via survey).
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Friday, May 28 Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM @ OEFC - SPIRITUAL HABITS: Talking about God helps us know Him better
Sunday, May 30 Worship Service @ 9:15AM Congregational Meeting & Elections @ 7PM (in person and ZOOM) Tuesday, June 1 DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20).
Thursday, June 3 Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM
Friday, June 4 Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM @ OEFC - Serving
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES We are preparing a special Graduation Bulletin to recognize our 2021 High School graduates! If someone in your household is graduating this spring, please send their photo, school, and plans for next year HERE (due by June 1).
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Gordon & Norma Pike, serving with ReachGlobal (ProMETA) in Tennessee. Pray for: Latin America, where the COVID-19 pandemic is raging and the situation is dire; The extended ProMETA family and Latin American EFC family being buffeted with illness and deaths; Gordon and Norma's daughter, Ruthann, and her desire to adopt the little girl whom she has been fostering (Mallory); court proceedings are underway to terminate the birth mother's rights
CHECK IT OUT! CHURCH LIBRARY NEWS Love & Respect in the Family Children need love. Parents need respect. It is as simple and complex as that! As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Between Mother's Day and Father's Day, we encourage you to donate to the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre's annual campaign! You can contribute to Team Okotoks EFree and donations above $25 will receive a tax receipt.
SOUTHERN ALBERTA BIBLE CAMP
June 4-13: Ride or Run for a Reason from wherever you live and raise money for SABC! Register by June 10, then choose your distance to bike or run, pick your own route, and complete your goal in one day or spread over several days. There are no restrictions to how you complete your ride or run (road or mountain bike, tandem, virtual, e-bike, trail-a-bike, trail running, treadmill, etc.). All proceeds are used for SABC's camp sponsorships.
Home & Harbour Family Camp at SABC: full-week or weekend options provide a chance for families to enjoy being lakeside at camp and experience activities, theme meals, campfires, chapels and wide games with COVID-19 safe guidelines. Choose cabin lodging or bring your RV. Several meal packages available.
LINKS AND INFO
LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM
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).