PARENTS We have been working in our Main Auditorium to improve our LiveStream as well as the experience of our in-house attendees. This improved our sight lines but also left more of our gear exposed. Thanks for reminding your children not to touch the camera equipment.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP Are you interested in learning more about OEFC and pursuing membership? Pick up a brochure in the foyer! Applications received by May 9 may be reviewed in time for our Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 30.
PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED Dwight and Lisa are looking for 5-10 photographers to help them create a worship song collaboration. Email them HERE for more info or to volunteer. Thanks!
COMMUNION SUNDAY & Good Neighbour offering Online Church Family: the 9:15AM service will be livestreamed HERE. Please plan to have juice and crackers on hand for the observance of communion. 9:15AM in-person services Main Auditorium - contemporary (register HERE) Fireside Room - live acoustic singing & LiveStream teaching (register HERE) 11AM in-person services Main Auditorium (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. NEW 11AM in the Multi-Purpose Room - live acoustic singing & LiveStream teaching (register HERE) 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 30) NO Youth (sleep well before Highway Cleanup!) Saturday, May 1 Highway Cleanup (sign up HERE and meet at the church at 9AM) Sunday, May 2 Worship Service @ 9:15AM & 11AM (with Children's Service @ 11AM) Monday, May 3 Men's Bible Study @ 7PM Tuesday, May 4 Ladies' Bible Study (Jonah) @ 9:30AM DivorceCare (6:30-8PM). Contact Marion to register ($20). Wednesday, May 5 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' Bible Study (Gideon) @ 7PM Prayer Meeting @ 7PM Thursday, May 6 Ladies' Prayer Time @ 9:30AM Celebrate Recovery @ 7PM Friday, May 7 Jr/Sr High Youth @ 7PM
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Trent, Christine and Aliyah, serving with TEAM in the Middle East Pray for... The clients (both home brewers and cafe owners) with whom Trent interacts regularly. Ask for Spirit directed conversations! Trent and Christine's health and for wisdom to know how they can be a blessing to the community around them (especially as they meet neighbors at the park and pool!) Their Turkish proficiency to continually improve so that relationships can be deepened with Turkish friends.
CHECK IT OUT! LIBRARY NEWS New from Beth Moore: Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life God wants us to flourish. In fact, He delights in our flourishing. Life isn’t always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful.
FAMILY CAMP Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC) is offering Home & Harbour Family Camp for full-week or weekend options this summer, 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. More details and registration HERE.
SHADOWS OF TOMORROW (EFCC THEOLOGY CONFERENCE) May 13-14 (beginning at 8:30AM Pacific Daylight Time) - online conference The Evangelical Free Church of Canada hosts a Theology Conference every second year, and this year it's open to everyone in an online format! The plenary speaker is author and professor Dr Michael Wittmer. He is the Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Michael will present a theological framework of God’s good creation, the fall, and the redemption of all things. This will lead to a session on heaven, hell, and dealing with grief and dying. Cost is $50. Register HERE.
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM HERE Family resources for Sunday, May 2 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 & Multi-Purpose services 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!