Luke 6:20b-23 "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and cast insults at you, and spurn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. Be glad in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets" (read all of Luke 6 HERE).

GOD STORIES ON SUNDAY MORNING Jeff and Leah will share about their friends who fled their homeland in August for fear of persecution. Jeff and Leah are moving forward with refugee sponsorship for this family with First Alliance Church acting as the government approved Sponsorship Agreement Holder. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this family and the sponsorship process, please contact them. OEFC missionary Rob will give an update about his family's recent evacuation from Africa and the ongoing work of Wycliffe amidst the current turmoil.

THIS WEEK @ OEFC Thank you for showing kindness to one another by wearing a mask @ OEFC and practicing physical distance while in the building.
Friday, November 19 7-9:30PM Jr / Sr High Youth @ OEFC. Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth) 
Sunday, November 21 - Pastor Rob will continue his series on the Parables of Jesus with Luke 16:19-31 "What you do with what you have determines your destination" 8:45AM Prayer for the service 9:15AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary) Worship Service (Fireside Room - acoustic) Nursery (0-36 months) (check in 9:00AM to 9:15AM) Pre-school classes (Ages 3-5) (check in 9:00AM to 9:15AM) CONNECT (Grades 1-6) (check in 9:00AM to 9:15AM) Livestream available HERE 11:00AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary) Nursery (0-36 months) (check in 10:45AM to 11AM)
Monday, November 22 Connexion Cafe Christmas Event for all ladies! Join us to hear Jeff on the piano, do a fun Christmas tree ornament exchange, participate in caroling led by Olivia & Kiersten, and watch "The Shepherd" from The Chosen.  Bring your friends, neighbours and daughters!  There will also be an opportunity to drop off an unwrapped Christmas gift for moms at the Calgary Pregnancy Centre.
Tuesday, November 23 6AM First Watch - Men's Bible Study (for more info, contact Cameron) 9:30AM Ladies Bible Studies (no childcare) 6:30PM DivorceCare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 6:30-8PM Kids' Clubs (boys and girls, Grades 1-6)
Wednesday, November 24 10AM Senior's Bible Study. Please bring your own coffee! 1PM GriefShare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 7PM Grade 12 Girls Bible Study
Thursday, November 25  9:00am to Noon Coffee & Crafting 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery
Friday, November 26 7-9:30PM Jr / Sr High Youth @ OEFC. Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth) 
Saturday, November 27 Come & Go Baby Shower for Chelsea and baby (born September 21)! To keep numbers low, please drop in to the church sometime between 1PM and 3PM. Masks to be worn at all times.

FREE BABYSITTING! Parents, plan a date night or some kid-free shopping while your children enjoy cheese pizza and fun at the church on Wednesday, December 1 (6-8PM). The Grade 12 Girls Bible Study group has lots of babysitting experience and your kids will have a great time! Sign up in the foyer this Sunday or next Sunday (first come first served, based on number of kids allowed).

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP What is church membership all about? Why become a member? What is the process to become a member? Check out the brochure to learn more or to apply!

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES Talk to Chris for more information about the following: Sunday mornings (9-9:15AM) Adult or teen to run the check-in (database) system (rotation basis; training provided) Tuesday nights (6:30-8PM) Boys' Club supervision and/or teaching; Girls' Club leader (either Bible or Activity leader) Contact Marion if you have a heart for infants and toddlers and want to help in the nursery on Sunday mornings!

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Mike & Kathleen, serving with World Resource Group in Idaho Please continue to uphold both Mike and Kathleen in prayer. It goes without saying that these last few months following Mike's cancer diagnosis have shaken their whole world and have been very hard on Kathleen as well. They know God is good and they trust in His sovereignty. They rely on His strength, courage, wisdom and peace. Let's pray the Lord blesses them with these, beyond measure. They met with doctors on November 16 to see what else is in store for the future. Meanwhile Mike continues his writing.

CHECK IT OUT! CHURCH LIBRARY  Set in 1820s Regency period, Sarah Ladd’s Cornwall novels combine mystery, intrigue, and romance. The trilogy includes The Governess of Penwythe Hall, The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, and The Light at Wyndcliffe. 

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).

COMMUNITY NEWS  December 14-15: Okotoks Food Bank Christmas concerts @ OEFC. Watch this space for more info on tickets or to help out with this event!