NOVEMBER 7 Beginning November 7, we will return to two services (both venues) at 9:15AM and 11AM. Nursery will be provided at both services. Sunday School (pre-school, CONNECT Grades 1-6) will happen at 9:15AM only. Don't forget this Sunday Daylight Savings Time ends ("fall back"). We will observe communion during the worship service and only the 9:15AM service will be livestreamed.
SUNDAY WORSHIP November 7 - 9:15AM & 11:00AM TWO VENUES (Main Auditorium contemporary and Fireside Room acoustic). Masks and physical distancing are mandatory in the church building. Seating will be limited to 1/3 fire-code capacity for our various rooms. Our Online Church Family can watch the Livestream HERE. NURSERY The church nursery is open on Sunday mornings! Enhanced cleaning will take place. PRE-SCHOOL CLASS A class for Ages 3-5 will be held at 9:15AM! (Check-in between 9:00 and 9:15AM) CONNECT SUNDAY KIDS MINISTRY Connect kids ministry is available for Grades 1-6 during the service. The kids will be seated in a socially distanced fashion, and we plan to provide them with our regular content and routines. Please feel free to let us know if you have any specific concerns for your child. We want them to continue to grow closer to God and each other and to provide them with a great time each Sunday morning. Parents, please remember to use the check-in system prior to the service, and pick your child up promptly after the service!
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Friday, November 5 Jr / Sr High Youth - At the church. Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
Sunday, November 7 8:45AM Prayer for the service 9:15 & 11:00AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary and Fireside Room - acoustic) The nursery will be open (0-36 months) 9:15AM CONNECT Sunday School Grades 1-6 (check in between 9:00AM and 9:15AM)
Tuesday, November 9 First Watch - Men's Bible Study (for more info, contact Cameron) 8:30AM Chair Team - drop in to stack the chairs in the Main Auditorium 9:30AM MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Treats, discussion and Operation Christmas Child craft. Childcare provided. 6:30PM DivorceCare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 6:30-8PM Kids' Clubs (boys and girls, Grades 1-6)
Wednesday, November 10 10AM Senior's Bible Study. Please bring your own coffee! 1PM GriefShare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 7PM Grade 12 Girls Bible Study - contact Cathie for details
Thursday, November 11 Remembrance Day - Church Office Closed Take a moment today and remember those who have faithfully served our country. 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery
Friday, November 12 Jr / Sr High Youth @ OEFC. Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES CONNECT - SUNDAY KIDS MINISTRY Talk to Chris Young for more information or to volunteer! Adult or teen to run the check-in (database) system (rotation basis; training provided) from 9:00 AM to 9:15AM KIDS' CLUBS - TUESDAY NIGHTS Talk to Chris Young for more information or to volunteer! Boys' Club supervision and/or teaching Girls' Club leader (either Bible or Activity leader) NURSERY WORKERS - SUNDAY MORNINGS if you have a heart for little ones under 3 years old and would like to volunteer for free cuddles contact Marion for more information.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES Make a difference in the life of a child this Christmas! Pick up a shoebox at the church to fill with school supplies, toys and hygiene items for children around the world! Return filled boxes to the church by November 14. Questions? Contact Lisa or visit the Samaritan's Purse website.
HELP NEEDED Do you live in a home with no furry pets? Do you have a washing machine and dryer? If yes, you are invited to join the OEFC Tablecloth Team! Commitment is a one-month rotation (2-3 times per year, depending on the size of the team). Number of loads will depend on number of church functions, and reimbursement for detergent is available. Contact Lenore for more information or to volunteer.
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Trent, Christine and Aliyah - TEAM - Middle East Pray for: the clients that Trent interacts with regularly. Ask for Spirit directed conversations. wisdom to know how they can be a blessing to the community around them - around their apartment, Incommon, and Kubo. that their language proficiency would continue to improve so that relationships can be deepened with friends. wisdom for Trent as he leads their team of employees. doctors as they try to determine the causes for Aliyah’s seizures and for good health for her. Her EEG came back normal. After seeing a video of her having a seizure, the doctor diagnosed her with epilepsy. She will have another MRI soon.
CHECK IT OUT! CHURCH LIBRARY Little Pilgrim’s Progress A simpler version of the timeless classic written by Helen Taylor, this new edition features beautiful illustrations that the whole family will love. Illustrator Joe Sutphin portrays the characters of John Bunyan’s tale as furry creatures living in a woodland realm, discovering the trials and triumphs of living faithfully.
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).
SABC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING November 6 @ 10AM in Southern Alberta Bible Camp's Three16 Chapel. Hosted by Scott Laubenstein, join SABC staff and board members in praising God for His continued work, thanking Him for His protection, hearing stories of transformed lives, and gathering to celebrate the continued pursuit of SABC's mission. This year looked different as the team sought ways to be creative. Please RSVP HERE or call 403-792-3644 as they are limited to 1/3 capacity.
BRANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AUCTION November 6-11 join in the online auction fun HERE. Since opening their doors in 1990, BCS strives to achieve excellence in academics, fine arts and sports programs with expansion, growth and new beginnings in their future. Proceeds from the auction will go towards Christian education programs as well as growing and supporting their sports and arts programs. The school includes students from High River, Okotoks, Foothills County, County of Vulcan, and MD of Willow Creek. For more information, contact the school 403-684-3752 [email protected]
OKOTOKS MISSION THRIFT STORE Did you know that our local Mission Thrift Store (a ministry of Bible League Canada) is always looking for more volunteers? With annual sales well over one million dollars, the store gives money for Bibles around the world as well as supporting many local community organizations, all while reducing the amount of items ending up in the landfill. There are a variety of positions available, something for everyone! Contact Karen or stop by the store to pick up a volunteer application.