Psalm 40:8 "I delight to do Your will, O my God, Your law is within my heart" (read all of Psalm 40 HERE).
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, October 24, 7PM @ OEFC Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting in person or via ZOOM, but only OEFC members may vote. The Congregational Meeting agenda and reports are attached, and printed copies will be available at the meeting. Register HERE by October 23 to participate via ZOOM.
NEW DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT Trevor Brawdy was affirmed by vote at the Prairie District Conference as the new district superintendent! Trevor will begin this position on January 1, 2022 (working from his home, with plans to be full-time in the office by July 1, 2022. Pray for Trevor and Bonita and their family as they transition away from family, friends and their ministry, become acquainted with district work, and anticipate a move to Alberta.
HELP NEEDED Do you live in a home with no furry pets? Do you have a washing machine and dryer? Volunteers 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.
GIRLS' CLUB Pioneer Girls is back! Calling all girls in Grades 1-6, join us for crafts, games, Bible lessons, and badges Tuesday nights, 6:30-8PM. Invite your friends and neighbours to register HERE. Hope to see you there! We are still in need of one volunteer to teach a Bible or Activity Lesson. For more information, contact Cassandra or Carolyn.
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 Branch at 403-931-0481 or visit the Samaritan's Purse website HERE.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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! Stop by the store to pick up a volunteer application.
SUNDAY WORSHIP10AM: ONE SERVICE / 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 10AM! (Check-in between 9:45 and 10AM) 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, October 22 7-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth @ OEFC. Pumpkin Olympics! Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
Saturday, October 23 9:30AM Connexion Cafe brunch for all women. Hear how God has inspired four moms to start their own businesses based on the talents and passions God has given them! Register and bring a toonie for your food!
Sunday, October 24 9:25AM Prayer for the service 10AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary and Fireside Room - acoustic) The nursery will be open (0-36 months) 10AM CONNECT Sunday School (Grades 1-6 (check in between 9:45AM and 10AM); Pre-School class for Ages 3-5 as well 7PM Congregational Meeting @ OEFC (Register by October 23 for the ZOOM option)
Tuesday, October 26 6AM 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 Ladies' Bible Studies 6:30PM DivorceCare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 6:30-8PM Kids' Clubs (boys and girls, Grades 1-6) register
Wednesday, October 27 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, October 28 9AM - noon Coffee & Crafting on hold until further notice 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery
Friday, October 29 NO Jr / Sr High Youth (youth leaders' training)
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CONNECT - SUNDAY KIDS MINISTRY Talk to Chris Young for more information or to volunteer! Male teacher for Grade 5/6 boys (rotation basis; lead a full lesson in your own classroom; curriculum provided) Adult or teen to run the check-in (database) system (rotation basis; training provided) from 9:45 AM to 10:10AM 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)
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Larry & Diane, serving with EFCCM in Thailand Pray for: The new school semester beginning on November 1; Diane & Christina will continue teaching online until schools are allowed to re-open; Larry will tutor and be more involved with the church Fa and Gaem to be accepted into Grade 7 studies when schools open; Larry & Diane will help with housing, school fees and meals Willems as they need more support themselves God’s light to shine through them as they serve this new community to which He has called them Health, safety and provision for all needs
CHECK IT OUT! CHURCH LIBRARY Aftermath by Terri Blackstock A devastating explosion. A trunk full of evidence. When police stop Dustin Webb with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows there’s been a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when the officers find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there.
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 10AM 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]