Psalm 100 "Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting. And His faithfulness to all generations."
THANK YOU ...for donating jackets and blankets for the Calgary Drop-In Centre and Spud Buds!
OPPORTUNITY IN THAILAND Our EFCCM missionary in Thailand, Larry Willems, is looking for an English teacher (Grades K-9) beginning in November! More information available...if you know of someone who might be interested.
SUNDAY WORSHIP COMMUNION SUNDAY 10AM: ONE SERVICE / TWO VENUES (Main Auditorium contemporary and Fireside Room acoustic). Masks are mandatory in the church building. We will practice physical distancing with those outside our households. Registration is NOT required. Seating will be limited to 1/3 fire-code capacity for our various rooms. Our Online Church Family can watch the Livestream HERE. Please remember to have juice and crackers on hand to observe communion. 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 1 7-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth -Small Group Night! Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
Sunday, October 3 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
Tuesday, October 5 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 (NO childcare) 6:30PM DivorceCare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 6:30-8PM Kids' Clubs (boys only; girls club is on hold until there are leaders) - register HERE
Wednesday, October 6 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 7 9AM - noon Coffee & Crafting on hold until further notice 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery
Friday, October 8 Jr / Sr High Youth - Check social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
COMING UP... Saturday, October 23 - Connexion Cafe brunch for all women! Sunday, October 24 7PM - Congregational Meeting
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 leaders
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Colin & Shelby serving with AIM in Three Hills at present Pray for: The family as they leave November 6 for 3 weeks in Zambia to see the work of Flying Mission Zambia (FMZ) where they may be seconded by AIM New students at Prairie Aviation Training Centre to be diligent in their studies and settle into college life Eloise and Ezra who have just begun Grade 3 and Grade 1 Colin and Shelby to be unified in their decision of what and where the Lord wants next for them
PRAIRIE DISTRICT CONFERENCE The District Board is recommending Trevor Brawdy for the position of District Superintendent. A vote will take place at the Prairie District Conference, October 15-16. See the introduction to Trevor on the church bulletin boards and pray for him and his family as they anticipate a move to Okotoks. If you would like to donate goodies or volunteer with set-up, take down or helping in the kitchen during the conference, contact the church office.
CHECK IT OUT! CHURCH LIBRARY How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird by Amy Lively. Most of us feel guilty about Christ's command to love our neighbour, but let's be honest, we don't even know most of the people living around us. How can we love people we don't even know? Author Amy Lively helps you overcome fears about getting to know your neighbours and sharing your faith. You'll learn simple, practical ways to get to know your neighbours, using your God-given personality.
INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN GRANDPARENTING MINISTRIES October 21-22 in Calgary (several churches are offering this simulcast event). Register HERE.
LINKS AND INFO LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 10AM 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 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).