SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY

Join us on September 13 as we kick off a new season of ministry at OEFC! Stay after the service to purchase food from iL Forno Vagabondo Wood Fired PIzza (gluten-wise available). Those who watch the LiveStream from home are welcome to come for pizza in the parking lot too (11:15am-12:30pm)! The SW area of the church parking lot will be blocked off on Sunday; please park elsewhere.

Register HERE if you want to attend on September 13. Plan to arrive by 9:45am to sign in and find your seat. Please note that we are opening up the Fireside Room as an overflow room. Once the Main Auditorium and balcony are full, everyone else will be seated in the Fireside Room to view the LiveStream service on the screen.

Each person attending needs to pre-register and practice physical distancing. Singing will be allowed for those wearing a mask. The LiveStream will continue to be accessible through the church website.

THIS WEEK AT OEFC

Tuesday, Sept 15

  • Ladies' Bible Studies - 9:30am (sign up HERE; pre-registration required)
  • DivorceCare - 6:30pm (email Marion to register)

Wednesday, Sept 16

  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - 9:30am (Riverside Park across from Seaman Stadium; bring your own snacks, chairs, etc; supervise your little ones).
  • GriefShare - 1pm (email Marion to register)

Thursday, Sept 17

  • Coffee & Crafting - 9am to 1pm drop-in format
  • Celebrate Recovery - 7pm

Friday, Sept 18

  • Jr & Sr High: NO youth event on Friday night, so you can be well rested for Highway Clean-up on Saturday (sign up below).

Saturday, Sept 19

  • Highway Clean-up - sign up HERE and meet at the church at 9am. Or help out on Highway #1 East of Calgary with Hand in Hands mission. Both groups need lots more people!

    COMING SOON...

    • Men's Ministries
    • Kids' Clubs
    • Children's Ministries

JOIN A GROWTH GROUP & EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY

Needless to say, our Growth Group ministry is significantly challenged this year, and our leaders are in the midst of trying to figure out how to make Christian community work in their unique situations. In spite of these challenges, the value of meeting together for prayer, growth and fellowship has never been more important than now. Like all things “church” we are doing things differently this year.

Beginning Sept. 20, we will have an option for people who are not currently in a Growth Group. When you register for church next week, you will have an opportunity to join a LiveStream Watch Party. in our church building we have designated rooms available for people to gather (socially distanced of course). Together you can watch the LiveStream, then go immediately into a sermon- based Bible study, helping you apply the content of the morning to your life, pray together, and talk about faith-related issues with other Christ followers. We are asking that you consider this as a commitment. It may be simply a short-term solution to allow people to connect, but we are also seeing this as a creative way to launch new groups. If you aren’t already part of a group, this might be for you. You can email Pastor Michael for more information.

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK

Graeme & Sarena Rattray, serving with EFCCM in Thailand (Temporarily in Edmonton)

Pray for:

  • Provision as they acquire work to help with living expenses
  • Graeme as he teaches English online to kids in China
  • Kyra, Nolan & Connor as they begin university courses online
  • Sarena & Graeme as they hope to do some missional minded coaching with a local EFC church
  • The Rattrays to make friends and shine Jesus’ light in the community where they live
  • More support raising and how this can be accomplished
  • Thailand to resume issuing volunteer visas again

VIDEO & LIVESTREAM

  • Sundays @ 10am (9:50am for prayer time) "LIVESTREAM" button at www.okotoksefc.ca 
  • Family resources to go with the Kid's Story on Sunday, September 13 HERE

GIVING

We are thankful for your generous and faithful giving! Online or scheduled giving to OEFC can be found HERE; Cash or cheques may be dropped off at the church, T-F 8:30am-4:00pm; Cheques can be mailed to OEFC, 28 Westland Road, Okotoks AB T1S 1T2.

PRAYER & SUPPORT

Prayer Chain requests can be submitted via email [email protected] or phone 403-938-3311. The church office is open T-F 8:30am-4:00pm and staff are available at [email protected] (if you need assistance, have a confidential prayer request for staff only, or just want to talk with someone).