SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY
Join us on September 20 for our in-person Worship Service! You will also have the opportunity to join the LiveStream Watch Party, a new type of Growth Group beginning this week (info below). Register HERE and 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 area. If the Main Auditorium and balcony reach capacity, 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.


Attached is the sermon-based study for personal or Growth Group use!

 

JOIN A GROWTH GROUP: LIVESTREAM WATCH PARTY
Beginning September 20, we have an option for those not currently in a Growth Group. When you register for church (above), 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. You can email Pastor Michael for more information.

 

THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Tonight (Friday, Sept 18) 

  • Jr & Sr High: NO youth event tonight, so you can be well rested for Highway Clean-up tomorrow morning!

Saturday, Sept 19

  • You can still help with 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 appreciate your help!

Tuesday, Sept 22

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

Wednesday, Sept 23

Thursday, Sept 24

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

Friday, Sept 25

  • Jr/Sr High Youth - details soon!

SABC & DAVE'S MEALS ON THE HOUSE
Southern Alberta Bible Camp, in partnership with the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta, is providing FREE Dave's Meals (frozen entrees) to those negatively impacted by Covid-19 including front-line workers, unemployed, self-isolating, care-givers and seniors. You may sign up HERE on behalf of someone you know who needs a meal (i.e., you deliver the meal to them).

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER
Faith Beyond Belief is holding an online Christian worldview conference on October 2 and 3. Speakers include Biola University's Dr. Craig Hazen, Dr. John Bloom, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, and Elizabeth Urbanowicz. More info and registration ($80) at bereadyalberta.ca.

Also available is a FREE online session on Thursday evening, October 1, with JoJo Ruba. As Alberta cities ban “conversion therapy,” FBB’s executive director Jojo Ruba says they are also banning counseling that Christians and others want. He says these bans make no distinction between coercive counseling and counseling consented to by patients. Ruba says these life-saving conversations are worth protecting both from a pastoral perspective and from personal experience. For the first time in public, Ruba will walk through three kinds of conversations that helped him deal with the issues of sexuality and gender in his own life, and show how God uses everyday conversations to save lives. Info and registration HERE.

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK
Larry & Diane Willems (Jenny, Christina), serving with EFCCM in Thailand  [email protected]

Pray for:

  • Healing and proper treatment for Kratay, a  27-year-old Christian lady who was diagnosed with Lupus, is bedridden and cannot talk or eat
  • Chopper who is studying with Larry and interested in regularly attending church
  • Jenny to find a new job
  • The students coming to “English For You” classes
  • Motivation and Christian friends for Christina
  • Neighbour, Mr X, to find Christ
  • Support needed for Willems and “Home of Joy”
  • “Home of Joy” girls – unity and growth in Jesus

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 20 HERE.

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).