Philippians 3:20-21 "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself."

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OEFC Thanks for following the new guidelines and extending grace to each other. Remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 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.  NURSERY The church nursery is open on Sunday mornings! Enhanced cleaning will take place. PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES Classes for Age 3 and Age 4-5 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!  BIBLE STUDIES Our various Bible Studies will continue to meet at the church, practicing physical distancing and wearing masks. NEW: Senior's Bible Study meeting Wednesday mornings at 10AM, beginning September 29. Group leader is Rob Daley. Please bring your own coffee! BLANKET & JACKET PROJECT Drop off new or gently used blankets or jackets for men and women! The Calgary Drop-In Centre and Spud Buds are supporting those in need of winter warmth. Please bring items to the church by Sunday, September 26. For more information, contact Rob L.

THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Friday, September 24 7-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth @ OEFC Details on social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth) 
Sunday, September 26 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 (Age 3 through Grade 6 (check in between 9:45AM and 10AM) - Pre-School classes for ages 3 and 4/5 will be offered!
Monday, September 27 7-9PM Connexion Cafe for all women! Naomi Y will share on "Running with Perseverance" followed by cheesecake and conversation.
Tuesday, September 28 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) Elijah (facilitated by Jola) Nothing to Prove (facilitated by Lisa) 6:30PM DivorceCare - Contact Marion to register ($20). 6:30-8PM Kids' Clubs - register HERE
Wednesday, September 29 10AM Senior's Bible Study (new study beginning this week, led by Rob D!) 1PM GriefShare - This group meets weekly to help you face the challenges of grieving and offer support as you move forward. Contact Marion to register ($20). 7PM Grade 12 Girls Bible Study - contact Cathie for details
Thursday, September 30 9AM - noon Coffee & Crafting on hold until further notice 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery Friday, October 1 Jr / Sr High Youth - Small Group Night! Check social media (youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)

COMING UP...Sunday, October 24 7PM - Congregational Meeting  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CONNECT - SUNDAY KIDS MINISTRY Talk to Chris Young for more information or to volunteer! Pre-school teachers for age 3 and age 4-5 class (rotation basis; lead a full lesson in your own classroom; curriculum provided) 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  Ernest & Effie Dyck, serving with ReachGlobal based in Georgia
Pray for: Ernest and Effie as they settle into their new home and location. They have moved from Oregon to Georgia. Ministry partners in Venezuela and Cuba deeply affected by geo-political complications, demonstrations, food shortages and intermittent internet. Other partners in Costa Rica helping with disaster relief following flooding. Effie’s co-worker and children’s story writer, Kait, and her family grieving the sudden death of husband and father. Ernest and Effie as they mentor, encourage and train church leaders. Most is done online at present so good internet connections are needed.

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 church bulletin board for an introduction to Trevor and pray for him and his family as they anticipate a move to Okotoks.

MISSING Two white tablecloths (60x120) are missing from the church kitchen. Please contact Lenore if you know their whereabouts!

CHECK IT OUT! CHURCH LIBRARY  The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture’s lies uncritically? Mama Bear Apologetics is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications—including prayer strategies—this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.

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).