Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland" (read all of Isaiah 43 HERE).

TAKE NOTE 

Friday, December 31 GIVE & GAB (or Tithe, Talk & Treats) Cold weather have you stuck inside this week? Holidays have you forgetting what day it is? Stop by the church tomorrow (Friday) between 9AM and NOON for some hot apple cider, treats and conversation! Check out the new donation boxes at the back of the Main Auditorium and Fireside Room.

Year End Giving: all 2021 donations must be received by or post-marked by Friday, December 31. Receipts will be issued by February 28, 2022. Regular giving (pre-authorized donations) can be set up or edited.

THE STARS ARE FALLING Following the 9:15AM service on Sunday morning (Jan 2), the paper stars in the Main Auditorium will be removed. Feel free to take a few home! Any stars remaining on January 7 will be recycled (thanks to Mike and Rachel and Stage Design Team for all their work on the Main Auditorium display for Christmas!).

NO MORE OFFERING PLATES Thank you to Dennis for building new donation boxes, located at the back of the Main Auditorium and Fireside Room! These replace our offering plates and provide a spot to place tithes and offerings on Sundays or during the week. Offering envelopes are located underneath the box.

NEW ADDRESS? If you have moved in 2021, please notify the church office with your new address including postal code! Donation receipts will be available by February 28, 2022.

LIMITED ACCESS Some of the carpeting in the Main Sanctuary and Foyer will be replaced the week of January 17. Access through the front doors will be limited. Participants in Kids' Club, Bible Studies, etc will be able to enter through the South doors. Thanks for your patience and understanding! 

THIS WEEK @ OEFC Please remember that masks are mandatory at OEFC. Thank you for showing kindness to one another by wearing a mask and practicing physical distance while in the building.

Sunday, January 2 - Game Changer  Pastor Chris will preach on Proverbs 4:23 and Matthew 15:1-20 9:15AM (NO 11am service) Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary / Fireside Room - acoustic) - NO nursery or children's classes Livestream available

Tuesday, January 4 6:30PM Kids' Clubs - Register 6:30PM DivorceCare

Thursday, January 6 9AM to NOON Coffee & Crafting 9:30AM Ladies' Prayer Time 7-9PM Celebrate Recovery - Has the power of unhealthy thinking or addictions controlled your life? Does living in the freedom, peace and self-control Jesus provides seem like a myth? If you answered yes to either question due to bad habits, hurts or secret hang-ups, then Celebrate Recovery is for you. For more information, email [email protected]

Friday, January 7 7-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth (Details on social media: youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)

COMING UP

Monday, January 10 - Connexion Cafe for all women! D E C L U T T E R I N G with Cynthia and Pam

Tuesday, January 11 - MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers)

Wednesday, January 12 - GriefShare begins new season

Tuesday, January 18 - two new Ladies Bible Studies beginning Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen (facilitated by Jola) $25 register  Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament by Lysa TerKeurst (facilitated by Lisa) $25 register

Sunday, January 30 - 7PM OEFC Congregational Meeting (AGM)

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Colin & Shelby serving with AIM (presently in Three Hills) Praise for a good trip to Zambia in November. Pray for: Colin and Shelby to be unified in their decision of their next ministry and where the Lord wants them. Guidance too for Mission leaders advising them. Student and staff at the hangar to be diligent in their work and studies. Work to upgrade the Cessna 206, recently acquired from MAF USA, to progress to completion by July 2022. Provision, including more support needed.

CHURCH LIBRARY God’s Compass: Find Your True North DVD On the night Suzanne Waters celebrates her retirement, she is faced with a series of crises that she could not have imagined. Trusting God’s direction, her “North” becomes clear as she takes in a delinquent teenager, Eli. Her connection with Eli reveals a miraculous blessing that brings her and her son David’s family through healing and a joyful confirmation that God has a plan for each of us, our “True North.” 

LINKS & INFO  LiveStream worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM 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] (if you need assistance, have a confidential prayer request or just want to talk with someone).

BIBLE READING PLAN: Copies of our Life Journal Bible Reading Plan are available in the foyer for you to pick up for yourself or a friend.