Our new sermon series will cover the Evangelical Free Church of Canada's Statement of Faith! Article #1 God's gospel originates in and expresses the wondrous perfections of the eternal, triune God. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
FIRST WATCH Men's Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, February 1 with a study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude. Men, join us at 6AM every Tuesday and get plugged in to prayer, community and discussion of God's Word before you start your day. Contact Cameron for more information and to order the study guide.
MASKS Please remember that masks are mandatory at OEFC. Thank you for showing kindness to one another by wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing while in the building.
DOMINICAN UPDATE From Darryl & Kari: We would like to thank those of you who donated to Hand in Hands and our food hamper drive in the Dominican Republic. We were able to raise enough funds to have 15 food hampers delivered just a few days before Christmas. Each hamper contained rice, beans, cooking oil, lentils, and a chicken. With your help, we would like to continue providing food hampers on a regular basis to the community in the Dominican. Please reach out to us via email or visit our website to donate: handinhands.org
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
Friday, January 7 7-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth (Details on social media: youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
Sunday, January 9 - Your Core is Critical: What Do You Believe About God? Pastor Rob begins a new study on the EFCC's Statement of Faith. 9:15AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary / Fireside Room - acoustic) - Nursery, Preschool, and Connect Sunday School (Gr 1-6) resume 11AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary) (no nursery or children's classes) Livestream available HERE
Monday, January 10 7-9PM Connexion Cafe for all women! D E C L U T T E R I N G REGISTER HERE to let us know you're coming! Bring a small item you no longer want; take a small item someone else no longer wants (remaining items will be donated to Mission Thrift Store). Decluttering your house with Cynthia and decluttering your heart with Pam (Pam learned much about decluttering and what really matters during her late husband’s struggle with cancer. You won’t want to miss hearing her story and the lessons she learned).
Tuesday, January 11 9:30AM MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) 6:30PM Kids' Clubs 6:30PM DivorceCare - contact Marion to register
Wednesday, January 12 10AM Senior's Bible Study at OEFC - bring your own coffee!
Thursday, January 13 9:30AM to NOON Coffee & Crafting (note new start time) 7PM Grade 12 Girls Bible Study 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 14 7-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth (Details on social media: youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
Tuesday, January 18 - two new Ladies Bible Studies beginning Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen (facilitated by Jola) $25 Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament by Lysa TerKeurst (facilitated by Lisa) $25
Sunday, January 30 - 7PM OEFC Congregational Meeting (AGM)
Wednesday, February 23 (1-3PM) new session of GriefShare beginning. Contact Marion to register.
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Norm & Michelle Smith serving with EFCCM (based in Vancouver) Pray for: Norm’s team and for all the Reach Global Europe missionaries. Life and ministry during this pandemic has been very difficult for most of their staff and families. A ministry that Norm is helping with at their church. They now have a food pantry set up for everyone in the church to give towards and take from as needed. Any overage of food stuffs will be donated regularly to one of the local Langley food banks. Norm as he helps host a weekly support group for anyone in the church who would like prayer support, encouragement, or just a listening ear. Pray for wisdom, discernment and grace as he looks for ways to help others struggling with the realities brought on by the pandemic. Michelle as she heads back to her Grade 3 classroom.
CHURCH LIBRARY The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski 1917, Petrograd. Fleeing the murderous flames of the Russian Revolution, Princess Svetlana Dalsky hopes to find safety in Paris with her mother and sister. But the city is buckling under the weight of the Great War, and the Bolsheviks will not rest until they have erased every Russian aristocrat from memory. Svetlana and her family are forced into hiding in Paris’s underbelly, with little to their name but the jewels they sewed into their corsets before their terrifying escape.
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 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). 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.