Psalm 82:3-4 ESV “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
BABY BOTTLES! If you still have a baby bottle at home (filled or empty), PLEASE return it to the church AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Thanks!
EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP OF CANADA Copies of the EFC's publication, CANADA WATCH, are available at the Info Kiosk. The June/July edition includes postcards to mail to your MP on the issue of MAiD (Medical Assistance in Death). The choices our country makes now on expanding euthanasia (to mature minors under 18 years old) will either save lives or hasten the deaths of many more Canadians. More information HERE. Now is the time to let your voice be heard!
PARKING @ OEFC As we move to one service for July & August, please remember to be a good neighbor to those who have homes across from the church parking lot. Please do NOT park in front of the homes. Also, it is against Town bylaws to park in an alleyway. You may park across the street from the homes, or across the street from the strip mall next to Tim Horton's. Thank you for helping our church maintain a good standing in our community!
SCENTS Scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma, migraines, allergies or chemical sensitivities. Please avoid the use of perfume, cologne, scented hairspray, and other scented products when attending OEFC. Thanks for your cooperation!
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY Tuesday, August 23 still has some openings! Schedule your session soon. Every household photographed will receive a FREE 8x10, as well as a FREE directory (other photos will be available for purchase). Only those photographed will receive a new church directory.
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Saturday, July 9 9-11AM Stampede Breakfast in the church parking lot - come for the free breakfast, stay for the fun activities! Invite your friends and neighbours. (Contact Adrienne Town to volunteer) 2-5PM
Sunday, July 10 Summer schedule--one service @ 10AM!
Pastor Rob will be preaching on Revelation 12 "Signs"
9:30AM Pre-Service Prayer in the Prayer Room to the right of the platform.
10AM Worship Service in the Main Auditorium only, Nursery (0-3) and Preschool (3-5); Older kids will find activity packets at the back of the Auditorium! Morning Worship Livestream available.
Wednesday, July 13 1-3PM GriefShare Contact Marion to register.
Thursday, July 14
9:30AM to NOON Coffee & Crafting Come & Go drop-in format
7-9PM Celebrate Recovery For more information, email [email protected]
MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK Trent & Christine Pray for: Their housing; there are no updates and their apartment hasn't sold yet, so they will stay there until they hear otherwise The clients and employees with whom Trent interacts regularly; ask for Spirit-directed conversations Wisdom to know how they can be a blessing to the community around them Their Turkish proficiency to improve so that relationships can be deepened with Turkish friends and neighbours
COMMUNITY NEWS 58TH ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL at Christ Church, Millarville on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 (11AM to 3PM; tea served on Saturday only). $6 per person ($3 for kids 6 and under).
LINKS & INFO
LIVESTREAM worship service (summer schedule) Sundays @ 10AM
GIVING One-time or scheduled giving to OEFC; Cash or cheques may be dropped off at the church on Sunday morning or T-Th 8:30AM-4PM; F 8:30AM-12:30PM
POINT OF SALE TERMINAL Interac payments are now accepted at the coffee bar (debit, Visa and Mastercard) for coffee bar purchases, donations, event registrations, etc! When making payments for anything OTHER than coffee bar purchases, please be sure to fill out an envelope at the terminal and deposit it - along with one of the provided receipts - into the offering box in the Main Auditorium or Fireside Room.
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). The Prayer Room (to the right of the Main Auditorium platform) is available to use whenever the church is open.
COFFEE BAR specialty beverages $3 (hot) and $4 (cold). Baker’s Dozen punch cards (13 beverages) $36. And as always, regular and decaf coffee and tea are complimentary!
OEFC LIBRARY NEWS is taking a break over the summer, but the church library is still open. Find your summer reading! If no one is there to help you check out your book, please complete a library slip with your name, phone number, and the materials you are borrowing.
PLAN TO PROTECT At OEFC, we follow Plan to Protect guidelines for the safety and well-being of the children in the care of the nursery and children's ministry classes. All of our workers and volunteers are required to complete training, and we implement a Child Check-In system with labels for the child and parent alike. Parents or older siblings are REQUIRED to show their label when picking up their family member. Recognizing that we have high-risk children in our care at times, we will continue to strictly follow these guidelines. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation! Talk with Pastor Chris for more information.