2 Corinthians 3:18 "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit" (read all of 2 Corinthians 3).
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES to the family of Jim "Bearcat" Murray, who passed away June 14 in Okotoks (a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 (1PM) at Okotoks Centennial Centre).
to the family of Leo and Teri on the passing of Teri's dad on June 10
LOST & FOUND Check out the table in the foyer for items that may belong to you! Items not picked up by June 28 will be donated to Mission Thrift Store.
MORE DATES ADDED! Don't miss your opportunity to be included in our new Photo Directory! We've added spots on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 (2:30PM - 8:30PM). Schedule your session online (click Appointments and password myphoto to access our church's pages). 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. Contact the church office with your questions, or to volunteer for a 2-3 hour hosting shift (fun and easy!).
FINANCIAL UPDATE The financial update and commentary for May 2022 is available. Thanks for your faithful and generous giving to the work of the Lord at OEFC!
PRAIRIE PROFILE The latest newsletter from the Prairie District is available. Thanks for praying for the churches and ministries of our wider district family, covering Saskatchewan and Southern Alberta and for the district office located at OEFC!
STAMPEDE BREAKFAST! Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 9 (9-11AM) and plan to attend our Stampede Breakfast! Invite the people in your "front row." There will be activities for the kids and plenty of opportunities for you to help out. Contact Adrienne to volunteer, and stay tuned for more details.
HELP NEEDED Cynthia is looking for help with her father’s estate sale. No set up is involved. She needs people to be in rooms where items are set up. Friday, July 15 (9AM-5PM) and Saturday, July 16 (10AM-4PM).
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE Beginning Sunday, July 3, we will meet for worship at 10AM for the summer (Main Auditorium-contemporary ONLY for July, and both Main Auditorium-contemporary AND Fireside Room-acoustic for August). Nursery (up to 36 months) and pre-school classes (ages 3-5) will be offered throughout the summer, but CONNECT (Grades 1-6) will take a break for July and August.
THIS WEEK @ OEFC
Friday, June 17 6:30-9:30PM Jr/Sr High Youth (Details on social media: youth hotline 403-938-8888; Instagram oefcyouth; Facebook OEFC Youth)
Sunday, June 19 - Grad Sunday (recognizing our High School graduates in the first service; pick up a Grad Bulletin on Sunday!) George Budd will be preaching on Family Transforming Grace (Ephesians 5:18-21) 8:45AM Pre-Service Prayer in the Prayer Room to the right of the platform. 9:15AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium - contemporary /Fireside Room - acoustic) - Nursery, Preschool, and Connect Sunday School (Gr 1-6) Morning Worship Livestream available 11AM Worship Service (Main Auditorium only)
Tuesday, June 21
6:30PM DivorceCare Contact Marion to register
Wednesday, June 22
12 NOON YOUNG @ HEART LUNCH (Reserve your spot by phoning Lenore
1-3PM GriefShare Contact Marion to register.
Thursday, June 23
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 Rob & Kara serving with Wycliffe in Ethiopia Pray for The impact of Trauma Healing workshops around the country Peace and restoration in Ethiopia Teaching opportunities to be filled at Bingham Academy Wisdom and direction for many work projects Meaningful interaction with neighbours
OEFC LIBRARY NEWS A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast--known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors--Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him.
BABY BOTTLES It’s Father’s Day! Time to bring in your filled baby bottles, or simply write a cheque or donate online. If everyone makes a small donation, together we will make a significant difference and build healthy families in our community. The Pregnancy Care Centre has programs for Dads too. Dads need support, and someone to come alongside and provide education and a listening ear. We can all play a significant role in creating strong families by donating to (or volunteering at) the Pregnancy Care Centre. Remember to return your baby bottle this week, or donate online.
GET CAMPED Sunday, June 19 @ Southern Alberta Bible Camp: Come on down if you're unsure what SABC is all about, come on down if you want to see the new cabins and buildings, come on down if you want to have a great afternoon of fun activities with your kids or grandkids, come on down if you've got nothing else to do and want something to eat! There's no charge. Festivities start at 1PM and end at 6PM. Supper will be served from 4 to 5:30PM. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. See you soon!
LINKS & INFO LIVESTREAM worship service Sundays @ 9:15AM
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!
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.