Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1). 

THANK YOU

Doreen Young and family extend a sincere thank you for your prayers, meals and support during Don’s passing. Jeff and Leah Young, along with their kids, express their gratitude for the many generous meals, treats, and gifts cards received during Leah’s cancer treatment and recovery from surgery. "Our church family has been an incredible source of support to us at this challenging time."

KEEPING KIDS SAFE ON THE INTERNET

Register for this FREE workshop to be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm (via ZOOM) with a guest speaker from the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre. This workshop will provide insight, resources, and tangible tips for raising kids in the digital age. Includes information on the following: Building healthy, trusting relationships with your kids; Pornography and Internet safety; Safe-proofing your home; Healthy digital boundaries; How to talk with your kids about all of these topics! Only those who register will receive the ZOOM link.

FAMILY CAMP

Looking for a Christian camp to attend this summer with your family? Looking for an adventure in the mountains riding horses, rock climbing, and other activities? Want to enjoy times of worship and hearing from God's Word amidst beautiful scenery? Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp is open this summer for family camp only. For info visit www.bluebronna.org.

FACE MASKS

Ambrose University is inviting those who like to sew to help them provide each student with five face masks for the fall semester. Their target is 3,000 masks by August 15. More information and instructions can be found HERECompleted facemasks can be dropped off at the church for delivery to Ambrose.

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK

Larry & Diane Willems (Jenny, Christina) serving with EFCCM in Thailand  [email protected]

Pray for:

  • Many needy people particularly now because of Covid-19 shutting down many businesses, people losing their jobs and having no money for the basics for life
  • Larry & Diane as they personally help six families with food (YOU can help too by donating to the EFCCM Benevolence account #2-6530)
  • Mr Yai with heart disease who can’t go out to work
  • Mrs See with two small children and very little income
  • Support needed for Mek applying to go to Seminary in Chiang Mai this year
  • Larry and Diane as they shine God’s love in Chiang Mai

MEETING FORMAT TO BE DETERMINED

The Congregational Meeting & election of Elders Board and Property & Finance Committee will be held on Monday, June 22. We will keep you posted on the meeting format given the current restrictions on gathering.

VIDEO & LIVESTREAM

    • CONCERT OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP (originally aired June 4) available HERE. This 45-minute video includes prayer points for our church and our personal lives. Remember to pray as well for civil unrest around the globe.
  • Sundays @ 10am (9:50am for prayer time) "LIVESTREAM" button at www.okotoksefc.ca
  • Sermon-based study guide
  • Family resources (activity sheets, memory verse) to go with the Kid's Story on Sunday, June 7 HERE and 3G Girls' Club online (Tuesday nights at 6:30pm; open to girls in Grades 1-6; invite friends to sign up for a craft kit at [email protected])

PRAYER & SUPPORT

Continue to pray for the Pastoral Search process at OEFC; Submit Prayer Chain requests via email [email protected] or phone 403-938-3311. The church is open T-F 8:30am-4:00pm and staff are available at [email protected] (if you need assistance, have a confidential prayer request for staff only, or just want to talk with someone).

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE

OKOTOKS EFC: Online or scheduled giving options can be found HERE; Cash or cheques can be dropped off at the church, T-F 8:30am-4:00pm; Cheques can be mailed to OEFC, 28 Westland Road, Okotoks AB T1S 1T2
BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER: Donations to the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre's annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser can be made HERE until Father's Day (donations above $25 will receive a tax receipt).
RIDE FOR A REASON: Support the ministries of Southern Alberta Bible Camp by registering to ride or by sponsoring a rider HERE.