"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day" (2 Corinthians 4:16).

THE ROAD AHEAD FOR OUR CHURCH GATHERINGS

Perhaps you have heard that the attendance cap for worship services has been lifted? Unfortunately, it is a little more complicated than just coming to church like we are used to doing. Here is a summary of the challenges we face and the restrictions we are currently under in Stage 2 of Alberta’s relaunch plan.

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.

MISSIONS GIVING

We are thankful for your faithful giving! One thing to note is that giving to MISSIONS at OEFC was significantly down in May ($3,500 less than budgeted). If you are interested in having part of your donation go to support our missionaries, you need to indicate "Missions" for that amount (either one-time or on-going donations), otherwise your entire donation goes to the Operating Fund. Thanks!

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 BOTTLES

In previous years, have you taken a baby bottle to fill with spare change to support the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre? Would you consider giving $25 or more to a "virtual" baby bottle before the end of their campaign on Father's Day? Let's help them reach their goal! You can donate HERE (OEFC has NOT made a team page, so you can just donate on your own).

MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK

Daryl & Molly Porter, serving with EFCCM in Ukraine.
Pray for:

  • Wisdom and provision for Porters’ return to Ukraine; Projected flight for July 1 has already been cancelled!
  • Financial gifts for finishing the Lighthouse Ministry Centre
  • A Ukrainian pastor for The Bridge Church
  • Someone to go to Krivoy Rog to help with follow-up of SEI (Summer English Institute) and assist with ministries there

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

The Congregational Meeting & election of Elders Board and Property & Finance Committee will be held on Monday, June 22. There will also be an opportunity to interact with the candidate for lead pastor at OEFC, Rob Cave. A separate email introducing Rob was sent Friday. More information on meeting times, registration details, etc. will be emailed soon.

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

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).