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This Week at Oakland

This Week at Oakland


Andrew J.O. Wright, Interim Pastor

Paula Ziegler Ulrich, Associate Pastor

Contact Information for Pastor Andrew Wright:

937-546-1196                                                  awright236@aol.com

Pastor Andrew’s office hours for the time being will be as follows:

Monday -9-Noon

Thursday 10-Noon

*Pastor Andrew will be on vacation Monday, June 14 thru Thursday, June 24th.

Contact Information for Associate Pastor Paula Ziegler Ulrich:

937-467-5672                                        Ulrich,paula@gmail.com

Pastor Paula’s Office Hours:  Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please text Paula if you are stopping by after 12 noon, and she will let you into the building.

* Pastor Paula will be on vacation Friday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 25.


This Week:

Sunday, June 6th, at 10:30am:  Sunday Morning Worship at Oakland & Live Worship feed via Facebook.

Monday, June 7th, at 1pm:  Piece Makers Quilting Group

Wednesday, June 9th, at 6:30pm:  Kids Club

                                        At 7pm:  Youth LOL

Thursday, June 10th, at 7:30pm:  Music & Worship team meeting

Bake Sale and Food Stand  The Youth will be hosting a Bake Sale and Food stand during the Oakland Garage Sale June 23-25.  Donations of baked goods are needed.  If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off at the church June 20th – 23rd.  If you have any questions please contact Betty Byrd at 937-564-5522.

***** WORSHIP LEADERS NEEDED*****                

Our church is now open, and we are still worshiping together in a variety of ways, and in need of individuals or families to lead us in our weekly worship service. The requirements are minimal: the ability to stand at the front of the church and read or time to record your voice in an mp3 or mp4 format, as well as email the recordings to the church. A visual recording may be sent in too! Or, arrangements can be made to make a recording, following safe distance protocol. We have the following dates available for your gifts to shine in 2021:  June 13th, 20th, and 27th.

Please contact Ronda Scammahorn at 937-564-0832 (text is best), or email at scamro70@gmail.com

It’s time to think about Summer Camp!

Church camp will happen virtually on Zoom again this year which means it is more affordable and you can attend from anywhere.  There is a camp for all ages.  Please check at the Welcome Center for information on how to register.

            Two of the fund raisers that support camp (Cookie camp sales and the Golf Scramble) did not take place last year.  The Golf Scramble will take place this year on August 14th.  Please check at the Welcome Center for a brochure.  Hole sponsors are also needed.  The proceeds from the Golf Scramble support the Camping and Retreat Ministries and Brethren Disaster Ministry.


NOAC will be entirely on-line this year, but still will include many favorite things: the daily morning Bible Study with Joel Kline; a variety of afternoon workshops; virtual “field trips” to historic Brethren sites; NOAC NEWS; worship services and more! Keynote speakers include long-time favorites, musician Ken Medema and comedian Ted Swartz; and preachers include Christy Dowdy from Bridgewater (VA) Church of the Brethren; Don Fitkee from Lancaster (PA) CoB; Paula Bowser from Troy CoB; Eric Landram from Lititz (PA) CoB; and our very own interim pastor Andrew! REGISTRATION fees are $100 for an individual; and $150 for a couple; and it has already opened on-line at www.brethren/org/NOAC. You may request a paper registration form by calling 1-800-323-8038 ext. 303. If you have questions, please ask Pastor Paula, who is serving on the NOAC Planning Team and as co-coordinator of the Worship Planning Team again this year. And REMEMBER — NOAC IS FOR ANYONE AGE 50 AND UP! We’ll miss Lake Junaluska this year, but it’s still going to be jam-packed with meaningful speakers and activities! (if you need help with registering, Pastor Paula will be happy to help you with that. Give her a call at 937-467-5672.)

Heifer Update!

You have donated $5,618.50 towards an ark which costs $5000.00! We did it!!  Thank you to all who donated!

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We would like to remind you about how important it is to keep up with your tithes and offerings.  The past year has taught us a lot about preparing for the unexpected. There may be needs that arise in the next few months that will lead us to unique ministry opportunities’ and our giving helps fulfil that mission and meet the needs of both those within and outside the congregation.  There are 3 ways you can help with this:

  1. thru a web browser, Go to www.oaklandchurch.org
  • :            Mike Hogg

Oakland Church of the Brethren

P. O. Box 198

Gettysburg, OH 45328

*If mailing, please be sure to use the P.O. Box not the Horatio Harris Creek Rd. address.  There is no mail delivery at the church building.

BDM Update          

Volunteer in Dayton

Volunteer May 30 – June 5 at the Dayton BDM site. Another opportunity is for two days, Thursday and Friday, July 1-2. Local volunteers may stay at the housing site on S. Smithville Road in Dayton or spend nights at home. To volunteer or for more information, call/text Burt Wolf at 937-287-5902 or SouthernOhioBDM@gmail.com. Consider these opportunities to serve God and our neighbors!

BDM and CDS Volunteers Serving

Work continues as we approach the two year anniversary of the Memorial Day tornadoes. There is also a volunteer from our district who is beginning a two-week deployment to Texas with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS). She will be joining four other team members, and they will be caring for children at the border whose families are completing paperwork. Please pray for the volunteers and those being served.

Morning worship

Pentecost 2: June 6, 2021

Opening Music


Pastoral Greeting

Focus:  2 Corinthians 4:16

Centering Music

Call to Worship

Hymn / Song:  “My Life is in You, Lord”

Call to Reconciliation ( Worship Leader )

Unison Prayer for Forgiveness  ( Together )

Assurance of Pardon  ( Responsive )

Hymn / Song: “Give Thanks”

Offering (Please sign attendance pad in your pew. Thank you )

Children’s Time

A Gift of Ministry

The Word Written: Mark 3:20-30 (TPT)

The Word Spoken: “When We are Wrongly Criticized”

Prayers of the Community

Hymn / Song:  “Shine. Jesus, Shine”

Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us


Music for Departing

Call to Worship, Call to Reconciliation, Prayer for Forgiveness

and Assurance of Pardon

by Thom M. Shuman( http://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com )

            Celebrations This Week:

Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:

6/7                   Tasha Stephan                                              6/7       Bill & Peggy Kidwell

6/10                 Bruce Burns                                                  6/7       Gary & Dianna Wagner

6/12                 Heather Manalo                                             6/8       Ken & Janice Mowry

                                                                                                6/9       Mike & Barbara Hodson

                                                                                                6/10     Micah & Christian Coblentz

                                                                                                6/10     Vern & Deanna Eikenberry

                Quote of the Week             

June 6th is National

Gardening Exercise Day!

                                        Prayer Concerns:

Ray Haag – Continuing health concerns

Mary Lou Unger-Continuing health concerns

Cheryl Hittle – Continuing health concerns

Megan Keller-Granddaughter-in-law of Zane and Connie Keller, continued improvement

Kenny Mowry – Continued Healing

Bill Kidwell – Health concerns

Jane Stump-Continued healing

Kathy Etter – Health concerns

John Blocher – Continuing health concerns

Ron Coblentz-Health concerns

For our Sister Church – Emmanuel Church of the Brethren

Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families: Violence and threats of violence continue in this region, more than 5 years since the kidnapping of the Chibok girls. The need for our prayers has not diminished. 

To access Sunday Online Worship: Go to www.Facebook.com/oakcob You do not need to have a Facebook account to access this.  If you still need assistance setting this up, be sure to call Aaron Overholser and he will try to assist you.

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