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This Week at Oakland

This Week at Oakland


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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 13th, at 10:30am:  Sunday Morning Worship at Oakland & Live Worship feed via Facebook.

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

                                        At 7pm:  Youth LOL

Saturday, June 19th, at 1-4pm:  Fellowship Hall Rental Event

Pastor Andrew and Debi will be on vacation June 14th – 24th.  During this time, Pastor Paula will be in the office on Mondays from 9am-noon and her usual Wednesday office hours from 9am-2pm.

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.

Sharing Table

A sharing table is available in the fellowship hall.  This is a place to bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to share with the congregation.  If there is something on the table you can use, please feel free to take it!  This is just another way we can work together for the good of all.

Outreach Opportunity

This year the GOBA riders are taking an abbreviated trip and Oakland will be their first stop.  We will be providing a rest area with tables and chairs out in the yard. There will be water for filling their water bottles and snacks.  Six volunteers are needed for this event.  They should begin arriving around 7am so volunteers will need to be here by 6:30am.  They are expecting less than 200 riders. A sign-up sheet is available at the Welcome Center.  Please contact Frank Marchal for more details.

**** 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:  August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Please contact Ronda Scammahorn at 937-564-0832 (text is best), or email at scamro70@gmail.com

Old German Baptist Brethren Conference

Oakland will again be serving food for the Old German Baptist Brethren Conference.  The conference will be on Saturday, June 4th through Tuesday, June 7th, 2022.  The site is 4 miles SE of Eaton at 2976 Wayne Trace Road, Eaton, OH.  It is 37 miles from Oakland with an estimated driving time of 45 minutes.

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Summer Camp Update

The Camping and Retreat Ministries has decided to cancel the virtual camps for this summer due to low interest.  In an effort to get campers and their families together, two events are being planned for everyone in the district at Salem Church of the Brethren on June 27th and July 25th from 4:00-7:00pm.  These events will include fun and games, free picnic supper and vespers.  Volleyball, kickball, corn hole and the playground will all be available.  There will be lots of time to relax and chat with friends as we share the evening together in Christian fellowship.

The in-person Pieceful Quilting Camp will still be held at Bergamo, August 18th – 21st.  Please check the Welcome Center for info.


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!

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Our efforts have paid off!  All  our donations have been totaled and we have $5,618.50 to purchase an ark of animals along with other items!  Below is a list of what our money has been used for:

An Ark of animals (including two water buffalo, two cows, two sheep and two goats, along with bees, chicks, rabbits and more)

Garden Seeds

Sending two girls to school

And, a share of a goat.

Thank you to all who contributed!

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          

Volunteers Serving

This week S. Ohio/KY BDM has a crew of six volunteers serving in Dayton. They will be working with volunteers from Wyomissing COB in Pennsylvania. Work continues on one tornado damaged home and two houses in the “Tornado Survivors Pathway to Home Ownership’ program. All three houses are in Trotwood. Please pray for the volunteers and for those being served.

Volunteer in Dayton

Volunteers are needed at the Dayton BDM site for two days, Thursday and Friday, July 1-2. There are also openings throughout the summer when groups don’t have a full crew. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome! Leadership and tools will be provided. Lodging and meals are provided at the housing site on S. Smithville Road, Dayton. If volunteers prefer, they may spend nights at home and join the crew each morning. Volunteers need to be at least fifteen years old, unless they go with a parent or legal guardian, and then they may be fourteen. To volunteer or for more information, call/text Burt Wolf at 937-287-5902 or

5-31-21 Financial Update

            Receipts     Expenses                            Our YTD Receipts were $17,327 more than our

Jan      $20,033      $19,944                              expenses.

Feb     $33,870      $21,397                              Our YTD Expenses were $20,252 less than our

Mar    $21,019      $21,422                              our budgeted amount of $124,227.

Apr     $29,000      $19,669                              Thank you for your continuing financial support.

May   $17,380      $21,543

Total $121,302    $103,975                             Dean Brewer, Finance Team Convener

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Share Your   


July 11, 2021

Oakland is planning a garden tour and we are looking for all kinds of gardens.  If you have a vegetable garden, container garden, flower garden, herb garden, organic garden, novel plants, or any other type of plants that you enjoy, please consider signing up.  Share Gods abundance.

Weeds are allowed!!

Register Your Garden Now! Sign-up forms are available at the welcome center.

Morning worship

Pentecost 3: June 13, 2021


Pastoral Greeting

Focus: 2 Corinthians 5:6-7

Centering Music

Call to Worship  ( Responsive )

Hymn:  “Holy Spirit, Come with Power” 26

Morning Prayer  ( Responsive )


Children’s Time

A Gift of Ministry

The Word Written: Mark 4:26-32 (CEV)

The Word Spoken: “Little Start, Big Finish”

Prayers of the Community

Hymn:  “In the Bulb There is a Flower”  614

Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us


Music for Departing

            Celebrations This Week:

Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:

6/14                 Howard Bernhard                                         6/14     Jeremy & Lydia Brenner

6/14                 Jim Oswalt                                                     6/14     Dean & Christine Brewer

6/15                 Linn Conway                                                 6/16     Merlin & Maxine Miller

                                                                                                6/18    Frank & Judy Magoto

                                                                                                6/18    Steven & Chelsea Fields

                                                                                                6/19    Joe & Wanda Bailey

June 13th is National

   Sewing Machine 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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