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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

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, July 4th

Sunday Worship In Person and On Facebook

Monday, July 5th

Piece Makers quilting group 1pm

Wednesday, July 7th

Staff Meeting 10:00am

Kids Club 6:30-8pm

Youth LOL 7-8:30pm

OOGBC meeting 6pm

Thursday, July 8th

Music and Worship Team Mtg. 7:30pm

Sunday, July 11th

Sunday Worship In Person and On Facebook

Oakland Garden Tour 1-4pm

Ice Cream Social 4-6pm

The “Great Ohio Bike Adventure” visited Oakland on Wednesday, June 23rd where the outreach team set up a rest stop and snack stand for them.  The outreach team would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event possible.  Your assistance was very much appreciated!

Oakland’s Garage Sale

Oakland’s Garage Sale started in 2013, with 5 to 8 volunteers, raising $1500.00 for Brethren Disaster Ministries.  This is the 8th year, with over 50 volunteers helping with table set-up and tear down, item placement, packing garage sale leftovers and sweeping the fellowship hall afterward.  Items donated for sale came from not only Oakland but also the district.  Helpers too. The core group of organizers are Lynne Hanes, Claire Long, Julie Keller Clark and Betsy Nisonger.  Oaklanders packed the leftover donations for Trinity Lutheran Church of Versailles for a free give away on July 15th,16th, and 17th.  The Youth did a great job of serving food during the sale with help from Oaklanders who baked cookies, bread and assisted them in raising $1389.00.  We here at Oakland have opened our doors to countless people enjoying our hospitality and helping hands.  To date this year’s sales are $6231.00 to donate to Southern Ohio Brethren Disaster Ministries.  Over the 8 years of garage sales, we have contributed over $26,000.00.  Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, and shopped to make this project successful.


Choir rehearsals will begin the second full week of September (day and time to be announced later). If you enjoy singing, please plan to join us for fellowship, laughter, and making some great music together! If you have questions about the choir, please ask Pastor Paula.

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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.

Summer Camp Update

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

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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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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.)

Offerings and Tithes

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

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 SouthernOhioBDM@gmail.com.

BDM Meeting

The next monthly BDM meeting will be on Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 PM at Happy Corner COB. This is a week later than usual due to Annual Conference being the first week of July. All are welcome!


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Garden Tour

Sunday – July 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Oaklanders Garden Type(s) Address
Frank Marchal and Betty Byrd Vegetable and Flower 8929 Ohio 185 Bradford
Aaron and Lindsey Overholser Millennial’s 8872 Horatio Harris Creek, Bradford
Patrick and Dianna Sampsel Vegetable and Herb 7938 Martin Road Bradford
Merlin and Maxine Miller Vegetable 9304 Gettysburg – SE Road, Bradford
Tom and Barbara Menke Shady Brook 6070 Routzong Road Greenville
John Welch Vegetable and Fruit 6709 Childrens Home Bradford Road, Greenville
Mike and Betsy Nisonger Organic Vegetable 9502 Ohio 121 Versailles
Sam and Toni Custer Raised Bed Vegetable and Flower 10280 Conover Versailles

Start at any location.

Restrooms will be open and available at the church.

Ice Cream Social at the church following the tour beginning at 4:00.

Maps will be available at the welcome center.

            Celebrations This Week:

Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:

7/5                   Ann Marchal                                                  7/11     Tom & Melodie Bernhard

7/5                   Dale Musser                                                  7/11     Kenny & Magen Evilsizor

7/6                   Sharon Miller

7/7                   Samuel Clark

7/7                   Angela Coppess

7/7                   Marjorie Darding

7/8                   Joyce Brandewie

7/9                   Zane Keller

7/10                 Julie Brewer

7//10                Philip Brewer

7/10                 Clyde Stump

Quote of the Week

July 4th, Independence Day!

Ice Cream Social

July 11th, 4-6pm Oakland will be hosting an Ice Cream Social!  Please plan to come enjoy ice cream and fellowship! We are looking for volunteers to make homemade ice cream for this event.  If you have an ice cream maker and would be willing to make a batch for this event, please contact Carrie Drees or the church office.


Lower Miami is preparing to host an asylum seeker or family at the church. While waiting six months or more for a hearing on their status, asylees cannot work or get a driver’s license. We are gathering items to provide a comfortable living space. We are in need of a coffee table, 2 twin size mattresses and bed frames, a queen size mattress pad, and 2 twin mattress pads. It would be wonderful if a Sunday School class or a congregation would want to cover the monthly wi-fi $55 fee, or perhaps pledge an amount monthly toward food and toiletries. One time gifts are also welcome. If there is someone with carpentry skills, we need help to repair a fire wall door for the living space. We would be grateful for whatever help you could offer. Please contact Pastor Nan Erbaugh at nadaerbaugh@gmail.com.

Morning worship

July 4, 2021


Pastoral Greeting

Focus: 2 Corinthians 12:9

Centering Music

Call to Worship                                              ( Together )

Hymn / Song:  “Shout to the Lord”

“Open the Eyes of My Heart. Lord”

Morning Prayer                                              ( Together )


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

Children’s Time

A Gift of Ministry

The Word Written: Mark 6:1-12

The Word Spoken: “The Master’s Voice”

Prayers of the Community

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

Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us


Music for Departing

                                        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 – Olivet Church of the Brethren

Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families: News reports indicate the Boko Haram continues to be committed to creating havoc and violence in efforts to take control in Nigeria and neighboring areas. 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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