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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

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 18th

Sunday Worship In Person and On Facebook

Lavy Reunion, noon – 5

Tuesday, July 20th

Piece Makers, 1-5pm

Wednesday, July 21st

Visitation with the Coblentz Family, 12:30-2pm

Celebration of Life for Ron Coblentz, 2pm


If you are interested in becoming a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren, please contact Pastor Andrew.

A Celebration of Life for Ron Coblentz will be held here at Oakland on Wednesday, July 21st at 2pm. Visitation with the family will be from 12:30-2pm.

Worship Leaders Needed

Do you have a gift for speaking in public or wish to develop that gift? Are you looking for a way to more fully participate in worship? Then you could be a worship leader!

Available Sundays are as follows: August 15, 22, & 29; September 19 & 26; October 17, 24, & 31; November 21 & 28; December 19 & 26. If you would like to sign-up, please write your name on the sign-up form located at the Welcome Center.


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.

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.

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.

6-30-21 Financial Update

          Receipts    Expenses

Jan    $20,033     $19,944

Feb   $33,870     $21,397

Mar  $21,019     $21,422

Apr   $29,000     $19,669

May $17,380     $21,543

June $24,935    $27,277

Tot  $146,237  $131,252

Our YTD Receipts were $14,985 more than our expenses.

Our YTD Expenses were $19,121 less than our budgeted amount of $150,373.

Garage Sale Proceeds were $6,231.

Thank you for your continued financial support.

Dean Brewer, Finance Team Convener


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 in Dayton July 25-30, Aug. 8-13, and Sept. 5-11. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome! Contact Burt Wolf for more information

Ice Cream Social

The annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 7, 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Happy Corner COB. Come for supper, pie, ice cream, and fellowship!

Golf Scramble

On Saturday, August 14 the annual Golf Scramble will be held at Turtle Creek Golf Course in Greenville. Forms are available at the Welcome Center.  Registrations are due July 30. Be a hole sponsor! Click here for hole sponsorship information. This event is sponsored by the S. Ohio/KY District Camping and Retreat Ministries and BDM. Send all registration and sponsorship forms and money to Kevin Dull 554 Westbrook Rd., Brookville, OH 45309. For more information contact Kevin at (937-604-3285), montpres57@gmail.com.

            Celebrations This Week:

Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:

7/19/    Joseph Helfrich                                       7/19     Dale & Barb Musser

7/20/  Steve Wilson                                            7/21     Joe & Tonnya Helfrich

7/21  Jim Hicks                                              7/24     Stan & Carol Cox     

7/23/      Reese Niswonger                                   7/25     Don & Carol Christian

7/24            Leann Meier

7/24            Michael Paul Shell

July 18th, 2021

National Ice Cream Day!

Quote of the Week

                Prayer Concerns:

Ray Haag – Continuing health concerns

Mary Lou Unger-Continuing health concerns

Cheryl Hittle – Continuing health concerns

Kenny Mowry – Continued Healing

Bill Kidwell – Health concerns

Jane Stump-Continued healing

Kathy Etter – Health concerns

John Blocher – Continuing health concerns

The Coblentz Family for their loss

For our Sister Church – White Cottage Church of the Brethren

Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families: The Global Mission Office requests prayers for the church and people of Nigeria as there have been increased attacks and kidnappings in recent weeks, including attacks on schools and hospitals.

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.

Morning worship

July 18, 2021


Pastoral Greeting

Focus: John 14:27

Centering Music

Call to Worship                                          ( Responsive )

Hymn / Song:  “Here in This Place”  6

Morning Prayer                                              ( Together )

Offering ( Please sign attendance pad. Thank you )

Children’s Time

A Gift of Ministry

Prayers of the Community

The Word Written: John 14:26-27

The Word Spoken: “Yes, Indeed!”

Hymn / Song:  “God Be With You”  431


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