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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.

This Week:

Today, August 1st

Sunday Worship In Person and On Facebook

Monday, August 2nd

Piece Makers group 1-5pm

Wednesday, August 4th

Staff mtg. 10:00am


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

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.

Psalm 139

A Prayer Experience is now ready for You! Looking for a way to engage in prayer in a fresh way? Come to Room E-3 in the East wing in July and August. The Education Team has prepared the prayer experience based on Psalm 139. The room is open and available for you to enjoy any time the church building is open. This is a self-directed opportunity for reflection and prayer.


Oakland Choir rehearsals will begin weekly on Thursday, September 16, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, and the choir will sing about every other Sunday. The only requirement is that you enjoy singing! If you would like to sing but have child care needs, please speak with Pastor Paula, and we’ll see what we can work out.

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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.

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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.)

Oakland Youth are asking for help during the fair to help with parking at Lefeld’s parking lot.  The fair is August 20th through 28th.  If you are willing to help with this fund -raiser for the youth, please place your name and phone number on the sign up sheet at the hospitality center.  I will be contacting you when we have our schedule ready.  If you have any questions, please contact me at 937-564-5522.  Thank you, Betty

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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.

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 Aug. 8-13 and Sept. 5-11. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome! Contact Burt Wolf for more information


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*Tickets for the “Share-A-Meal” events will be available at the Ice Cream Social

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:

8/1                   Amanda Sgro                                                8/1       Bill & Joyce Brandewie

                        Zoey Burns                                                    8/2       Jim & Margaret Oswalt

                        Hayden Burns                                               8/4       Sam & Linda Force

                        Hunter Burns                                                 8/4       Jerry & Yvonne Hoschouer

8/2                   Alison Klingler                                              8/5       Holden & Alison Klingler

8/7                   Treva Burns                                                   8/6       Larry & Alice Shade

8/7                   Tammy Mowry

8/7                   Patricia Rhoades

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

For our Sister Church – Flat Creek 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.

-The family of Mary Alice Ashworth would like to thank everyone for the calls, cards, food, prayers and love showered on us at our mother’s passing and the celebration of her life.  Thank you and God bless!                                                       Kay Scammahorn

-Thank you for the cards, prayers and well wishes. It was very much appreciated.  You are all special to me.

                                                                        Mike Hogg

Morning worship

August 1, 2021


Pastoral Greeting

Focus: 2 Timothy 1:7

Centering Music

Call to Worship:  Psalm 37:1-7  ( Responsive )

Hymn: “I Know Not Why …” 338

Morning Prayer  ( Together )

Offering ( Please sign attendance pad. Thank you )

Children’s Time

A Gift of Ministry

The Word Written: 2 Timothy 1:6-7, 9-10

The Word Spoken: “Holding Patterns and Pound Cakes”

Prayers of the Community

Hymn / Song:  “Blessed Assurance”  332

Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us


Music for Departing

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