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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 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

This Week:

Today, September 12th

Sunday Worship In Person and On Facebook

Faithful Servants at Brewers Hotdogs & Bonfire 4:30pm

Monday, September 13th

Finance Team Meeting 7pm

Wednesday, September 14th

Labyrinth Walk with anointing

Wednesday, September 15th

Kids Club & 4-5-6 Youth 6:30-8pm

L.O.L. 7-8:30pm

Total Forgiveness book study 6:30pm

The God Who Sees book study 6:30pm


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


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The Education Team is planning a evening for spiritual reflection on September 14 at 7pm. A labyrinth prayer walk will be available as well as opportunities for anointing and journaling.  Labyrinths provide a physical path linking together prayer, self-awareness and body movement. People find that walking labyrinths are a way to connect with God, find rest and peace as well as creative insights for our life journeys. The labyrinth walk will happen rain or shine. For more information, contact Barbara Menke at 937-417-4995.

Psalm 25:4-5

Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord;

Point out the right road for me to follow

Lead me by your truth and teach me,

For you are God who saves me.

All day long I put my hope in you.

Study Groups

Wednesday, September 15th will be the beginning of the fall programming.  This includes the adult study groups. “Total Forgiveness” led by Chris Brewer and “The God Who Sees” led by Pastor Andrew.  Signup sheets are located at the welcome center.

Youth Fall Kickoff Tailgate Party!                  

Saturday, September11th, 5-7pm

This party is for the whole family, mom, dad, brothers, and sisters and even grandparents.

Kickoff will begin with games to get to know each other, with a meal following.  Oakland will provide meat and drinks, and we are asking that each family bring a covered dish to share.  There will be forms that need to be filled out to help with communication and to get to know our youth better.

Information on National Youth Conference will be included.

Please RSVP to Betty by September 9th at 937-564-5522.

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: September 26; October 24, & 31; November 28; December 19. If you would like to sign-up, please write your name on the sign-up form located at the Welcome Center.

Choir Update

The Oakland Choir has decided to delay rehearsals until at least the beginning of October. Those present, about 13 of us, gathered briefly this past Sunday after worship to discuss the steep rise of Covid cases in Darke County, and the fact that choral singing increases risk. (We also discussed a variety of safety protocols.) Our current plan is to watch covid trends carefully, and to meet at the end of September to discuss it, again. We’re hoping that cases in our county will slow down by then. I know this is disappointing. It’s certainly disappointing to me — as I’m ready to go with some great music! But we also want to be as safe as we can be with one another as a choir and as a congregation.Thank you for your patience and understanding. ~  Paula Ulrich

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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Quote of the Week

September 12th is National Grandparents’ Day!

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          

Sept. 13-17 there is a need for an assistant cook at the Dayton BDM housing site, 1541 S. Smithville Road. The duties are to help the household manager with meal preparation and cleaning. Each day breakfast and supper are prepared for the leaders and weekly volunteers, about 17 people. Please share this opportunity with others. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sammy Deacon at BDMdaytonoh@gmail.com or 937-533-1989. Thank you!

            Celebrations This Week:

Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:

9/13/                Lauren Dull                                                    9/12     Ray & Barbara Lavy

9/13/                Sherry Flora

9/14/                Dalene Thomas

9/17/                Claudia Conway

9/18/64            Barbara Klepinger

               Prayer Concerns:

Ray Haag – Continuing health concerns

Mary Lou Unger-Continuing health concerns

Cheryl Hittle – Continuing health concerns

Kenny Mowry – Continued Healing

Jane Stump-Continued healing

Kathy Etter – Health concerns

John Blocher – Continuing health concerns

Sam and Linda Force – Health concerns

For our Sister Church – Gratis Church of the Brethren

Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families: Although a few reports of kidnaped persons being released have been noted, there are still many reports of violence coming out of Nigeria. Our prayers are still needed for this area.

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

September 12, 2021


Pastoral Greeting

Focus: Psalm 121:7-8

Centering Music

Call to Worship

Hymn:  “Move in Our Midst”  418

Morning Prayer  ( Together )

Offering ( Please sign attendance pad )

Children’s Time

Hymn: “By the Waters of Babylon”  148

The Word Written: Isaiah 50:4-9a (MSG)

The Word Spoken: “Let’s Take Our Stand Together!”

Prayers of the Community

Hymn:  “When Peace like a River”  336

Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us


Music for Departing

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