This Week at Oakland
Andrew J.O. Wright, Interim Pastor
Contact Information for Pastor Andrew:
Paula Ziegler Ulrich, Associate Pastor
Contact Information for Pastor Paula:
Pastor Paula’s Office Hours:
Sunday Worship in Person and On Facebook
Monday, September 20th
Piece Makers 1pm
Music & Worship Team 6pm
Leadership Team 7pm
Wednesday, September 22nd
Kids Club & 4-5-6 Youth 6:30-8pm
Total Forgiveness book study 6:30pm
The God Who Sees book study 6:30pm
Friday, September 24th
Fall, Family & Friend Fest 5pm
Saturday, September 25th
Birthday Party 2pm
LOL (Live Out Love) will be from 6:30 to 7:30, Wednesday, September 22. We will be outside. LOL, Wednesday, September 29, we will be back to our normal time of 7:00 to 8:30 and be in the youth room. Any questions, please ask Betty Byrd at 937-564-5522.
8-31-21 Finance Update
Jan-Jun $146,237 $131,252
Jul $ 18,719 $ 20,840
Aug $ 22,346 $ 22,379
Tot $187,302 $174,471
Our YTD Receipts were $12,831 more than our expenses.
Our YTD Expenses were $25,121 less than our budget of $199,592.
Thank you for your continued financial support.
Dean Brewer, Convener
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.
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.
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
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.
Quote of the Week
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:
- 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.
Volunteers Needed at Dayton BDM Site
Over the past months our Southern Ohio BDM volunteers have done a great job supporting the work of the national BDM effort to rebuild in the Dayton area. The national site ends Oct. 2, but there is still work to finish. Using local volunteers, there will be a last push to finish up through October. Our leadership, Rex Miller and Sammy & Phil Deacon, need our support as much as ever. Please either let Sammy know of your availability at 937-533-1989 or Burt by phone/text at 937-287-5902, SouthernOhioBDM@gmail.com.
Sewing Bee/Prep CWS Items
There will be work for both sewers and non-sewers at the September 25 Sewing Bee. It will be held at 9:00 AM at Eaton Community Church, 813 Camden Road. Non-sewers will be preparing items for Church World Service (CWS) school kits. Sewers will be making school bags. Bring your sewing machine and an extension cord. Everyone, bring a sack lunch and come for a time of service and fellowship. For more information call Barb Brower at 937-336-2442. Click here for a flyer showing all the 2021 Sewing Bee dates and locations.
Cleanup Bucket Assembly
On Thursday, Sept. 30 volunteers are needed to assemble Cleanup Buckets for Church World Service. This will be at 6:30 PM at Bullen Ultrasonics, 1301 Miller Williams Rd., Eaton. The buckets will be filled with cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, and clothesline to help those who have experienced flooding. These will be sent to the Brethren Service Center, where they will be shipped throughout the US.
Celebrations This Week:
Happy Birthday to: Happy Anniversary to:
9/19 Krista Boellke 9/24 Mark & Megan Holsapple
9/21 Mike Thompson 9/24 Chalmer & Mary Lou Unger
9/22 Gracie Brandwie
9/23 Brett Clark
9/23 Jaxon Hampton
9/25 Avery Niswonger
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
Sam and Linda Force – Health concerns
For our Sister Church – Prices Creek 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.
September 19, 2021
Focus: Mark 9:35
Call to Worship
Hymn / Song: “As the Deer”
Hymn: “Will You let Me be Your Servant” 307
The Word Written: Mark 9:30-37
The Word Spoken: “Four Steps”
Prayers of the Community
Hymn: “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” 478
Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us
Music for Departing