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This Week at Oakland


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Andrew J.O. Wright, Interim Pastor

Paula Ziegler Ulrich, Associate Pastor

This Week:

Today, September 26th

Sunday Worship in Person and On Facebook

Monday, September 27th

Grace Resurrection Soup Kitchen 9am-1pm

Wednesday, September 29th

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

Listening Group in the Fellowship Hall 6:30pm

Friday, October 1st

Doughty/Brunswick Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, October 2nd

Doughty/Brunswick Wedding


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.

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: October 31. If you would like to sign-up, please write your name on the sign-up form located at the Welcome Center.

Choir Update

Given the high rate of positive covid cases in Darke County, the Oakland Choir will continue to be on hiatus. If you are interested in providing special music during this time, vocal or instrumental, please speak with Pastor Paula. 

Received in the office this week:

  If anyone would like to send Caleb a note of encouragement while he is away at Miami University here is his address:

Caleb Coppess

600 Western College Drive

McKee Hall Room 218

Oxford, OH 45056

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

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          

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:

9/26                 Joyce Lease

9/27                 Corbin Conway

9/28                 Susan Lutz

9/29                 Patrick Sampsel (Sr.)

9/30                 Donna Apple

9/30                 Bill Brandewie (Sr)

10/2                 Bruce 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

Sam and Linda Force – Health concerns

Colleen Marchal – Continued healing

For our Sister Church – Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren

Continued Prayers for EYN (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), for kidnapped girls and their families: This note is from the Church of the Brethren global prayer concerns email – We continue to pray for peace, as violence increases in and around the city of Jos in central Nigeria.

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 26, 2021


Pastoral Greeting

Centering Music & Focus: Mark 9:50

Call to Worship

Hymn / Song:  “With Happy Voices Singing”  83

Morning Prayer

Offering  ( Please sign attendance pad )

Children’s Time

The Word Written: Mark 9:38-50

The Word Spoken: “Be at Peace with One Another”

Prayers of the Community

Hymn / Song:  “God of Grace and God of Glory”  366

Carrying the Light of Christ Before Us


Music for Departing

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