Being Dad

Being Dad cover smallDads – Share your thoughts and read Pastor Paul’s reflections on Being Dad at Imitatio Dei.

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A Sunday with Compassion

compassion-logo-2Join us on Sunday, July 6 at 10 am, when Justin McRoberts will lead our Sunday morning worship. Justin is one of the founding pastors at Shelter covenant Church, and as a singer/songwriter is one of Compassion International’s spokesperson artists. A songwriter, storyteller, teacher and an advocate, he is one of those rare artists who seamlessly blends artistry, honesty and humor. More information can be found at Justin’s website: JustinMcRoberts.com

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Oakdale Summerfest Parade

Join us tomorrow (Thursday, June 19, 2014) at the Oakdale Summerfest Parade. The parade is scheduled to happen rain or shine. If you want to walk or ride in the parade with us, be at the church at 3:30 pm to ride over to the staging area. We need people to pass out flyers and candy along the parade route, as well as ride on the hay wagon.

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What do you trust?

trust_wide_tThis Sunday we begin our new teaching series, in which we will go through the book of 1 Timothy looking at in who and what people and things we can reliably put our Trust.

God's_Kingdom_smallIf you missed any of the previous series looking at the theology of multi-ethnic ministry, titled “God’s Kingdom,” that series is posted at http://oakdalechurch.org/media/sermons/.

Wednesday night Bible study has begun studying the book of Revelation.

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2013-2014 Year in Pictures

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Bosnia Flood Relief

world hopeA message from John Lyon, CEO & President of World Hope International.

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Massive flooding and landslides are wreaking havoc in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, after the region suffered its worst rainfall in over a century.

The equivalent of three months of rain fell in three days, and the affected areas are completely devastated. Houses and buildings are gone, whole towns are covered in water, people are stranded and hundreds of land and mudslides are occurring. The flooding is catastrophic for an already economically strained area.

Our WHI-Bosnia office is rushing relief supplies to the most affected areas, but more supplies are desperately needed.

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Collecting donations in front of WHI-Bosnia office

Our team is collecting and distributing basic supplies including water, food, medicine, clothes, blankets, clean-up supplies, hygiene products and baby supplies, but funds are quickly running out.

PLEASE – help support our emergency response to the flooding in Bosnia. Here’s what your support can do:

$350 can provide five families with disaster clean-up supplies. These supplies may include masks, gloves, cleaning solution and Windex.

$150 can send care packages to six families who have been devastated by the floods. A sample care package could be filled with rice, oil, flour, milk, sugar, one can of vegetables, meat spread, one can of fish, salt, tea bags, coffee, and chocolate.

$78 can provide three babies with diapers for the next couple of weeks.

In addition to your generosity, I’m asking for your prayers for the families affected by the flooding, strength and energy for our team to respond to the massive need, and for God’s great healing over Bosnia.

Every gift helps, no matter how much you can give. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.

On behalf of the victims in Bosnia – thank you for your help.

Click Here to Give

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2014 Annual Meeting

meeting large smallOur Local Church Conference Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. (right after the worship service). Member or not, it is important to attend in order to keep informed of the church vision, activities, and finances, as well as have an opportunity to participate and express your views. We will share in a potluck meal after the meeting.

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April Photos

New pictures are up on our Facebook page with all our April activities.

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Tanner Lake Clean Up

Don’t forget the Tanner Lake clean up even this Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am to noon. Not only is this a good way to contribute to our community, but it is also where we perform our baptisms. More information can be found at the City of Oakdale website:

http://www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/vertical/Sites/%7B9D2ABE6F-4847-480E-9780-B9885C59543F%7D/uploads/Flyer-tannerscleanup.pdf

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New Series “God’s Kingdom”

God's_Kingdom_smallMulti-Ethnic Ministry is a popular trend in the Christian Church, and something we work toward in our own local church. However, it is more than a fad; it is the trajectory of Scripture. Join us for our next teaching series beginning on Sunday, May 4, 2014, where we will explore together the biblical basis for the multi-ethnic church.

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