Greetings church! I hope you are having a great start to your week!
I for one am thankful to be over the "Labor Day hump" ;-) Although there was an excellent crowd on Sunday, I'm looking forward to the next few weeks and having most of our crowd back. Thanks to the band from Sussex for helping us with worship Sunday, and way to go Pastor Mark for delivering God's Word the way you did!
If you missed Sunday, the BIG announcement was the introduction of Conard Symonds as Assistant Pastor of Seniors, Pastoral Care and Missions and also Amy Smith as Children's Pastor and Administration. Woo Hoo! We are so blessed to have these two professionals join the team @ OWC!
"1st Wednesday" - We also announced a brand new worship experience coming to OWC this Fall. October 3rd will be the launch date of our "1st Wednesday" service. Intense worship. Focused Prayer. Deeper teaching. We will have children's ministry available so that the entire family can come out. I fully believe that 1st Wednesdays can become something that we all look forward to as we worship together. Make yourself a reminder to be there :->
Thursday @ 2; Funeral service for Merle Smith. Merle was 87 and lived a life of devoted service to Christ! We celebrate her life and what she meant to so many. Visitation is Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 @ Bishops.
Please pray for Gracie Shriver as she goes into bypass surgery this Friday in Saint John.
On an entirely different note...this Friday we will be cleaning out the storerooms in the basement of the church and 'freeing' us from some itmes from who knows when, for who knows what, that will never be used again. Fear not...we won't throw obvious valuables. But, if you have something in the basement that you don't want thrown, you need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday or it will be on its way to that big pile of 'stuff'.
Our DS, Dave LeRoy will be preaching @ OWC this Sunday and installing me as your Sr. Pastor. We're looking forward to a great service.
LOST - Our Fall Kickoff series starts Sept 16th!! Invite a friend for a service that will make sense, play off of pop culture, teach the Bible in relevant terms and have the best music in the City! (Yes, I said that publicly!)