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Getting Ready for Missions Sunday

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Church Family, This Sunday is “Missions Sunday” and there are several things I want to keep you aware of. First, our Sunday School hour will be slightly different. Our children will hear from a some of our high school students share about their mission trip to Haiti. Our middle school and high school students will hear from a few of our young adults who went o...

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Haiti Mission Trip Supplies List

The Haiti Mission team will leave on June 28th and will return on July 3rd. If you'd like to help meet some needs for the trip please see the supplies list below. As supplies are received we'll cross off items from this list.  Please bring supplies to the church office by Sunday, June 25th. Thank you for your support! Supplies List Medical: Antifungal Cream (Lot...

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Pastoral Staff Recommendations

Oak Park Family,  On Sunday, May 7th, Pastor Chase shared the Elders' desire to make two pastoral staff recommendations to be voted on Sunday, June 25th after the worship service. These two pastoral candidates would join the existing Elder body giving leadership and oversight to the affairs of the church. With the formal recommendation of the Elders, we ask the follo...

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Preparing for our 24-Hour Fast and Prayer

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This Thursday, at 7:30 PM, will commence our church-wide call to prayer and fasting. We'll conclude this 24-hour fast at our Good Friday service at 6:30 PM. The purpose of this time is to produce a greater wonder of our Savior who was crucified and raised for our redemption, and for us to ask God to bless our ministry efforts to reach this community. As 21st century Chris...

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Planning to Internalize God's Word in your Heart

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Last Sunday I challenged us, from Proverbs 2, to internalize God’s word in our heart. I spoke about how we often depend too much on our smartphones or even the luxury of owning a Bible. As a result, we merely reference the Scriptures, rather than internalize them. However, Proverbs 2 shows us that when we internalize God’s word through memorization and meditati...

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Five Questions About the New Discipleship Classes

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Oak Park Family, This past Sunday we shared with you about the launch of our new Discipleship Classes at Oak Park. Your pastors are extremely excited to see how God will use these classes to further grow us in the knowledge and love of Christ. With this in mind, you may still have some lingering questions. Below I seek to provide answers to the five most pressing question...

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