Announcements: February 1, 2018

Sunday’s Sermon 
The Grit of Gospel Friendship:
A Reflection On The Letter of Philemon
      Philemon 1-25
      Shane Parker 
Listen to previous sermons by clicking here.

Sunday's Songs
Praise To The Lord The Almighty
We Praise Your Righteousness
Hallelujah What a Savior/Your Love Has Rescued Me
Show Us Christ
In Christ Alone
Listen to these songs on Spotify by clicking here.

Thank You
To My Church Family,
Words cannot express my gratitude for all the wonderful acts of love shown to me and my family in the loss of my father. Thank you for the cards, visits to the funeral home, the food brought to the funeral home, the flowers and most of all prayers. It meant so much to me and my family.
Alan & Evelyn 


How to Listen to a Sermon

On the Oak Park blog, Pastor Chase commends a brief article on how to listen to a sermon. The article gives several practical ways to prepare yourself for the sermon, how to engage in the sermon, and what to do after the sermon. It's Chase’s prayer for us that we'll develop the discipline of listening to God's word so that we comprehend it and more importantly are transformed by it. You can access this article by clicking here.
 
Amazing Grays’ Bible Study and Lunch
The next Amazing Grays’ Bible Study and pitch-in lunch will be on Tuesday, February 6 at 12:00 noon.

New Discipleship Classes
Our third quarter Discipleship Classes will start on Sunday, March 4. The classes that will be offered are:

Bible - Old Testament part 2 - (Teachers: Mike Bauslaugh & Norman Leach)

  • Gain an understanding of the storyline of the Old Testament, examining the overarching message that is conveyed in the Scriptures. This class will focus on Job through Malachi.

Theology - Doctrine of God - (Teachers: Nathan Hunter & Logan Preston)

  • A study of the Doctrine of God. Join us as we answer questions such as: How do we know God exists? Can we really know God? How is God different from us? How is God like us?

Christian Disciplines - Biblical Stewardship - (Teachers: David Lewis, Jr. & Michael Britton)

  • Through a study of Scripture and Randy Alcorn's book, Managing God's Money, we will seek to develop a biblical understanding of money and possessions along with practical means for stewarding your money for God's glory.

Relationships - The Fear of Man - (Teachers: Kirby O'Brien & Jody Thomas)

  • “Need people less. Love people more." Explore the biblical principles of how to (and how to help others) overcome peer pressure, codependency, and the fear of man. Join us for a study of Edward Welch's book, When People are Big and God is Small.

Leadership - Church Leadership - (Teachers: Shane Parker & Gary Yochum)

  • Equipping Oak Park Leaders with a biblical philosophy of leadership, an understanding of Oak Park's Philosophy of Ministry, and tools to pour into those they lead.

Please click here to register.
  
Haiti Mission Trip Info Meeting
There will be a brief meeting after the worship service on Sunday, February 18, for anyone who wants more information about our Haiti Mission Trip in room #122.

Sponsors for Ski Retreat
The high school group is going on a ski retreat Feb 9-11. We have a couple students who need some assistance in paying the $100 for the trip. If you desire to help them go in exchange for them doing       volunteer work around the church, contact Pastor Joshua at  Joshua.Page@OakParkBaptist.com.  
 
Elders' Meeting
The next elder meetings will be held on Wednesday, February 7 and February 21 at 8:00 PM in the church office. Elder’s meetings are open to all members. If you’d like to attend, please notify Pastor Jim McCallister at fourmccallisters@sbcglobal.net.
 
Teaching Needs at Louisville Rescue Mission and Southern Indiana Rescue Mission
We just finished reviewing our class schedules and would like to put several different opportunities before you. Please see the information below. Also, be sure to carefully read the description for teaching volunteers as well as our volunteer handbook (both attached).
 
If any of these options match your interests and availability, simply respond to this email with your class preference(s). We will schedule a time for you to interview with the appropriate program manager and then determine next steps. If none of these options are a good fit for you right now, don't worry - we'll hold onto your contact information and reach out as additional opportunities become available.
 
Biblical Characters

  • Campus: Louisville
  • Audience: Men in the LifeChange program
  • Schedule: Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. (ongoing)
  • Availability: Can begin immediately
  • Class Description: Starting in Genesis with Adam, this class will study how God  nteracts with key biblical figures. The class will observe the failures, faith, and promises of these figures.

Biblical Manhood

  • Campus: Louisville
  • Audience: Men in the LifeChange program
  • Schedule: Tuesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. for 8 weeks (then 8 weeks off)
  • Availability: Will begin late April
  • Class Description: This class will study the biblical, character-based definition of manhood to promote health, peace, and joy in our lives. Special attention will be paid to the roles and responsibilities of husbands and fathers.

Crossroads: Addiction Recovery

  • Campus: Southern Indiana
  • Audience: Individuals referred by local churches and agencies for prevention services
  • Schedule: One evening a week (ongoing)
  • Availability: Will begin early spring
  • Class Description: Using a nationally-recognized curriculum, this small group helps break the chains of addictions that lead to emptiness, destruction, and death.

Jobs for Life

  • Campus: Southern Indiana
  • Audience: Women preparing to exit the Clark County Jail in Indiana
  • Schedule: Monday and Friday afternoons for 8 weeks
  • Availability: Will begin late February
  • Class Description: Using a nationally-recognized curriculum, this class helps people find employment, learn God's gift of work, receive a supportive community through mentorship, and experience life in Christ.

Raising Highly Capable Kids

  • Campus: Southern Indiana
  • Audience: Families referred by local churches, schools, and agencies for prevention services
  • Schedule: One evening a week for 13 weeks
  • Availability: Will begin late summer/early fall
  • Class Description: Using a nationally-recognized curriculum, this class focuses on equipping parents to fully engage with their children, using relevant research and sound, biblical practices

Please see attached flyer.
 
ESL
The ESL Ministry is looking for more teachers to help on Wednesday Nights from 6:30–8:00pm. No Spanish speaking skills are needed. You only need to have a basic level of English Comprehension. Please contact Daniel Rodriguez at Danikari8@gmail.com or Nathan Hunter at n.hunter3186@gmail.com if you are interested in serving or want to know more.

Choices Life Resource Center
Please give to Choices Life Resource Center’s by participating in their Baby Bottle Fund-Raiser.  We support them by filling up baby bottles with our excess change. Each family is asked to pick up a bottle in the foyer and return them by March 4. They also accept checks (payable to Choices).
 
Prayer
Join us each Sunday morning at 8:15 am in the young adult Sunday school room #209, located on the second floor. We will be praying for our  worship service, our church, the community around us, and the nations. 
 
Giving Statements and Envelopes

  • 2017 Giving Statements are now available on CCB (Church   Community Builder) - you can access your statement by logging into your  account at https://oakpark.ccbchurch.com. Click on the "Give" link on the menu bar on the left and then select "Giving Statement" on the upper right of the giving page.  You can then select a date range (1/1/17 - 12/31/17) and print your PDF statement.   
  • If you would like to have a printed copy please contact the church office at 812.283.9400.
  • Due to our change in accounting software, numbered giving envelopes are no longer needed.  If you would still like to use envelopes for your offering, please talk to Beth Sumners at 812.725.4799.

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