Announcements: November 9, 2017

 Sunday’s Sermon 

 Bearing Fruit By the New Way of the Spirit
         Romans 7:1-6
         Pastor Chase
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Sunday's Songs
Doxology
Come Praise and Glorify
Crown Him With Many Crowns
The Father's Love
Speak O Lord
We Praise Your Righteousness


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Music Ministry
Have you considered being a part of the music ministry here at Oak Park? This Sunday, November 12th at 12:30 pm we will be holding auditions in the Worship center. If you play an instrument, sing or would like to be a part of the audiovisual team, then you don't want to miss this opportunity. We hope to see you there. For more information contact Pastor Chris at chris.west@oakparkbaptist.com.

Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes are due no later than Wednesday, November 15.
 
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast
Our annual Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast will be held this Sunday, November 12, from 8:30-9:10. Feel free to stay awhile and visit or grab breakfast to go. This is open to the whole church so come and show your appreciation to our veterans.  If you would like to help in any way please see Amy Heavner or email her at amyheavner@gmail.com.

Elder/Deacon Meeting
There will be a Elder’s and Deacon’s meeting on Wednesday, November 15 starting at 8:15 pm.

Thanksgiving Schedule
Please make a note of the following changes to our regular schedule.

  • No Wednesday evening activities on Wednesday, November 22.
  • Office closed starting Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.
  • No Discipleship Classes on Sunday, November 26.

Enjoy your family during this Thanksgiving weekend. The New     Discipleship Classes will start the following Sunday, December 3.

Women’s Christmas Party
Join us for the annual Women’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 2nd, at 5:30 p.m. in the gym! We will be making gift baskets for our shut-ins again this year. If you would like to purchase gifts for the baskets, there will be cards at the Welcome Center with suggested items.  

Discipleship Classes
Our second quarter Discipleship Classes will start on Sunday, December 3. The classes that will be offered are:

  • Bible - Deuteronomy - (Teachers: Kirby O'Brien & Ryan McGee)
    • The book of Deuteronomy contains the final words of Moses to the people of Israel as they await entrance to the Promised Land. Remembering God's great deliverance from Egypt, Moses calls Israel to forsake their past faithlessness and love the Lord with all that they are. This study will help Christians understand that the only hope for obedience to God's commands is the grace of God found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  • Theology - Church History - Part 1 - (Teachers: Brian Joines & Todd Young)
    • A study of church history from the Early Church fathers through the Great Divide (8th century). As we use Roger Olson's book on church history we will see a common thread: a concern for salvation--God's redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings.
  • Christian Disciplines - Personal Prayer - (Teachers: Joshua Page & David Lewis, Jr.)
    • A study on personal prayer from Dick Eastman's book, The Hour That Changes the World. Eastman challenges Christians to spend one hour each day in prayer, and he outlines a twelve-step prayer program to help them accomplish the task. By dividing one hour into twelve five-minute "points of focus," such as praise, waiting, confession, and Scripture praying, believers will develop a more consistent habit of daily prayer.
  • Marriage, Family, & Relationships - God, Marriage, & Family - (Teachers: Mike  Bauslaugh & Jeremy Sumners)
    • A study of a biblical understanding of God's design for marriage, family, and even singleness. The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed study of biblical marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye. More so than at any point in history, we are now confronted with the need to carefully define the meaning of marriage and family. Some of the topics covered are: abortion, contraception, infertility, adoption, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce.
  • Leadership - Church Leadership - (Teachers: Shane Parker & Gary Yochum)
    • Equipping Oak Park Leaders with a biblical philosophy of leadership, an understanding of Oak Park Philosophy of Ministry, and tools to pour into those they lead.

To register, click here or call the church office 812.283.9400. 
 
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