Monday, November 29, 2010

What's Happening - Nov 28th to Dec 5th!

What a thought provoking sermon spoken this past Sunday by Ralph.  I always appreciate a message which springs from someone's life experience.  In this instance, though Ralph himself admits - is not a "puzzle person" himself, he's part of a family which is made up of many avid "puzzlers".   Looking through eyes of faith, Ralph (and I know Krista sees with the same eyes) began to draw some concrete parallels between a puzzle being made up of many peices and us as being parts of the body of Christ. 

He painted the picture of how each piece is equally important to the entire picture, how the outside pieces create the "framework" to help guide the rest of the pieces together, but also to ensure the center pieces have a border to hold them from straying, how there are "cornerstone" pieces, which could be visuals of the pillars of our church and how if just one piece of the puzzle, upon completion, is missing - why we don't rest until we find that piece, this vital piece to complete the picture.  Oh, and not to forget mentioning the very shape of each piece causes us to have to "interlock" - we need to not just know one another but we need to enter into each other's lives - to overlap! 

I'm sure each of us who looks through eyes of our faith can draw parallels to the world around us.  This is what the Lord wants, I believe, for us to have a "living" faith which is reflected in everything around us.  As you work with your hands this week, enjoy hearing or seeing something which impacts you - won't you tease out the "spiritual" significance in it?  I'd love to share your thoughts here! 



Dale and Florence as they minister "down south" within the RVing community.  (We miss you!)



Church Events:

Prayer at Kayes
Thursday's @ 10 a.m.
Kaye is one of our Pillars - a true prayer warrior!  Join Kaye and church family in prayer times at her home. 

Open Worship
Friday's @ 7 p.m.
Come join us for a time of open worship!  Bring a friend and find warmth and hope as OCC welcomes you to bring prayer requests forward.


With the holiday season fast approaching there are many events at all of the churches in our area.  It is wonderful for us to support the other ministries in our town and surrounding region.  Here are the events I've been notified about:

Festive Tea
Friday, December 10th
1 - 3 p.m.
Little Brown Church
9063 87th St, Osoyoos

Festive Tea
Saturday, December 4th
1 - 3 p.m.
St Ann's Catholic Church
7610 87th St, Osoyoos

This is a free tea & also a fundraiser for Canadian Food for Children

Craft Fair
Saturday, December 4th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church and School 
2800 South Main St, Penticton
Admission - $1

Short term babysitting available

Our very own Leila Freeman will be holding a table at this fair - featuring some of her home preserves (I've tasted and delighted!) and her beautiful fragrant hand-made soaps.  Leila would love to see some familiar faces here :)


You may be noticing some BIG physical changes to our building - some exciting things in the works!  Stay tuned for some exciting things to be happening

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