Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Guest Pastor, Upcoming Events and new FREE Scripture Wallpaper!

Welcome Visitors! 

Osoyoos Christian Centre is a "happening" place these days.  The first thing one would notice if they were to visit after having been away a while will probably find their senses piqued with some new scenery and inhale the smells of paint and varnish etc.  As the Lord favours our church to move forward into the future with some exciting changes our family is drawing together to build strong core ministries.  Won't you drop in one day soon to see what all the buzz is about.

Be sure to check out new updates on the "From the Heart" tab, up top for an encouragement and then "The Gallery" where we also have two new FREE wallpapers for your computer.  I've been compiling some of my own photography and also joined it with professional photography from my friend JanMary http://www.janmary.com/ from Ireland, who has generously agreed to donate pictures for our "wallpaper ministry" Be sure to send your friends here to visit us and grab something attractive and uplifting to decorate their own desktop!  Here previews of these wallpapers:

Sweet Friendship - Romans 12:15
(recognise these faces?)

1 Corinthians 13:7 - Love



Pastor Joseph will return here with a word in the following weeks but today we will take a moment instead to thank Pastor Peter Neave  who ministered to us, coming from our sister church, Park Drive Church located in Oliver, BC.  Pastor Peter brought us a word based on the topics of Hope, Love and Contentment - all in all very uplifting.  I have listened to his sermon once more (every bit as encouraging the second round) and have extracted the following scripture references. I have linked each so which you can click on each if you would like to read them for a review of what we learned, or to listen to them at the Bible Gateway site.  When you are at the site, look to the top and you should see a little "speaker" icon, if you press this it will read the scriptures to you.

His message can be summed up by what he said - your manner, demeanor should reflect the Love of Christ no matter where you are and who you are communicating with.  I believe that Pastor Peter's willingness to come and minister to us, and the generosity of Park Drive to provide Pastor Peter's presence (this is in danger of sounding like a tongue twister!)  We truly appreciate you.  

I will end this section with scripture which Pastor Peter ended his word with - about being contented.  He pointed out that negative behaviour can be attributed to discontent, always wanting more, better, new.  If we trust in the Lord that He has us where we are supposed to be right here, right now then we can know the essence of being content.   Read: (Philippians 4:4-7

Lots of GOOD stuff happening this coming week! 


Prayer at Kaye's Every Tuesday - 10:00 a.m.
7806 Gravenstein

Thursday Night Open Worship
Every Thursday - 6:30
Osoyoos Christian Centre
42 Finch, Osoyoos
For more info: 250-495-2550

Fellowship Luncheon & OCC Annual General Meeting
Sunday, March 6th
Osoyoos Christian Centre
42 Finch, Osoyoos
For more info: 250-495-2550
- bring a dish, bring a friend! 

Mariposa Christian Ministry
Mariposa Gardens
8816 97th Street, Osoyoos
Sundays at 2 pm
We welcome you to join us if you are able to assist with your musical talent or to help with fellowship! Email us for more info:  occwomenonline@gmail.com

Praise Report - Last Sunday saw 17 people in attendance, very positive turnout.  Thanks to Ralph, Krista and Moira for your faithful tending to this ministry.

March Women's Sweet Night
Tuesday, March 8th - 6:30 pm
Kaye's Place
7806 Gravenstein
- baking and beverage provided.  We will be doing a fun "gift exchange" - bring something wrapped, a hand made gift, home-baked or purchased for under $10.   Please email if you need more information:  occwomenonline@gmail.com  Bring a friend - RSVP appreciated but not necessary. 

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