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Worship - March 2019

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Church Family,

I hope and pray you are well as we make the turn towards spring and warmer  weather. Personally, I am excited for the cold to leave and the longer days to return! It's been a busy season of ministry here at Oakhill, and we are very excited about what’s head! There are a few events that I want you to be aware us as we move forward. We are having two worship nights this spring that you will not want to miss.

1) Night of Worship and Prayer, Sunday Night, March 17th - Make plans with your family to be with us on this night. We will come together as a faith family to worship through singing, and we will also worship through praying together. We will be praying for each other, our families, our community, and so much more. I believe this will be a powerful time together, and God has much in store for the evening. Childcare up to Kindergarten is provided!

2) Good Friday Night of Worship - Friday Night, April 19th - To start the Easter weekend, we will be coming together to reflect on Jesus and the Cross. Jesus is our Risen Savior, which we can’t wait to celebrate on Easter Sunday. However, before we get to Sunday, we come to Good Friday. A night that we reflect on the death of Jesus. A night that we reflect on the cross, and we worship in response to it. Make plans with your family to start your Easter weekend with us, as we look at the cross, and we worship Jesus. Childcare up to Kindergarten is provided.

I love worship nights. I love when we come together as a faith family to sing. I love being together in the same room, at the same time. Sometimes we miss the opportunity to worship all together. On these nights, we get to worship as one church family, together. It’s a special time, and I pray we all take advantage of it. I love you all, and I’ll see you on Sunday.


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Spiritual Development - March 2019

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Hello church family!

This month I’m asking that you pray for me in a   special way. On March 23rd, I will be leaving the USA and heading for the South American country of  Ecuador until April 2nd. Late last year I was asked to consider going on this trip for the purpose of offering training seminars for the indigenous pastors of Ecuador. After much prayer, I knew that God was calling me to participate with this trip. I will be traveling and teaching with Pastor Bobby Pell from Northwoods Church.  We will be teaching on the doctrines of God, the Bible, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Angels and Demons. We will likely have around 60 pastors participate in these trainings from all across the country.

This is a humbling opportunity to be a part of, and that is why I ask that you would pray for us as we travel and teach. I wanted to list some of the specific ways that you could partner with me in   prayer as we wait to leave and as we are there.  

  • Pray that God would help us prepare well for these seminars, that we would know what to teach and how to express it in a way that will be most beneficial.
  • Pray for our travel to, within, and from Ecuador. There are a lot of logistics that have to go right in order for our travel to be ideal, especially within the country.
  • Pray for the pastors who will be attending the training, that nothing would prevent them from attending, that they would be able to comprehend and understand what we are saying, and that we would be able to bond through our shared faith in Christ.
  • Pray that we would be able to communicate effectively through our translators who will be aiding us at these seminars.
  • Pray that we would not become ill as we travel.
  • Pray that God would save people as a result of us traveling and investing in these pastors. Ask for God to work in these Ecuadorian churches and cause the believers to have greater faith in Christ and increased desire to reach those without Christ.

Thank you in advance for lifting this trip up in prayer to God. I am excited to see how He will use this trip for His Glory and the expansion of His Kingdom.

 Recommended ResourceThe Storm Tossed Family by Russell Moore

Why do our families have so much power over us? In The       Storm-Tossed Family, bestselling author Russell Moore teaches readers whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or are shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family is difficult because family—every family—is an echo of the gospel.

Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?


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