Worship and Celebration Ministry Calendar September 7, 2008 — 10:30 a.m. Monday, 9/7 12:30 p.m. — Quiz Informational Meeting 6:30 p.m. — Lighthouse Youth Group 6:30 p.m. — Rupp’s Care Group Gathering for Worship Monday, 9/8 6:30 p.m. — Sturdavant’s Care Group 7:00 p.m. — Fellowship Committee Meeting Opening Songs and Prayer “Everyday” “Blessed Be Your Name” Welcome and Announcements Worship Songs “Holy is the Lord” “Shout to the Lord” “Great is Thy Faithfulness” “We Fall Down” Tuesday, 9/9 7:00 p.m. — Education Committee Meeting Wednesday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. — Mom’s Bible Study 7:30 p.m. — Worship Practice Friday, 9/12 6:00 p.m. - ??? — Scrapbooking Overnight Saturday, 9/13 3:00 p.m. — Abundant Life Game Day 7:00 p.m. — Young Couples Care Group Greeting Each Other Children age 3 through 4th grade are dismissed for Children’s Church Offering “Mighty to Save” Message “how’s your glass?” promised land or desert sand? Pastor Daniel Watkins NEXT WEEKEND AT OAK BEND — SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 9:15 A.M. — SUNDAY SCHOOL Nursery 5 yr olds – 2nd Grade (Room 5) 3rd – 6th Grades (Room 8) Adult Class: “A Study of Acts" (Sanctuary) 10:30 A.M. — SUNDAY WORSHIP CELEBRATION Pastor Daniel will continue his sermon series, Closing Song and Prayer “Great is Thy Faithfulness” ”how’s your glass?” We will celebrate communion together Prayer and Praise RON GRIES asks prayer for his sister, Suzie. Suzie has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. She lives in Montana and is a Christian. Please pray wisdom for her doctors and for God's peace and strength for her family. DOUG DAVIDSON’S dad, Walker, is having open heart surgery on Wednesday, September 10. Pray for peace for the family and wisdom and a steady hand for the doctors. MELINDA ASCHLIMAN asks prayer for her nephew, Ryan Sutton, who was involved in a roll over car accident in May. He is undergoing therapy. Pray for strength, physically and emotionally, and encouragement. Pray that Ryan's spinal cord would heal and he would regain full use of his arms & legs. THE BURTON FAMILY asks for your prayers. The hair Isaac has is starting to fall out again. Please pray for their family — seeing his hair falling out again is discouraging. HEIDI OLSZEWSKI asks prayer for her friend, Christine who has been diagnosed with a liver disease. Please pray for healing. Also pray for healing for Heidi’s mom who is suffering from skin rashes. DAVID SANKOVICH asks for continued prayer for his job situation. He is looking for something in the computer field that would provide benefits. If you know of any possibilities, please contact him at 1-616915-7995 or [email protected] Nursery Workers Today: Jade Frybarger and Nathan Salazar Next Sunday: Nick and Lexi Haas Children’s Church Workers Today: Erica Early and Barbie Andrews Next Sunday: Rick & Beth Burton Junior Church Worker Today: Sue Tressel Next Sunday: Diane Sturdavant Message Notes September 7, 2008 “how’s your glass?” promised land or desert sand? Message Notes WELCOME TO OAK BEND We come together every weekend to honor God and grow in our walk with Christ. We hope you sense His presence and the warmth of our church family as you worship with us today. Let us know you were here by filling out the communication card in your bulletin. NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: A new season for Vince Lombardi could start with "This is a football." For the church, it could start with the book of Acts. Ever feel like the church’s message doesn’t fit well in today’s society? The writer Luke could respond, "Been there, done that!" Looking back at the beginning may provide vision for the present as well as for the future. Come join the Adult Sunday School class at 9:15 a.m. for “A Study of Acts.” All are welcome; bring a friend! YOUTH FALL KICK-OFF: Today begins a new Youth Sunday School class at 9:15 a.m. called "I Am Getting To Know God." Tonight, Lighthouse will resume with a 4 week series on “Identity”. Make plans to join us and bring a friend! BIBLE QUIZ INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held TODAY, 12:30 p.m. in rooms 6 & 7. Bible Quiz is open to all 7th – 12th grade students. Questions, see or call Diane Sturdavant, 419-874-0219. MOM’S BIBLE STUDY meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. This is open to all moms. We are doing a Beth Moore study, “Stepping Up.” Workbook cost is $13.00. Questions, call Stacia Reynolds at 419-833-9676. Nursery servants are needed. Call Kathy Watkins at 419-874-1349. MONDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY for ladies will begin September 15, 6:30 p.m. We will be doing a study on the book “Captivating”, by John & Stasi Eldredge. To sign up, write Women’s Bible Study on the back of your communication card or talk to Corrine Wheeler. 2008 WALK FOR LIFE, Saturday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m. at Rolf Park in Maumee. If you would like to walk or make a pledge, see Barbie Andrews or give her a call at 419-874-6345. Walkers forms are in the lobby. TUESDAY MORNING CHURCH LADIES Bible Study will hold it’s Fall “Kick Off” coffee/snack on Tuesday, September 23, 9:30 a.m. at Shari Lucyk’s home, 26848 Mingo Drive. All ladies are welcome. Invite a friend. TAILGATE PARTY & TOLEDO ROCKET FOOTBALL GAME Saturday, September 27, 4:30 p.m. (game starts at 7:00 p.m.) Tickets are: Adults $6.00, Youth (18 yrs & under) $2.00. Sign up in the lobby & pay Lillie TODAY!!! LAST WEEKEND’S STATS: Worship attendance was 87. Sunday School was 43. The morning offering totaled $4,019.00. AUGUST MONTHLY STATS: Average attendance was 99. Average weekly offering was $3,588.00. To support the budget, we need $4,019.00 weekly.