2 May – 1 Peter service

Posted by occwebsite
02nd May 2021


Everything changes in this age of pandemic.
As a province, we are under a “stay-at-home” order.
Currently, we are not meeting in-person, but we are meeting on-line.

It is so easy to get sucked into the criticisms, complaining, sarcasm, and apathy that seems to be the default of much of our world.

  • As followers of Jesus, we are called to be different and to live differently in this world.
  • As followers of Jesus, we are called to live lives that are empowered by God’s Spirit and so be signs and a foretaste of what the Jesus life is like.
  • Whenever new regulations are passed and new laws come down, we are reminded by Paul in Galatians 5 that there are some things against which there is no law. As followers of Jesus we exercise our freedom – our freedom to live out love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Those are the things against which there is no law.

This is what it looks like to live as one who is truly free.

We encourage you to take a few moments as you prepare to watch the video

  • settle in, be still, get your coffee or tea,
  • take 2 or 3 deep breaths… in and out breathe,
  • invite the Lord to make himself present with you as you watch – he is with you – it’s just that often we are not aware that he is,
  • prepare your heart to listen and receive.
  • Read 1 Peter 1 as you prepare for our time together.


Here is the service for Sunday 2 May.
Alan & Elaine Jarvis lead us in worship.
Pastor Mike’s message is from 1 Peter

The PowerPoint show and study notes can be found on our sermon page.

OCCkids is meeting online at @9:30am

There is also an OCCYouth zoom class lead by Neil & Barb Fox @9:15am


Join us tonight @ 6:30pm as we pray for one another, our city, our world.
zoom prayer https://zoom.us/j/99544541247?pwd=cU9idG1RNzB3bjdZS3RUdThOalQydz09
Meeting ID: 995 4454 1247
Passcode: 4LKzLR


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