1st Quarter financial summary

Financial comparison IN (Offerings – Rental – CEWS) vs OUT (Expenses)

Months 1st Q 2020 1st Q 2021
Offering 58,213.47 44,536.42
Rental 1,600.00
CEWS 7,246.35
TOTAL 59,813.47 51,782.77
Expenses
60548.39 58511.84
IN over OUT -734.92 -6729.07

Changes once again

During the stay-at-home order and possibly longer OCCKids will not be meeting in person

April 11 – John 21

welcome

We celebrated the resurrection of Jesus last Sunday.
This week, as a province, we are under a “stay-at-home” order.
We are limited in how we can gather.

I remind us of what Paul said in Philippians 4: we are to think about those things that are… true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy.

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 and live differently in this world.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to live lives that are empowered by God’s Spirit and so show what the Jesus life is like.

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

  • settle in, be still,
  • 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 John 21 as you enter into our time together.

teaching

Here is the service for Sunday 11 April.
Stan & Judi Coates are leading us in worship today.
Pastor Brent’s message is from John 21

The study notes and all the other messages in this series can be found on our sermon page.

OCCkids is meeting online at @9:00am

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

prayer

Sunday nights @ 6:30pm
zoom prayer https://zoom.us/j/99544541247?pwd=cU9idG1RNzB3bjdZS3RUdThOalQydz09
Meeting ID: 995 4454 1247
Passcode: 4LKzLR

LIFEGroup

Get connected to a LIFEGroup – it’s one of the best ways to grow in Christ.
The details are here.

ALPHA

You can get the details of ALPHA online here, beginning Apil 20.

giving

In this new way of being the church, we don’t practice giving by placing our offering in a basket as it is passed. OCCers are generous people. Thank you for your gifts.

  • Some of you give when you attend a service (there is an offering box)
  • Many give online – etransfer or paypal
  • Others mail or drop off cheques

You can find all the ways you can give here.

ALPHA online

ALPHA online

The global pandemic has caused disruption and change. We’ve all felt the impact. People are facing big challenges and asking even bigger questions. ALPHA online is a way to connectlearndiscuss.

  • starting date: 20 April 2021
  • time: 7:00pm
  • where: online (here’s the link).

Plan on joining us…

  • if you want to know more about faith
  • if you have questions
  • if you are sharing with someone

We are hoping that we will be able to meet in person before we finish Alpha.

The first few sessions address the questions of:

  • Is There More To Life Than This?
  • Who Is Jesus?
  • Why Did Jesus Die?
  • How Can I Have Faith?

 

Easter Sunday 2021

He is Risen!
He is Risen, indeed!

Happy Easter

Events for Today

OCC is meeting in multiple ways today

ON-LINE
8:00am Our online service 
9:00am OOCKids on Zoom LINK
9:15am OCCHigh Zoom class LINK
IN-PERSON
9:00am Easter Sunday in the Auditorium
10:15am Easter Sunday in the Auditorium
10:15am OCCKids in Theatre 1
11:30am Easter Sunday in the Auditorium

welcome

As followers of Jesus,

  • we are called to live as people of the resurrection
  • we are called and empowered by God’s Spirit to live differently in this world.
  • we are called to see people through Jesus’ eyes.

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

  • settle in, be still,
  • 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 John 20:1-18 

teaching

Here is the service for Easter Sunday, 4 April.
Ray & Brenda, along with Emily, Alan & Aaron are leading us in worship today

Pastor Mike leads us in looking at the Resurrection through the eyes of Mary of Magdala

giving

In this new way of being the church, we don’t practice giving by placing our offering in a basket as it is passed. OCCers are generous people. Thank you for your gifts.

  • Some of you give when you attend a service (there is an offering box)
  • Many give online – etransfer or paypal
  • Others mail or drop off cheques

You can find all the ways you can give here.

Labyrinth

On Friday (2 April) & Saturday (3 April) we invite you to take some time to explore this labyrinth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The labyrinth is an interactive reflective time for those on a spiritual journey. It’s for anyone who wants a break from surfing the surface of culture to contemplate the deeper things of life.

The labyrinth is a 12th-century ritual, that has been reshaped for the 21st century. Its maze-like path takes you on a symbolic journey, creates space to unwind and think – in particular about our relationships with ourselves, one another, our planet and God.

Designed for people of all ages – young and old alike, it provides a mixture of rituals and visuals, of contemplative words and contemporary ambient music, of symbols and media to help guide the spiritual traveller.

Labyrinths were a feature of many medieval cathedrals – one of the best examples is found in Chartres Cathedral in northern France. Unlike a maze, labyrinths have only one path – there are no dead ends. Normally, people walk the labyrinth slowly, as an aid to contemplative prayer and reflection, as a spiritual exercise, or as a form of pilgrimage.

This online version includes music, meditations, art, media and symbolic activities at intervals along the path. We encourage you to listen, to take time to reflect, to “walk” at your own pace.

The path has three stages

  • the ‘inward’ journey,
  • the centre
  • and the ‘outward’ journey.

 

  • The theme of the ‘inward‘ journey is letting go of things that hinder our wholeness and inner approach to God.
  • The centre of the Labyrinth is a space of meditative prayer and peace.
  • The theme of the ‘outward‘ journey is relationship – with ourselves, with others and with the planet – seen in the light of our relationship with God.

You can click on the keyword for each stage of this journey. That will take you to a page containing links with instructions, meditations, and music relating to a part of the labyrinth.

Labyrinth Home – this page

1: Inward Journey
2: Noise
3: Letting Go
4: Hurts
5: Distractions
6: Holy Space
7: Outward Journey
8: Self
9: Planet
10: Others
11: Impression
Visitors’ Book – leave a comment in the comments

10. Others

Reflect on the web of relationships within which you live

  • Who are the other people with whom your life is connected?

 

One of the oldest ways of praying we know is lighting a candle.

  • Light a candle and pray for one or more of the people you are connected with

Give thanks for them

Hold them in prayer before God

 

home | 9. planet | 11. impression

6: Holy Space

This is holy space

 

 

God is here – you are welcome

  • This is your space to be with God
  • And God’s space to be with you

Listen to the piece of music by Ruth Fazal as you read & sit in the stillness

Make yourself at home

Be yourself

Be real

There’s no rush

 

Let God love you

Let God know you

Let God heal you

Let God speak to you

 

Receive from God

 

Commune with God

 

Feed on God

 

home | 5: distractions| 7. outward journey

5: Distractions

In front of you is a map
In the centre is a compass
The needle of the compass points directly north.
Also on the map are some small magnets.

Try moving these magnets around the compass.
Watch what happens
The “false norths” pull the needle away from true north.

If God is true north,
what are the false norths distracting your focus away from God?

 

As you identify these “false norths” move them to the edge of the map.

  • Refocus on true north…
  • Begin to focus on God

home | 4: hurts | 6. holy space