April 11 – John 21

Posted by occwebsite
11th Apr 2021
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

Easter Sunday 2021

Posted by occwebsite
04th Apr 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

Labyrinth

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
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

10. Others

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
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

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
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

5: Distractions

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
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

4: Hurts

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
The world is broken in many ways: our relationships with others, God, the planet and ourselves.   What hurtful things have been said to you? What hurtful things have been done to you? If you were to write a word or draw a symbol to describe this what would it be? You might like to draw it now What hurtful things have you said? What hurtful things have you done?

3: Letting Go

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
Take some slow deep breaths and relax. Begin to let go of the tensions in your body. Feel the pressure and busyness slipping away.   As you draw breath think of how your body is using oxygen. It is being carried to every part of your body. Feel the life it brings.   As you exhale, you breathe out carbon dioxide which you don’t need. Trees and plants take this

7: Outward Journey

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Apr 2021
As you journey out of the labyrinth take your encounter with God with you. Reflect on how this encounter might affect or change you.   John says that God became flesh and blood and moved into the neighbourhood. Think about how you might allow God to be made flesh in your life and in your neighbourhood.   Freely, freely you have received. Freely, freely give... Take: eat. Take: out.