Maundy Thursday

Posted by occwebsite
24th Mar 2016
Maundy Thursday, is a day that reminds us of some key things that Jesus not only said, but modeled and commanded. Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, translated as "commandment." This is taken from Jesus' words in John 13:34-35 "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the

Seasons

Posted by occwebsite
23rd Mar 2016
I did not grow up in a liturgical church. I have never pastored a liturgical church. I have some friends are very anti-liturgy. And yet, there is something important about the church year that we non-liturgical types miss out on when we ignore it. Some aspects of the church year, evangelicals (and in my experience, most non-litugical people go by the label of "evangelical") are quick to adopt. We like

Towards Easter at OCC

Posted by occwebsite
19th Mar 2016
Palm Sunday 10:00am God's Profound Love OCCKIDS from new born to Grade 5 Maundy Thursday 6:00pm Potluck Meal & Communion Good Friday 10:30am Community Worship Gathering with area churches @ Calvary Pentecostal (375 Westmount Dr N) Easter Sunday 10:ooam The Death of Death    

Easter is coming!

Posted by occwebsite
19th Mar 2016
This week we mark, remember and celebrate Jesus' journey to the cross, his death and his resurrection. In the midst of all the events of the week, let's never loose site of the central truth... Take 6minutes, maybe grab a cup of coffee or tea, and soak in this song.

Mark 16

Posted by occwebsite
01st Mar 2016
The Gospel of Mark seems to end on an odd note: v8 “The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered, and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened.” It’s even odder in the Greek, since it ends with the preposition γάρ which we translate as “for” or “because.” There are several possible endings to the Gospel of Mark: Two of the oldest and most respected manuscripts,

Gospel of Mark tweet summary

Posted by occwebsite
01st Mar 2016
Tweet summary for The Gospel of Mark MK 1 Gospel & prophecy; Jesus’ ministry begins: baptism, tempted, calling disciples, cast out evil spirit, heals, preaches #Mk1 #gospeltweet MK 2 Jesus heals as a sign he 4gives sin; calls a tax collector; new wineskins 4 new wine; Sabbath made 4 people not reverse #Mk2 #gospeltweet MK 3 Jesus heals on the Sabbath; crowds follow him; chooses the 12; Jesus greater than

OCC AGM

Posted by occwebsite
25th Feb 2016
OCC is required to hold an AGM - an annual general meeting - once a year. Hence the name. Don't worry, it's not as boring as it sounds. If you are a partner (what a lot of churches call members) at OCC, it's important to be there. If you are not a partner, you are very welcome to come and participate, but you can't participate in any decisions. And, by

Jesus is…

Posted by occwebsite
21st Feb 2016
Here's the video we showed Clayton Jennings: Jesus is... https://youtu.be/8kLvWZ-DG6s

Jesus heals in Mark

Posted by occwebsite
17th Feb 2016
As we've been reading through the Gospel of Mark, one thing that has stood out is the variety of ways Jesus has brought healing to people. Mk 5:1f - Jesus heals a demon-possessed man, who didn't seem to want to be healed. Mk 5:21f - Jesus heals Jarius' daughter in response to the faith of her father. Mk 5:24f - Jesus heals a woman who had bee hemorrhaging for 12

Gospel of Mark

Posted by occwebsite
08th Feb 2016
We are starting to read the Gospel of Mark tomorrow on our journey through the Gospels this winter/spring. Whether or not you read Matthew, this is a great time to jump in and start in Mark... it's only 16 chapters. A copy of the reading list is available at the welcome centre OCC, or you can get it on our facebook page or you can get it here. As we