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October 6, 2017

Greetings E-news Friends,

Passover

     At this point in our study of Exodus, God’s people are holding on to his promises but remain slaves in Egypt. It is at this point God instructs the Hebrew people to commemorate their pending freedom with Passover -- a bloody, extended and specific practice. With seemingly so little in common with God’s people of that day, what is there for followers of Jesus to learn? How can an ancient ritual be life-changing for God’s people today? Join us Sunday as we unpack the gospel of God’s Passover.

The Lord’s Supper

    Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper at Passover. “On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”

    This Sunday will be a very meaningful time for the Lord’s Supper as we study about the first Passover and how it is connected to the gospel today.

Open House

    The newly renovated area for Briarcliff Kids and Students provides a great space for more kids, more students and more volunteers. As you visit the area this Sunday, see the visuals of the gospel being taught, share with the teachers and kids, you will catch a glimpse of all of what God is doing!   

    Plan to linger after worship service and enjoy the refreshments and excitement of this growing ministry.  

Discover Your Design (DYD)

    Great response to Discover Your Design. The October class is full.  The next class will be January 7 and 14, 2018.  The sign-up form will be available soon. Any questions, e-mail Charlene at .

OCC Shoebox Packing Party

    Plan now to be a part of packing 1400 shoeboxes on Saturday, October 21. We know from experience that lives are eternally changed because they learn and respond to the gospel packed in each shoe box. Join with many others in this fun filled and meaningful event. Sign up now.

Family Fall Fest

     We will have the privilege of having hundreds of families from our community visit our campus at Family Fall Fest this year on October 28. You can be a vital part of making it a great experience by volunteering. It will be fun, so sign up now.  

    Also, there are volunteers ready and waiting for candy to fill each bag that will be given out at the Family Fall Fest. So, bring tons of candy this Sunday!  

Blessings,

Vernon

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Discover Your Design - October 8th & 15th (full)

OCC Shoebox Packing Party - October 21st

City Union Mission breakfast - October 21st, 7:00 AM

Fall Fest - October 28th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

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