The mission: what Jesus calls us to do

Sunday :: Worship / Fellowship

Sunday, September 22nd

Jesus gave His followers four challenges for what it looks like to follow Him and imitate Him. He invited His followers to “come and see” (John 1:39), “follow me” (John 1:43), “follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19) and “go and bear fruit” (John 15:16). With this simple pattern Jesus gave us a model for natural growth for all of his disciples. These four challenges can help us understand how to grow, to be like Jesus. They can also help us help others know Jesus and follow Him.

Key Verse

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

John 15:4

Growthday :: Events

Youth Group

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm :: Sanctuary and basement :: Middle and high school ages :: Snack with ministry to follow

Youth Meal Needs: ground beef

Kids’ Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm :: Fellowship Hall and basement :: 1st through 5th grade

Discipleship Groups

We are going to start discipleship groups for both men and women that focus on fellowship, Biblical truth, and the challenge of walking with Jesus. Each group will alternate meeting every other Monday. If you have a desire to grow in your walk with the Lord this is something you may want to be a part of. We will be doing Francis Chan’s The Gospel of Mark Bible study. Women begin September 16 and men will begin September 23, both meet from 6 to 8:00 pm. Please sign up in the foyer.

Ladies’ Morning Bible Studies

This fall we will begin a study called Why Believe? Investigate Evidence for Faith. Every chapter includes a real life story of someone who spent time questioning and investigating faith and how it made a difference in his or her life. Both groups meet at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall basement, one on Wednesday and the other Friday. Babysitting is available on Wednesdays. Study books are available at the office for $11.

Everyday :: Serve & Witness

Food Bank Needs

Pickles, olives, pet food, cake mixes, evaporated milk (please place in the basket in the foyer).

Lost And Found

We have many items which have lost their way. Please check the table near the landing of the Fellowship Hall stairs. You may find an item you didn’t know was missing!

Reading Plans & Devotions

TODAY IS DAY 265 of the Bible Project Reading plan. You can download the “YouVersion” app or grab a copy in the lobby. Join us as we read through the Bible in a year.

“Our Daily Bread” devotional is also available in the lobby, by email or you can download the app at odb.org.