The mission: what Jesus calls us to do

Sunday :: Worship / Fellowship

Sunday, October 6th

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 Game Night

This Wednesday, middle school and high school youth group will meet at the high school from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a community game night. Hot dogs are provided. Please DROP OFF and PICK UP at the high school.

We are also stocking up on a few more food items. If you would like to contribute, here’s our list: onions, ziti pasta, kidney beans, black beans, northern beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. If possible, larger sized cans are appreciated.

Kids’ Group

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

*October 16, no Youth Group or Kids’ Group.

Study on the Psalms

Nik Grosfield has just begun a weekly Wednesday night study on the Psalms from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the basement meeting room at the library. All are welcome to join in, and we encourage you to bring a friend!

Men’s Discipleship Groups

Join us this Monday for our Men’s Discipleship group. The Goal of this group is to find encouragement as we dig into the word and discuss life and faith together. All men are invited to come.

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

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is National Pastor Appreciation month. If there’s a special way that you’d like to show your appreciation, this month is a great time to do it!

Operation Christmas Child

OCC is kicking into high gear for their 25th anniversary! Bernadette has once again set up the OCC table in the foyer, has the supplies you need, and can answer any questions you may have. You can also check out their website at www.samaritanspurse.org and find more great ideas and opportunities to contribute online. National Collection Week is November 18 through 25. Stay tuned, more info to come!

Reading Plans & Devotions

TODAY IS DAY 279 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.