Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sunday Morning Worship Sept 17, 2017
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EOCC Special Services
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Child Care Services

 

Worship Care

 

 

 

 

Child Care for children ages 1-4 years is offered during worship by adults who are especially trained for that purpose. 

 
 

 

Children's Room

Infants are always welcome during worship.  When needed there is a sound proof Children's Room at the back of the sanctuary.  The worship service can be viewed through the large window, and can be heard through speakers located in the room.

 

Worship Care

 

 

 

 

Child Care for children ages 1-4 years is offered during worship by adults who are especially trained for that purpose. 

 
 

 

Children's Room

Infants are always welcome during worship.  When needed there is a sound proof Children's Room at the back of the sanctuary.  The worship service can be viewed through the large window, and can be heard through speakers located in the room.

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Our Worship Service

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

We gather together in the presence of God to pray with and for one another; read, hear and meditate upon scripture; share joys and concerns; hear the Word preached; and offer praise to God through music.  When requested the sacrament of Baptism is offered.  On the first Sunday of each month the children join their family in the sanctuary to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month a Children's Message is given.  Before worship you will hear the joyful noise of people greeting one another.  During worship you may hear clapping or even laughter.  Worship continues downstairs in Fellowship Hall as we gather for refreshment and fellowship.  Our worship together as the Body of Christ is a reminder that truly God is good - All the time!

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

We gather together in the presence of God to pray with and for one another; read, hear and meditate upon scripture; share joys and concerns; hear the Word preached; and offer praise to God through music.  When requested the sacrament of Baptism is offered.  On the first Sunday of each month the children join their family in the sanctuary to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month a Children's Message is given.  Before worship you will hear the joyful noise of people greeting one another.  During worship you may hear clapping or even laughter.  Worship continues downstairs in Fellowship Hall as we gather for refreshment and fellowship.  Our worship together as the Body of Christ is a reminder that truly God is good - All the time!

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Sunday Morning Reflections

3 Sept 2017

Good Sunday, 

It seems just like yesterday that the sun was beginning to rise around this time and now it is still very dark. We have lost two hours and twenty-nine minutes of daylight since June. Where does the time go? Speaking of time, next week is Rally Day for Sunday School; this all begins at 9:45. This will be the starting time for Sunday school this upcoming year. We are in hopes that this time change will better suit the busy lives many lead today. It will also allow the older students to join us in the sanctuary for the message and communion.

    Please keep many of our students in your prayers as they begin school. Please keep those that were in Harvey’s path in your prayers as well. Schools back in, drive cautiously!!!!

Upcoming Activities:

Sept 9th Public Baked Bean supper 4:30

Sept. 10th Rally Day 9:45 am

Sept. 10th Adult Bible Study 9am

Sept 11th Fundraiser for OCC Angler's Restaurant 4-8pm

Sept 16th Saturday Morning Men's Group Begins

Sept. 17th Youth Group/Bible study 12pm

Sept 20th Wed Adult Bible study Begins

Sept 21st Ladies in Fellowship Together, LIFT 11am Boardroom

Sept 30th Women's Retreat 9:30am -2pm Lunch included $10.00

 

Luke 5:1-11
One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God's word. Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and were washing their nets. Jesus boarded one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, then asked him to row out a little distance from the shore. Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he finished speaking to the crowds, he said to Simon, "Row out farther, into the deep water, and drop your nets for a catch."

Simon replied, "Master, we've worked hard all night and caught nothing. But because you say so, I'll drop the nets."  So, they dropped the nets and their catch was so huge that their nets were splitting. They signaled for their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They filled both boats so full that they were about to sink. When Simon Peter saw the catch, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Leave me, Lord, for I'm a sinner!" Peter and those with him were overcome with amazement because of the number of fish they caught. James and John, Zebedee's sons, were Simon's partners and they were amazed too. Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid. From now on, you will be fishing for people." As soon as they brought the boats to the shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.

     Have you ever thought about titles? When we first meet Peter he is identified as a fisherman, that is his title. A little later on in this passage he is titled a "sinner" and then a disciple. As time goes he becomes known as the "rock" in which the church will be built and betrayer as he denies Jesus three times. In life, we all receive titles or we are known as... Some of these titles have to do with relationships to others, and others have to do with our jobs, actions or hobbies. The other day I met a man who said, "oh your pastor of, the car show guy. (George Smith) We may be titled by our roles as a parent, teacher, coach, or friend, philanthropist or even a druggie or alcoholic.

     Titles play a role in our culture and at times can be a hindrance in our relationships. (good or bad) In truth the one that truly matters the most is "child of God." The other day I came across a young man who had problems praying because he was such a sinner. Felt unworthy in a sense. However, when we approach God in prayer, we are simply children of God. When we remember this label trumps all others I think it is easier to connect with God. I also believe it is easier for us, as disciples to approach others in a non-judgmental way.

     So, what labels do you have or do you put on others that makes it harder to have a relationship. Does the label you put upon yourself influence your relationship with God? How you pray or serve? If so remember, we are children of God and that label clears the way to start anew. As we begin a new season at EOCC I pray you consider rejoining us as we gather as children of God through the week. Have a safe weekend and hope see everyone soon...God bless Pastor Carl

   
Holy God,
There are so many distractions in this world – both good and bad –some, I know, keep me from fully coming to you in prayer. Help me Lord to keep the image I have, at times, of myself and the images or labels I put on others from hindering my approach to you or to others in your name. I know I belong to you, I know others do as well and that is the most important thing. Help me in remembering this. Lord I thank you for this day and the message you put upon me this morning. May I grow in you and through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

 

3 Sept 2017

Good Sunday, 

It seems just like yesterday that the sun was beginning to rise around this time and now it is still very dark. We have lost two hours and twenty-nine minutes of daylight since June. Where does the time go? Speaking of time, next week is Rally Day for Sunday School; this all begins at 9:45. This will be the starting time for Sunday school this upcoming year. We are in hopes that this time change will better suit the busy lives many lead today. It will also allow the older students to join us in the sanctuary for the message and communion.

    Please keep many of our students in your prayers as they begin school. Please keep those that were in Harvey’s path in your prayers as well. Schools back in, drive cautiously!!!!

Upcoming Activities:

Sept 9th Public Baked Bean supper 4:30

Sept. 10th Rally Day 9:45 am

Sept. 10th Adult Bible Study 9am

Sept 11th Fundraiser for OCC Angler's Restaurant 4-8pm

Sept 16th Saturday Morning Men's Group Begins

Sept. 17th Youth Group/Bible study 12pm

Sept 20th Wed Adult Bible study Begins

Sept 21st Ladies in Fellowship Together, LIFT 11am Boardroom

Sept 30th Women's Retreat 9:30am -2pm Lunch included $10.00

 

Luke 5:1-11
One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God's word. Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and were washing their nets. Jesus boarded one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, then asked him to row out a little distance from the shore. Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he finished speaking to the crowds, he said to Simon, "Row out farther, into the deep water, and drop your nets for a catch."

Simon replied, "Master, we've worked hard all night and caught nothing. But because you say so, I'll drop the nets."  So, they dropped the nets and their catch was so huge that their nets were splitting. They signaled for their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They filled both boats so full that they were about to sink. When Simon Peter saw the catch, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Leave me, Lord, for I'm a sinner!" Peter and those with him were overcome with amazement because of the number of fish they caught. James and John, Zebedee's sons, were Simon's partners and they were amazed too. Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid. From now on, you will be fishing for people." As soon as they brought the boats to the shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.

     Have you ever thought about titles? When we first meet Peter he is identified as a fisherman, that is his title. A little later on in this passage he is titled a "sinner" and then a disciple. As time goes he becomes known as the "rock" in which the church will be built and betrayer as he denies Jesus three times. In life, we all receive titles or we are known as... Some of these titles have to do with relationships to others, and others have to do with our jobs, actions or hobbies. The other day I met a man who said, "oh your pastor of, the car show guy. (George Smith) We may be titled by our roles as a parent, teacher, coach, or friend, philanthropist or even a druggie or alcoholic.

     Titles play a role in our culture and at times can be a hindrance in our relationships. (good or bad) In truth the one that truly matters the most is "child of God." The other day I came across a young man who had problems praying because he was such a sinner. Felt unworthy in a sense. However, when we approach God in prayer, we are simply children of God. When we remember this label trumps all others I think it is easier to connect with God. I also believe it is easier for us, as disciples to approach others in a non-judgmental way.

     So, what labels do you have or do you put on others that makes it harder to have a relationship. Does the label you put upon yourself influence your relationship with God? How you pray or serve? If so remember, we are children of God and that label clears the way to start anew. As we begin a new season at EOCC I pray you consider rejoining us as we gather as children of God through the week. Have a safe weekend and hope see everyone soon...God bless Pastor Carl

   
Holy God,
There are so many distractions in this world – both good and bad –some, I know, keep me from fully coming to you in prayer. Help me Lord to keep the image I have, at times, of myself and the images or labels I put on others from hindering my approach to you or to others in your name. I know I belong to you, I know others do as well and that is the most important thing. Help me in remembering this. Lord I thank you for this day and the message you put upon me this morning. May I grow in you and through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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