This Week in the Life of Our Church
Sunday, May 9
9:45am Sunday School Classes for all ages
11:15am KLUB Jesus
6:00pm No evening service
Monday, May 10
2:30pm Epistle’s Writing Class - Crisp home
7:00pm Gospel Sing Rehearsal - Sanctuary
7:00pm Congregational Meeting - Room D5 (SR HI Room)
Tuesday, May 11
9:00AM Special Session of the Annual Conference - Evangelical Center
9:00am WOW Bible Study - Fellowship Center (Childcare provided)
7:00pm Third Service Worship Team Rehearsal - Room D5
Wednesday, May 12
6:45pm Childcare- Rooms B3,C1/2 7:00pm JR High Youth- Room C7 Welcome to Oregon City Evangelical Church
7:00pm Adult Choir- Sanctuary 7:00pm SR High Youth- Room D5 Raising up generations of faithful and prepared followers of Jesus Christ.
7:00pm Prayer Gathering- Room C6 7:00pm Growth Groups- Rm C4, C5, LL1
7:00pm WOW Study- Room D3/4 7:00pm Healthy Life-Style-Ministry House 1024 Linn Avenue
7:00pm SWAT (gr 1-6)- FC 9:00pm Prayer Gathering -Sanctuary Mailing Address: PO Box 10 Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Telephone: 503 656-8582 Website: www.ocec.net
Thursday, May 13
6:00pm Celebrate Recovery Meal - OC Ministry House Mother’s Day Sunday, May 9, 2010
7:00pm Celebrate Recovery Meeting - OC Ministry House (Interpretive Sign Language provided at 8:15am.)
7:00pm The Inn - Sanctuary
8:15am & 9:45am ~ Blended Worship
Friday, May 14
6:00pm Date Night Child Care - Room C1/2 Worship Singing - Pastor Dave LeRud, leading
8:00pm Date Night Dessert - Fellowship Center Adult Choir: The First Day of Forever (solos: Judy Jones, Dave Arndt)
Dedication of Children
Saturday, May 15
9am-2pm VBS Hallway Decorating Vocal Solo by Dave Arndt: Another Child To Hold
Sunday Services, May 16 Message: Thanks Mom! Let Me Help You - Proverbs 31:28
8:15am, 9:45am, 11:15am Pastor Tom along with interns Michael Stewart, Michael Thames,
Message by Pastor Tom Hurt John Lussier, Brian See and Jake Wattenbarger
6:00pm Prayer Gathering
11:15am ~ Contemporary Worship
Dedication of Children
Church Staff Message: Thanks Mom! Let Me Help You - Proverbs 31:28
Pastor Tom along with interns Michael Stewart, Michael Thames,
Pastoral Staff— Lead Pastor, Tom Hurt; Music/Worship/Prayer, Dave LeRud; John Lussier, Brian See and Jake Wattenbarger
Small Groups/Next Generation, Andrew Anderson;
Student Ministries/Church Outreach, Erin Loftis;
Junior High, Josh Shelton; Children, Sue Burson; Visitation, Leroy Myers 6:00pm ~ No Evening Service
Ministry Directors— Nursery, Marilyn Brown*; Early Childhood, Brenda Heinsoo; Celebrate this day evening with family and friends.
SWAT (Wed. Evenings), Raelene Gilmore; Women, Sandy Richter;
Men, Don Wallace*; Marriage, Tom & Liz Dressel*;
Primetime Adults (55+), Ben & Carole Datria* If you are a first-time or recent guest, we would love to get to know you!
Support Staff— Church Office: Leah Bellamy, Esther Entenman, Kay Neumann Please complete a Communication Card located in the chair pocket in front of you.
Maintenance: Jerry Wheeler You may place it in the offering receptacle, give to an usher
* Volunteer or leave it with a Welcome Center Attendant in the lobby.
Congregational Meeting - Monday, May 10 7:00pm
Meeting in the SR HI Room (D5)
A unique opportunity has come which the Operations Committee (authorized by Praise the Lord for moms. Thank the Lord for moms and pray that you might
the Church Council to take action between Council meetings) believes should find new ways to bless her life.
be presented to the congregation for discussion and decision. The home at 206
Holmes Lane has gone into foreclosure and will be sold at public auction at Thank the Lord for the opportunity He gives us to trust Him and to grow our
11:00am on May 12, 2010 on the steps of the Clackamas County Court House. faith.
This property holds interest to OCEC due to two factors: Praise God for his provision for the financial needs of our church fellowship.
1. The current occupant of the home is House of Hope, a residential program Pray for mothers today. Pray that they might seek wisdom from God to fill
for education, counseling and basic life skills for girls 13-18. Rita Cosenza, their role in their household .
a member of OCEC, is the director. We have seen God use House of Hope Pray for our God’s guidance and direction in our Congregation meeting
to bring wonderful restoration of some teens to God and to their families. tomorrow evening as we considerer the purchase of an additional property.
2. The property is approximately 1/2 acre and the back portion of the property Pray for the men and women of our military who are away from their families
adjoins another property that the church owns on Davis Road. on this special Sunday. Pray for the mothers of these men and women that
The congregation will be asked if OCEC should pursue the purchase of this they might be encouraged and strengthened.
property and the maximum amount the church is willing to pay. Pray for the families that we are helping through Back Pack Buddies. Pray
for needed employment financial and stability of each family.
Date Night - May 14 Pray for the up-coming election. That men and women of God’s choosing will
Sex, Hugs, and Rock n Roll – be elected and that other items under consideration will be pleasing to God’s
the life of a youth pastor’s family heart.
with Erin and Sarah Loftis
Pray for Colleen Mattson. She along with others are suffering from chronic
illnesses. Pray for those recovering from recent surgeries. And pray for those
Erin and Sarah will share how God is working in their lives. They desire to
under hospice care and for those who have recently suffered the death of
inspire husbands and wives to love each other, love their families and enjoy the
freedom that Christ has given them. Judging from the title you would expect
something different; that’s what you’ll get – unconventional wisdom that
challenges us to rely on God and live boldly for Him. Church Prayer Focus—
Harmony Evangelical (Milwaukie) Pastor Mark & Betty Weinert
Erin and Sarah met at OCEC twelve years ago where Erin wisely asked Sarah Missionary Prayer Focus—
to be a volunteer with the JR HI ministry. Two years of friendship later they James & Jenny Wolheter - Bolivia
started dating, got engaged and married with a year’s time. They have survived
two master’s degrees and the strains of full time ministry – which prepared them
to have the two best parts of their marriage – Rocco and Ryder! Sarah is a stay They all joined together constantly in prayer... Acts 1:14
at home mom who loves all three of her boys. Erin is the Pastor of Student 6:00am Monday - Friday: First Watch (men praying for children/teens) Ministry House
Ministries. They love to hike, spend time going to parks, hugging their boys and 8:00am Mondays: Moms in Touch (mothers of adult children) - Ministry House
counting the days until Christmas. 4:30pm Tuesdays: Moms in Touch (mothers of college/career) - 503 557-1647
7:00pm Wednesdays: Prayer Gathering - Room C6
DATE NIGHT: a monthly night out with your spouse! 9:00pm Wednesdays: Prayer Gathering - Sanctuary
Make reservations: MOMS IN TOUCH: Experience focused prayer with at least one other woman for
1) ...at the restaurant of your choice or plan a special outing. one hour a week for a specific child and their school. We are in a spiritual war for
2) ...and RSVP Tom/Liz Dressel (503 655-1489) for childcare (6-9pm) the lives of these children, and this calls for the power of united prayer!
and dessert (8-9pm).
Childcare is available at the church. Please use NORTH lobby doors to
Stewardship of God’s Resources
enter. For security purposes all doors will remain locked until the call 2009 Needs Missions
button alerts the childcare worker to unlock the door when an individual Yearly Needs 1,120,000
gives their identity. Weekly Needs 21,538
Return to the Fellowship Center (NORTH entry into Fellowship Center for Received Last Sunday 57,549 2,897
dessert and a marriage-nurturing message (opportunity for donation). Actual Received Year-to-date 402,468 47,137
Proposed Need Year-to-date 387,692
OCEC Annual Vacation Bible School More Weekly News & Up-coming Events
… for children entering Kindergarten - Grade 6 this fall
Steps for Life Walk-a-thon Saturday, May 15th
Registration forms at Children Ministry Board in lobby
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Cookies, crackers and more cookies are needed for VBS! Sunday, May 16 6:00pm
MANY, MANY cookies and crackers are needed for our VBS ministry! We are Presented by OCEC’s Adult Choir, Orchestra & Ensembles
requesting a wide variety of cookies (both homemade and store bought) for Get your toes ready for tapping! Every other year, Oregon City
children and staff, but we would also like to provide some lower-sugar options, Evangelical Church enjoys a well-loved tradition: a concert of
especially: RITZ & GOLDFISH CRACKERS & VANILLA WAFERS. Gospel Music. The choir has selected some of our best Gospel
Please use a Communication Card to let us know the number of dozen cookies or selections from past decades, along with some exciting new
boxes of crackers/vanilla wafers you can supply. Please bring homemade cookies arrangements. Featured along with the Choir will be some
stored in shoeboxes to prevent crumbling. ensembles, and even a congregational sing-along. Bring your
These items may be brought to the church Gospel-loving friends and enjoy the music!
marked VBS starting now through June 21st.
Ladies, you are invited to
Coming this summer…
Our Summer Ministries Leadership Team will be offering SIX Summer B.L.A.S.T.
(Bible Learning and Skill Training) Day Camps. Each day camp will teach Bible Monday, May 17th at 7:00pm
lessons focusing on getting to know God AND basic skills within the camp Special music provided by Stephanie Smith-DeVries
emphasis. Skill Training Camp options planned are: Sports Spectrum (volleyball, Door Prizes
basketball, baseball & track & field) (Grades 1-4); Chef School (cooking & grilling) ...held at Crossroads Café (Gladstone Exit off I-205, behind McDonalds)
(Grades 2-6); Sewing (Grades 4-6); Horsemanship (Grades 2-6); Drama & Music The format is light and fun, with plenty of opportunity to mix,
(Grades 1-6); Photography (Grades 3-6). Summer B.L.A.S.T. Day Camps will be mingle, laugh, get to know one another and build relationship.
10am-2pm, Monday-Thursday. Three skill camp options per week will be offered
July 26-29 and August 9-12. Registration opens Wednesday, May 19. Plan to If you are new and looking for a way to meet the gals you worship with,
register early, camps will close when full! then the door is wide open. Ask a friend to join you!
In addition, our Summer Ministries Leadership Team will offer a PrayKids Day
Camp July 6-8, 10-11:30am, a three day hands-on Day Camp that focuses on OCEC to Host Meet Your Police
getting kids praying in a way they’ll find energizing and fun, not just teaching them Tuesday, May 18 7:00-8:00pm in the Fellowship Center
about prayer. Two presentations will be given--
Questions? Call Sue Burson, Pastor of Children, (503) 656-8582, ext. 106, or Homelessness in Oregon City and Drugs and Alcohol Use in Teens.
Raelene Gilmore, Summer Ministries Director, (503) 656-1218. This meeting is designed to be an opportunity for any member of the public to
get to know what their police department really does on a day to day basis. The
OCEC is sponsoring an Ambassadors in Sport Soccer Camp July 20-24. This end of each meeting is an open forum, question-and-answer period on any
camp is designed to give young, developing players an opportunity to learn basic topic of concern that is in your neighborhood. The presentation will be made by
and advanced soccer skills in a fun, positive and encouraging Christian Lt. Jim Band. Please plan to attend!
environment. Coaches are highly experienced pro/semi-pro players from around
the world who are committed Christians and positive role models. In addition to
You are invited to join us in celebration of the marriage of
excellent coaching, they provide a daily life-related Team Talk geared toward
communicating the life-changing message found in God’s Word. For Ages 6-16; Josh and Amy Westermann
9am-3pm. Cost: $90 before May 31; $100 after May 31. Register at May 22, 2010 7:00 - 10:00pm
www.ambassadorssoccercamps.com. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
Would you like to be involved in international missions without leaving your 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
home? We need host homes for our 15 Ambassadors in Sport international Kindly RSVP your attendance to Mark & Karen Westermann at
coaches this summer, July 18-25. Hosts need to provide meals and a bed for 2 or email@example.com or by calling 503 655-1736.
more coaches per home. Coaches will need transportation to and from the
church daily as they coach the AIS Soccer Camp. Interested? Want more (Josh & Amy were married on Saturday, April 24th in California.)
information? Contact Leah in the church office (503-656-8582, ext. 101). Josh & Amy are registered at Target, REI and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Office Manager, Esther, to Retire This Summer All-Church Camp Out July 9-11, 2010
After nearly 22 years of faithful service to OCEC, Esther Entenman has Metzler Park - located seven miles south of Estacada.
decided to set the computer, phone and receptionist window aside and retire.
Her present plan is to work through the summer with her last day to be Weekend Cost: $40.00 (full payment due at registration)
September 3, 2010. While being at OCEC, Esther has worked with three SPACE IS LIMITED: Registrations begin May 16th
different Lead Pastors and a multitude of staff and volunteers. She has SITE INFORMATION:
answered more phone calls than anyone would want to count and answered Sites have water & electric hook-up. (Sewer station available at the park)
countless questions. She will be greatly missed. Those who follow her will Sites have access to centralized showers and restrooms.
have a lot to learn about things that she did that happened behind the scenes. Sites have room for an RV and most allow for an additional tent.
Sites allow for a maximum of 8 persons.
After prayer and discussion amongst staff and church leadership, it was Sites are allowed one vehicle at no cost. (2nd vehicle = $5 per night, pay at park.)
decided to offer the Office Manager position to Kay Neumann who presently Site cost: $20 per night (full payment due at time of registration)
serves as a full-time secretary. God has gifted Kay with organizational skills
BAPTISM: A baptismal service will be held at the campout.
and she is a hard worker. We are thankful for her readiness to take this next If there is an interest in baptism, please notify the church office.
step and challenge of leadership. In addition, Leah Bellamy, who currently
serves as a part-time secretary will be moving to a full-time position. Decisions CHECK-IN / CHECK OUT: Check-in at 3:00PM Check-out at 1:00PM
are still pending regarding filling out our office team with the available part-time PETS are welcome. They must be leashed and not left unattended
position. At this point we can praise the Lord that there will be a smooth
transition in our office staff over the summer and we will be ready for the fall.
OCEC Registrar, Ralph & Melanie Scholz at 503 705-6909
Register NOW for Sons of Thunder - July 23-25
June 21-25 Vacation Bible School - SonQuest Rainforest Father/Son Camp (Camp Tadmor)
...for children entering kindergarten - grade 6 this fall Sons of Thunder is a weekend campout designed around meaningful outdoor
July 6-8 PrayKids Day Camp challenges, experiences and adventures for fathers and sons.
...for children entering grades 2-6 this fall Check it out and register on line at— www.cbnw.org/events/sot
July 9-11 All-Church Camp - Metzler Park Need more information: Call Jim Horn (503 657-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
July 12-16 JR HI Camp - Triangle Lake
...for students entering grades 7 & 8 this fall
July 20-24 Ambassadors' in Sport Soccer Camp for students 6-16 Serving In Our Armed Forces
...register on line at ambassadorssoccercamps.com Pray for those from our church family or those who have relatives
serving our country and away from home.
July 26-29 Summer Blast - I Sports Spectrum (intro to 4 sports);
Chef School OR Sewing Tim Anderson-Marines Chol & Heidi Kim-Air Force Nathan Phillips-Army
August 1-6 SR HI Camp - Triangle Lake A.J. Asche-Army Peter Knight-Army Scott E. Pierce-Army
...for students entering grades 9-12 this fall Mac Ashford-Marines John Koyama-Air Force Douglas Rosenburg-Marine
Jesse Atay- Marines Rick Koyama-Army Brandon E. Rouse-Marine
August 9-11 Summer Blast - II Horsemanship; Drama & Music OR Jeff Boone-Marines Rocky LaChance-Air Force Jon Shelton-Army
Photography Amanda Erickson-Army Kevin Larson-Air Force Brandon Smith-Army
August 9-14 Junior Camp - Trout Creek Bible Camp Michael Carlson-Air Force Bryan Lietzke-Air Force Justin Solem-Marine
...for students entering grades 4-6 this fall Brian Christensen-Marines Brandon Little-Navy Kyle Steputis-Air Force
For questions and/or more information about the activities above please contact Jeremy Delany-Army Brian McCartney-Marines Nathan Tegeler-Air Force
the following: Tim Delany-Army Sarah Miller-Army Rebecca Tucker-Navy
Children: Pastor Sue Burson at 503 656-8582 ext 106 Jacob Doolittle-Marines Shawn Miller-Army Chad VanDeWalker-Marines
or Summer Ministry Coordinator, Raelene Gilmore 503 656-1218 Keith Forsman-Marine Eric McPherson-Army Stacey Virgin-Navy
Junior High: Pastor Josh Shelton at 503 656-8582 ext 104 Jessica Fosburg-Air Force Amy Gail Mason-Air Force David Walt-Marine
Senior High: Pastor Erin Loftis at 503 656-8582 ext 109 Cory Griggs Mark Matautia-Army Bill Weatherell-Army
David Hatlee-Army Travis Meharry-Army Cameron Workman-Marines
Celebrate Recovery - Thursday Evenings Daniel Hoskins-Army Valiant Mueller-Army David Wolrey-Navy
Meeting at the Ministry House (916 Linn Avenue)
Thursday Evenings: 6:00PM - meal 7:00PM - meeting Have any of the above service personnel returned? If so, please notify the church office.
For more information, call Mike Cross at 503 867-3157 or Dyann Miller at 503 557-7998.