Coming Events More Weekly News & Up-coming Events
Women’s Ministry Begins New Bible Studies
April 14th and April 15th
Tuesdays at 9:00am - Balanced Living
Wednesdays at 7:00pm - The Blessing of Friendships
Book prices are $8.00 per copy.
8:15-9:15am You can purchase yours at Grand Central in the lobby today.
Morning Worship in the Sanctuary at OCEC
Essence Celebrates One Year Anniversary
NO childcare available at the church
10:00-11:30am Monday, April 20th at 7:00pm
Resurrection Celebration Service at Millen Auditorium
located in Settlers Square
18121 SE River Road - Milwaukie
19360 Molalla Ave, Suite 160
Childcare available through age 5 at Ballentyne Bldg.
(behind ‘lil Cooperstown)
Parking assistance available.
Ladies are invited to come for open sharing, special music, door prizes,
No evening service.
cake, no host coffee drinks, fellowship, beautiful location. Invite a friend
to join you!
April 19 - 22, 2009
Sunday Evening, April 19
6:00pm Wedding Shower - April 21
Monday-Wednesday, April 20-22
A wedding shower honoring Jessica Lowrie will be held at the home of
Stephanie May (18423 SE Babbler St-Milwaukie) on Tuesday, April 21st at
Childcare available through grade 3.
7:00pm. Jessica and Chris Tomlin are registered at Macy’s and planning a May
wedding. An RSVP for your attendance to Stephanie is appreciated by calling
- SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE - 503 786-1306.
Scientific Evidence for Noah’s Flood Dinosaur & Creation
Science vs Textbook Evolution Part I—The Fossil Record
LOVE & RESPECT Conference
Science vs Textbook Evolution Part II—Human Origins
...with Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs
Eight-Week Parenting Class for Moms and Dads Friday, April 24th 6:45-10pm
Say goodbye to whining, complaining and bad attitudes in you and your kids!
Saturday, April 25th 8:45am-1:30pm
by Scott Turanski and Joanne Miller
Held at New Hope Community Church
This study helps provide parents with answers empowering them to change. It
A conference to explain the keys to ending the
approaches common parenting problems from the perspective of honor, not
Crazy Cycle and beginning the Enriching Cycle.
just obedience. Obedience gets the job done but honor deals with how the job
Available to OCEC attendees for $25 per person through March 29th.
is done. We’ll talk about bad attitudes, meanness, wanting to be first or best,
Register in the lobby today or call Tom & Liz Dressel at 503 655-1489.
arguing, tattling, anger and a host of other issues.
Meeting Wednesdays in room D2 at 7:00pm starting April 8th.
Questions? Call Brenda Heinsoo at 503 650-8763
Support While Unemployed
Summer Is Coming! Are you looking for support while unemployed? Pastor Tom is meeting each
June 22-26 Vacation Bible School - SonRock Kids Camp Friday at 11:00am in room C5 with those who are without employment. Come
July 10-13 ALL Church Camp Out at Metzler Park enjoy the fellowship of others who are looking to find work. Discuss ideas and
July 13-17 JR HI Camp (grades 7 & 8) at Eagle Cove Camp begin some creative thinking, receive positive encouragement and pray for
August 2-8 SR HI Camp (grades 9 12) at Camp Mayfield each other.
August 3-8 JR Camp (grades 4-6) at Trout Creek Camp
Love was meant to be shared
with family and friends.
Chris Tomlin & Jessica Lowrie
have found love in each other which brings the promise of joy and fulfillment.
You have shared in their lives by your friendship and love. Senior Appreciation Luncheon
Kevin & Cherie Tomlin and Mark & Carmen Lowrie Keller Dining Hall (18121 SE River Road)
request the honor of your presence at the Sponsored by the Pacific Conference and honoring our senior adults.
celebration of the marriage of their children. Tuesday, May 5th —12:00noon
Special Guest will be Supt. Elect. Rev. Chris Neilson
Saturday, May 2, 2009 3:30pm
Music provided by Mark and Annie Duhrkoop
Oregon City Evangelical Church
To RSVP for this luncheon, please use a Communication Card, sign-up in the
Reception Following- Please RSVP to 503 655-3623
lobby today OR call the Odells at 503-659-5234.
We’ve A Story To Tell Men’s Community Outreach Night
Conference-Wide Women’s Ministry Spring Retreat
Friday, May 15th 6:00- 8:00pm
May 1 - 3, 2009
Held in the Fellowship Center
Seaside, Oregon A great evening is planned for all men!
A spaghetti dinner will be prepared and served by Chef Don Wallace.
COST: $155 per person
(No charge, donations gladly received.)
Special Guest Speaker: Debbie Seibert
Registration forms are available at the lobby Women’s Ministry Board. ~ Special Guest Speakers ~
Questions? For more information, call Bev at 503 654-8256. Neil Davies, Parrot Creek Ranch
Finding ways to volunteer at the Ranch
Baby/Child Dedications - Mother’s Day, May 10th Carol Kemhus, Principal of Mt. Pleasant
A dedication service is planned for Mother’s Day. Would you The Optimist Club & Lunch Buddies
like to have your child or infant dedicated to the Lord? Please Men, you won’t want to miss this special evening!
use a Communication Card and list the following information:
Remember, there is no cost for this evening, however, it is important to RSVP
1)child’s full name; 2)date of birth; 3)parent’s name & address; 4)the service
for this evening no later than Sunday, May 10th. Please RSVP with a
hour for the dedication. Pastor Tom can meet with those interested in being a
Communication Card or call the church office at 503 656-8582.
part of the dedication service and to answer any questions prior to that time.
WOMEN OF FAITH ~ A Grand New Day!
13 seats are still available in the OCEC Skybox at the Rose Garden.
October 9 & 10, 2009
~ Guest Artists & Speakers ~
Sandi Patty, Marilyn Meberg, Steve Arterburn.
Saturday, May 16th
Cost: $109 ...includes
Information and sign-ups at Grand Central today!
Friday Session: 10:00am - 3:30pm Friday Evening: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Softball Update! To reserve your place, contact Sandy Richter at 503-659-9562.
Note: Some parking and lunches are included for Friday and Saturday.
Come join the fun, cheer us on to victory. Sign up in the lobby
today. Practices will be held April 15th, 20th ,22nd and a BBQ on You may also order in the Skybox at an extra charge.
April 26th. Games begin May 1st. For more information call:
Damascus City Hall is hosting a
Co-ed Team: Terry & Karen 503 679-5055 (cell)
Disaster Awareness Class
Men’s Team: Keith VanEmmerik 971 533 0898 (cell)
April 23rd 6:15 - 8:15pm.
Softball Coordinator, Bud Dunton 503 829-6673
Call Tammie Milkes at 503 658-8545 for more information.
Did you know—
that items to appear in a Sunday bulletin must be submitted to the church
office by the Monday prior to the Sunday suggested? When using email, send
to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: Bulletin Announcement
that we have another new QUILT on display? You will want to stop in at the Praise the Lord for His love that moved Him to come to Jerusalem with
Fellowship Center and see this exquisite piece of work by the Pioneer Center the full knowledge that His sacrificial death was just days away. Thank
Quilters. This one is called The Fifty States, all hand made. Bids start at Him! Thank Him! Thank Him!
$100. One half of the proceeds with benefit our youth mission trips. The other
Give thanks to God for what He has provided for you. In the midst of
half towards the OC’s Pioneer Center. Final bids due by May 31st!
needs you may have, give Him thanks!
that Ryan Choquette, Morgan Heinsoo, Austin Marl, and Shannon O’Brien
were recently inducted into the National Honor Society at Oregon City High Ask God to provide for those among us who are facing difficult life
School? Congratulations! situations due to unemployment. Thank God for those who have found
that the PRC Baby Bottle Prayer & Giving Campaign has received $1749.74
jobs and pray for those who are continuing their search.
from OCEC to-date? Thank you for your response. If you have not returned
Pray that people all around our area will be influenced by the Holy Spirit
your bottle, you may still bring them to the church office.
to draw near to God. Pray that your friends will notice the Lord Jesus in
that a thank you is coming your way? Vernon Still has spent much time
being hospitalized. Both he and Carol thank YOU for your prayers, your cards your life and desire to know Him personally.
and your concern on their behalf.
Ask God to move powerfully upon world leaders, awaken them to their
that OCEC will be a part of the annual Oregon City Food Drive? Collection
need for the guiding wisdom of God and help President Obama to
barrels will be made available from April 27-May 18 for your donations. Begin
understand the true need of our nation to seek God together.
watching now for sales on non-perishable, NON-EXPIRED food items.
that Brandon White and Kelci King have announced their engagement? Pray for military and civilian families that are separated due to serving our
They are planning a September 2010 wedding. national security needs. Pray for their safety, pray that husbands and
wives will remain true to each other and pray that children will be
Track & Field Opportunity protected from the negative influences that arise when one parent is not
Anyone interested in having their children compete in track & field for the next
few months should contact Fred Crowe at 503 780-5882. Practices will be held
Pray for Colleen Mattson along with other members and friends of our
at Milwaukie High every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30-6:30pm with
church family who are suffering from chronic illnesses. Pray for those
meets starting in late April. Fred has been coaching youth track (ages 8-18) for
recovering from recent surgeries. And pray for those under hospice care
the last 20 years. They run, jump and throw. Always having a good time! Cost
and for those who have recently suffered the death of loved ones.
if $40 with multiple family discounts.
Serving In Our Armed Forces Church Prayer Focus—
Pray for those from our church family or those who have relatives
East Vancouver Evangelical Pastor Phil & Beth McCoy
serving our country and are away from home.
Epic Wineskins Pastor Rob & Linda Robinson
Tim Anderson-Marines Jesse Fulkerson-Army Mark Matautia-Army Eugene First Evangelical Pastor Joe & Stephanie Marquez
A.J. Asche-Army Josie Fulkerson-Army Valiant Mueller-Army
Missionary Prayer Focus—
Mac Ashford-Marines Brent Hagen-Air Force Nathan Phillips-Army
Bill & Kaye Lawrence - Santa Marta Orphanage (Mexico)
Jesse Atay- Marines David Hatlee-Army Scott E. Pierce-Army
Jody Badders-Army Tim Harlow-Army Sarah Rhoads-Army
Jeff Boone-Marines Daniel Hoskins-Army Douglas Rosenburg-Marine
Amanda Brush-Army Chol & Heidi Kim-Air Force Brandon E.Rouse-Marine Stewardship of God’s Resources
Michael Carlson-Air Force Rick Koyama-Army Justin Solem-Marine
Brian Christensen-Marines Rocky LaChance-Air Force Nathan Swift-Air Force 2009 Needs General Budget Missions
Jeremy Delany-Army Kevin Larson-Air Force Nathan Tegeler-Air Force
Tim Delany-Army Brandon Little-Navy Rebecca Tucker-Navy Yearly Needs
Jacob Doolittle-Marines Brian McCartney-Marines Chad VanDeWalker-Marines 23,786
Timothy J. Elwonger-Navy Eric McPherson-Army Stacey Virgin-Navy 17,934
Received Last Sunday 2,300
Keith Forsman-Marine Joseph Marugg- Marines David Walt-Marine 251,628
Actual Received Year-to-date 31,668
Jessica Fosburg-Air Force Amy Gail Mason-Air Force Bill Weatherell-Army 309,213
Proposed Need Year-to-date
Thank you for notifying the church office when these individuals return home.
Communicating Heart-to-Heart With Your Spouse
What Does the Bible Say…
Guest Speakers: Alger and Gloria Marsh
Taught by Brent Burson
Meeting in Fellowship Center - Room FC 1
I can increase the quality of my marriage by effectively expressing what
This class will focus on questions Christians and non-Christians are asking.
is on my heart, and doing a better job of hearing what is going on inside
When Dr. Burson went to seminary, he did not find that they often answered the
practical questions that he had. He has questions. You have questions. What my spouse's heart.
do you want to know? This class will provide a place where you can begin to
Listening is considered to be the passive part of a conversation;
find spiritual answers for what you want to know. Here are some of the
questions that they will/might be answering (not all the questions have been speaking is seen as active. Reflective listening requires focus, intent,
decided upon yet). and very active participation. Alger and Gloria offer a powerful tool. One
Can I enjoy movies and culture and still be a Christian?
benefit of good listening is that the speaker is affirmed.
Is it OK for a Christian to drink alcohol?
Can I lose my salvation?
Alger and Gloria are the founders of House of Myrrh Ministries here in
How do I know God’s will?
Oregon City, established in 1986. They served nine years with Wycliffe
Is Jesus the only God?
What is sexual sin and how do I go about breaking free from it?
Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. On leaving PNG, the Marshes
What do I do if I know that my dad is watching pornography?
were given an understanding that God would use them to help prepare
When does temptation become sin?
the bride for the Bridegroom. Their HeartChange and HeartsTogether
Can husbands be stay-at-home dads?
workshops, along with other aspects of their ministry, are helping do
What is the kingdom of Hell? Does it exist?
How human was Jesus?
just that as relationships with God and each other are restored.
Are we living in the end times?
Beware, this class is not being taught by a Pastor! We will not be resting on our
own beliefs but will be looking specifically what the Bible says about these
DATE NIGHT: a monthly night out with dinner at your
questions. The only requirement is that each participant be willing to allow
favorite restaurant with your favorite person!
differences between class members and not be argumentative. It is the hope
that between all participants, we will be able to find spiritual answers to those
Make reservations: 1) At the restaurant of your choice,
and 2) RSVP for child care and dessert (see below).
Financial Peace University
Child care at OCEC available at 6 PM (no charge)
Taught by Sarah Loftis
Meeting in Fellowship Center - Room FC2 NOTE: Childcare Security Improvement
This class is a continuation of the Winter term. Only the NORTH doors will be open between 6:00-
6:45pm to welcome children. When picking up children,
The Book of Hebrews
please enter only through the NORTH Fellowship Center
Taught by Larry Griggs
doorway from the north parking lot.
Meeting in Fellowship Center - Room FC3
Continuing on with the study of Hebrews. God has given us some tough Enjoy a romantic dinner with your spouse.
assignments. He has also made some amazing promises. You are encouraged
Return to OCEC’s Fellowship Center at 8:00pm for dessert and
to continue discovering what else He has for us. New class members are
always welcome! a marriage-nurturing message (opportunity for donation).
Marriage Encouragers / Mentor Couples On your way home at 9:00pm.
Taught by Tom & Liz Dressel
Please call Tom and Liz Dressel at 503 655-1489 to RSVP
Meeting in Cristi Center - Lower Level Room LL2
and/or if you have questions.
This class is a continuation of the Winter term.
...for Josh Westermann
Josh realizes the great need for a car in Nairobi. Everything is very
spread out and it has been extremely difficult getting around the slums
and downtown areas. He has been taking Matatus (minibus taxis) that
are unsafe or walking long distances where they don’t have them. He
doesn’t mind, but it’s very time-consuming and limits the ministry he can
do each day.
Having the use of a car would free him and the rest of the Ambassadors
in Sport staff tremendously. It would also provide many more
opportunities to be involved with the different ministries in Kenya and
give rides to those that need it.
Cars are actually more expensive in Kenya than in the States. The
cheapest, second-hand car is around $5,000. Right now his support
account would not allow him to buy a car.
Would you pray with Josh about this and consider helping him in
reaching the goal of $5000 to purchase a second-hand car? Upon
completion of his time in Kenya, he will either donate the car to the
Ambassadors in Sport office there or sell it and use the money to
continue with this ministry elsewhere.
[ ] Yes, I/We would like to donate towards the goal of WESTERMANN
$5000 for the purchase of a car for Josh in Nairobi, Kenya.
Donation amount $ ______.
City:_________________________ State:_______ Zip:_________________
Phone:_____ _________________ Email:____________________________
Checks are payable to OCEC for tax donation purposes.
Please use an offering envelope to make designation. Thank you.