Hello Beloved Community
Well, we made it to the East Rec. We went kicking and screaming but we are sure glad to be there. It is a great space. We are looking forward to the week when everything from set up to competition begins to run as a well-oiled clock. The move was stressful with all that had to be done between the Sundays. We were so blessed that Kevin, the OVA manager came to our rescue with a truck, trailer and manual labor to move the large furniture and risers. He was a blessing sent by God. Thank you Kevin! We were also blessed that some of the men from church were able to build us a shed. I think it is better constructed than our house. They did a fantastic job. We are so grateful that the wooden furniture and Clavanova are able to be safely stored indoors away from the weather.
One of the challenges we had on our first Sunday was the new technology for the lights, sound and media, but that too will be overcome in time. Our first service was on July 14th and it went well. The room was filled with joy and excitement. The service itself was wonderful, although if you were present then you are aware there was an incident where we needed to call for an ambulance. It ended up being a diabetic seizure. We praise God that we had 2 nurses and an emergency care person present at the time. If you have diabetes, let me encourage you to be very careful not to eat what you shouldn’t, to eat when you should, and please be careful not to under or over medicate yourself. There are too many things that can go wrong. We care about you and want the best for you, as you do for each one of us.
If you have not joined us, we invite you to come and be a part of our family. I believe God is going to do some wonderful things in us and through us and besides, there is no better place in Oakmont to be on a Sunday morning.
50 Years of Ministry Service
Monday Study at Susie Tatum’s Home @ 10:30 am – Looking Deeper into ‘The Story’
Tuesday Bible Study at the Garden’s @ 1:30 pm – The Book of Revelation
Wednesday Bible Study at the OVA office Suite B @ 10:30 am – The Book of Acts
Sunday Worship Services at the East Rec Center at 10:30 AM
Sunday Worship Service for the Gardens Residents at 1:00 PM
NEW LOCATION… EVERY SUNDAY – EAST REC
On the horizon…
July 30th – Chapter 20: The Queen of Beauty and Courage
August 4th – Chapter 21: Rebuilding the Walls
August 11th – Chapter 22: The Birth of a King
August 18th – Chapter 23: Jesus’ Ministry Begins
Need Prayer, hospital visit, or communion? Call Pastor Brinda 707-595-0166
The Manse: 6687 Oakmont Dr. / Website: occsantarosa.org