1 TODAY: December 29, :30 AM FOUNDATION PRAYER, Prayer Room 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Songs of Worship and Praise Pastor Brooks Year-End Message CHILDREN'S WORSHIP SERVICES, Infants thru 6th grade. 9:30 AM POWER FOR LIVING CLASSES STARTING POINT Christianity 101 The Basics of the Christian Faith, Northview Room, Steve Turner and Sherry Brooks. MARRIAGE As Long As We Both Shall Live, Multi-Purpose Room, Rick & Pastor Laurie Ganiere and Jim Sanders. 2to1 (20s married): House or Home Marriage Edition, C-116, Jeff & Brittnia Papendorf CHRISTIAN LIVING The Purpose of Christmas, Chapel, Pastor Mark. Real Change, Music Hall, Jamie & Joy Herbst. Breaking the Silence, North Gym, Dave Linz and Mike Williams. Caleb s Army Prayer, Prayer Room, John & Carol Rieger. Crossroads (ages 18-29): Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples, C 112, various teachers. BIBLE STUDY Psalm 83 and America in Bible Prophecy, South Gym, Dave Sisti. The Christmas Experience, C 108, Rick Borger. Thru the Bible: Matthew Songs & Hymns in the New Testament, C 102, Bill Barnier and Michael Kelly. The Gospel of Mark: Verse by Verse, C-104, Reed Bonneville, Bill Ratliff and Jon Wardecke. INTERNATIONAL Español: El discipulo amado, C 110, Ruth Rivera. International Gathering: Jesus is, D 103, Jody Smith & Pastor Juan. SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR YOUTH & CHILDREN 5:00 PM ARISE ORIENTATION, C-110 ALL FAMILY YEAR-END CELEBRATION NIGHT, 6:00 PM Don t miss this special evening: enjoy an Italian dinner, the Year-In-Review video and a devotional by Pastor Brooks. The evening continues with private bowling at Classic Lanes (limited tickets available) or games at church. Menu and tickets are available today at the Main Information Center, at the Information Center by the bookstore, or online. Meal tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children age Bowling tickets are $4. OAK CREEK KIDS SPOTLIGHT Today in children s church Kidventure Central (grades 1-6): Toy Box Legos: Like a wise man who built his house on the rock Junior Kids Church (Age 3-K5): Wise Men Worship Jesus Walkers-Age 2: God Gives Me Food YEAR END FINANCIAL GIVING Please remember that all financial gifts are tax deductible, and must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to be receipted for the 2013 tax year. To give online, visit our website at T HIS WEEK WEDNESDAY: 1/1 Church office is closed. NO MORNING OR EVENING BIBLE STUDY OR CHILDREN S ACTIVITIES FRIDAY: 1/3 FASTING & PRAYER MEETING, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM, Prayer Room. SHIFT LOCK-IN, 9:00 pm. Don t forget to bring your permission slip (go to oakcreekag.org/ministries/youth to download) and $20. All teens need to be picked up by 6 AM on the 4th. Sunday, January 5 through Friday, January 10 Sunday, January 5 Special Night of Prayer, 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 6 At Home Prayer Emphasis Tuesday, January 7 Day of Fasting and Prayer, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 Holy Spirit Miracle Rally, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9 - OR - Friday, January 10 Home Life Prayer Groups (Watch for more details on when groups are meeting.) ARISE This is a 19 week class for those desiring to break free and live free from life controlling issues such as addictions, anger, depression and fear. It is a 19 week class beginning Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $30, additional book fees will apply throughout the course. Registration forms are available in Foyer. Arise Orientation meeting is tonight Sunday, December 29 at 5:00 PM in C-110. GRIEFSHARE For those that have suffered the loss of someone close to them. You don t have to go through the grieving process alone. This is a 13 week class Saturday mornings, January 11 April 15, 10 AM Noon. The cost is $20 (includes workbook). Contact Bill Callies for more information at or or stop by the table in the Foyer. SECRET SISTER BRUNCH It's just about time again to reveal yourself to your secret sister and the reveal party is around the corner on January 25th. Watch for more details coming soon! F UTURE EVENTS BLOOD CENTER OF WISCONSIN BLOOD DRIVE Giving blood can help save a life! Plan now to participate by donating blood and/or volunteering during the drive on Saturday, January 18 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Free 2-week passes to the YMCA will be given to every donor! Registration is available through the church website: MEN S SPAGHETTI DINNER The men will be gathering for an evening of fellowship, food and fun on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Gym. Mark your calendars now and sign-up in the Foyer for this annual event. There is a suggested donation of $5. KIDS BLAST 2014 This kid s convention for grades 3rd 6th is coming to the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells on February 21 & 22, Info packets will be available next Sunday at the Kidventure Church registration table. The cost is $130; registration deadline is Sunday, January 19. OAK CREEK AG MARRIAGE WEEKEND FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014 Mark your calendar for this wonderful weekend with guest speaker Ted Cunningham, author of Trophy Child and coauthor of As Long as We Both Shall Live. The Early Bird discounted registration of $65 ends January 10, Regular rates apply thereafter. SHIFT WINTER RETREAT: SAVE THE DATE Join us in Lake Geneva for this popular getaway Friday, February 28 Sunday, March 2. Watch for more info and registration forms in the coming weeks! CHURCH BUS TRIP May Fliers are available at the Information Centers for the upcoming church bus trip to New York City. Deposits are due by January 22nd. PRIME TIME LIVE EVENTS FOR 2014 February 6 Milwaukee Art Museum & lunch at a Brazilian Steak House. Bus departs from North Parking Lot at 10:00 AM. Cost is $10.00 and is due by January 29. (Lunch is on your own.) Envelopes available at the Information Centers. February 11 Prime Time Café In the Food Court Commons. 10:00 AM 12:30 PM We will be introducing Corn Hole! $7.00 for lunch. No reservations needed. FOOD PANTRY NEEDS canned tomatoes jelly cornbread mix canned chicken & tuna peanut butter canned fruit mac & cheese chili powder rice pasta boxed dinners (Hamburger Helper) The first Sunday of the month is Food Pantry Donation Sunday. Bring your non-expired donations next Sunday and drop them off in the Foyer or at Door #6 near the Bookstore.
2 OTHER NEWS SERMON NOTES JOIN THE OCAG BOOK CLUB IN 2014 The purpose of the Book Club is to connect people to Jesus and one another by reading and discussing books that provide fresh insight into God's Word and truths. It is open to anyone who enjoys reading Christian fiction and nonfiction books and the discussions they inspire. Upcoming titles and meeting dates are as follows: January: I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins, January 26 February: A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson, February 23 March: When Jesus Wept by Bodie/Brock Thoene, March 23 Questions? Contact Christine Jacobs at or DO YOU HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST? The following prayer ministries are available: Emergencies Call Telephone Prayer Chain Leader Geri All other needs or call the church THIS WEEK S CAFÉ SPECIALS: Sunday: Breakfast: Omelet, Pancakes or Breakfast Croissant: $3 Lunch: TBA; Food Café is closed for dinner. Salad Bar: Salad Bar: $7 (1 trip) or Soup of the Day: $3 (1 trip) Always Available: Pizza, Appetizers, Desserts & More. Wednesday, January 1: Church is closed. Next Sunday: Beef or Chicken Chimichanga w/ Rice & Beans -OR Baked Tilapia w/ Rice & Beans DIRECT PAYMENT FORMS For your convenience, we have direct payment authorization forms available for anyone interested in having an electronic debit entry made from their checking account. You can choose to have the entry made on a weekly, monthly or bi-monthly basis for TITHES, MISSIONS, BUILDING A BRIDGE (building fund) and/or the STRONG FOUNDATION FUND (debt retirement). Forms are available at any of the Information Centers. LIVING WATER BOOKSTORE All kids items are on sale throughout December! Take 20% off all kids books, Bibles, music, DVDs and more! Brand new items include the new Veggie Tales Christmas DVD and the Big Picture Bible Storybook. Remember to like us at facebook.com/ livingwaterbookstore for news and specials. LIVE THE DREAM is now seen Thursdays at 11:30 AM on the following channels: Channel 52, Time Warner Cable 21, Charter Cable 20 & Uverse 52. Pray for this outreach! Reaching Our World for Christ Check out our church website! Here you will be able to watch sermons, read the bulletin, view the daily calendar, and explore the many available ministries.
3 Power for Living: Sunday Bible Study Groups What are Power for Living Groups? They are an exciting way to study God s Word and connect with friends every Sunday morning at 9:30 am. There are group Bible studies available for every stage of life, from the youngest to the oldest, covering a wide variety of topics. All of the Bible Study Groups are open to new comers. If you don t know where to start, check out Christianity 101. STARTING POINT Christianity 101: The Basics of the Christian Faith From those new in the faith to long time veterans, this course will enable you to better articulate what you believe to those around you. With Sherry Brooks and Steve Turner in the Northview Room. Receive a $5 certificate to the Living Water Bookstore upon completion. FAMILY The Family Makeover with Christ at the Center Home is meant to be the primary place where faith is nurtured and passed on from one generation to the next. Learn practical ways busy families grow their faith with a family prayer plan for Monday s prayer night. With Pastor Mark & Heather and in C-114. YOUNG ADULT Crossroads (age 18-29): Serving My Church God has a dream for you! You have a divine design. In this study, you ll learn how to discover, develop, and deploy your God given gifts for impact in your church. Various teachers, C to 1 20 s Married: The Circle Maker What impossibly big dream is God calling you to pray and reach for this year? Learn to pray the kind of audacious prayers that God loves to answer. With Jake & Lisa Olson in C 116. PRAYER Caleb s Army Prayer Time Join us as we pray for our church and community. With John and Carol Rieger in the Prayer Room. January Classes CHRISTIAN LIVING Prophecy: Training Camp God wants His children to be prepared when Christ returns for the Church. Learn to recognize the prophetic signs He has given us in both the Old and New Testaments as we review current world events. With Jim and Josh Cruse in the Chapel. All In As followers of Jesus, it s easy to chose comfort over obedience and familiarity over faithfulness. Be challenged to dethrone your personal desires and go all in for Christ. With Carlos & Lisa Rodriguez in the South Gym. BIBLE STUDY The Gospel of Mark: Verse by Verse A study of the New Testament book of Mark. With Reed Bonneville, Bill Ratliff, and Jon Wardecke in C 104. Thru the Bible: Songs and Hymns in the New Testament Examining some of the songs and hymns in the Gospels and the Epistles that reveal God s plan of salvation and the reasons we worship Him. With Bill Barnier and Michael Kelly in C 102. INTERNATIONAL Vida en Comunión No fue la intención de Dios que usted viviera esta vida solo, sino que la viviese en comunión con otros. Sienta la transformación directamente al aprender como conectar, crecer, desarrollar, compartir y someter su vida junto al Él. Con Johnny Torres en C 110. NEXT LEVEL DISCIPLESHIP Life Together God never intended for you to do life alone, but to do life in community. Experience the transformation firsthand as you learn to connect, grow, develop, share, and surrender your life together for Him. With Rick & Pastor Laurie Ganiere and Jim Sanders in the Multi Purpose Room With Pastor Mark and Dave Sisti in C-118. Growing Myself Do you wake up every day knowing exactly why you were created? God has a unique plan for you. Discover your core values, realize your spiritual gifts, and learn to use past experiences to form your future and make God's dreams your own. With Jamie & Joy Herbst in the Music Hall. Serving My Church God has a dream for you! You have a divine design. In this study, you ll learn how to discover, develop, and deploy your God given gifts for impact in your church. With Rick Borger and Scott Tomatz in C 108. Reaching My Community You want your life to count--but how? This practical study guides each of us to discover what we were uniquely created to do-- become Jesus' hands and feet on earth and change the world. With Dave Linz and Mike Williams in the North Gym.
4 Power for Living Classes for Children and Youth Every 9:30 a.m. Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Nursery (0-2) & Pre-School (3-K5) Infants & Crawlers Discovering God s Word Young children will enjoy discovering God s Word in a safe, friendly classroom. Meeting in A 103. Walkers We will be sharing Biblical lessons with snacks and fun games. With Carrie Hyatt, Gloria Eidson, and Brandi Davis in A 108. Toddler (2 Year Olds) Your two year old will enjoy learning Biblical truths through the Hands On curriculum. Bible stories, songs and snack time are all part of this fun and exciting class for your little ones. With Dave & Marge Eidson in A Year Olds, K3, K4, and K5 Joseph and Samuel Children will look at the lives of Joseph and Samuel and discover how they followed God as a boy and served Him all their lives. 3 s and K3 Dalie Flores and Jennifer Chandler in H-106. K4 Carmen Cruz, Autumn Cruz, and Lori McCartan in H 112. K5 Shara Robinson, Mindy Coppens, and Sommer Kelly in H 116. Middle School (6th-8th) Elementary POWER STATIONS (1st-5th) First and Second Grade Jesus Teaches Me Five lessons convey basic truths about salvation, the Golden Rule, humility, choices, and Jesus promise to return. First Grade With Mary Tomatz and Nilda Rivera in G-102. Second Grade With Jeff & Silvana Sabatino in G 202. Third and Fourth Grade God Helps Us Through stories about Thomas, Mary and Martha, Peter, and Elijah, kids will discover that God is our Source of help in every situation. Third Grade With Nakia & Meralis Hood and Tim & Brenda Gregerson in G 106. Fourth Grade With Ryan & Kristie Koney in G 208. Fifth Grade Attitudes and Actions Stories about Absalom, Paul and Silas, and Daniel help students see how their actions and attitudes affect not only their lives but others as well. Fifth Grade With Will & Jane Diaz in G-112. With Rich Katzfey and John Allen in G 114. High School (9th-12th) Sixth Grade Attitudes and Actions Stories about Absalom, Paul and Silas, and Daniel help students see how their actions and attitudes affect not only their lives but others as well. With Xandra Smith and Charles Seibert in G-214. With Rudy & Dagmar Ruiz in G 212. Seventh and Eighth Grade Fuel Foundations Students will encounter God through 100 of the great stories of the Bible told in chronological order providing a foundation of Biblical values for life. With Chuey & Heather Serna and Mary Jaromin in E th 12th Grade Girls Only Personal Appearance We ll talk about the importance of both outward appearance and inner beauty. With Sheryl Kelly, Barb Richwalski & Kim Vukovich in E 100. January th & 10th Grade The Book of James This series on the book of James teaches students that faith must be alive and working. An active faith leads to spiritual maturity. This is manifested in the way we treat others and how we use our time and resources to serve God. With Kevin and Angie Foster in F th & 12th Grade The Right Path to the Right Person We will be looking at what the Bible says about purity, dating, and relationships. With Pastor Shawn and Gwen Follis in F-101.
6 Home Missions Foreign Missions Missions Devotional: December 30th - January 5th Pray for the cities: Miami, FL Dale & Delight Eytzen Guyanna Please Pray: For health, strength and wisdom to finish our current term effectively. For Essequibo Coast Extension Bible College fall classes. For direction and growth for the churches of Guyana and their leadership. Pastor Sean Reisenbuechler Fusion Church Please Pray: For God's work to grow in Appleton. For encouragement for Pastor Reisenbuechler. For revival in Appleton. That God would meet all Pastor Reisenbuechler s needs. Pray for our pastors: Pastor Jerry Brooks, Sherry Pastor Jon Brooks, Joanie, Krista Pastor Dennis Daywitt, Candi, Amberly Pastor Shawn Follis, Gwen, Sydney, Boston Pastor Laurie Ganiere, Rick Pastor Juan Garay, Celines, Dariana, Markito Pastor Joshua & Pastor Stephanie Humpa Pastor Mark McKinstry, Heather, Ashley, Allie Daily Bible Reading (from oneyearbibleonline.com) Mon. Malachi 1:1-2:17 Revelation 21:1-27 Psalm 149:1-9 Proverbs 31:10-24 Tue. Malachi 3:1-4:6 Revelation 22:1-21 Psalm 150:1-6 Proverbs 31:25-31 Wed. Genesis 1:1-2:25 Matthew 1:1-2:12 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 1:1-6 Thu. Genesis 3:1-4:26 Matthew 2:13-3:6 Psalm 2:1-12 Proverbs 1:7-9 Fri. Genesis 5:1-7:24 Matthew 3:7-4:11 Psalms 3:1-8 Proverbs 1:10-19 Sat. Genesis 8:1-10:32 Matthew 4:12-25 Psalms 4:1-8 Proverbs 1:20-23 Sun. Genesis 11:1-13:4 Matthew 5:1-26 Psalms 5:1-12 Proverbs 1:24-28