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INVITATION TO PRAY BEFORE THE SERVICE
Everyone is invited to join us in prayer for our church, our community and our nation.
We meet every week before Sunday worship between 9:00 and 9:25 am in the school lunch area.
Ask an usher for directions.
This Week at a Glance
Tue, 11/14 7:00 am, Men’s Bible Study: 1 Timothy, Church office, Rancho Bernardo Wed, 11/15 6:30 pm, Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner: Exodus 12, Dalby home, Poway Thurs, 11/16 9:00 am, Women’s Bible Study: Philippians & Colossians, Church office, Rancho Bernardo Fri, 11/17 7:00 pm, Family Home Fellowship & Bible Study: Book of Revelation, Anderson home, Escondido Sat, 11/18 8:00 am, ‘Walking in Christ’ Hiking Group, see Bill Doyle for next location Sun, 11/19 9:00 am, Prayer before the service, Lunch area, Painted Rock Elementary School, Poway 9:30 am, Worship service, Multipurpose Room, Painted Rock Elementary School, Poway
Please remember to pray for the people of Puerto Rico, as their island has been devastated by Hurricane Maria.
HURRICANE HARVEY AND IRMA RELIEF
Please remember to lift the victims and those communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in your prayers. Olive Branch is supporting relief efforts through the organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Visit their website to learn the various ways you can help at:
THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
We have an opportunity to bless families in need this Thanksgiving with a frozen uncooked turkey and some groceries to prepare the “fixings”. We need to know by November 12th to ensure we have enough turkeys to distribute on November 19th. Please note, turkeys need to be picked up at church on that date as they cannot be stored. Please see Eva House for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND INVITE A FRIEND! WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS TEA
Saturday, December 9th, from 10:00 am to noon at the church office. If you would like to host a table or help with food, information will be available at the ministry table today.
LIFE CHOICES ‘BABY GIFT TREE’ DRIVE IS UNDERWAY!
Olive Branch is holding its annual Baby Gift Tree Drive to support Life Choices Pregnancy Center of Poway. Select a gift tag from the Christmas Gift Tree at the ministry table. The tag will identify a child and a desired Christmas gift for a local family in need. Purchase and return the UNWRAPPED gift by December 3rd so that gifts will be delivered to the families prior to Christmas.
THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER, THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 6:30 PM AT THE DALBY HOME
We hope you will join us for a blessed night of fellowship as we come together in Thanksgiving to the Lord! For planning purposes, please be sure to sign up to let us know you are coming and what dish you will bring to share. Contact the Church office, (858) 605-8379, for directions.
WOMEN’S THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY NOVEMBER 16TH
Ladies, it’s not too late to sign up for this weekly Bible study that meets every Thursday at 9:00 am at the church office. This Fall session we are in the “Joy of Living” Series – Philippians and Colossians. See Shirley Gerardy for more information.
WALKING IN CHRIST GROUP, A WEEKLY WALK/HIKE, SATURDAYS, 8:00 AM
If you aren’t on the email list to receive notices of where the next hike will be, please contact Bill Doyle at USAdoyles@aol.com or (858) 605-8379. Fall is here and this is a great opportunity for fellowship, prayer and encouragement in your “walk” with the Lord. All ages welcome. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, too!
OLIVE BRANCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH AT OLD POWAY PARK ON SATURDAYS, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Meet at the train station at 11:00 am and be ready to let God work through you. Contact Willard Smith for more information.
PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISE REPORTS
We love to pray for you and hear your praise reports! Place your requests in an offering bag, the agape box on the hospitality table, or email them to prayer team leader, Ann Lawrence, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join the prayer team, please contact Ann.
Listen to the weekly messages available for downloading on your favorite mobile device or computer at Sermons for the Sunday morning message or Bible study for the Wednesday night message.
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
We are in the process of updating our database. Please provide your current mailing address, telephone numbers, and email addresses on the Welcome slip to ensure that you receive important church updates and announcements.
Family Life offers retreats across the country at different times of the year, so you have flexibility in where and when you can attend. And you will receive a discount by registering under the group name “olivebranch”. Visit their website.
HELP NEEDED FOR SUNDAY MORNING SETUP AND CLEANUP
If you have a desire to serve, there are areas where we can use your help!
We are building a bigger team of people who will share in the duties of setting up chairs and equipment on Sunday mornings. If you can help once or twice a month in this vital ministry and would like to be added to the rotation, please see Roger Boates.
We also need additional team members to pack up the equipment after the service and return it to storage. This would require less than an hour of fellowship with like-minded individuals immediately following the service. Find out first-hand how it’s done! Please see Jim Leste after the service for more information.
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
We also need support for those who serve in the areas of hospitality (aka donuts, coffee and water) and floral arrangements. Stop by the Hospitality Table for more information or contact Cindy Hallsted or Lisa Doyle.
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