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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 library.
Ask an usher for directions.
This Week at a Glance
Tue, 1/16 7:00 am, Men’s Bible Study: Book of 1 Timothy, Church office, Rancho Bernardo Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 6:00 pm, Men’s Bible Study: Book of John, Church office, Rancho Bernardo Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 Wed, 1/17 7:00 pm, Home Fellowship & Bible Study: Book of Exodus, Poway Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 Thurs, 1/18 9:00 am, Women’s Bible Study: Hall of Faith, Church office, Rancho Bernardo Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 Fri, 1/19 7:00 pm, Home Fellowship & Bible Study: Feasts of the Lord, Escondido Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 Sat, 1/20 7:30 am, Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: Crazy Love, Church office, Rancho Bernardo Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 8:30 am, Walking in Christ Hiking Group, various locations Contact Church office: (858) 605-8379 9:00 am, Prayer before the service, School library, Painted Rock Elementary School, Poway 9:30 am, Worship service, Multipurpose Room, Painted Rock Elementary School, Poway
HURRICANE HARVEY, IRMA AND MARIA RELIEF
Please remember to lift the victims and those communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in your prayers. Olive Branch is supporting relief efforts through the organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Visit their websites to learn the various ways you can help at:
for Harvey – www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey
for Irma and Maria – www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-irma
CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS 2017
If you have tithed in 2017, you will receive your contribution statement in the mail at the end of January. If there have been any changes in your contact information that is on file with the church, please take the time to submit those changes to the Church office or on a welcome slip, placing it in an offering bag or the agape box.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY & HOME FELLOWSHIP
We will be resuming our study in Exodus this Wednesday, January 17th, at the Dalby’s home in Poway at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Mark Reese, (858) 605-8379.
It’s not too late to sign up for Joy in the Morning Bible Study with Olive Branch Women. Beginning January 11th, we are meeting Thursdays at 9:00 am in the church office. Based on the great “faith” chapter, Hebrews 11, each Hall of Faith lesson focuses on the faith of one or more Old Testament believers. By delving into their stories in the Old Testament and studying related New Testament passages, you will learn about what faith is, about the object of our faith, and about the authority and power available to the believer through faith in God. Study guides are $14. Sign up with Shirley Gerardy at email@example.com or (858) 605-8379 to reserve your book.
FRIDAY BIBLE STUDY & HOME FELLOWSHIP
A new study starts this Friday, January 19th, at the Anderson’s home in Escondido at 7:00 pm. Pepper Lawrence will begin teaching a series on the Feasts of the Lord. All ages welcome. We hope to see you there!
Men, we will be starting a new year and a new book! You are invited to come join us for fellowship, food and to grow our love for God. We will be going through a book called Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Find out more about who God is and learn to love Him more than ever. If you have never been to the men’s fellowship, this is the perfect time to see what it is all about. In 2018, we will meet once a month and cover a chapter. God’s love for us is a great gift! Come see how we can love Him back. Our first breakfast in 2018 will be January 20th, 7:30am at the church office. For more information, contact Dave Kronheimer at (858) 605-8379. Book & study guide $17. Suggested donation for a delicious breakfast is $5.
‘WALKING IN CHRIST’ HIKING GROUP MEETS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
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.
The weekly messages are available for listening and 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 to the Church office or on the Welcome slip to ensure that you receive your 2017 Contribution statement, 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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