419 Maryland Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139
Worship with us at one of our two services
Our Contemporary Prayer and Praise service meets at 9:00 AM.
Our Traditional service meets at 11:00 AM
There will be Sunday School Classes
all ages available at 10:00 AM
Both Services are held in the Sanctuary
Parking: Handicap spaces and parking lot
Accessibility: Ramp and elevator
We are a Safe Sanctuary Church
They shall be called oaks of righteousness…
Have you seen the hole in the parking lot at the church? We have finally obtained a few esti- mates to “fix” the problem even though we are not certain what the problem is. Four years ago when I came to Oakmont there was a one foot circle of black top at this exact location. I thought it was a patch from what looked like a tree trunk might have been. About two months ago I noticed it had sunk down two inches. About one month ago it dropped down revealing a void under the black top about one foot deep!
Do you have any sink holes in your life? It seems as if things are fairly even, a few blemishes here and there and all of a sudden…what a mess!
Jesus in the sermon on the mount concludes with a similar parable.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a fool- ish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
God’s word has many recommendations on how we are to build our lives. A wise person learns to check the foundation before building any higher. Jesus in this sermon starts with the bedrock of God’s holy word. Jesus’ teaching is based on the wisdom of the Old Testament, The Ten Com- mandments, The Shema, The Law and The Prophets. Our Judeo-Christian principles support a civil society that can grow and flourish. That’s how we avoid spiritual sinkholes.
Jesus takes the word and applies it to our heart. Our attitudes and emotions get challenged in our relationship with Jesus.. Jesus comes in the flesh to show us how to grow in love by the Holy Spirit. Not only is the letter of the law important, but the habits of the heart influence the way we live.
In this November season, as we embrace traditions like Thanksgiving, let us live with expecta- tion. Let us celebrate the bazaar with joy and appreciation. Let us remember saints that have served and faithful witnesses that have given their all to win for us freedom, faith and family. And may God bless us everyone!
Sincerely in Christ,
John K. Jefferis
SERMONS AND WORSHIP THEMES FOR NOVEMBER
Traditional themes for November are harvest and thanksgiving. For most of us that holds true because we are so blessed. But the contrast still holds true, not every season brings blessing. So remember to share with those facing adversity and scarcity. We will again receive turkey bags of food and a special offering for Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 4Let us remember members who have died in this past year.
Communion Sunday and All Saints Sunday
Sunday, November 11
Scripture: Judges 6-8
Sermon: Enough to Learn a Lesson
Sunday, November 18
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26: 1-15
Sermon: Don’t Forget to Say Thank You
Tuesday, November 207:30 PM Service of Thanksgiving
Scripture: Psalm 111: 1-10
Sermon: Five Grains of Corn
Sunday, November 25
Scripture: Luke 15: 1-10
Sermon: He Didn’t Know He Was Lost