This weekend kicks off the annual Missions Conference (March 15-20th). Our guest speakers on Sunday are Doyle and Dori Carlbloom of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. There is a no host dinner at the Ponderosa on Friday evening to welcome them, and a Potluck dinner at OCC on Saturday evening. On Saturday, March 16th there will be both a “Guys Breakfast” at the church starting at 9 AM, and a potluck supper at 5 PM. Please bring something to share for those events. In addition, a no host ladies luncheon event on Saturday March 16th. Call the office or check the Sunday church bulletin for more details.
JOSIAH JAMES CONCERT
Orofino Community Church is excited to bring a FREE musical evening to the community on Friday, March 22nd at 7 PM when it hosts JOSIAH JAMES in concert at Orofino High Sshool. Northern California alternative / indie / Christian music artist JOSIAH JAMES creates full songs from just his acoustic guitar by using a live looping technique, layering guitar parts, percussion, and even voices to weave amazing soundscapes in real time. In a live show, it is something to behold. Josiah first picked up the guitar when he was in junior high; soon he was writing his own music, recording, and eventually, performing his own music and touring. After his freshman year of college, he realized he couldn’t juggle writing, recording, and touring with the responsibilities of college so, after the release of his first full-length CD, The Morning Light, he put off school to start touring full-time. The following years brought new music in the form of two EPs (Chasing the Wind and Oceans) and performing more than 500 concerts nationwide with various bands/friends including Future of Forestry, Esterlyn, and Lybecker. In September 2011, Josiah began work on his second full-length CD, the four-de-force All Forgotten Things, which released in early 2012.
You can listen to Josiah on Spotify or preview his music on his website at www.josiahjames.com. Check him out on iTunes as well. This is an open invitation to the community. We hope to see you – bring a friend.
Is it too soon to think about Easter Sunday? We don’t think so. Our plan is to host an Easter morning potluck brunch followed by a single worship service at Orofino High School on Sunday, March 31st. Child care during the service and activities/games during the brunch will be available. Plan to attend. Check our website at www.orofinocc.com for more information as the date approaches.
Pastor Terry Gugger’s sermon last week was titled “Be Angry” which might seem odd as the topic of a Sunday sermon, but it is the instruction of the Apostle Paul given in the Book of Ephesians. Anger is something we may not deal with well, both in society and in the church but it is all around us. Statistics tell us 60% of all absences from work have been attributed to stress – 80% of drivers say they have experienced road rage – 50% of us have reacted to computer problems by hitting the PC. Anger is a real issue we all have to deal with, possibly several times a day. For some, anger is a driving force, for others it has been brought under control by God. We can’t ignore the fact we live in an angry time and in an angry country, yet this passage of scripture tells us to “be angry”. This command is in contrast to established church teachings that Christians should not be angry. But maybe we do not get angry when we should. Have we have we become callous and indifferent? Paul’s instruction to “be angry” does not stop there is continues with – “do not sin”. Anger is a strong feeling of displeasure, an emotion. Emotions in and of themselves are not good or bad. Anger is simply an indicator of something that is going on deeper – a filter of life experience. It should alert us that something of concern is happening. But how do we not sin in anger? We don’t sin by identifying root issues. Who or what am I angry at? When is it right to be angry? For further study and answers to some of these difficult questions listen to the full sermon on our website www.orofinocc.com under the Ministries tab. You can also download a Podcast.
A family ski, sled and tubing trip to Snowhaven outside of Grangeville is planned for Saturday, February 2nd. Check the sign-up sheet at the church for information about carpooling, costs, and the after ski chili feed. Sunday February 10th there will be a Valentine themed potluck brunch between services at 9:45 AM. Later in February the Women’s Ministry Committee is hosting a Ladies Brunch event on Saturday, Feb. 23rd so save the date. In March, OCC will host Josiah James in Concert at Orofino High School. Watch for more information regarding these events and check the church website or call 208 476-3019 for more information.
Sunday services at OCC are 8 AM and 11AM with Sunday school in-between from 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM. Children’s church instruction is available for youngsters through 3rd grade and the nursery will watch your littlest ones. We hope to see you soon.
2013 Prayer Summit
Come and be a part of TRANSFORM – 2013 a 24/7 Prayer Summit at Orofino Community Church beginning December 30th and continuing until midnight January 6, 2013. The church will be open around the clock during that time. We invite you to stop in and visit and pray for your families, your community, your nation as we start the new year. Several local churches have come together to host this week long prayer event for the second year. Each evening during the week beginning at 6 PM and concluding at 8 PM there will be a community worship event – all other times during the prayer summit the church will be open but no organized group event will be taking place. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory” 2 Corinthians 3:18