OCTOBER IS MINISTRY SERVANT APPRECIATION MONTH.  Please take some time to acknowledge the fellow believers in our church who regularly serve you and your family.  You can write a note of appreciation, take time to tell someone thank you, or give a gift to express your gratitude.  “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thess. 5:11)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ASSOCIATE PASTOR GRANT!  The Board Of Credentials of the Church Of God In Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle officially licensed Grant as a pastor in our association and national movement.  He has earned and been granted the trust to shepherd God’s people and church in all the official functions of pastor.  Grant will continue to pursue, over the next year and a half, ordination which is a lifetime appointment.  Please join us in celebrating Grant’s calling, his commitment to pursue it, and our role in supporting that calling!

TODAY – LAST SUNDAY: OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: BLESSING BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS This quarter’s outreach opportunity is making blessing bags for the homeless. Pick up a “shopping list” today, take the next couple of weeks to gather items, and then bring them to the church. We’ll stuff blessing bags at the All Church Workday! Questions? See Kim, Jill or Grant!

ALL CHURCH WORKDAY, NEXT SAT OCT. 16, 9 AM TO NOON.  Come wearing clothes to clean, polyurethane, trim trees, and move/throw out, etc.…!  There are several projects and maintenance duties to accomplish in preparation for the fall and winter.  “Many hands make light work” and a meaningful time of partnership.  Hope you can join us in this important ministry gathering!

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FALL CARNIVAL: Families are invited to come out on Saturday, Oct. 23rd from 10am-Noon! There will be games, prizes and goodies! Invite friends and neighbors to join!!

GODTOWN MISSIONARY NEWS.  Check out the latest news and ministry events of Nick and Caren Herringshaw in the inner city of Minneapolis, Minnesota!  Newsletter on the lobby table.

FRANCISCO & ELVA CAMACHO NEWS: Check out the latest news and ministry Francisco & Elva Camacho are involved in, in Ensenada and central Mexico. Newsletter on the lobby table.

ELEMENT 26 NEWS: THIS WEDNESDAY – Youth @ 7pm!

BOOK OF THE MONTH There’s A Party In Heaven! by Gary Bower. There is nothing make-believe about Heaven, the ultimate land of surprises!  Check out this great read in the lobby – for anyone (child to adult) looking to celebrate every season and stage of life

REGULAR OFFERING TO THE POOR.  Each week Live Oak worshippers are welcome to place a special offering to the poor in the small box in the back of the sanctuary.  Each month these offerings will be given to those in need.  May we never forget the poor, but always be eager to remember them as God does!

FINANCIAL GIVING.  There are also three ways to give your tithe and offerings while we are a part…  Thank you for your faithful gifts

TITHES, OFFERINGS, AND FAITH PROMISE. (See slide in slideshow)

CONNECTING WITH US.  If you are new online, you can contact us through our web site at liveoaks.org or leave a comment on our Facebook page… If you’re here today, feel free to fill out a prayer request card or a Welcome card if you’d like to be included in emails and or have your birthday in announcements!  We are glad you joined us today

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