Oakwood Middle School Summer Trips Announcement

Hey Oakwood Middle School Parents and Friends,

First of all, WE MISS YOU!  

This has been a time of LONG WAITING and FEAR of the UNKNOWN. 

With all these things considering, we miss meeting together and doing community in our “NORMAL” way.  

We sent out an email mid-April asking for camp/mission trip interest planning for the best, and hoping that we would still be able to participate and serve this summer.  Our Oakwood Leadership has considered the restrictions for our groups, listened to health officials, as well as considered your comfort level during this time.  In doing that, for your safety, we have taken slow steps in our gatherings and come to a decision for our Student and Children trips for the Summer.  

Unfortunately, we are stepping out of our Middle School Camp and Middle School Mission Trip this Summer, due the instability of the future with the COVID-19 and social distancing requirements.  With the timelines and  phases given to us by our government, we believe it is wise to step out of our “normal” and prepare for the “new normal.”  These steps may take longer than expected during these unprecedented times. 

For more details regarding those already registered, please email Tiffany.Lenz@oakwoodnb.com.  

Stay tuned for some other options we are currently looking into in the Summer months.  We have some Digital Camp ideas and will be watching for safe gathering options during the Summer. 

In Christ,

Pastor Brandon 

Middle School Pastor
Oakwood Church 

Good Friday – Psalm 22

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads; “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!” Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts. On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help. Many bulls encompass me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me; they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death. For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet— I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. But you, O Lord, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid! Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog! Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen! I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him. From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him. The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive. Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:1-31‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.22.1-31.esv

Messy Bible Club Spring Schedule

Who: all girls from 6th grade to 12th grade to attend and you are welcome to bring a friend! 

Contact: Amy Bowles

When: Sundays 3-5pm 

Spring schedule: NO MEETINGS until April 4

Apr 5th – NO Bible Study – out of town for Granddaughter’s first bday party

Apr 12th – NO Bible Study (Easter)

Apr 19th

Apr 26th

May 3rd

May 10th – NO Bible Study – Mother’s Day

May 17th – Last Messy Bible Study for Spring

OSM BBQ Summer Trips Fundraiser

We Have Rudy’s BBQ Fundraiser Packets during our OSM Weekly Meetings or in the Office.

BBQ Fundraiser Details

  • For every ticket you sell for $8 you get $5 credit towards mission trip or camps in 2020
  • Anyone that donates money but doesn’t buy a ticket is directly donating to your trip expense. 100% of their donation goes to you
  • You can only check out 1 packet of 20 tickets at a time.
  • You MUST sign out each packet you take. 1 signature = 1 packet
  • All money, packets, and remaining tickets are due back on March 22nd.
  • Make sure to write your name on the packet prior to turning it in.
  • These are TO GO lunches and must be picked up on Sunday March 29th from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Oakwood Kitchen.