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For the week of Sunday, September 23, 2018
"I treasure your word in my heart..."

This Sunday we continue our special series called, "The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centred Life".

The practice we'll be exploring this week is "LEARN: reflect on Scripture each day, especially on Jesus' life and teachings."

Both the Jewish and the Christian traditions we inherit, place a high value on learning from God's word, to live God's ways. In Psalm 119:1-40, the psalmist sings praise and thanksgiving for God's "law" (or teaching), because to live in God's ways is a delight, that gives life. Later, as Jesus prepared his disciples for his death and resurrection, he encouraged them to remember and to live out his teachings as a sign of love for him, in John 14:23-29.  

This Sunday, we'll ponder together what exactly Scripture "is", what it is for, and how reflecting on Scripture can help us draw near to God. What ways of studying or reflecting on Scripture, are most life-giving for you? Do you have a favourite passage or story in Scripture? How does it sustain you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Bible, but not known where to start?

As always, there will be spirited singing, heart-felt prayer, warm hospitality, and the company of others on the Way of Love - this Sunday, and every Sunday.

See you in church!

~ Rev. Michelle 


This Week in Our Children and Youth Ministries...

Our age-specific children and youth Sunday ministries are offered this Sunday! We gather at 10am for prayer, song, sacred story, reflection and response (for about 20 minutes), before being invited to move to separate places and ways of being together.

Preschool Church will be led by Reyna and Frances, Children's Church will be led by Pam and Simon, and Youth Church will be led by Zach.

More details about our fab children and youth ministry are here. Check the church calendar for our youth events, and check out our general youth group page here.
Click for the September 23rd Worship & Song Sheet

What's happening in the church this week

MONDAY, September 24
7:00pm - SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus
TUESDAY, September 25
9:30am – Point of Grace Playgroup
5:30pm – Victoria Choral Society Auditions & Rehearsal*
WEDNESDAY, September 26
9:00am – Thrift/Annex Sorting
10:30am - Knitting/Prayer Shawl Group
1:00pm – Bible Study
5:00pm – FamJam Fall Dinner
7:00pm – The Chorus*
8:00pm – Corpus Veritas AA*
THURSDAY, September 27
7:00 pm – Worship Choir
FRIDAY, September 28
10:00 – Thrift Shop/Annex Open!
11:00am – AA Oak Bay Recovery*
SATURDAY, September 29
12:00pm – Private Function*
SUNDAY, September 30
10:00am –Worship & Song, led by Rev. Michelle Slater,
Amy van Wensem & Zach Burrill


Click for Oak Bay United's Online Calendar
We’re a progressive Christian community, eager to share God’s hospitality— that embraces you as you are, regardless of age, culture, gender, marital status, orientation, the state of your bank book, or the state of your faith. You are welcome, just as you are. Oak Bay United is hopping with Sunday and mid-week events, programs and ministries for children, families of all kinds, elders, and tons of community events and concerts too.   Find out more online, or come by—we’re at the corner  of Granite & Mitchell Streets, just up from Oak Bay Ave.
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