Sunday, February 19, 2022

Share your Hearts!

The Rev. Julie Allen Berger will be preaching on February 20.  Pastor Alan will be leading other parts of the service.

The worship bulletins are posted on our website www.oakhillpcusa.org.  (See Worship At Home) If you’d like to join us remotely, please use Meeting ID: 768 992 383. (You can also call in, by phone, at 312-626-6799, then enter the same meeting ID.)

Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. using the regular Sunday worship Zoom link (see above).  You will then be put into a breakout room.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 11:00 a.m. on February 2.  They are continuing to follow the lectionary readings.  Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password:  Disciple.

Mission and Justice Committee Meeting on Wednesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Stewardship and Property Committee Meeting on Wednesday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m. o Zoom.

2022 Worship Volunteer Sign-Up

The new Sign-Up Genius form is ready to go for 2022. Please consider signing up to help greet guests, serve as liturgist, supervise children in the nursery (vaccination & safety screening required for nursery duty), or lead the Adult Sunday School Group. Sign up early and often! You can sign up easily online at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0545ABA722A4FD0-ohpc . If you would rather sign up “off-line” you can call Lisa Thompson or leave a message on the church answering machine.  

Our Minister of Music, Susan Brown, is always looking for volunteers to provide “Special Music” for Sunday Worship.  If you are interested in singing or playing a musical instrument during worship, or have any questions, please contact Susan.


Presidents’ Day Mission Project

Join us on Monday, February 21, 2022, from Noon – 2 PM for a mission project or two. We’ll have a drive by neighborhood food drop off for Isaiah 58 Ministries. In addition, will fill water bottles with laundry detergent for I58, make go bags for our own outreach and tied blankets for various groups and do a meal prep or two for the Grace Women’s Shelter. We’ll spread out in the Smylie Room and Large Assembly Room.  If you like to join us please sign up on  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094BAAA62CA0F94-service

Sunday, February 6, 2022

We hope you will join us at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for worship on Zoom.  The worship bulletins are posted on our website www.oakhillpcusa.org.  (See Worship At Home) If you’d like to join us remotely, please use Meeting ID: 768 992 383. (You can also call in, by phone, at 312-626-6799, then enter the same meeting ID.

Communion will be celebrated February 6. Please be ready with something at home for communion: something to drink and something to eat.  You should feel free to be ready with whatever
works in your household. For our skeleton crew in the sanctuary that tries to make the service proceed smoothly, we have individualized portions of bread and drink.

We are also offering in-home communion for our online worship participants. Please mention it in the Zoom chat or let the church office know, and we will make the necessary arrangements

At its January 12 meeting, session voted continue worshiping only on Zoom until February 6 due to the status of the pandemic.  At its February 9 meeting they will decide when or if we can begin in-person worship again. 

Sunday school will begin on February 6 at 9:30 a.m. using the regular Sunday worship Zoom link (see above).  You will then be put into a breakout room.

The Evangelism and Membership Committee will meet on Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

The book club is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, on Zoom: 259 777 226.  Password: Disciple (case sensitive).  They are going to discuss “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson.  A New York Times best seller, the book focuses on family legacy, including race, class, ambition, education, mother-daughter relationships, and loss. Please read the book and join them.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 11:00 a.m. on February 2.  They are continuing to follow the lectionary readings.  Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password:  Disciple.

Session will meet on Wednesday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Calling all artists! “Share Your Hearts” is the new theme for the Oak Hill Art Wall. Submit your valentine artwork (or pick up a blank canvas) in the newly constructed yellow box next to the Art Wall. We will then hang them for everyone to enjoy!

 The Stewardship and Property Committee is planning a church workday on Saturday, February 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please come and share your talents.  You may contact Brian Heuckroth to find out what projects need help.  We’re almost certain we can find something for everyone.

The Mission & Justice Committee asks you to contact your representative to consider action on this bill to improve nutrition for children throughout the world. The Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act. Thank you. 

4th sunday after epiphany

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9

We’ll be worshiping virtually this Sunday, January 30 at 10:30 am. Join us at Zoom ID # 768 992 383. The Rev. Wynn Ward, a clergy member of the Presbytery of Giddings- Lovejoy, will be preaching. Donna Cook will be leading the Time for Growing Disciples and Pastor Alan will be leading other parts of the service.

Speaking of love; the Evangelism and Membership Committee is “Calling all artists”! Our new art wall theme is “Share Your Hearts”! Submit your Valentine art work (or pick up a blank canvas) in the newly constructed yellow box next to the Art Wall. We will then hang them for everyone to enjoy.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 11:00 am on February 2. Zoom ID #259 777 226. Password: Disciple. We continue to study the lectionary for the following Sunday. February 2 we will be looking at the following scriptures.

Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 138

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Luke 5: 1-11

Touchy Topic Book Club will meet on Wednesday. February 2, at 7:30pm. Zoom ID# 259 777 226. Password: Disciple. We will be discussing the book “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know” by Malcolm Gladwell.

“Love never ends.” 1 Corinthians 13:8

ISAIAH 58 MINISTRIES CARES

The Rev. Brenda Booth, Executive Director of Isaiah 58 Ministries, will be leading us in worship on Sunday, January 16, 2022. We are worshiping virtually through February 6, at which time the Session will evaluate the status of the pandemic in our community. We hope to return to in-person /hybrid worship soon.

“you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets to live in.” Isaiah 58:12

Join us on Zoom at 768 992 383 at 10:30 AM.

There will be a Congregational Meeting (via Zoom) on Sunday , January 23, 2022, following worship.

Isaiah 58 Ministries staff, Arthur Johnson – Ministry Associate, Rev Brenda Booth – Executive Director, Rev. Meredith Jackson – Hunger Program Director.

First Sunday after the epiphany

The Baptism of the Lord

Ruling Elder Josh Smith will be leading us in worship this Sunday. Josh will be leading our Time for Growing Disciples and preaching the Sermon. The word is that other exciting events will take place as well. Don’t miss out on the Installation of our newly elected elders, Brian Heuckroth, Dena Roper, Avery Smith, Valery Welch and Christine Woodward. Thank you to Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers, (Pastor Alan, to all of us!) for coordinating worship leadership, moderating session meetings and working with the Worship and Christian Education Committee as we move forward into 2022.

We’re still worshiping virtually so sign into Zoom with code number 768 992 383 and our host will admit you! Last week we had some technical difficulties. Thanks for sticking around while we worked out the problems. In the future we hope to post technical difficulties to facebook so you know what’s up. If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to follow/like us on facebook for up to date info.

Coming up this week is Wednesday Bible Study. The Oak Hill Book Club and Touchy Topic Book Club will discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Book of Longings” Tuesday evening. Don’t forget our monthly session meeting Wednesday, January 12.

Josh, Avery, and Kim Smith – Christmas Eve 2021 at Oak Hill

January worship Covid Update

Starting January 2, 2022 through the end of the month, Oak Hill will host on-line worship only. This decision was made at a specially called Session meeting on December 30, 2021. The Session will have its regular meeting on January 12 and at that time will reassess the local covid numbers and determine when we can safely return to in-person worship.

You can join us on Zoom : Meeting ID 768 992 383 or by phone at 312-626-6799 , using the same meeting ID.

The Rev David Gerth, Executive Director , Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) will be preaching January 2. Rev. Gerth has been the executive director of MCU since 2011. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Before coming to MCU, he pastored churches in Indiana and Illinois. He is a member of St. John’s Church–the Beloved Community.

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Come celebrate of the birth of Christ with the children of our congregation on Sunday, December, 19, 2021, during morning worship.

Carols and Conversation help two young girls understand the mystery and joy of the birth of the newborn king in “Baby Jesus We Love you” “

We will be receiving the Christmas Joy Offering on December 19, as well. Envelopes are in the back of the sanctuary. “The Christmas Joy Offering opens doors of opportunity which lead to hopeful futures for young people at Presbyterian -related schools and colleges equipping communities of color and providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need.

With Jesus as our guide and community as our goal, we worship, love, serve, and grow.