Ashes To Go

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church will not have an “Ashes To Go” location this year, but if you are interested in sharing in an “Ashes To Go” event with another church, check out the links below to find out where other St.Louis area churches are holding events.

Churches said to be sponsoring “Ashes to Go” events in the St. Louis area on Ash Wednesday, 2022 include those listed below. Get in touch with the church online or by phone to confirm and for details.

Holy Communion Episcopal Church, University City, will have Ashes to Go at two locations in the Loop and in Central Clayton. The church’s phone number is (314)-721-7401, and their website is at https://www.holycommunion.net/the-forum-1/latest-news/senior-wardens-report-yz5tr?rq=Ashes.

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John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry Road

Florissant, MO 63033-3231, (314) 921-5833, jkpcoffice@gmail.com

will be offering Ashes to Go in front of the church, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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Manchester United Methodist Church will offer “Ash & Dash” 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., a drive-thru Ash Wednesday experience in West St. Louis County. During this community event, clergy will be on hand to pray with vehicle occupants and offer a free cross keepsake in lieu of ashes this year (due to Covid-19). This event is open to the public and held at the Manchester Athletic Association parking lot at 14380 Manchester Rd in Manchester,  MO (just west of Hwy 141). Look for Ash & Dash signs. The church’s phone number is 636-394-7506, and their website may be found at https://manchesterumc.org/news/.

Ash Wednesday ONLINE Service with Compton Heights Christian Church on March 2, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Oak Hill has been invited once again to share in an Ash Wednesday service with our friends at Compton Heights Christian Church on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. This will be an online service.  The Zoom login information is given below.

Also: if you should wish to participate during the service in the traditional Ash Wednesday imposition of ashes on forehead or hand, here is a link to a video that gives instructions on how to prepare ashes for this purpose: https://youtu.be/Hq3zZyOvCbo. It is the same video, prepared by Madison Peterson, that was made available for Ash Wednesday last year. We are grateful to Madison and to Compton Heights for this help.

Compton Heights Christian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ash Wednesday Service

Time: March 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 865 0440 1632

Passcode: 744290

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Transfiguration Sunday

The Rev. Rebecca Klemme Eliceiri will be preaching on February 27. 

Pastor Alan will be leading other parts of the

Compton Heights Christian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ash Wednesday Service

Time: March 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504401632?pwd=L2cvOU5Eejdmc09ESERSVm1UQnNYdz09

Meeting ID: 865 0440 1632

Passcode: 744290

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 865 0440 1632

Passcode: 744290

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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 will not meet March 2.  The next session will begin March 9. The group is starting a a new study “A Beginners Guide to Holy Friday: Witness at the Cross , by Amy Jill Levine.” A Kindle edition is available.  Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password:  Disciple.

Oak Hill has been invited once again to share in an Ash Wednesday service with our friends at Compton Heights Christian Church on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. This will be an online service.  The Zoom login information is given below.

Also: if you should wish to participate during the service in the traditional Ash Wednesday imposition of ashes on forehead or hand, here is a link to a video that gives instructions on how to prepare ashes for this purpose: https://youtu.be/Hq3zZyOvCbo. It is the same video, prepared by Madison Peterson, that was made available for Ash Wednesday last year. We are grateful to Madison and to Compton Heights for this help.

Compton Heights Christian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ash Wednesday Service

Time: March 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

The Touchy Topics book club will meet on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. 

on Zoom. Normally to club meets the first Wednesday of the month, but for March, the first Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, so the meeting has been moved back a day. The book selected is Assata: An Autobiography, by Assata Shakur. The book traces Shakur’s early childhood to her current status as a political refugee in Cuba. For April, the book is Heartland: 

A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country in the World, by Sarah Smarsh. This book, which focuses on cycles of poverty and social class in Kansas, was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction in 2018.

The Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password: Disciple.

Next Sunday, March 6, is the First Sunday of Lent.  We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion).

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.

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