Come meet up with Pastor Wanda Lawry and enjoy an evening of fun Team Building Games and Activities. Change your calendar! Our Summer Excitement event scheduled for Monday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM will now be held in the Large Assembly Room at Oak Hill. (You guessed it, the weather!) Bring your own dinner, we’ll eat socially distanced, at 6:30 PM. Games begin at 7:00 PM. We’ll have some snacks and beverages. Come enjoy the fun and say hi to our new Interim Pastor! (She’ll be in town a few days looking for housing!)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Join us Sunday, December 12, 2021 for our Christmas Cantata presented by members of our choir and congregation. So many folks with the gift of music, directed by our Minister of Music, Ms. Susan Brown.
Plan on joining us for Neighborhood Christmas Caroling for the St. Louis Christmas Carol Association from 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Sunday, as well. Hats and costumes encouraged and experience and actual singing ability is not required. Special thanks to Josh Smith and the Membership and Evangelism Committee for organizing this event!
We continue to social distance and wear masks while at church. Thank you for protecting our community.
December 1 – Worship Service to welcome new members coming from Tyler Place Presbyterian Church. Pastor Robert Hagel will give the sermon as we welcome Tyler Place’s assimilation into Oak Hill. A reception will be held in the Large Assembly Room following worship.
December 8 – Christmas Cantata. The Chancel Choir presents “The Other Wise Man” under the direction of Susan Brown, our Minister of Music.
December 15 – Children’s Program. The children and youth of Oak Hill present the musical “Star of Wonder”, Darrell Yearwood and Susan Brown directing.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service will be Tuesday, December 24, at 6:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following the service in our Large Assembly Room. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share if you are able. Everyone is welcome to our time of fellowship.
On Good Friday, March 29, Oak Hill will join other local congregations for a Community Stations of the Cross Walk. We will gather at 12 noon at Compton Heights/Tyler Place at 2149 S. Grand. Blvd. @ Flora Place. We will walk a path that leads us back to our starting point. The walk will last approximately two hours and will be a healthy public exercise of faith as together we walk through our neighborhood tracing the final steps of Christ.
Photos above are from a previous walk on the south side of Tower Grove Park.
Oak Hill will host an ecumenical worship service, March 28, at 7:00 PM. We will follow the ancient tradition of Tenebrae (Shadows), which includes a gradual extinguishing of lights as we move into our observance of Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and finally, on to Resurrection Sunday.
Joining us this evening will be:
Compton Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Isaiah 58 Ministries, Inc.
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church
St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship
Tyler Place Presbyterian Church