Church family, we ARE going to have worship tomorrow. Please make safe choices. If you can get out, welcome, yay, hooray! If you’re uncomfortable walking or driving in this mess, please stay home. Pastor Erin will post the bulletin and some additional worship features online. Love and warmth to all!
This morning, we woke up bright and early to head out towards Zuma’s Rescue Ranch, a local organization that rescued mistreated horses and cares for them. With only four paid staff members, the organization relies heavily on volunteer support, so they were very thankful to have us help them muck paddocks and pastures, in addition to grooming horses.
After this, we headed back to Central Presbyterian to play bonding games before going to Casa Bonita for dinner, where divers entertained us while we ate.
Today, I saw the face of God in those at Zuma’s who have dedicated their lives to the mission that calls them. Their patience, love, and kindness inspired us all to follow our passion and serve God faithfully.
By Carolyn Ream
On Wednesday we visited the Red Rocks Amphitheater a little outside of Denver.We sat on the stairs and recollected the week’s work as we ate lunch. We talked about how we saw God through the service we were doing. Then we went on to have conversations about our world views and recognized the injustices and inequalities in the world.
We focused on things we could do to help these situations through the work of God. A few people hiked a trail and admired the view around us.
Afterwards, we went to Arvada Presbyterian Church and painted the preschool room as well as cleaning out an office. I saw God in the beautiful landscape of the Red Rocks and the fascination in people’s eyes as they looked at God’s creation.
By Gina Civettini
Welcome to Rev. Erin Counihan, Oak Hill’s new pastor. Erin received her Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2014. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in Politics and Government. Erin found her call to ministry through work in social services and disaster response — working with public assistance programs in Colorado, serving with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance on the Gulf Coast and with the American Red Cross in Chicago.
During her time at Princeton, Erin served as Intern for Missional Engagement at The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, NJ, Church Planting Intern with the PCUSA 1001 New Worshiping Communities, and as student chaplain for Pediatrics and Women’s Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. On campus she was the moderator of the Women’s Center, a member of the Seminary Council for Institutional Diversity , a participant and research assistant for the Liturgy and Public Witness cohort and a singer in the Gospel Ensemble.
Rev. Counihan’s first Sunday at Oak Hill will be July 27, 2014. Worship begins at 11 AM.
Congregational Meeting after worship on Sunday, January 26, 2014
Church is cancelled for today, January 5, 2014. See you next Sunday!
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.
Expert Face Painting
A little watercolor crafting for a misty day.
Experiments with crayon resist watercoloring.
Pony rides for all ages, including Interim Pastor Kathy Riley
Yummy pork steaks, a south side specialty
Time to clean up!
Join us for Spring Fest, May 4, 2013
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church
4111 Connecticut, St. Louis, MO 63116
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Barbeque, Games, Pony Rides, Arts & Crafts and more.
Fun for all ages. We hope to see you. Bring your friends and family!