Greetings Oak Hill Church,
What are some things that you are thankful for? This might seem like an odd question as November and Thanksgiving Day are still months away, but what sorts of things come to your mind? I know I have been in a reflective mood this past week and the Lord has really given me eyes to see, notice, and appreciate things in my life that I am extremely thankful for. I think of my wife and kids and the joy that they bring to my life. I am thankful for the close relationships with family and friends that have been renewed or strengthened even during these past months of quarantine and social distancing. I am thankful for the many ways that God has provided and cared for me. I am thankful for you as my brothers and sisters in Christ. I am thankful for the opportunity and ability we have to gather together both in-person and online as the Church.
On Sunday, June 28, we will be continuing in our series on the Psalms and we will be looking into the Psalms of Thanksgiving. Our very own Josiah Militzer will be bringing God’s Word to us and I am super excited for you to get to hear his passionate and genuine spirit as he shares the message this Sunday. We will each have the opportunity to be reminded of God’s great and mighty deeds that He does for us each and every day. It is out of His care and provision for us that we respond in thanks to Him.
Many of you know that this past Sunday, we were able to host our first in-person worship service since COVID made its presence known this past March. It was such a joy to share in this experience together and I hope and pray for more days like this in the weeks ahead as we continue to navigate this time together. We will continue to need to be patient, gracious, and flexible as the landscape changes week-to-week with the pulse and recommendations that are being encouraged. Please know that we are doing our best to create a situation that is appropriately safe for those of you joining us in-person. Please also know that we are doing our best to provide our worship service in an effective way online for those that will be continuing to worship with us in this way. Even though we may have a different viewing platform for our worship services, we are all united in Christ. In Him and because of His Spirit living inside of us, we are one.
Connecting Lives in Grace and Truth
Pastor Ben and the Oak Hill Elder Board