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This Week at
the Oasis

October 31, 2016
Vol. 7, Issue 35

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From the desk of Pastor David

Experiencing God is over. I hope God used this course to help you develop a deeper love for him and a desire to find out where he's at work so you can join him. My prayer has been that God would use this course in your life the same way he has in mine--to change the way you view God's will. It's not our job to come up with something to do for God. It's our job to find out what he's already doing around us so we can be part of something far bigger than ourselves. If God's given you this kind of vision, the course has been more than worth it!

Now that home churches are returning to normal (whatever that looks like for you), we have an opportunity to invite new people to join us. Experiencing God is a tough time to invite guests, but now's a perfect time to invite Oasis attenders who haven't become part of a home church community, yet. If that's you, I challenge you to check out one of our ten home churches this week (or next) so you can find one that works for you. Start attending before the holidays when home churches take a couple of weeks off...

We've experienced a lot of tragedy lately in our congregation. Brian and Allie Dougherty lost their 21-year-old son Tyler last month. Last week, Julie Smith's mother Suzanne died in hospice here in Tucson. Nadine Owen is grieving that her step great-granddaughter Kinsley (whom she'd been raising) has been taken back to Georgia. That's a lot of loss, pain, and grief. Let's continue to remember our spiritual family in prayer and take time to tell each of them how much you love them. That's part of what it means to be community.

On Sunday we continued our series on the Gospel of Luke with Luke 12.13-34, Securing Your Life. To hear it, check out the message online here.

Isabelle as "Felicity" in her school play: October 21, 2016

Finances

Annual Budget for 2016
$229,175
 
Monthly Requirement
$19,098
 
September Contributions
$19,169
 
Over/Under for
September
$71
 
Contributions 2016 YTD
$199,438
 
Operating expenses 2016 YTD
$197,673
 
Over/under 2016
$1,765

Home Church
Leader Spotlight:
Dustin & Lori De Jong

Day/Time: Thursdays (6:30PM)
Phone: 520.609.2700

Dustin's Job: Oasis Youth/Children's  Director 
Lori's Job: Creative Director for Desert Christian 
Dustin's Hobbies: Woodworking and basketball
Lori's Hobbies: Painting, gardening, time with family

Cally Vickery 10/24
Jim Lazzeroni 10/25
Leila Helton 10/26
Ethan Schreckengost 11/1
Jesse Sigurdson 11/2
Derrick Helton 11/5

 

Important Dates


Leader meeting
November 13, 1.00pm

Director meeting & budget session
November 13, 2.30pm

Pastors' Coffee
December 4, 2:30pm

Oasis Christmas Party/Annual Meeting
December 9, 6:30pm

Leader meeting
December 11, 12.30pm

Director meeting
December 11, 2.30pm

Christmas Eve Services
December 24, TBA

We have $31,584 in our long-term savings. We earned $20 interest in October.

Each month we continue to make our large payment on principal without borrowing from savings and we’re on track to pay off the entire loan in five years (four years from now).

Our mission is to turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Brittany O'Neill playing in the leaves on Mt. Lemmon

We're a network of home churches committed to reproduce leaders for the Kingdom of God.

Upcoming Messages:

11/06: Luke 12.35-48
11/13: Luke 12.49-59
11/20: Luke 13.1-21
11/27: Ruth 1
12/4: Ruth 2
12/11: Ruth 3
12/18: Ruth 4
12/24: Matthew 1.18-25


Catch up on previous messages here.

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Desert Sky Middle School
9850 E Rankin Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747


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Tucson, AZ 85747

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