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High School: Week of June 17, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
Josh Larson, High School Director, and the Guatemala Mission Team will be leaving early Saturday morning for Sumpango, Guatemala.  In Josh Larson's absence, Al Spiegel will lead the high school group Sunday, June 23.  
Want to follow the team's work in Guatemala? Join Family Life @ Oakwood Church on Facebook.
Spontaneous. Fun. - June 26 from 6-8pm
An evening of painting led by Kara Rortvedt of In Pursuit - Let's Make Art.  Click HERE for more information.

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Middle School: Week of June 17, 2019
Jun 18, 2019

Hello there! Hope you're having a fantastic week!
This Sunday the middle school students are going to be looking at the spiritual disciplines of meditation and observing the Sabbath. Sometimes we get a bad taste in our mouth when we hear meditation, but the Bible talks a lot about it, so we're going to discuss both of these topics together and come up with some answers.
On Saturday, June 22, the middle school mission trip team is going to be holding a bake sale! We'll be selling baked goodies at Marty's Pizza, Delafield from 4-8pm. We'd love to have you stop by and support the trip! To about their exciting trip click HERE.
See you soon and please let me know if you have any questions!
Middle School Director

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Preschool & Elementary School: Week of June 17, 2019
Jun 18, 2019

Make the Most of Summer with your Kids 

The last couple of weeks I’ve shared ideas to help you make the most of summer with your kids. I’ve encouraged you to go on adventures. Have you started yet? 

One of our moms, Elaine, regularly takes her son, Matthew, on adventures. I love seeing her posts on Facebook! They’re making such fun memories together and Matthew always looks like he’s having a great time. 

Elaine has compiled a list of places we can take our kids on affordable adventures in and around our area. Her list includes favorite places to hike, planetarium, zoo, library fun, concerts, movies and more! Check out Elaine’s complete list of adventures HERE 

Thanks, Elaine, for sharing your favorite adventure spots with all of us! I hope everyone enjoys making the most of this summer with your family.


Here’s what we’ll be talking about on Sunday, June 23rd

Elementary—The Lord Who Heals
Acts 9:36-42 (Peter & Tabitha) 

Peter plays a large role in the first part of the book of Acts. In the later part of Acts 9, we read how Peter travels away from Jerusalem, healing people and sharing the Good News. 

Tabitha is a woman who lives in Joppa. Joppa is a seaport town on the Mediterranean Sea. Tabitha spends her time helping the poor. 

Peter is called to Joppa when Tabitha dies. Peter raises Tabitha from the dead in a way similar to Jesus’ raising of Jairus’ daughter in Mark 5. Jesus passed the power He possessed to His followers through the Holy Spirit. 

This miracle became known all over Joppa and many people started believing in Jesus. Because Joppa is a seaport, it is likely that the message of Jesus started going out over the sea and spreading to the ends of the earth. 

At Home Weekly: Tru Story

June Bible Verse: Acts 1:8


Preschool—God is Strength
Acts 4 (Peter & John Before the Sanhedrin) 

After God healed a man through Peter and John, the religious leaders put Peter and John in jail for doing miracles and telling people about Jesus. Even though this was hard, Peter and John trusted God to give them strength. They knew God is stronger than any jail or any person. They told the religious leaders they wouldn’t stop teaching and telling people the Good News that Jesus died and rose again. Eventually the leaders let Peter and John leave jail. Right away, Peter and John went to the other believers. God gave the believers strength!

 At Home Weekly: Tru Wonder

June Bible Verse: Acts 2:28


2 Year Olds–God Takes Care of Me
I Kings 17 (Elijah and the Ravens)
Foundational Truth: God is with Me 

We’re continuing to look at God’s Big Story and a man named Elijah. God did some amazing things to take care of this man—birds brought him food, and he got water from a stream. Wow! 

God wants to encourage and remind us that He can take care of us too—in amazing ways if needed! Children accept and believe this so much more readily than adults. I want to be like them, and have faith like a child, to trust God to do the seemingly “impossible” to take care of me, too. 

At Home Weekly: Tru Blessings



Summer Offering Project—What will it be?? 

Our offering on Sunday came to $22.16, giving us a total of $78.75 towards our next offering project. 

The children had lots of good ideas this past Sunday. One of the ideas was to collect clothing for others. Great idea with back-to-school just around the corner! Watch for more information.


SpringHill Day Camp

There’s still time to get your 1st -6th grader (in fall) signed up for camp. Need a scholarship? We have several still available. Please contact me for details. Click HERE to register for camp.


Camp Discovery – Preschool Day Camp

They’re still time to get your 3-5 year old registered for camp. It will be a week packed with fun learning about God! Click HERE to register for camp.


Attention 4th & 5th graders - it's Movie Day tomorrow!

 For more information and to register click HERE


Have a great week! 

Becci Terrill
Children’s Ministries Director
262-844-3201 (cell)
262-367-1212 (office)


Energizing the Next Generation to Love God,
Love Others and Make Disciples



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Middle School Mission Trip - July 2019
Jun 18, 2019

In a few short weeks, from July 14-17, a team of nine middle school students and four small group leaders plan to make a difference in the lives of kids in southeastern Minnesota. Oakwood middle school students and leaders will be partnering with Camp Victory to run a vacation Bible school for kids who live in a nearby trailer park. Our students and leaders will be using the uniqueness that God has gifted them to spread the Gospel.

Please partner with the team by praying:

  • God would give them boldness to proclaim the mystery of the Gospel,
  • that He would open for them a door for the Word to be understood, that they would be service-oriented,
  • and that God would supply all their needs while they’re away.

You can also partner by purchasing some baked goods at the Bake Sale at Marty’s Pizza on June 22nd between 4:00 and 8:00pm. All proceeds will benefit the team members funding their cost of the trip.


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Mission: Hope: Week of June 17, 2019
Jun 17, 2019

Adoption can feel overwhelming, but there are plenty of free resources that are available to adoptive parents.  The Dave Thomas Foundation for adoption has a free book, Finding Forever Families: A Step-By-Step Guide to Adoption, and hundreds of other free resources available on their website - click HERE for more information.


Follow our mission team in Latvia on Facebook - click HERE


To learn more about Mission:Hope ministry click HERE.

Coming Events

Worship Simply
Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Take time away from the busyness of life to join us as we quiet our hearts before the Lord, rest in His presence, wait on Him, and know that He is God. The Worship Center...

Come Near Women's Studies and [un]studies
Every Monday from 06/10/2019 to 07/26/2019

*Offerings meet on various days and times.* Even though we may feel distant... God is drawing us near to Him! Join Oakwood women in various experiences to discover...

Summer Pop Up: Painting
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An evening of painting led by Kara Rortvedt of In Pursuit - Let's Make Art.  WHO: High School Students WHEN: Wednesday, June 26 from 6-8pm WHERE: Oakwood...

Café Worship Venue 
Sunday, July 07, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us in the High School Room:  Live worship band.  Live-streamed message.  Casual environment.  Pick up a goody from the Oakwood Café...

Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you new to Oakwood? You are invited to the next Newcomers’ Reception! It’s an opportunity to meet some of the staff in an informal atmosphere... and we...

Kids Quest Pool Party
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO: Current 4th & 5th Graders WHAT: Pool Party WHERE: The Murray’s Pool W300N8818 County Road E, Hartland WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 from...

OSM Campfire Worship
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

It's that time of year! Time to put logs on the fire, make s'mores, and enjoy the gorgeous weather while singing student-led worship music and playing fun games. So, grab...

Dads & Kids Camping
Friday, July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2:00 PM

Enjoy a weekend of fellowship and adventure for the men of Oakwood and their children and/or grandchildren.    God's awesome creation awaits- and we have...

SpringHill Day Camp: 2019
Daily, from 07/29/2019 to 08/02/2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In partnership with preschool Camp Discovery at Elmbrook Church| Lake Country Join us for a week of engaging fun and Biblical truth!   Monday - Friday from...

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