Weekend of April 21+22


Don't let a teensy blizzard stand between you and running that marathon

So you probably noticed that little snow event last weekend. Despite that springtime setback, we are pleased to announce that Team World Vision will be present at Five Oaks this weekend to share the vision of how our running the Twin Cities Marathon in October can help bring clean water to communities in Africa.

Many of our Five Oaks team members are first-time marathon runners. In fact, many decided to start running only because they saw how their training could directly impact families in Africa who must walk miles each day just to procure clean water.  

If you are curious, slightly interested, or just looking for a good cause for your running efforts, join us for a short presentation and Q & A with a TWV staffer after any of our services this weekend. We’ll meet in the front rows of the Worship Center.

If you are unable to attend, please email Kevin Johnson or send him a message in Realm. You also will find more useful information at the ministry cart in the Commons this weekend.

VBS: register now to attend & volunteer
•Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School, June 11-15, will help kids ages 3-10 (end of 4th grade), see how they are anchored to Jesus and how he carries them through life’s storms. 
•Volunteers, we’d love your help: leading a crew, helping create the set, assisting with crafts or games, etc. All kinds of roles for all kinds of personalities!
•More info & to register for either or both online at fiveoaks.church/vbs-2018


Join us to pray with and for churches in China
The power of prayer is real.  Join us as we pray live and online with 3 other MN churches AND churches and field workers in China. Imagine the power of praying with other believers on the other side of the world, united in purpose and vision. We will gather at Five Oaks on April 28, 8:30 — 10 am, to pray for (and with) the Chinese Christian church and for the workers that God has commissioned to do his work in China.  See you in room 105!


Dorothy Day: help provide a warm meal
Most of us don’t worry about  where we’ll sleep at night or where our next meal will come from. Not everyone in our own Twin Cities community is that fortunate. This is an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus and help prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul. Saturday, May 5, 8:30 am — 1:15 pm. Must be at least 13 years old. To register, please email dorothyday@fiveoakschurch.org, or message Tim and Cindy Wiant on Realm. You need to sign up and a  get a confirmation for this event. 


Rooted Women: May TABLE
Women, invite your neighbors and friends to enjoy a morning with other women in worship, fellowship, great discussion, and of course a meal. Take this opportunity to love one another and flourish together as we create a setting of honesty and a community of joy.  Come hungry for God's truth as we take time to discuss what God is saying in our lives. All are welcome at the table; invite your friends and join us for a time of connection. May 2, 9:15 am — 11:30 am. Please click here to register.



Spring Tea for women, daughters, & friends
Rooted Women invites you to the Spring Tea, called “My Cup Runneth Over,” on May 5 at 11 am.  Enjoy finger foods and pastries, sip lovely tea, be encouraged reflecting on what the Lord has done, and enjoy some amazing fellowship. This event is FREE. Bring a friend and your favorite mug. To RSVP, please email write "spring tea" and your email on your communication card.  You also may get more info at the ministry cart in the Commons. 



Journeymen: How do you hear God’s voice?
Guys, how is God speaking into your life? Truth is we hear many voices from which we try to discern the ‘voice’ of God from the other voices that vie for our attention. Join with other men as we learn how to invite His input into daily routines and how to allow His input to direct our lives. Beginning April 21, at 7am, the Journeymen will take part in a 4-week video series by Bill Hybels that is drawn from his book The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God. Having the Guts to Respond. More information and a sign-up is available at jm5oaks.com.



Looking to serve as a family?
As parents, you want to model serving to your family.  We have a simple serve option that fits the bill.  We have openings at all three services for communion preparation.  The bread and juice are already prepared - we just need help with setup in the Worship Center.  Serve during regular worship times once a month.  For more information, please write “communion prep” and your email on your communication card.



New here? Join us for Pizza with the Pastor May 20
If you’re new here, you may wonder how best to get connected. We have a simple first step, called Pizza with the Pastor. This one-hour, sit-down lunch with Pastor Henry will allow you to ask any questions about Five Oaks and get you started connecting with others at our church. FREE childcare and a FREE pizza and salad lunch.  May 20 after the second service. To RSVP, please email Martha Young.



Are you friendly? Hospitable? 
If you’ve ever been told that you are approachable, kind, easy to talk to, we need your people skills on our greeting team! We have openings on our greeter team for the Saturday service and for both Sunday morning services. For more info, please email Jennifer Clemens, or message her on Realm. 



Five Oaks book club
Do you love to read? Join us at our book club to discuss our monthly reading choice and meet others from church who also love a good book.
When:  Second Tuesday of every month
Time:  6:45 pm - discussion at 7 pm
Where:  Five Oaks Church, Fireside Commons
New members are welcome throughout the year. Join anytime. Call or email Dawn Goenner, go.dmge@gmail.com, or (651) 238-1605, to find out what our upcoming titles will be.



In sympathy
Please join us as we pray for the Michael and Jakki Rasmussen and family as they mourn the passing of Jakki’s father.



Community News

The mission field is coming to you this summer
Experience something amazingly powerful! Loving hosts needed for Japanese students studying at Bethel University for 3 weeks in August. Transportation help & stipend provided. Contact Deb Anderson 763-522-5051 djamwa@aol.com



You can help with orphan care this summer
Local, loving host families needed for orphaned children! Interested in orphan care or international missions? Invite an orphan into your home for 4-5 weeks this summer. Visit www.p143.org or contact CarrieAnn Standfest on Realm.



Join our Facebook group for child welfare awareness
Do the words orphan care, foster care or adoption pull on your heartstrings? Do you feel like you don't know where to start, or aren't quite in the right season of life for a huge commitment? Five Oaks has a Facebook group committed to sharing valuable information on  caring for kids from hard places, opportunities to help our very own foster and adoptive families, and ways that we can impact child welfare locally and globally.  Search for "Five Oaks Child Welfare" on Facebook or connect with CarrieAnn Standfest on Realm.