Weekend of April 28+29


Make Realm work for you!

If you have been using Realm for the last several months, you likely have already discovered how simple it is to use, and how EASY communication has become within our church. This weekend we want to pause for a moment and help you ensure that your Realm account is doing its very best for you and your small group and serving teams. The handout you received with your Worship Guide today helps walk you through the steps to connect with your Five Oaks family and answer some common questions you may have so far. If you have additonal questions, stop by the ministry cart in the Commons to ask a Realm genius after services 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



5th grade families ... join us May 2!
Hey 5th grade students and parents ... make plans now to join us for 5th Grade Welcome Night, May 2, 6-8  pm.  Students, come explore what we do each week in youth group: free food, games, music -- big fun! Parents, stick around for our Navigating 6th Grade Milestone class & discussion in room 101. Questions? Email Justin Talk, jtalk@fiveoakschurch.org.



Let Pastor Henry answer all your questions|
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 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.  Sunday, May 20, after the second service. Please write “PWP” and your email on your Communication Card to register. 



Dorothy Day: help provide a warm meal
Most of us don’t worry about where our next meal will come from. Not everyone in our own 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.  



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 click here.  



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 email Jennifer Clemens.



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.



New member candidates
Bill Derrick
Bethany Nordman
Nathan and Sarena Nourse




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.