Family Dedications this weekend
This weekend we celebrate with the families who are taking the first step in their child’s spiritual journey. Family dedications are a time for the church to prayerfully join these families in raising their children to become followers of Christ.
Ryan & Tara St. Martin, dedicating Macy
Adam & Kari Enberg, dedicating Owen
Jordan & Crystal Blommer, dedicating Mack
Derek & Kristin Sellers, dedicating Elsie
Matt & Tianna Brocker, dedicating Maisie Lee
Phil & Bernie Vargas, dedicating Gia
Colin & Elle Duke, dedicating Claire
Aaron & Kate Erhardt, dedicating Kara
Bless our visitors this Easter
Are you and your family in town for Easter weekend? Consider blessing the families who will visit Five Oaks for Easter – some for the first time ever – by serving during one or more worship services. Many types of roles available! Just text fiveoaks to 555-888 and we’ll text you the link to find the right serving role and time slot to fit your availability.
Parents! You’re invited to youth group!
Want to see what youth group looks like? Want to know details for the summer? Show up with your student on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 pm. After some shared time at the start, parents will have a separate gathering to catch up on what’s new at Five Oaks Students and get details for this summer. Come with your questions, your calendars, and your appetite! Questions? Message Henry Michael on Realm, or click here to email him.
Middle schoolers: Last call to register for Districts!
Middle schoolers! District Blitz, April 12-14, is coming up fast: a road trip to Duluth, inspiring & energetic speakers, worship, hang time with friends and leaders, and great discussions. Space is limited – just a few spots remain! Register on Realm. Questions? Click here to email Henry Michael, or message Henry Michael on Realm.
Join our Easter Choir!
Are you musically inclined, but you really don’t want to sing a solo? We’d love to have you join our Easter Choir! Sing with others on our worship team for just one weekend, and share your gifts with our church. Your commitment? Learn three songs, attend two rehearsals, and sing with the choir at our Easter services. Interested? Message Tom Vang on Realm, or click here to email him. Please respond by April 11.
Final Lent Prayer Service for this season is April 11
Join us for the final Lent service as we reflect on the last of six questions that Jesus asked during his ministry. Enjoy bottomless coffee and engage in scripture and prayer as we take a closer look at Jesus’ journey to the cross. Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 am. Coffee and Lent journals provided! You can find our services posted on our website late Thursday afternoons if you can’t make it on Thursday morning!
Loving Your World – Haiti Trip Information Meeting
Does the chaos in the world sometimes leave you wondering what you can do about it? You can help create change by joining the team that Five Oaks is sending to serve and teach at All God’s Children Orphanage, outside of Mirebalais, Haiti from August 10-17. If interested please attend our Haiti Mission Informational Meeting on Sunday, April 14 at 12:15 pm, room 101. Discover how you too can be part of the Great Commission. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Friday and Easter at Five Oaks: reaching the unreached
Join us for our Good Friday services on Friday, April 19, at 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Our Easter services will be on Saturday, April 20 at 4:30 pm, and Sunday, April 21 at 8:00, 9:30, and 11 am. Good Friday and Easter are both great opportunities to reach out to new neighbors or others you know who are either not connected or who are unreached. That person in your life may be waiting for someone to invite them to church, as searching for a church home is a daunting process. And major holidays can feel even more isolating without a faith foundation. Take that first step of outreach this Lent season!
Pastoral residency at Five Oaks
Five Oaks Church exists to fulfill our mission of making disciples who make disciples. And in doing so, make pastors who make pastors and churches that plant churches. We are going to be hiring a two-year Pastoral Resident as part of that mission. Please pray with us in this opportunity. If you’d like more info about it, click here for a compelling article on churches who send. More questions? Please click here to email Jonathan Haage, or message Jonathan on Realm.
Ask Pastor Henry 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. FREE childcare and a FREE pizza and salad lunch. Sunday, April 14, after the second service. To RSVP, please click here to email Kelsey Vang, or message Kelsey on Realm.
ROAR into VBS: Registration now open
Summer will come to Minnesota, and when it does, we’ll usher it in with ROAR Vacation Bible School, June 10-13! At Roar VBS kids will learn that Life is wild, and God is good! Kids will have fun exploring Bible truths, singing songs, using their imagination, playing games, pausing for a snack and making new friends. We look forward to another amazing year! Questions? Please click here to email Kelly Bauman, or message Kelly on Realm.
Dorothy Day serving opportunity May 4
For many of us, our days are comfortable, with no worries for when we’ll eat again or where we’ll sleep at night. This is an opportunity to step outside that comfort zone and serve those whose basic needs for food and shelter aren’t guaranteed from day to day. If you are 13 or older, consider joining us to prepare and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day Center. May 4, 8:30 am-1:15 pm. Please message Tim and Cindy Wiant on Realm to register. You do need to sign up and get a confirmation for this event.
What if you couldn’t read God’s Word?
Did you know that about 2 billion people – six times the population of the United States – are either blind, illiterate, or have no written language? A partnership between Bibles for Missions Thrift Stores and Talking Bibles provides audio Bibles to these people in their own language so that they, too, can hear the living Word of God. The Thrift Stores are run by volunteers so that a large percentage of the sales can go directly to purchasing and shipping Talking Bibles. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Email email@example.com.
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. Please message Carie Jorgenson on Realm to find out what our upcoming titles will be and to ask any questions about joining us!
Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast: join us in praying for our city
Gather with other believers and community ambassadors for breakfast, prayer, and inspiration from 3 local speakers who are invested in our community and in the power of prayer. Tuesday, May 7, 7 am, at Inwood Oaks in Oakdale. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Register online at woodburyprayerbreakfast.org.
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, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org