Weekly Connect E-mail

Weekly Connect E-mail

Sign Up Today Stay connected through the week and find out what is happening at OCC by signing up to our “Weekly Connect” E-mail. Each week we send out at least one e-mail that contains all the pertinent information happening in the life of the church...
OCC Membership

OCC Membership

A common question that is asked (or should be asked) is, “How do I become a member of the church?” The short and best answer is this: if you are a Christian, you are already a member of God’s family, the church. There is no such thing as a...
Men: Finish Well, But Keep Running

Men: Finish Well, But Keep Running

Today, March 31st, it the last day of Tim Challies “31 Days of Purity” challenge. Many of our OCC men accepted the challenge and my prayer is that they finish well. However, just because the challenge is technically over – we need to keep running....

Looking Back at 2013 and Ahead to 2014

This amazing verse was a part of my devotions through Psalms recently and is fitting while  I was thinking back on 2013:          Ps. 65:11, “You crown your year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.” There’s nothing really magical about the...

Creeds, Confessions & Catechisms

On Sunday, August 25,  in my sermon Church Building, I illustrated that the Christian church has benefitted greatly over the years by the various creeds, confessions and catechisms found within it’s history. Someone told me afterward that I had defined all three and...

Winning Soup Recipes

On March 3, 2013, we had our annual fundraiser for our elementary kids going to Hume Lake. This year’s theme was a soup and stew cook off. Thanks to these winning recipes and the other great soups and stews featured, we raised over $600 for camp. Here are your...

Gospel-Centered Resources

We started a new mini-series last Sunday called “Body Life.” In this four week series I wanted to touch on some key things pertinent to us in the “Body” – which is one of the ways the New Testament describes Jesus’ church.  In week...

Thinking of Church

I just got back from vacation – a great time of rest and fun with my family. However, as  a pastor, I never stop being a pastor – even on vacation. Ministry is kind of that way. As a pastor, I missed my church family at OCC. As I was on vacation enjoying...