From Pastor Jim, March 7


The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).  And he brought him to Jesus.  John 1:41-42

Every year we encourage you to invite family, friends, and neighbors to our Easter services. It is one of the most likely weeks all year for a guest to attend our church. So please do invite everyone you know to experience Easter at Oak View. We encourage you to use emails, Facebook, texts, and good old fashion personal invitations.

But this year, in addition to inviting your “circle,” we want to ask you to BRING SOMEONE with you for Easter Sunday. I know it’s a busy Sunday, but make time and make plans to bring a guest and host them on Easter morning. This may include some or all of the following:

  • Picking them up for church.
  • Meeting up with them in the foyer and sitting with them in worship.
  • Sharing a meal after church.
  • Showing them around the facility.
  • Introducing them to others at Oak View.

You may want to do this on your own or partner with another member. Ask God to show you who to bring and what would be the best way to host them for Easter. Pray for the person and their family before, during, and after Easter. Ask God to use our Easter services to draw them closer to Jesus and, if they don’t know Christ, to trust Jesus as their Savior.

Imagine what could happen if everyone in our church brought someone with them this Easter? Will you help us make this Easter spiritually historic for someone this year?

Pray for the future of our church every day during these 40 Days of Prayer.

I’m praying for you,

Pastor Jim