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We Hate To . . . But We Must!

Outdoor Service Projects CANCELLED
for Day of Hope & Compassion

The forecast is ugly . . . Friday evening is 100% rain and dropping into the 50s. Sabbath is 80% rain and only 53 for a high. Hardly the kind of weather for planting flowers, greeting new friends door-to-door in the community and hosting an outdoor cookout. Despite this change in plans, we are still excited for a Sabbath full of blessings:
1) Sabbath School for ALL begins at 9:30 am
2) Pastor Tony will Worship with us at 10:45 am and challenge us with a sermon about making a difference in our world -- especially on Sabbath. We will be blessed by a Baptism during the service.
3) APPRECIATION POTLUCK: It's a Haystack potluck to show our appreciation to Pastor Tony and Sherri Cash and the boys for their ministry and friendship at Springtown. The church will provide Fritos, beans and dessert. Please bring your favorite Haystack toppings. Let's pack the house and make it come to life with love and appreciation for the Cash family.
So what happens to our Service plans? Our Sabbath service activities are being put on a warm back burner. We are still dedicated to the flower invitations/cookout event and will look at future dates. Our commitment to serving others and showing the love of Christ in tangible ways remains alive at Springtown.

OAS Constituency Meeting

Sunday, April 23, 5 pm

All invited to the Gentry Church for this annual meeting
to conduct business for our school. 

Register at OAS This Week

OAS Fun Run is Sunday, May 7

Stop by Ozark Adventist School or call/text D'Rae Krein to register
for the Fun Run & 5K. Early registration helps planners with T-shirt orders
and other event details. You can register at 7 am that Sunday, too!
See you at 8 am for the starting gun and a fun event to support OAS!

Upcoming OAA Events

Dorm Dude Reveal - Sunday, April 30, 3-4:30 pm

If you participated in the Academy Dorm Dude program, head down to the OAA ball field for provided hot dogs and drinks. Please bring a side dish or homemade ice cream to share. A lawn chair or blanket will keep you comfortable. And of course, bring a small gift for your Dorm Dude.

OAA Gala Benefit -- Sunday, April 30, 6-8 pm

Everyone is invited to the Ozark Adventist Academy Gala to raise funds for a new technology program. This formal (church dress) banquet will featured a catered meal and entertainment by Academy students. Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ozarkacademy.org.

Gentry Community Prayer Breakfast

Monday, May 1, 7 pm

Join your friends and neighbors from the Gentry area for a Prayer Breakfast at the Gentry Assembly of God Church. Bring a breakfast dish to share in a disposable dish. Leftovers will be given to the Assembly of God's new Food Pantry. 

Men & Boys Campout

Weekend of May 12-14 @ Springtown

Just guys! Young and old. Dads and sons. Uncles and nephews. Grandmas and grandkids. And listen up -- every guy whether you have a younger camping buddy or not. We'll start with supper on Friday night and have fun through our church-wide Mother's Day pancake breakfast. Tents. Hammocks. Cots. RVs. We'll join the church for Sabbath School and our Second Sabbath service, then enjoy a Picnic Potluck in the Pavilion. Don't miss out, guys!

A Look Ahead

Sabbath, April 29

Derek Timms, OAA Bible Instructor

Sabbath, May 6

OAA Drama Team "Divine Impact"

Sabbath, May 13

Dr. Robert Johnston, professor emeritus from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Psst . . . Before You Go!

10 Ideas for Your Extra Time on Sabbath

1) Call that "long lost" family member or friend. 
2) Stop in and visit a friend.
3) Bake a batch of cookies and take them to a neighbor. 
4) Head to a nursing home and visit someone that doesn't get visitors often. 
5) Grab crayons, markers, scissors and glue! Make a few cards of thanks and encouragement and drop them in the mail.
6) Put on your rubber boots and rain coat and take a walk! Better still . . . call a friend to join you.
7) Pull our your Bible and Concordance and study for yourself about the Sabbath and Service.
8) Take the kids and go visit someone that needs some good ol' fashion cheering up!
9) Make a list of people that you're going to call, text, visit or write in the coming weeks. Pray about the names!
10) Don't take a nap! Mix it up. Do something -- anything -- for someone else.