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The Stars Declare the Glory of God

For centuries mankind has gazed into the night skies and pondered the mysteries and origin of our universe. Johannes Kepler was one of those people drawn to the stars in the late 1500s and early 1600s. What he discovered led him to state that he saw the Hand of God in the stars. What he learned has shaped much of what we know about stars today. The religion-science debate continues on today, so our November Second Sabbath weekend will take us back to a man named Kepler and explore what it means for us today!

Friday Night Soup Supper
and Kepler Presentation

Friday, November 13, 6 pm

Fall's here and there's no better way to start a Second Sabbath than with a bowl of warm soup and all the fixings. Then we'll enjoy our first presentation on our star-gazing friend, Kepler. There will be a great story for the kids & fun stickers to take home.

Star-Studded Sabbath School & Worship Service

Sabbath, November 14, 9:30 am & 10:45 am

Sabbath School - 9:30 am

While the kids are enjoying their respective Sabbath Schools, the adults will enjoy the second presentation on Kepler and his insights into our universe. You'll want to be on time so you don't miss any of the fascinating presentations.

Worship Service - 10:45 am

Our Worship Service will have something for all ages. Another fun story for the kids and more stickers. Our presenters will share their final presentation on Kepler during the service. Dr. Mark Ringwelski will also share music during the service.

Thanksgiving Potluck!

Share Some of Your Favorite Foods of the Season

Following our Worship Service, please join us for a delicious Thanksgiving-themed potluck. Bring several of your favorite dishes to share.
Kitchen PrepFran Fielding, Shirley Lankford & Jamie Short
Clean-Up: Stacy Kline, Jay & Shirley Williams, Kenny & Karen Lambert, Doug & Jennier Webb, Jim & Judy Kay Krein, Terry & Bonnie Clark, Jim & Marietta Quam.

The Stars Will Come Out Saturday Night!

A Full Evening of Family Fun Around the Stars

1) Light Potluck - 5 pm - Bring a salad or sandwiches and the church will provide hot cider, hot chocolate and hot dogs to roast on the bonfire. 
2) Family Vespers with some great stories about the stars. 
3) A Full Evening of Activities to Include:
   a. Star gazing with Jay Williams and his telescope.
   b. Cookie decorating & crafts centered around the heavens.
   c. A tour of the International Space Station.
   d. A hay ride -- what better way to enjoy a cool fall evening under starlight!

Our Weekend Guests

Dr. Carl Helrich - professor emeritus and former chair of the physics department at Goshen College in Goshen, IN. He is the founder of the Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS) and a write of physics textbooks.
Dr. Karen Abrahamson - one of our own who is a mental health professional for Ozark Guidance and a long-time devotee to the religion-and-science topic. She is an adjunct faculty member of Adventist University Health Sciences at Florida Hospital. 
Dr. Mark Ringwelski -- a physician from Green Bay, WI, Mark has been singing for more than 40 years in ensembles, quartets or solo performances. As a physician, he loves to sing about the greatest Healer -- Jesus Christ.

Gospel Ensemble Practice

Sabbath Afternoon, November 14, After Potluck

Everyone invited to make music. Bring your instrument(s) and be part of the fun and blessings.

A Quick Look Ahead at a Busy Month!

Caregivers Support Group

Wednesday, November 11, 1 pm at The Wooden Spoon -- A time of information & support for adult caregivers. All welcome. 

Rudig Baby Shower

Saturday, November 14, 6-7 pm at the TLC -- Bette's baby boy is due in December. She is registered at Walmart. Bette is the business manager/vice principal at OAA.

Children's Church

Sabbath, November 21 During the Worship Service -- A special service just for kids!

Community Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 22, 6 pm -- This year's service will be held at the Pentecostal Church in Springtown. Our men's group will be singing at the service for the entire community.

OAS Fruit Sales Has Begun!

Be Sure to Get Your Order in Today!

The annual fruit sale benefitting Ozark Adventist School has begun. Oranges, grapefruit, combo boxes and pecans are available. Please contact an OAS student to order or simply call the school office at 736-8592. Please take part in this fundraiser -- it's good for you and OUR SCHOOL! Thanks.

Class for Class Gala Tickets

If you are planning to attend the Class for Class Gala to raise funds for an African Orphanage, please purchase your tickets by end-of-day on Tuesday, November 11https://www.classy.org/…/second-annual-class-for-cla…/e61483