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Mid-Week Conversation & Mercy Update

Our hope for this unexpected season is that we'd be saturated in prayer and postured in curiosity toward what God has for us. This brief message from Pastor Matt guides us in pondering our pride, privilege, anxiety, and how we might navigate these strange days with courage and hope.

Behold, I will make you small among the nations;
    you shall be utterly despised.
The pride of your heart has deceived you,
    you who live in the clefts of the rock,
    in your lofty dwelling,
who say in your heart,
    “Who will bring me down to the ground?”
Though you soar aloft like the eagle,
    though your nest is set among the stars,
    from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord.
—Obadiah 1:2-4

Some questions to consider:
In what ways is God is humbling you in this crisis?
How is your pride being revealed?
What is God revealing to you today?

Feel free to email Pastor Matt.


MERCY UPDATES

Even with the ever-changing health and safety standards, our Mercy ministry remains open and operational! Our Food Pantry is still open every Tuesday and Thursday evening. We are working hard to make the pantry a zero-contact experience, as many of our patrons are at high risks of contracting COVID-19.

Patrons are now able to choose their items online using our new online order form. When their order is complete, their items can be picked up curbside.

Current Needs

FOOD PANTRY SERVANTS

With this new system of operation, we need 8 servants per evening—that's double our typical team. If you are able, please email Meagan Hurley (Director of Mercy).

MONETARY DONATIONS

To limit potential exposure, we are asking that all donations would be transferred to online monetary gifts. You can donate to the pantry here by selecting "MERCY" in the "Fund" dropdown menu.

PRAYER

Please pray for our patrons: that they would receive all they need to flourish even in this difficult season; that God would protect them and grant them health; and that they'd experience the love of God through our service. Pray for protection for our servants. Pray that God would multiply donations, and that we'd have an abundance of resources to share with our neighbors. Above all, pray that God would be known and glorified through Mercy at The Oaks amidst the chaos.