October 17, 2021

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Coming Up

Join A Team

Everyone has something meaningful to contribute!

This weekend we focus on the importance of each member’s role in the church. If you’re not currently serving, get a head start by joining a team today!

Coat & Blanket Drive

October 10 & 17

Help someone stay warm this winter by donating new or gently-used coats and winter accessories. We’re looking for coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, earmuffs, blankets (non-electric)–anything that keeps you toasty! We’re also receiving new or used Bibles. Drop off items in the atrium or upstairs in the stroller parking area.

Living Well

Starts October 26

There’s a critical link between our spiritual and emotional health. If it remains undiscovered (and unhealthy), the result will affect our spirituality and, ultimately, how we love others. Living Well will help you know and love yourself, the Lord, and others better.

Baptisms October 31

Have you considered Baptism? Our next service featuring baptisms is at the end of October. To let us know you’re ready, or to learn more, go to oakpointe.org/baptism.

Child Dedications

Oak Pointe Church wants to come alongside parents and support them in this wonderful adventure or raising and nurturing their children to maturity. A Child Dedication ceremony is a celebration where we mark the partnership between parents, the extended family, and the wider church community in this endeavor. Our next time of Child Dedications will happen during both services on Sunday, October 31.

Notes

We are the Church: Members

Rick Barry

God calls you to serve in His Church

1 Corinthians 12:4-6
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.

God has given you a gift

1 Corinthians 12:7-11
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

Your gifts are for the Church

1 Corinthians 12:12-14
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.

Your gifts bring unity

1 Corinthians 12:15-20
If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

Every member matters

1 Corinthians 12:21-26
The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

God has a plan for your gifts

1 Corinthians 12:27-31
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages. Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts.

Give

Online Giving & Text-to-Give

Use Oak Pointe’s online giving system to set up recurring giving or to make one-time donations.

  • Choose “Oak Pointe Church Novi” from the dropdown menu
  • Enter the amount you wish to give and select “One Time” or “Regularly” from the “Frequency” dropdown
  • If you prefer to use text-to-give, text your dollar amount followed by the word “novi” – e.g. “20 novi” to give $20 to the Novi general fund