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Week of April 26th

We want to make the most of this time and look for opportunities to reflect Jesus in all that we do.  We want to be able to stay connected as a church family.  Please join us for the following community opportunities this week.

Sunday , April 26th 10:45am Online Service. Join us at
Monday, April 27th 7pm Interactive Prayer Time at Community Church Facebook Live.
Tuesday, April 28th 7pm Story Time with Ms Wendy on Hero Central Facebook.
Wednesday, April 29th 7pm CSM LIVE. Join us at
Thursday, April 30th  7pm Pastoral Devotional Time at Community Church Facebook Live.

If at anytime you have questions or need assistance, please call (920) 231-7070 or email You can also find contact information for all staff members at

General Announcements

Would you be interested in joining an online Community Group?  This will be a temporary, casual way for us to fellowship and encourage one another during this time of isolation. Maybe you are new to the church, maybe you are new to Community Groups, maybe you just need a group to fellowship with! Whatever your reason is, we want you to join us! If you are interested, please contact Kim Patterson at

On Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Oshkosh and communities across America, millions will unite at noon for the 69th Annual National Day of Prayer. Pray for our local, state & national leaders; public officials; schools & school leaders; military; and our nation. For more information click here.
Pastor Alan will be leading Community Church in prayer at noon on May 7th. Please sign up to join this private zoom call. We will contact you with a link prior to the event to join at noon May 7th. Advance registration is required so we can contact you with a link to join.  Sign up at

As a staff, we are praying for you and are searching for ways to encourage you. We know that each person is currently at risk for COVID 19 and we pray protection over you, but we realize some are at higher risk than others.  If someone you know is a high-risk case, would you let us know so we can pray for them by name?  If you have heard of someone experiencing job loss due to the current pandemic, please let us know. You can send these names to

Community Church has a Prayer Ministry. As we receive prayer requests from our church family, these requests are shared with the Prayer Team. If you are interested in participating or have a request to share, please email Kim at

Ways to help others during this season:
  • United Way has set up a Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund
  • The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry is looking for volunteers to fill shelves.  Please contact Jordan at to get scheduled.
  • Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh needs help! The Incident Command team at the hospital is requesting donations of activities for patients to do while in the hospital to decrease anxiety during isolation such as books that contain crossword puzzles, sudoku and word searches, small puzzles, small games and playing cards. If you are interested in donating, email Molly Butz, Aurora Health Care Foundation Oshkosh at
  • During this time, many people are feeling isolated and alone. Our Community Church Missionaries could use your encouragement. Many of them are working to encourage and support those around them while feeling isolated. We ask that you be praying for them, for God to meet their needs and bring peace to them. Check out our missionary page at and pray for them by name. We recently updated the page and added our missionaries pictures, so you can put a face to the name. Another way you can help is by sending notes of encouragement. If you need an address, please email

We have been so encouraged by your faithfulness to continue to give through this time, THANK YOU! Although we cannot meet as a whole church family, we still have ongoing financial commitments to be met.  You can give via the mobile app, through the Community Church website or mail checks to Community Church 2351 Ryf Road Oshkosh, WI 54904

Garden Sign-up is still open! Get your 2020 community garden plot at  Gardening together will be a great way to enjoy being outside together once COVID-19 has passed! In addition, the garden group is giving away FREE seeds. Please send an email to listing the type of seed packets you are looking for as well as your home address. The group will either do a contactless drop of the seeds at your home or mail them to you.


Blended & Blessed livestream event this Saturday, April 25th. This event is created for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. You can register today for this FREE Live Stream event at

Hero Central

We are excited to be able to share Hero Central @ home with you. Check out the video lessons & parent guides on our website. We have Hero Central to go bags that contain an activity that pertains to the Sunday lesson of the week as well as instructions and talking points for parents, this week’s devotion, and a treat. The bags are broken up into age groups: Preschool, Elementary, and Preteen. Please sign up by 9am Friday at

Join us for Story Time with Ms Wendy & Ollie the Owl Tuesday nights at 7pm on Hero Central Facebook page.


CSM LIVE! Students, join us Wednesday nights at 7pm for a message, worship, and interactive time of fun at

Sunday, April 26th

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.
Join us as we finish our series, Luke: a documentary, focusing on Luke 24:50-53.
Bring your instruments to church this Sunday. Make a joyful noise as we worship together. Post a picture of you and your family with your musical instruments.  Be sure to #iseeyoucc for a chance to win in our photo contest.

Here are the songs we will be singing:
Raise a Hallelujah - Bethel Music
Echo - Elevation Worship
Tremble - Essential Music
Consuming Fire - Community Worship
Glorious Day - Essential Music

Here is the sermon from last week:
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