Finding Inspiration (in This Time)

With this coronavirus pandemic taking over our lives, it’s been tough to find the inspiration to write. It’s so easy to get caught up in the fear and stress of it all. But, we can work our way out of feeling down and depressed. We only need to look to God. When we focus our attention on Him and not on our problems, our outlook becomes different. When we think about those who are on the front lines every day, taking care of us, making sure we’re safe, that’s our inspiration to fight through our troubles. So many people are out there keeping us going, providing everything we need to make it through. Things are different, things have

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Hope

“What would I do at this time without hope?” I’ve asked myself that question many times over the last few weeks of being at home in isolation. The coronavirus is front and center everywhere. Jobs are being lost, people are getting sick, some losing their lives, the economy is falling quicker than a lead balloon and we can’t escape any of it when turning on the tv.
 
I’m not going to sugar coat it – week one of isolation (5 weeks ago for me starting to work from home daily) was a bit tough for me. Everyone was nervous and we didn’t know much about this virus (not that we

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COVID19 – Pt. 2

Oakwood Family,

In compliance with both state and federal stay home, stay safe guidelines, Oakwood Church will continue to meet exclusively online for the rest of April. We urge you to do your part in fighting the spread of COVID-19, and keep our communities safe. Our services will continue to be available online, though they will continue to be pre-recorded, via our three viewing platforms: 
In order to help our church family stay connected, we’ll continue to offer online life/small group studies, as well as a variety of content and social media. If you have any questions on how you can get, or stay, connected with Oakwood Church during this time, please fill out our Contact Form.
 
Lastly, we urge you to continue regular times of prayer for our country, state, and local leaders. Pray for those working the frontlines of this epidemic. Those risking exposure to keep you safe, and help those in need. Pray for God to heal our land, and bring revival during this time of pain and uncertainty.
 
With Great Love and Hope in Our Lord,

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COVID19 – Pt. 1

Oakwood Family,

 
Just like churches across our nation, Oakwood is moving to an fully online format for the next few weeks to comply with the spirit of the declared national and state health emergencies. We appreciate your patience as we make this shift. You can expect that we’ll enhance the experience each week. Please stand by for information regarding our plans to take other ministries online like children’s, youth, and adult Bible studies.
 
This weekend’s service will be posted at 9am on Sunday, March 15 to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/OakwoodChurch) and Facebook page (facebook.com/oakwoodchurchsaline).
 

We hope you’ll enjoy your time with us and plan to visit us online again next weekend. 
Should you have any questions, please email us at  info@oakwoodchurch.org.

Ways to Give:
  • Online: Text oakwoodchurch to 77977 for a link to give online, or visit give.oakwoodchurch.org.
  • Snail Mail: Send offerings to 525 E. Michigan Ave #328 Saline, MI 48176

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God’s Faith in Me

When I doubt myself, God has faith in me. When I think I’m not good enough, God has faith in me. When I feel like an outsider, He is my friend and companion. He cheers me on when I have no one else. When I am angry, He calms me down. When I am hurt, He lifts me up. When I have lost my way, He finds me. When I don’t know what to say, He gives me the words. He is my stronghold. He is my life line. Without Jesus, I

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