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OAKNOTES-May 2024

May 3, 2024 | Posted in Church News, OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-May 2024

Dear Friends, Years ago, our daughter decided to attend a college 565.8 miles from home, in Greenville, Illinois. When we dropped her off in August of 2007, we knew she would not be home again until Thanksgiving. When we picked …


OAKNOTES-Apr 2024

April 5, 2024 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Apr 2024

Dear Friends, John Fawcett was preparing to move. At the age of 32, he was leaving his small church in Wainsgate, England for the prestigious Carter Lane Church in London. Fawcett had worked hard. Orphaned at 12, he was forced …


OAKNOTES-Mar 2024

March 15, 2024 | Posted in Church News, OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Mar 2024

Dear Friends, Author Garrison Keillor is best known for his Lake Wobegon tales. They are a pleasant exercise in nostalgia. On one occasion Keillor recalled his childhood Thanksgiving dinners, as the family gathered around the table and remembered the blessings …


OAKNOTES-Feb 2024

February 3, 2024 | Posted in Church News, OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Feb 2024

Dear Friends, February is a significant month for the church, as Ash Wednesday arrives on February 14 and begins the Lenten period that leads us to Easter. (Join us for the Imposition of Ashes on February 14, at 12:15 and …


OAKNOTES-Dec 2023_Jan 2024

December 11, 2023 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Dec 2023_Jan 2024

Dear Friends, This is my first time writing for the December/January Oaknotes, and I find it a bit of a struggle. There is such a dramatic difference between these two months… Read the rest of Pastor Tim’s insightful letter and …


OAKNOTES-Nov 2023

December 5, 2023 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Nov 2023

Dear Friends, Many years ago, when Rudyard Kipling was one of the more popular writers of his time, it was reported that he received ten shillings for every word he wrote. Some students at Oxford University, less impressed with this …


OAKNOTES-Oct 2023

October 10, 2023 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Oct 2023

Dear Friends, A writer once penned these words: “We spend eighty percent of our mental energy thinking about the past or future, and only twenty percent thinking about the present.” When I heard those words, I immediately remembered sitting in …


OAKNOTES-Sept 2023

September 12, 2023 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES-Sept 2023

OAKNOTES Sept. 2023 Friends in Christ, It’s a privilege to serve Oakmont Presbyterian as Temporary Pastor during the time from when Steve retires until the Interim Pastor arrives. The term will begin August 15 and we hope to have the …


OAKNOTES – Aug 2023

August 1, 2023 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters
OAKNOTES – Aug 2023

Including Rev. Dr. Steve Wilson’s thank you and reflective poem. Click to read: August 2023 Oaknotes  


OAKNOTES – Jun-Jul 2023

June 14, 2023 | Posted in OAKNOTES Newsletters

Click to read the pastoral letter and the complete newsletter: June-July 2023 OAKNOTES