A combined meeting of the Oakley Methodist and Sardis Methodist Women will be at Sardis Methodist on Tuesday, September 12th at 6 pm. (Please note the time change!) We encourage everyone to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Oakley United Methodist Church is committed to missions, collecting the third Sunday of each month for a variety of outreach programs. The Crop Walk is the mission for September 17th.
September is the Beginning of School
Thank everyone who donated and collected school supplies for Oakley Elementary School. Please see Nancy Griffin if you still have not donated. Nancy will be glad to accept any donations. During this time, let us pray for our children, grandchildren and teachers who are returning to classrooms.
A prayer for a new day.
O God, you who make things new, again and again, enliven the thoughts of my mind, revitalize the cells of my body, and cause a fresh outburst of praise to surge in my heart so that I might taste the Life that is truly life this day. In the name of the one whose face is like the shining sun. Amen.
A prayer for children going to school.
Dear Jesus, you who promise to be with me always, I pray that you would be with me today as I go to school. Bless my going and my coming. Bless my learning and my playing. Please protect my heart from fear. Please keep me safe. Please give me good friends. Give me joy this day, and thank you for loving me from head to toe. In your name. Amen.
A prayer for children schooling at home.
Dear Jesus, you who promise to be with me always, I pray that you would be with me at home today as I do my schoolwork. Please help me to do my best, help me not to feel alone, and help me to be patient with my family. Give me joy this day, and thank you for loving me from head to toe. In your name. Amen.
A prayer for high school and college students.
O Lord, you who promise to be with me always, be with me this day as I begin my schoolwork. Keep me in health, I pray, and keep me from harm. In all that I do and say, may I love you with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, and may I love my neighbor as myself, so that I might fulfill your purposes for me and you’re calling on my life as a student. In Christ’s name. Amen.
A prayer for parents.
O Lord, you who promise to guide us through the wilderness and to protect us through the storm, we ask that you would make us wise when we cannot clearly see the way forward, make us brave when we feel afraid, make us strong in the face of our weakness, and make possible what to us seems impossible, so that we might joyfully entrust ourselves and our children into your tender care in these trying and troubling times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.~~christianitytoday.com
Prayers for Health in the Classroom
We pray for the health of teachers returning to the classrooms this year. We know that COVID has placed a new level of concern for the well-being of not only students but also teachers and staff. Please give them supernatural protection over their health this school year. Help protect them not only from COVID but also from any illness and disease so that they may be able to teach without interruption. Please keep those in the classroom healthy so that schools can remain open and accessible for children to receive the education they need.
In Jesus Name, Amen``christainity.com
Prayers for Teachers: A Prayer for Positive Relationships with Students
Lord, I pray for positive relationships between the teachers in our communities and the students they serve each day. I pray that there will be mutual love, respect, and honor for one another. May the children know and understand that their teachers care for them, and desire what is best for them. May the students and teachers work together for the growth and development of the students, and may they succeed and accomplish many great things in their lives. Amen.
Prayers for Teachers: Praying for Strength
Lord, I pray for teachers everywhere, that they may receive strength and stamina to continue in the work that you have called them to. The role of a teacher is of great importance, and many works countless hours each year to provide the best learning experience for their students. It is a deeply rewarding occupation that also comes with challenges and hardships. Give teachers the strength to continue on, knowing that their work is not in vain. Amen.
Prayers for Teachers: For Safety and Protection
Lord, I pray for the safety of our teachers and students. Unfortunately, we are often reminded on the news that we live in a cruel and harsh world. Protect our teachers and students from harm and danger. While they are in class, may they teach freely without fear of outside threats or intruders. Provide each school with high levels of security that will ward off evil offenders. Surround your teachers and students with your hedge of protection, that they may teach with joy and peace of mind. In Jesus’ name, Amen.~~garmentsofsplendor.com
Please join us for Bingo Luncheon on the third Wednesday of the month, September 20th from 12 noon until 2 pm. Covered dish and bingo with prizes! Please come and join the fun!
Family Game Night
Second and Fourth Sunday Evening
Please join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday for fellowship, food and games. Please bring your favorite board game or games will be provided. The fun starts at 6 pm.