june 20th @ 10:45am

kingdom power and mission

"God's Love Rescues"

Training Believers to Transform the World

We continue our new sermon series called "Kingdom Power and Mission."  The purpose of the series is to grow our faith in Jesus' power and authority to heal and deliver people who are struggling.

We will examine Matthew chapter 8 through 10. Those are the chapters that announce Jesus' public ministry. He steps into the public arena and begins to heal and deliver people from their suffering. We seek to be a church that operates in the grace and power of the Kingdom of Heaven. We will be devoting our time to praying for people to be healed and delivered from the suffering.


We invite you to join us Sunday morning at 10:45 am at our location on Stevens Ave. across from the Quality Shop. 

We will be live here on Facebook and on our website. 


Live-Stream will begin here this Sunday morning at 10:45 and on Facebook.



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Kingdom Power and Mission

"God's Love Rescues"

Training Believers to Transform the World


Message Scripture:

Matthew 8:1-4 NLT

Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” 

And instantly the leprosy disappeared. Then Jesus said to him, “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the

law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that

you have been cleansed.”



1.  GOD IS RESTORING OUR FAITH:  v1-2

Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

     Mark 11:22-24 NLT     Psalm 51:1-2 NIV     Hebrews 4:16 NLT


2.  GOD IS RESTORING HIS AUTHORITY:  v3

Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.

     Matthew 28:18 NIV     Genesis 1:27-28 ESV     Isaiah 53:4-5 NIV


3.  GOD IS RESORING US:  v4

Then Jesus said to him, “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.”

     Psalm 8:4-6 NLT     Romans 8:1-4 NIV     1 John 1:7 NLT




Call to Action:  Restoration Requires:

  • REVELATION:  Matthew 16:17 NIV,  1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV
  • RESOLUTION:  Acts 26:15-18 NIV,  John 20:21 NIV


Next Step:


Here is theme for this Sunday's Service:

"God's Love Rescues"

Tune in Sunday morning at 10:45am

Training Believers to Transform the World




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oPERATION cHRISTMAS cHILD

Throughout the year we fill and collect items for the Samaritan's Purse. The children that receive boxes would love to have you take part in creating a shoebox filled with fun and necessity items. Below is a list of items that we collect and that can be placed in a shoebox.  We have boxes at the church that you can fill or bring in your items and we will pack them into a shoebox in November during our packing party.


This year our goal is 200 boxes.

So far this year we have 34 boxes completed and have received $100 for postage and $150 for supplies.


We have in stock the following item, and need around 200 of each.

20 dolls                                                53 bracelets

30 coloring books                                50 Combs

122 boxes of crayons                         200 erasers

100 soccer balls and pumps               100 mics toys and instruments

38 dresses                                           500+ pencils

10 pens                                                  25 socks

too many toothbrushes to count

We are especially in need of: clothes (boys and girls), pens, soap and washcloths, notebooks, activity books, colored pencils/crayons, appropriate wow items. 


If you would please remove as much packaging as possible. Soaps can remain in their plastic wrap and toy/game instructions need to stay attached, but I would appreciate tags and packaging on other items to be removed.


We accept money donations. Click here to make a donation. Scroll down to "Donation Button". For the supplies, use the OCC Supplies Fund and for to help with the $9 postage, use the OCC Postage Fund.


Be a part of spreading love to the children all around the world. 

Homeless outreach

We have begun a ministry to the homeless on Park Ave in Portland. Once a week we provide sandwiches to the homeless in Deering Oaks. It is a remarkable ministry. 


This fall we began a ministry to the homeless in Deering Oaks near Park Ave. The COVID outbreak has made it difficult for the City to meet all the needs of the homeless. We have been taking food and basic needs to the homeless each Friday.  We have the opportunity to serve and pray for those in need. They welcome people praying for them.


Needless to say, during these cold winter months their needs are acute. For those of you who would like to continue supporting and assisting us, here are some items that are in great demand:

Socks

Cookies (individually wrapped cookies or packages)

Single packages of chips

Hot chocolate (powder)

Waters (individual bottles)

Peanut butter and jelly

Brown lunch bags


These items are a great help to us. If you would like to drop off items, we receive them at our office at 4 Brentwood St. Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm. 


Currently, we are not taking clothes because we don’t have storage space. Also, right now, we can’t take non perishables because the need is sporadic. 


If you would like to make a donation for the homeless it will make it possible for us to purchase items like paper cups with lids, plastic food ware, paper soup cups etc. Click here to donate---click on the drop down box "fund", scroll down and you'll see "homeless outreach" as an option.


Deering Center Community continues to demonstrate generosity and compassion. We are making a difference together. 

kitchen starter kit Project

All kitchen item donations are welcome, but we are really in need of the following items;

Medium & large size pots (with covers)

Medium & large size frying pans,

Glass baking dishes

Medium & large size mixing bowls.

Also if people could spread the word to family & friends for donations.

Donations can be brought in Sunday mornings, and the office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.