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We invite you to take a look around and learn more about us. Oakdale Church is committed to loving God and loving people and making disciples of Jesus Christ in all generations.
 
If you would like to know God more fully and seek to help make Him known to others, then you will find a good home at Oakdale.
 
Due to the recommendations by the Center for Disease Control, we have cancelled all of our services including our Wednesday night activities for the time being. We will live stream our Sunday worship services from this website and on our Facebook page starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Our worship service videos are stored on our live stream page, so you are able to watch our services at any time that is convenient for you.
 
Our church leadership is monitoring the situation closely, and we will keep you informed of all schedule changes.  Please pray for our nation and our close communities as we navigate this unusual time.
 
 
 

Dear Oakdale Family, 

The General Board and the Elders have met and we are prayerfully working together asking God to give us direction in these unusual and challenging days.

Both the Trump administration and the Iowa Governor is asking everyone to follow some hard guidelines for 15 days to buy them time to build up the resources needed to deal with the crisis due to the COVID-19 virus.  

  • Everyone has been asked to not meet in groups larger than 10 people.
  • Everyone with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms is being asked to self-quarantine, along with anyone else who is in contact with them.
  • Everyone is encouraged to engage in social separation and rigorous hygiene practices to avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus or           spreading it to others.

The Apostle Peter tells us –

“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” (1 Peter 2:13-15)

As servants of God, we seek to honor those God has placed over us by complying as best we can to the human institutions over us. We do not know what we will be asked to do at the end of this time period, but it will be a challenge to function as the body of Christ with these restrictions. We believe that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, prayerful obedience to God and His word, and careful love for one another, God will help us to function as the body of Christ and to do it well!  In fact, we need to trust that God will use this situation to strengthen us and to cause us to grow in ways that we could not have done otherwise.

That being said, these are going to be difficult times for many of us in our congregation and for many of our neighbors, friends, family members, and co-workers.  Please, please, please be in prayer asking God to show Himself strong on the behalf of everyone around us and ask God how He can use you to be a blessing to others.  We need each other. That is how God has designed us and His church. By allowing God to use us to bless others, God makes Himself known to us.  

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” (ESV, 1 John 4:12)

The Elders and the General Board members are looking for ways and tools that can be used to help keep us all connected. Please be on the look out!  So many of you have already been proactively reaching out in so many wonderful ways.  Thank you so much for doing that. Let us encourage each other to continue to do this more and more.

God bless each one of you as you walk in His will.

Yours in Christ,

Jon Zupke, Chairman

Tyler Stauffer, Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Gene Petersen, Elder

Kent Lundquist, Elder

Blaine Adamson, Elder

Tim Axiotis, Elder

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