Chess Club

Do you like to play chess OR would you like to learn?
A new Chess Club haschess_pawn_and_king_312371 formed in East Oak Lane. We meet
EVERY WEDNESDAY 5 – 7pm
THE OAK LANE HOUSE
6635 N. 11 St.
We have chess boards. Now we need people over 17
who enjoy the challenge of the game.
Bring your friends, bring your siblings,
bring your kids or bring your parents.
The level of your skill at the game does not matter.
Please come and check it out.
Come every week or as often as your schedule allows.
If you have any questions, please call Jon Weston 215-224-4547.

The smooth R & B stylings of Welcome Change featuring vocalist Valerie Ford

The Oak Lane House and Overtone Productions, Inc. Proudly Present

The Smooth R & B Stylings of
Welcome Change
featuring vocalist Valerie Fordjazz 6 welcomechange

Monday, May 20 7:30pm
(Doors open 7pm)
The Oak Lane Presbyterian Admission: $15
Church Auditorium (includes light food/beverages)
6637 N. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19126

Please come out and join in this celebration of community on the third Monday of every month, with a new jazz ensemble each time!
Benefits The Oak Lane House.
To reserve seats or for more information, call: (215) 224-4547 or e-mail: papermanjdw@aol.com.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt: The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sun., April 21.   A Continental Breakfast will be served in the Church Social Hall starting at 9:30am.  The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10am in the back yard of The Oak Lane House next to the Church on 11th St.   KIDS,  BRING YOU OWN BASKETS.  The event is being sponsored by the Christian Education Committee and The Oak Lane House.  jpegEaster Egg Hunt2019-2

A Message from the Pastor – Lent 2019

Wellington Defeated?

It was the year 1815, and the British, under Wellington’s leadership, were about to meet Napoleon at Waterloo. Napoleon had marched right across Europe…and anyone who had gotten in his way! He seemed almost inhuman, undefeatable. The future of England – and the entire world, for that matter – hung in the balance. And so it was that England anxiously awaited news of the outcome of the monumental battle.

Arrangements had been made to have the news flashed across the English Channel by blinker lights, using Morse Code. Throughout the day watchmen on the English coast scanned the horizon, watching and waiting, eagerly looking for some sign of the outcome. At long last the lights began to flash their anxiously awaited message:

“W-E-L-L-I-N-G-T-O-N…”

The people hung breathlessly on every letter.

“W-E-L-L-I-N-G-T-O-N…D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D….”

Just then a thick fog began to settle over the Channel. “Wellington defeated?” Oh, God, no! Gloom and despair spread across the nation. All was lost!

Hours later the fog lifted and the watchers, remaining on duty to await further news or instructions, saw the lights continuing to blink out their message. And as they watched, this time they got the entiremessage:

“W-E-L-L-I-N-G-T-O-N…D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D…N-A-P-O-L-E-O-N….”

The first message had been incomplete! It was only a partial message! The exact opposite of what they had assumed was true. And so with the message of Easter. On Good Friday the message was: “C-H-R-I-S-T…D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D….” But by Easter’s sunrise, God’s full message to the world became clear:

“C-H-R-I-S-T…D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D…S-I-N…A-N-D…D-E-A-T-H!”

As we celebrate Easter this year, let us remember both the price that was paid for us and the victory that is won for us. Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed and in deed!

Declaring His Victory,

Pastor Dave

A Community Church for All