$100 Brownies?

Posted by Eric Hoheisel, Sr. Pastor on Monday, June 17, 2013
God works in mysterious ways.

 This past Saturday, we, as a church, participated in the town-wide yard sale in Oaklyn.  As a part of that venture, our youth had a bake sale to help support the young adults who are going on the mission/service week in Appalachia in July. During the course of the day, someone came up to the table, a stranger to us, and bought $6 worth of baked goods for $100!  It all happened so fast.  It was almost as if the person “vanished”.  What a blessing!!!!!

 Whoever made that donation, angel or human, we saw the presence of God in that individual and their generosity.  I am reminded of the words of the disciples who encountered the resurrected Jesus on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24), and, after Jesus was revealed, he also “vanished”….and their reply?  “Were not our hearts burning within us…?”

 When God shows up, something gets burned into our hearts….and something was burned into the hearts of all of us this past Saturday.

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Meet Our Sr. Pastor

Rev. Eric Hoheisel Rev. Eric Hoheisel is the Pastor of the Oaklyn Baptist Church in Oaklyn, NJ, and is a past moderator of the Greater Delaware Valley Association of the American Baptist Churches of NJ. Previously he served as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jamestown, Ohio, and as an Interim Pastor at Washington Community Fellowship, Washington D.C. Pastor Hoheisel is a 1995 graduate of Eastern Baptist Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) and a 1984 graduate of Wittenberg University (Ohio). Prior to his service as Pastor, Rev. Hoheisel served as Executive Director of Love & Action, a Christian ministry to men, women and children with HIV/AIDS (1990-1992). There he developed and conducted educational seminars and workshops for churches and helped coordinate a national network of like-minded ministries. From 1987-1990 he worked in Washington D.C. doing urban mission work through Youth with a Mission. At the time he also served on a steering committee for the Congressional Staff Fellowship. Prior to entering ministry, Eric was a Senior Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in the area of Telecommunications Policy. Pastor Hoheisel has two sons, Will and Luke. His wife, Jennifer, is a Professor of Philosophy at Camden County College. Rev. Hoheisel has a special heart for prayer and spiritual formation issues. He also greatly enjoys finding the connections between spirituality and the fine arts. Pastor Eric conducts a five session workshop on prayer. For more information on this workshop, please contact the church office.