In A Nutshell | June 14, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
What a beautiful morning! I am excited to join the youth this morning on their trip to Cedar Point and Youth Annual Conference. Please pray for travel mercies and that this will be both a fun and growing experience for them.
Please also pray for Oak Chapel UMC’s Outreach event at Drug Mart tomorrow. I am pleased at the many ways our church is involved in our community.
This Sunday after worship, I will be leaving for Annual Conference and will not return to Wooster until Thursday, June 20. During that time I will have limited access to e-mails, but should you need to reach me, please text me or call my cell phone at 330-485-6878.
Please plan to join us for worship this Sunday. My sermon, titled “A Place of Welcome,”is based on Luke 7: 36 – 8:3. I look forward to seeing you there!
Catch Report
The Administrative Council and other members of the church recently completed the“Catch” study, encouraging us to become a relentlessly outward focused congregation. We are excited about some of the ideas that were generated in these sessions and we would like to share them with you immediately following worship next Sunday, June 23. Please plan to attend.
Prayer Partners
As mentioned in the June Acorn, Pastor Robin is looking for people who will partner with her and commit to daily prayer for our community, our church, its present and future ministries, our church staff, and her as your pastor.  Please call or e-mail her to express your interest and commitment to this endeavor.
Summer Worship
Beginning Sunday, July 7, we will have two worship services on Sunday mornings. Our Heritage worship service, held in the Sanctuary at 8:30am, is ideal for those who wish to get an early start on the day or prefer traditional hymns and liturgies. The Celebration service, held in our air-conditioned Fellowship Hall at 10:30am, will feature lively praise music and will make use of our multi-media system. We are very excited about these new opportunities and hope you will invite your friends and neighbors to participate with us.
Vacation Bible School
We are getting excited about Vacation Bible School! The dates are June 24 – 28. Our Backyard Adventure will include fun outdoor games, crafts, snacks and music, so grab your friends and come on over! There will be classes for all ages. Pastor Robin is teaching the adult class and she just might do some backyard science experiments! Each evening begins with a family supper at 5:30pm, with VBS from 6 – 8:30pm. Register online via the church website at or call the church office at 330-264-2537. You won’t want to miss it!
Pastor Robin’s Commissioning
Pastor Robin will be commissioned as a Provisional Elder at Annual Conference this year. Everyone is invited to the Service of Commissioning and Ordination held in Hoover Auditorium at Lakeside on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30pm. If you are unable to attend, you may watch the service via livestream on the East Ohio Conference website found at
Acorn Submissions
The next edition of the Acorn will combine July and August. The submission deadline is this Monday June 17 by Noon. Please send articles via e-mail to or place a printed copy in the Acorn mailbox in the church office.
Next week’s calendar …
Sunday, 6/16 – Blood Pressure Screenings after worship
Monday, 6/17 – Thursday, 6/20 – Annual Conference at Lakeside
Monday, 6/17 – Trustees at 7:00pm
Wednesday, 6/19 – Choir Rehearsal at 7:30pm
Saturday, 6/22 – Weight Loss Support Group     at 9:15am
Itis a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community. See you in church!!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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