In A Nutshell | October 24, 2014

Hello, Oak Chapel Friends,
We have an exciting weekend ahead of us at Oak Chapel. Our Annual Bazaar is tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to shop and eat! Bring a friend to the best lunch in town! On Sunday afternoon, the Outreach Committee will host our fourth annual Trunk or Treat from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Decorate your trunk, dress up if you wish, and get ready to hand out candy to the children in our community. There will be snacks and cookie decorating, and a contest for the most creative trunk. Invite children and families you know to enjoy this festive time.
As always, I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. My sermon titled “Clean Sweep” is based on Luke 15: 1 – 10.
Below you will find announcements and other important information about upcoming events. Please review and mark your calendars accordingly.
All Saints Sunday
On Sunday, November 2, we will celebrate All Saints Day during worship. This special day on the liturgical calendar is a time to remember those “in the company of heaven” with whom we always worship and share the Lord’s Supper.  We will read the names of and light a candle for those who have died since All Saints Day last year. If you would like your loved one included, please contact Pastor Robin.
Candy Sales Force Needed
To make our time and effort count, we need YOU to sell our delicious Glass Candy to family, friends and co-workers. And of course it makes a wonderful gift for the mail carrier, teacher, and beautician. A bag (approx. 1 lb) sells for $5 which includes 10 flavors. We also take special orders for one flavor in a bag.  We’d love to have you join us on Monday evenings through November 24. We gather at 6:15 p.m. No experience necessary! We will provide training! Come enjoy the fellowship as we work together.
Plain Township Sunday School Convention
The 137th Plain Township Sunday School Convention will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church. Entertainment will be provided by Gary Bonewitz playing guitar and singing. Refreshments will follow.
Church Conference
Our Church Conference will be held on Sunday, November 9 at Oak Chapel at 2:00pm. These annual meetings, presided by our District Superintendent Ed Peterson, are held with other churches in our compass group. During these sessions we do some important annual business of the church (approving budgets, salaries, leadership) and learn about the ministries of all the churches in our compass group. Everyone is welcome and all church leaders are expected.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 10/26 – Sunday School at 9:30am
                                    Worship at 10:30am
                                    Budget / Leadership Meeting after worship
                                    Trunk or Treat at 3:30pm
                                    Bible Study at 6:30pm
Monday, 10/27 – Bible Study at 10:15am
                                    Prayer Shawl Ministry at 5:30pm
                                    Candy Making at 6:15pm
Tuesday, 10/28 – Compass Group Clergy Consultations with District Superintendent, 9am – 4pm
Wednesday, 10/29 – Choir rehearsal at 7:30pm
Saturday, 11/1 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
It is a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community. I look forward to seeing you at the Bazaar next Saturday!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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