Hello, Oak Chapel Friends,
This Sunday we continue our Lenten series “Giving It Up.” My sermon, “Giving Up Superiority” will be based on John 4: 5 – 42.
Below you will also find other announcements and important information about upcoming events. Please review and mark your calendars accordingly.
Children’s Sunday School Assistants
Terra Aten leads the young children’s Sunday School class (PreK to 2nd grade) that meets during worship each Sunday morning. Her assistant this Sunday, 3/8 is Miriam Zech. Her assistant next Sunday, 3/15 is April Aten.
Prayer Workshop Next Saturday!
Next Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. till Noon, Pastor Robin and others will lead an experiential workshop on prayer. Participants will learn about various forms of prayer and spiritual disciplines including iconography, prayer beads, the Examen, journaling and walking a labyrinth. The season of Lent is a good time to incorporate new disciplines.
Sunday Evening Lenten Services
We have begun our annual tradition of Sunday evening worship services with other United Methodist Churches in the area. In addition to Moreland and New Pittsburg UMCs, this year Wooster UMC will join us for this time of worship and fellowship. The services are at 7:00 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
March 8 – Rev. Charlie Tobias preaching at Oak Chapel UMC
March 15 – Rev. Robin Dillon preaching at New Pittsburg UMC
March 22 – Rev. Jon Heavilin preaching at Moreland UMC
Lenten Hymn Study
Even if you missed the first few sessions of Pastor Robin’s Lenten Hymn Study, you may still join us next Wednesday, March 11. Sing (or read!) your way through this Lenten season with “Will You Come and Follow Me? An Adult Lenten Study on Hymns.” This study examines the texts of various Lenten hymns (one per week). Each session challenges participants to work through the meaning of the text and how it relates to us today. We will also learn about the hymn writers. The class sessions are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. This week’s lesson will focus on the hymn “To God Be the Glory.”
Next Sunday, March 15 we will celebrate Scout Sunday during worship. The Girl Scout troop that meets at Oak Chapel will participate in the service. Those who have ever had any involvement in Scouting (Girl, Boy, Cub, etc.) are encouraged to wear uniforms, badges and/or pins that day.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 3/8 – Sunday School at 9:30am
Worship at 10:30am
Lenten Service at Oak Chapel UMC at 7:00pm
Monday, 3/9 – Bible Study at 10:15am
Administrative Council at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 3/10 – Outreach Committee at 6:30pm
Wednesday, 3/11 – Lenten Hymn Study at 6:30pm
Choir Rehearsal at 7:30pm
Thursday, 3/12 – 4 – H in Fellowship Hall at 7:00pm
Saturday, 3/14 – United Methodist Men – Green Leaf at 7:30am
Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
Prayer Workshop at 9:30am
It is a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community. I look forward to seeing you in church on Sunday!
Grace and peace,