In A Nutshell | May 15, 2015

Hello, Oak Chapel Friends,
Tomorrow is our third annual “Change the World” Day. Together, with other United Methodists around the globe, we will offer our hands in service to make a difference in our community. I trust that you plan to join us. There will be three activities encompassing all skill and ability levels. One group will volunteer at the Humane Society. Another will offer their services at Hilltop Villa. Others will remain at the church to make cards assemble Health Kits and Flood Buckets. We will meet in Fellowship Hall at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and ‘sending forth.’ Groups will return to the church at 11:30 a.m. for a light lunch and to share their experiences. If you agreed to purchase items for the health kits and flood buckets, please bring them to the church tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.
On Sunday, we with gather again for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Our worship will focus on John 17: 6 – 19 with my sermon titled “To Be One.” I look forward to sharing the day with you.
Below you will find 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 that meets during worship each Sunday morning. Her assistant this Sunday, 5/17 is Miriam Zech. Her assistant next Sunday, 5/24 is April Aten.
Akron Rubber Ducks Game
The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a trip to the Akron Rubber Ducks game on Saturday, May 30. The game is at 6:30pm. We will leave the church by 5:15pm. Ticket price is $7.00 and reservations must be made by this Sunday, May 17. Please indicate your interest on the attendance sheet in Sunday’s bulletin or contact Kim Domer at or 330-749-3461.
Wear Red for Pentecost!
We will celebrate Pentecost next Sunday, May 24 during worship. The congregation is encouraged to wear red that day as a symbol of the power and fire of the Holy Spirit.
Memorial Day Service
Oak Chapel will host its annual Memorial Day service at the Warner-Pioneer Cemetery next Sunday, May 24 at 9:30 a.m. We appreciate Arden Boyer’s many dedicated years of service organizing this event in the past and are grateful to Bill Braucher and Stuart Mykrantz for continuing the tradition this year.
Pastor Robin’s Ordination
Pastor Robin will be ordained during Annual Conference at Lakeside this June. The Service of Commissioning and Ordination will Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium. Everyone is invited to the service and to the party hosted by Robin’s parents immediately following the service at Lakeside United Methodist Church.  The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) would like to get an idea of how many people plan to attend the ordination so that transportation can be coordinated. Please indicate your interest on this week’s attendance slip. The SPRC is also planning a party to be held at Oak Chapel on Sunday, July 5 immediately following worship.
Summer Worship Schedule
At its meeting on Monday, May 11, the Administrative Council affirmed the Worship and Christian Education Committees’ proposal for our summer schedule. Beginning Sunday, June 7, we will have one morning worship service in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School following at 10:30 a.m. This schedule will continue through Labor Day weekend.
Graduate Recognition Sunday
On Sunday, June 7, we will honor our graduates. If you know of anyone graduating from high school, college, or other post-secondary education, please notify the church office.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 5/17 – Sunday School at 9:30am
                                    Worship at 10:30am
                                    Blood pressure screenings after worship
                                    Youth Groups at 6:30pm
Monday, 5/18 – Bible Study at 10:15am
                                    Trustees at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 5/19 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Wednesday, 5/20 – NO Choir rehearsal
Thursday, 5/21 – 4 – H at 7:00pm
Saturday, 5/23 – 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 in church on Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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