Hello, Oak Chapel Friends,
We all know the Golden Rule: “Treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you” (Luke 6:31, CEB). Whether the issue is equal rights, child welfare, workers’ advocacy or living wages, Peace with Justice Sunday encourages us to practice the Golden Rule, putting our good thoughts into life-changing action.
This Sunday during worship we will celebrate Peace with Justice. The students in the Saplings group will offer a prayer for peace that they have written and our worship will focus on the ways in which we can work toward peace and justice. My sermon titled “Welcoming All Parts” is based on 1 Corinthians 12: 12 – 27. I trust you will join us at 10:30 a.m. for this meaningful worship experience.
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, 5/31 is Tracy Braucher. Her assistant next Sunday, 6/7 is Carol Gossage.
Pastor Robin away
Pastor Robin will be teaching classes on worship and the sacraments to new pastors at Licensing School at Mount Union University next week, leaving after worship this Sunday, 5/31 and returning on Friday evening, June 5. She will have full access to e-mail and will be available for emergencies via cell phone (330-234-7717) during that time.
Summer Worship Schedule to begin next week – June 7
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.
Brianna Renker’s Graduation Party
The Renker Family invites their church family and friends to celebrate Brianna’s Graduation from Triway High School and the Wayne County Career Center where she studied practical nursing. The party will take place in Oak Chapel’s Fellowship Hall on Saturday, June 13 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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 Sunday School.
Lunch to Honor Arden Boyer
The United Methodist Men have honored Arden Boyer for his service to our country and to Oak Chapel UMC for his organization of our annual Memorial Day services at the Warner-Pioneer Cemetery. The men invite all members of the church to lunch at Jake’s after Sunday School on Sunday, June 7. To make reservations for the luncheon, please indicate your participation on today’s attendance sheet.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 5/31 – Sunday School at 9:30am
Worship – Peace with Justice Sunday at 10:30am
Monday, 6/1 – Retirees Breakfast – Town Market at 8:00am
Bible Study at 10:15am
Art and Soul at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 6/2 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Welcoming Team Meeting at 7:00pm
Wednesday, 6/3 – Morning Circle at Betty Franks at 9:30am
Saturday, 6/6 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
Kids Day – Downtown Wooster at 12:00pm
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,