In A Nutshell | June 12, 2015

Hello, Oak Chapel Friends,
Last Sunday we began our summer worship schedule with worship in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. We had a nice crowd and trust that all of you will join us again this Sunday for our service in which my sermon is titled “As God Sees Us,” based on 2 Corinthians 5: 6 – 17.  
Below you will find announcements and important information about upcoming events. Please review and mark your calendars accordingly.
Church Office Closed This Week
The church office will be closed Monday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 17 while Pastor Robin and others are at Annual Conference. Carol Gossage will be in the office on Thursday, June 18.
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, 6/14 is Joanne Jolliff. Her assistant next Sunday, 6/21 is Cindy Mykrantz.
Pastor Robin’s Ordination
Pastor Robin’s Ordination is this Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Hoover Auditorium at Lakeside. Everyone is invited to the service and to the party hosted by Robin’s parents immediately following the service at Lakeside United Methodist Church.  A group from Oak Chapel is going, leaving the parking lot at 4:30 p.m. sharp! If you are unable to attend, you may watch the service via livestream on the East Ohio Conference website found at
Ordination Party
On Sunday, July 5, at 11:30 a.m., following Sunday School, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is hosting an ordination party for Pastor Robin. Please plan to attend (sign up on the attendance sheet). If you are willing to bring food, please see the sign up sheet in the Narthex. If you have questions, please see April Aten or Georgia Taylor.
Shoe Collection for People to People
A collection of shoes will be part of a mission project for the children at VBS this year. Instead of bringing canned goods and pantry items on Sunday, July 5, please consider donating an old pair of shoes. These shoes will be given to People to People Ministries. Should you have any questions, please see Kim Domer.
Ohio Light Opera Music Series
Oak Chapel has been given the opportunity to host Ohio Light Opera musicians this summer. For four weeks (July 12 – August 2), we will have special music provided OLO musicians. The series will be partially funded by our worship and music budget and partially funded by donors. Should you wish to make a contribution toward this music series, please see Jen Moser or Pastor Robin.
Protection of Assets and Identity Theft
After Sunday School on July 19, we will have a carry-in fellowship luncheon with speaker Attorney Glen Buttacavaol. He will provide important information about identity theft and other scams. Please plan to attend this event hosted by the Membership Care Committee.
Compass Group Mission Trip
Niagara Falls, New York
August 9 – 13
            The clergy in our Compass Group are organizing our summer mission trip to serve in the Niagara Falls area. We will be leaving Sunday, August 9 in the afternoon and return in the evening on Thursday, August 13. We will be working at the Community Missions serving in the Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Furniture Giveaway, and helping with some painting and light carpentry. Community Missions was formed in 1925 to serve the poor and preach the Gospel through deeds and words. They are a Christian organization that believes in an approach to individual wellness and health that is holistic and includes physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological, economic, and social dimensions. For more information visit:
            We will stay at the Joshua Connection Mission House. This is a partnership between two churches which are in ministry together and is set up to provide housing for those doing mission work in the area. There are 4 sleeping areas, restrooms with showers, a kitchenette, a game room, and a large living room. Those going on the trip will need to bring sleeping bags or bedding. We will plan meals as we get closer to the trip date, and provide a list of any other supplies that may be needed.
            We are limited to 16 people for this trip. The cost is $175 per person. The first 16 people to send in a $75 deposit will be on the list to go. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Robin. To register, send your deposit to Pastor Kenn Curren at Apple Creek United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265 Apple Creek, OH 44606.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 6/14 – Worship at 9:30am
                                    Sunday School at 10:30am
Monday, 6/15 – Wednesday, 6/17 – Church Office Closed
Monday, 6/15 – Thursday, 6/18 – Annual Conference at Lakeside
Monday, 6/15 – Trustees Meeting at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 6/16 – Leave parking lot for Lakeside at 4:30pm
                                    Pastor Robin’s ordination at Lakeside at 7:30pm
Saturday, 6/20 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
                                    Elliott/Kaser Wedding at 1:00pm
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,
Pastor Robin

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