Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
Last Sunday in my sermon I encouraged everyone to make the most of their time, to be filled with the Spirit and to make melody in their hearts, based on Ephesians 5: 15 – 20. This Sunday you will have an opportunity to make melody in your hearts. Come to our Hymn Sing Sunday! In our survey of the congregation, there were 11 top hymns, all of which we will sing. There were also 8 hymns that tied for 12th place and we will sing a few of those as well. Mark Ritchey will provide special music. It’s definitely a Sunday you won’t want to miss! Come, and make melody in your hearts at 9:30, then stay to share joy and discipleship in Sunday School at 10:30.
Below you will find announcements and other 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, 8/30 is Cindy Mykrantz. Her assistant next Sunday, 9/6 is Pam Domer.
Summer / Fall Schedule
Next Sunday, September 6, will be our last day on the Summer worship schedule with worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, September 13, we will return to our Fall/Winter/Spring schedule with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Our Annual Rally Day is a day when we celebrate the Christian Education programs at Oak Chapel. It will be held Sunday, September 20 and our worship theme will be “Get Into the Game!” Worship will be followed by a Fellowship Luncheon. Beverages and hot dogs with all the fixings will be provided. Please bring your table service and a dish to share. Bring a “Get Into the Game!”-themed dish and you could win a prize. There will be indoor and outdoor games to enjoy during the fellowship time. It’ll be a day full of surprises you won’t want to miss!
We will be parking cars again this year at East of Chicago Pizza and Swift Auto Parts during the Wayne County Fair (Saturday, September 12 through Thursday, September 17). As you know it takes many people to fill all the time slots we need to cover. There are empty slots available and the sign up sheet is on the narthex table. Please pick a time or two to park cars, if you are able. Thank you in advance for your help!! This project is a great fundraiser for our Church! Please see Christy Rickard or call her at 330-439-3201 with any questions.
Church Leaders for 2016
The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee will soon begin its work of praying and discerning who might be willing to serve in a leadership capacity at Oak Chapel in 2016. Below is a list of ministry areas within the church. If you have an interest in serving the church in one of these areas, please talk to Pastor Robin. Also, if you are approached by a member of the Nominations and Leadership Development Committee, please prayerfully consider their request.
Staff/Parish Relations — works with pastor and staff to manage the ministry of the congregation
Trustees — responsible for the church building, grounds and other assets
Finance — oversees the financial aspects of the church including giving, bills, and audits
Outreach — encourages the church to move beyond the walls through mission and evangelism
Christian Education — responsible for the spiritual development of the congregation
Membership Care — cares for the overall well-being of the congregation
Worship& Music — works with the pastor to plan and implement all aspects of our worship experiences
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 8/30 – Worship at 9:30am
Sunday School at 10:30am
Youth Group Bonfire at the Parsonage at 6:30pm
Tuesday, 9/1 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Saturday, 9/5 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
It is a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community!
Grace and peace,