In A Nutshell | March 11, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
Spring Forward!  Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tomorrow night before you go to bed. Then join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:30 Eastern Daylight Time. You won’t want to miss our Second Sunday Selfie Day. Bring your phone to church and take a selfie with your pewmate, me, or others and then post them to social media with the hashtags #selfiesunday #oakchapelumc. This is an easy way to let others know you worship at Oak Chapel. My sermon this week is titled “Love Generously, Give Abundantly,” based on John 12: 1 – 8. I look forward to worshiping with you.
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 that meets during worship each Sunday morning. Her assistant this Sunday, 3/13 is Joanne Jolliff.  Her assistant next Sunday, 3/20 is Cindy Mykrantz.
Last Lenten Service
This Sunday, March 13 is our last Sunday Evening worship service held in conjunction with the other United Methodist Churches in Wooster. Please join us as Church of the Cross UMC at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Charlie Tobias preaching on Revelation 21. There will be refreshments after the service.
Maundy Thursday worship
The word maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, meaning commandment, taken from some of Jesus’ final words to his disciples as he washed their feet at the Last Supper, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”  Join us on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. as we remember Jesus’ final meal with his disciples.
Good Friday Cantata
Members of the choirs of the Church of the Cross, Moreland, Oak Chapel and Wooster United Methodist Churches will present the Good Friday Cantata “Jesus, Son of God” on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Oak Chapel. Eyewitness testimonies are woven into this musical that reflects the father-heart of God and traces God’s greatest sacrifice for us – Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday Worship
Join us for our early service at 8:00 a.m. This service will be led by our confirmation class and youth groups. Following this service, the adult Sunday School classes will host our Easter Breakfast in Fellowship Hall. Come to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., then stay for our traditional Resurrection Celebration at 10:30 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt
Our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. Come see the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs! Please invite your relatives and neighbors to bring their children for a morning of fun.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 3/13 – Sunday School at 9:30am
           Worship at 10:30am
           Lenten Service – Church of the Cross at 7:00pm
Monday, 3/14 – Bible Study at 9:15am
Tuesday, 3/15 – Election Day
           Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Thursday, 3/17 – United Methodist Women at Shreve at 5:30pm
           4 – H at 7:00pm
Saturday, 3/19 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
           UMW Executive Team at 10:30am
It is a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community! I look forward to worshiping with you in church on Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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