In A Nutshell | April 29, 2016

Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
Please consider joining us tomorrow morning from 9:00 a.m. till Noon for our Spring Work Day. We will do some general clean-up of the church buildings and grounds, including cleaning windows, picking up sticks and raking. In addition, we will week and mulch at the parsonage. Many hands make light work. Come, even for just an hour. God has entrusted us with a beautiful facility and we want to be good stewards of it.
Join us again on Sunday for worship with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jim Pfander will bring the message based on Acts 16: 9 – 15.
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, 5/1 is Tracy Braucher.  Her assistant next Sunday, 5/8 is Carol Gossage.
All Daughters Banquet – Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Think about your favorite shoes…were they shiny? Do they make you feel important? Were they new or hand-me-down? Where did they take you? The Bible tells many stories of shoes, feet and travels. Please join us on Saturday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. as we share some of these stories and devotions. If you wish to show off your favorite shoes please wear or bring them and be prepared to add your own “footnote” to the program. As a gesture of good will we will accept donations of new and gently used shoes and new socks to be forwarded to local agencies in need. The luncheon will be served by the United Methodist Men!
Confirmation Sunday
In the spirit of the initiation of the Church on Pentecost, Sunday, May 15 is Confirmation Day. That day we will recognize the learnings and the gifts and graces of our confirmands – Bridget and Simon Kitchen – and will welcome them as professing members of our congregation. Please join us for this special celebration.
Celebration of Pentecost
For Christians, Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. We will celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, May 15 during worship. The congregation is encouraged to wear red that day as a symbol of the power and fire of the Holy Spirit.
United Methodist Heritage Sunday
Sunday, May 22 is United Methodist Heritage Sunday. We will learn about some of our United Methodist forebears, hear the story of God’s faithfulness to past generations, and look toward the future with hope. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.
Jesus is Calling You to Reach Out – May 21, 2016
Please mark your calendars for our annual Change the World Event, Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. till Noon.  We will have opportunities for service to the church, the community and the world.  As in the past a group will be putting together health kits to be taken to Annual Conference in support of the ministries of the United Methodist Church.  Another group will be working with Habitat for Humanity to support this community ministry.  And there will be the opportunity to serve the world as a group will be cutting out denim shoes to share with people in Africa.  Please prayerfully consider participating in this opportunity to reach beyond the walls of our church to share the love of God through these ministries.
Graduate Recognition Sunday
On Sunday, June 5, 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, 5/1 – Sunday School at 9:30am
          Worship at 10:30am
          Confirmation Class at 6:00pm
          Youth Group at 7:00pm
Monday, 5/2 – Retirees Breakfast – Towne Market at 8:00am
          Bible Study at 9:15am
          Art and Soul at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 5/3 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
             SPRC at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 5/4 – Morning Circle at Betty Franks’ at 9:30am
          Choir Rehearsal at 7:00pm
Saturday, 5/7 – Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
          All Daughters Banquet at 11:30am
It is a privilege to be your pastor and to serve among such an amazing community! I look forward to seeing you at work day tomorrow!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Robin

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