Hello, Oak Chapel friends,
Last night I returned from my week at Licensing School. It was a week of both teaching and learning for me as I prepare to take on the role of Dean of Licensing School effective July 1. Events like this show our United Methodist connection. Through your support of me as your pastor, you also participate in the formation of new pastors in our conference. And who knows? One of those new pastors could be appointed to Oak Chapel some day! While it was an exhausting week, these 35 new pastors brought with them such a passion and joy for ministry that it was also exhilarating for the faculty of the school. Thanks for your support of this endeavor. I look forward to sharing the experience with you.
During worship tomorrow you will have the opportunity to meet Rev. Chris Statz and his family. To help Rev. Chris get to know the congregation, we have made name tags for everyone. When you arrive, please get your nametag and wear it. There will be baskets in the Narthex to return the nametags so they can be used again in July.
Tomorrow’s worship will focus on Luke 7: 11 – 17 with my brief message titled “Resurrection Phobia.” We will also recognize our graduates and Rev. Chris will preside at communion.
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, 6/5 is Evelyn Silver. Her assistant next Sunday, 6/12 is Phyllis Weaver.
Special Camping Offering
Next Sunday, June 5 there will be a special offering to provide scholarship money for students at Oak Chapel to attend summer camp. We currently have three youth registered for Camp Wanake: Zoe Everett and Brancyn and Benjamin Miller. A week at summer camp can be a powerful, life-changing experience. Please consider a contribution toward this experience for these youth.
Summer Worship Schedule
As we did last year, our Sunday schedule will flip for the summer months. Beginning Sunday, June 26, worship will be at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. This schedule will continue through Labor Day weekend.
Meet Reverend Chris Statz
Our new pastor, Rev. Chris Statz and his family will worship with us next Sunday, June 5. Join us for worship that day to meet Rev. Chris before his move to Oak Chapel, effective July 1. We will have nametags for people to wear that day to help Rev. Chris get to know everyone.
Pastor Robin’s Farewell Luncheon
Pastor Robin’s last Sunday is June 19. Following worship that day we will host her farewell luncheon in Fellowship Hall. The meal will be our typical carry-in lunch with some special touches. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Feldman at 330-465-5782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities for Ministry Next Week
Sunday, 6/5 – Sunday School at 9:30am
Worship with Rev. Statz at 10:30am
UMYF (Youth Grades 7 – 12) at 7:00pm
Monday, 6/6 – Retirees Breakfast – Towne Market at 8:00am
Art and Soul at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 6/7 – Girl Scouts at 5:45pm
Finance Committee at 6:30pm
Administrative Council at 7:30pm
Wednesday, 6/8 – Choir Rehearsal at 7:00pm
Thursday, 6/9 – 4- H at 7:00pm
Saturday, 6/11 – United Methodist Men – Green Leaf at 7:30am
Weight Loss Support Group at 9:15am
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,