In A Nutshell | June 23, 2023

What is Our Mission? 

At the height of the Apollo space missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, many of us were captivated by the television coverage of humankind’s exploration of the last frontier, particularly the lunar landing in July of 1969. As Neil Armstrong stated so profoundly through a static microphone when he set foot on the moon — it was, indeed, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Only a handful of individuals have ever walked on the moon’s surface. It’s something most of us will never do, but that does not in any way minimize the value of our mission here on earth. Each of us is called to God’s service, often in ways that match up with our talents, but sometimes in other ways that do not.

Either way, we all have a mission — just like the astronauts — although for most of us, the mission is not that complex. Still, what we do in our lifetime is important, particularly what we do in service of the Lord.

Oak Chapel has a rich tradition of service, dating back to its founding more than 200 years ago, and that service continues to this very day, including this Saturday with Community Impact Day. We will gather in Fellowship Hall at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and devotion, followed by a busy morning of packaging meals and health kits for those in need. The event will culminate with a delicious catered lunch. What a wonderful way to spend a portion of your weekend!

If you are free on Saturday morning and have not yet signed up for the event, make it your “mission” to do so by contacting Pam Domer, who is coordinating the event. She can be reached at or 330-601-3926. Join us for this wonderfully productive and fulfilling mission project, and help us to carry on our long history of distinguished service in honor of our Lord.

Until we meet again, Be Blessed!

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