Owatonna United Methodist Church
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Connecting Caring Learning Serving

Weekly E-pistle

On Saturday morning, nine Minnesotans will be heading to Arecibo, Puerto Rico as one of many United Methodist Volunteer in Mission teams that will be on the island that week. There is such a compassionate response that teams were asked to limit their numbers for this particular week. Over 100 mission teams were on the island in 2018 and they are expecting similar numbers in 2019.  Rehace, the social ministries arm of the Methodist church of Puerto Rico has just received a big chunk of money to continue the rebuilding efforts over the next year and is encouraging more teams to come.  Perhaps we'll want to form another team to go later in the year--Puerto Rico in November or January would be quite nice.  But for now, do keep Owatonnans Mary and myself, Denise and Carl Wieman. and Steve Mundy, and our Twin City team members Maureen, Theresa, Sue, and Vicki, in prayers for safe travels and safe work.  We'll look forward to sharing our adventures of faith and service with you when we return.
Wednesday Soup Supper at 5:30p.m.  Women Serving.  Lenten Worship at 6:30p.m. Signs of Spiritual Growth.
Scriptures for Sunday, March 24:  Isaiah 55:1-9  We do not always see things as God sees them. 1 Cor. 10:1-13:  Be strong in faith as life tests you.  Luke 13:1-9:  There is judgement, but God is also patient.
9:00a.m.  Staff Meeting
10:00a.m.  Lenten Study, upstairs classroom
5:15p.m.  Jubilee Ringers
5:30p.m.  Soup Supper
6:30p.m.  Worship
7:00p.m.  Chancel choir
4:00p.m.  KnitWits
6:30p.m.  Refit
8:00a.m.  Refit
9:00a.m.  Worship
10:00a.m.  Sunday School and Coffee
10:15a.m.  Lenten Study, upstairs classroom
Loren Olson
Lead Pastor and Director
Prairie Spirit Cooperative Parish
Serving the Communities of Owatonna and Dodge Center, Minnesota