Owatonna United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Connecting Caring Learning Serving

Weekly E-pistle

An NFL receiver bragged that he had the best hands in the league, and then in a playoff game had a pass go right through those hands for an easy interception, stopping a drive that could have led to a win.  A lesson in humility.  Pride sometimes leads to embarrassment.  Pride sometimes backs us into a corner where we find ourselves defending something we know is indefensible.  Pride sometimes makes us feel superior to others.  Proverbs tells us that "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." (Prov. 16:18)  Proverbs also promises, "The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life." (Prov. 22:4)  Let's learn a lesson from an embarrassed athlete and strive for humility over pride.
From time to time, the idea of getting the bell and carillon working again is discussed.  We will have a representative from Shulmerich Carillons and Verdin Bells here on Thursday, January 17 at 3:00p.m. to share with us options.  Any interested in this project are welcome to attend.
Wednesday Supper, 5:30p.m.  Women serving pancakes and sausage.  Wednesday Worship, 6:30p.m. Plans for Way Forward.
Scriptures for Sunday, January 20:  Isaiah 62:1-5:  Israel shall be called "My Delight Is in Her.":  1 Cor. 12:1-11:  We have a variety of gifts in service to the same Lord.  John 2:1-11:  Jesus turns water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee.
Tuesday:  Newsletter Deadline
5:15p.m.  Jubilee Ringers
5:30p.m.  Supper, UMW
5:45p.m.  Confirmation
6:00p.m.  YSJ
6:30p.m,. Worship
7:00p.m,  Chancel Choir
3:00p.m.  Meeting with Shumerlich Rep
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.  Adult Class
Loren Olson
Lead Pastor and Director
Prairie Spirit Cooperative Parish
Serving the Communities of Owatonna and Dodge Center, Minnesota