Owatonna United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Weekly E-pistle

I hope both those of you who braved the elements and came to church and those who remained in the safety of their homes, experienced the blessings of sabbath.  Snow days give us a chance to take a break from many activities, and let nature be nature. Non-essential activities are put off, and since they are non-essential, maybe we'll never have to do them--saving time and energy.  But now it is time to get back to the routine.  If you missed worship, I remind you that we do have a 30 minute service on Wednesday and the theme this week will be "What does productivity mean in the spiritual life?" as part  of our Wednesday series Living at the Speed of Life. Of course, it might be snowing again on Wednesday.  As we keep saying, Spring shouldn't be too  far off, but as we wait, I'd invite all of us to try to find some way to be a Christian witness in word or deed this week.
Wednesday Supper at 5:30p.m. UMW serving tacos.  Wednesday worship at 6:30p.m. Productivity.
Scriptures for Sunday, April 22:  Acts 4:5-12:  Our salvation is found in Christ.  1 John 3:16-24:  let us love with actions and truth.  John 10:11-18:  Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. 
--May Newsletter Deadline
4:30p.m.  Homework Help
5:30p.m.  Dinner: Tacos
5:45p.m.  Confirmation
6:00p.m.  YSJ
6:30p.m.  Worship
7:00p.m.  Chancel Choir
7:00p.m.  Youth
4:00p.m.  KnitWits
6:30p.m.  Refit
8:00a.m.  Refit
9:00a.m.  Worship
10:00a.m.  Sunday School
10:45a.m.  Worship
Loren Olson
Lead Pastor and Director
Prairie Spirit Cooperative Parish
Serving the Communities of Owatonna and Dodge Center, Minnesota