Owatonna United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Connecting Caring Learning Serving

Weekly E-pistle

In response to my announcement that I had decided to accept a new, less time demanding position, several of you made the comment, "There's nothing more constant than change."  I couldn't agree more.  I'm a little surprised myself that I so quickly went from beginning to ponder "What's next?"  to coming upon this opportunity and feeling "This is it!"  Or as we began our vacation Mary took a little stumble, and although fortunately not nearly as bad as it might have been, injured enough that it changed some of our plans.  We make plans, but change keeps making us adapt.  But fortunately we serve a God who created us with the skills to adapt, and who sends us the Spirit to guide us through change. And in the midst of all the changes we face, we are secure knowing that God's love and faithfulness does not change.  As John Wesley is reported to have said on his death bed:  "The best of all is that God is with us."
Thanks to all who helped with last week's American Red Cross blood drive. It was a very successful day.
Scriptures for Sunday, August 18:  Isaiah 5:1-7:  God will judge the vineyard because he did not bear good fruit.  Hebrews 11:29-12:2:  For the joy set before us, we can bear burdens in faith.  Luke 12:49-55:  Sometimes the kingdom of God brings division.
9:00a.m.  Coffee at HyVee
4:00p.m.  KnitWits
6:30p.m.  Refit
8:00a.m.  Refit
9:00a.m.  Worship
10:00a.m.  Fellowship
Loren Olson
Lead Pastor and Director
Prairie Spirit Cooperative Parish
Serving the Communities of Owatonna and Dodge Center, Minnesota