Owatonna United Methodist Church
Friday, January 19, 2018
Connecting Caring Learning Serving

Weekly E-pistle


I am excited that Scott Jasmin will be joining our ministry as contemporary worship leader this coming Sunday.  Scott is a talented musician with years of experience leading worship as paid staff and volunteer.  If you are interested in participating in the praise team as musician or singer, Scott will hold his first meeting/practice on Wednesday at 8p.m.  We hope that you will come and meet him at the 10:45a.m. service this Sunday and give him a warm OUMC welcome.
I will be at the opening retreat for the Shmita (Jubilee) program for this year's group of conference clergy next Monday through Wednesday.  I'll be back in time for Wednesday worship(although not for Confirmation) and will be in the office on Thursday before beginning vacation on Friday, January 26 through February 7.
Wednesday Supper at 5:30p.m.  UMW serving pancakes.  Wednesday Worship at 6:30p.m.:  The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting.
Scriptures for Sunday, January 21:  Jonah 3:1-5:  God changed his mind about destroying Nineveh because the people repented and fasted.  1 Cor. 7:29-31; The appointed time is short.  Don't focus on worldly things.  Mark 1:14-20:  Jesus calls fishermen to fish for people.
4:30p.m.  Homework Help
5:15p.m.  Jubilee ringers
5:30p.m.  Dinner:  Pancakes and Sausage
5;45p.m.  Confirmation
6:00p.m.  YSJ
6:30p.m.  Worship:  the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting
7:00p.m.  Choir
7:00p.m.  Youth Ministry
8:00p.m.  Praise Team Practice
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