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2018 UMW Assembly

"Jingle Bell Rock" Amperage and the OFUMC Chancel Choir 12-16-18

Reverend Richard Wagner



March 17, 2019    Second Sunday in Lent/Scout Sunday



Old Testament                    Psalm 27

New Testament                   Philippians 3:17-4:1              



Sermon                            "A Spiritual Sample

                                           of a Good Example"




Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service


Brothers and sisters, become imitators of me and watch those who live this way—you can use us as models. As I have told you many times and now say with deep sadness, many people live as enemies of the cross. Their lives end with destruction. Their God is their stomach, and they take pride in their disgrace because their thoughts focus on earthly things. Our citizenship is in heaven. We look forward to a savior that comes from there—the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform our humble bodies so that they are like his glorious body, by the power that also makes him able to subject all things to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters whom I love and miss, who are my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord. Loved ones,” (Philippians 3:17–4:1, CEB) 


Bearing in mind the wider world, it’s easy to conclude that one doesn’t know all.  So, who to trust?  An internal sensibility?  Someone else for guidance?  If seeking help beyond self, is there anyone worth emulating, creditable in trying to decide what to do?  

Don’t we at least become a little spiritual when confronted by assumptions arising from one’s point of view… and if we’re honest, it’s limit?

Has the consideration of trusting Jesus become a tiresome, overused possibility?

God’s impact has lasted through the ages.  It implies what is limitless.

As we seek to improve our future, the sacrificial model of God’s son should not be ignored.

Pastor Rich Wagner


The mission of OFUMC is equipping Christian disciples for ministries of worship, teaching, community building, and service. Our mission statement leads us all to take seriously the call to be disciples of Christ and to carry the gospel message that God loves and cares for whomever comes seeking to be in a positive relationship with God.  Those people will be cared for by the fellowship of believers at Olympia Fields UMC no matter what background or identity that that may adhere to and be welcomed in worship, taught and cared for so that they can care or others who are in need of help and comfort through hardships.

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