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Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

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Olympia Fields United Methodist Church
  For more information please contact 
Reverand Richard Wagner at the church office
Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. or email  
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The Mission of OFUMC is equipping Christian disciples

for ministries of worship, teaching, community building, and service. 

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

“But nobody knows when that day or hour will come, not the heavenly angels and not the Son. Only the Father knows. As it was in the time of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Human One. In those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. They didn’t know what was happening until the flood came and swept them all away. The coming of the Human One will be like that. At that time there will be two men in the field. One will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill. One will be taken and the other left. Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know what day the Lord is coming. But you understand that if the head of the house knew at what time the thief would come, he would keep alert and wouldn’t allow the thief to break into his house. Therefore, you also should be prepared, because the Human One will come at a time you don’t know.” (Matthew 24:36–44, CEB)


Worried about what is further down the road?
Turn your ear to hear… lighten your load.

Truly ask, what has it taken to prepare, be ready?
Well-developed schemes, also nerves rock steady?
Repeating rollouts, related to pertinent past plays, full, rife?
This determined daring, helping develop a successful life?

Now, why not listen to this rhyme,
in a way that involves a spiritual climb,
leading to a place that is special, prime?

Littered by the previously inquired,
we chart, from what’s already been desired.
Yet, essentially, all that is required,
simply follows a path affirmed, admired,
not by what’s accumulated, acquired…
more like preparing for he who inspired.

Pastor Rich Wagner

Sunday, November 27, 2022         First Sunday of Advent

Worship -- 9:30 AM

Old Testament Reading               Isaiah 2:1-5
Gospel Reading:                           Matthew 24:36-44



Grow in Christ and Community - learn to depend on one another.
Come with us to show Christ love in your neighbor and you neighborhood.
Come as you are for a Spirit-Filled worship and expository Bible teaching

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461