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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  
Donations welcome at

{Updated by Lois Nemeth Lay Leader Member to NIC Annual Conference}

UWFaith Lake South Learning Event 2023
This event is for all women who want to know more about the organization of United Women in Faith - our history, our future, local unit/district/and NIC UMW structure.
St. Andrew UMC
18850 Riegel Road Homewood, IL 60430
Saturday, February 11th
  • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • $5.00 Registration Fee
Additional offerings are welcome.
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Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven. “Don’t even begin to think that I have come to do away with the Law and the Prophets. I haven’t come to do away with them but to fulfill them. I say to you very seriously that as long as heaven and earth exist, neither the smallest letter nor even the smallest stroke of a pen will be erased from the Law until everything there becomes a reality. Therefore, whoever ignores one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do the same will be called the lowest in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever keeps these commands and teaches people to keep them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. I say to you that unless your righteousness is greater than the righteousness of the legal experts and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:13–20, CEB)


“A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden…” locates Jerusalem, like a flag on a map, focusing the overlay of the landscape, topographically.
Rising several thousand feet above the Dead Sea basin within the short distance of just a few miles, it's impossible to miss geographically.

Visiting this veritable city of the world, it can feel like sitting on the head of a pin.
A historical place that many people connect to, identifying where they’ve been.


One ought as well
turn on light
so to shine…

Or, strike a bell
like one might
as a sign…

Keeping this instruction,
creates an induction,

of Christlike conduction.


Pastor Rich Wagner


Sunday, February 5, 2023           Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Worship -- 9:30 AM

New Testament Reading             1 Corinthians 2:1-12
Gospel Reading:                           Matthew 5:13-20


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