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Olympia Fields United Methodist Church
  For more information, please contact Rev. Richard Wagner 
Church Office: 708-481-5928 or or email olyfldsumc@sbcglobal.net
Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. Prayers and Donations welcome via website donations tabs or
USPS mail 20301 Western Ave. Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
(Updated by Lois Nemeth Olympia Fields UMC Certified Lay Servant, Lay Leader Member to NIC Annual Conference}
 

Thank you for your generous support and donations from the Sunday, May 5, 2024 South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk 

You can still donate to the Team!! 1/4 of the proceeds go to local food pantries. See Olympia Fields team page in the link below. 


https://events.crophungerwalk.org/cropwalks/team/olympia-fields-umc

Sunday's at 9:30 a.m.

See How God Touches our Lives.

We seek to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities. https://uwfaith.org/who-we-are/

The purpose of United Methodist Men is to help men to grow in Christ, so others can know Christ.
United Methodist Men is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ,
to grow spiritually, and to seek daily His will.

https://www.umcnic.org/congregational-life/united-methodist-men

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Our Mission

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

Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full head of grain. Whenever the crop is ready, the farmer goes out to cut the grain because it’s harvesttime.” He continued, “What’s a good image for God’s kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.” With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear. He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them.” (Mark 4:26–34, CEB)

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A quality of mercy indicative of the kingdom of God may not initially be visible in another person, but God’s power retains an edge which cultivates growth.  Its action penetrates, slices, digs, plants. Jesus illustrates using a mustard seed. Although tiny, when sowed, develops into something much larger. Its resultant scope attracts birds to build nests in its shade. He describes with wonder and draws the curious. How is this possible? 

Now the scripture helps us see,
growing to the size of a large plant, bush or tree,
we move from what we were, to what can be…
from a tiny seed, to an expansive example, for thee.

Pastor Rich Wagner

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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost -- June 16, 2024

Worship:                           9:30 am

   

Scripture Readings

New Testament                 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
Gospel                             Mark 4:26-34

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

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